“Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.”
- Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher
Growing up in Denmark, I always had a fundamental feeling of not belonging. I spent years trying to make sense of that feeling. In many ways, I was always a free spirit.
At 14 years old, I had the opportunity to spend a summer in The US and I think it’s fair to say that it forever changed the course of my life. For the time first, I felt like I belonged. I experienced glimpses of what a future could look like. I experienced a sense of hope and also deep confusion over this newfound discovery.
This was the beginning of my journey of wander and exploration.
Later I spent years visiting countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, Guatemala and beyond. I firmly believe that my experiences traveling the world has taught me resilience, trust within myself and the ability to form connections across cultures, languages and races.
In 2012, I found my way back to The US and I have called it home ever since.
Shortly after, I started doing Culinary Walking Tours and that became my doorway to coaching. As a tour facilitator I learned to navigate dynamics, hold space, connect with people’s stories and create from the present moment.
I still had a burning feeling of ‘not belonging’ - and this time, I mean belonging to myself - and I knew I had a desire to have a bigger impact while forming authentic human connections.
This desire led me to The Coaches Training Institute, known as one of the most rigorous Coaching & Leadership schools in world, also affiliated with The International Coach Federation. Their coaching model is called the Co-active Model.
Co-active Coaching is an approach that holds the whole human being as the focal point of the coaching - body, mind & spirit. I believe we are greater than our problems and challenges, and through my trainings and certification with The Coaches Training Institute, I found a true passion for being with and seeing human beings more fully, deeply and profoundly.
Privately I live in Newport, Rhode Island, together with with my Moroccan-American husband. At the core of my life is connection, friends & family, adventure & travel, good food & wine, a love for the ocean & the sunshine and runs & walks in nature.