Let me help you cultivate a self-care practice in order to manage your stress and care from a place of joy. You will learn practices that can easily be maintained on your own. I work with teachers, administrators, caregivers, and parents who are in the throes with young children. I offer one-on-one or small group sessions through in person meetings, virtual sessions, or on-site presentations.
I partner with you to help you define your community's culture and ensure practice meets theory. Working with directors and administrators of early childhood facilities, I can help workshop, strategize, and plan in the areas of collaborative communication; online marketing; policy and document revision; on-boarding new staff; coaching, evaluating, and mentoring teachers.
I offer yoga and breath work accessible to all levels and all ages. Learning basic moves or complicated postures can increase focus, awareness, and empathy. My teaching will focus on ways you can incorporate the practice of yoga into your curriculum or daily life. Private, small group, and in-school sessions and workshops can be created to meet your needs.
I offer a unique approach to coaching and consulting that centers you. Combining my knowledge and expertise from years of being a teacher, manager, director, and coach, I can help you define and meet your goals while also caring for yourself and your team. I believe that caregivers give the best care when they feel peaceful, prepared, and ready.
A Friday Perspective
My experience has helped develop my understanding that maintaining a broad perspective, standing strong in the face of challenge, and allowing negativity to roll off are all essential to success. These are often three of the most difficult tasks to accomplish when you are leading others or caring for children.
I know firsthand that it takes a ton of support and community. As a former director of a childcare center and a mom who has held roles of both full-time employment and full-time stay-at-home caregiver, I know it's not easy. None of it is easy. This is not a reflection of you. You are amazingly talented and dedicated to your vocation, you just can't do it all alone. There aren't enough hours in the day. I know the feeling well. It takes a village. In modern times, many of us lack that proverbial village. Let me help you identify your village.
I will help you make a plan to take you from goal to accomplished. I will show you how to model emotional regulation through self-care and time management. I will assist you in helping the children in your care learn appropriate ways to identify and channel their emotions. I will get you living that "Friday feeling" every day of your week so that you can take care of your people and feel good while doing so!
Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan,
I can travel to you or we can meet virtually. Reach out to me and we'll make a plan!