“How in the world did I end up here?”
Have you ever looked back on your life, paused and asked yourself that very question? The joys, sorrows, achievements, failures, twists and turns….this life—what a ride! The journey I’ve been on has sculpted me in a way that makes me feel beyond grateful for it all. For my first forty years on this planet, the name of the game for me was “achievement”. Having been a competitive athlete, NCAA college hockey player/coach and a corporate sales guy, this was the lay of the land for me. Score the goal, win the game, meet the sales numbers and all was grand. My high achieving mandate had served me well in so many ways. It taught me the value of discipline and hard work. I became more resilient in the face of challenges. Setting and attaining lofty goals helped me build self-confidence and feel a sense of stability from within.
SOMETHING HAD TO CHANGE
That way of being had served me so well, until goals were set and not met. My inner critic had been running amok, continually judging and belittling me for so many years, and without even fully realizing it my mental health went into decline. Depression and anxiety eventually showed up at my doorstep and this is when my life took a significant turn. I set a new course towards being well in my body, mind and spirit through the daily practices of yoga and mindfulness. These practices have transformed my life in a way that’s really hard to put into words. Unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors have been shifted. A kinder relationship with myself has been established. Intention, awareness and intuition inform most all of my decisions. Being more present in my life has allowed me to quell the inner critic, go with the flow and be the best I can be in all areas of my life.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
My mission since starting my coaching practice is to lead my clients on a path to greater happiness, peace and well-being in mind, body and spirit through the practice of mindfulness. I strive to help individuals and groups in the corporate and athletic setting tap into the performance potential of using mindfulness practices in the area of resilience, focus and flow. We have this one precious life to live and I want to do everything in my power to help people reach their full potential, personally and professionally, and live with greater passion and vitality.
- Modo Yoga Instructor RYT 500
- Associate Coach certification – Integral Coaching Canada
- Health and Wellness Coach certification – Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Meditation facilitator certification – Naturality Meditation Hamilton
- Applied Mindfulness Meditation certification – University of Toronto
- Certified Mindfulness Coach (mPEAK) – University of California San Diego
- 4 year NCAA Division I hockey player University of New Hampshire
- 8 year NCAA Division I & III Assistant Hockey Coach
- 8 years of Corporate Sales with Pfizer Canada