As a former consultant and project manager with an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, I am highly skilled at helping my clients take action. However, I also know through personal experience, how too much left-brain focus can disconnect you from your body, spirit, and purpose in life.

Beginning in 2003, I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners as a health coach. After using this new knowledge to heal my own chronic systemic illness, I realized the critical importance of helping others live whole, healthy, spiritually connected lives. I left my consulting position at Hewitt Associates to start a health coaching practice.

I take a gentle and clear approach to helping people change their behaviors and manifest their life’s goals. I firmly believe people are healthiest when their dreams and passions are reflected in their food, their relationships and how they spend their time. As a health coach, I act as a personal advocate for living with energy and passion. Through deep listening, encouragement, and educational support, I help my clients envision what they want in life, set priorities and make healthy choices to realize their vision. I teach them to take small positive steps, identify and eliminate negative thought patterns, and celebrate every success.

With whom do I work? My clients share three common desires: to prioritize self-care, eliminate negative behavior patterns, and slow down! My clients tend to be business leaders and decision-makers, health practitioners and/or parents.

In my spare time, I serve on the Adjunct Faculty at The Won Institute, where I teach Oriental Nutritional Therapy to acupuncture students. I am also excited to be pursuing my yoga certification. I am active in the Junior League of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth.

I am 35 and live in Philadelphia with my husband Matt, our delightful baby Ian (born September 2006) and our chocolate lab Zoë. Some of the more unusual things about me are: I grew up in Iowa, worked in the international development field prior to attending graduate school in China (where I lived for nearly 3 years), became fluent in Mandarin Chinese in my 20s, and took an amazing honeymoon trip to Tanzania. I love reading, cooking, walking in the woods, spending time with friends and family, and watching funny movies or brainless action flicks!