In many ways, I was my first coaching client.

Hey, great to meet you! Here’s a bit about me…

My early years showed me what I didn’t want for my life. I had very little confidence. I was good at school (aka: I followed the rules), but it wasn’t until my 20s that I realized that no one was going to give me the life that I wanted – I had to be brave (not perfect) and create it for myself.

I’ve built a career that allows me to travel, live 100% debt-free, do work I love, and work 10 months out of the year. The icing on the cake: getting to partner on projects like Money Date Night with my husband, Colin Ryan.

If you speak CliftonStrengths,™ my top 5 are: Activator, Discipline, Learner, Futuristic, and Relator. To translate: I’m always ready to go. I am the queen of follow-through. Learning=Life. I’m a planner. And I get you.

I co-founded the Business Peer Exchange – a group focused on advancing gender equity and inclusion in the workplace.

I train people in the art of salary negotiation.

I have a podcast called Money Date Night.

And I’m obsessed with puppy videos on Instagram. C’mon, I’m human.

I’m an ICF Certified Executive Coach and I have an MBA in Organizational Development from Clarkson University. I graduated from Leadership Champlain in 2010 and have been recognized as a Rising Star (40 under 40) by Vermont Business Magazine.

Topics I like to speak about include: salary and rate negotiation, gender and workplace culture, freelancing, and entrepreneurship

I live in Vermont and when I’m not playing with power tools, I’m planning our next travel adventure.

 

My Values & Beliefs

Action creates motivation.

I approach life with humor and abundance.

I believe in the power of small deliberate choices, eating the frog, good socks, and paying it forward.

Anyone can learn to manage their money. I promise.

I surround myself with people who think differently than me.

Laughter is medicine. So is moving my body. And getting off the computer.

I have experienced firsthand that empowered women go on to empower women.

I'm constantly reading: Mr. Money Mustache, My Fab Finance, GRANTED, HBR, The Minimalists.

My CliftonStrengths™ are: Activator, Discipline, Learner, Futuristic, and Relator.