In my own path, I have faced a variety of doors to open, to close, or to just explore. Adamant as a teenager that I would become a federal prosecutor, I studied political science and psychology as an undergraduate at NYU. My experiences in the judicial system clarified my true curiosity and passion – the spectrum of human behavior.
Early in my career, I worked in Human Resources at Goldman Sachs. Despite returning to graduate school to become a psychotherapist, my time on Wall Street sparked a life long fascination about the intersection of our “outer” world (career, organizations, money) and our “inner” world (beliefs, emotions, stress).
And so, I combined it all. My dissertation was on the psychology of money – in the stock market and in our relationships. I leverage positive psychology and neuroplasticity in my executive coaching, while also studying the company strategy and culture. Most recently, I began working with high achieving adolescents, integrating leadership with a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work with amazing colleagues and clients at two global consulting firms. I focused on large talent programs, organizational change initiatives, executive team coaching, and assessment of C-Suite executives.
When I had my first child in 2007, I transitioned to a private consulting practice to enjoy raising my children, to spend less time as a road warrior, and to build a balanced lifestyle that included my own wellness. I still commit to client work judiciously, ensuring that I am fully present and not spread too thin (always a work in progress!).
Personally, I greatly enjoy the outdoors, a spectrum of fitness pursuits (yoga, hiking, biking), and the world of mindfulness. I love fun, adventurous trips to new places with my family. Mostly, I savor time for simple pleasures like a walk in the woods or movie nights with my husband, daughter, son, cats and dog.
I am still in love with the field of psychology, and strive to spread its knowledge through my readers. I hope you find my website helpful and thought provoking.
Wishing you well,