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Meet Dr. Fancy Pants

Yes, it's true:  I actually am a Doctor.  I earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy, as well as an MBA, an ICF Professional Coaching certification and a host of other professional certifications over the years.  In fact, I have more letters after my name than in my name...

I'm very fancy. 

But wait -- there's more...


During my 20+ years as a physical therapist, business consultant, mentor, coach, and military spouse I helped thousands of people achieve their most far-reaching personal and professional goals.  I worked all over the country, trained with world-class instructors, and literally rode the cutting edge of my industry... 


Pretty fancy. 

Not done yet, though...


I advanced into several leadership roles, and coached and advised high-potential employees as well as top organizational leaders on strategies to boost performance and motivate teams.  My uncanny knack for 'whispering' change and getting results ultimately positioned me as a skilled operations consultant and sought after mentor...


(That's my horn.)

I've rubbed elbows with the highest military leaders in all 5 branches of the Armed Forces, and I've even eaten lunch at the home of the Chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- more than just once.  I've held roles within several non-profits, was President of a 30-member Board of Directors (and survived!), and was appointed to serve on a national council supporting US Coast Guard spouse organizations...


Yup.  I'm a Rock Star.

And by the way, I'm happily married to my wonderful hubby -- and despite several military transitions, we raised 2 fantastic kiddos, too.  I made their Halloween costumes, baked totally amazing birthday cupcakes, and I'm THE BOMB when it comes to being a chaperone... 

Yeah.  When I lay it all out that way, I do sound kind of fabulous, right? 

So, what's the catch?


I was waiting for my life to start.

While I was fortunate to enjoy a successful career on the move, it wasn't easy.  I became an expert at hitting the ground running -- constantly hustling to quickly prove my worth.  My "Shooting Star Strategy" as I called it (i.e., show up, burn bright, leave a legacy) became my bread and butter, but it also reinforced my idea that I was temporary.  In the long run, it seemed like all my achievements were scraped together while I was busy stewarding other people's visions and dreams.  I had upgraded and redefined myself more times than I cared to count, and quite frankly... was exhausting. 

So, when my husband decided to retire from his military career, I stood in my kitchen, breathed a sigh of relief, and thought:  NOW I can finally build my life however I choose...

And then I had a "face-palm" moment as I realized: 

I always could have created any life I wanted.  

I was looking at it backward:  All those frustrating disruptions weren't holding me back -- they actually created hundreds of unexpected opportunities for me to succeed.  The real measure of my success was my ability to reinvent myself. 

Taming transitions was my superpower, and the impacts of my legacy literally spanned from coast to coast.

That moment changed everything.  I was both shocked and delighted -- and determined to pay it all forward.

Women are leaving the workforce in droves, and we are facing a global 'motivation crisis'... 

It's time for women to rewrite the narrative on work-life harmony.  Driving a new perspective in the business landscape not only creates powerful engagement, kick-ass bottom-line results, and great places to work --

but happy employees benefit society as a whole, ultimately supporting humanity for generations to come.  


So if change is the norm, and strong leadership is the key -- Fancy Pants Method is the platform.  As an aficionado of performance in transition, and a master of exploiting the highs and lows that come with change, this is my zone of genius.  The Fancy Pants Method is everything I've ever learned, 100% fully engaged -- and at your disposal.

Because let me tell you:  That life?  The one that most of us think is too much work to maintain, or can't possibly work with your circumstances, or only happens to lucky people? 


And it's literally waiting for you right now.


So, if you're finally ready to clear out all the bullshit that clutters your thoughts, feelings, actions, and results...  (And if your ready to have a good laugh or two while you're at it...)


Then, say goodbye to your "Success Mirage" and say Hello to The Fancy Pants Method!

It does make you curious, right?  Makes you wonder, what special sauce, superpower, or secret ingredient can consistently drive rock-star success?

That's actually the point. 


It's all about mindset.  It's Badassery at its finest.  And believe it or not, there's a systematic process to get there.

This is your formal invitation to be

Fearless, Authentic, Noteworthy, Creative, and 100% committed to You and Your Badass Vision.

So, what are you waiting for?

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If you're tired of...

...That sinking feeling that settles in the pit of your stomach as you walk into work and realize things are already in crisis mode...


...Modifying your words and struggling to find the balance between pushover and dictator when you manage your team...

...Your time and effort being wasted (again) because no one can ever seem to get on the same page to work together efficiently...   


...Throwing in the towel for the night, only to step right into 'Round 2' of your life -- grabbing dinner on the fly, racing through errands, and wearily catching up on the hours of unfinished work you brought home...

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Imagine this instead...​

You wake up in the morning, feeling completely rested, focused, and ready to tackle your day...


You perform like you’re in The Matrix -- navigating complex issues with ease, and creating solutions out of thin air...

Your team is energized in your staff meetings, discussing ideas and collaborating effortlessly to create the best outcomes...

You feel balanced.  As you log out for the night, your desk and mind are both clear.  You even have time to visit your team at happy hour before heading home for movie night with the ones you love...

In today's fast-paced business landscape, it's easy to get spread thin to stay competitive.  But when your people strategies need an upgrade, even the normal business ebbs and flows can feel like tsunamis knocking you off course.  Gaps in communication, accountability, and engagement soon create poor workflows, conflicts, and drama that disrupt performance.  Eventually you spend more time putting out fires than doing the work that really matters. 

Creating a low-stress work environment where everyone can perform at their best would be a relief

-- but finding the time (and knowing where to start) can be tough. 

It's not about time-management, goal setting, or hard work.  (If it was, you would have this all figured out by now.)



When you learn to master your energy, everything is easier.  The Fancy Pants Method identifies the hidden energy leaks, blind spots, and counter-productive habits that increase your stress and sabotage your energy -- all while boosting the key factors that fuel your success. 


Blending my advanced training in ICF Certified Executive Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Energy Leadership™ and Cor.E Performance Dynamics™ we explore the underlying issues that most other coaching approaches miss.  And a healthy dose of (my admittedly irreverent) humor keeps things easy-peasy and in clear perspective...

So the REAL question is: 

Are you ready to create the kind of work and life that you really want? 


Avant-Garde Leadership




"To help leaders, teams, and organizations create amazing places to work so people can find -- and learn to expect -- the balance, fun, professional success, and straight up "bad-assery" that comes from working in a highly engaged environment."


  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

  • ICF Credential-Holder (PCC)

  • Certified Corporate Leadership Coach (CCLC)

  • Certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360)

  • Cognitive Behavioral/ Mental Health Coach

  • Somatic Practitioner/ Trauma-Informed Coach

  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

  • Certified Performance Dynamics Specialist (CPDS)

  • Certified Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS)

  • Certified Wellness Dynamics Specialist (CWDS)

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

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