My story: After 27 years behind the desk in a corporate-based career, I became a farmer, a speaker for local functions, a blogger, a small business owner, and I authored several books, stories, and articles for publications.
It was God who guided me into writing, and in spirit He persuaded me to discover my life purpose. I was a resister in the sense that I did not feel qualified (Does this sound familiar to you?). I prayed, “Father, I have no degree, I have no special training. I am not equipped!” I quickly learned that I had all of the tools that I needed as long as I obeyed. It was all about trust — faith.
During these monumental steps in my life, I studied my passions, moments of joy, and my times of affirmation, which led me to develop a life and work mission: To help women recognize their God-given gifts, talents, strengths and passions, and to encourage growth. This became my motto: Share, Encourage and Grow.
I also traveled with my husband across the United States. I gained writing inspiration, and I embraced the open opportunity to meet people, to listen, and to offer words of encouragement. I am no longer surprised when people (strangers) approach me with their life stories, nor with their comments, “I feel I know you.”
When traveling came to an end, I once again focused on my life and work mission. How would I make it a measurable and obtainable goal? The opportunity to formally become a coach surfaced. I remember the day when, “The light bulb came on.” I realized that I had already coached so many people throughout my lifetime. The only thing I lacked was formal training, and that came to be.
I attribute my work and successes to God. These things are not a reflection of me. I am simply a witness to the life transformations that I see (and aspire to help grow) in others.
Note: If I can do all of this, branch out and make my dreams come true, I am truly an introvert by nature, I am convinced everyone has the ability to step over their own hurdles. What is stopping you from reaching your goals today? I am here to help women do exactly that. I believe in living in the now, through self-awareness coupled with determination; to hear the truth – to discard and crush the lies that slow us down and drain our energy.