With degrees in both elementary education and adult learning, I have found a lot of similarities between the education of adults and children. Regardless of age, quality education includes objectives, lesson plans, and some type of evaluation that learning has occurred. Every classroom has students who learn in a variety of ways. And regardless of age, you always have at least one person in the room eager for lunch (sometimes it’s me!).
One of the reasons I love teaching is the ability to include the learner’s experiences in the process. It’s not enough for a trainer to just share knowledge or discuss hypothetical situations. For quality learning to take place, connections need to be made between the content being presented and the learner’s experience.
As adults, we can read about different leadership skills and/or take classes on how to be a leader, but coaching creates the space to address those limiting beliefs that hold us back and consider goals that we might not otherwise be able to say out loud. I love working with clients who want to create change in some aspect of their life and are trying figure out how to get there. As an adult educator and a coach, my role is not to have the answers. Rather, it is to partner with my client to uncover the awareness they need to create the change that they are looking for in their life.
- Professional Coaching
- Small Group Coaching
- 360 Assessments
Education and Credentials:
- University of Wisconsin–Madison
Professional Life Coaching Certification (PLCC)
- University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Master’s in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership
- University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Bachelor’s in Elementary Education
- International Coach Federation
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)