ABOUT ME

Dear Unstoppable,

I think I know what you're about. You are a smart, creative professional woman.

You bring tons "to the party." You are a star and do great work. Everyone thinks

you have everything you want in your career.

But the truth is you are feeling tired of not having a career path.

Disillusioned at not knowing the next steps. Frustrated at not seeing a clear way. 

Feeling stuck. And pretty crappy not being recognized the way you deserve to be.

And probably feeling pissed off about your situation. Oh, and your confidence is

almost shot. There's a leader inside you. You've felt it. But that was a long time ago.

No clear path. Stuck. Disappointed. Undervalued. No next steps. 

I get it. Because I've been there. I know what it's like to not be shown a clear path. I know what it's like to not know what the next steps are.

I spent a long time living in this space. 

I also became a coach for this very reason. I finally found the answer. I realized how to get out of the small world I was living in. I found what I was looking for. I took a position in a company that grew into one of the most exciting roles of my life where I led a department.

I found I loved developing the staff, nurturing them, and helping them soar with confidence. 

This was absolutely my purpose. This is why I became a career coach. 

I help professionals move forward in their career. I help them see the next steps so

they can finally take some actions and either move forward, move up, or move on. 

I can help you with this because I was there. 

Several years back I was in a similar situation, in a position that I could not climb out of.

No matter what I did, how I shined, I could not figure out the next step in my career.

I was good in my role, was on my toes all the time, and was well liked. And I hated it.

 

Going in day after day became a drudgery. A nightmare. I thought, Why can't I figure

this damn thing out? What is my next step?  Where do I go from here? And boy, was

that a daunting prospect. Not only did I feel stuck, with no one to help, but I had the overwhelming task of trying to figure out what was next. All on my own.

 

I also had times when I just doubted myself. After all, I had a decent gig, and what

was out there was so uncertain. What if I made a wrong choice? I stayed there several

years thinking, Is this it? Am I going to spend my entire career here? Doing this?

 

I wish I had someone to pull me out of this hell. To help me see what I was missing.

To guide me. To show me a path. After living in in this hell for quite a while, I finally

figured it out. Once I started on my journey, things started to turn around, slowly. 

And I got the career of my dreams. A career that filled my soul. 

But doing it on my own cost me so much anguish.

So much doubt. No one should have to go through that.

And I would love to show you what I learned,

and help you out of your hell.

If you're still reading this and any of it resonates with you, I can tell you.

There is a way. There is a path. There is a next step. 

Ready to sign up for your No Obligation Consultation?  

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My Personal Manifesto

  • Hang on tight to your values. They are your guiding light. 

  • Speak your truth. 

  • Be courageous. Don't drink the Kool-Aide along with everyone else.

  • How you talk to yourself, the words you use, is crucial. So no shit-talking. It keeps you small.

  • Believe you have something special, I  mean something freakin' special you "bring to the party" that no one else can bring because it's made up of you. Your struggles, Your successes. Your story. No one else can bring it like you can.

  • Own your you-ness.

  • You get to choose the life you want.

  • Believe you are enough.

Fun Facts 

  • I'm a die hard Nooh Yawka, although I haven't lived there for many years.

  • My first love is musical theatre, but I promise not to use theatrical analogies during our sessions.

  • I love champagne. Bubbly just makes everything okay.

  • Hikes on a trail scare the hell out of me. But give me a city walk anytime.

  • I've tried to learn French like a zillion times. 

  • I adore the Chagall windows at The Art Institute of Chicago. So peaceful.

  • I'm a cat cuddler.

  • Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream & Chocolate Cake - the best.

  • When I was a kid my siblings convinced me to put a spoonful of dirt in my mouth (yuck) .

  • Old movies are king. My favorites include: All About Eve, Rebecca, Vertigo, Barefoot in the Park, Butterflies are Free, Dinner at Eight.

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