Over 20 years ago, I began helping children with developmental disabilities as an Occupational Therapist. My interest in neuroplasticity led me to create a program called the H.O.P.E Method. The H.O.P.E Method is a neurodevelopmental approach to therapy based on the principles of brain development. This method provides professionals a framework upon which to build clinical reasoning to treat clients. It gives parent and their families a clear path to positive therapy outcomes.
The incredible results we saw with the children led us to expand. Adults would ask, ‘can this help me too? I used to have the same issues as a child, and I’m still struggling, can H.O.P.E. work for me? Is it too late?’ Because neuroplasticity is available throughout the lifespan, the answer is YES.
I worked with my first adult client 15 years ago, and to this day, she sends me an annual update to thank me and to let me know how her work with me is still changing her life. Since then, countless others have experienced the benefit of the brain rewiring effects of the H.O.P.E Method.
Working with adults, I learned that limitations might not only exist in the brain that needs to be rewired, but they can also come from the mind that needs to re-trained. To address both aspects, we created our sister method, the W.A.Y (What About You) Model.
Together both methods have been integrated as a brain-building and mind training system that uses neuroplasticity to make lasting changes in the brains and minds of our clients; allowing them to break away from limitations in skills and behavior that impedes their ability to function at their best in any and all areas of their lives.
Re-training the mind to work FOR us, that’s important! Identifying how to move away from limiting behavior patterns to maximize function, that’s what this is about. I wanted to find a WAY to do that, so I did!
I am a Certified Coach and Master Coach in a wide range of life and executive coaching programs. Joining the science of neuroplasticity to the language of the mind was my next challenge. I wanted to know how to use brain science to help enhance awareness so that we could retrain healthy minds and behavior.
The W.A.Y Method and program is a culmination of this work and years of scientific research. The result is a powerful combination of tools that uses a systematic and practical approach to build self-awareness, mindfulness, and clarity in the face of challenges and limitations in what I call the 4 P’s: Professional Life, Personal Life, Partnering Life, and Parenting Life.
I’ve been speaking at venues throughout the world for over twenty years. With my direct, powerful, and compelling tools, attendees always leave inspired and able to take steps to retrain their brain, break habits, and DO something different.
Whether talking to a group of clinicians, providing a parenting workshop, or inspiring a group of executives, I will speak the truth kindly, and hearing the truth always liberates and inspires. I also like to have fun while I do it! So if you are attending one of my events soon, get ready to laugh, I know I will.
I’ve been described as bold, funny, exciting, and dynamic! Most important, I’m practical. EVERY talk provides PRACTICAL information that gives you action steps. My audiences always leave with a good dose of home-grown wisdom (e.g., “my grandmother always said…”). That home-grown wisdom is mixed with science, backed up by evidence from the current research, and with a nice helping of my professional and personal life experiences.
My intention to empower and change, EVERY TIME!
As the founder and owner of multiple companies, including TheraPeeds Family Center, a globally recognized entity, I employ over 65 people. I’m constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance our service offerings. A lot of hard work went into creating this multi-national business, and our companies are committed to providing the highest quality of brain-building and mind training services.
Our companies and services are ever-evolving to match the demands of our clients. Whether through direct services at our 30, 000 square foot, state-of-the-art flagship headquarters in Davie, Florida OR through consultations, live training, online classes and webinars, our services are connected by one focus; to provide our clients (groups or individuals), practical tools that use science to build brains and train minds.
I write. I write because it’s a tool for me to speak to me and for me to speak to others. Writing takes on many forms for me. It could be a morning journal that I use for self-reflection or a blog to share information with my clients or articles to educate on the brain and mind. I enjoy writing.
Check out our blogs; they are there to educate and inspire.
One of the most important reasons I challenge myself to live without limitations is because I am a wife and mother. I wanted to show up full throttle in the lives of my family.
Maximizing my brain and mind potential allows me to do just that. In the midst of my busy life, building companies, and traveling across the world, I make sure to participate in the lives of my family wholeheartedly.
I fill with joy when I see my adult daughter celebrating her professional accomplishments or accepting an award. I am present with her. My mind training allows me to shut off my list to-do list and enjoy her. When my teenage son is in his MMA competitions, he has a mother who is seeing him and his accomplishment and not concerned about others.
I am in my life when I am packing lunch, doing laundry, and going to the grocery. Being in my life means I keep up with the latest trends with my children, cook, and plan family vacations. My family means more to me than anything, and I’m sure yours does too. That is why, like me, I know you want to be present with them as much as you can.
In the midst of all that I do, I stop my mind from racing, and I use my tools to really connect with my husband of over 24 years to enjoy dinner or a chat. I don’t let an untrained brain cause me to miss the sweetest of the moment of lying in bed reading Guess How Much I Love You to my and Love You Forever to my teenagers.
Training my brain and mind has changed my life and how I am with my family. I know what it means to me. I want that for you too.
As a woman, I know joy, happiness, love, and gratitude. At the same time, I am also deeply familiar with guilt, pain, suffering, sadness, and frustration. Thankfully, as part of my process of getting out of my own way, I’ve learned how to sit in silence, and I have trained my mind on how to get back to peace. I have learned to truly appreciate and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Yet, I continue to take on new challenges and push others to challenge themselves.
Giving to others is the best gift I can receive. I am passionate about helping individuals live beyond their limitations, whether those limits are physical, mental, emotional…real, or perceived.
As a student of life, I learn from all those who touch my life. For me, serving life with my whole heart is my greatest joy. I bring nothing but ultimate passion and commitment to pursuing this as my life’s work.
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