As an author, I create narratives crafted to have an impact on the lives of everyone who reads them.
As an advocate, I support parents of trans kids navigate the changes in their families.
As an advisor, I help entrepreneurs write their books and get them published.
I am first and foremost the mom of four amazing kids. All four identify within the LGBTQ+ acronym, even though I am more vocal about our journey with our transgender son. My children are a huge reason I am an advocate in the community.
Helping others has always driven my work. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, I combine those skills with my experience as an author and help entrepreneurs and professionals write and publish their books. I lead a team including editors, a ghostwriter, a project manager, and more at Big Sky Author Services. I also guide parents of transgender children to understand their unique situation, find their voice to advocate for their child and themselves, and move towards a happy, connected family. I am a speaker and workshop leader on parenting a transgender child and general education about 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion.
Prior to becoming a life coach, I began my career as a Registered Nurse at The Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. After twelve years working mainly with transplant patients in cardiac intensive care units, I chose to stay home to raise my four children. I explored other interests during that time, including psychology, personal development, and my childhood passion for writing. It was soon clear that writing is my life’s blood. I have since published self-help non-fiction, romantic fiction, and my newest release is Beyond Pronouns: The Essential Guide for Parents of Trans Children.
I am very active in entrepreneurial circles and love to travel for speaking and networking. To date, I have appeared as a speaker in San Diego, Dallas, Salem N.J., Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto for conferences held by eWomen Network, the Romance Writers Association, and Women Talk. I am renowned for being real about my own personal struggles and triumphs. By weaving in stories from my life, I inspire my audiences to connect with their own stories and use them to fuel their writing.
I currently live in Airdrie, Alberta, with my husband and the youngest two of our four children. I devote my volunteer time to the Executive Board of Airdrie Pride and run a monthly support group for parents of 2SLGBTQ+ children. When not at my keyboard or with my nose in a book, I can often be found hiking the Rocky Mountains with my family.