I see life in terms of editing symbols, but my gift is the ability to hear editing. A former award-winning journalist and national radio producer, I use my innate ability to listen to my clients’ words for clues. I am an intuitive, and non-verbal cues speak to me. It is the basis of my newest chapter, where I use proprietary writing models and editing symbols to up-level lives and rework small businesses.
I believe each decade of life brings opportunity, as I transitioned from a creative field into the business world. Excelling as owner of Proactive Capital, a mortgage brokerage, when only 20% were operated by women, was trailblazing. Then, add a banking crash, pay inequality, lack of female mentors and child rearing. Life becomes a master class in time management, coping skills, and organizational super-powers.
My next chapter was to join a Long Island real estate company with 19 locations and 700 agents. Three years later I was promoted to Branch Manager, increasing the office to nearly 50 people. A certified negotiation and relocation specialist, I taught companywide training, have been a roundtable presenter and traveled to LeadingRE international conferences for education in global real estate.
It was while in this leadership position that agents would sit at my desk and talk candidly about work-life balance, health challenges and a myriad of self-limiting behaviors that hindered their happiness and income.
I have now stacked my journalism and business skills with a diploma in coaching from New York University (NYU), and begun my practice. I am also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), seeking higher credentialing.
I am currently working with small businesses to redesign internal structure, identify breakdowns in their operating procedures, while coaching owners and managers to become better leaders. I also work with individuals seeking career change, lifestyle updates and personal editing in a compassionate, thought provoking and transformational space.