My previous versions of success ultimately led to the qualification from which I draw the most wisdom – a Ph.D. in Burnout.
These conventional credentials of success 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 experiences as a high-achieving, overextended, and sleep-deprived employee within the rungs of fashion and publishing drove me to reprioritize my energy and revise my definition of success. I now apply the lessons from my 20 years as a serial entrepreneur and the same best practices and tools that have increased wellbeing in my own life to support the social, emotional, and spiritual growth and restoration of fellow heart-driven leaders.
My work is rooted in neuroscience, compassion-based interventions, and Duke Integrative Medicine’s scientific and evidence-based model. As a National Board Certified Health & Wellness coach and inter-spiritual chaplain (with particular training in Mahāyāna Buddhism) I offer a non-analytic, non-coercive, and nonjudgmental presence to support a sense of purpose, meaning-making, and perspective in people’s lives and cultivate resilience in mind, body, and spirit.
These educational opportunities utilize principles from positive psychology, neuropsychology, compassion-based research, and the Fajardo Method of Holistic Biomechanics. All NBHWC courses enhance coach presence and improve behavioral change outcomes while ensuring coaches’ ability to remain board-certified.