Why not live life fully? Everyone can use a dose of clarity every once in awhile. Look around. There are far too many people who are unhappy, stuck and overwhelmed in this world. Life is short. Yes, life can be challenging and yes, life can be messy, but coaching quickly transforms how and why we make decisions. Coaching empowers. It lessens the time we feel stuck and expands the time we feel in the zone. Who doesn’t want to drink up every last drop that life has to offer? Who doesn’t want to feel alive? Who doesn’t benefit from feeling confident and in control? From my own experience and from working with an international clientele, I know that people have a shared experience of wanting to live a life where purpose matters and stress is manageable.
I understand the challenge of living authentically, being there for others and still creating a life that feels as good on the inside as it looks from the outside. The life you want does not happen by accident. Most people don’t realize coaching is like a workout for your soul: a couple hours can transform your life.
After years of letting life drag me along, I learned to say ‘no’. I realized not making decisions about myself and my future came at a high price. I was the duck who looked calm, but was paddling like mad beneath the water to stay afloat. I was living a life based on what I thought I should be doing instead of doing what was best for me and my family. I was being dragged down into a rabbit hole. I began to ask myself tough questions. I wondered if I was ready to make changes in my life. I decided my life and my relationships were worth stepping outside my comfort zone. I hired a life coach, I got clear about what mattered most to me and, as they say, the rest is history: I went back to school, got a coaching certificate, started my own coaching practice and began writing about self-discovery and parenting.
I needed a legacy. I wanted my four children to grow up knowing that joyful living is not just for the young. Curiosity and self-discovery does not end after college. Taking chances is not just for the brave. Investing in oneself is not for the lucky or the self-absorbed or the wealthy. I want to show my kids by example, that life is best lived without regrets. Life is messy. Some days look and feel better than others, but I hope my legacy is one of authentic living, of vulnerability (the good kind) and integrity. My clients, want the same thing: to live purposeful lives, aligned with who they are on the inside.
I am a coach and am absolutely passionate about empowering people who feel stuck as I once did.
The work I do as a coach is a culmination of my life’s training and experiences. I have a degree in English and Early Childhood Development with a minor in Personal Development. I have also spent two years studying theology and I have been trained in home redesign. I am a Coach U graduate and a certified Passion Test facilitator. I’ve studied Tony Robbins’ teachings. I have been humbled to be the first female Honorary Chaplain at Cheltenham College in Cheltenham, England where I mentored teens and spoke about the importance of self-awareness and individuality. I spent over six years living in England, broadening my views on life, love, politics and the world before moving back to the states with my husband and four kids.
I am a wife, mother of four, daughter and friend. I am especially happy when the sun shines on my cheeks and I have sand between my toes. I love a house full of family and friends and have never met a glass of champagne I didn’t enjoy. I have a lovely, though occasionally naughty, Jack Russell terrier and I have a penchant for all things old, worn, hard working and useful ~ especially my husband.