Senior Associate Coach
Phone: +1 631-899-2441
Website: Hampton Master Coach
Languages: English and French.
Location: USA. Works with clients globally.
Free Consultation: I am pleased to offer new clients a Complimentary Coaching Session
I am a trained and certified professional Co-Active Coach. My preparation was done at the prestigious Coaches Training Institute, and throughout a career of corporate leadership. Specifically, I’ve been deeply focused on nurturing and mentoring professionals with a creative approach to their work. As a result, my specialty is to work with professionals who want to stretch their creative range and explore how it can enhance and impact their lives and their work.
My path to coaching was anything but traditional; which is probably why I can focus so easily on my clients’ need to forsake the beaten track and find their own internal North Star. Born in Lebanon from French parents, a Parisian mother and an Alsatian father; I followed my family’s nomadic life, living and studying in Africa and in Europe, before eventually moving to New York.
This early experience with foreign cultures and constant changes has made me particularly adept at helping my clients embrace and even invite the changes inherent in re-directing their lives.
In the States, I pursued a career in the publishing and graphic design industries, moving rapidly from junior sales rep to sales director at Ziff-Davis, creating new products along the way and eventually becoming the Publisher of Photo-Design, a McLean Hunter publication. In the late 1980’s I was recruited to run a family business, American Showcase, a publisher of tabletop art directories. Six years and three new products later, I left American Showcase to launch my own company, Images.com.
As the Co-Founder and President of Images.com, I built my company from the ground up. A niche stock image agency, we were the first in the industry to have a searchable website. We ran two banks of images (Images.com and Stock Illustration Source) with 40 employees, generating $10 million in yearly sales. Driving the executive team to join me in creating a dynamic and successful company taught me how to turn problems into innovative solutions, a process I now use to help my clients parlay their own perceived deficits into opportunities for action and evolution. I sold my company in 2006, to free myself to become a coach practitioner.
In my coaching practice I share with my clients this invaluable work experience, inspiring them to broaden their perspectives and develop their ideas into projects or products that are compelling and profitable. One thing I bring to coaching is a passion for all forms of creative expression, from Aboriginal art to perfect zabaglione. I travel widely, but at home I keep a vegetable garden, cook, bake, read and write. I’m interested in etymology, science, art, antiquity, the Middle-Ages, and coaching, bien sur. Currently I’m having fun kitchen-testing recipes from the Middle-Ages, ( lots of spices and no tomatoes.)
My coaching philosophy is best expressed in these words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: “Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation”. I live with my husband, an accomplished artist, in an old whaling village in New York State, where family and friends often come to rest and play.
Business Diploma, Institut L’Avenir, Belgium
CPCC, Coaches Training Institute
Member of the International Coaching Federation
Member, Board of Directors, Womens’ Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (WISE)
Fluent in French