I’m a certified Skills for Change Life Coach who runs groups and sees individuals, couples, and families privately. I also do mediation work for small organizations. I hold an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management and have run small businesses myself in the retail, financial, and creative sectors since 1978.

Who knew writing poems would be good preparation for life coaching? But it is. Poets look closely at the world. We turn things to see them from unusual angles. We simplify, pulling apart strands of meaning to get to the core. It’s wonderful training for examining a life.

I help people become more deeply and truly themselves. Whether it’s connecting with a creative dream, paring away layers of trauma history, or coping with life’s unexpected curve balls, I offer support for figuring out and implementing compassionate and lasting change. We can work on projects as straightforward as cleaning your garage or as complex as deciding to, or not to, divorce your partner.

Change is scary for many of us, yet it truly is, as the Buddhists say, the only
constant. The better we get at facing and shifting with it, the more we free our
minds and hearts 
for other things, like fun, love, and saving the world.

I work on the phone and in person: sitting, standing, walking, and sometimes swimming.

  • Schedule a complimentary twenty-minute phone interview to determine whether I can help you accomplish your goals by contacting me at or 530-265-8751.

  • I periodically teach a six-session class for women over 40 called Moving Into Wisdom, that gives you tools for navigating a more self-directed life. The upcoming session meets on Tuesdays from 5 to 7. It begins February 6th and runs through March 13th. If you’re interested, send a message to