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My proprietary coaching program, Thriving Through Transition, helps women in transition solve the overwhelm. They come to me feeling like they don’t know where to start and after they have worked with me they feel like they can do this and that they don’t have to do it alone. My program will guide them through actionable material on the logistics of the how-tos as well as the emotions that go along with stepping into their new normal. After working with me, you will have the tools to do the things you need to do, resource lists, a sense of community and an overall sense of peace.

 

Coaching For Women

Specializing in women with transgender or gender non-conforming children


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Hello!

I am the proud mother of three awesome children, one who is transgender. I’m also a photographer and a passionate coach for women who are going through the transition stage with their transgender child. It can be a confusing, emotional and complicated process, one that could potentially throw your life upside down. After going through this sometimes painful and complicated journey with my own daughter for the last 8 years, I decided to shift my time, passion and career to helping women through this emotionally complex process. And as a 48 year old woman constantly reinventing myself due to circumstances or boredom, I welcome women from all stages and walks of life to join me in a powerful coaching relationship!

What Qualifies Me?

I’ve been there

I understand. I moved 1000 miles away from everyone and everything I knew, got divorced and my child transitioned 8 years ago. But oh what I’ve learned since then. My mission is to guide other women on their journey and to save you the aggravation, frustration and SO SO SO much time that I spent researching, making mistakes and learning the ropes. Not only am I able to provide you with amazing resources but I offer 100% unconditional emotional support… which is more valuable than anything else!

One of the things that happens through this journey is rediscovering who WE are as moms, women and our new role in the world. Do we choose to quietly handle our “new normal” family life or step into activism and get involved in influencing and educating the general population?

I chose to step into my role because that’s just who I am. It is not for everyone. And it can be quite dangerous for some. We live in a bubble of safety and security but because of that, I’m able to be an open book and help other people by talking about our story publicly.

So now I’m here for you. Let’s talk about what you’re going through and let me take some of the weight from your shoulders and guide you more gently through this process. You’re not alone.

As well as being a coach of parents with transgender or gender non-conforming children, I am part of a national database called Ally Parents. We take calls and texts from youth who are struggling with acceptance in their own families and/or communities. I provide unconditional support, guidance and resources to parents who are stepping into their new role as the parent of a transgender or gender non-conforming child. I am a member of the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, PFLAG, Gwinnett Chamber and on the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In addition, I also run a photography business!

 

Advocate and Connected to a wider community

When we started this journey, I knew nothing and no one. Over the last 8 years, I’ve cultivated an amazing network of friends, “chosen family” and I am part of several AH-MAZING support groups. In addition, I’m part of a national database of “Ally Moms” so I have access to these dynamic women all over the country who are absolute experts on all things transgender in their area. Finding “your people” and having access to their resources, knowledge and unconditional support is something that I don’t think you can put a value on!


Nationwide reach from tv show appearances

{oh yeah, girl… “As Seen On Tv” haha!} We were fortunate to have met up with Jeanette and Jazz while they were in Atlanta in the early stages of our journey. Skylar and Jazz became quick friends and I still count Jeanette among my closest friends. I {heart} her! Jazz has become an amazing young woman who has taken her activism to the next level, speaking so eloquently about trans rights as well as showing people that she’s just a normal girl! Through the years we have been asked to appear on their tv show on TLC, “I Am Jazz”.

We were fortunate to have met up with Jeanette and Jazz while they were in Atlanta in the early stages of our journey. Skylar and Jazz became quick friends and I still count Jeanette among my closest friends. I {heart} her! Jazz has become an amazing young woman who has taken her activism to the next level, speaking so eloquently about trans rights as well as showing people that she’s just a normal girl! Through the years we have been asked to appear on their tv show on TLC, “I Am Jazz”. They have been the pioneers in the community, educating and advocating for the transgender community since Jazz was a little girl. Skylar has gone through some milestones just before Jazz did and Skylar’s appearance on the show not only introduces certain topics like dating and surgery, but also gives a fresh look at how normal these kids are and even in the face of such obstacles, they’re still goofy teenagers laughing and taking about farting, etc! I count my lucky stars that they were brought into our lives and I will forever be grateful for their friendship and unconditional love they share with us!

 
 
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