Current Clients



Most of my clients do. They’re power players. Most of them run successful departments or businesses. They talk to me because I don’t work for them and I’m not trying to impress them and I don’t need a damn thing from them. They need a safe place to spill, process, work through their own shit, make decisions, and get help putting them into action. I’ve spent enough years in a suit and conference rooms that I understand the challenges they face, but I’ve made enough renegade choices that I’m not afraid of what will happen to them if they take risks, play big, and tell the truth about what they really want.

This fluffy stuff is all very nice, but I have a high-powered corporate job.  

Maybe! I only work with a few women a year, and we work together for a full year. Take a look at my coaching page to see if we’re a good fit, and if you’d like to be considered as a private client, fill out the application.

Are you currently taking on private clients?

All my classes and coaching take place on the phone or over the internet. My clients are all over the world, but the phone lets us connect deeply and intimately in a way that’s really private and safe (and doesn’t require chitchat, cups of coffee, or makeup).

But aren’t you in Canada? Because I am in Oslo. How does that work?

I write a weekly missive– (you should get on my list, they’re good). I coach a few very special private clients. And I teach group programs on getting organized (The Queen Sweep) and having healthy boundaries even if you’re a sensitive empath (Secret Mystics).

But how?

I’m a coach. I help women make their lives better. I’m their mentor, their cheerleader, their kick in the pants, their safe refuge. I push my clients to be braver, to make wise decisions, and to run their careers like epic fucking badasses. I help them heal the hurt parts in themselves that are keeping them crumpled and small. I help them turn on a dime and create long-term plans. I help them live with no regrets.

But what does that mean?

And we do it like epic fucking badasses.

What we do here is declare dominion over our gorgeous lives.

If you’re a new coach hoping to pick my brain and hear about what it’s like to start a coaching practice, I’m going to regretfully decline…there are many great business coaches and coach mentors out there, but I’m not one of them. I like to coach the front line love warriors, and there are plenty of other people doing a good job coaching other coaches. But here’s a quick answer to what you probably really want to know…. I love love LOVE my work. I love my clients. I feel lucky every day that this is my job. But!!!! There is a lot of hype out of there trying to convince you that anyone can set up shop and make a quick fortune, or at least a good living, as a coach. THAT HAS NOT BEEN MY EXPERIENCE. In fact, I think it’s a pretty challenging way to actually support a family. I know that might sound hypocritical, because I absolutely do support my own family doing this. But it took years of hard work and lean times and almost stupidly gritty persistence to get here. So any time someone tries to sell you a “make six figures in six months!” bunch of hooey, remember that they’re selling you something. And take it with a grain (ok ton) of salt. And? If you still want to do it for pure love and don’t need to live off the money? Go for it! Our world needs more healers. But be sure to go through a reputable training– I think Dr. Martha Beck’s is the best– and hire yourself a great biz coach– I recommend Jenny Shih.

Will you talk to me about what it’s like being a coach?

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Can I interview you? Will you give a quote for this piece?

I LOVE those things!!! Life is busy, so I’m only accepting a limited number of speaking and guest writing engagements, but drop me a line and let’s see! Check out my Speaking page to see if we’d be a good fit and for instructions on how to submit your opportunity.

Will you be a speaker on my online summit or at my event? Will you write a guest blog post?

I hear you, dearheart. Me too. Most of my favorite people are. It’s ok; you’re not crazy and you’re not going to start accidentally channeling. It’s just that no one ever taught us how to use our extra antennae, so you’re picking up a lot of extra static. I made you a free resource to help you handle all the extra stuff flying through the ether right now; you can get that here.

I think I might be a Secret Mystic…I feel so overwhelmed by people and their emotions.

I usually run it once a year, in the spring. In the meantime, you can get a sample right here and start sweeping right now.

When is the next Queen Sweep? My clutter is taking over and my friend said it would help.

Send me an email. I’ll tell you where you should start.

Interested in working together?

Grab this: The Five Phrases You Need Right Now To Be An Epic Fucking Badass. It’s free, it’s fast, and it’ll make you stronger immediately.

I’m here but I’m overwhelmed…what should I do?

Part of making life gorgeous is saying no to the perfectly lovely in order to make room for the truly fantastic. So I only do lunches/tea/drinks/etc with my clients, my old friends, and the love of my life. But I do occasionally throw celebratory soirees and hooplas— if you get my weekly missive, you’ll find out when and where those happen and I’d love to have you join me.

Will you meet up with me or my son/sister/mom when they’re in town?

I totally get it. My coaching packages require an epic fucking badass investment of money, time, and courage….and that’s by design. It’s okay if you’re not ready for that! I created this free resource to help you shift things right now, on your own. I also send out a weekly missive to help you make your life gorgeous, and that’s totally free too. I’ve been broke and I know how scary that is, but I also know that when we really want something, we’re capable of moving mountains. Just make sure you pick the right mountain.

I want to work with you but I can’t afford private coaching.

I am an ex-Christian. I was raised in Japan by missionary parents, who are delightful and deeply devout people. We love each other a lot even though we have radically different spiritual philosophies. I am a heathen mystic, I’m a pro-choice feminist, and I’m queer. Also, yes, I swear a whole fucking lot. So you decide, love.

You swear a lot. But you mention missionaries. Are you safe for me?

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I write things for women with big, gorgeous, COMPLICATED lives. I help women become epic fucking badasses… but I still retain my right to cry at every diaper commercial ever made.

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