I am on a mission to assist and encourage individuals to create awareness, increase collaboration, cultivate learning, and reach their goals with greater efficiency and clarity. This desire to unify, lift up, and nurture one family, one person, at a time led to the creation of Lumina.
My journey has led me from my small town Kansas roots to the Twin Cities and back again. Since graduating in 2011 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN with a B.A. in Psychology and Family Studies, I have had an array of experiences that have led me to this position of Business Owner, Advocate, and Coach. My rich variety of experiences offer a unique lens into the complexity and beauty of each person's story.
Through all of my career opportunities, I have learned the most, no doubt, from my little sister, Kimber. Kimber's example of joy and fortitude has impacted me tremendously in the way I live my life. Kimber has needs that require support in a variety of ways. By being present in her life I have not only been a witness - but a key player - in advocating for her goals, health, independence, and happiness. Due to this familial connection, I have a front-row seat in understanding just how overwhelming and exhausting the coordination of care for a loved one can be; especially within the framework of the current disability service models.
As Kimber grows older and the questions regarding her care increase in number and significance, it's clear to me that now is the time to make something new. Through my own personal coaching experience I found that coaching was the perfect platform I was looking for to engage with families. I wanted my family, and others, to learn and experience the benefits of coaching; for that to be the case I realized I needed to make it happen myself. I am now a member of the International Coach Federation and graduate of Coach U's rigorous training. I am on my way to completing certification to be recognized as an Associate Certified Coach.
What Others Are Saying
Each person has a unique set of gifts, talents, challenges, hopes, and needs. By honoring these as what they are, I acknowledge that you are exactly where you are meant to be. I'm not interested in what you've been told that you cannot do. Instead, I am interested in uncovering and growing your skills and strengths to celebrate the person you are.
I am fueled by conversation that offers introspection, growth, and optimism. My flexible style and calm demeanor are assets for creatively facilitating meetings, honestly sharing information, and capitalizing on joys and successes small and large.
Lumina is guided by the following Ten Principles. It is my commitment to myself, my clients, and every person I interact with to let these ideas illuminate my work, decisions, and actions.
- Always Strengths-Based
- Live Each Day in Gratitude
- High(er) Expectations
- Be The Best Version of Yourself
- Customized and Individualized
- Create a Meaningful Space for Exploration
- Make Wellness A Priority
- Be A Leader
- Never Stop Learning
I would love to have a conversation about what each of these means to me personally, and what they can mean for you and your partnership with Lumina.
Call or email today to set up your free 30 minute introductory meeting!