I know this story well because it was my own. Despite my interests and inclinations and even my loud intuition in one direction, all too often I ignored or abandoned them for a different path.
Many of the choices I made looked good from the outside but didn’t reflect who I was or what I deeply valued. And I wasn’t able to make the contribution I longed to make.
And when intuition tried to speak up, fear kept getting in its way. Pulling me further and farther away.
I didn’t take action.
Fear was keeping me stuck. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of regret--you name it. I lived in the “what if” world. In short, they don’t feel safe being themselves or fully sharing themselves.
I knew I was in my own way but I couldn’t get out of it.
After many years of hard inner work, soul searching, and lots of experimentation, I discovered what I needed to know to finally take action and create deep, sustainable for myself AND ultimately to guide other women to do the same.
The women I work with have long lists of accomplishments, talents, and strengths.
Over the years of working with them, however, I’ve witnessed a recurrent pattern emerge. There is a striking disconnect between how they see themselves versus how the outside world sees them.
They discount their successes and don't appreciate or even see their strengths, their uniqueness, or their value.
I hear their stories of being stuck in a cycle of chronic stress, burnout, and overwhelm. I listen to many ways stress has bled over into different facets of their lives, how it has sidetracked their goals and hijacked their success.
They feel stuck and stalled and the experience has chipped away at their self-confidence, and self-trust.
As we get to know one another, mentions of their successes and accomplishments gradually come up. I am so often struck by what they’ve achieved in contrast to how they describe themselves.
They are often leaders in their field and their teams are consistently outshining their counterparts
I help women rewrite their stories and redesign their work according to their own definition of success, so their lives feel purposeful and their contributions meaningful. And I can help you too.
For some, a new chapter means realigning their work with their leadership style and values.
For others, it's getting out of a high-stress job and rethinking what they want their future to look like.
For still others, it's eliminating the emotional and mental stress in unhealthy work environments or exiting toxic ones.
And for all, rewriting your story is defining your own success and designing a new path to happiness and joy.
I'm a Certified Women’s Career and Leadership Coach and Founder of Live Your Brilliance.
I give professional women the strategies and solutions they need to eliminate burnout, take back control of their work-life, build autonomy, and be fulfilled 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.
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, resources, and mindset mining 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
Ready to begin?
Elizabeth Patterson is a Certified Women’s Career & Leadership Coach, burnout specialist, and wellness advocate for women. Using science-based tools and practical strategies, she helps women eliminate burnout symptoms, build resilience, and feel valued and recognized for their contributions.
Elizabeth is the founder of Live Your Brilliance Coaching and creator of “The Resilient Leadership Framework,” a skill-building, proven system based on nine core principles of powerful self-leadership.
Elizabeth has helped 100’s of high-achieving women in finance, medicine, STEM, as well as the nonprofit sector to create more freedom, autonomy, and joy in their work and day to day lives. Education & Training
The University of Texas at Austin, M.A. Austin, TX - 1991-1992
Wellesley College, B.A. Wellesley, MA - 1985-1989
Certified Women's Leadership Coach, Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, 2017
Authorized Facilitator, “Now What?” Career Coaching, 2015
Licensed Facilitator, "Playing Big" Women's Leadership Program, 2014
Certified Laser Coach, Life Coaching Group, 2013
Positive Psychology Training Certificate, Wholebeing Institute, 2014
Associate Certified Coach, ACC, International Coach Federation, 2013
Advanced Coach Training Program, COACHU Professional Coach Training, 2012
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