Growing up in Detroit, Michigan I was a huge nerd, spending much of my childhood with my nose buried in books.

Sometime in high school I found myself in the personal development section of the bookstore.  The small all-girls boarding school I attended in Middlebury, Connecticut encouraged learning for the sake of learning and I was praised for my curiosity. I dove in and devoured all the knowledge I could get my hands on.  I was reading incessantly and implementing the concepts with myself, my friends, and my classmates.  Coaching came naturally to me. 

By the time I reached my undergraduate studies at Claremont Mckenna College, my love for reading, personal growth, and self-development had become a defining part of me; my friends lovingly referred to me as their life coach.  At the time, I did not take the title seriously. After college I studied law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California and began my career as an attorney.