About me

I am a certified NeuroChange Practitioner, Professional Life Coach and Therapeutic Art Life Coach. I also have a B.Sc. in Biology (Animal Behaviour) from McGill University

Prior to becoming a Life Coach, I had a successful career for 30+ years as an Executive in Clinical Research, where I specialized in Data Management, but also worked on many various projects focused on change management, process innovation, and technology adoption.

Although my career was intellectually satisfying, I always felt there was something missing but I wasn’t able to put my finger on it.  A few years ago, I decided I needed to take a break from  work; I felt burned out and very stressed.   On top of that, I had moved from Canada to Portugal, and due to my personal circumstances, it was a very difficult transition.  But these challenges really forced me to examine myself, question what I really wanted, what was meaningful to me, what could give me a sense of purpose.

It didn’t happen overnight, there was no sudden flash of inspiration, but eventually the answers to these questions began to reveal themselves.  Pure and simply, it became clear that what I really wanted to do was to help people, to be of service in whatever way I could!  What a broad statement, right?  Help who?  Serve how?  By doing what?  I realized that, in a way, it didn’t matter who, how or why (and to be honest, it still doesn’t!)  But at the same time, I thought I could (and should) do this in a way that could be more structured and focused, put myself ‘out there’ to reach more people.  After much reflection, it occurred to me that it would be natural to build on my academic science background and interest in how the brain works, so I sought out and found a life coaching programme that is based on research in neuroscience (Neuro Change MethodTM).

Concurrently, I also started exploring and developing my own creative abilities.   I had always dabbled in various arts/crafts and gained a great deal of enjoyment from these activities.  It occurred to me as I was learning about how the brain works, that creativity is an enormously important and integral aspect of our how we function.  We don’t realize or acknowledge it because creativity is often thought of mostly in terms of doing some form of art or craft.  In fact, though, we are always creating, even when we are dealing with problems that have been imposed on us by external forces.  There’s so much that we can learn from discovering and using our innate creativity that can help us navigate through life’s challenges and struggles.

I invite you to join me on an insightful journey as we learn how your brain has been wired to think, feel, behave and by uncovering/discovering/recovering your innate creativity, you can re-wire your brain to live and experience life in a more fulfilling and rewarding way that is uniquely you!