My whole life I’ve been the person to whom people tell their secrets (Even strangers at the grocery store!) and come to for advice. There is no doubt in my mind that if I’d been given the opportunity to finish college (the first time around) I would have ended up a psychologist. So, it really all worked out for the best because I LOVE coaching and know I’m able to help people move forward by creating subtle (or not so subtle!) shifts in their thoughts and their lives.
Shitty Self-Esteem Survivor
I consider myself a shitty self-esteem survivor. By that I mean that I was raised in a home and in circumstances that left me feeling anything but lovable – on so many levels. I spent A LOT of years looking for other people to love me (I’ve done some pretty embarrassing things to that end) because the fact of the matter was, I didn’t love myself. It took many years of cobbling together little bits and pieces of this and that that finally brought me back to the truth: I am lovable. There is no question of that now. And I want to be clear, I’m not talking about narcissistic love – I’m talking about true, beautiful, natural self-love. That’s one reason I became a coach. I see “the old me” in so many people I meet and I want women everywhere to feel the peace, safety, and joy that comes from truly loving themselves and their lives.
I am blessed to be the wife of the most amazing man on the planet. And I am the mother to one-heck-of an amazing twenty-one-year-old daughter. I live in Tucson, Arizona, but grew up in Southern California and the beach is my home. My life plan is either to live by the ocean again or spend large quantities of time there in the summer months. But for now sunshine every day of the year is not such a bad thing!
Certified Life Coach
I went through an intensive Life Coach Training Program with Martha Beck, Inc. If you’re not familiar with Martha, she has a few degrees from Harvard, has written a handful of wildly successful self-help books, has written a column in O Magazine since its inception, and helped design the Daily Life Work for Oprah’s Lifeclass, which Oprah calls, “profoundly good.” She has been training life coaches worldwide for many years and is an amazing and magical
As for myself I’ve always been the friend, the mentor, and the listener. And now, because of Martha, I’m also the well-equipped, certified life coach.
The Art of Coaching
I have taken further, intensive coach training called The Art of Coaching, taught by two of Martha’s most incredible Master Coaches, Jessica Steward and Jennifer Voss.
I am also a big fan of the Ideal LifeVision method, which totally aligns on all levels with who I am and what I believe in. It’s a very holistic approach to creating your very best life. Click below for more information and/or to purchase the program. This is an affiliate link.
All that and I’ve been told I’m Fucking Magic!