I began experiencing anxiety at an early age and had my first major panic attack while giving a speech. That set me up for years of anticipatory anxiety, fears of expressing myself and mastering the art of avoidance when it came to public speaking of any kind. Holding in my voice and expressions of who I was, took a toll on my self-esteem and my physical health. During these years of anxiety and panic, I experienced multiple health
issues, pain, inflammation, and fifteen major surgeries.
My body was screaming at me to pay attention, but I wasn’t getting the message. When doctors said there was no connection, I started researching for the link between my anxiety, my beliefs, my fears, and my body’s breakdown.
I became a certified health and life coach, to heal myself and to guide others on their healing journeys. I work with individuals and groups across the country in parallel paths of communication skills and reducing anxiety symptoms. Combining “Lessons for the Lectern,” presentation skills, and gaining assertiveness in the workplace, with understanding the inner workings of “Fight, Flight, and Freeze” breath work, meditation, and more, I help clients gain positive skills and renewed confidence.
Finding my voice again, put me on a path to educate and motivate others. I believe that the more you express yourself through words, actions, deeds and voice, the healthier you’ll be. I’ve found success working with clients nationwide, who realize that I’ve personally ‘been there’ and can authentically assist in moving from a stuck place to an ideal, healthy self. I am passionate about helping clients let go of negative, limiting beliefs and guiding them to manifesting their best life.
With compassion & kindness,
For additional information regarding my story
Certified Health & Life Coach, Health Coach Institute’s Become a Health Coach Program, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Nutritious Life Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach
Certification in Reiki I and Reiki II
CTM – Competent Toastmaster, Toastmaster’s International
Multiple television appearances including For the Record (PAX TV), The Exchange (Cablevision), The Katie Augustyn Spiritual Connection Show
BFA, honors, Southeastern Massachusetts University (now Univ. of Mass Dartmouth)
The Simplify Journal: A Workbook to Help You Regain Control of Your Life
Dream Catcher: A Guide to Dream Interpretation
Dream Catcher: A Guided Dream Journal
What’s Your IQ? A Book and IQ Test to Find Out Just How Smart You Really Are!
Reach for the Stars
Finding Your Inner Goddess
I Am: The Esteemed Woman Guide to Empowerment
The Esteemed Woman Resource Guide
The Extreme Esteem Workshop for Women
and numerous articles for The Esteemed Woman Foundation.
I co-wrote the study guide for a film:
Mothers and Daughters: Mirrors that Bind,
discussing that while inner conflicts may not always be resolved, dialogue is a pathway to understanding.
I created, wrote, and facilitated my own workshops:
Finding Your Voice,
teaching presentation skills and helping people with public speaking phobia and panic attacks find their individual voices.