Professional Certified Coach (PCC), ICF credentialed


So you’re thinking of hiring a coach! The first thing to know is that I  meet the “gold standard” set by the International Coaching Federation. Earning my PCC credential involved logging hundreds of hours of coaching, training and test-taking.

I am currently in private practice while coaching and teaching at New York University.


  • Life & Work Coach at NYU’s journalism graduate school. I’m embedded in American Journalism Online (AJO). This is a fully-remote program for professional and student journalists from around the globe. I coach them in navigating work/life balance, intercultural communication and transforming personal trauma in ways that empower their storytelling voices.
  • Adjunct professor for teaching journalism in NYU’s undergraduate program. I’m currently teaching a personal essay writing course:  “Culture, Identity & Me.”
  • Recipient of NYU’s Outstanding Teaching Award.

My private practice:

  • Clients range from individuals who are artists, writers, executives and, professionals from many different fields. Organizations and corporations also bring me in to create coaching workshops and programs for their teams.
  • We will work with the whole you – body and soul, brains, mind and emotions.
  • My specialty is transforming trauma, especially related to childhood. These experiences show up in our adult lives as hidden triggers that sabotage how we love, work and play. But coaching changes the story that you tell yourself – and the world.
  • I take a holistic approach in coaching issues that include diversity, identity, relationships, writing, communication skills, writing, alcoholism and addiction, domestic violence and the immigrant experience.



How I Coach Online

If you’ve had enough of Zoom, wait ’til you come for coaching. I’ve created a cozy, delightful space for self-discovery, just for you.  :)

Private Coaching

50-minute, one-to-one sessions

  • Some people see me instead of a weekly therapist
  • Some people see me AND a therapist.
  • Weekly sessions create the most momentum and progress.
  • Packages of five to 10 sessions are also available.

Small group

Meet live for a workshop series over several weeks

  • I run workshops on diversity issues related to writing, storytelling, communication and culture, childhood and trauma.
  • I run workshops for community, family and friend groups.
  • Small group events usually last 45-to-75 minutes.
  • Can be one event or a series of several meetings.

Self Start

Explore my blog posts and YouTube videos

  • I have hundreds of blog posts.
  • Topics include identity, writing, journalism, Classical Chinese medicine and holistic health, the inner child, relationships, communication skills and stories from my life. 
  • YouTube videos about writing and communication skills – under development!

Live Webinar

60-minute zooms, with time for chat and questions

  • I host live workshops and talks on Zoom.
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Coaching for Organizations

Customize your staff’s immediate success in diversity, inclusion and equity (DEl) training. Transform team morale, communication and writing skills.

  • Talks, workshops and one-to-one coaching for Employee Resource Groups.
  • Solution-focused communication skills training for team building.
  • Coaching and talks during celebratory events, such as Asian American and Pacific Islander Month in May, Women’s History Month and more.
  • Coaching in communication and writing skills, storytelling, work-life balance, diversity.