6 years ago you would not have recognized me.
I was on autopilot drifting through life. I was existing but not really alive. My light was completely dimmed. I was married to my high school sweetheart, we were together for 20 years and married for 11 of it. I tried to keep our relationship together for years cause that’s what perfectionist control freaks do right?!?. I tried perfecting and controlling everything and everyone in my life to look a certain way to keep my anxiety and happiness at ease. I tried all the things trust me! But the only thing I was controlling was nothing...I was being controlled by my life.
I was searching for happiness outside of myself in others and things, but I was no match for the addiction that my partner was struggling with. Off he went to rehab one day and off I went as well for a family support program. Thinking I was going to learn all about HIS issues...I was in for a big smack in the face! THIS program made me realize I was just as sick...it was called codependency. My drug was loss of self, control etc. THIS was the catalyst BIG BANG moment that changed my life and flipped my world upside down… in the best way possible. I was lost, I didn’t know who I was as I was so focused elsewhere. My husband relapsed 4 days after being home from rehab WTF! (of course that would happen). So I had to put on my big girl panties and take what I was learning about ME and walk through the biggest fear of my life to leave my marriage to save myself. I was scared to death. This story didn’t happen this smoothly and there was some kicking and screaming along the way but I have to keep it short and sweet here. I didn’t die.
At this point I didn’t know who I was or what I liked. I felt lost and started from scratch to find my way back to myself one small step at a time. Through group support and coaching I slowly started to find my way to what was a pretty cool chick underneath it all.
I’ve done and am doing the work.
I’ve had the big conversations.
I’ve made the leap and lived.
Fast forward to just a couple of years ago and because of my growth game and getting to know myself more, what lights me up and makes me feel alive, I left a big company where I held a leadership role. I no longer felt like it was in alignment with who I had become.
Leaving felt like a second divorce for me.
I left to follow my passion of coaching with no plan other than following my heart.
So here I am. I hardly recognize the woman I used to be. Once I started connecting back to myself and understanding who I was and what was possible, I wanted this for those around me. After navigating my own massive life changes with support and results of professional life coaching, I stepped into what was possible for my life. I knew I wanted to give this experience to others as well. I've built a life that I love where I make conscious, aligned choice from a place of what is most important to me.
I want you to have this too!
I want you to have the life that you are seeking and to know that so much more is possible. That’s why I am here, so you don’t have to live the way I did for so long.
Ready to make leaps and bounds in your life?
For those of you that like the official profesh cred stuff…
I have that too!
I have a degree in Psychology, a Human Resource Management Certificate and I combined this with an extensive program to be a Certified Life Coach with the top coaching school in the world. I also worked in the corporate world for 15 years in a HR and leadership role. So yeah I know people and behaviours and how to connect, it’s what I am passionate about. This is also why it made all the sense in the world to do leadership coaching as well. They’re SO connected! You are wanting to feel in alignment and show up as authentic as you can in all areas of your life.
My professional experience along with my personal experiences have provided me with a unique well rounded background to understand and help you in finding what you are longing for in many areas of your life. What’s cool about the way that I work is that it is so foundational. We start from the core of who you are and build up from there. My job is to know you and see you, truly, as probably the only person in their life who doesn’t have an agenda. I’m not telling you what to do, I’m helping you to figure out what is best for you and removing the blocks that are holding you back from doing what you want to do.
THIS IS HOW WE CREATE TRANSFORMATION AND LASTING CHANGE.
Fun (!) Personal Facts
+ When I’m not busy saving the world, I enjoy being in the gym lifting weights, hitting a spin class (which I have a love/hate with), or in a yoga class in an effort to keep me grounded.
+ I am all about holistic health and have a thirst for knowledge on how to support and heal my body from the inside out.
+ I have a slight obsession with high quality dark chocolate...it’s my main crave.
+ I LOVE Whole Foods...it’s my disneyland. I also love checking out new healthy cafes and grocery stores...is that weird?
+ I am in my happy place and come alive through travel whether it be overseas or having local road trip adventures. Most recent trips include Bali and Nicaragua...where should I go next?
+ Personal development around relationships, leadership and health is my jam and I love nerding out through podcasts, books or audiobooks.