My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I went to college without any idea of it being connected to a career but studied what I loved.
Then to earn a living I got a teaching credential and found apathy on too many faces in my classes.
I decided, out of desperation, to start genuine discussions into why they did not want to learn.
Then my husband died suddenly leaving me with 3 teenagers to coach into adulthood on my own.
I identified a huge hole in our system around helping kids plan how to use education to build a life.
Then my children started high school and I knew that no class, no one there was going to help them.
I created a class and for over a decade I've been working with teens creating and improving it.
Each step eventually became my workbook, "Get Real!" currently in process of publication.
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I teach a class helping teenagers find their life pathway!

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My greatest days are filled with teenage faces, listening, discussing, learning, laughing, writing, reading, dreaming, thinking and learning information to help them begin developing plans and ideas about their futures. I actually don't "teach" anything, I guide them on a pathway of discovery I developed to help my own children find their passions and then find ways to become who they want, do what they love and create satisfying lives for themselves. My days are exhausting but full of energy.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

The first step is to understand YOURSELF and what matters to you. Find what you love learning and pursue that so you can share your passion for what you do. There really is not a teaching credential in 'life planning' so I'm not sure how to help with that.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Just teach what you're supposed to teach. You are just one little voice in a huge world, you will not be heard. Every other generation has just gone out and made a living...why make it more complex? Publishers have told me there is no market for my book."

Challenges I Overcame

Losing the love of my life