About Lydia

My Purpose:

DSC_0253EditI am a Joyologist! What’s that?, you ask?  It’s the study and practice of living life in a state of JOY, so you experience more JOY in your life. Sounds simple, right? In fact I found it is a common challenge to stay connected with that juicy state of Joy. So I set out to find out how to “be” JOY and to help others to do the same.

Gracing with Lydia is my sacred work. It is born from my commitment to serve as a heart-centered conduit helping people to connect with their true essence – what’s most important to them and transform their lives to be in more alignment with who they really are – to experience more peace, love, vitality and JOY.

I call it my ‘sacred work’, not because of any religious connotation. It is sacred because it is pure and precious to me. It is unencumbered by the static of daily responsibilities. And yet it is practical, grounded and applicable to our daily life experiences.

For a moment or 60 moments or an accumulation of a lifetime of moments, you have the power to connect with your joy. I guide people to connect to that pure and profound wisdom. That purity of connection to the wisdom that resides within them and experience peace in its sweetest transmission – to know that all is well and that you are loved, supported, and nurtured for your greatest and highest good. And when you find yourself there, to experience Joy.  That’s what I do. That’s my sacred work and I offer my services to you.

How did I get here?

It has been a journey from traditional to transformational. I spent over 25 years in corporate settings as a training and organization development coach, consultant and leader. While working with corporations, I became increasingly curious about what really inspires people to live their best lives, what conditions need to exist and what support do they yearn for. I witnessed in myself and others the deep churning for a more meaningful life, the tension that occurs when limiting beliefs interfere with living authentically and the common confusion that occurs when we become overwhelmed by daily stress that robs us of our life force and vitality.

My own cauldron of inquiry propelled me to seek answers because deep down inside I knew there had to be better ways to experience this miracle of life. I studied state-of-the-art tools, techniques and processes for bringing coherence into a world that is often anything but coherent!

As I integrated the skills and practices, I found the transformation-ignition-switch and discovered that the answers I sought were just a heart-beat away.

I have earned numerous licenses and certifications as well as a B.A. from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Each one I pursued and acquired to bring the best tools and processes to help the people I serve. My most beloved certifications are as an Angel Intuitive and an Advanced Certified Angel Card Reader™, both from Doreen Virtue and HeartMath® Licensed Coach. In addition I am a certified practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry from the Corporation for Positive Change.

Coupling my connection with angels and the heart-based work of HeartMath along with the positive change practices of Appreciative Inquiry, I guide my clients to powerful, practical and accessible ways to connect with their joy and the wisdom that resides within each of them. I help my clients understand the underlying needs that drive their behaviors, and work with them as a guide to develop strategies that align with their values and goals in order that they may enrich their life experience.

The Rest of the Story:

I have been privileged to work with some phenomenal organizations and talented people. If you’d like to see a recap of my professional accomplishments, please click here for my full resume.

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
Collect the moments one by one, that is how the future is done.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
– Joseph Campbell

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