I am originally from Chicago, Il, and lived for a few years in New York, NY, before relocating to Los Angeles, CA. I currently work as a vocal, performance, and life coach. I would like for you to know how I arrived here, my current beliefs about personal development, and what I have to provide you.
While I discovered that I could sing around the age of 12. I was not one of those singers who knew early on that I had talent. Throughout grade school, high school, and college, I always sang in choirs, but even though I was encouraged by many mentors, I began to develop many insecurities as I did not believe I truly had talent. Because of that, I found it difficult to stay motivated or find direction as to what I wanted to do in my life.
I had a choir director in high school, Jerome Ramsfield who continually pushed me, and had far more faith in my talent than I did. This is where I learned how valuable a mentor or coach can be.
When I left college in Chicago, I had no faith that I could pursue a career in entertainment so I took a job in the corporate world where I remained for many years. However the yearning for performing never left me. I decided to push myself out there and began singing at open mic nights at clubs. This was terrifying for me but I continued.
I began to join different bands; I took acting and dance classes and did whatever I could to develop whatever talent I might have. When things continually became more and more difficult for me, I decided I need additional help in many different areas. I began counseling, going to vocal coaches, and reading and studying any personal development book or program I could get my hands on.
While doing all of this and maintaining a corporate job, I finally found a vocal coach who could address and help me understand why I was continually getting hoarse after shows, and at times completely losing my voice. That coach was Seth Riggs, known as the coach to the stars. After years of working with him, he encouraged me to start coaching myself because he knew that what I had personally experienced and learned to overcome would be so valuable to others.
In 1988 I began my vocal coaching career and, taking all that I had learned from previous coaches, I developed my personal method, and eventually, an online program entitled, “Singing Made Simple”. At the same time, I also began personal, life and career coaching. I knew that with all my adventures and many different careers, that I had the ability to help guide others to their own success.
This has finally brought me to my current philosophy, teaching, coaching and personal development methods. I believe that everyone possesses unique and individual talents and ability that is simply waiting to be developed.