ABOUT ME

 

I love my job, and I'm grateful to be able to help people of all ages and backgrounds, challenging them to become their most accomplished selves.  I firmly believe everyone possesses the ability to succeed in full.  As the mother of three children with learning differences who have become extremely successful adults, I know reaching one's goals is rarely easy, but always worth the time and effort.

While running a busy household and raising a family, I graduated with a 3.9 GPA from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and my Master's Thesis, Success Factors in the ADHD Population, was accepted with Distinction. I honed my organizational and productivity strategies in order to manage our family and foster my goal of helping others.  At Boston College I began tutoring athletes, which I enjoyed immensely, and I worked as a teaching assistant, tutoring the undergraduate and graduate students in writing and study skills. I also wrote and corrected exams, taught classes, and assisted Dr John Dacey with research, writing, and editing academic texts for publication, all while reformulating a research tool used by Dr Beth Casey to measure risk taking and ADHD in the undergraduate population. As I became more familiar with the multitude of learning styles and cognitive experiences, I developed the beginnings of the formulaic methodology I use now to tap into each client’s strengths so I may address them on an individual basis, as each person requires a unique and personalized approach.  

Believing in one’s ability, which develops over time with each success, is the cornerstone to building a foundation to further future achievements. I know firsthand, organizational and productivity strategies often do not come naturally but, with proper techniques and positive reinforcement, success is possible. I have two decades of experience coaching clients of all ages and backgrounds in my private practice as an organizational specialist in Wellesley, MA.  When I am not working, I love to paint, bike, read, and write poetry between traveling, hiking, and mountain climbing with my husband and our dog, and whenever possible, my wonderful kids.

 

RECENT PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Brooks, Leslee.  2015.  Commentary: College Visits: Not a Laughing Matter.  The Wellesley Townsman, February 12th.  http://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/article/20150212/OPINION/150218585, accessed online August 10th, 2015.

Boyington, Briana.  2014.  Find Career-Focused Volunteer Opportunities in High School: High School Students Can Reach out to Local Businesses to Find Unique Community Service Opportunities.  U.S. News & World Report: Education, November 18th.  http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2014/11/18/find-career-focused-volunteer-opportunities-in-high-school, accessed online August 10th, 2015.

Morgan, Mandy.  2015.  6 Ways to Prepare Your Tween for the Scary New World of Junior High.  Deseret New National, July 16th.  http://national.deseretnews.com/article/5195/6-ways-to-prepare-your-tween-for-the-scary-new-world-of-junior-high.html, accessed online August 10th, 2015.

 

RESEARCH & CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

Dacey, John, and K. Lennon.  1999.  Understanding Creativity: The Interplay of Biological, Psychological, and Social Factors.  San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass.

Dacey, John, and Lisa Fiore.  2000.  Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children.  San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass.