Emotions are an integral part of the human experience and permeate the workplace. After reading How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, I understood more deeply the importance of the labels we assign to our emotion events. My personal revelation was that emotions don't happen to us, we create them, similar to a recipe. When we understand that, we gain control. The Emotion Chef is all about identifying the ingredients in our emotion recipes and learning how to create new ones. Dr. Susan David said it best:
"Many adults still don't use their words to define and understand their experiences. Without the subtle differentiation in meaning provided by language, they're unable to make sense of their personal issues...merely finding a label for emotions can be transformative, reducing painful, murky, and oceanic feeling of distress to a finite experience with boundaries and a name."
What led me down this path? It started with a quest to get my own life on track after suffering many of the same things that you may have suffered: abuse, death, divorce, deceit, loss, and the emotions that come with those experiences. I realized that is isn't the fall, it is how you get up.
I had a very successful consulting business for the past 13+ years, dabbling with coaching on the side. Then I decided to make coaching, more specifically the Emotion Chef program, my sole business. Why would I take the risk?
Passion to make the world a better place. My goal is to partner with companies that hire me to share it to the less advantaged in their area.
They tell me I can't boil the ocean, but all it takes is a few bubbles to get it started so I am going to give it a try.
Everything I teach is supported by research, papers, and books written by neuroscientists, psychologists and others in the scientific world. I am a latent nerd. Just ask me and I will share my source material.
I live in the Northern California wine country with my husband, Andrew, and our two adorable dogs, Finnegan and Fiona. I am a Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach and a Certified Brain Health Coach through Amen Clinics.
It isn't about the fall, it is about how you get up
Entrepreneur, coach, motivational speaker and creator of the Emotion Chef program