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Does this sound like you?

Your schedule is packed, and you’re drowning in to-do lists.  You know your business has the potential to be successful on a bigger level, to support you financially, and to make a real difference in the world… you’re just not sure how to get there.  

You know deep down there’s more to life than the anxiety and overwhelm you’re feeling right now. But sometimes it’s just easier to have another glass of wine and see what’s up (again) on Facebook.

You’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and you’re ready to rise up. To live a full life. To stop working so hard in your business and get back to the important stuff: the business of living your life.

Successful. Happy. Free.

“If you sense there must be more, there is more.” – Alan Cohen

If this sounds like you, you’ve found the right place. I’m happy you’re here. And believe me, there IS more…

About me

I’m a business coach and an Equus Coach™. A pathfinder. I have an uncanny knack for seeing the way for people.

I coach self-employed women who are getting lost in the daily grind of their business. They want more from life than unending to-do lists and overflowing schedules. I help them reconnect to the business and life they once dreamed of, so they can finally enjoy the freedom of being their own boss.

I’m also a mama of two young kiddos and a dancer, and I’ve owned my own business for almost 15 years now (a dance studio!).

I like to think I’m in the business of making dreams come true.

My claim to fame in junior high was being voted “Most Understanding”. I think maybe I’ve been doing this coaching thing for longer than I realized. 😉

Here’s My Story.

I started my dance studio back in 2003 when I was 21 years old, and to call it an actual business was a stretch… My husband sat me down in 2007, after we got married and had a baby on the way, and told me, “Honey, if it’s not making any money, it’s a hobby.  Not a job.”  Ouch.

Faced with the decision to shut my business baby down and get a real job, or put my big girl panties on and find out how to make it work… I decided to cry it out for a bit. Haha. And then I got to work.

I did lots of practical things like automating my monthly tuition collections, setting regular office hours, creating a decent website and starting a Facebook page. And those things definitely helped me out.  But they didn’t solve the underlying problems.

The anxiety and overwhelm of working too hard in my business (and not making enough money!) was wearing on me.  It ran in the background of everything else in my life.  My husband was walking on eggshells waiting to see how stressed out I’d be when I got home, and I was starting to wonder if getting a 9-5 would’ve been a better idea… at least I’d know how much my paycheck was going to be.

I was getting desperate.  It was time to get some help or give up my dream of self-employment.  I opted for one, last-ditch effort: hiring a coach.

I had tried traditional therapy before, and I knew I wanted something different this time. I found an ad at my local natural food store for a woman who did “energy work”. I had no idea what that was, but I was intrigued.

Turns out she was a life coach whose transformational work included inquiry, breathwork, and guided visualization – all totally new to me. I was nervous, but I went in with an open mind.  I left my first session having let go of shit that had been gnawing at me for YEARS.  I felt lighter, like I actually had the energy to go after what I wanted: a business and a life that work for me (not a life bogged down by my business).  Finally!  

I’ll never forget those first few sessions with my coach.  I worked with her for longer than I intended to just for the support and growth and accountability.  And I’ve worked with many coaches since, each one helping me move closer and closer to what feels like freedom for me.

That’s Why I Became a Coach.

To help other self-employed women stop working so hard in their business and get back to the business of living their lives.  To support them in making the impact on the world they’re here to make, so they can have the freedom and flexibility they crave.  

These days, I do work a lot in my business.  I’m not afraid to keep going until I’m proud of the job I’ve done.  But I also like to be mindful and take my time.  I make a schedule that works for me and my family.  I usually take one morning and one afternoon a week to do whatever I want (writing, horseback riding, binge reading my new favorite book).  I even make time for a personal trainer once a week.  Oh, and I have things set up so that I’m off work when my kids are home on school holidays.  Yes!

I feel more successful than I ever thought possible – no more crying in the kitchen about my failing business!  I actually work less and make more money.  Who would’ve thought?  And the feeling that my business truly makes a difference in the world – it’s priceless.

Do I get off track sometimes?  Yes.  But now I have the tools to get things realigned when that happens.  Doesn’t sound so bad, huh?

Are you Ready?

Know that this lifestyle isn’t just for a special few.  It can be for you, too.  Owning your own business comes with a special brand of struggles that I know all too well, and I’d love to help you overcome them, so you can join me in feeling the pride of creating a life and a business that feels worth the work.  That supports you in becoming the woman you’re meant to be.

There have definitely been ups and downs, but I have faith now. Faith that if I sense there’s more, it really is there, waiting for me to arrive.

If you’re ready to arrive, too, I’d be thrilled to support you. I’ll be your loving (and kinda ass-kicking) guide along the way. No judgement. Just action and learning a new way of doing things. AKA straight up magic that will help you get the happiness, the money, and the flexibility you desire and totally deserve. That you can use to make the impact in this world that you were put here to make.

So that’s it in a nutshell. Seeing other women thrive in business and in life… that’s why I do what I do. And I’m really glad you’re here.

If you’d like to know more about how we can work together, check out my current offerings.  I coach on the phone, make starter websites for other coaches (shoot me an email about this one), and even coach with horses.  You can also sign up for my weekly newsletter right down there at the bottom of this page.  I’d love for you to join the family!

XO,

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