My previous versions of success ultimately led to the qualification from which I draw the most wisdom – a Ph.D. in Burnout.
My credentials include launching one of the very first e-commerce portals, opening a groundbreaking exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum, and burning the midnight oil for The Devil That Wears Prada.
My experience of being an overextended, high-achieving, and sleep-deprived startup founder combined with the wisdom I gleaned from a devastating health crisis, tumultuous divorce, and the death of a sibling – all within a year – drove me to reprioritize my energy and revise my definition of success.
I now apply my corporate experience within the rungs of fashion and publishing, lessons from my 20 years as a heart-driven serial entrepreneur, and the same best practices and tools that have increased wellbeing in my own life to assist others in navigating their own path.
My work is rooted in neuroscience, compassion-based interventions and Gestalt methodology to support physical, emotional & spiritual health. As an inter-faith chaplain (with particular training in Mahāyāna Buddhism) and National Board Certified Health & Wellness coach, I use cognitive inquiry, mindful awareness, and somatic exploration as tools in both individual and group work.