Location: Chicago, IL
How will clients benefit with you as their coach?
Clients who work with me will achieve any number of the following.
I know that each client I work with is naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. No one is broken or needs to be fixed. I believe we each have gifts we were born with and this life is our opportunity to share our gifts and make the world a better place. Therefore, my primary focus is on building strengths and then filling in gaps. I also believe that no two people are alike so my coaching is unique to match client needs. I believe in living a life full of hope, life, passion and compassion. I believe in supporting, nurturing, and loving people. I believe in total honesty and transparency. I honestly believe the truth sets us free. These beliefs fuel my coaching philosophy.What types of people do you typically coach?
I have been coaching public health professionals for 9 years. These individuals include graduate students, emerging leaders, mid-level leaders, senior leaders, and those transitioning into some form of ‘retirement.’ I enjoy working with public health people who, I know, are driven to do good in their communities and the world.
What are 5 strengths you have as a coach?
I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a DrPH in public health/maternal and child health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
I currently work as an internal coach and faculty member with the Maternal and Child Health Program, Division of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). I am also a faculty member with the UIC DrPH in Leadership program. I have been at UIC since 2000. I also have a private coaching practice that I began in 2004. Beyond my formal education, I am a lifelong learner studying a range of programs that bring the human spirit alive. I am currently training to be a yoga teacher focused on eliminating chronic pain and helping people access their divine nature (if this is something they want in their lives). I believe eliminating chronic pain may be one of the most important public health foci areas of the future.
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