About Gloria

Thank you so much for another great workshop. You have a gift for creating such a great, safe place for us to experience insights that really stay with us. I left feeling so happy and at peace and connected to "a higher good"––and to the essences of a group of wonderful, wise women. My awareness has truly shifted, because you provided guidance and also created and held the space for us to experience exactly what we needed in the moment. I think I will continue to feel the changes over time, even though they may be just under my conscious awareness, because I can already feel the difference and also an excitement for what is to come.

— Marsha A.

I am a Certified Deep Coaching Practitioner and a Nationally Certified Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

I have more than 20 years of experience in career counseling and coaching, working in private practice, higher education, and outplacement services. Through my distinctive and innovative techniques and strategies, hundreds of clients have found themselves on life paths that are heart-centered and aligned with their passions, gifts, and talents.

My certification in Deep Coaching has provided me with tools and practices for integrating positive transformative processes into my clients’ personal, interpersonal, and work lives.

From 2009-2011, I was a career advisor at the award-winning Novaworks Job Center in Sunnyvale, working with Silicon Valley job seekers. Prior to that, I provided career counseling and job search services to downsized workers, at the Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center in Newark, California.

My independent consulting projects include working for groups in both the government and business sectors. I am a former social worker, and have held positions in non-profit organizations.

I received my certification as a Spiritual Director from the Mercy Center in Burlingame, California.

I am a founding member of the Third Age Coalition, a group of professionals focusing on career and life transitions in pre-retirement planning. I also am a member of the American Counseling Association, Career Planning and Adult Development Network, and the International Enneagram Association.

I earned my B. A. from Moorhead (MN) State University, and my M.A. from North Dakota State University. I have a certificate in Leadership Development Training from the University of Minnesota.

I specialize in guiding clients who are experiencing midlife transitions, helping them create new paths for fulfillment, balance and meaning. Being a life transition coach is a calling that integrates my experience in teaching, career counseling, coaching, and spiritual direction.

As a deep coach, I help people recognize and achieve what they long for in their lives.

To find out more, and to schedule a free phone consultation, email me or call or 415-613-6685