Guided by a lifelong calling to deeply understand human development.
Committed to evolve myself and my own capacity for service. I have grown from a shy, anxious girl to a curious, purposeful and powerful woman.
Thrilled and fulfilled to support sustainable, meaningful development for people who change their world for the better.
I grew up in a farming community where all of our neighbors were a hyphenated Canadian – Dutch-Canadian, German-Canadian, Japanese-Canadian… I knew that as neighbors we shared some things in common and that we were different in other ways. I take seriously the Canadian experiment to find ways to work together that include both our similarities and our differences, to dare to engage in diverse communities, to work through the issues and challenges in creating community, together.
I am devoted to body-based approaches to conflict resolution and peace-making. As a girl, I asked, “If we can make war, how do we make peace?” Kind Power is the culmination of years of seeking and study to embody peace within everybody. (And yes, that is my sword!) Dedicated student of Aikido and Tai Chi (Abundant Peace Internal Arts School). My training is rich and foundational, developing my capacity to be calm under attack, to re-educate my body/mind to expand and enter into challenges, to be responsive and present to what is happening now, to join with power beyond my own. To connect and feel free.