MBTI Type: INTJ
Enneagram Type: 1
Strengths Finder Top 5:
First, let me answer the burning question. Yes, Flame is my real name. I’ll tell you that story in a moment, but let me start a little later in life.
In 2004, I realized my life’s work and started coaching independently. Prior to that, I worked as a coach/trainer for a national retail company named as one of America’s “Best Places to Work” by Fortune magazine. While I was there, I saw the impact coaching could have on careers and on lives in general.
Since establishing my own practice, I’ve spent more than 3,000 coaching hours doing my best to make a difference in the lives of more than 175 individuals. Many of these people sought a coach on their own. Many others worked for companies that understood the benefits of empowered, motivated employees when it came to their own growth.
I’m committed to a philosophy of Conscious Capitalism and its positive impact on individuals, companies and the world at large. The ability to partner with companies and their teams is a privilege I don’t take lightly. As a “recovering perfectionist,” I used to take just about everything seriously.
Truly, though, I’ve had the pleasure of working with companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries, including PayPal, TD Ameritrade, Physicians Mutual Insurance, and Ervin & Smith Marketing and Public Relations. My coaching has helped develop leaders who are comfortable navigating an increasing rate of change in the marketplace and growing ambiguity in the workplace.
I’m a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only globally recognized, independent program that credentials professional coaches. I’ve served as president of the Nebraska chapter of the ICF and was the only North American coach to receive the ICF’s Young Leader Award in 2018.
When I’m not coaching, I find fulfillment in sketching out the designs for a tiny house, listening to James Taylor and parenting my two brilliant children.
One last thing: how did my parents ever decide on my name? Heartburn and a fiery dream. During her pregnancy, my mom woke up in the middle of the night during a dream where everything was caught in an inferno. She startled my dad, and he sat straight up, too. My mom turned to my dad and said: “If this baby is a girl, I’m going to name her Flame just to get her back.” Dad loved it. It was a symbol of passion and one of the elements necessary for humans to survive. When I was born with a head of red hair, they quickly wrote it on my official birth certificate. Grade school wasn’t as easy as if they’d named me Jennifer or Emily, but I slowly grew to love it. It suits me and my mission: to change the world by burning away what doesn’t serve us.