My Story

From a very young age, I found myself in the role of The Leader. I have a keen ability to assess people and situations. Whether bossing all the other kids around at summer camp or leading more positively in my adult life during my work in the judicial system, international experience in both the public and private sector, supporting endeavors on behalf of U.S. military members, or my extensive leadership expertise in the non-profit arena, I am known for bringing fearless insights to problem solving and I always execute to the goal. One of my greatest highlights was being awarded the national Meritorious Public Service Award, the third highest honor a civilian can receive, for my work on quality of life issues on behalf of members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Over the years, I began noticing that very competent people often questioned their own talent and purpose. I realized what was missing- the ability to control their inner critic while underestimating the power of their own authenticity. It was a problem I had known and was committed to helping others overcome.

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Yogi Berra said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” I did! I left my 9-5 job and founded AuthenticA Coaching & Consulting where I am living my best authentic life serving individuals, business and non-profit organizations no longer satisfied with mediocrity but are ready to reach higher and say YES to living and leading their best authentic life for themselves, their teams, and their mission.

I am a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach, Leadership Development Trainer and I would love to be the speaker for your next virtual or in-person event or conference.

I hold degrees from the University of Louisville and Florida International University. I am an avid reader and writer, enjoy creek tromping on my small Kentucky farm, have a passion for fast cars, and you will often find me on stage as part of an award-winning acting company.

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Contact me by email or book a call. I look forward to connecting with amazing, authentic you!