A look back at my journey...
1996 ~ Stanford Law
I graduated from Tufts University in 1993, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in psychology. I decided to go to law school because I knew I wasn’t ready to retire from studenthood and I wanted to sharpen my analytical skills. I loved the intellectual rigor of law school and was chomping at the bit to get out into the real world and start practicing law.
After graduating with honors from law school, I jumped into big law and quickly found an interest in employment law. I practiced for nearly a decade in San Francisco CA, Cleveland OH, and Boston MA. The skills I learned as a defense lawyer were critical to what came next for me – HR consulting.
2004 ~ Entrepreneurship
I started my own human resources consulting business in 2004. I worked with employers all over the United States to create and maintain positive and legally compliant workplaces. I developed an expertise in workplace investigations and was one of three workplace investigators in the country invited to present to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the topic of sexual harassment. I also became a sought after speaker at HR and employment law gatherings.
Yoga teaching, training, and authorship
As my HR business was growing, I developed an abiding interest in yoga and meditation and became a teacher. I spent time not only teaching yoga, but leading retreats and teaching students to become teachers. I also wrote a book on yoga philosophy in 2017.
Blue Tree Coaching
I became interested in life and business coaching in 2018, as it seemed to be a perfect blend of my legal, entrepreneurial, and yoga experience and expertise. I became certified through the Institute for Life Coaching, The Life Coach School, and also obtained an Advanced Certification in Coaching Mastery.
I named my coaching business Blue Tree because I believe we have to get rooted, grounded and steady – like a tree – so that we can elevate and rise and grow – like the clear blue sky.
DRINK OF CHOICE:
Night: dirty martini