In other words: knowing thyself, choosing thyself, and making shit happen. It’s about lots of little movements that create gigantic momentum, and the adventure that occurs between the mini and the mighty.
It is a truth telling and truth hollering. It is following the scent of intuition.
Put “I need” to the side because this is about “I want. I will. Watch me now.” It’s about the difference between goals and intentions, and it's about being willing to stumble. It’s about falling down and getting up (pssst…the secret to everything is in the latter).
Ooooooh, and it’s about choice. 100% choice. Your. Choice.
So what are you gonna choose?
Life is about waking up and asking questions – big ones, little ones, and everything in between ones.
And it’s about wanting it. You gotta want it. Badly. Because BIG life, UNRESTRAINED life...it doesn’t happen without down-on-your-knees want and nobody can do that part for you. It’s about doing the work and learning the difference between easy and ease, flow and no-go, hard and not-gonna-happen.
It’s about swimming in murky waters and developing the resolve to do it over, and over, and over again. Dipping your toes in the water is one thing, taking the plunge is quite another.
Gigantic gratitude and big love, from me to you. Cue Lionel Richie music. And if you’re too young to get the Lionel reference, look him up, he’s a legend.
In all seriousness, I’m so honored you’re here and I hope I get to talk, and email, and share love and light and wisdom with you. If we’re gonna do that, and I think we should, you might want to know a thing or two about me so here goes:
I’ve long been defined by the term ”gettin ‘er done”.
In my early career I worked my way up the corporate ladder like a well-trained fire marshal. I spent the good part of a decade in sales, marketing, and public relations for companies small and large. You’ve probably heard of a few of them but that's not terribly important right now.
During those years I played as hard as I worked. Most of my days off were spent on airplanes or in running shoes. My adventures took me to Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and through the finish lines of numerous half marathons, marathons, and triathlons.
I followed the rules. I did what was expected, and I did a lot of it.
*this is where it gets interesting.
The sign was a tap on the figurative shoulder telling me it was time to change everything, and speak my truth. To be frank, I was shocked, and a little confused. I wasn’t sure what my truth even was, never mind what it felt like to speak it. To move forward, I just did what the sign said-
I raised my restraining device over, and over, and over again.
I quit my job, I took a second mortgage on my house, I sold everything except my ski equipment and my laptop, and I bought a plane ticket. Actually, there were about seven tickets in total but they came in one cute little bundle so let’s call them one. In essence, I threw my entire life (which most people would have defined as pretty kick-ass) in the air like it was a fistful of confetti. Anything left over was packed snuggly into a suitcase. And then I went on a treasure hunt without knowing exactly what the treasure was.
From July of that year to May 2011 I went on a journey I called The Vertical Feat. I circumnavigated the globe in search of snow, and wherever I stopped I skied as many vertical feet as I could and in the end I broke a world record for “the most vertical feat skied in one year.”
During that time, the mountains both broke me and rebuilt me. It was the avalanche of my life. A rush, a burial, and a resurrection. I went from being a participant, a do-what’s-expected kind of gal to a woman who holds court in her unrestrained life.
Post Vertical Feat, I moved to San Diego, California because…well, because who wouldn’t after an entire freaking year of winter?!?! I ditched my parka, promptly went back to school, and got a graduate degree in executive and life coaching. In other words, went legit. I graduated from Royal Roads University as a CEC (Certified Executive Coach) and became a member of the ICF (International Coach Federation).
Fast-forward a handful of years, and I’m hundreds of clients and thousands of hours of coaching in. I work with people like you each and every day, and I gotta tell ya, it’s my very own version of heaven.
Oh, and I also wrote a book. It's called UNBOUND: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery and it's a memoir about the lil ski trip I mentioned above...you know, the one where I skied down mountains straight into my very own heart.
Okay, enough about me. Tell me...who are you?
With so much warmth you can barely believe it,