I’m a coach, a teacher, A WRITER & a MOTHER.

As a teacher in independent schools, I saw both the need for and the positive impact of individualized support. Students were able to be vulnerable and take risks in a one-on-one setting where they felt seen, heard, and safe. Inspired to reach more students with this unique type of support, I started my academic and family coaching practice, The Whole Student. In my work with students, parents, and families, I discovered my passion for coaching and supporting the whole person.

By honoring the experience of the whole person, I compassionately guide my clients to reach their goals and lead more fulfilled lives. Individuals, couples, and entire families experience powerful transformation when, as an objective and experienced coach, I hold the space for them to voice their needs, be genuinely heard, and find empathy and empowerment in the challenges they face. Clients emerge stronger, closer, and more aligned with what matters to them.

Abby truly has a natural gift for this work, which is the reason she is at the top of my referral list.
— Robin Wein, Psychologist

I believe in people

I see the whole person, the whole family, and the whole child. The foundation of our work together is the belief that my clients are creative, resourceful, and whole. As a coach, I help people to see one another and themselves through that same lens.

I bring to my coaching practice a Masters in Teaching from Tufts University and training in Co-Active Coaching from The Coaches Training Institute.

The Bay Area has been my home for fifteen years. I currently live in San Francisco with my husband and son.


 Photo by Josiah Roe

Photo by Josiah Roe

  • M.A. Tufts University
  • B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Independent school teacher for over a decade

  • Five years as an academic, organizational, and family coach

  • Professional Training: Co-Active Coaching (CTI), Mediate Your Life "Building a Culture of Compassion in Life and Work", All Kinds of Minds, Developmental Designs, Facing History and Ourselves, Santa Fe Leadership Center, BATC Effective Advising, Invision and Blink Training

  • One Fifty Parker Avenue School Board of Directors