COACHING FOR A LIFE OF HEART-CENTERED BADASSERY
I WASN'T ALWAYS A HEART-CENTERED BADASS. . .
I spent a lot of my life playing the roles I was taught. . . being the good girl, striving at perfectionism, finding my worth through constant achieving, trying to hustle for love and success in the ways I was conditioned to through daily acts of silence, suppression, and self-betrayal. I kept telling myself that it wasn't a big deal (I mean everyone else seemed to be doing it), but that stuff adds up and the truth is that it. . . was. . . EXHAUSTING!
I was good at playing the part, fitting in, and being successful on someone else's terms, but I had to reckon with the fact that I didn't FEEL successful by my own definition. I was shiny on the outside, and my life looked good on paper, but the fact was I was tired, resentful, lonely, and just couldn't shake the depressing feeling that something wasn't right. The inner tickle of misalignment wouldn't leave me alone. . . for years.
Luckily, I got wise to the fact that my familial and cultural conditioning (oh hey, partriarchy), along with my fears were the team writing my story, creating my beliefs and making my plans instead of ME. Oh heeeeeellll no! As soon as I saw that with undeniable clarity, my inner rebel emerged (thank goodness!!) She came in fiercely which led to an ending a marriage, reuniting with my intuition, changing careers, and redefining relationship AND success in just about every possible way.
I reclaimed MY truth and MY story.
I've got news for you Love, change is almost always scary (some folks just pretend it isn't) AND the brutiful truth is that radical possibility emerges and life becomes SO damn MAGICAL when we're living our own, unapologetically aligned story instead of trying to cram our big ass sparkle into a tiny beige story.
Heart-centered rebellion in service of soul alignment takes courage. . . and I LOVE empowering clients in claiming the mind-blowing lives of love, abundance, purpose and connection that are truly meant for them.
HOW I GATHERED UP MY BIG OLE TOOLBOX. . .
I've been a seeker ever since I can remember. I read my first bookS on Buddhism and Taoism in middle school and was that kid who always wanted to know "WHY?!" (about EVERYTHING) I'm sure this exhausted my hardworking single mom, however it ended up setting me up on a path of fabulously holistic learning. Curiosity will take you to some fascinating places!
My undergraduate degress were in Spanish and Latin American studies. I've lived abroad several times, studying Spanish, teaching English, and exploring people and culture.
After teaching middle school Spanish for a year, I realized that I loved the language, but what I loved even more was the connection with kids, which sent me on a path to get my Masters in Counseling and eventually become a Child & Family Therapist. In elementary school kids used to line up at the parallel bars to talk to me about their problems. . . I should have known that dancing in the arena of people, feelings, and transformation was an inevitable part of my path!
During my time as a therapist I pursued training in neurofeedback (brain based biofeedback), applied neuroscience, somatic therapy, Enneagram, and MANY others that I can't even list (if it was a training that seemed cool and I could afford it, I said Y-E-S!!)
After about a decade of private practice counseling with children, families and individual adults, I realized that I was keeping a core part of me hidden. . . the "almighty woo!" My deep intuition, my highly sensitive empath ways, my knowing that energy work and diving into the subconscious is a great compliment to healing and active movement toward goals, had been closeted for fear of getting "in trouble" with my professional board. I shared that deeply intuitive "other worldly" part of me with friends, but was scared to bring it to work for a long time.
Thanks to the loving and persistent nudges of a dear friend who kept telling me I was "a coach, I just didn't know it", I finally attended my first coach training course. During that weekend, I found my people! They believed that humans were inherently wise and whole (NOT broken), and that it was a coach's job to unpack that resiliency, truth and brilliance!
Y to the E to the S!
After that experience I was called to pursue my own individual work with an intuitive coach along with a year-long intensive coach leadership training, which I refer to as "the year I got my PhD in living from my highest Self." It was life-changing in so many ways. . . and the insight I gained during that year eventually led to me fully closing my therapy practice to pursue coaching, where ALL of the parts of me are welcome to play, support and serve my clients!
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"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."