Continue Making a Difference ...
Without Burning Yourself Out 

Coaching, Community, and Support for Pet Professionals

Life is too short to feel exhausted and overwhelmed.

Pet professionals are overworked and under-appreciated. Far too many struggle with burnout and compassion fatigue.

When you learn the tools of resilience, you'll never again have to feel like you take care of everyone while neglecting yourself. 

Work more effectively, recharge more completely, and feel like yourself again!

Life is too short to feel exhausted and overwhelmed

You don’t have to choose between the welfare of animals and your own well-being anymore.

  • No matter how much you do (and you do a lot!), it’s never enough
  • Endless demands on your time and energy leave you depleted
  • Expectations of how you "should" be are exhausting 
  • And over and over, you fall short on the commitments you’ve made to yourself--and the people who matter most

I work with pet professionals who are experiencing these things every day.

Be your best self

Reclaim your personal time

Love your work again

True learning comes when you apply what you know, and I'd love to help you make changes that stick. No matter where you are on the Show Up for Yourself Success Path, there's something here for you. 

Show Up for Yourself Success Path

Curious about what's involved at each stage? I made a 3-minute video that explains the progression from beginning to end.

Welcome. I am so glad you are here.

As lifelong animal lovers, we dreamed of how good it would feel to have a career making life better for animals and the people who love them.

But what happens when you realize that your work is taking a toll on you? The overwhelm and exhaustion just keep building, right?

I'm Colleen, and I want to help you find your balance again. As a fellow pet pro (25+ years as a dog trainer), I understand the weight of feeling like no matter how much you do, it’s never enough.

It's why I became a coach and now I help pet pros continue making a difference without burning themselves out.

And I would like to help you do the same.

You don't have to go it alone.
Here's how we can work together.


I help pet pros build the skills, tools, and support systems necessary to feel rejuvenated, reignite their passion, and do the work they're meant to do through coaching and/or the HYHO program.


Thriving Pet Pros is a free learning community of pet pros like you exploring and incorporating new ways to understand and support yourself to feel stronger and more capable professionally and personally.


Learn simple skills that make your life easier in our regular workshops, and, in between, you can listen to the UNLEASHED (at work & home) podcast for more ideas and support. 

Imagine what it will be like to feel energized and engaged again.

You are enough. You deserve to know your strengths and use them to show up as your best self in every area of your life.

Imagine what it will be like to feel energized and engaged again

Show up for yourself as powerfully as you do for others

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