Who we are
I am continuously inspired by the people I coach. I have always had a natural curiosity for personal development and a desire to support people in their unique pursuits toward transformation. In my coaching engagements - whether with individuals or teams, my expertise centers around authentic presence and voice.
I began my career as a singer, actor and teaching artist. Building my repertoire as a performing artist, I learned skills that serve me in my work with clients. In creating a successful performance in text or song, I learned to bring my whole self to an audience, to tell a compelling story while making sure it is alive and present to the moment. In the business context, I am able to translate these skills when supporting my clients in developing embodied presence and powerful storytelling.
In my work as a leadership and presence coach, I have had the great privilege to work with executives and leaders across a number of industries: tech, health care, design, finance, and professional arts. As a facilitator, I have designed and delivered experiential learning programs for leaders and teams on the topics of ‘team mind,’ ‘presence through improv,’ and ‘purpose and creative intelligence.’ One of the core values in my work as a coach is creating a safe environment where clients feel deep trust in the process and are emboldened to stretch and integrate new learning.
In my life as a singer-songwriter, I created and produced two original albums, "Folk by Foulke, Vol. 1" and "Everywhere to Go: Folk by Foulke, Vol. 2," and performed and composed original music for Jean Genet's The Maids at La MaMa Theatre and John Gould Rubin's production of Hamlet. As an actor, I have experiences performing on national TV, a feature film, and New York’s Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theater.
I hold degrees from Colorado College (BA) and Columbia University (MFA). I am a certified coach credentialed by the Newfield Network (NCC) and the International Coaching Federation (ACC). Embodied and experiential learning methodologies include certifications as a yoga instructor by Yoga Works® and a teacher of the Synapsing® system.
Outside of coaching and performing, I am a proud mother of a son and daughter who continue be my heart song and brilliant teachers. I love the outdoors and especially walking down a beach and coming up with a new tune that I can then put to music and blend with other voices to create harmony, rhythm and joy. My husband and I enjoy traveling together with our kids and learning about the cultures, people and communities that bring it all together.