heart + soul + action

About Me


My Worldview

These principles guide my coaching and my life.

  • I believe in living life authentically. I believe that the most satisfying kind of human connection comes only from openness and vulnerability.
  • I believe each of us is powerful beyond our wildest imagination. I believe with optimism that the past is meaningful, the present is beautiful, and the future is unknowably bright.
  • I believe each of us is surrounded with gifts, and by simply noticing these gifts with gratitude, we can have more of what we desire in this present moment.
  • I believe that the more joyful energy we use, the more we create. I believe in pursuing life with childlike enthusiasm for the not-yet-discovered.
  • I believe in lifelong learning and growth. (It’s even the theme of my first tattoo!)
  • I believe everyone is worthy of love, and everyone deserves forgiveness. I believe each of us is on our own unique journey, doing our best with what we have.

Hi, friend!

I am a graduate of the Martha Beck Institute’s Life Coach Training. Through coaching, I help people discover a more joyful life through heart + soul + action.

I’ve been called a Wounded Healer — someone who has faced great suffering and as a result is able to inspire and heal others. This is because I faced a major loss early in life. When I was 7 years old, my mom died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm. That experience helped shape who I am and what I believe.

My husband Bob, beautiful mutt Keira, and I live in downtown Omaha, Nebraska.  When I’m not working, I like to walk among trees, savor my early mornings, and crochet. I’m also writing my first book, a memoir about my own healing.

I have worked in the software industry for more than a decade. I graduated from the Raikes School at UNL and earned my MBA from Olin Business School in Washington University. I started my career as a software engineer at Boeing (where I was the only one not giddy about F/A-18s). I am currently Head of Employee Experience at the phenomenal software startup Flywheel, where I spend my days with delightfully kind and creative people!

♥ Mandy

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Photo by Kimberly Bailey