To find the right coach for you, find someone you connect with and who is well-qualified. Are you and I a good fit? Read on and see what you think.
From living hell to living well
I got my corporate start as a marketing executive in the healthcare sector, specializing in addictive disease and psychiatric hospitals. Perhaps my passion for that industry was due to my upbringing.
I am the child of two alcoholic parents and have suffered all the mental and emotional deficits that came along with that history.
I’m so grateful to God that although I wasn’t raised in the church, Jesus made Himself known to me as both friend and Savior at a young age. Still, I developed a huge case of people-pleasing and approval addiction and had zero boundaries. This led to workaholism and lots of financial success, but also multiple disastrous relationships.
It was a long time before I trusted anyone enough to get married. But eventually, I did, and after multiple miscarriages, was blessed with two children. My favorite and most challenging job to date has been as stay-at-home mom to Ali and Preston, who are now grown. Sadly, when they were just entering their teen years, my 20-year marriage collapsed under the weight of toxic relationship patterns we just couldn’t kick.
That excruciating experience taught me much about dealing with anxiety and depression, trauma and emotional healing, and finding courage as a single mother. But as a result, I’ve done extensive work (both personally and professionally) in the area of addiction recovery, codependency, and boundaries.
From single mom to solopreneur
I worked hard on my own emotional healing and divorce recovery and in doing so, found my passion for coaching. I completed a rigorous life coach certification program and launched my private practice in 2012. As an entrepreneur, I learned the pressures of running a business, juggling a family and finances, and carving out time for self-care when, really, there was no time for that!
But my commitment to personal growth paid off. I re-wired my own brain (it’s amazing how that works!), lost lots of weight, and got physically and mentally healthy. Alongside my private coaching practice, I had the unique opportunity to serve clients all over the world as wellness instructor and life coach for an internationally acclaimed health and fitness program.
I’ve come to believe that creating a life you love begins between your ears. The Bible calls it being transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). With the proper mindset, support, and tools, it’s never too late to make positive changes in ANY area of your life.
“…creating a life you love begins between your ears.”
Understanding this led to the formation of my coaching model for body, soul, and spirit. Today, it is my greatest joy to share my experience, strength, and hope with my family, friends, and clients.
From my story to your next steps
I’ll finish up my story and then it’s your turn. I am blessed to have family nearby, which I adore, and am very active in my church. I love living near the beach and walking, shopping, reading, or “doing life” with the people I love.
I enjoy all of these things in beautiful, historic St. Augustine, Florida, where I live on the marsh with my two spoiled dogs. I’m not participating in the aging process, thankyouverymuch, and am passionate about personal health and fitness.
What about you? If you think we might make a good coaching team, take the next, right step. Click here to contact me.