As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in people—helping them, understanding them, even entertaining them. It was this latter interest that led me to obtain my BFA from Stephens College and become involved in performing arts. Over the years, I’ve collaborated on scripts; performed on stage, screen, and TV; and participated in several writing and acting groups. I’ve done voluntary work at the Oscars, the Ovation Awards, and even performed in staged readings with numerous celebrities. I cherish my theatrical side, but it doesn’t always make ends meet.
So I spent more than a decade as an independent computer consultant. In this role, my urge to help people surfaced in the form of providing mentoring for my many clients and designing databases to empower them. I also served on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Macintosh Users Group and worked part-time as an editor for a computer magazine.
As a starry-eyed “Idealist” (as characterized by Keirseyan Temperament theory), my drive to support people has flowered further over the years, and resulted in my studying under Dr. Linda Berens in order to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument. I was so intrigued by this field that I went on to learn about Jung’s Cognitive Processes, Berens Interaction Styles, Temperament, and even Jungian Archetypes. On an internet type list, I became its resident expert, and earned a reputation as the “Type Fairy.”
Lately, I’ve been an active volunteer: I was one of the original founders of the Los Angeles Association for Psychological Type; I became a member of an Advisory Board for a Los Angeles inner-city high school; and I’ve been presenting seminars and workshops at Share and other international conferences for the past 7 years on the topic of personality type.
Facilitating others’ learning about who they are is extremely rewarding for me—I enjoy guiding people through a Type Discovery Process that explores 21 dimensions of personality, and then leveraging their insights to facilitate transformation. I’m now an MBTI® Master Practitioner (the highest level attainable), and employ a “coach approach” in my work around type. I’m also a certified Vision Board Counselor (VBC), a certified Job and Career Development Coach (JCDC), a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) with CTI, and hold the standing of PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through the International Coaches Federation.
I’ve gone on to do more training with AGI, CRR, Team Coaching International, the Coaches Studio, and underwent CTI’s year-long Leadership program, so I have many tools at my disposal. I even created a multi-media information product called “Can You Spot It?” to help others understand typology better. (http://www.VirtualTypeWorkshops.com)
In fact, I’m SO fascinated by this work that I’ve become an MA/PhD candidate studying at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, focusing on Depth Psychology and Jungian studies. Not surprisingly, my favorite coaching work, after establishing the Type pattern, is coaching “parts” of the Self, and unfolding development from the very core of the client’s being. It’s transformative work.
Type Discovery Artist
MBTI Master Practitioner / Certified Life Coach
CPCC, PCC, IGIP, JCDC, ORSCer!
Certified Vision Board Counseler
My Various Credentials: