About Me


It all began with this sticker. It was given to me at a store when I made a purchase. When I returned home, I put it on the mirror in my room. I wondered, what if?

Fast-forward a few years. Now I’m on my own after a 30-year marriage. I never would have thought this is the path my life would take. Now, I’m happier than ever.

I’ve spent my adult life in education, as a teacher, a principal and a mentor; but more importantly, as a listener, a facilitator and a coach. These roles all take root in my love for helping people.

I’m a certified coach and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). I look forward to your joining me in a journey that leads to infinite possibilities.

Credentials - Degrees

  • Bachelor’s degree in English Second Language

  • Master’s Degree in Education

  • Graduate degree in Educational Leadership

  • Coach Certification from CoachEdu

  • Member of the International Coaching Federation

  • License to teach in the State of South Carolina

As an Academic and Life Coach I get to leverage 25 years of classroom teaching and education administration to make a personal and profound difference for people. I can’t see myself doing anything else.


Certified member of the International Coaching Federation.

Proud member of the Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce.

“Going through life’s ups and downs, sometimes you need a little guidance as a voice of reason. Mrs. Paradis has given me strength to find my inner self and to follow my heart. With her support, I’ve been able to make difficult, but much needed decisions to reach my success in life”
N. Collins