My own journey living the ups and downs of being married for 24 years gives me the wisdom, insight and experience to help others as they struggle and grow in their own marriages.
I bring three decades of learnings from my own inner work and personal development where I engaged in therapy, 12 Step Programs, and coaching practices to unravel my fear of intimacy and addictions with marijuana, food, relationships and busy-ness.
I have fifteen years experience studying mindset, empowerment and transformational learning. In addition, I have assisted and guided groups of men and women in the exploration and expression of sensual and sexual pleasure.
In 2017, I participated in an intensive training program with Martha Beck, Inc., and completed the process to become a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach. Since then, I’ve dedicated hundreds of hours coaching clients to make a difference in their lives and marriages.
Before I became a Certified Life Coach, I was a Facilitator of Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” program at my workplace. In addition to my responsibilities as Technology Director, I contributed to the staff and organizational development, with a focus on transformational change within our organization.
Prior to becoming a coach, I was a public school teacher for over a decade. I followed that with an 18-year corporate career as Technology Director for a mid-sized organization of 600-800 employees. I led the organization’s technology initiatives and supervised a staff of desktop technicians. I managed complex projects to tight deadlines and learned how to navigate organizational complexities.
Also, I was responsible for my staff’s career growth and job satisfaction. I worked with each of my team members to bring out their best and help them be happy and productive in their work life. I integrate those people development skills, in addition to my coaching skills, within the work I do with my clients today.
I’m called to this work because I believe in marriage.
I want to share the tools and processes that I’ve used that changed my life from feeling lost and alone in my marriage, to having a full vibrant life with my husband.
We live in a time where the definition and purpose of marriage has changed dramatically from the time of our parents and grandparents. Today you can create a marriage that is a unique expression of your love and devotion to each other.
I do this work because I believe that the relationship you have with your spouse is a model for your children, your extended family, your co-workers, and your neighbors. How you communicate and demonstrate your respect for your partner is how you listen, learn and make requests from others.
I do this work because I believe that world peace begins in our homes.
A Bit More About Me
My husband Alan and I have been married for 24 years and live in an old farmhouse in rural upstate NY. I am a stepmom to, and cheerleader for, our 34 year old daughter, Amelie.
We’ve been fortunate to have deeply loved a succession of rescue dogs, currently soul bonded and living with a pit bull lab mix named Dakota. We also have an African Gray parrot named Cody that calls my name throughout the day, “Gail, Gail, Gail.”
I’m an avid hiker having summited all 115 major peaks in the northeastern states in the US as well as having climbed all 46 peaks over 4000 ft in elevation in the Adirondacks – in the winter months (Dec 21- March 21) #6873W. I’ve also hiked New York State’s Finger Lakes Trail end to end (586 miles) #449.
Gardening takes priority in my life in the spring, summer and fall with perennials, berry bushes and vegetables. My husband and I spend the majority of our winter months on the Caribbean island of Dominica.