My job is to help you design a career path and a day-to-day life that prioritizes what is most important so you can regain control of your time, restore your confidence, and feel like yourself again.
Because your contribution matters. In it, is your purpose, your fulfillment, and your legacy.
It’s easy for meaningful work to get buried by obligations, expectations, or the next impending deadline. But your contributions--at work, at home, in your community--they matter. And when they get abandoned, go unrecognized, or get watered down, your sense of purpose does too.
This is when self-trust begins to shrink making it hard to know what the next right move is.
Chronic stress has a deep impact on our ability to trust ourselves. This kind of job stress can result from high pressure, heavy demands, unrealistic workloads, a lack of recognition, or a deeper sense of misalignment between your values and those of the people you work with.
At a minimum, it causes distraction, fatigue, low patience, or lack of fulfillment and higher levels can cause mental exhaustion, loss of self-confidence, and significant health problems. We become less and less engaged in our work, less certain about what we want, and sometimes, disconnected from our real selves.
I am committed to this work because this is an issue that holds so many women back. Despite gleaming qualifications, women start to second guess themselves.
Because feeling unfulfilled, unseen, or unheard erodes self-confidence.
My own experience paved the way for the work I do today. I became part of the sandwich generation a little earlier than many my age because I had older parents.
I was 38, my twins 5, and my youngest 2 years old when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. As an only child, I found myself the primary caregiver for all four of them.
My work became an endless source of stress that took me away from my children, my mother's care, and provided little gratification.
Knee-deep in tasks but without realizing it, I fell into an almost mechanical existence driven by the clock and filled with deadlines, appointments, and the needs of others.
As always, my default was to push myself....harder and harder....to keep going....to do more....and to do better. No matter the cost.
I know what it feels like to have responsibilities at work, at home, and in your family that you don't feel like you have control of.
At one point in my life, I had perfected the art of working myself to depletion.
For me, performing well, performing often, and ticking off every box was a sign of a job well done. And taking breaks, delegating your responsibilities, asking for help, or indulging in rest was lazy.
As a result, I spent the majority of my life congratulating myself for overscheduling myself, overestimating what I could accomplish in a day, losing sleep, and running on an empty tank.
My inner critic had convinced me I had to deplete myself before a job was well done.
My work with women leaders along with personal experiences with friends and acquaintances has given me an additional perspective on the impact of chronic stress.
I’ve met dozens of women, all talented and highly accomplished, who juggle multiple dimensions while holding highly stressful, demanding jobs. Their lives feel task-driven and they're continually pushing themselves too hard.
What has struck me, however, is what their experiences and accomplishments say about them in contrast to their own self-perception. There is often a large disconnect between how they see themselves versus how the outside world sees them.
They’re more than competent but their confidence has been shaken.
They’re creative problem solvers, but often this skill lies dormant.
They want to grow and take risks but they feel stalled.
The common thread? A misalignment with who they are and the way their day-to-day lives play out. Self doubt often stands in the way.
They are often leaders in their field and their teams are consistently outshining their counterparts.
And yet I hear stories of stress and overwhelm, feelings of inadequacy. I hear how job stress is bleeding over into home and family, how it has sidetracked goals and hijacked dreams.
My work focuses on helping women get out of that place of uncertainty, inaction, or overwhelm.
And through experience with dozens of women leaders, I’ve created a framework that is holistic in nature. It works from the inside out, restoring confidence and building inner strength that lays the foundation for personal growth and leadership development.
This is the path to defining your own success and designing a career path that is about both fulfillment and meaningful contribution.
Because the answer isn’t, as many claim, just about increasing self-care or taking a vacation or finding a different job. Nor is it about believing that once you have a higher sense of purpose or find your calling in life, everything else will fall into place.
Perhaps a promotion or a career transition is the ultimate answer.
But to create real change that is fulfilling and sustainable, internal growth must come first.
The women I work with are extremely successful but they don’t feel successful.
And here’s the thing...before you can feel successful you must first define what success means to YOU.
When I found myself at a crossroads, I made the mistake of thinking that some time spent researching and the right resources would be all I needed.
What I realized however was that even though I knew my interests and had the resources to begin my search, it wasn’t enough. I was stuck in inaction, my mind full of thoughts and ideas but unable to move forward.
My confidence was shot and I had no idea how to get it back.
For a while, I tried the 'fake it til you make it' approach but pretending didn’t cut it.
I no longer believed in myself and I was sure others wouldn’t either. Self-doubt kept me in my head.
Over time, I realized it wasn’t the skills I needed to focus on, at least not at first.
Stress had eroded my confidence and my connection with myself and I had to find a way to get it back.
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, resource, 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 Certified Career and Leadership Coach and Founder of Live Your Brilliance, a coaching practice that empowers women leaders to make their next professional leap.
I give professional women the strategies and solutions they need to eliminate burnout, take back control of their work-life, build autonomy, and make a difference as leaders.
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.
Uncover the root of your career block
Discover what you need to restore your confidence
Create a concreate strategy to take your next best step
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