When hiring a life coach it’s important to find someone with whom you can connect.
My personal values are centered in freedom, creativity, fun, friendship and family. I love working with people who share similar values or who are dedicated to bringing more of these values into their lives. I enjoy supporting people in the process of living more from the heart. I believe personal development is ongoing and that the fact that we’re all works in progress, is one of the most exciting things about being alive. I don't have all the answers, but I believe that together we help each other live more fully and more in-tune with what really matters.
So, how did I get here? What’s my story?
It’s probably best to start with the expat part – it is now and always has been a big part of what makes me, Me. Despite growing up in a small town in Central Texas, I was always obsessed with the far off places. I don't remember a time when I didn’t lie on the floor and stare at maps. I remember whirling the globe, my finger hovering, my eyes closed, until whish! - my finger landed on some far off land.
I was blessed to always have many people in my life who supported that sense of adventure. I wasn’t the bravest child, but when faced with the unending freedom out there in the world, I found ways to summon my courage. I went abroad on a school trip for the first time in 1991, at the age of 14. There was no looking back.
Of course, like everyone, growing into my identity and figuring out what I wanted out of life came with a certain degree of floundering. There were even times where, despite living a life of international work and travel, I felt like something was missing in my life. I felt torn between the desire to go and a creeping anxiety that told me the only way to be happy might be to stay put. In my twenties, I was especially plagued by the notions of what I was "supposed" to be doing. Little by little, (and perhaps with the perspective that marriage and children seem to bring) things grew clearer with time. I began to see that my life could be a balance between freedom and stability. I began to live more from the heart. I began to say yes more...even when it scared me.
And now, each day, I live from that place. It's not predictable or even always easy, but it is truly living. I can't imagine a better place to be. And nothing brings me greater professional joy then supporting others as they access that same level of depth and perspective in their own lives.
What you see above is my worldview, my perspective, who I am and where I come from. It supports who I am as a coach. It’s intended to help you better know me and to make an informed decision as you begin your coaching journey. It should resonate with you somehow, but it need not define who you are as a coachee. I support you in accessing your worldview, your perspective, and who you are within the context of where you come from and where you intend to go. You should feel inspired by the work we do. And trust me – I’ll totally feel inspired by you!
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