Previously I worked at Google developing and facilitating personal development and wellness workshops all over the US. Working at Google was incredible, but I had a conflicting dream – I wanted to be in action movies. Since Google didn’t have any openings for stunt men, I quit my dream company in pursuit of my dream life. It was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done.
I speak Mandarin, so I moved to Beijing, the capital of kung fu movies. There I met a Qigong master and became his disciple (more info here). Together, we traveled all over China to film a documentary series called Experiencing Real Kung Fu.
I also worked with some big names in the movie industry – I helped create a mindfulness curriculum for Jet Li’s brand of Tai Chi,
and was a stunt man in Jackie Chan’s Dragon Blade. It was fucking awesome.
I don’t have it all figured out. But I do know this – for certain people, the conventional ‘modern’ lifestyle is suffocating. Are you one of those people? I became a coach so I could help people like you leave behind safety and security in search of authenticity, wholeness, and meaning.
I received much of my coach training through Leadership that Works,
a program distinguished for its focus on culture, privilege, and social justice. I have also been coaching at Sounding Board since 2016.
Practices incorporated into my coaching
Meditation / Nonviolent Communication:
Both stress the importance of deep presence and connection. These practices enhance my ability to listen deeply in a way that inspires self awareness, acceptance, and growth.
Martial Arts / Qigong:
Physical awareness informs mental awareness, and some of our most effective solutions are stimulated by parts of our bodies other than our brains.
I help clients get out of their head and into action. More info here.