I believe that when a person uncovers their unique “secret recipe” for managing time and tasks, they free themselves to step into their greatness and accomplish amazing things. Similarly, I believe that when a person is facing a major life transition, intentionally opening up rather than instinctively closing down yields beautiful outcomes. Supporting people on their journeys in these arenas is deeply satisfying for me.
Why I Love Coaching
I was born and raised near Boston. As a kid I spent a lot of time outdoors and fell in love with hiking, canoeing, and the land. I was athletic and enjoyed a lot of team sports, and this love of sport has carried throughout my life. I graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine with a B.A. in Government and Environmental Studies.
My career path has been circuitous. In 2012 I turned my lifelong passion for organizing and productivity into a career and started my own professional organizing business called Spruced Up Spaces, LLC. Prior to that I’d run a bed & breakfast in California, managed a sales team for a renewable energy company in Oregon, and coordinated the development office at a nonprofit farm/education center in Vermont. In 2014 I enrolled in a coaching course which proved to be the start of a wonderful (and ongoing) learning journey in my life. After offering a hybrid mix of organizing and coaching to my clients for three years, I transitioned fully into coaching in 2019.
Life beyond work is important to me. When I’m not coaching you’ll likely find me hiking or walking, golfing, gardening, taking photos (the images on this site are mine), or indulging my passion for trees and wood. I love the quiet hours of the early morning, strong coffee, river swimming, the Adirondack Mountains, the vibrant greens of spring, art galleries and craft fairs, memoirs and biographies, and planning home renovation projects. I’m married to my dear partner, Mollie, and together we enjoy traveling, getting absorbed in television series, doing the daily New York Times Spelling Bee, and time spent with our families and friends.