I discovered the power of the journal in my teens when a friend gave me a copy of The New Diary by Tristine Ranier. I have kept a journal – with varying levels of commitment – ever since.
I spent a lot of years shoehorning myself into highly technical jobs – engineering project manager, database administrator, website designer, software trainer, etc. During a medical leave from work, I had the epiphany that I don’t want to build things, I want to build people. This led me to become a life coach, and in the process rekindled my love of journaling with intention.
The techniques that I teach my clients are in many cases techniques that I have used in my own journal to help me overcome self-confidence issues and to accomplish big goals. I strongly believe that anyone can learn to use a journal to make changes and live a truly joyful life. The more I learn, the stronger this belief becomes. For the spiritual aspect, these techniques work within any religious system. I do not encourage any specific faith over another.
I love to work one-on-one or in small groups. I offer Journal to the Self workshops, journal mastermind groups, and one-on-one coaching. I can also bring my services to your organization, and I’m happy to discuss ways to customize my services to your needs.
Associate Certified Coach, ICF
Journal to the Self Certified Instructor, TWI
Student Certified Journal Facilitator, TWI