I do hope that reading my “story” below will give you insight into my own journey, and how it led me to the wonderful work that is my passion and joy.
Growing up in a family with very little expression of emotion, as a young child I felt invisible and voiceless. It seemed like I was a puppet, being pulled about by my strings. I became a “good little girl” and I didn’t ask for much, and in fact I learned to stuff my own wants and needs, to the point that I eventually lost touch with what I wanted.
Gradually I evolved into being a masterful people pleaser and a chameleon. I would change my colors to blend in with those around me. I was very concerned about what others thought of me, so I was a good student, obedient, and too afraid to be myself (not that I even knew who I was).
At age 11 I had a brief but profound awakening experience. It was the beginning of dusk, and the mountains looked purple and majestic. I paused to gaze around me, and I don’t know how long I stood there, but it doesn’t matter. What matters is that I realized that there is a powerful presence, and it’s everywhere. In that moment, I realized it was present within me, too. I felt it. That experience was one of the biggest Ah Ha moments of my life. It pulled me out of the sense of disconnect from everyone and everything that I had in my younger years.
Life went on. I completed college, had 3 children, and eventually became a Realtor. I chose Real Estate as my career, not because it sounded like a good fit for me, but because I knew I could make good money. In the mid-90’s I was extremely successful, and I was putting my kids through college. However, my career felt hollow and meaningless, and it didn’t fit with who I was on the inside.
I had lost the connection to All That Is that I discovered when I was 11, and I felt hollow and fake. I felt like my life was directed by events outside of myself; life was happening TO me. Now I realize that life happens THROUGH me, and that I co-create my own reality. That makes all the difference.
After a heart-wrenching divorce I finally got some 1 on 1 help from a powerful coach and counselor. This was a real turning point for me. He taught me about my “True Self”, a being of love. He also told me that I came into this life with a purpose, a reason for being here. Through his guidance and encouragement, I discovered my purpose and started back to school to pursue a career in counseling.
Starting my private Counseling practice was an exciting step for me. By then I had worked in a mental health agency for several years, and I knew how to work with mental illness, but I realized that I wanted to move into the field of personal empowerment.
I became an Empowerment Coach because I know that there are others going through struggles like the ones that I had faced, people who feel stuck, unfulfilled, and struggling. What a difference it made to choose a career that makes my heart sing! To me, it is most rewarding to help others find their own connection to authentic power, and to learn to embrace and love themselves, so they can bring their gifts to the world.
I understand your struggles and desires, because I’ve been there. I have become an advocate and a coach to inspire you and gently guide you into YOUR GREATNESS.
- Advanced EFT Practitioner (Certified by EFT founder Gary Craig)
- Certified Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (University of Colorado)
- Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (Regis University)
- Pursuer of Spirituality and Enlightenment since 1986
- Practicing Counselor since 2006
- Formerly a top producing Real Estate Broker for 20+ years
- Empowerment and Business Success Coach since 2010
It doesn’t have to take half a lifetime (like it did for me) to make a powerful transformation. As your advocate and coach, I will be by your side as you take quantum leaps forward in all areas of your life. You will finally realize your dreams, create healthy and fulfilling relationships and bring your True Self to light.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with wonderful clients from across the globe, and it is so exciting to see them uncover their authentic potential and make changes in their lives, their relationships and their work. I love witnessing their journey as they become prosperous, empowered and aligned with who they were meant to be.