I’m an executive, life, and creativity coach, speaker, writer, and founder of Inspiring the Creative Within® LLC. I earned my Masters and Doctor in Education from Harvard University, a MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence, and my undergraduate degrees are in English and History from Columbia University. I have completed all of the training requirements of the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited ACTP Business, Life, and Executive Envision Coach Training program and have submitted my application and coaching hours for credentialing at the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level. Additionally, I’m certified by the Creativity Coaching Association (CCA) as a creativity life coach and work for them as an instructor.
I’m an internationally recognized expert in life and career reinvention, work life balance, creativity, writing, productivity, stress and burnout. I help my clients to stress less, make more progress, trade burnout for balance, boost self-esteem, achieve confidence, change negative patterns, reframe long held limiting beliefs, nurture more fulfilling relationships, realize their goals, and make the most of every waking moment. I’ve helped hundreds of clients worldwide create a life they fall in love with and are excited to wake up to every single day.
I was one of the youngest lecturers ever to teach at Harvard, a tenured University professor, director of the nation’s largest literacy resource center, and I’m currently an Executive Academic Coach for Northwestern University where I get to work with some of the best clients in the world. I’m also a coach for the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at Northern Arizona University where I work with an incredible group of scholars who are working on large-scale funded grant projects, including the most interesting projects for NASA. I also coach high-level executives and employees working at Fortune 100 Companies like ExxonMobil, Apple, and Morgan Stanley.
I’m a published author on over 210 publications and presentations, recipient of 28 distinguished awards, and $6.7 million in grant funding. I’ve been interviewed as a guest expert for the Houston Chronicle, The Social Network Show®, and The Productivity Academy. I appear regularly on stage and have spoken at Oxford University, in 3 Canadian Provinces, and 32 U.S. states. Born in Jamaica, I’ve lived in Florida, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, and I now live back in Texas with my Soulmate fiancé and future step-daughter.