When I became a dad to two (amazing) neurodivergent kids, it kicked off a lifelong journey into understanding the unique strengths and challenges that are inherent to being gifted and neurodivergent. As it turns out, I'd been learning about giftedness my whole life because I – like many – was an "undiagnosed" gifted person.
In 2012, I woke up in the middle of the night with hives all over my body from the stress of having my second child, running a tech startup, and moving for the umpteenth time. This set off my own journey of healing a few decades of unprocessed trauma, grief, and...you know...life.
My career started as a semi-professional hockey player in 1999 at the age of 17. Sixteen broken bones later – including one fractured skull – it was time for a change.
As one does, I earned a degree in International Development, moved to Latin America, and joined a human rights organization. I soon discovered I was more passionate about my hobbies – design and software – than I was about administrative work.
So, surprisingly, I ended up in advertising. I moved to NYC and became an award-winning creative before finally setting sail to pursue a lifelong dream: become an entrepreneur. I founded a financial technology company that was named CNN's top 15 financial products of the year two years running. It was exhilarating and remarkably difficult – hence the aforementioned panic attack.
Fast forward a ten years and I began coaching entrepreneurs, executives, and organizations and returned to school for a master's degree in therapy. While I specialize in gifted people, creatives, and entrepreneurs, what I really love is helping people become more themselves, regardless of age, gender, or profession.