Background

Education + Experience

My love for this line of work started in college, when I held a variety of student leadership positions that involved assisting people in various ways and supporting them in reaching desired outcomes.

As a Peer Counselor, Peer Minister, Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, Sorority President and Sorority Recruitment Counselor – I gained extensive training in the areas of listening, communication, problem-solving and directing others to appropriate resources/referrals.

If I could go back in time and coach College Wendy, I think I would let her know these were all signs, directions, The Universe, saying GO THIS WAY!

And yet, it wasn’t until August of 2007, after careers in Higher Education and Corporate America, that I decided that it was time to heed the call and allow myself to do more of what I love, more of the time.

Now, nearly a decade later, doing what I love nearly all of the time is my standard.

In case you like details or wish to assess commonalities:

Formal Education:

  • Master of Arts Degree – Educational Leadership & Policies Studies
    California State University, Northridge (conferred with distinction)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – Liberal Studies
    California State University, Northridge
  • Minor in Small Business (3 units shy of completion)
    Center for the Advancement of Small Business, Arizona State University

Personal & Professional Development

PAX Programs, Transforming the way men and women relate to themselves and one another | February 2006 – present, 700+ hours | Completed: Understanding  Men 101; The Queen’s Code; The Queen’s Code for Life; The Queen’s Code for Relationships; The Queen’s Code for Sex; The Queen’s Code Challenge – Understanding Women; Extreme Queen; Heroes & Horses; Dance of Partnership; Core Partnership; PAX Mastery & Leadership Program; The Event Leader Program (Current Candidate) and the PAX World Tours 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.  I currently lead Making Sense of Men events, PAX’s free introductions to the above curriculum.

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Golden Bridge Spiritual Center + Nine Treasures Yoga | December 2006 – present, 1500+ hours | Completed: Life Styles & Life Cycles, Level Two Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training | July 2009, 150+ hours | One week intensive + at home study program addressing the soul’s purpose throughout each stage of life and the habits and patterns that support that purpose.  Using the Power of Mantra to Manifest Your Dreams | November/December 2011, 15+ hours | Five-week series exploring the mystery and power behind Mantras available for: Prospering in Relationships & Healing, Prospering in Wealth & Money, Prosperity & Success, Receiving from the Unknown and Protection From The Highest.  Nearly a decade of weekly participation in Tej Kaur Khalsa’s Deeply Meditate & Relax class.

Landmark Education, Transforming what is possible in people’s lives | March 2000 – present, 150+ hours | Completed: Landmark Forum, Forum in Action and Advanced Course + several 10 week seminars and special graduate events.

Christopher Howard Training, The Next Generation in Achievement™ | June 2008, 100+ hours | Certified Master Results Coach and Certified Performance Consultant | Two-weeks of intensive training on the skills modeled from masters of accelerated human transformation to empower others to break through obstacles to success and achieve desired results.

Academy for Coaching Excellence – Becoming a Spiritual Coach | March 2006, 10 continuing education credits | A two day seminar for Ministers and Leaders that provides Principles and Practices that Empower Individuals, Organizations, and Communities to Succeed with Clarity, Focus, Ease, and Grace.

Dr. Martha Beck & Your North Star Life Coach Training | July 2004, 50+ hours | Certified North Star™ Life Coach | Certified North Star Life Coaches support and challenge others who seek a deeper meaning in life, and a greater sense of fulfillment.

Jack Canfield Seminars – Facilitation Skills Seminar | July 1997, 75+ hours | Weeklong Intensive focused on Mastering Tools Needed to Improve People’s Lives through Self Esteem Training