It’s not really about me
You don’t want to read my CV or know that I love riding Harleys, a perfect Manhattan and have been married for 30+ years…
What you really want to know is:
can I help you?
The answer is yes.
I’ve been a high-achiever my whole life and it served me well when I was a young entrepreneur.
But I had to get cancer before I woke up and realized I was addicted to achievement, recognition and “the hustle” and had lost sight of what was truly important to me – time with my loved ones.
When faced with the knowledge that my life might be cut short ALL the things I’d been focused on such as building wealth, basking in the recognition that came from my achievements and accumulating the trappings of “success” (big house, nice cars, exotic vacations) meant nothing compared to missing out on a future with my husband, children and grand-children.
I realized if I wanted to honour what was important to me I had to slow my hustle, take better care of myself and make fun and happiness a priority in my life. To do that I had to create a new definition of success that included my personal values and priorities; an identity that was based on more than my professional achievements.
Today my life is structured to build wealth, fulfil my drive to contribute and have loads of fun – all with very little stress.
I’m a certified Master Life Coach who is driven (in a healthy way) to help others make the same transition to a life of healthy achievement balanced with fun and personal connection.
I liberate successful high achievers who’ve become trapped in hustle mode even though it no longer serves them. Together we redefine their identity beyond the Power, Position and Possessions they’ve become focused on and make small but powerful changes towards a well-rounded and healthy identity based on Personal Values and Authentic Desires.
My transformative coaching experience removes the pressure of striving and invites fun, fulfilment, connection and peace into their lives so they can enjoy the fruits of their labours.
I know what it feels like…
- feeling guilty when I was working because I wasn’t with my family and then feeling guilty when I was with my family because I wasn’t working
- alone in a hotel room on the other side of the country, lonely and frustrated because I wasn’t a part of the life I was working so hard to provide for my family
- intoxicated by the recognition and validation that came with each new role/title, award or bonus but not enjoying the achievement because I was onto the next rung on the ladder
- measuring my worth by the size of my house, my bank balance and the car I drove (and frustrated that it never seemed to be enough)
- hustling not because I needed to anymore but because work had become my life and it was the only way I knew how to feel good about myself
I know how overwhelming it can feel to think about slowing your hustle. I also know how rewarding it can be when done successfully.
Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse, in her book The Top 5 Regrets of Dying, reported that one of the top 5 regrets was “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard”.
My cancer diagnosis really brought home to me that I wasn’t spending my limited time on this planet wisely.
But you don’t have to wait for a wake-up call like mine to choose change.
Together we can:
- create a vision of how you want to live your life that honours both your work ethic and your personal needs
- develop a strategy to create that life
- make small changes over time to realize your vision
All without sacrificing what you’ve worked so hard for.
I am living the dream life I designed and it’s joyful, fun & fulfilling. I do meaningful work that fills my cup but is structured to support my #1 priority – living my life to the fullest.
If that’s what you want I can help.