Why did you become a life coach?
Creativity and vision has been a focus of mines since I was a little girl. My love for dreaming created a knowing that the life to come would be so much bigger than what I was experiencing.
My life took a significant shift at the age of 3 when my mother transitioned. As I navigated through life as a motherless daughter, I gravitated to learning and used my intellect to survive and earn love. That left me feeling abandoned, lonely, mistrusting of others, and isolated for most of my life.
After experiencing a series of losses, retirement, and challenges, I felt stuck, overwhelmed, and unclear about my future. I knew there were so much more to me and something had to change.
With excitement, I enrolled in a personal development program through Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development in Silver Springs, MD, a curriculum designed by master teacher, life coach, minister Iyanla Vanzant. It was there that I learned new ways to love and honor myself. I began to see the world from a different set of lenses. This journey continues to challenge me to show up in my life with authenticity, vulnerability, and compassion. My continual examination of self is guided by the principles of love and trust. And, no matter what comes my way, I now know the Truth of who I am.
I continued in the Inner Vision Institute for Spiritual Development advanced studies and became a Certified Spiritual Life Coach (CSLC). I loved how the coaches guided me into a deeper understanding of who I am. And, I realized the steps I had taken to transform my life were the same steps that worked with my clients.
So, I started coaching other women who were in a similar situation to my own and knew well what it felt like to experience significant losses, one after another, over and over.
Many had experienced divorce, while others were motherless due to physical loss; and others felt motherless because their mothers were not capable of providing the emotional care and nurturing every little girl needs and deserves. Yet, others experienced the loss of faith, trust, safety, finances, or home.
I was inspired into action with the vision that every women who felt disconnected from herself would no longer feel unloved, not seen, heard, or cared for. And, that I would support them in rediscovering themselves so that they could experience the true essence of who they are.
How long have you been a life coach for women and how did you become an expert as a life coach?
I have been coaching since 2007, but real significant impact in the world began at the point of my own transformation, which was more than 6 years ago.
After many years of not having a clear vision of my own or the ability to maintain a heart-centered life of purpose, Coaching to the Heart, LLC (C2H) was birthed.
As the founder and CEO of C2H, I knew I had to get formal training from other experts and entrepreneurs doing what I wanted to do. My participation in a year long MasterMind shadowing and learning from women who had already built their multi-million dollar businesses contributed significantly to the success and upleveling of my business.
Now as a Mother, Spiritual Life Coach, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Inspirational Speaker, and Business Owner, connection to my divinity and expressions of self-compassion and gentleness have become a cornerstone of an unstoppable life.
Coaching to the Heart, LLC is my heaven on earth and where I get to allow the true essence and expression of myself to serve others. The freedom of being emotionally independent is powerful.
Who are your clients?
If you know a woman who is courageous, willing, and takes care of everyone and everything but who doesn’t take quality time to get in touch with her deepest desires - you know my client.
She has spent most of her adult life taking care of others, moving through life in autopilot, feels isolated and rejected by others, a people pleaser, and she is exhausted, frustrated and overwhelmed. She may even blame others for her lack of self-care and love for herself.
What she doesn't realize is how to practice self-acceptance, or nurture and cultivate that nudging desire that keeps coming up and wanting to express itself through her.
How are you different from other life coaches?
A Spiritual Life Coach helps you transform your life by changing the way you operate on a deeper level.
Rather than just examining your behaviors, habits, and goals, I delve into your deep rooted beliefs and connection to the divine. And, support you in integrating spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical practices into your daily life for balance and self-care.
A lot of coaches focus on helping their clients overcome a problem or challenge, and this is great if that's what you want. My holistic approaches focus on the soul, strategy, and coaching to the whole woman. As well as, create space for you to dream boldly and manifest big from your heart.
I believe everything is a lesson to be learned. If you don't get the lesson the first time, the situation has a way of coming back around!
I help my clients uncover their hidden strengths and super power so they can stop surfing the waves of a life they no longer want; and, instead transform their lives and create lasting results.
What kind of personality do you work best with?
If you are looking for someone to help you solve a problem or fix someone else, I’m not the coach for you. If you are seeking a quick fix, I'm not the coach for you.
I love to work with women who understand change starts from within. They are ready to focus inwardly and less on the external factors. And, they take ownership for their life, face their fears, get vulnerable and do what it takes to create sustainable results.
The women I work with are ready and willing to travel on a path of least resistance which ultimately leads to peace and freedom.
Why do I need you? Can’t I just do this on my own?
I have clients who come to me having read multiple self-help books and have attended many workshops - they know all kinds of strategies they could be taking to change their lives. The problem is they do not have the tools and skills necessary to put the knowledge into practice. Nor do they have support or someone to guide them when fear or mindset blockages show up.
We are wired for connection. It has been my experience that women need others to witness the shifts, changes, and growth in their life.
That is why, I enrolled in and completed three years of intensive personal development with the Dr. Iyanla Vanzant at the Inner Vision Institute for Personal and Spiritual Development.
Those years of community with like minded women changed my life.
That is why many of my programs allow for experiential activities and opportunities to form communities of warm-hearted individuals. No more isolation!
I’m really busy and overwhelmed, how much work is involved before I get results?
This question makes me smile. All of my clients are busy and overwhelmed, that's why they work with me. My clients will tell you time is not the problem. This doesn't require anything extra to add to your already busy life. You are merely being you.
How quickly you get results depends on how willing you are to step out of your comfort zone and embrace a new you.
One of my clients described her result as rewiring her brain, it doesn’t happen overnight but the more consistent you are the better results you will get.
Can I just sign up for one session with you?
No - there are coaches that will offer one session, but the work I do requires at least 90 days of regular contact.
I understand individuals may want to test the water so, I created a 7-week Balance360 Coaching Program - designed for individuals who are not sure if coaching is for them or just want an on-ramp process to get started.
I’ve never invested in myself like this before. How can I justify the expense?
I am glad you consider it an investment because that is what working with me is. It’s an investment in your future. A future you get to design and create for yourself.
You are certain to get a return on your investment. Such as, increased trust in yourself, better relationships, and a clearer vision.
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