What's in my tool box?
Certification in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (UC Berkeley).
Certified EQ Practitioner- Emotional Intelligence (6seconds.org).
Certified in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
Leadership mentor at three local startup accelerator programs: Alchemist,
Certified TFT practitioner.
Certified DV counselor.
Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) and a decade of exhibitions as a visual artist (video Installations/drawings)
I have years of experience as a group facilitator and a mentor to young individuals and at risk youth.
I dedicate much time to ongoing professional and personal development, regularly attending seminars & events.
Humor is my magic wand for dealing with life’s joys and misfortunes.
My hobbies are: squash, art, road trips, biking, traveling, gardening, attending intimate live music events, theatre, dancing, and the art of improvisation.
Vision & Mission
Beyond coaching, my true vision is to see people discover and celebrate their talents and uniqueness unapologetically, while operating from a place of humility rather than pretention. When we embrace our strengths and share our talents confidently with others, society as a whole wins big. Encouraging confident thinkers and daring innovators will result in enhancing the performance of individuals, and by extension, a deeply resonant social dialogue.
Alternatively, playing it small and safe robs society of brilliant individuals and a healthy state of being.
In my work as a coach, I incite and cultivate everyday leaders!
My core values:
Positive Impact - Commitment to empowering others and to positive exchanges.
Curiosity - One of my highest values. I am committed to practicing and teaching
curiosity, a natural antidote to judgments of all sorts.
Excellence - Commitment to quality and high standards of professionalism.
Innovation - Risk taking, groundbreaking and bold ideas, creative solutions, resourcefulness.
Integrity - Modeling authenticity, walking my talk, honoring my promises.
Fun - Connecting and learning through play - promoting wonder.
carries with it the seed of an equal or greater
In Greek mythology, Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, is regarded as the messenger of the gods to humankind. Iris came into being through the unity of sky and water, and she refills the clouds with water when they are depleted.
This powerful and symbolic meaning of my name has been out of my sight for most of my life. My attention was instead directed to its common translation and associations - rainbow, colors and flowers - which made sense since I was busy nurturing my creativity and pursuing an art career. In recent years the 'messenger' side sprung into restless action and I naturally landed on the path of coaching. To my delight, the timing was just right. The opportunity and privilege to take part in replenishing peoples' reservoirs added an invaluable quality to my life's purpose.