I grew up feeling like I never fit in. That I was different from everyone else, and wondered why people couldn't see the true light that was me. I embraced the "norm" tried to fit in by squashing my light, burying my true self and it didn't work. Sure, I ended up with a great job in education and an awesome salary; I didn't realize something inside me was crying out for something different. I started getting sick, pushing myself too hard. I Gained weight, had migraines all the time and couldn't sleep. I kept asking for a sign and it happened... I was laid off my last job in education, which left me feeling like I had failed, when in fact it was the best thing to happen. I took a walk and had this clear sign that I was meant to share my story, my message and my light. It was time to uncover, explore and embrace the light that I had hidden for so long. Those small whispers of guidance that came I had been over-riding with my fear, my need to "fit in". So, I jumped. I enrolled in a coaching program, ( I had completed one years before but wanted more) and I moved across the country. Self-transformation and self-love have become a key element in my life. There is so much to learn and grow in this lifetime and I know that continuing on my own path will allow not only my light to shine, but bring courage to others for theirs to shine as well. Am I afraid, umm yeah. Anything new is scary, terrifying at times, BUT I have come to realize it is when we push past our fear, our limiting beliefs that miracles can happen. I have fought this path for a LONG time because I was afraid. Until I decided to listen, realizing I am not alone; that I can impact change in myself and others. My journey is lifelong.
My hope is that you see the light.
How I got here
Coaching is about creating an open and honest enviorment where clients can feel safe sharing their honest truths. I believe having a coach that you connect with is essential in this relationship. There have been many moments in my life that were full of fear; fear of not being good enough, fear of failing, and fear of just not knowing. If I had not taken any chances I would still be living in Minnesota working a retail job dreaming of a different future. Instead, I have lived in Florida, South Carolina and now Oregon. I worked in higher education for the last 8 years, faced relocating, finding new jobs, harassment situations, isolation, weight loss and gain, bad relationships, layoffs, amazing friends, and life changing adventures. I have been able to impact others lives knowing that I am here for a reason and my voice needs to be heard. I know that I am being guided (by whatever higher power you believe in, I call it the Universe). Which has brought me to this point, wanting to share my message and my voice, the ability to see beyond the facade and impact change in others. I have found that many people lack support and are not taught self-love and self-care. We are taught to put our needs aside for the benefit of others; what happens then is burn out, exhaustion, frustration and, at times, giving up. I want to change that, I want you to know that it is possible. It is scary to try something new, but guess what? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!