About Me


Since 2010, I have been mentoring students and clients through their education and career trajectory. I mentor in a way that utilizes both heads and hearts.

I first learned about coaching and mentoring when I hit a roadblock in my own life and was struggling to move past it. The techniques I developed were so successful that friends and family began asking me for help with their own challenges. This motivated me to turn my newfound passion into a social business. If you have any questions about my methods or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact me.



I bring an intuitive and empathetic engagement to the mentoring process. While I might gently offer tough guidance, such as the need to learn a new skill set (like the way I had to when I turned to edit this website!), I also use humor to engender a relaxed atmosphere so we can embrace the possibilities for finding innovative solutions to addressing the challenging situations you might find in your day.


By listening closely, with compassion, I offer my supportive, analytical, and professional take on how you might consider building a path toward achieving what is important to you while attending to what is possible in this economy. 


Drawing from my experiences being supported by mentors over the course of my career, mentoring has become a natural process for me.


Mentoring has been one of the most enriching experiences of my professional life. Through the dynamic process of mentoring—both in receiving guidance and in assisting others—my perspective and experience of being in the world has shifted.


Personally, I love seeing the joy in a mentee when we consult together on a goal they have, and they see clearly how to adjust their efforts toward a path that is genuinely right for them at a particular moment in their life.




A bit more about my educational background:

As an educator, researcher, writer, musician, composer, ethnomusicologist, artistic director, curator, and public speaker, I have welcomed the privilege to hold roles in national public institutions and private American liberal arts colleges—both in academia and the arts.


As a Commonwealth Scholar, and recipient of a Trudeau Fellowship, I have served as a professor for nine years in both R1 research universities and liberal arts colleges in the USA and Canada. I have mentored graduate students and undergraduates, as well as mid-life career professionals. I have also mentored high school students (together with their parents) through the process of applying to universities and for scholarship opportunities.


Back during high school, I often thought about my career path. I was excited about a career composing music, but I also felt a call to service, where I could help people reach their full potential. I felt anxious about my future because I did not know "which profession" would allow me to do both. Finally, I found a way to put these two together, with



Finding Balance

Let's engage in the process of charting a path to your goals

while finding a balance to your life and career. 



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