After an instant connection between us, we didn’t hesitate to create Next Up. A place where we combine both professional experience and mindset principles rooted in psychology to help strengthen your most powerful asset: your mind.
Whether you are navigating a highly competitive career, or are looking for direction to help you navigate life’s challenges, our combined experience in the performing arts and psychotherapy gives us a unique perspective from which to offer tools and guidance.
We use both of our skill sets to give each person we work with a safe place to feel seen and the right tools to move forward with purpose. We’ve both gone on that journey ourselves (and still are). Here’s more of our story!
“I’ve always known deep down in my bones that I wanted to help people, which led me to earn a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and work as a psychotherapist. As life is always changing, our family moved to Canada and made our home in Toronto. After working as a helper for many years, I developed a curiosity about the mind-body-spirit connection, which led me to seek out a life coach. She helped me see the power behind meditation and mindfulness as a way to self-heal and see the light within myself. That’s when I began to study mindfulness and yoga, blending those approaches with my background in psychology to empower others. Now, I use my experience to work on building Next Up’s education programs and mindfulness division so that you, too, can live with confidence.”EMAil Betsy
“My entire In my career in the performing arts, I have achieved huge success on some of the world’s biggest stages, and I have also experienced many of the lows: the fears of not knowing what is next, the instability, the uncertainty. Throughout my training, we were taught all the techniques and skills to improve our abilities and talents, but we were never taught how to handle the hills and valleys of a high-pressure career where the next job is not guaranteed. After working with a coach, I learned the importance of building a mentality that could handle ebbs and flows. It opened my mind to what is possible to achieve if you have a healthy and empowered mindset. Because I’ve pursued my dreams at such a high level and seen what a difference a coach can make, I know what it means to have support to achieve your dreams with clarity, confidence and calm, in all areas of life.”Book With Alexandra
Building a strong mindset over relying solely on your abilities.
Self-compassion, especially when the self-doubt creeps in!
Healing our most inner wounds with mindfulness and meditation.
Understanding that failure is an important part of the process!