About Me

I used to have a poster on my office wall that said “Nothing in life is certain except for change” and it has certainly been my life experience as well.  I’m an American transplant living in Oz since 1999. Originally from Colorado, you’d find me hiking amongst the rocks and mountains. Now I live in Sydney near the bush and beach, and I have taken up kayaking. I’m an avid traveler, foodie and reader. My Aussie hubby, his extremely large family and our cat provide me with a full life down under, although I still have strong ties to my US roots and come “home” roughly every 18 months.

After 12 successful years in ITC sales ending as an executive, I realized that the higher I climbed the corporate ladder, the further I got from working with people, my passion. Fuelled with self-importance in a country where I knew virtually no one I started my own leadership consultancy.  Not one of my more rational moments, I assure you. Ten years on and many slices of humble pie later, I’m fulfilling my passion as a professional facilitator and coach who supports people through transformational growth.

Living overseas has been the most enriching and difficult thing I’ve ever done. It challenges my beliefs, rattles my identity and continues to fatten the wisdom I carry with me every day. The blog twoplacescalledhome is an exploration of my journey and next step along this scenic path. I hope that by sharing both my professional experience and my personal journey, my posts will support your transitions in everyday life. It’s my small way of giving back some of the support I’ve received throughout the years.

9 Responses to About Me

  1. Sendie-Lou says:

    Hi.. I love your blog! I kinda going through almost similar things. I’m from Indonesia, I live in Sydney – went to school in UNSW and now I live in Denver. Two places calls home is also the line of my blog. 🙂

    • How absolutely serendipitous! I cannot believe that we have the same ideas and have swapped places…you to Denver, me to Sydney. I had a quick look at your blog and would love to connect your site to mine, if you wish.

      • Sendie-Lou says:

        Absolutely! I was astounded reading your blog. 🙂 I miss Sydney dearly and I really have a great time living there. I live in Bondi, Randwick and Coogee beach. Love Sydney beaces! Now I’m in the mountain… what a switch! Good thing I live in one of the most beautiful state in America, but I miss the water..

  2. jen.michfam says:

    Hi. I stumbled across your blog today and have enjoyed reading your posts. What a fantastic idea to have this forum. I too am a U.S. transplant to various places. Having moved quite a bit over the years, I can really relate to your stories, suggestions and ideas. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to stopping by again.

  3. Hello! Just found your post on moving and deciding what to take, what to store, what to get rid of. I learned some new things to keep in mind when moving. I’ve moved a few times but not nearly as much as you, and not out of the country. One day I hope to split my time between the States and another country. Now I’ll have a better idea of what to pack and take. Thanks for the post! -Kate

  4. Lizzie says:

    Hello 2Places!! I came across your blog when Googling what was on in Sydney for T-Day, and am really enjoying it, and your most recent post about winter/summer is spot on…seasons confuse me, especially when it’s cold like today! Keep up the great work!

  5. Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. Are you a transplant as well?

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