Before practicing as a coach, I received an MBA in Healthcare Accounting and Marketing and an MS in Communication Disorders. Subsequently, I completed Basic, Family, and Advanced training through the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). I hold a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), an Advanced Certification Coach Graduate (ACCG) designation from ADDCA, and PCAC certification from the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC).
Some facts about me:
I was born in Brussels, Belgium
I live with my husband, my two daughters adopted from Russia, and the one who always ignores me—my 130+ lb Great Pyrenees
My top 5 favorite foods are Liège Belgian waffles, crêpes with dark brown sugar, Hungarian chicken paprikash, paneer makhani, and artisanal cheeses—the stinkier, the better
I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult
I'm perfectly imperfect
"How can I move forward and thrive with ADHD?" That question served as a launching point for deep introspection, exploration, learning, and effortful work. My own personal journey eventually led me to partner with others and guide them on their own transformational quest.
Identifying and applying character strengths—the positive traits that are core to our personal identity, being, and behavior—proved fundamental in my journey. During the pandemic, I committed to expressing at least one or two top "signature" character strengths per day. I engaged in activities that were a natural expression of what I did well.
I embraced and expressed various mental constructs of multiple "selves":
my ideal self (the person I aspired to be in the future)
my best self (who I am at my personal best in the present moment)
my authentic self (all of me—me at my best and my worst)
my possible selves (the concepts residing in my mind about the various pathways I could take in life)
I let go of the ought self (whom I think I "should" be according to the external expectations of others)—which had been holding me back.
What resulted was a game-changer. Through the expression of my character strengths, I felt energized—and experienced greater flow in my life. I deepened my relationships and connections with others. I developed more resilience, overcoming obstacles and challenges with greater ease. I felt happier, less stressed, and more optimistic, hopeful, productive, and accomplished. By aligning my behaviors with certain multiple selves constructs, I could reshape and enhance my quality of life.
I believe in our human potential to flourish, and it's become a goal of mine to help others discover and open their personal doorway to an engaged, meaningful, and positive life that meets their highest aspirations and is full of possibility.
I'm passionate about helping my clients discover skills, gain insights, leverage strengths, overcome obstacles and executive function challenges, and take actionable steps to achieve greater levels of happiness and success!
Coaching Approach | My Clients
Using a framework based on the science of positive psychology, and integrating evidence-based principles from CBT and ACT, I partner with professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, and adults ranging in age from 18 to 70+—many of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD.
I particularly enjoy working with people who are
open to exploration, experimentation, and new experiences
willing to take small action steps and reflect on their experiences to gain momentum toward whom they want to be and what they want in life
have a good sense of humor
I'm a strong proponent of a multimodal approach (i.e., utilizing strategies and tools that work together to target multiple and interrelated aspects of development: cognitive, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional) to promote wellbeing and optimize functioning. I draw on a whole person and strength-based approach to more effectively support my clients.
It is only possible to leverage your strengths if you know your strengths. So, what are your top character strengths, and how can you use them to your advantage? If you're interested in learning more, click the button below and send me a message.
"He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened."
— Lao Tzu —
My Top Character Strengths:
Love of Learning
Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence
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Coaching helps you sail toward your desired destination and enjoy the journey along the way.
Adult ADHD & Executive Function Coaching
Positive Psychology Coaching
(for ACC or PCC)