I am a trained artist and coach. After graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Art Education specializing in Cultural Institutions (such as museums), I went to work in pharmaceutical supply chain and planning. Logical, right? Maybe not, but I thrived in my unexpected career which made no sense based on my strong grounding and interest in the arts and humanities. Although, by the way, Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink finally explained to me how and why I did manage to be successful in that realm. If you have ever struggled to understand how you mysteriously understand or succeed at something I strongly recommend you check it out. But I digress…
I never lost the desire to pursue my interest in art. I continued to study anywhere I could from local art centers in Pennsylvania to the New School in New York City, squeezing in classes and projects whenever and wherever I could. During these explorations I discovered a true passion for studying and understanding the creative urge. Fascinated with the creative process, I continued to study how and why people create and methods for freeing and unblocking the creativity. I have studied creativity and techniques for breaking through blocks with both The Creativity Workshop and Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way.
After working in the corporate world for many years, I stepped back and re-evaluated my life path. I began taking my art more seriously and started training as a life coach in order to work with those who desire more meaning and creativity in their work and lives. To this end, I completed my training and earned my CEG from Coach U, the leading global provider of coach training programs.
Four years ago I moved to Istanbul, a move that strongly influences and inspires me. I’m proud to say I have shown my work in both New York and Istanbul.