I have a story – or 20 – to tell.

I was raised working in my grandparent’s tobacco fields in a hamlet called Welcome, N.C. Those childhood experiences gave me some Southern grit and maybe a little grace. I love globetrotting, hiking and exploring beautiful parts of the world that have helped me understand we are all more alike than not. My family and my friends are carried in my heart. I enjoy opportunities for a chinwag.

Before becoming a coach, I ran broadcast companies (including as General Sales Manager and VP/General Manager).

In 1994, I founded the first-of-its-kind coaching company, The Pyramid Resource Group, with my life partner Barry Mitsch, as a fulfillment of this soulful calling and mission. Together with a team of masterful coaches, we have served international, national and local organizations in a variety of industries. Research proves the impact of many of our large-scale initiatives.

I am a founding member of the International Coach Federation and one of the first 25 coaches in the world to earn a Master Certified Coach designation. As the 6th President of ICF Global, I developed the template and committees to shape professional coach chapter development throughout the world.

The souls of people, on their way to Earth-life, pass through a room full of lights; each takes a taper – often only a spark – to guide it in the dim country of this world. But some souls, by rare fortune, are detained longer – have time to grasp a handful of tapers, which they weave into a torch. These are the torch-bearers of humanity – its poets, seers and saints, who lead and lift the race out of darkness, toward the light. They are the law-givers and saviors, the light-bringers, way-showers and truth-tellers, and without them, humanity would lose its way in the dark.
– Plato

we came to terms with the Great Realization that humans are guests on this planet. Or maybe life would be simpler if we were all more curious.

doing cartwheels down a hallway again.

My first car was a 1962 Chevy II, and it was OLD when I bought it from a school teacher with money I earned babysitting and cleaning houses.

to take my golden rope of truth and wrap it around some of the global leaders to have them answer a few very direct questions.

my family. My kids inspire me, and my husband is my business and life partner for 26+ years (we travel this earth well together).

being dismissed, objectified or made to feel that I am not “enough.”

Sleep Number Beds! Followed closely by earrings, jeans and tweezers.

I consider all of my time “free” time as I always have a choice about what to do. But my hobbies are hiking, biking, globe-trotting, painting and writing.