Why I want to work with you
I’ll be straight up honest – I am being selfish. But it is with purpose. I am saying yes to nurturing and honouring what means most to me. As I live my journey, I can without a doubt know what I need to do.
I need to:
Be empowered, have choice and expand my consciousness
Be the greatest expression of myself to those I love
Live in service, be generous and open-minded
Be a safe place for people to share fears and be ridiculous with their dreams
Support women with desired change
Nurture and build the collective human spirit with courage
Be a change agent for a better world
Be a part of that human spirit that provides a sense of belonging and love
Know how to balance working hard and being energized
Connect with a true self (vulnerabilities and all) and find the inner strength that makes one shine
It comes down to the human spirit that is so positive, resilient, pushy, loving and needs to connect.
This is being purposefully selfish which means courage, passion, purpose, impact, and love. It means being happy in your life. It means being conscious of the world you live in. It means going after your dreams.
The Fine Print on Me
Want to know more about what I bring to the coaching relationship? Since the early 1990s my focus has been on capacity building and development whether in an organization, a community, or in an individual such as yourself! I bring a very strong inter-disciplinary approach to the relationship with the ability to look at all facets, factors and areas in your life AND pull it together to align with your purpose.
– Working with high achieving women and female entrepreneurs
– Certified in the Transformational Coaching Method
– Continued development with my personal coach, Mindvalley and Evercoach
Canadian-based Work with Non-Profit Organizations
– Director of Fundraising and Client Development
– Strategic Development Consultant
– Consultant at the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy
– International research (Cuba, Central America, South Africa and Asia) in capacity building, development and partnerships.
– Master of Science in Capacity Development and Extension
– BA Honours in International Development
My story is similar to many. I am a woman, partner, mom, friend, daughter, team player and a leader. I’ve experienced a life, thus far, that includes all the makings of a continued journey of growth and enlightenment. It hasn’t been clear sailing but I feel blessed to have been born a woman in Canada with access to opportunity AND the ability to get shit done and make it right.
There was a time when, although life was good, I wasn’t good. My life and what I was doing wasn’t enough and there were things I wanted to change.
This realization didn’t happen overnight and it most definitely started without fanfare. Something wasn’t quite right but I didn’t know it. As time went on, my “not enough” and desire for change were poking and prodding. I reacted with frustration, anger and a sense of helplessness. I felt like I had no choice. I felt like I was being held tight and not allowed to move. When it was at its worst, it was a dark, constrictive, angry place. And it wasn’t good for me or for anyone around me. My health, energy, relationships (especially with my partner and kids), and ability to even think straight suffered.
Read one of my most important lessons during this time – reconciling motherhood.
Then in brief moments here and there, I became still and began listening to what was within. It felt like I was coming back from a lengthy and arduous journey but an incredibly important one. It was a journey that taught me to live my values first. I’m a smart woman and know a lot of what I should be doing and why. At the same time I didn’t want to blast off in a certain direction or change something on a whim. I needed to have a clear purpose and intention to guide me. It needed to count. I invested in my own coach and was willing to get uncomfortable. I was willing to challenge those beliefs that held me back from who I really was and what I wanted to do.
What needed to count exactly? Most of us feel the pull to have what we do matter. Not to just contribute to the bottom line of a big company but to make an impact for the good. That good is whatever fits into a set of beliefs, values and experiences. It doesn’t stop there, it’s also ‘that good’ that somehow takes care of the people, animals and environment around you. Let me ask this simple question – what kind of world do you want to leave for your loved ones and their loved ones and their loved ones… you see where this is going?
My story is about all that plus healing, plus being conscious of how I choose to be and do in this world, plus expanding my understanding plus taking care of the world I’m leaving for my children and generations to come. Plus, plus, plus! However, I don’t feel overwhelmed knowing I took the time to take care of myself, to understand myself better, to get really clear on how I step forward. I am unapologetic about who I am and the work I do. And boy, do I have a lot of work to do! But, I come from a place of strength, courage and empowerment. I am a softer, more loving, purposeful and courageous version of myself.
Let’s have a powerful conversation about your story and purpose.