My father told me when I was a young girl that I should follow my passions in life. He was influenced by the works of Joseph Campbell and I have adopted this approach with every path I have chosen in my life. I went to Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s school, because of my pure devotion to learning. I didn’t want distractions as I studied Political Science and my love for academics. When I learned how to play lacrosse in eleventh grade, I made it my goal to become the best I could be at the sport. I went on to play varsity all four years of college, not because I was the best player, but I knew how to work hard. The word, passion, is derived from the Latin word patior which literally translated means to suffer. For me, that means that anything worth pursuing involves effort. I don’t think we have to see suffering as a negative. Sometimes hard work yields amazing rewards.
When I coach people I try to help them find the balance between effort and flow. It is a cooperative relationship. My goal is to guide people to intuitively reach their outer limits.