How Stephen Covey Changed Me…

Don’t you just love a brilliant mind? I thrive on organizational development and management which is what I studied for my Masters Degree. Innovative thinking, creative concepts, strategic planning.  In fact, intuition is about thinking beyond the mind, beyond our linear limited rules. But what excites me even more is knowing, truly knowing that we are expanding into a new age that is filled with passionate thinking, creative truths and no limitations.

In my decades of work in public service and policy I have had the privilege to meet and work with some of the most talented and giving minds of our time, including Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, General Colin Powell, Angus King, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and more.  One of the most profound experiences of my life was the opportunity to meet and learn from Stephen Covey. It was in the late 1990’s and I was in Las Vegas, Nevada for a national conference for an organization called Points of Light, which is dedicated to national voluntarism and civic engagement.
I picked up my packet to see the events of the week at Caesars Palace. It was the nicest place I had ever stayed in my life, the energy and the  beauty was top notch. Points of Light had brought together some of the most creative  strategic minds in the country to teach thousands of volunteers and CEO’s about programming, fundraising, development and creative thinking. I was honored to be sent by the state of Maine and I was over the moon to meet some of the most extraordinary thinkers of our time. When I saw the name Stephen Covey my heart leapt out of my chest!  Not only had I read his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which I carried around since 1990, I also knew that he had written a book in 1972, the year I was born called Spiritual Roots to Human Relations.  That book explained that all problems could be solved by spiritual solutions.
Dr. Covey was on to something. I knew that his workshop was going to be amazing! I arrived early to see if I could meet the man who had developed an international following based on 7 steps to living a highly effective life and created a movement. I was getting a glass of water when he entered the room, and let me be clear, I did not see him, I felt him first! Remember, I had been working in public service channeling messages about next steps for organizations to thrive now for close to 15 years when I met him and energy is what I was all about.  I turned and we locked eyes, in silence we walked toward each other. It was mystical to say the least. He had a shine to him and his enthusiasm was quiet but a vibrant light shone from his inner soul.  I thanked him for his work and his books, I think he was surprised I knew of his earlier works.  He asked, “what do you want to do with your life?” and I said ” Inspire others to change the world in their own way and create passion in others.”  He smiled and thanked me for attending. What I noticed is that he had a calm vibrancy to his being. I left the room to go and get my peers and when I returned the whole room of 500 chairs was full and I ended up sitting in the back row, today I know why.  When he came out on stage he stood in silence and all the voices came to a hush. He spoke in a soft voice welcoming everyone for coming, and then something incredible happened, each person in unison the way a flock of birds bank left in the sky as if by magic, everyone as the same time leaned in to Covey. Sitting in the back row it was quite a sight to see.  And then the magic started.  As Stephen spoke about the 7 habits and being true to yourself I watched the auras of each person in the room grow. He was raising the vibrational frequency of the room and the golden energy became a synergetic dance of light, people wept with peace in the kind of “ah ha”, I understand energy.  His last words to the group were “You are not a physical being, you are a spiritual being having a physical experience.”
That day will always stay in my heart. But, that was not my last visit with Stephen Covey.  Flash forward to 2001, I found myself working and living in Boston, Massachusetts  and attended a talk at Harvard I learned a small gathering was taking place and I could meet him once again. I told him about the experience of leaning into his energy in Las Vegas years before.  He said, listening is a lost art. I took his words to heart and am grateful for all he brought to our earth.

Inspired by Covey and others I have developed a program I call Luminous 8 Professional Development for Your Soul. For close to 25 years I have developed my own personal toolkit to manifest my dreams and to help others live theirs. This workshop utilizes all I have learned over the years and guides you through 8 practical and magical rhythms to mastery of self.

I am happy to announce that the first training takes place on May 12th from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Portland, Maine!
It is about ongoing, real, deep transformational living.  When you leave the daylong immersion you will begin to see the world as a place of unlimited possibility and magical manifestation. Not only will you get to work with me for the day but you will be immersed with like-minded others who will thrive with you!

What you will receive:

  • 8 Tools to harness both your professional and personal life
  • Resources and soul tools to maximize your full potential
  • A psychic soul assessment which you will receive prior to ​​the workshop
  • Inspiration and motivation to help you grow
  • An opportunity to work with me in my mentoring program
  • Release and renewal activities
  • A safe place to explore your destiny
  • A networking luncheon
  • Certificate of completion

To register today visit me at

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