Life transitions come with learning curves and emotional tolls that are often harder to manage for people with learning needs. I am a transition specialist whose mission is to help coach young adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities so they can achieve their academic, life, and career goals. I am a seasoned specialist with an M.A. in Special Education and a niche expertise of understanding a variety of learning needs and how that may affect a school or work environment. Through using a backwards planning methodology, my philosophy is to build confidence through identifying strengths, skills sets that need to be nurtured, and mitigate learned helplessness by empowering the people I coach.
Goal setting and individualized plans are a part of education, so why shouldn’t those structures continue when they start their careers? I advise young adults and their families as they plan for both short- and long-term life and work goals.
Nothing provides me greater joy than seeing my clients become more confident and independent in making decisions and meeting their goals independently.
I earned my M.A. in Special Education from the College of William and Mary, with the goal of advocating for children with disabilities and creating more inclusive classrooms and communities. Prior to being a life coach, I have gained over 10 years of experience in education in the U.S. and internationally providing individualized academic learning support and developing curriculum. Earlier in my career I worked as a public relations consultant in Washington D.C., where I cultivated my networking and communication skills. I also earned a B.S. in Psychology and Communication Studies from James Madison University. Find out more and connect with me on LinkedIn.