Change Agent Accelerator
Location: Syracuse, NY
What I do:
I support change agents around the globe, to help identify how TFC programming can help accelerate their growth and their unique way of bringing positive change to the world.
Along with my role at The Flourishing Center, I own a coaching, consulting, and training company called Northbound www.headnorthbound.com. Northbound’s mission is to provide the tools and training to set its clients on an ever-northbound trajectory, to continually move north of neutral to a place of thriving. I hold a BS in Human Development from Cornell University, a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and a Positive Psychology Coaching Certification from the Flourishing Center. I am also certified to run Flourishing Skills Groups, a transformative group learning experience.
I believe my path to positive psychology began at a very young age, with an inborn tendency towards optimism, a love of testing my own growth limits and the ability to always see the best in others. This led me to pursue a degree in Human Development from Cornell University, knowing I wanted to better understand the human condition and find ways to helps others live their best lives. Although not my initial plan, the skills I learned helped me pursue a successful 13-year sales career with a leading analytics software company. I had the opportunity to travel extensively, hosting events and visiting some of the largest companies in the world. But ultimately, I knew I would end up in a role where I would help others to actualize their potential. That role started to take shape in 2011, when I stumbled across a TED talk about positive psychology. It was a true revelatory moment (insert skies opening up and beams of white light) and I knew I would slowly pave my own path in the field.
It’s always in a state of refinement but it currently looks something like: Meditate> Coffee> Bullet Journal> Writing> try not to wake my kids before 7am
A Little Known Fact About Me…
I love to draw and have done so for 2 decades. It wasn’t until recently that anyone outside of my home actually saw my drawings. Last year I designed a shirt for my CAPP cohort as part of a surprise for our instructor, Louis. It was a trip to see everyone walking around with my art on their shirt.