I hope that sharing some of my own story will give you confidence in knowing that I really have been there. Don’t get me wrong, I would never suggest that I “know exactly what you are going through.” That is not the case at all. I simply hope that by sharing some of my story, you will come to know me just a bit. I am authentic and transparent.
I hope my story has some pieces that you can relate to and find comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone. I began working for a Fortune 500 Corporation at a young age, working my way up and into a very stress filled management position. Having a large team, high profile projects, and a growing family; lots of people depended on me. I was doing and being for everyone except myself.
Self-sabotaging behaviors became a way of life. Healthy boundaries, especially realizing it is OKAY to say “no”, was pretty foreign to me. Simply put, my life was running me ragged. Here I thought I was controlling everything and, all the while, everything was spinning out of control. By all appearances I had it all together. Unfortunately, you can’t see the internal battle from the outside. I wore my mask(s) well.
Below is a bit more of my story and even more can be found in my eBook; Obstacles to Opportunities ~ A Simple Roadmap to Take Control of Your Thoughts, Emotions and Actions. This eBook is not about me, it’s about YOU. I simply share more of my story to encourage you that you can transform your life. Obstacles to Opportunities is part of my FREE Stress to Serenity Breakthrough Kit. <<<—- Just click on the title. You will find immediate help to make changes in your life.
My Life Verse ~
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ~ “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
I am a mother of 5 (4 of which I contributed to the population) and grandmother of 8. I am at a time in my life where I couldn’t be more content. I love my family very much and am thankful that most of my children and grandchildren live close. I do hope the ones that do not will come soon!
My life has not always been content. In fact, for way too many years it was total chaos and stress in my superwomen/supermom world that I thought was the only way to live.
Thankfully, God saved me from myself. I, and everyone around me, was blessed with a new found hope and with serenity. I have a deep heart for women “burning the candle at both ends” and rarely experiencing their authentic self. God created you for so much more than the chaotic life that “being all things to all people” brings with it.
Retired from a 30 year, 6 figure, Fortune 500 corporate career. I understand the challenges of being a “career mom”.
Serve on the Missouri Recovery Network Board of Directors (2 years)-Executive Committee and Co-Chair the Organizational Development Committee. I serve as the Assimilation Coach and Ministry Co-Leader for a Celebrate Recovery program (6 years). I understand the internal battle of addiction.
Founding Partner and Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.
Graduated from the Christian Coaching Institute in 2010 and relate to “starting a new chapter” in life.
Contributing author in the book Inspired Women Succeed; published 2011.
Blessings Unlimited Team Leader ~ Inspirational products for you and those you love. (link below)
Memberships: Christian Coaches Network, National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs and Christian Women’s Small Business Association, SMART Women, International Association of Professional Life Coaches.