Career and Life Coach
WONDERFUL to MEET YOU!
I became a certified Master Life coach in 2012 and have been coaching clients 1:1 as well as creating and delivering development workshops for corporations focused on Life Balance, and career success grounded in meaning and authenticity ever since. Examples of courses I have created and delivered include: Creating a Personal Brand, Developing a Life Plan, Having Impact at work, and Crafting an Authentic and Fun Career Plan.
I was first introduced to Life Coaching by hearing a coach on a Seattle talk radio program who offered life and entrepreneur coaching services. I was in the process of crafting a business plan for eco-friendly toys (no I never did that one!) and reached out. We met in a coffee shop and that wise woman counseled me that before I was able to be clear about the business I wanted to create, I needed clarity about who I was and what I wanted in my life. I really wanted to skip all that “fluffy stuff” and get right to the part where she would tell me my business plan rocked (or so I told myself), but I figured why not and signed up for an intensive coaching process together. Not long into our first session I did an exercise called wheel of balance (one I use with clients today) and the results of this simple exercise had me in tears. Sobbing I saw with such clarity that I was living a false life, or a shell of a life and that the precious time I had was be spent in all the wrong areas.
That coaching session gave me a gift of time focused on getting clear about my values, and helped me craft a vision and action plan for a life of my choosing. You see I had spent the first 30+ years of my life navigating the journey based on someone else’s agenda. This someone else isn’t a person, but an amalgamation of my fabulous parents, society, media, teachers, bosses, friends, books, there is no one person to blame, and I refer to it with client as “The Shoulds.” The shouIds have not been an enemy and in many ways helped me create a life that by all measure, measured up. I am an achiever by nature and love the idea of doing great and be well thought of. This has served me well, and also been a detriment. I am sure many of you can relate, as I sat looking at my lopsided wheel of balance (no spirituality, not enough love, friends and family but lots of work and money) that I woke up and asked “how the hell did I get here?” That session in 2008 woke me up and set me on a path to cultivate my own Big Bold Life.
DOING THE WORK
I wish I could say I made a vision board (I did) and it all came magically true (a lot of it did) but it is a process and honestly it is work. Between 2008 and today I set about getting clear for what I wanted my life to look like and started to take steps to make it happen. It didn’t happen all at once but over time I did the work to get clear about what I wanted, to ask for it, and to create an action plan to get there. Your Big Bold Life is the manifestation of years of personal and career work and represents the best concepts and ideas I have used to help myself and clients live the Biggest, Boldest and Best version of their lives.
My personal tag line: Make a Moment, Make a Day, Make a Life is my philosophy that every minute on this earth is precious and is ours for the making. I believe that we make a conscious choice on how we feel about each minute. Choosing to look for the good and to be in a state of gratitude is the pathway to happiness. A life therefore is just a series of days strung together and a day a series of minutes. The secret is to find the good in each moment, as a series of good minutes make a good day, and a series of good days a great life.
With over 12 years of people development in corporate America, I made the big bold decision to open my private practice dedicating more time to what I know is my life’s purpose of helping you live the Biggest Boldest version of your Life.
CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Seattle Life Coaching 2012; http://www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com/
Seattle Life Coach Master Coach 2012; http://www.seattlelifecoachtraining.com/
Yoga Instructor (yes we can do yoga too) 2010 https://www.yogaalliance.org/
BA Communications WSU1992 http://www.wsu.edu/
Licenses unfolding your life vision facilitator http://www.artizencoaching.com/
Certified RTA Facilitator http://reneetrudeau.com/
People Manager of the Year, Microsoft 2014