“How in the world did I end up here?”
Have you ever looked back on your life, paused and said to yourself “how in the world did I end up here?” The joys, sorrows, achievements, failures, twists and turns….this life, what a ride! The journey I’ve been on to date has sculpted me in a way that makes me feel beyond grateful for it all. For the first forty plus years on this planet the name of the game for me was achievement. Having been a competitive athlete, NCAA college hockey player/coach and a corporate sales guy, this was the lay of the land for me. Score the goal, win the game, meet the sales numbers and all was grand. My high achieving ways had served me well in so many ways. It taught me the value of discipline and hard work. I became more resilient in the face of challenges. Setting and attaining lofty goals helped me build self-confidence and feel a sense of stability from within. All amazing stuff right?!
It truly was, until goals were set and not met. My inner critic had been running amok and denigrating me for so many years, without me fully realizing it. Depression and anxiety eventually showed up at my doorstep and this is when my life took a significant turn. I set a new course towards being well in my body, mind and spirit through the daily practices of yoga and mindfulness. These practices have transformed my life in a way that’s really hard to put into words. Unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors have been shifted. A kinder relationship with myself has been established. Intention, awareness and intuition inform most all of my decisions. Being more present in my life has allowed me to quell the inner critic, get in flow and be the best I can be in all areas of my life.
My passion and mission since starting my coaching practice in 2015 is to help the clients I work with to create greater happiness, peace and well-being in mind, body and spirit through the practice of mindfulness. Also to help individuals and groups in the corporate and athletic setting tap into the immense performance potential mindfulness practice produces in the area of resilience, focus and flow. We have this one precious life to live and I want to do everything in my power to help people live fully, reach their full potential personally and professionally and live with greater joy, passion and vitality.
- Modo Yoga Instructor RYT 500
- Associate Coach certification – Integral Coaching Canada
- Health and Wellness Coach certification – Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Meditation facilitator certification – Naturality Meditation Hamilton
- Applied Mindfulness Meditation certification – University of Toronto
- Certified Mindfulness Coach (mPEAK) – University of California San Diego
- 4 year NCAA Division I hockey player University of New Hampshire
- 8 year NCAA Division I & III Assistant Hockey Coach
- 8 years of Corporate Sales with Pfizer Canada