Everyone wants to be known. That begins with knowing yourself.
Professionally, I did all "the right" things to set myself up for success. I earned both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree and worked my way to an administrator position within the field of Education. After nine years working with students to build their belief in their own abilities and to develop their leadership skills, there was still something inside me yearning for more.
Concurrently to my professional career, I also developed a very strong love for traveling. I set the goal of visiting all 50 states by the time I turned 50 years of age. It seemed like a daunting goal at the time.
Then in January of 2017, my long-term vision became so crisp that it was hard to ignore any longer. I had developed issues with the sight in my right eye, so I went to an immediate care center after work on a Wednesday. I was told I needed to go to the hospital and, ultimately, found myself in surgery that Friday to remove a brain tumor. Needless to say, this was a life-altering experience for me that launched me into a life-long journey with post-traumatic growth.
Since this experience, I have remained committed to living my designed life by connecting with others through my travel and by coaching others to experience the same level of growth without experiencing a trauma. In essence, to help them craft their Life Lived by Design. Traveling has provided the opportunity to learn about others in a way that I could never glean from reading books or listening to podcasts. The most impactful trips I’ve experienced are those where I am able to truly connect with the people around me and help them know themselves. This is my life's purpose and I bring this into every coaching session as well. I also have the incredible honor of serving as a trainer to new life coaches enrolled in Coach Training EDU's program as they develop their skill and passion for serving others.
If this is striking something within your heart, I would love to hear from you and schedule a complimentary 45-minute Design Session.
Bachelors Degree, Early Elementary Education
Masters Degree, Higher Education: College Student Development