It’s never too late to discover your authentic self.
I already had a successful and rewarding career when my youthful, spontaneous, unaffected self
inspired me to take a new direction.
I had spent years working in the Justice System. For someone like me--passionate, compassionate,
energetic, and committed to helping people thrive--it seemed like a good fit. And it was a good
But it wasn’t the perfect fit. Deep down, I knew I had something more to offer.
It was only when I started a family and took a leave of absence that I gave myself the space to
ask, “Where do I want to go from here?” To find the answer, I had to look at the strength in my
As a little girl, my nickname (one of many) was “Smiley.” I was optimistic, happy-go-lucky, and
totally irrepressible. Although I had two older brothers, I was always the brave one who would
do it first. Once, my mother told my brother and I that if we didn’t behave in a restaurant, the
cook would throw us in a soup pot. After thinking it over, I marched into the restaurant kitchen
and asked the cook if that’s what he was going to do and then marched right back out with my
hands on my hips to tell my mom that he actually wasn’t going to do it.
I was curious and I didn’t see the sense in living in fear. Life was exciting and exploring it
felt exhilarating. Even at that very young age, I honoured honesty and had a thirst for truth.
I realized that somewhere along the way, I had lost track of what truly inspired me--the essence
of who I was. The joyfulness. The curiosity. The courage.
Reconnecting with my intuitive self led me to a new career as a coach. Coaching empowered me to
use everything I had learned working in the justice system and approach it in a more positive
light. And with that, everything fell into place. I am now more engaged. More energetic. More
purposeful and effective than I had ever been before. Best of all, it feels natural, real,
balanced, and as if I was born to coach. I recaptured the spirit that was within me all along,
waiting to be set free.
Now I am thrilled to be working with people and organizations to help them find new strength,
energy, and focus by reconnecting to authenticity and rediscovering their values. To learn more
about my approach and see whether it’s right for you, I invite you to sign up for a complimentary
half-hour True Fit Assessment.
I bring over 10 years of leadership experience within the justice system, where I gained an
understanding of the importance of positive psychology in addressing significant challenges.
I earned my Integrative Health Coach training through Mount Royal University and am patiently
waiting to finish my practicum from March through June of 2016.
My training meets the rigorous standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the most
recognized and respected regulating body worldwide. PURSUIT upholds the strict code of ethics,
standards and core competencies of the ICF in every client engagement.
I am also a member of the Pan-North Professional Coaches Group and am proud to be working with
my own ICF certified Professional Mentor Coach.
More about me:
I was born in Alberta but now consider myself a Yukoner having moved here at a young age and
made it my home.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Applied Justice and an Associates Degree in Criminology
I played Volleyball for Mount Royal University
I’m a lifelong athlete and a Certified Tae-Bo Fitness Instructor
I wear many hats—mother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister, career woman and friend—and it’s a
tough but rewarding balancing act.
My health is extremely important to me because it helps me wear all of those hats.
My family is my life—don’t mess with it!
I wear my heart on my sleeve but I value honesty and respect.
I love coffee and dessert but I try to eat clean as much as possible - I am human!