Find your "edge",

Play it well,

Transform your life!

You're invited to identify the "edge" you want to play well...or even better, by:
  • Exploring the landscapes of your life
  • Developing greater presence and awareness
  • Gaining clarity about what's most important to you
  • Experimenting with somatic practices and perspective shifts...
     to transform how you experience and show up in your life

Are you ready to have enjoy a more
        energizing, empowered, and meaningful life - starting N ow?!?    

 Description and Mission
Credentials and Experience
​​​An “edge” is a brink, a verge, a threshold; it is the place where something begins or ends. It also refers to a keenness or intensity of desire or enjoyment, a bodily vigor or energy ( “Edges” are the taking-off points and frontiers in your life. They show up as transitions, choice-points, and intersections between two planes or polarities (interdependent alternatives, e.g., costs/benefits, attachments/aversions, etc.). Edges are also the inbetween places – the gaps between where you are and where you want to be. If you’re alive, you’ve got edges!!

“Playing the edge” means choosing the edge you want to play differently, and navigating it with greater awarenessmore skill, and more fulfillment. Playing the Edge Coaching is an invitation to: 
  • Explore your life - identify the beliefs and assumptions that keep you from playing your edge and living a live that you love, and envision how you want to experience life and show up moving forward
  • Develop a foundation for transformation from the inside-out based on presence, awareness, and compassion
  • Gain clarity about your "why" - the value of and impact that playing your edge differently will have on your life
  • Experiment wtih somatic practices to develop whole-body/whole-brain awareness and make choices aligned with what is most important to you.

Playing The Edge Coaching provides you with deep listening, powerful questioning, and a skilled, supportive partnership to support you in considering and taking intentional, conscous action to move towards your desired outcome - whether it's navigating a successful career transition, becoming a more effective leader, practicing better self-care, letting go of habits that no longer serve you, taking a powerful stand for yourself or for a cause, creating healthier relationships, and/or simply thriving - living a meaningful, authentic, and joy-filled life. 
  • Certifications: Certified Presence-Based Coach®, Lifestyle and Wellness Coach, and ICF-Associate Certified Coach​ (ACC); Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist® (ACSM EP-c®) 
  • Training: Presence-Based Coaching, Mentor Coaching, Coaching for Resilience, Experiential Neuroplasticity (Doug Silsbee); Coaching Linguistic Patterns (Doug Silsbee and Carolyn Coughlin); Transformational Presence Leadership Coaching (Alan Seale); Power of Awareness Mindfulness Training (Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach); Metaphor Magic in Coaching and Coaching Supervision (Lily Seto); Mentor Coaching (Tracey Burns and Lily Seto)
  • Education: Ph.D. in Kinesiology (specialization: physical development and aging) 
  • Experience: Designer and facilitator for experiential courses and workshops in mindfulness, leadership and embodiment, team building and leadership, and stress reduction and management; Professor and researcher in Human Physiology with over 30 years of experience in higher education; Yoga Instructor with 5 years of teaching multi-level Yoga classes focusing on listening to your body, alignment, mindful transitions, and progressive challenges and modifications to foster and maintain fitness and function
  • Current position: Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University
You can't stop the waves,
But you can learn 
how to surf! 
Testimonials                                   Inspiration from the Edge
Tina’s insightful, developmental and caring approach helped me tap into my personal and professional strengths and awakened a new confidence I had never known before. Her astute coaching knowledge and experience provided me with lifelong tools to transform stress into productive energy, and change negative thinking into positive perspectives. I am a stronger person because of Tina!
     - Katie, Associate Director, Student Development, Washington

Biggest struggles:  Feeling overwhelmed with life, wondering about retirement, relationship challenges in marriage, working with financial planner to manage our accounts and my private practice. 
What happened:  Organization of thoughts, clarity of issues, planning next steps, release of negative energy. 
Working with you, Tina, has given me a sense of empowerment and hope. Your consistent professional approach coupled with your warm and empathetic temperament helped me to formulate and achieve the goals that I needed to be addressing. I tell my friends that you are open, wise, experienced, and eager to help make life fuller and richer, and, that adding the yoga piece was so important and worthwhile. It allowed me to release tension and clear my head! 
     - Jo, Psychotherapist, Washington

Tina's keen listening skills and knowledge of tools and strategies have helped me to overcome grief and incorporate healthy practices in my life.   She is careful to help one discern what is the challenge or hurdle, and mindful about what is realistically doable in terms of making change.  I found Tina to always be supportive, even when making only the smallest step forward, and in those times when I slid backward, to have a hand and a smile ready for helping me stabilize and decide what to do next.    
     - Angela, Special Projects Manager, Washington

My now-husband and I were seeking pre-marital counseling to ensure that we were both ready for the challenges of marriage and to deal with the enormous stresses that come with planning a wedding... Tina and coaching were referred to me as an alternative to traditional pre-marital counseling. I would be lying if I didn't say that we were both a little skeptical of the whole process initially, but Tina was able to guide us in conversations that we didn't even realize we needed to have.  During our sessions, we were both able to open up in a safe and comfortable environment... 
The most useful part of our coaching experience was being able to have our experience tailored to our needs rather than having to go through an entire prescribed program. As a result of our coaching experience, we are now better at viewing the situation from the other person's perspective and assessing how we can solve our problems in a way that is both a compromise and solution. Tina was great at seeking out the underlying issues and struggles in a relationship and helping to re-frame those issues to ensure a productive conversation and growth. 
     - Shannon & Anthony, Texas     
Tina and I have been exchanging coaching for several years, and I greatly value this time together. Her ability to listen is exceptional, and her questioning deep yet gentle. Tina’s ability to integrate guidance and compassion in the same inquiry is outstanding, and I especially appreciate her gift for integrating somatic practices into her work, even by phone. I leave our calls with a clear direction and plan for the next step forward. Tina has a real gift for facilitating transformational work.  Thank you, Tina!
     - Pamela, Mindfulness Trainer and Coach, Indiana    
No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.
We must learn to see the world anew.  
- Albert Einstein
Twenty years from now you will more be disappointed by
the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain

Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in
- Leonard Cohen    

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.
It's about the choice to show up and be real.
The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.
- Brené Brown

It [living in the Present] is actually more exciting because one learns to live on the crest of the current moment, instead of on the back of the wave (which is the past)
or on the front of the wave (which is the future).
There is greater freedom from living on the exciting knife-edge of the moment
than being a prisoner of the past or having expectations of the future.
 - David Hawkins

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor
all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. 
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now.
- William Hutchinson Murray
The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, 1951
Face-to-face, phone conversations, FaceTime or Skype meetings
Individual or group
  1. Coaching
    Individual Executive and Leadership Teams Life and Career Transitions Personal/Professional Development Strategic Planning Somatic Awareness and Integration Stress Management Self-care and Self-compassion
  2. Edgeplay® Workshops
    Interactive Workshops, Women's Circles, and Retreats Mindfulness, Stress Management, Team-Building, Leadership Development, & More Two-hour, half-day, full-day, and multi-day options Groups Executive and Work Teams
  3. Edgeplay Yoga® & Fitness
    Private and Group Yoga Instruction Yoga Workshops Yoga-Complemented Coaching (incorporating yoga postures and sequences to explore and embody your commitments)
What's your edge,
and how do you want to play it? 
 Describe your current edges or challenges and/or tell me what you'd like support in transforming.
We can explore how Playing the Edge Coaching can best meet your needs 
and consider mutual “fit”  in an intial pro bono 30-minute coaching conversation

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Your "Edge"
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