1'm a wife, a Mum of 4 (ages 10 to 22), an Autism Parent Coach & Consultant, a Mental Health Youth Advisor, a Program Director, and CEO and Founder of Choose Thrive Inc.
MY PASSION IS HELPING PEOPLE THRIVE
I combine my 22 years of parenting, (including raising a son with autism) and overcoming my own mental health challenges with my professional experience and qualifications in the areas of mental health, youth work and parent support to help youhng people, and their families to become the best they can be.
At the age of 6, my son, Joshua, was diagnosed with Autism. Going against the recommendation to put him on antipsychotic medication, my husband and I instead chose to help him overcome his challenges . Now at the age of 19, Josh is thriving.
In my 30’s I was diagnosed with a mental health disorder. I successfully overcame my diagnosis and now use my own success story and my Catholic faith as motivation to help others.
I enjoy collaborating with other people whose values and vision of the future aligns with mine.
My values, of Faith, Family, Freedom, Truth, Justice, Community and Compassion are what drives me.
I have mentored and coached youth and young adults to help them overcome obstacles in their lives, many of which have gone on to achieve much more than they'd ever imagined possible. I just love young people!
I love to see people living a life of purpose, passion, and peace.
I honestly believe, that given the right support, everyone has the capacity to thrive.
MY EXPERIENCE - PROFESSIONAL, PERSONAL AND SERVING MY COMMUNITY
MY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT