I admit it, I HATED school, especially middle and high school. I was bullied almost every day in 6th grade, and in 9th grade, I attended one of the worst schools in New York City. By the time I transferred to another school, I was already angry, and could care less.
Those years created inner "programs" that would haunt me for YEARS, creating emotional and even physical pain.
Ironically, one of my first jobs was teaching P.E. class in a parochial school right around the corner from my house in Brooklyn, NY. I LOVED it, I loved the kids. I loved being there for them, even if it meant just listening to them after school. However, it didn't pay very well, so I left and went into sales work for the next 12 years.
After an accident in NY, I was out of work, and decided to move to FL. I then took a job as a substitute teacher, and the love of the profession filled me once again. I decided to become a full time teacher. I wanted to the best I could be, and took a training that changed my life, "Rediscover the Joy of Learning", by the late Dr. Don Blackerby. In this training, I found THE KEY, namely, the mind technologies of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). These allowed me to work with students the the CORE levels, with the INNER DRIVERS of learning and achievement.
That was in 2006. Since then, I have used these tools to help students improve focus, overcome test anxiety and stress, improve motivation, and more, both in schools and in the private practice.
I am an internationally known learning and change expert, helping clients world-wide and appearing in interviews in the US, Canada and the UK.
Master Degree in Education
Bachelor Degree in Psychology
Certified Life Coach
Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Certified Self-Hypnosis and Mindfulness Instructor
Certified ZPoint Practitioner
"Joy of Learning" Practitioner
Reading Expert-Universal Reading Method