I grew up three blocks from Disneyland, a product of the lower middle class, with all the struggle and sacrifice that implies. Nobody ever talked to me in terms of being satisfied or being happy with enough in my world. It took me a lot of time, trouble to discover the secrets I needed to transition from being one of the struggling Type B poor to being a real life Type B success story.
Spent many years doing a variety of different creative things. Then I got hungry for more expertise, more focused skills. With the help of a executive coaching mentor, I was guided to the Coaches Training Institute, the first and best school for life coaches, where I earned my professional certification, CPCC (certified professional co-active coach).
From that strong foundation, I built a practice that includes private coaching, and created the infallible Life Purpose Discovery Method which has illuminated the lives of my clients for more than a decade. I facilitate international Mastermind groups plus in-person workshops and retreats. I'm a speaker, trainer, and adept advocate for Type B people who, like me, crave a good life. I've instigated over a dozen books to be written and published by my talented clients, encouraged many thriving creative companies to be built, and improved the trajectory of many lives.
I MC burlesque shows, been an award winning professional singer with 4 albums to my credit, and for even more fun, a belly dance teacher. I enjoy variety and adventure. Definitely NOT a conformist. My life rocks and I love showing people how their lives can rock, too.
Nowadays I live on a sweet half acre of my own parkland with a wee orchard and a couple of rescue animals to love and care for. Passionate about permaculture, I grow food and flowers and monarch butterflies. Got married to a Kiwi and moved half way across the world to beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand in 2015. Learning to play the ukelele and speak Te reo. Life is sweet!
More than anything these days, I'm all about sharing what I know so other smart, talented, goodhearted Type B entrepreneurs and professionals can break free from wasting their precious lives trying to succeed on ill fitting Type A terms and learn to truly thrive.
Gorgeous photography by Anne Mary Schaefer of PawPawrazzi Pet Photography, a talented Type B who got her start in human portrait studios but is now living the Type B entrepreneurial dream in her cottage by the sea off the Lost Coast of Northern California. I was honored to instigate and mentor her through her successful career change.