Coach type: Loved one

Coaching since: 2021

Lived experience:
Two of my sons have struggled on and off with addiction. For more than 10 years, I tried dealing with it all on my own – I didn’t want anyone to know. I just kept thinking, “I can fix it. I’m a mom; I can fix my kids’ issues.” About five years ago, I finally realized and understood that I needed help. My own health depended on it. I sought and found the help I needed and spent extensive time on my own wellness and addiction education. One of my favorite phrases is “don’t waste the pain” and that’s exactly why I wanted to start coaching other family members.

Professional background:
I previously worked in project management for two different Fortune 500 companies. In those capacities I was responsible for implementing new enterprise-wide initiatives, process improvement consultation and oversight for standards adherence. I traveled overseas extensively.
I started volunteering as a SMART Recovery and SMART Family & Friends facilitator in 2020.

Expertise:
Family recovery, international cultures, SMART Friends & Family, Emotional Freedom Techniques

Interests:
I love to travel, golf, read, bake and spend time with my family.


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