My Story

In my late teens I was quite unhappy. Yet I knew, deep in my heart, there was so much more joy, happiness & love to be had in this life, than what I was experiencing in my home.

As a young adult I recognized too, that like myself, almost everyone seemed to be missing the necessary life skills, tools & wisdom to live a truly fulfilling life on all fronts.

Because of this & my own unhappiness, I made it my life’s purpose at age 17, to go out into the world & learn what I felt in my heart existed! All the life skills, tools & wisdom I sensed were there for myself & all of us… so we can live happier, healthier, much better lives!

This was all I ever wanted to learn how to do.

As a result, I began an unexpected journey inward; one I’ve now been on my entire adult life. It’s a path of deep introspection, self-reflection & out of the box education… that I’ve literally spent over 14,000 hours on by going inward on a daily or weekly basis via books, healing modalities & my own, self created process of inquisitive, self examination for 30+ years.

This journey’s where I discovered my intuition was right – that life isn’t meant to be such a struggle & our dreams aren’t meant to be intangible!

Still we’re not taught what’s necessary to know, to access genuine happiness & our greatest potential.

Yet staying on this path allowed me to access all of that; transforming my life in ALL areas, taking me from what felt painful to what I knew life could be!

I know I wouldn’t have the impact I do on others in helping them, if I hadn’t gone through all I have. I’ve not only survived, I’ve thrived.

To date, I’m happy to share I’ve changed & maintained for a decade or more
ALL of the following:

Negative & fearful thinking…

to positive & loving thinking.

Depression & anxiety…

to steadfast joy & calm.

Ongoing unrest…

to feelings of daily usefulness & gratitude.

My Standard American Diet…

to a nutrient dense, evidenced based diet.

Career attempts to fit into corporate America…

to using my unique gifts to help others & become a successful entrepreneur.

Endless dating debacles…

to a happy marriage & family.

Never-ending debt…

to growing savings & amassing my own wealth.

To date, I’m happy to share I’ve changed & maintained for a decade or more
ALL of the following:

Negative & fearful thinking…

to positive & loving thinking.

Depression & anxiety…

to steadfast joy & calm.

Ongoing unrest…

to feelings of daily usefulness & gratitude.

My Standard American Diet…

to a nutrient dense, evidenced based diet.

Career attempts to fit into corporate America…

to using my unique gifts to help others & become a successful entrepreneur.

Endless dating debacles…

to a happy marriage & family.

Never-ending debt…

to growing savings & amassing my own wealth.

With over 3 decades on this journey now, transformation’s become my expertise.

In applying ongoing, daily self awareness & behavioral changes, I’ve been fortunate to acquire a deep, personal sovereignty.

Through my own continuous self study, experiential learning & implementations, I’ve come to understand the intricate mechanics & processes of positive change over the last 30 years.

This journey’s given me a tool kit for making positive changes & living a full & balanced life.

It’s a tool kit filled with specific structures offering practicable work & life skills, improved coping strategies & daily systems that lead to tangible work & life changes I’ve successfully used & used to guide my clients successfully toward their specific desires & needs too.

This highly customized style of guidance isn’t found in a book or program because it’s information accessed solely from deep within.

It’s taken me decades to develop.

Equally, because transformations are often profound, clients consider me to be one of their most trusted confidantes. As a result, I’m super fortunate to have celebrated many of their life milestones beside them; from engagement parties, weddings & baby showers, to anniversary parties, company launches & more. 

Clients share with me & others that I’m the “real deal” & their “1-stop, go-to whole-life transformation” coach.
 
To have such bonds with each client makes me feel incredibly grateful!

Before I share a timeline of my journey, it’s important you know:

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I march to the beat of my own drum… & that drum has more of a soft, loving vibe than a loud, eardrum-bursting frequency. I live from my heart. Always have & always will!

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I do things a bit differently in this world & my journey to balance & wholeness certainly wasn’t linear.

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I also believe – more than any diploma hanging on the wall – that there’s wisdom in our challenges & wounds… & that wisdom must be earned, not hacked, fast-tracked or bought.

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I know that a continuing education in the “school of life” is what will make you a powerful person & leader; one who experiences genuine success in ALL areas of life & who operates across the board with kindness & an open heart.

Below you’ll find a highlight reel of my journey to this point.

In walking my own walk I’ve had my share of pain, hard work & tears too. Still, I’ve long known that what Rumi wrote is true, “…know that one day your pain will become your cure.”

It’s been a beautiful combination of my own emotional pain, determination & curiosity that motivated me to stay committed to overcoming & then learn how to create the life I always envisioned for myself on every front. A life that all the naysayers around me said could never be! Cheers to your journey from here on in being equally triumphant.

