Who I Am

I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), trained and certified by the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California, as well as a Senior Certified ADHD Coach (SCAC), certified by the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching (IAAC), the first organization dedicated to credentialing ADHD coaches.

My career has included an extensive background in education, including many years as a high school classroom teacher, then as a learning skills and strategies instructor, academic advisor, and ADHD coach at the Duke University Academic Resource Center. I have offered coaching services privately since 2006.

My home is in Durham, NC, where I  am part of a multigenerational household that currently includes a daughter, son-in-law, three grandsons, and an uneasy blend of pets.  I am a publishing poet, swimmer, and lover of diverse music. As MS put my late husband on wheels, I have a lively interest in the issue of universal accessibility. And I am very much at home in a family given to dark humor, where the coffee table books are John Callahan, Gary Trudeau, and The Far Side, and the calendar on the kitchen wall comes from Despair.com.