Like many women, I lived most of my adult life in a cloud of self-doubt, overwhelm and pushing myself hard to “be enough.” This way of being, began with a suicide attempt in early adulthood and led to anxiousness, sleepless nights and eventually adrenal burnout…and then (finally) I figured out what was driving these feelings of “not enough.”
Today, recovered from adrenal fatigue and my addiction to busyness, I use my decades of business, leadership and life experience guiding women to living a life without the encumbrances of self-defeating thoughts and beliefs.
The result…overwhelm dissipates, clarity and confidence expands…success, as you define it, unfolds with ease and you accomplish much more, with less effort and without a cost to your well-being.
I’m professionally trained as a wellness and nutrition consultant and understand the toll stress has on mind, body and spirit. I have lobbied in Washington DC on behalf of health and well-being. I have served as an educator of my own programs and in collaboration with health organizations. I’m a founding member of the Port Townsend Education Foundation, have served on numerous boards (at times, all at once – I don’t recommend this), I have led community events, created collaborative efforts between business organizations and trained people in customer relations and sales all over the country…all at a great cost to my own well-being.
My leadership experience began at the age of 24 as VP of Marketing and later as Director of Advertising in print media and National Sales Director in manufacturing. Most recently, a decade owning a nutrition wellness center, nominated by Washington State for the small business of the year award.
My expansive professional experience, spanning forty years, along with personal experience living in overwhelm, and feeling like I was “not enough” provides me a unique perspective for guiding women out of overwhelm and self-doubt to living your definition of success.
On a personal note: I am a mom (a single mom when my son was young), happily married (second time – oh so much better), lover of the outdoors – hiking, camping, paddle boarding, skiing and what’s simple – cloud watching, beach walking with my fur kid, and my most favorite thing of all – inspiring conversation with interesting people!
What’s Important to Me…
MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT
My passion to make a positive impact on our world, led first to the creation of Sacred Selfishness™: The Practice of Prioritizing Self (your antidote to overwhelm). It is the practice of putting yourself first, giving to yourself first, so you have more to give to the world, but not from a place of resentment and depletion, but from a place of health & happiness.
I’m very concerned about the health of our planet and the people living on it and how being in a leadership role so often leads to depletion, burnout and sadly, even a loss of integrity. My mentoring fosters soul-centered leadership, bringing forth your authentic self-expression, invoking an unshakable passion and conviction to the furthering (or beginning) of socially conscious, mission-inspired accomplishment.
WHAT OUR WORLD NEEDS – MY BELIEF
Our world needs leaders who have fused the positive traits of masculine and feminine, who are living in alignment with core values and are guided by the strength of integrity, passion, clarity, conviction, confidence and healthy compassion, connection and contribution to society and to self.
Little known fun fact: Before I became a Mom, I was an adrenaline junkie and loved racing Hobie Cats – winning a Regional competition with an eye towards the World competition…and then a plot twist (baby) came instead. Racing Hobie Cats also led to my first experience with setting boundaries…and that is a whole other story!
“I am so glad I found you. Deep breath. Just to have connected with you has made me feel less alone. Your words of wisdom about being in transition and giving myself permission has helped so much. I have post its all around saying “I give myself permission”. The shift has been huge for me internally.”