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About Me

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I’M A LOVER OF LIFE AND A GLASS IS HALF FULL PERSON!

I love to laugh and sprinkle around positivity as often as possible. I’m an extrovert and get energy from being around people, whether they are strangers or friends. And I'm a big hugger! 🤗

One of my most important and favorite roles is that of mom. I have two incredible, grown daughters who I’ve been lucky enough to parent, two wonderful sons-in-law, and four precious grandchildren, with a 5th on the way (due in May 2019).
 
I’m also blessed to be married to my soul mate, who shares my love of life & laughter. I married him at age 50 but met him when I was 18! (That's a whole other story!!!) We have one child left at home: a sweet Chihuahua who does a great job protecting us from the animals on tv.
 
I’m an avid sports fan who, during football season, plans weekends around UVA and Redskins football. (Good thing I focus on the positive because my teams tend to struggle!)
 
I’m also a big fan of “March Madness" (Go UVA!!!) and let me not forget World Cup soccer AND the Olympics! I think it’s something about the Star Spangled Banner playing... And the fact that these players have reached the pinnacle of success for all of their hard work.
 
The good news: my husband shares my sports obsession!!! 
 
Another factoid: I’m a big fan of competition reality tv shows like The Voice, American Idol, Survivor, the Amazing Race, and So You Think You Can Dance, although I’ve never voted for any contestants. Truth be told - I can't carry a tune & I have two left feet, but I love music and secretly wish I had the talent to compete at that level. Maybe in my next life!!!

The majority of my professional career (30+ years) has been working at really cool technology companies, leading large project teams. I spent an amazing 13 years at AOL where my hard work elevated me to the ranks of Vice President.

At age 55, a personal transformation led me to a new opportunity where I saw exciting possibility. I began training as a coach, which, as I like to put it, “lit my soul on fire!” 

Kind of crazy to think that something I love so much happened so late in life, but I’m here as your best example that it’s never too late to find work that makes your heart happy.

I love inspiring other middle-aged women to find passion & purpose so they too are lit up inside… so much so that I created an online course & coaching program called “Make the Rest Your Best.” With this program, I help empty nesters, who are searching for more fulfillment in life, figure out what’s next and then create a plan to make that dream a reality.

I created this program because I wish I had found someone to help me navigate more quickly to my place of passion. But I believe I walked that journey so I could be where I am today helping others.

Last but not least, I live in the beautiful state of Virginia, the best place in the country to experience all four seasons. Just when you are sick of one, another is right around the corner.

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