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What I Do...

I'M A "SHOOT FROM THE HIP" TYPE OF COACH WHO IS HERE TO GIVE IT TO YOU . STRAIGHT UP. 


School Environments have changed. 
This means our approach has to change too.
 

Many of our students are being underserved and not seen. 

The needs of our kids have become more abundant & more extreme. This observation has lead me to ask myself some tough questions about how "we" are currently doing things. 

My mission is to build an ecosystem focused on developing kids who stand out, stand up and make an impact on the world because of what they create or contribute - not what they consume. 

There's no place for complacency here. 

There's much work to be done. 

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Ready To Support Your Kid in a Whole New Way?  

      For Parents:

  • I help you by supporting your child through the complex dynamics of the classroom. For some, this comes easily. For others, it's extremely intimidating, confusing, frustrating & lonely. This can lead to challenging / explosive behavior, high stress, flatlining, withdrawn behavior, anxiety, upset, and school reluctance.

  • Together, we build and implement a plan to take away all your worries & anxiety. This is based on precisely what your child needs - not the needs of twenty four other kids. I will provide support in developing those deficient learning skills that you child might have. We will focus extensively on The Building Blocks of Learning. I coach you in how to support your child explicitly in developing these important skills, so that the academic & social components of school - and life - do not seem so daunting!

  • With practice, successful peer interactions can happen and relationships can improve. With the right plan, academic tasks become easier to start, stay on top of and complete. It doesn't have to be so overwhelming. 

 

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The Backstory

I've been a Principal for a long time. 

 

Long before that, I was a student, varsity athlete (volleyball) & intermediate teacher. 

 

Over the past two & a half decades, I've worked in our public schools where I've helped thousands of students, parents and educators.

 

Then, in 2021, it was time for me to change my own story. It was time to create a new one. I needed to change how I was spending my days because I was no longer excited by the scope and scale of the work I was doing. 

Now, I coach kids & parents privately. And, it's awesome! My students are serious about finding a better alternative to their current situation and here's the cool part - they are ready to change their own story too!

When I'm not coaching or advising, I serve as a Substitute Principal here in Ottawa, Canada. I also support my husband Todd in the operations of our other businesses. (Telus + Sport Clips Haircuts) 

My Loves

  • My husband & partner Todd. 

  • Business. 

  • Golf & travel. 

  • Sport & competition.

  • Books. 

  • Beautiful design & esthetic. 

  • All things DIY. 

  • Warm weather. 

  • Wide open spaces.

  • Classic cars. 

  • Live music. Dive bars & Diners. 

  • Beautiful handbags, Levi's & ball caps.  

  • Small towns. 

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I am fascinated by interesting and intelligent people with their own story to tell. 

Contact me directly, if you have an idea for a conversation or a collaboration. I'd love to tag up with you about a specific learning outcome or coaching requirement that you (or your group / team) might have. 

Let's Work Together

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