Associate Certified Coach | Board Certified Coach

After over a decade as a school psychologist, I am glad to have found my passion as a Certified Coach with additional specialties in academic skill-building, leadership, and ADHD/executive functions. I have pursued this path because I know how painful it can be to feel hopeless and like you’re not in control, especially when the assignments start piling up. In graduate school, I struggled with panic attacks, sadness, and insecurity when trying to complete loads of coursework and balance the freedom and independence of this level of education. At one point, I even flunked out of that graduate program due to stress and lowered grades.

So, I took some time to get serious and nurture myself. I spent hours in research and discussion with others in order to learn appropriate study skills, organization techniques, memory strategies, and how to adopt a growth mindset. On this journey, I have also found out that I was struggling with undiagnosed ADHD and since then have been able to overcome my difficulties. The great result was that I now feel confident about learning and attempting almost anything! I also eventually became the top of my class at a different graduate program while still having fun. I never thought that I would be able to say that back then. So, it is a blessing to now be able to work one-on-one with students (to give them the type of support I needed back then) while they try to reach their potential goals.

If you are curious about if there is, “a coach near me?” I am the person for you! I coach clients all over the country via Zoom videoconference. Clients get to stay in their comfort zone as they create the life they want. I will be your partner in connection with you while you continue to grow, transform, and create solutions that work for you. You can become your own problem-solver through the help of virtual coaching! If a life success coach for students sounds like what you seek, let’s talk! If you are not a student and still want to work with me, contact me! My complimentary consultation will help you determine if your needs and my coaching style are a fit.


*Doctorate of Education degree with specializations in Special Education, Leadership, and Educational Law

*Education Specialist degree in School Psychology

*CAGS degree in Special Education

*Masters of Science degree in Family Therapy

*Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology

*Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts

*Received Graduate School level Evidence-Based Coach education (ICF PCC-level) from  Fielding Graduate University

*Received Student and ADHD/Executive Functioning Coach training from the pioneer in Student and ADHD coaching, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, via JST Coaching & Training

*Received Evidence-Based Youth Life Coach training from the rigorous, research-based Youth Coaching Institute

*Received Academic Coach training from renowned academic coach (specializing in executive functions) and creator of the Anti-Boring Coach Approach, Gretchen Wegner

*Received ADHD Parent Coach training from top author, speaker, and consultant in the field of ADHD, Cindy Goldrich, via PTS Coaching

*Received Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coach Master class training from top ADHD Coach and Psychologist, Alan Graham, via Mentor Coach

*Received training in Student, Gen-Z, & Millenial Career Coaching from a leading international provider of coach training, via the  Institute of Life Coach Training

*Received training in Career Coaching from a leader in career development, Helen Horyza, via the Career Coach Entrepreneur Academy

*Trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid

*Board Certified Coach Credential, via Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE)

*Associate Certified Coach Credential, via International Coaching Federation (ICF)

*Certified Youth Mentor Coach Credential, via Youth Coaching Institute

*Certifed Youth Leadership Coach Credential, via Youth Coaching Institute

*Certified Youth Resistance Coach Credential, via Youth Coaching Institute

*Certifed Career Discovery Coach Credential, via Youth Coaching Institute

*Certified Student Success Coach Credential, via JST Coaching & Training

*Professional ADHD (Executive Function) Coach Credential, via ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)

*Professional ADHD Parent Coach Credential, via PTS Coaching

*Licensed Anti-Boring Approach Coach Credential, via Gretchen Wegner Coach Training

*Career Coach Entrepreneur Practitioner Credential, via Helen Horyza's Career Coach Entrepreneur Academy

*Certified Memory Interventionist, via Schoolhouse Educational Services & Kids, Inc.

*Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential, via National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

*Diplomate in School Neuropsychology credential, via the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP)

*Former Psychological Services Supervisor (Lead School Psychologist equivalent)

*20 years of experience in various education, psychology-related, and leadership positions

*Received over 250 hours of ICF accredited training as a life coach

*Former Coach Training Faculty, Practicum Supervisor, & Coach at the Youth Coaching Institute

*Faculty Coach Trainer and Facilitator at JST Coaching & Training

*Member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)

*Member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)


If you want additional details about my experiences or qualifications, please get in touch through my contact page or visit my LinkedIn page.