"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost
It all started when...
I discovered the Nia Technique in 2008. I was launched into a new way of being and moving -- a transformation of self.
Nia is a mixed modality practice that fuses dance, martial arts and healing, and brings awareness, acceptance, release and conditioning to the body, mind, emotion and spirit.
Nia has taught me the value of bringing awareness into my life. As a movement teacher, I have learned that transformation is possible when we open up ourselves to our own flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability. What happens when I experience the Nia Technique -- the conditioning, the acceptance, the release --transfers and melds into my everyday life. Now I am present to the world around me. By nurturing my awareness, I have experienced the magic of transformation.
The Nia Technique led me to move to a different country, change my outlook on life and to finally -- after years of curiously dancing around the decision -- to pursue coaching as a profession.
As a coach, I am passionate about engaging my clients in a process of discovery and exploration. My clients dive deep to identify their values and goals on a quest to explore who they want to "be" and then, from that place of knowing, they choose what they will "do." Together, we learn from losses or failures and pause to celebrate successes.
Me: The Official Version;)
Amy believes that every individual matters and can make a difference in their own life as well as the lives of others. She coaches individuals and groups with a special emphasis on waking individuals up to their right to belong and their right of responsibility. As a somatic specialist with nearly 10 years experience teaching movement, Amy thinks of coaching as the wake up call to get up and get moving in your personal and professional life. Prior to coaching, she held leadership positions in the Community Events Planning, Marketing and Public Relations industries for 15+ years. In addition to her Coaching Certifications from the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation, Amy holds a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelors of Arts from Cornell University. She is trained in an array of leadership methodologies and encourages her clients to practice deep awareness of their own potential and of the balance they seek in their lives. As a mother of 3 children ranging from 19 to 10 years old, she has a special affinity for and experience in helping new and not-so-new parents transition to and achieve a healthy and fulfilling work-life balance at any point in their parenting journey. And she has a personal passion for coaching teens through young adults in Academic & Life Empowerment.