“The world is calling you to come play, to come risk, to let your heart burn with a passion that will make sense of your life.”         – Philip Shepherd

Wherever you are on your journey, whatever your needs, a coach can help you turn the obstacles into springboards and bring joy and ease to the adventure. If you have an appetite for freedom and fullness beyond conventional notions of success and you’re ready to play, I’d love to work with you.

I know that you’re playful, creative, resourceful, and whole. And I also know how easy it is to forget, get stuck, and find yourself on a proving ground instead of a playground. I am here to point you over and over again, back to your compass of joy because that’s where you’ll find your best wisdom and guidance.  If you’re seeking freedom and fullness beyond conventional ideas of success and you want the sheer zest for life that comes with spontaneous free play, I’d love to work with you.

A little more about Gwen

Gwen has over 30 years of experience facilitating personal growth with individuals and groups. In addition to receiving a masters degree in philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies, she received her coaches training through the Coaches Training Institute and co-designed, with CTI founder Henry Kimsey-House, their mastery level coaching course, Come Alive! The artful play of coaching, offered nationally. Having been ripened and tenderized by her own breakthroughs, healing, and spiritual openings of every sort along the way, Gwen offers grounded insight, deep compassion, a playful spirit, along with a wide range of well-honed tools, keen insight, and deep intuition for the journey.


“Gwen takes you where you are and can work on many different levels – personal, spiritual & professional. Whatever my block, she always has just the right process. I am much more on track now, but am not ready to give up her insights just yet!”

T. Nash

Ph.D Student

“Working with Gwen is a delight and has helped me develop greater playful presence and sense of freedom in my life. I would recommend her to anyone interested in developing those qualities!”

Y. Amram

Former CEO

“I love working with Gwen. She’s compassionate, insightful, and she makes me laugh when I’m taking myself too seriously. She’s had a big impact by being gently persistent with me on the issues that I do/but I don’t really want to work on.”

A. Peters

Program Director