Two Bird Coaching


A coach sees you
as a leader in your life.

What is a coach anyway? When you need an ally, a coach is there for you. When you need a collaborator, a coach gives you their best thinking. When you need to break down toxins and limits in your thinking, a coach brings the enzyme of powerful questions. When you have big emotions, a coach sticks with you, listening with calm assurance that all is well. A coach knows that you are already okay, sees you as a leader in your life, and has full confidence in you, your strengths, your gifts, and your process.
Some credentials that matter less: I am a certified Psychodramatist and an ICF*-certified coach with 14 years experience in facilitating transformation in corporate, clinical, law enforcement, nonprofit, and multilateral settings. A Psychodramatist is a specialist who practices an extraordinary tradition founded by Jacob Moreno. Moreno believed in the goodness and expansiveness of the human spirit, the power of stepping into desired roles and ways of being rather than talking about them, and the capacity of each person to tap into infinite possibility and energy. Certification in this methodology requires coursework in therapy and 800+ hours of training and supervision.
I also hold a Master’s degree Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; am a certified Yoga Instructor trained by Don and Amba Stapleton; am a Co-Active Coach as certified by the Coach Training Institute; am trained in Appreciative Inquiry by Jane Macgruder Watkins and Mac Odell, and am a VOICES 360 coach trained by Korn Ferry International.
I spent the first part of my career coaching from Washington DC.** I now enjoy living in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains with my husband and two little ones.

*International Coach Federation

**Clients can come from all over: San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, San Diego, Boston, Austin, Boulder, Madison, Flagstaff, Ann Arbor, Missoula. Free sample sessions are available to try out what it’s like to be coached over phone or Skype.

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Life Coaching

Transform an area of your life with weekly support from a seasoned professional coach. When you want to create a new future for yourself and aren’t sure you can, one of the best things you can do is hire a coach. I myself do the same! The coaching process empowers you to create more than you thought possible.

Group Coaching

Meet your goals as a group. I listen to all stakeholders and tailor a structure for a productive meeting or engaging retreat.

Executive Coaching

Solve your dilemmas and simplify your life in leadership. I have had the pleasure of working with top-level executives in federal agencies on concerns like work-life balance, leading change, navigating organizational politics, public speaking skills, and unleashing an engaged workforce.


Upcoming Retreats

Let Your Wisdom Lead
Creators’ Retreat 2020

Oct 23-26
Chestertown, MD
with Nikki Weaver

Nikki and I are excited to announce that the perfect spot for our 2020 Creators’ Celebration (let’s admit, it’s more of a party than a retreat) has been selected!

We will be offering a Friday evening to Monday morning gathering for women in the charming waterfront hamlet of Chestertown, about an hour and a half from nearby airports.

Our theme is Embracing the Soul; Let Your Wisdom Lead. There are many times when life requires active yang energy of us: “reflect, choose, be intentional, create, own the authorship of your life and make the changes you need!” This retreat will focus on those more receptive yin tasks that are not really tasks. Where can you let go of pressuring yourself and instead …allow? The poem that comes to mind is no doubt very well known to you but I want to share it with you at the bottom here anyway.

Our celebrating between sessions will include some of the following: wine-tasting, art-making, theater, walks, good food, dance parties, and free time to enjoy main street shopping and galleries, spa time, or essential oil therapies (Nikki offers reiki and I offer chakra coaching.) We will be walking distance from all activities.

To save your spot, send a check for the full amount ($675 – contact me for the address.) It’s fully refundable until 90 days in advance. Cost includes luxury accommodation in a double (ask about single occupancy) in a lovely Chestertown home, all programming (yoga, facilitation of circle time, one-on-ones) healthy snacks, continental breakfast foods, beverages, and wine. Other meals and tastings will be at local cafes, and spa time is at your discretion. A discount of $150 is available to you if you bring along a friend who is new to us, and generous payment plans are available.

Nikki and I cannot wait to see you all!

Here is the beloved poem I promised.

Creators’ Retreats are for:

  • relaxing, including eating, drinking, and moving
  • taking stock and introspecting in order to re-create your life back home
  • making friends with like-minded people
  • soaking in beautiful natural settings
  • becoming part of an ever-expanding community of support
  • experiencing a new place on Earth
  • maker and self-expression time for creativity

Often facilitated with gifted co-leaders, usually priced to be as accessible as possible, always intended to facilitate transformation, connection, and joy.

We welcome you!


edited image by Sivaprasad R.L.


Recommended Resources

Below are a few recommended resources for personal growth and development, which reflect some of the context I work from.
  • Check out the following great books for personal growth – Personal Best; Are you Ready to Succeed?; Radical Acceptance; The Tao te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell; Ask and It is Given; The Four Agreements; A Thousand Names for Joy
  • Evaluate your character strengths by signing up to use this free survey instrument: (you have to create a profile but it’s a great free tool!)
  • Check out papers I wrote for information on leadership development, international conflict resolution, cognitive therapy, using simulations in corporate learning, and psychiatry.


Life coaching
from where you are