Lifework Lab

for Young Professionals

life, career, and

leadership development and decision-making for 

millennials and xennials

 Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it,

I must listen to my life telling me who I am... I must listen for the truths and values at the heart...

Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak

Life speaks!


When I was a little girl, I watched everything my teachers did, good and bad, making mental notes of who I would become as a teacher. I went to school on teacher workdays (who does that). With a teaching fellowship, I went to college and became a high school teacher and then later an instructional coach. Now I teach and train teachers, school leaders, and college faculty. Teaching is my purpose. What is yours? Effective leaders know their purpose.

Life is a workbook!


Lifework is two-fold.  Part one is working on your own life and getting yourself together. Part two is the vocation, the calling, the giving back.  It's what you contribute to someone else's life. You must be equally committed to both parts. This requires diligence, consistency, a servant's heart, and proper planning. What is your plan? Effective leaders plan.

Life is a journey!

Your life is going somewhere, with or without a plan. If you want growth and success in your personal and professional life, you must be willing to go after what you want.  The journey has a destination. You must listen to your life speak, do your lifework, and work your plan in pursuit of your intended outcome. That destination you have in mind, will not be reached without your consistent pursuit. What lifework or career are you pursuing? Leaders pursue.

I can help you with your lifework!


I understand how the leadership game and the ladder climb can disrespect your purposeI also understand the delicate balance between career and personal responsibilities, goals, and dreams. I have written publications on wholeness, personal development, leadership, and faith. I have coached many people through the lifework process at home, at work, at school and even at church. Do you need a lifework coach?  Effective leaders have a coach.

I can co-create a mastermind session with you!


I realize you sometimes feel like no one really gets you, except for a few like-minded friends or colleagues.  As you and your friends work through who you really are, what you want to accomplish in life, and what you can do to not only show up in the world but really change it, I'm here for you.  Sometimes you just need a future-focused thinking partner to help your team co-create what tomorrow could be, especially when the people around you are so... yesterday! It's time for a meeting of masterful minds.  Do you want a mastermind session?



Click below in you are

interested in a discovery call!

 Four steps to achievement:  

Plan purposefully.  Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.

William A. Ward

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