What is your story? Or in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
After retiring from a 40-year teaching career, I became a life coach for women moving past widowhood or divorce to rediscover their joy and happiness for the next chapter of their lives. I was widowed in 2009 and understand the pain which comes from loss.
What message do you promote?
There is still life and hope after loss, and many times you can find your message within your mess.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
Since retiring from teaching, I now use my Facebook group for widows as a support group. I am starting up a new group for Midlife Women who are wanting to move forward in life. I am an author and have a new release coming out in February (Midlife: Seasoned to Perfection.) As an author, I have book signings and talks on the topic of the book I am promoting at the time. Lastly, I offer coaching for women in midlife.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to.
After becoming a widow, I was lost, and no longer knew my role in life. But I came out stronger and more independent on the other side of grief. I also learned years later, when studying to become a coach, that there were so many things I didn’t know about myself. I made a complete transformation at age 60. I feel better in my own skin now than I ever did.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
I love seeing women discover that they are stronger than they gave themselves credit for when they step out of their comfort zone and find out that’s where their dreams are.
How do you SHOW UP?
I show up by sharing my message of hope, by listening and letting women know that I truly “get it.” I also show up by supporting the success of other women. We should not be competitors but supporters. There is enough success to go around.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
You are never too old to go after your dream in life. Too many people take their regrets to the grave with them. Don’t let that be you. Life is short. Make each day count.
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(Owner of) Live Your Purpose