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I am celebrating twenty-six years of being alive after a stage four pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I have made it my life’s work to stay on the cutting edge of research and practice on what contributes to the health and well-being of people diagnosed with cancer. As a certified cancer coach practicing for over twenty years, I support cancer patients, their caregivers, and their supporters. My intention is to help my clients hone in on exactly what they need to heal and to thrive at every stage of the journey.

I share my learnings in a variety of ways:
  • The Cancer Defense Program, offered since 2008, includes a variety of services and tools to help you build a science-based strategy. 

  • I have developed programs to meet the unique needs of Leaders with Cancer.

  • A Single Success Session can help you focus on a particular need.

  • I’m currently working on a book project on Six Challenges of Pancreatic Cancer, due to be released later this year.

  • The Testimonials will allow you to read how coaching with me not only addressed their cancer challenges, but went beyond that. It resulted in living with more authenticity, purpose, joy and resilience.


If you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer or are further along on the cancer journey, let’s talk.  Contact Me—to schedule a complimentary phone conversation. We’ll discuss your cancer circumstances and ideas on how best to address them.


I also invite you to subscribe to my blog via email. 

Cancer is a journey.

When I was diagnosed in 1998, I naively thought it would be a short journey because I would be CURED in a matter of months. Instead, I was told—by the best doctors at the best cancer centers—that my journey would be short because I was medically untreatable and incurable.  At best I had nine months to live.  A very short journey indeed!


Initially I gave in and believed that I’d never have another birthday.  I’d never see my three daughters go through the milestones of life. But then a miracle happened. I heard my first survivor story.  A man called Uncle Louie, who had stage four lung cancer and was given at best two months to live, was alive and thriving ten years later. In that life-opening moment, I decided that I would be another Uncle Louie—a survivor with my story known by those who needed hope and possibility. I would give life back to people who have heard that they will die from their cancer. I decided that my story would be practical and actionable. It would come with the tools, practices, and strategies to transform the impossible into the possible. And it would absolutely include stories of survival and thriving from others with cancer.

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