Wonder and Joy
Opening myself and others to the wonder and joy of this world is what lights me up. If you are ready to discover your own deep desires and purpose and light up your own life, I want to be your coach.
As a coach, I work with clients to change their lives by helping them hear, see and feel what they already know about themselves and what's next by listening with friendly curiosity and pointing without judgment to what they haven't seen.
I work one-on-one with clients online and in-person and offer immersive online and in-person experiences for individuals and groups to help them light up their lives and the world around them.
My work as a body-based experiential coach evolved from what I've learned and experienced over more than 40 years of leading and instructing clients on skis, bikes, and in kayaks to reach their goals and create more joy and wonder in their life.
If you're interested in experiencing what coaching is like with me, please click the button on the left to schedule time to connect.
How I got here
I've been following my heart and living into my deepest desires since I headed west just after my freshman year to experience mountains and wilderness I'd only read about. That first winter I lived and skied out of an abandoned mining shack three miles above Telluride, Colorado. When the snow melted, I backpacked through the American West, finishing up the summer on the coast of Washington state where a fisherman picked me up and asked me to join his crew.
Since then I've followed my heart and aligned my time, effort, and beliefs with my values and dreams. I married, helped raise a daughter, and now delight in being Opa to my two grandkids and co-creating life with my wife Hannah. Along the way, I've fished in Alaska, owned and operated an outdoor equipment and clothing store in Bellingham, WA and created a cross-country ski area near Glacier, WA. I've taught skiing throughout the west, served as a member of the PSIA Nordic Demonstration Team for 12 years, guided bike tours, wrote Cross Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness, and managed the Stevens Pass Alpine and Snowboard School near Seattle, WA. After managing the ski school, I guided a Bellingham based community non-profit offering a series of self-discovery and personal mastery courses as executive director, and then returned to the outdoors starting in 2010 as a private alpine ski instructor in Telluride, CO in the winter and guiding bike tours in the summer. In the spring of 2017, I launched my coaching business to bring the joy and wonder of being alive in this world to folks I couldn't reach on skis or bikes . Since the fall of 2021, I've been living and working in Switzerland as a transformational coach and a downhill ski instructor at Verbier in the Swiss Alps.
I'm a Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC), but what the heck does that mean and why would you care?
What's a Life Coach? You hire a sports coach to make changes and achieve goals more quickly and with less wasted effort. A life coach, as your creative thought, strategy, and accountability partner, does the same for your life. The main difference is that a sports coach is the subject expert, while you are the expert in life coaching, since the subject is you. Coaching is hard to describe, but easy to understand once you experience it. Please contact me to set up a free sample sessions to experience more.
What's a Co-Active Coach? A co-active coach focuses on who you need to be and what you need to do to create change or reach a goal. I received my initial training and was certified by the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). To learn more about co-active coaching and training, visit What Is Co-Active?
How do you know if coaching is for you? Effective coaching depends on a safe and caring relationship based on what both the client and the coach need and want from each other and the coaching relationship we create. Contact me to set up a call to explore what you're looking for and determine if working together will be fun and worthwhile for both of us!