SPEAKER. AUTHOR. WOMEN’S TRANSFORMATION.
As women we are born into this world inheriting a universal and energetic belief; one that we all share, no matter how different our stories.
I call it the Universal Hum and it’s an unconscious and often unexamined belief that we are less than.
You see, we are all here to embody and fulfill the things we are called to do, be, and create in this world. Yet, there is an underlying theme that permeates everything that we do.
Whether we realize it or not, we are not fully embodying who we REALLY are. We go about our days holding back and settling for less than we deserve. We may sense that something is missing, only we can’t figure out what exactly it is. So we keep going, living life on autopilot, feeling like we are meant for more, but simultaneously underneath it all believing that we aren’t worthy to have it all.
AND IT COSTS US IN EVERY SINGLE AREA OF OUR LIVES – MONEY, LOVE, HEALTH, CAREER.
THE GOOD NEWS
You can choose to live life aligned with your true power; owning who you really are, and living the fulfilling life you are meant for. It starts with shifting your GPS from the outside world to yourself. It starts with YOU!
HOW DO I KNOW THIS? I’VE LEARNED THE HARD WAY…
To someone looking in several years ago, I appeared to have it all – a great career, a beautiful house, a loving family, financially abundant, vacations to tropical countries. Life was ‘pretty good’.
BUT THIS WAS A FACADE.
The truth was despite life being ‘pretty good’ and having done a lot of personal growth work, I had patterns of burnout, didn’t feel totally fulfilled and in hindsight, I realized I was actually disconnected from who I was and what I wanted. I wasn’t fully aware of what my own needs really were because they were overshadowed by all the external ‘rewarded’ and reinforcement I was getting for working so hard (as a businesswoman, colleague, mom, wife, friend etc). I didn’t feel like it was important enough to do anything about it. (And since life was ‘pretty good’ it’s not like I had anything to complain about, right?)
Yet… something was missing. And I could sense that I was meant for more.
One day I was driving home from a workshop and I kept getting hit with the same thought going through my head, you need to do life differently. It was my first ‘ah-ha’ that things needed to change.
I put more energy into deepening my inner work, I made some changes but they didn’t fully stick.
UNTIL I HAD AN EPIPHANY…
My second ‘ah-ha’ came after a painful break-up. In fact, it was so painful that I dug deep and told myself I’d do whatever it took so I’d never feel like this again… This one ‘took’ and it put me on a totally different trajectory.
And… I finally realized what was missing from my life…
I WAS WHAT WAS MISSING FROM MY LIFE.
It took me years to figure this out… go figure!
Up until now I had been taking care of everyone else and putting everyone else’s wants and needs first at the cost of myself. I clearly hadn’t learned the distinction between giving OF myself and giving UP myself.
(Something I’ve since realized is so very prevalent with women.)
Yet when I finally said, “ENOUGH!”
The change stuck!! On this new trajectory…
– I went from 6 to 7 figures
– I was finally aligned with me and my purpose
– I gained a sense of deep fulfillment
– and the biggest change? Life got waaay easier!!!
I USED TO HEAR PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MORE IMPACT WITH LESS EFFORT… YEAH, THAT’S WHAT I BEGAN EXPERIENCING AND IT FELT GOOD!
HOW DID I GET HERE?
I am a born cheerleader for women…
I come from a long line of tenacious women.
My Birth Mother. I was a product of a mad, passionate love affair. But back in the day it was considered taboo, so after 6 days of holding me in her arms, my birth mother made the heartbreaking decision to give me up for adoption.
My Mom, Whom I call my “shero”, couldn’t have children of her own. She had tuberculosis and complications when she was 17, so she and my dad adopted me when I was 6-weeks old. I ‘lost’ a mother a second time when she transitioned from Ovarian Cancer.
Two of my grandmothers, who experienced immense hardship and heartache living through the trauma of the Great Depression and a world war.
This is how I came into the world and took on the role of cheerleader for women!
WOMEN MAY INCUR HARDSHIP, BUT THEY CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO TRIUMPH AND RISE ABOUT IT ALL TO CREATE THE LIVES THEY KNOW THEY ARE MEANT FOR!
I DID THE WORK
When I realized that I had been living my life unconsciously believing that I wasn’t worthy or deserving, and giving away a lot of time and energy trying to prove that I was worthy or lovable, I also realized that I needed to unlearn who I thought I was in order to become who I really am.
I needed to reclaim ME. That meant I needed to stop caring what others think, let go of what doesn’t serve me, and tune into what I wanted.
I needed to stop holding back and giving away my energy and personal power.
I needed to answer what was calling; to live life on my terms.
So I did the work; learned the lessons and rewrote my story.
Of course, I am a work in progress, but having finally seen the façade I had bought into, I broke through it.
It’s a journey I am grateful for, every single day.
TODAY I LIVE LIFE DEEPLY CONNECTED TO MY VISION; FUELED BY ME AND WHAT I’M HERE TO DO, BE, AND CREATE IN THIS WORLD.
MY VISION FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE
From working with thousands of successful women – corporate and entrepreneurs – for over 3 decades I recognized that we may have different stories, BUT we are all connected by a universal truth – we hold back, settle, and worst of all, don’t fully value ourselves or fully answer our callings.
We know we are meant for more and it’s time that we go for it!
I have finally unconditionally and unapologetically answered my calling, and it is my vision to serve as many women as I can do the same.
I’m fueled by my mission to help women around the globe breakthrough their own façade, take a stand and answer their callings!
Through my High Powered Living Program (group & private), The Burning Desire Day, Mentorship, and Speaking, I dream that women everywhere will connect to their truth, embody their inherent power and finally live life on their terms.
ARE YOU READY TO REWRITE YOUR STORY? #nopermissionneeded
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