Life Coach, CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, CDC Certified Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
If you are looking to make positive changes in your life, if you are in the process of transition, experiencing some of life's challenges or simply looking for self-improvement, welcome. I would be honored to help you on your journey.
My road to self-discovery started when I was very young. As a girl, I was innately spiritual and felt a strong connection to people, nature and myself. In my adulthood, I gradually drifted apart from that connection. I felt bound to life's responsibilities and expectations, and I lost myself. I spent my energy chasing college degrees, careers and money. I never felt satisfied. It was never enough. I was never enough.
I got married and started a family. Years into my marriage, I began to hear a long-forgotten, familiar voice inside me calling me back to myself. I feared that if I didn't make some changes in my life, I would lose touch with that inner guidance forever.
I took steps to end my marriage when I realized I was no longer living the life I wanted for myself and for my children. It was the hardest decision of my life. I often felt guilt, regret and self-doubt.
It was difficult to share the news with my family and friends. Few people in my life had experienced divorce, and of those, none of had children. I felt very alone.
At the time, I was working long hours at the hospital as a nurse anesthetist, as well as raising two young children. I knew I was going to need help to get me through my divorce in one piece. I reached out for support in the form of therapists, workshops, authors, speakers and mentors.
Although I grew up in Texas, I had no clue how family law worked in my state, or what options were available to me. I had no awareness of the common pitfalls of divorce that, unfortunately, many of us fall into. Much of this was due to a lack of education on the subject, along with inadequate guidance and no prior divorce experience.
My spouse and I did not see eye-to-eye on how to put together a collaborative plan for our divorce settlement. We also did not agree on how to talk to our children about our separation, or on whether or not to involve other professionals. It was a lengthy process, but ultimately our disputes were settled in a court-ordered mediation.
I came out of my divorce feeling like we all might have fared better if my spouse and I had originally chosen a more collaborative approach. At the time, I didn't know that divorce coaches existed, how mediators worked or that there was such a thing as collaborative law. I only knew that I wanted out of my marriage with as little collateral damage to my family as possible.
Years later, I built my own coaching business to help others like me tap back in to their inner voice, meet their challenges head-on and adopt a new, healthier mindset. I later became certified in Divorce Transition and Recovery Coaching to help others navigate the complex and often confusing divorce process along with post-divorce concerns such as dating, re-marriage, blended families, co-parenting, and career changes.
As your Coach, my mission is to help you come out on the other side of your journey, with the power, strength, and ability to trust your own voice. I am here to help you see your own worth, beauty and wisdom.
Change is difficult and often painful, and at the same time, it is an integral part of personal growth. Having an advocate, supporter and thinking partner to help you take the next steps to clarify your goals, alleviate stress and avoid mindset pitfalls can assist you in living a life of your design.
You don't have to feel isolated and overwhelmed. Reach out today.