My Coaching Story
I was born in Portugal and raised during a time of ultra conservative and nationalistic dictatorship under Salazar. During my childhood, Portugal was 50 years behind the rest of Europe and the United States, an environment equivalent to the United States in the 1940s. The events surrounding the political revolution of 1974 gave me a timeless understanding of the human evolution through politics, industry, commerce, economy, tradition and technology.
I was fortunate to have grown up in a multicultural and multireligious family thus allowing me to have a broadened perspective of human tradition. This inspired me to focus on commonalities over differences to develop my own sense of identity. I pursued an education in the English language, first in the United Kingdom and later in the United States. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oklahoma where I double majored in Psychology and Theater.
In the early 2000s, I returned to Portugal to focus on environmental sustainability. I worked to develop an ecological fertigation and water conservation system. This system was studied and praised by the Department of Ecological Studies at the University of Algarve in Southern Portugal. I have always been, and still am, passionate about nature and the wise use of natural resources.
After 30+ years of defending environmental, animal, and human rights, I experienced a major life change that prompted me to re-evaluate my purpose in life. I have always been drawn to wellness, so it was no surprise when I moved into the realm of coaching and holistic medicine as a certified energy healing practitioner, transformational life coach, and life mastery consultant. In addition to these modalities, I have taken courses in biomagnetism, bio resonance, aromatherapy, and holistic nutrition. I am committed to personal and professional development, focusing on the mind, body, and soul.