Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and Engagement Champion
I have worked in Higher Education for almost 20 years. I’ve seen so many students, faculty, and staff struggle because they haven’t found their voice, discovered their strengths, or how to use them. So, throughout my career, my goal has always been to provide the students, faculty, and staff I have worked with opportunities to become a more authentic version of themselves. Students face many challenges in college – academics, homesickness, fitting in, roommate issues, peer pressure, mental health, just to name a few. Students – and quite honestly most people – usually worry more about how they stack up to others instead of trying to better understand themselves – what they want, need, and believe.
Over the years, I have trained and coached students, student leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff about assertiveness, interpersonal communication, engagement, teamwork, and anything else I thought would help them better manage the issues they faced. I empower people by giving them the skills they need to develop their talents, advocate for themselves, and better understand others. Once people know who they are and what they can do, they treat others and, often more importantly themselves with the respect they deserve.
PhD Candidate at University of Missouri-St. Louis
Masters in Education at Texas Tech University
B.A. in History from Illinois Wesleyan University