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Peggy MacArthur's Bio
Owner and principal of Birch Corner Associates, Peggy MacArthur brings a depth of life experience and breadth of professional accomplishment to her role as coach. She understand firsthand the demands and rewards not only of striving for peak performance but also of finding satisfaction and joy in living.
Peggy's professional experiences include four careers. She was a nationally ranked competitive figure skater and spent several years training and coaching aspiring skaters. While parenting four children she served as human resource manager at the global headquarters of Energizer. In addition to working full time at Energizer, she completed her MSW degree and fulfilled the requirements of a licensed clinical social worker. Her third career was therapist focusing on individuals and the dynamics in family systems.
For the past decade she has applied life lessons learned as a parent and grandparent with what she has discovered in her professional pursuits. She is now coach helping individuals navigate major life transitions and entrepreneurs launch small businesses.
In addition to her work with individual clients, Peggy coaches students enrolled in the two year Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® certification program. She also mentors the coaching team and advises the program's founder, Melisa Pearce.
Recently Peggy completed training with Alan Seale and is a Certified Transformational Presence Coach®. She believes that individuals, groups and organizations have the wisdom within to resolve their challenges and that her role is to help them tap into that wisdom to discover their own answers.
Peggy has her BA from Drew University and her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. In addition to her training and practice as a systems therapist and a Certified Transformational Presence Coach®, she is a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui System of Reiki Healing. She practices Hatha yoga and enjoys tending her vegetable and flower gardens.