"People heal from their pain when they have an authentic connection with another human being.
I spent over a decade in tech startups, and at all levels I found myself mentoring around culture and communication issues more than any other aspect of work. As a result, I built a toolkit for disseminating empathy and dismantling domination culture.
I’ve helped individuals and teams unpack the habits that are holding them back from achieving their goals and finding the collaboration they need. In 2018, I earned an MA in Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change from Pepperdine University, I have been a student of Nonviolent Communication since 2014, and I hold a coaching certificate in Polyvagal Therapeutic Principles
My work examines the interrelated influence of power, social structure and personal paradigms on our human need to feel authentic and connected.
I'm a queer, cis, femme living in Napa Valley, CA. I write essays about food and culture in a monthly newsletter called Emotional Eating and never go a day without chocolate. I cook, hike, ride horses, and look for belly laughs wherever I can. Currently striving to be a 'yes' person and looking forward to my second harvest and crush here in Napa.
TEAMS & ORGANIZATIONS
Cultural Change & DEI Coaching
COUPLES & INDIVIDUALS
Queer & Trans-Affirming Approach
Anti-Racist & Decolonizing Perspective
Consideration for Social Determinants
Trauma-Informed & Somatic Experiencing
"I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong."
Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Reach out to see if we're a great fit. Sometimes I even answer the phone like it's the '90's!
If we're not a match, I'll recommend someone who may be, and probably at least one good book.
You've got nothing to lose besides frustration.
I see clients in person in Berkeley, and Napa Valley, and can see clients online from any state or country. I generally take 24 hours or less to return calls and emails Tuesday - Friday from 10 am- 7pm.
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592 School Street #142
Napa, CA 95549