Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common types of jobs are to address basic human concerns that are most pressing: current relationships, family issues, finances generally, and work and career choices, plus the best locations to live or work.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I think a customer can first think about what he or she would like to know more about in life, and to prepare a few questions to see if the reader will address specific questions. It can also be a matter of compatibility, so the customer should have a 'good feeling' of the reader and whether they can be of help.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. As a customer, I would like the reader I have consulted to be able to evaluate critical circumstances, to see the history where relevant, and to offer guidance on the best ways to achieve my goals. It is important, I feel, to be really neutral and offer no judgments, while illuminating a practical path to follow for the best outcomes.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I establish a communication with my clients whereby they can know that I care and am listening to their needs and wishes even if not expressed. I work with integrity and ethics which I tell my clients right away so that there is a basis of trust. This element I feel is key to doing intuitive and personal work with individuals.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy very much being a facilitator in bringing whatever is needed at the moment for a client, answering present needs. I especially like to see an 'ah ha' moment for the client in the Reading.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Many questions relate to personal and family relationships, work and career, and finances. I look at the overall picture, see the trends and what may have gone on in the past and led to a current situation. I look for the best direction, the most helpful path, and outcomes using the Tarot and Pendulum Dowsing, and I respond to specific questions through these methods.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. My work is confidential so that my clients feel completely Safe, and I therefore do not share stories of individual readings.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I think it would be good for customers to be able to differentiate between 'fortune tellers' and readers who have training and who operate with strict ethical procedures and integrity. I realize this is sometimes difficult to do, but I think customers can well ask pertinent questions to learn more before hiring a reader.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. For a long time, I was in the scientific world, I have a doctorate in Public Health and was responsible for an international scientific organization.
At the same time, I always had interests in the psychic world, and studied Tarot, Pendulum Dowsing, and Focusing, and obtained certification as a Focusing Professional and Focusing Trainer (The Focusing Institute, NY). I also became a Reiki Master, Energy Healer, Psychic-Medium and Intuitive Consultant (all certified by The Holistic Studies Institute, NY).
Once I retired from my scientific career, I devoted myself to psychic studies, and find it most rewarding to be doing this kind of work, which I believe is helpful to many people.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I do not generally write about specific jobs as, once again, this can tread on confidentiality, even without naming individuals I will just say that I have been very pleased to determine a particular situation and 'unravel' it for the client and to be able to point in a direction which is beneficial for the client going forward. This has occurred on quite a few occasions.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I always keep current with what is happening in my fields of interest, which include Tarot, Dowsing, and Focusing. I maintain regular associations with members of the organizations in these areas, and attend society meetings.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Everything is dynamic and we see many things occurring in brain science which give us glimpses of what is around us, and within us. We are certainly becoming 'more connected' and realizing these connections. We have more tools to access other levels of reality, and every day we are learning more.
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. I gave a workshop on Focusing, which I developed over a two month period, and which took place on March 31, 2015 at the American Society of Dowsers. It was a most worthwhile project, explaining Focusing and conducting exercises with the group assembled. Everyone enjoyed it and I had great feedback from the talk.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. I do not have a complicated pricing system for my services.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. My suggestion is, study as hard as you can, practice a lot, and make sure you study with a reputable organization and obtain appropriate certification in your field. Make sure you have and live by a code of ethics in whatever you do.