About Me

I love what I do and am passionate about helping others overcome trials and live at peace with themselves and their environment.

About me

I can support you in discovering your own personal strengths and help you co-create a plan for recovery.


My name is Kathy and I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.

But this statement does not define who I am~ it is only one facet of my life and my journey.

I grew up in California the daughter of two educators.  My father was a high school football coach and teacher, and my mother was a high school counselor and women’s tennis, track and volleyball coach.  You could say coaching is in my blood!

I had one brother who was three years older than me.  He sadly passed away in 2016 after a long battle with AIDS.

I am the adult child of an alcoholic.  I grew up with all the chaos and trauma surrounding addiction.  But through it all, I am now a survivor- a lover of learning and now a co-creator of recovery.

Why coaching and not sponsoring?  While I believe there are great advantages to a twelve-step recovery process, I have found that coaching and helping clients discover and create capital from their OWN PERSONAL strengths is where the power lies.

If you want to discover those strengths and co-create a plan for recovery, click the link and let’s chat.

I look forward to walking this path with you.

Light and Love,

"A coach isn’t a cheerleader-a 'hype girl.' A coach is a co-creator: someone who guides, encourages, applauds, and supports their client."

Certifications, Degrees, and Experience

I am an IAPRC Certified Recovery Coach and am passionate about helping those in the process of addiction recovery. I’m also fully certified through the Families in Recovery Training program. 

IAPRC Certified Professional Recovery Coach

Encourages excellence in ethics, education, standards, professional development, industry collaboration, and public service;

Families In Recovery Training Program

Every family is unique, but all families share a bond that can be used to support one another during trying times.

Certified She Recovers Coach

I am a SHE RECOVERS® Coach, which means that I am trained in and my work aligns with the SHE RECOVERS® Intentions & Guiding Principles.

BA From Santa Clara University

Kathy received her bachelors degree from Santa Clara University where she studied English Literature.