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I’M A THRIVE & TRANSFORMATIONAL LIFE COACH FOR STRONG, COURAGEOUS & KICKASS WOMEN, LIKE YOU, WHO WANT TO QUIT SURVIVING THEIR LIFE AND PAVE A PATH TO THRIVING.
I am here to guide/support/encourage/motivate you through a change-inducing, power-creating, love-for-yourself-making, strength-building, & absolutely TRANSFORMATIVE, life-altering journey towards change.
Wow. How does that sound?
I KNOW HOW OVERWHELMING CHANGE CAN BE.
It can be scary and intimidating and often we think the worst phrase in the English Language: "I can't." And those two words lead to a deep [dark] belief that we don't deserve big things.
BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU DO.
You deserve to have everything you ever wanted. You deserve to be happy in every aspect of your life. You deserve to live life with passion, love, and excitement.
YOU DESERVE TO THRIVE.
The one word most people would use to describe me is PASSIONATE.
I know that a lot of people might say that, and that’s cool, but for me it is what life is all about. Passion. And if you’re lacking in it, then you’re not living the life you want. I guarantee it.
From a young age, I was constantly busting my ass. I know that sounds silly, but I was. I had an older sister and brother who were badasses, not only in the classroom, but on whatever field/court they chose. They were a lot older than me, so they pretty much made it their mission to teach me everything. So starting at probably age 4 or 5, I was taking reps in the backyard to perfect my swing with my sister, running routes catching footballs from my brother, and pushing myself to the limit every day to be great with one goal in mind.
PLAYING COLLEGE SOFTBALL.
And guess what. All that hard work, determination, support, coaches yelling in my face, early morning wake-ups, missed dances, blood, sweat, and tears (a LOT of them) paid off and I received a full-ride scholarship to one of the most amazing universities in the world, the University of Michigan.
And guess how that turned out.
Pretty darn awesome.
MY FRESHMAN YEAR WE WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.
Yup, you read it right. The National Championship. We were the first team East of the Mississippi to do so. Our first 35 games were all played on the road. And we won. Was it easy? Heck no. Probably the hardest thing I have ever done. But damn, it felt good.
I started every game at centerfield (I actually played every single game of my career, even through back surgery and immense back pain) and I earned a coveted All-American accolade my Senior year.
I don’t say this to brag, although, I think its pretty awesome. I tell you this because of one reason and one reason only:
I KNOW HARD WORK.
Like, I really know it. I know what motivation looks like and I know what the polar opposite of motivation looks like. I know what it feels like to be in a slump (my sophomore year was a rough one). I know what it feels like to be at the top and fall (my senior year we were ranked #4 and didn’t even make it to the World Series). I know what it feels like to push myself not only with my body, but with my mind and spirit as well. I know what it feels like to take risks, be the batter up at the plate with the game on the line, to have all the pressure on me. I know what it feels like to want to be that batter and I know what it feels like to want everything else in the world but to be that batter.
I also know what it feels like to lose the one thing that you’ve been spending your life to build, just like that, in the blink of an eye. I know what it feels to have a complete shift in identity, to wish you had your old identity, to have to take on a new identity and to have no clue what this new identity will be.
I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO MAKE DRASTIC CHANGES IN MY LIFE, TO MAKE SCARY TRANSITIONS, AND TO LIVE IN THE WORLD OF “NOT KNOWING.”
In 2009, in the middle of the crazy recession, I quit my job. I had a great job working for a small money management firm in my hometown. Great benefits, working with nice people, good enough salary, close to home, easy commute, normal hours. Was I passionate about what I did? Absolutely not. Did I even like what I did? Nope. Finance just wasn’t for me. At all. So I quit. Just like that. I said, Hmm, I’m not happy, and I want to be happy, so what will make me happy?
The answer to that question was: Traveling. I had a “Living Abroad” shaped hole in my heart.
Because I was a college athlete, I never got the chance to do a semester abroad or travel much at all (although I really got to know cute Midwestern Big Ten towns well!). And so, when faced with the question, What will make me happy, my heart answered: Living in another country, on my own. Because at that point, even though I moved from California to Michigan to go to school, I had never been on my own. I had instant friends when I arrived at Michigan because I was already part of a team. So making the decision to leave not only my home, but my home COUNTRY, after never traveling, was a HUGE decision.
And I would HIGHLY recommend it.
I FOUND MYSELF WHEN I WAS ON MY OWN.
(I ended up in a town where I was one of two white women in the whole town, so even though I had a couple friends, I spent a lot of time alone, and was a bit of a celebrity in the town). I would travel almost every weekend to remote beaches, navigating a country where I did not know the language, and was a single woman traveling on my own. And I can’t really say that finding myself was completely all about the love of traveling and seeing new places. That was definitely part of it, but not the whole sh-bang.
It was about self reflection, having time to focus JUST on myself, and grow in ways that might have been scary before.
I would spend hours in a hammock journaling away about what I wanted in my life, who I wanted to be, and how in the world was I going to become that person. I didn’t really have anyone to lean on, to help me up when I stumbled, to give me a hug when I needed it, to comfort or protect me when I felt scared.
It was all me.
THIS IS WHY I AM OBSESSED WITH GROWTH AND WHY IT IS MY #1 GOAL WITH ALL OF MY CLIENTS.
I want others to feel the way I felt after that soul-searching experience. It doesn’t have to be through travel, it can be whatever you are comfortable with. You can have a soul-shaking, life changing experience even while working your 9-5.
But it has to be ALL YOU.
YOU HAVE TO WANT IT.
Like, REALLY WANT IT.
After traveling, I made a big decision. Not only did I leave the region feeling completely empowered, strong, and independent, but it left me with a feeling of gratitude for life and the desire to pass these amazing feelings onto others. So I applied to Masters programs in social work and decided to attend Smith College and obtained my Masters in Social Work with a strong background in clinical work. I have spent the last 5 years building a private practice in Southern California where I specialized in depression, anxiety, and life transitions until my family and I decided to move up to Washington last year. We now have a beautiful baby girl and live on an island in the San Juans.
I grow in my passion to help others exponentially every day. I decided to make the transition to being a life coach as I wanted to have location freedom as my family loves to travel. I take immense pride in my ability to motivate and challenge my clients to better themselves, reach their goals and become total badasses.
WITH MY 5+ YEARS IN THE THERAPY ROOM AND MY 20+ YEARS AS A COMPETITIVE ATHLETE, I KNOW THAT I CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GREATEST DESIRE.
Now the only question is:
WHAT DO YOU WANT?