I am passionate about enlightening, inspiring, mentoring, coaching and assisting others. Since I can remember, that has been a place of joy and fulfillment for me.
I am in my mid-fifties and throughout my life friends, colleagues, employees and acquaintances have asked why I did not become a therapist.
In all honesty, I wasn’t exactly sure how my desire to assist others would play out professionally but once I learned about Life Coaching, my inner bell started going off like a fire alarm.
Even though it took me time to fully realize my dream, there is not a doubt in my mind that being a Life Coach is my true calling.
And I could NOT be happier to be here now, to assist you in any way I can.
I have helped many find (or remember) their true passions – professionally and personally. As many of us know, our passions long ago got lost in a sea of familial, societal and professional “shoulds”, shame and unrealistic expectations.
- “You shouldn’t be an artist because you can’t make a living doing that.”
- “You should marry so and so because his/her family comes from money.”
- “You will only be considered a success by your bank account, professional stature, residential address and country club membership. You should either be a doctor or lawyer.”
- “What in the world makes you think you can do that? Don’t be ridiculous.”
- “If you look like that you’ll never attract anyone. You should dress differently, lose weight….”
- “You absolutely cannot date/marry that person because they’re the wrong color, size, ethnicity, religion….”
- “If you want to move up the company ladder, you should conform to senior management mantras. Otherwise, you won’t go anywhere in this company.”
- “The women in this company don’t get promoted so you should not expect too much.”
- “That is not a very realistic goal for someone your age, background, experience.”
- “You’re lucky you have a job in this economy.”
You and I both know I could go on and on with a list of those not-so-fun and emotionally debilitating “shoulds”. Shame-based, limiting comments are exactly that…shaming and limiting.
But guess what? They are NOT TRUTH. They are someone else’s fears being projected onto you. Unfortunately though…most of us have spent our lives trying to live up to someone else’s expectations.
I believe most (key word) our parents were well intentioned and did the best they could do but unfortunately they too had been recipients of fear-based mantras. And guess what? They too tried to conform in order to make their parents proud. And they grew up to be employees who – wait for it — wanted to make their bosses proud so they drank the conformist Kool-Aid.
Long ago, most of us lost sight of who we were and we gave up the things that brought us joy.
But that’s all about to change.
It is my soul desire to help you remember what makes your soul smile and to help you get back on the path to you…and to create the most amazing and fulfilling life ever.
My life mantra is:
- We are here now!
- Never postpone your joy.
- We should (a “good should”) be living in a joyful state, love what we do for a living and be immensely fulfilled.
- You CANNOT extinguish your “light” in order to make another happy or proud.
- You CANNOT give up “who you are” in order to complete the familial, societal or professional checklists. You are the ONLY person who can create and maintain your wellbeing.
- Live your best life NOW!