Training and Experience

I have completed extensive training in each area of my practice:

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Walk on Beach

My coaching training was provided by the Coaches Training Institute (, the most respected coach training program in the world. I hold their highest designation — Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC), which required successful completion of their basic and advanced training programs and passing a written exam as well as an oral coaching exam before a panel of master coaches.

I have also completed the Certification Program in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Classes offered by the Center for Right Relationship ( This program teaches a groundbreaking approach to removing obstacles that prevent relationships of all sizes (pairs through large groups) and kinds (personal and business) from achieving their fullest potential. I am one of the first 50 coaches in the US (112 worldwide) to be certified in the use of these powerful tools.

More recently, I graduated from an intensive one year training program in Body Centered Coaching (, a methodology and set of tools based on a combination of Hakomi therapy and co-active coaching.  I am one of 13 coaches worldwide who are certified to use these tools with clients and one of 7 coaches licensed to teach them to coaches and other helping professionals.

HCH Institute ( was the source of my hypnotherapy training. One of the oldest hypnotherapy schools in the country, it embodies my beliefs about hypnotherapy as an empowering approach to personal development, spiritual growth, and self-healing. Following my graduation from their training program, I performed 100 hours of supervised hypnotherapy work with clients in their clinic, earning the designation of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHT).


ICF Professional Certified Coach


I hold the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) designation from the International Coach Federation.  In addition to recommendations from master coaches that are familiar with my work, this requires that I complete continuing education in approved coaching programs.