Early 1990s

Yes, we’re throwing it way back, still it’s a pivotal part of my journey. I refer to these as my “NYU professional party years” because despite a stellar education within the “mainstream” – attending excellent public & private schools & then receiving a degree from NYU – like most of us, I wasn’t taught how to cultivate the necessary life skills to live a truly fulfilling & balanced life. Thankfully, my curiosity brought me to therapy & my credit card got a workout snapping up all the personal growth books I could find. I wasn’t quite sure yet what I needed, but Louise Hay, Dr. Deepak Chopra & Marianne Williamson were all like balm for my anxious & depressed soul. It wasn’t until I was unceremoniously dumped around the 7th time, that I took my studies seriously – devouring A Course in Miracles & other rich texts too.

Mid-Late 1990s

Like most college grads, I was completely unprepared for the real world. So I doubled up on my therapy sessions & furthered my studies by adding healing modalities like Reiki to the mix. Still my partying & drinking continued – until I finally joined AA & got sober…& true healing began. I next consumed women’s studies – learning about our history, the divine feminine & our power as women. The end of this decade was capped with my father being diagnosed with prostate cancer & going into remission, only to next experience the incredible loss of my mother to breast cancer. This loss was both crushing & freeing – helping me realize the finite time we each have on this planet. I knew right then that I wanted to make a real difference in my own lifetime.

2000-2010

This decade was filled with something completely unexpected. In 2000, people around me started to witness my own transformation. Because of it many asked, “What are you doing? You’re so different!” They also began requesting my help. Friends, neighbors, coworkers & even strangers turned to me for insight, resources & guidance. I heard over & over “You should teach a course!” This was before life coaching was even in the collective consciousness. After hearing this for the umpteenth time, I took it as a sign & finally took the leap. Heeding the call in January 2003, I officially began teaching & coaching. Slowly & steadily I built a vibrant community of women around the globe wanting to make positive work & life changes. Through classes, 1-on-1 work & corporate trainings that all came through referrals, my salary doubled, then tripled… & I had a constant sold-out waitlist for my courses & 1 on 1 work. Due to passionate clients who kept telling others about my work, I was also featured alongside notable women like Gabby Bernstein & Kris Carr in high-profile media like the New York Times & offered book deal meetings & a TV show.

Business was booming & my personal life too, was bursting at the seams. I got married, had 2 kids, moved into a bigger apartment in NYC & built our dream weekend home. All of this was wonderful & genuinely fulfilling, as after doing my own inner work for many years & applying all the learnings I also teach, I was able to both live out my dreams & lead by example; inspiring clients & others around me to live out their vision & dreams too!

2010 - 2020

My work & personal life continued to expand until a few years into this decade. Right then, I hit a tipping point of serving over 1,000 clients – & felt I could no longer manage my ever growing community & keep my family, health & career all in balance. With many responsibilities & an ever-growing business, I started to burnout. As a result, I quickly realized that if I was going to stay true to who I was & keep practicing what I preach, I’d have to step away from my work at this time.

To my surprise, my burnout gave me more than just a work hiatus. It also took me on a 2nd journey of even deeper healing & transformation, personally & professionally. Still my clients & I were sad when I stepped away – & my colleagues in disbelief that I walked away from so many high profile opportunities.

Even so, I knew in my heart the next right thing for my journey was to take care of myself, enjoy the family I created & with time, figure out how to meet demand for my work. I had to whole-heartedly trust that when the time was right, I’d come back full time, making an even greater impact. This turned out to be the case as my time away gave me clarity regarding who I’d serve next! In fact, it was my own struggles with figuring out how to next level transform as a leader that made me passionate about wanting to serve other female leaders in the future.

This decade was my 2nd round of “Life School” – & as a graduate of a prestigious university in my earlier years, I can say with certainty that the greatest & most impactful lessons don’t come from a textbook. Over this decade, I studied with more incredible teachers, discovered & used additional healing modalities for myself like EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMDR, shamanic healing & worked with an internal medicine doctor & botanist for a year to learn about evidence based nutrition. For me, this was another life changing, elevating decade, that’s allowed me to take my work to an even higher level for my clients!

TODAY

I serve female leaders around the globe & continue living a balanced & fulfilled life on all fronts. I feel super proud of this. As a result, I strive to continue leading others by example. This is my vision for our current world, as I know deep down we are all so much better than what our world presently reflects back to us! Therefore, I call you to join me as a fellow leader in transforming your own work &/or life, so together, we can ALL lead by example to create the world I know is possible!

Will you join me, along with other kind & powerful leaders, to help create the world we all want to live in?

One that’s filled with well-being, peace, realized dreams, joy & a lot more kindness? If so, you need to know that it starts with YOU! Therefore, if you’re ready to do your own transformational work, I’m ready to support you!