A little of My Story
Everything in my world literally was altered within a matter of days. I was widowed at 37. Too young. A widowed parent to a two-year-old son. I had no idea what I was going to do, or how I was going to live through such a tragic event. How was I going to raise my boy all by myself, without my pillar of strength? The fact that my husband was never coming back was beyond my comprehension.
Over the next few years I slowly rebuilt my life – literally putting one foot in front of the other. I found support in family, friends, and specifically with grief support groups and counselling. After attending a pivotal grief support group as a participant, something amazing happened - I was asked to step into a facilitating role for young spousal loss. That was it and looking back I am forever grateful for that moment when I started my career as a coach, and my new life began to take shape.
As a coach, I also have another area of focus: supporting women in the workplace. Looking back on my career, I was in self-sabotage mode. I finally asked myself, why was I hiding how smart I really was? I was so curious - Why Do Smart Women Play Dumb? I posed this question to over 100 women. It empowered them to open up about their experiences. They were relieved to finally be discussing this openly, without judgement. I help women uncover their personal strength and conquer their fears, so they can rediscover who they are.
Over the years I have discovered similarities between these two unique groups, and I have become a better coach because of it: Discovery, transformation, steps to healing, self-awareness, all areas I work in every day for every client.