I live on Vancouver Island, Canada’s west coast. I’ve worked virtually with clients in North America to design custom ceremonies for them to lead. Closer to home, I have delivered ceremonies in different parts of the province.
Professionally certified by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I work collaboratively with my clients to create meaningful, customized ceremonies which mark beginnings and endings, and the spaces in between. To mark them remarkably.
You will find that I am a good listener, easy to work with, sincere, extremely joyful about life yet I have my feet on the ground. I walk my talk.
I take my duties very seriously. I put as much time and effort into every ceremony as it takes to make it well-fitting and memorable for years to come.
I’ve found that personally, Celebrancy demands:
- a high degree of creativity
- the ability to listen well and ask good questions
- an understanding of change and transition
- comfort and familiarity with different faith and spiritual practices
- the ability to engage an audience or lead a group
- openmindedness: accepting of diverse backgrounds, ideas, requests
- the ability to tell other people’s stories
- a sense of optimism, even in challenging times.
I’ve spent much of my my career helping people and groups navigate personal and professional change. Celebrancy is the culmination of my prior work. This is home…my true calling.
- I bring 20 years of consulting experience to ensure that your ceremony preparation will be handled with professionalism and ease.
- I’ve managed a myriad of events with both an eye for detail and the ability to remain flexible.
- I have almost 25 years experience in front of groups, as a speaker, a storyteller and a facilitator. While I’m an engaging speaker, I much prefer to shine the light on others: those being honoured and their audience.
- I have a strong coaching and mentoring background, and I use that to help you get clarity about what you really want from a ceremony and to help you experience it in full living colour.
- Plus, I’ve been celebrating in one form or another most of my life – mostly in non-traditional ways.