Meet Edie

Your champion for your best life!

at home and at work

I Used to Struggle Just Like You...

Are you like I was? When I was in emergency communications, I had a serious love-hate relationship with my career. On the one hand, things go right and it’s awesome. On the other, it’s goes wrong and the day is awful. 

I was an unhappy and unhealthy shift supervisor when I realized something needed to change!

Are you like I was?

I was over-worked and over-tired. I had succumbed to compassion fatigue.

I did all I knew to do to make myself feel better,  drank more alcohol, ate more sweets, and slept as much as possible. 

I complained, gossiped, and grumbled. I couldn’t get along with anyone in my life. 

I became miserable. Then, I noticed that I wasn’t a good influence on anyone around me.

 Besides that, I didn’t like to be around me. 

I finally got help from a counselor. She told me I needed to take better care of myself. 

The problem was, I didn’t know how. 

I left being a supervisor, and became a solo dispatcher at a smaller agency. 

I worked the overnight shift . . . alone . . . for about three years. 

Eventually I discovered that if I wanted better in my life, I had to bring it. 

Then I Took Action

I left emergency communications. I worked as an office manager, sold office supplies, and bounced around. I gained more skills in healthy communication, working with different kinds of people, and understanding team work. 

I finally found a direction and started school to become a counselor. 

I served as an addictions counselor for adolescents for several years. I succumbed to the malaise of compassion fatigue once again. But this time, I was able to do some of the things that helped before it got desperate. 

Then, I went back to school to become a pastor. 

Because of my background, I was appointed as Chaplain/Pastoral Care Director for a human services agency. Our flagship program was a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. There I worked with multiple work teams, groups of adolescents, and individual staff members and residents. 

In the staff members who worked directly with people in pain, I began to recognize the downward spiral in their lives. 

I took action. I developed training for staff members to recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue. 

Still, there was something missing. I knew I had to crack the code to reveal HOW to take care of ourselves in the midst of other people’s trauma. 

As I earned my doctorate, I combined principles of habit formation, creative ways to discuss both the symptoms and the behaviors of compassion fatigue, and  gaming strategies and created a program. 

I led teams through my process and the results were even better than I imagined. Not only did they establish a new positive habit, they reported greater team connection. 

On a personal level I’ve:

  • released 85# 
  • maintained a healthy weight for over a year
  • started a consulting firm
  • . . . in addition, I am working on my upcoming book “Compassion Fatigue and Emergency Communications”

plus, I have transformed myself into a fit, enthusiastic, and joyful ‘retiree’!

HA HA!! Way too much energy to retire! 

Now I Have Skills to Help You and Your Team Do The Same

My work is at the intersection of leadership development-workplace culture-individual well-being.  I believe that the we depends on the me. 


With me, your stressed-out workgroup will create a culture of mutual support and quality self-care which means they become healthier and even stronger together!

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Disclaimer:  I am not a medical doctor and do not offer medical advice. I mentor people and offer guidance on how to start the habits that will shape a life they love. 


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