I worked as a nursing leader for 30 years in the field of dementia and end-of-life care. I received my Bachelor’s in Nursing degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Calgary. (If you’re curious about the mystical experience that planted the seed of my calling in me you can read about it HERE).
After leaving nursing, I became Certified as a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor through the McLean Meditation Institute™. I teach an approach to meditation that considers the body-mind-heart-spirit but isn’t aligned with any particular religious or spiritual tradition.
I’m a Certified Associate Integral Coach™ through Integral Coaching Canada Inc. and currently work as a Transformational Coach. This means I know how to create coaching programs for folks who want to experience lasting and meaningful change.
I LOVE learning and am currently studying the Enneagram- an ancient personality typing system that increases a person’s awareness about their own unique path.
In my spare time, I love mountain biking, running, cross-country skiing, being inspired by my 3 little grandchildren, painting, hanging out with my family and friends and adventures to try new things.
I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with my husband, Mark and Goldendoodle, Molly.
In case you’re wondering about my formal training and certifications:
1984 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Alberta
1993 Master’s of Nursing, University of Calgary
2013 Spiritual Path, Centers For Spiritual Living (CFSL)
2013 Nature of Effective Prayer, CFSL
2014 Building a Healing Consciousness, CFSL
2014 Principles of Successful Living, CFSL
2014 Emerson’s Essays, CFSL
2014 Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, McLean Meditation Institute
2014 The Power of Mindfulness with Jack Kornfield, nicabm
2015 Practical Mysticism, CFSL
2017 Co-active Communication, Mindfulness Coaching School
2018 Deep Coaching Intensive, Center for Transformational Coaching
2019 Usui/Holy Fire 11 Reiki
2020 Integral Associate Coach™, Integral Coaching Canada Inc.
2020 Integral Coaching & the Enneagram: Soul-Building & Contribution, Russ Hudson and James Flaherty
2020 Own The Shadow of Your Enneagram Personality Type, Beatrice Chestnut
2021 Developing Powerful Enneagram Skills, Chestnut Paes Enneagram Academy
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