Constantly. I am always reading books, researching on the internet and going to workshops and conferences. I also have a fantastic network of other like-minded professionals who share their work and resources with me. I research each week for the topic of my radio show, Beyond Abuse Radio, as well as learning a tremendous amount from the many gifted guests I host. The day I stop learning is the day I will begin to die. I believe that everyone has a story to tell and something to teach me, including every client I work with. I don't have the answers, but I spend every day learning more. I think that it is more important to know what questions to ask than what the "right" answers are.
I have overcome severe childhood abuse to thrive as an adult. After spending 2 decades doing a whole lot of my own healing work and finished homeschooling my two darlin' daughters, I decided to go back to school and train to help others to have the thriving lives that are deeply hidden within them. I see so many people who get stuck in the pain or bitterness from the bad things that have happened to them and it breaks my heart. There is SO much hope for healing and leaving the victim mentality behind. I want to help others to move beyond surviving into their new inheritance of love and joy.
I have helped people to achieve their goals to develop healthier relationships, find healing from many types of trauma, overcome their fears of public speaking, and deepen their relationships with God. People seek out my services for support in parenting and homeschooling as well. I also work with people starting new businesses, branding, and discerning career/educational paths. In the past 7 years of coaching I have worked with many types of people in many different situations. The most important factor is that my clients are motivated and willing to do the work to make the life changes they desire to live out.