Because I know what it is to lose your sense of purpose...to long for greater support in your relationships, more fulfillment in your work, and more meaning in your day-to-day life.
If your experience is anything like mine, you want to feel valued, recognized, and appreciated for your contributions.
Living in a toxic environment leaves you feeling numb and directionless. It steals your energy and your confidence. And it eventually robs you of happiness and joy.
Ultimately, I got my joy back. And along the way, a new-found passion to help other women do the same.
I thrive on helping women, just like you, find fulfillment at work, become extraordinary leaders, and build relationships that support them on every level.
Two bits of advice are permanently inscribed in my psyche, despite having mindlessly tuned them out countless times over the past 30+ years.
The first I heard in elementary school as I sat in the cafeteria with my freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil, preparing to color in tiny bubbles for the next several hours.
"Read each question carefully, but don't overthink them....your first guess is almost always the right one."
a.k.a. Don't doubt yourself. You got this.
The second came around the same time as I sat wide-eyed and positioned squarely in my window seat watching an adult at the front of the aisle waving a loose seat belt way above her head. She illustrated how to click and release it as the intercom voice described the "unlikely event..."
And then came the advice:
"Remember to always secure your own seatbelt first before assisting others."
a.k.a. Take care of yourself or we're all going down.
Both are words to live by...if only it was that easy.
Feeling trapped in your own day-to-day is not something you plan on. And the consequences of burnout are certainly not on the radar when designing your future.
But it's easy to lose yourself in relentless demands and jam-packed schedules, and before long you find yourself racing to even keep up. The very life you create yourself can easily turn into one giant pressure cooker.
If you're not careful, you're just a body, going through the motions. You're holding it together but you've no purpose or meaning.
This can be a dangerous place. And it's a place many women occupy.
I get it. I was one of them.
For some, all it takes is a little nudge to view their situation through a different lens.
For others, it's a specific event or transition that causes them to recalibrate.
And for still others, it takes a category-five-type storm to rip the blinders off before they consciously choose a different path.
I fell into the category-five group.
I finally hit a wall.
My motivation was gone. Along with my curiosity and my passion. My days felt rote and meaningless. And my health was now visibly suffering. I was just a body going through the motions.
The very qualities that had helped me successfully manage the biggest challenges and the greatest successes of my life now had me spiraling downward. It seemed the harder I worked, the deeper I dug my own hole.
Resilience became my worst enemy. I was determined not to fail, to keep everything afloat
It might not have appeared picture perfect on the outside but with my incessant doing, doing, doing, I was committed to make it as close to perfect as possible.
What was wrong with me? Had I just been fooling everyone? Why couldn't I pull it together?
But the real question was, "Who am I now, and where did Elizabeth go?"
She had disappeared into a dark abyss of “should’s,” “supposed to's,” and “what-if’s.” In striving tirelessly to make it all work, she had allowed a bad case of perfectionism to win out.
Let go. Stop striving so hard, that you forget or maybe no longer even want, what you're striving for. Listen to your inner wisdom, the voice inside telling you, you were meant for more.
When you turn down the volume on that voice, you run the risk of silencing opportunity, possibility and sometimes even long-term health and happiness.
I help women to reinvent--to courageously close one chapter of their lives and empower themselves to embrace the next.
For some, reinventing means realigning their work with their leadership style and values.
For others, it's getting out of a high-stress job and reconsidering what they want their future to look like.
For still others, it's eliminating the emotional tidal waves in unhealthy relationships or exiting toxic ones.
But I discovered these obstacles don't have to dictate your success or rob you of happiness and joy.
Help you transform your most vulnerable, challenging moment into life-changing assets.
Help you navigate your way through relationship conflict, stress, and burnout and eliminate the confusion.
Empower you with just the right blend of practical tools, practices, strategies, and resources, so you can address your front-burner challenges and make immediate changes.
Guide you to design a long-term plan for your future that aligns with your values, needs, and goals.
Help you with creative problem-solving. I know there is an opportunity for you to shine in the midst of every obstacle and challenge. I love tackling problems and turning them into solutions.
Support you to create nurturing environments and strong support systems so you feel seen, heard, and fully valued in your relationships, your work, and your day-to-day life.
Offer insights that allow you to see your own situation differently, create new perspectives, and open up new possibilities.
Support you to see the big picture and understand your future vision without missing a small detail.
Help you to see, believe in, and trust your own brilliance
I'm a Women’s Leadership Coach, Mama-preneur and Founder of Live Your Brilliance.
Live Your Brilliance is a coaching model that helps high-achieving women leaders break free from chronic stress and relentless demands that cause burnout so they can redefine their work and life.I have guided hundreds of women to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with themselves, their work and their day-to-day lives through my nurturing, holistic and strengths-based approach.
My methodology weaves together personal and client experiences, practical strategies, science-based tools, and spiritual teachings into one complete tapestry.In our work together, you'll bring your unique personal stories, career aspirations and a big dose of commitment to your own success. I’ll bring practical tools, a wealth of coaching and strategic experience and inspiration galore.
I lead with vision, heart and a rock-solid dedication to supporting your dreams and goals. I know this journey like the back of my hand. Join me. Let’s explore these roadblocks together so you can break free from chronic stress and create a more peaceful, meaningful and joyful future.
Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Certified Gaia Women's Leadership Coach through the Gaia Project for Women's Leadership
Trained Facilitator in Tara Sophia Mohr's Playing Big Women's Leadership Development Program
Licensed Now What? Facilitator in Laura Berman Fortgang's Career Transition program
M.A. University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Wellesley College
This is a confidential opportunity to the changes you are looking to make, the goals you want to accomplish, and exactly how I can help you achieve these.
This session itself will give you clarity on your next step with some strategies and resources to start taking immediate action.
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Ok, so I saved one of the most important for last. Though I'll spare you the full CATEGORY 5 version, suffice it to say--and ironically, this echoes my first lesson--when your instinct speaks, listen.
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