I’m a recovering healthcare executive, wife, mother, nurse, and tribe leader. When I returned to work after having my second child, I felt completely overwhelmed. I had a high pressure job and I was trying to do it all at work and home. I felt like I was failing in all aspects of life and if one of the many plates I had in the air dropped, I was screwed. I took this stress out on my husband and those around me. I played the blame game masterfully & sunk into victimhood. I kept thinking, I used to be funny and lighthearted. Where did that woman go? I numbed with tv, social media, shopping, food, you name it and I was grasping for it to find some happiness. Chardonnay was my primary stress relieving strategy, but it only worked short term. I wanted a long-term solutions that would help me find the joy back in my life. I wanted to enjoy my kids and be present with them. Not feeling like a zombie just going through the motions. A mentor of mine suggested I reach out to her life coach. I was desperate so I went for it. Honestly, I had no idea what a life coach even did. I knew I didn’t need traditional therapy but thought I had no where to turn. You know how we talk about catalyst moments in our lives? This was one of mine.
My coach started me down a path to finding the joy in my life again. It didn’t happen over night and it took serious commitment on my part, but it truly transformed my life. I committed to becoming the best version of myself and dove in with both feet. Consuming every book or podcast I could get my hands on.
I recognized the significant transformation in myself and I even had co-worker and friends asking me what I was doing because they saw the results too. Colors even started looking brighter and my witty personality started to shine again. My confidence skyrocketed and I started being viewed as a high level leader in my organization and got promoted to a C-Level position.
I started coaching people as a side hustle while I committed to a year long coach training with Martha Beck (the same Martha Beck featured in O magazine). Slowly my client base started to build and I got so much satisfaction out of helping other people get the lives they deserve.
In March of 2019, I left my cushy, six figure salary and dedicated myself full-time to coaching. Now I can give my clients the attention they deserve.