Have You Ever Felt Like…
You can’t be the real you.
You have no idea what you’re doing.
If you go big, you’ll fail.
Your beauty is behind you.
You’ll never weigh what you want to.
Your job is sucking the life out of you.
Your kids are sucking the life out of you.
You have no confidence.
You have great ideas but are afraid to act on them.
Everyone else is cooler.
You could lose your job if you aren’t perfect.
You don’t fit in.
Ya, me neither.
Ha! I’ve had all these thoughts at various points in my life.
Along with the negative thoughts came extreme anxiety to the point where I couldn’t breathe, landing me in the ER a number of times. I got bronchitis every three months. The tightness in my shoulders made massage therapists cringe. I thought this was just “me” and these health issues were “normal.” To the contrary. It was my body telling me I was barking up the wrong tree. And I wasn’t seeing the signs that I needed to make a change – because I thought it was what “normal” was. (This is life – suck it up!).
However, these physical manifestations were the result of me not knowing, listening to or trusting what I knew was truly right for me. After realizing I needed to make changes in my life, I got help. I engaged many resources but none were as impactful as the time I spent with my life coach. She was like a ninja honing in on what was holding me back, tapping into what I wanted, and each session literally transformed my life. I took steps to learn practices and tools to help me know who I truly am and what I want. I learned to listen to and trust myself more.
Lemons Into Lemonade
Most of you probably know the story of the fall of Lehman Brothers, and how it ends. As the head of their corporate communications for domestic mortgage during that time, I was in the thick of it – and thank goodness for my coaching sessions and the tools I learned and used daily! I rode the Lehman train until it stopped. While some thought losing my job was a tragedy, I looked at it as my big opportunity. I knew it was my chance to pursue my passion.
Listening to the Whispers
Ever since I was a young girl I always heard this whisper inside my head saying I was meant to help people. I didn’t know what this meant or how it would transpire. At times I’d be frustrated with these whispers as they would pop up more and more, and I’d think – “What do you want me to do! Show me!” And while I didn’t realize it, I was being shown – in every coaching session and in every moment at my corporate job. Losing my “perfect” job was the opportunity I’d been waiting for. I figured out what the whispers meant. It became clear, I was meant to be a coach and this is how I would help people.
I Figured Out my Calling
I studied under Dr. Martha Beck – worldwide renowned and acclaimed life coach, best selling author and columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. Her methodology and words resonated with me. I earned my preliminary life coach certification and went on to become a Master Certified Life Coach.
I then expanded my studies to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Intuition. Now I am blessed to work with women ranging in age and background – from the young professional starting out to the mom or executive who appears to “have it all.” They are “fine” but deep inside they know it can be better (oh so better!). And my work with young girls has a special place in my heart as I work with them individually, in groups or with their parents so they can be more confident in themselves and their decisions.
The way their eyes light up when they listen to themselves and recognize their value is a magical experience I am humbled to witness.
Know + Trust + Create
Trusting myself has led me to create the life I have today. I never knew a happier and more fulfilling life was possible and I thought it was for other people who knew something special. They do know something special. They know and trust themselves.
I am here to help you to Know+Trust +Create that life for you.
I can’t wait to meet You!