About Leg up Services

When I left social services years ago, I set out to apply my education and management experience to the business world.  One of the first areas I gravitated to was quality management.  Its process and system focus make sense to me; similar to psychology’s family and systems thinking.  I love the blend of psychology and quality and I find understanding people dynamics and processes is critical to individual and organizational success.  It also brings me great personal and professional satisfaction.  I get to assist individuals, teams and organizations as they improve personally and professionally.  In essence, I get to be a teacher, a consultant and a coach.  I enjoy the diversity of these roles and especially enjoy listening to others, helping them solve problems and watching them successfully utilize new skills.  I have a passion to see people realize their full potential and clearly see myself giving others a “leg up”.

This passion has led to my own growth and improvement.  I have a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and am a Certified Executive and Personal Life Coach.  I am a member of the International Coaching Federation, an associate member of the American Psychological Association, a member of the American Counseling Association and an active member of the Association for Specialists in Group Work.  I hold membership in the National American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and in the past served as Program Chair and President of the Heart of Illinois Chapter of ASTD.  I am also a current member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Additionally I have also served as the Educational Chair for the local chapter of American Society for Quality.


I am grateful to be able to partner with so many talented experts in helping individuals and organizations grow and achieve.  Please see my affiliates listed under Resources.

My Guiding Beliefs and Principles

  • Individuals have more potential than they often realize
  • Organizations and individuals must grow to be successful
  • Organizations and individuals must have a strategy to be successful
  • Education, training, and professional development leads to independence, effective judgment and strong leadership
  • Investing in employees improves productivity and profitability
  • Quality education must be tailored, practical, proactive, respectful, timely and professionally conducted
  • People are most successful when they are self aware, resolution focused rather than problem focused and continuously growing