I am an entrepreneur. A writer. A speaker.
A leader. A confidant and a coach.
I inspire, hold space, and tell the truth gently and lovingly, because I know it will set you free. I lift the lid off your soul so you can bring forth your gifts to the world and live with joy and freedom.
My purpose is to help you find your purpose and create the life you desire.
I'm also a Certified Chopra Total Well-Being Coach, Certified Clarity Catalyst Coach, Chopra Meditation and Health Teacher, Art of Feminine and Masculine Presence Teacher, salsa dancer, nature-lover, amateur photographer, world traveler, and the proud single mom of two thriving young adults.
But I haven't always been this put-together. I haven't always been this joyful.
I have suffered from self-doubt, been paralyzed by perfectionism, and felt like a failure.
I know what it's like to feel on top of the world because of everything I achieved, then it all fall apart. I've prospered and failed, loved and lost, and learned how to get back up again. And again. And again.
In my 20s, I had life by the horns. Every goal I set for myself, I achieved. A small-town girl from Oregon, I worked hard and figured out how to make it in the big city. After graduating with honors from college, I worked in Washington, DC as an international trade and Latin American economic integration specialist. Yearning for a seat at the table, I earned not one, but two, Masters degrees from an Ivy league university then landed a coveted position as a management consultant in the London office of a prestigious consulting firm. (I'm also a Type-A over-achiever. Can you tell?)
Just when I thought I had finally succeeded, life happened.
Soon after moving to London, my marriage started showing signs of stress. Eight months later, my son was born, followed by my daughter two years after. Wanting to be home with my babies, I walked away from my career and tried desperately to save my marriage.
At 32, I woke up one morning and barely recognized the person staring back at me: I had a failing marriage, an aborted career, student loan debt, and two toddlers, while living 5,000 miles from home. I felt alone, defeated, like a fraud.
On my daughter’s 11-month birthday, ashamed and feeling like a failure, I summoned the strength and courage to finally listen to my quiet inner voice and made the life-altering, heart-breaking decision to leave my marriage.
After my divorce, I worked hard to get my life back on track and started checking off all the boxes we are told will bring us happiness: I made my kids a priority and took them to school/dance/soccer/music lessons, attended every soccer game/teacher conference/dance recital, made a gazillion meals, and did a billion loads of laundry. I stayed focused on my career and grew my family's business, bought a 4-bedroom house, and traded in my boring minivan for a sexy BMW. I taught Zumba three times a week, and even helped found a non-profit.
But inside, I still felt empty.
Being a positive person by nature, I had no idea why I was so down. After all, I had my life back, right? By external standards, I was thriving. So why wasn't I happy?
Determined to not feel sorry for myself, I dove into studying personal development, read dozens of self-help books, and went to therapy. I made marginal progress, but still felt stuck.
My biggest transformations came by doing group work, experiencing the practices I had only read about, being witnessed and witnessing others, being held accountable to do the work of changing my habits and mindset, and realizing that I'm not alone. I built my tribe of high achievers who are also transforming and creating the life of their dreams.
I now know how to ask for help and get out of my own way.
In my twenty years of studying and practicing personal development, I have discovered tools designed to helped you find your joy, discover your purpose, feel like a success, no matter what chaos or confusion is thrown your way, and truly be seen and heard.
When you have clarity, the universe conspires to put people and information on the path to your deepest desires.
I now get to live my purpose by sharing these practices designed to helping you uncover your joy, live your purpose, and get out of your own way so that you can enjoy a calm mind, peaceful relationships, live with balance, earn what you deserve, be seen and heard, and enjoy your life unapologetically.
It’s not rocket science, but it does take specific tools, discipline, accountability, and action. Not every day will be peachy. That's why we call it a “practice.” And practice makes perfect.
If I can do it, so can you.
Don't do life alone.
Let's get this party started!