Here’s what I know:

I don't have to be perfect to be powerful.

And I believe that’s true for you too.

I used to think that if I could just get it all right, I would finally be happy. The right haircut. The right body. The right job. The right partner. I desperately wanted to be of service, and yet I continuously postponed my contributions to some imagined future when I was “better”. I didn’t trust myself, so I grasped for things outside of me to feel safe and solid. I transformed myself for each new person in my life. I wanted so badly to be acknowledged, to belong, and to make a difference in the world. But no matter how close to perfect I got, or how much “success” I achieved, I still felt disconnected from my body and my emotions, paralyzed by perfectionism and my inner critic, and completely separated from my intuition and personal power.

It took many years of exploration, study and self-discovery before I accepted that if I wanted a meaningful and fulfilling life, I had to start with self-compassion and a grounded connection to my inner wisdom. As I began to incorporate eastern wisdom traditions like meditation, yoga and acupuncture, as well as the work of somatic awareness, mindful self-compassion and positive psychology, things began to shift. I realized:

  • I am resilient, grounded and wise at my core.

  • It’s possible to live a spontaneous, expansive life and still feel stable on the inside.

  • My body is the most direct route to my intuition.

  • I am allowed to make mistakes.

  • Self-compassion is a far greater motivator than self-criticism.

  • I can feel vulnerable and still take courageous action.

  • It’s okay to take in the good, feel happiness, and enjoy my life.

Cecily About Me

It’s my calling and honor to assist others on this journey of self-acceptance and transformation, so that they can step into their own power, joy, and highest service in the world.


Professional details:

- Coach Training:

Mindfulness Coaching School - Mindfulness, Wellness and Somatic Coaching

Integrative Wellness Academy: Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching

- Additional Training:

Positive Neuroplasticity, Mindful Self-Compassion, the Neuroscience of Resilience, Non-Violent Communication, and Reiki Healing.

You might not know that…

- I grew up overseas, the child of two international school teachers. I went to elementary school in Japan and Taiwan, and graduated high school in a class of 9 in Bandung, Indonesia.

- I studied International Relations and Psychology at university, and then trained as an actress at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in LA. In addition to coaching, I’m an actress and lifestyle model in Portland, Oregon.

- My favorite past-times are walking around the lake by my house, taking workshops and trainings, snuggling my dog, snuggling my husband, and tickle-attacking my 4 year old niece.

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