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I hustled myself into exhaustion, seeking worthiness and enoughness through my achievements which never filled the void within. I fast-tracked my way into the military to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. While in residency, I realized the path I had paved for myself was not sustainable for my well-being - but who was I without my career? I felt trapped and unable to quit - while also unable to stay. Ultimately, I risked my career to save my life. After my third year of oral surgery residency and completing medical school, I transitioned out of surgery and into oral medicine followed by 1.5 years as an assistant clinical professor in hospital-based dentistry then three years as a research fellow in Radiation Oncology. Pivot by pivot, I have found my way back to myself and to a career path I love, and now I help others to do the same. 

 

Coaching helped me to get back into the driver's seat of my life to create a life true to myself. Now, I live it to give it, and help others to create a fulfilling life true to themselves, grounded in self-compassion, unwavering worthiness and knowing that they are "enough" independent of their achievements. 

My Background & Coaching Specialties

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Education

- Currently enrolled: Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University, 2024-Present 

- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Fellow in Radiation Oncology '21-Present

- Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center Oral Medicine '19

- The University of North Carolina School of Medicine '17​

- Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine '13

Coaching & Wellness Leadership Certifications

- Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach

- Professional Leadership Coach - CoachRICE

- Chief Wellness Officer (Institute for Physician Wellness)

- International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Military Experience

- Air Force Captain (O-3) 2013-2017 (Honorable discharge)

 

Coaching Experience

- Provide life & executive leadership coaching to physicians and healthcare employees at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and externally since Sept. 2021

- Adjunct Faculty in the Leadership Institute at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Institution

Coaching Specializations

- Life transitions

- Career development, fulfillment, and transitions

- Leadership development

- Military life and leadership 

- Sustainable wellness

- Navigating academia

- Reducing people pleasing, increasing boundaries

- Improving self-compassion & confidence, reducing self-criticism

- Manage challenging conversations

- Optimizing work relationships

- Increasing emotional intelligence 

Who I Help

High achievers who are seeking to create a life in alignment with their true selves and free themselves from societal expectations that lead us astray.

How I Do It

I partner with clients to help them discover or rediscover who they are, what they want in life, and what it's time to let go of on their journey to living a fulfilling life.

Invest in You

The hardest step of coaching is often making the decision to invest in you (been there!). What beliefs are getting in the way? Where do these messages originate? 

Reach out and let's explore together. 

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