I BELIEVE WE ALL HAVE STRENGTH
AND INNER WISDOM BEYOND OUR WILDEST IMAGINATION
I work with clients who:
are intelligent and articulate
are curious about their role in the world
are life-long learners
are ready to live life on their own terms
want to have a positive impact on the world
To help YOU make the changes you need to make so that you can live life for yourself without feeling guilty.
What I REALLY do:
I help YOU live life in a way that honors both who you are at your core and your life purpose so that you feel alive and engaged in everything you do.
The core values that drive my work with you:
the ability to make choices that are in alignment with who you are at your core
speaking out and taking action on things that matter
meeting people where they are at, without judgement
taking daily action in service of your mental and physical health
acknowledging the privilege of living in abundance
How I am different:
I believe that clear values and a clear life purpose are the foundations of a life well lived. This is the starting point for most of my clients.
I believe change happens in small steps - I don’t pressure you to blow up the life you now have and make sudden, dramatic changes.
I don’t promise quick fixes – change takes time, so I don’t offer one off sessions.
I only take on a client after I confirm that you have a problem that I can solve and that
our values are in alignment.
I bring humor into my client sessions. The work I do with clients can be difficult and stressful at times. Humor lightens things up and helps my clients open up about themselves, their struggles and their dreams.
I want to make sure you are successful therefore any time I do group work, the groups are small so that you don't get lost.
Why I do what I do
My life today is GOOD!
I have virtually no stress.
My decision making is simple: it’s either a “hell yes” or a “hell no”, based on my values and my purpose.
Until the start of the pandemic, I traveled regularly. In fact, I was known as an “adventure traveler”.
I am an avid hiker, and my “happy place” is on some trail somewhere - I have even developed the confidence to do solo hikes when no one is available to head out with me - now THAT was stepping out of my comfort zone!
I am no social butterfly but I have a small circle of friends with whom I am connected, where I am accepted without judgment for who I am and what I represent.
Through my coaching business, I live my purpose - which is to make people feel seen, heard, and valued, that they matter and that their life matters.
BUT IT WASN'T ALWAYS LIKE THAT...
In 2003 I was in my 10th year of a career as a Police Officer.
On the outside, it looked like I had it all:
I had a steady, well-paying job
I owned my home
I traveled the world
But on the inside my soul was dying.
I was disillusioned with my work.
My success was empty: I was unfulfilled, I took no joy in living, I no longer knew who I was or what was important to me.
I felt trapped in a life I didn’t like and when I looked to the future I could see nothing but more of the same.
I saw no way out.
It all came to a head one early morning at 5am when I drove onto a bridge deck that had black ice and my car spun out.
When I lost control of my vehicle, it remained in motion for what seemed like a long time.
You know, what they say is true, time did slow down.
And in that time, it finally hit me.
I knew I might not survive this event, and I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness as I thought of all the dreams that I had left on a shelf collecting dust, all the things I’d never done…
I was overwhelmed with sadness that I had never made a difference.
And I swore to myself that if I survived, things were going to change.
Eventually, my car went head-on into a concrete pillar and stopped moving.
What followed were 15 months of healing, 15 months before I was able to return to work.
I vividly remember my first day back.
I went into the locker room, put on my uniform, looked at myself in the mirror and my heart sank … because the person looking back at me was the same person who had been in the car wreck 15 months earlier – nothing had changed.
One thing did change then and there. I recommitted to taking back my life, to doing whatever it took to create a life for myself that I longed to have: a life of meaning, fun, strong relationships, and joy.
Over the next few years, I attended webinars and courses and I read every self-help book I could get my hands on.
What I found was that most of them were fluff - they let me dream, but they never told me HOW to turn my dreams into reality.
I found a nugget in every 5th -6th webinar/workshop/book that I could actually use.
When I saw how all these apparently unrelated nuggets could fit together, I used them to create a process that made it possible for me to turn my life around.
What I discovered was that there are 3 steps to creating your best life:
Develop self mastery
Create a vision that reflects what is REALLY important to you
It is a simple process, and it is NOT easy.
Change takes time.
Changing my life took a long time because I thought I had to do it all myself.
The result is that I made a lot of mistakes and took a lot of wrong turns.
But I persisted, and now I have a life a love, one that is full of play, adventure, strong relationships and, most importantly, one of meaning and purpose.
As an Empowerment Coach my mission is to share what I have learned with successful women professionals and entrepreneurs who feel that their success is empty, that success has not brought them happiness, and who are ready to take real action so they can start living their best life.