I am a mother. 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 the life of joy and freedom you are meant to live.
My purpose is to help you find your purpose and create the life you desire.
I'm also a 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 know what it's like to feel on top of the world, then have it all come crashing down. 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 GWU, I worked in Washington, DC as an international trade and Latin American economic integration specialist. Yearning for a seat at the table, I earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and an MA in International Studies & Portuguese from the Lauder Institute at U Penn, then landed a coveted position as a management consultant in McKinsey & Company’s London office. (I'm also a Type-A over-achiever. Can you tell???)
Then life happened. And it all fell apart.
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 at McKinsey. I was 31 with a failing marriage, an aborted career, student loan debt, and two toddlers, while living 5,000 miles from home. I felt isolated, alone, sad, like a fraud.
On my daughter’s 11-month birthday, ashamed, guilt-ridden, and feeling like a failure, I summoned the strength and courage to finally listen to my little voice and make the life-altering, heart-breaking, difficult decision to leave my marriage.
After finally being given permission by the High Court of England to move back to the US with my children, 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 minivan for a BMW. I taught Zumba 3 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. I read self-help books, went to therapy, attended seminars and group workshops, journaled, and discovered tools designed to help me find my joy, find my purpose, and feel truly like a success.
After the end of a long-term relationship, I re-evaluated what I wanted my future to look like and finally gave myself permission to pursue a secret wish to coach others how to live your best life, no matter what chaos, confusion, or crisis comes your way.
I told a friend of my new career aspiration and she introduced me to the CIJ Clarity Catalyst program, a Masters Degree Course on Transformation from Stanford University Business School that I now teach.
When you have clarity, the universe conspires to put people and information on the path to your deepest desires.
Thanks to this life-changing course on Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence, I've learned how to get past fear and procrastination and finally start living my purpose.
I know how to get out of my own way.
I now get to live my purpose by helping you uncover your joy, live your purpose, and get out of your own way so that you can enjoy peaceful relationships, live with balance, earn what you deserve, 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.
When you're living your purpose and wake up every morning with happiness and excitement for the day ahead, every part of your life transforms and elevates, like alchemy.
If I can do it, so can you. Come with me. Let me show you how…
Don't do life alone.