After practicing law at a large firm in Chicago, I left to become a professional coach, as well as a legal recruiter. Now, I enjoy being a sounding board for my clients, helping them navigate through the roadblocks holding them back so they can create the lives they want.
From moving through mindset blocks, to navigating decisions and changes or re-designing your lifestyle and workflow so you can establish and work toward your goals more effectively, my coaching is designed to help others get the clarity, perspective, and support they need to move forward confidently.
In addition to my coaching practice, I am also a Senior Recruiter at EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search, where I place attorneys with law firms and companies. Based in Chicago, Illinois, I coach virtually via phone or video conference. In my free time, I enjoy quality time with family and friends, cooking, painting with watercolors, writing, reading, and staying active!
I believe we are able to be more effective, fulfilled, and have sustainable success when we are taking action from a place of clarity and purpose and living vibrant, authentic lives that are true to us. True productivity comes from having a clear and focused mind. Deeper levels of fulfillment come from being sure of who you are and what matters to you most and then designing your life and career around those values. From that place, you're able to move forward confidently and intentionally in pursuit of your dreams.
After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in political science and minor in communications, and earning my J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law, I joined the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP as a litigation associate. I later left to pursue coaching and professional development, as well as legal recruiting.
Along the way, I realized that as much as I enjoy strategic thinking and problem-solving as a lawyer, I enjoy it even more working with people to improve some aspect of their lives and/or careers. I'm passionate about personal growth, professional development, and coaching and I love learning, growing, and guiding others through challenges and growth opportunities.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to team up with incredible clients and serve as a catalyst for positive growth and change, guiding others through mindset shifts, helping them expand their perspective and see things differently, so they can ultimately become more effective, positive, self-assured, fulfilled, and successful.
I support my clients in figuring out ways to get more of what matters most done and create more balance, ease, and flow, so they can make more of an impact and be less overwhelmed.
It's true, you could keep straining and striving, being overwhelmed and ending another day unsatisfied... hoping tomorrow you'll somehow "get more done" and things will flow more smoothly or you'll feel more fulfilled. OR... you could team up with me and we can figure it out now - together.
What lights me up most? Empowering people to be more effective and efficient, to confidently pursue their dreams and goals, and to build a fulfilling and nourishing life that allows them to show up at their best - an authentic, joyful life. A life on their terms in alignment with their vision, values, priorities, and desires. It's such a joy and an honor to get to serve my clients in this way and to get to see the insights, self-discovery, and transformations they experience!
I love spending some time each day writing in my journal. Journaling helps us process our thoughts and feelings and connect with our inner wisdom. It can also be fun to look back and see how far we've come (though journals don't have to be kept). If keeping them causes you to hesitate while writing, tear up the pages and throw them out. It's the process that matters.
I love the morning ritual of brewing and sipping on a hot cup of coffee! I prefer my coffee dark and robust. Whether it's pour over at home or meeting up with a friend for a latte at a local coffee shop, coffee is one of those little things in life I savor.
After growing up and attending college and law school in a small Midwestern town, I made the move to Chicago. The windy city may feel like home these days, but I still enjoy exploring all that it has to offer. From the different neighborhoods and restaurants, to the riverwalk and Lake Michigan, there's always something fun to do! I love that Chicago is a big city, but still infused with down-to-earth, Midwestern character.
Exercise is one of the habits I've had to cultivate with intention and is now a non-negotiable part of my routine. I started by signing up for strength training with a personal trainer. Now, I enjoy a variety of activities. Some of my favorites are walking, yoga, roller skiing, cross country skiing, and kettle bells.
I love decorating my home and making it a cozy, warm, inspiring, and relaxing space. I believe our homes and physical surroundings deeply impact our energy and vibration. I love to brighten up my space with things like candles, flowers, paintings, blankets, pillows, textures, and photos.
Most days you can find me in the kitchen cooking a delicious, plant-based meal. My love for cooking comes from my mom. Watching her cook in our kitchen growing up inspired me to experiment and develop my own cooking skills. I rarely follow a recipe (I'm more of a "toss a little of this and that" kind of cook). My mom taught me to play and experiment in the kitchen and that there are no "mistakes," only opportunities to learn and tweak for next time. A great lesson for life!
To be a catalyst for powerful insights and positive growth and change in others. To guide you in connecting with your inner wisdom and tapping into more of your potential, so you can live your best life.
I provide one-on-one coaching with a holistic perspective that recognizes that all aspects of our personal and professional lives are interrelated. In my coaching, I dive deep with you to help you discover what's overwhelming or blocking you and we sort through the details together. I guide and support you in getting the clarity you desire, shifting limiting beliefs holding you back, and helping you to empower your mindset. We can talk through decisions, brainstorm ideas, and explore how to make positive changes in your life and career.