"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by...
... and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost
My natural curiosity to explore and discover has created my identity with my hiking and outdoor adventure buddies as "she who travels off the beaten path".
My normal response is a quote from J.R.R. Tolkien: "Not all who wander are lost."
I’m a certified Martha Beck life coach, Nature-based coach and Soul’s Calling coach.
For the past 20 years, I’ve helped people find their true selves through the outdoors in the form of hiking, ski and snowboarding and other sports. I always knew I had a strong intuition and the ability to tune into people. Now I use my intuition to steer people to discover their soul's calling.
I help people who are struggling with a job where they feel sold-out; to connect to their inner calling in order to get on their soul's path. Through brainstorming and visioning techniques I help my clients to see a clearer picture of where they want to go. I guide them to discover their own signals and clues to follow their intuition. My Find Your Calling program will help you get on track.
I also work with coaches who want to get out there, but still haven't found their niche -- by guiding them to finding clues in their life’s path to help them to move forward. We work together with creative coaching tools to un-crack the code while I help them use their own intuition to define their niche. My Discover Your Niche program is great for new coaches.
When at a crossroads in a job that went against my integrity, as the downsizing and pressure drained me, I realized that I had been selling myself out for the past few years. Working in HR, I advised people on their life's decisions, but was in no position to take the time to work on my own. As others were let go, I was pressured into relocation with a cut in pay.
Instead, I took the leap of faith, answered my call to adventure and resigned -- without a back-up plan. Now, I help you in your situation to find your calling before the crash, so you can follow what your soul is leading you to. I gently guide you in making your own decisions on your future before the safety net is pulled out.
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I've lived in Germany over 25 years, currently residing in Northern Bavaria with my husband. We travel around Europe, snowboarding, hiking, cycling and other adventures. Meanwhile, I'm sharing my adventures with my clients on my amazing retreats.
Starting in my teens with studies of metaphysics, I discovered my intuition. I applied what I learned to my daily life and developed my own ways to grow through my experiences in the outdoors. Each step on my journey has led me to who I am today – an adventure guide for the soul. I've found the balance over the years from over-thinking to trusting my higher self to lead me where I need to go.
Everything I’ve learned through experience, plus proven coaching tools from my different training programs; is now my formula for guiding you on your path to what your soul is calling you to do.
How I got here:
In my 20s, like most people, I had all kinds of dreams for my life – everything seemed possible! I hadn’t even gotten started yet, when my life turned upside down. I found myself in Germany with my then soldier husband, and put my dreams aside for a while. Within two years, he chose to leave his career, and me. Three weeks later, my mom died. We were very close, and her loss turned me upside down and left me feeling adrift and confused.
So there I was, in a foreign country, on my own, with nowhere to turn. I had a job that was reasonably satisfying, but wasn’t sure I belonged there.
It was a very scary time. I questioned myself – a lot. Should I go back home, get a degree, start over? On paper, that made sense – except that every time I decided to return to the U.S., something would happen to block my path.
During those difficult times, whenever I felt lost or out of balance, I often went for a walk in the woods or along the river. Each time, the stillness and quiet would restore my clarity and help me find answers. I noticed that being in nature made me feel more calm and confident. Gradually, I was learning to trust myself to take the right steps, even if they were small ones.
Still wondering, still questioning my life, my coworker Mike invited me on a hiking trip in the Alps. I was in no kind of shape for high-altitude hiking, but something was calling me, so I said yes. My life was never the same. The next year, I went on many hikes, and also learned to snowboard and kayak.
Before long, I was teaching these sports to others on weekends, and leading hiking trips. I felt I had a knack for bringing out the best in people and helping them feel safe outside their comfort zone. I noticed that when people shared their experiences afterwards, they often felt motivated to make changes in other parts of their lives. It all seemed like magic.
Several years later, I met my husband, and we joined together in these adventures, helping people enhance their lives through nature.
I sometimes joked that I wished I could do all the exciting stuff full-time and get paid, but I didn’t really believe that was possible. So every Monday, after inspiring other people to get out of their ruts, I would climb back into mine.
But I couldn’t ignore the truth forever. At a certain point it felt so rewarding to use my full potential and help others find their purpose, that I finally took the leap to make it my life.
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