What is your story? Or, in other words, what made you your awesome self you are today?
What made me the awesome self I am today began with my decision to live for myself first. Drop the habits that were holding me hostage. I live free from all negative attachments, impulsive actions, and people-pleasing codependency! Today I do not rely on anything outside of myself to bring me peace, joy, comfort, relief, or validation. I am able to receive gifts in all experiences. I am capable of embracing every difficult situation. I am strong enough to sit in and move through the traumatic.
What message do you promote?
Everyone deserves to live free. This is your life too; it can look, feel, be, any way you want it to.
In what capacity do you LEAD UP in your community?
I am a Recovery Lifestyle Enthusiast! Broaden your perspectives here… because I’m not just talking about alcohol and controlled substances...NO... I’m talking food shopping, dieting, exercise, people-pleasing overbooking, etc.…
I show people how to NOT replace one habit with a new habit! Habits are seated in pressure to perform. Habits are rigid in nature. Habits hold an emotional purpose or tie to self-valuation. In my practice, we create a level of emotional intelligence that offers a life-long manageable, and maintainable healthy lifestyle because we add flexibility and pliability.
I launched Turning Leaves® ~ Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching and my Learn to Live Free system specifically to coach adults who are tired of being held hostage by their habits. In both EVOLVE and Transforming in 360, we dive into training modules and podcast-style skillset episodes that help them reign in the impulsivity, drop their habits and feel the way they want to feel every day through the use of effective tactics. And in doing so, they realize they can attain any aspiration worth dreaming of. So, I am a Life Recovery Coach, a mentor, and I’m a public speaker.
In business and/or in life, share a struggle you overcame that other women can relate to
To give you a little background, in the first half of my life, I had experienced numerous sexual traumas and assaults, domestic violence, emotional abuse, poor adult and peer modeling, too much senseless death, near-death experiences myself, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, panic, fear, social isolation, and of course I can't leave out the resulting eating disorders, chemical dependency, and a myriad of process addictions such as impulsive shopping, people-pleasing codependency, and perfectionism.
In business, my industry specifically, I have had to overcome imposter syndrome and being seen as a competitor or unnecessary by the addiction treatment facilities. But the biggest hurdle has been broadening the perspectives surrounding the words addiction and recovery because they aren’t just chemical in nature.
What is the most rewarding aspect of what you do?
Helping people create a lifelong manageable, and maintainable way of living in the light they wish to see themselves, free from negative attachments.
How do you SHOW UP?
I am consistent. I walk the walk and live what I teach. I am transparent, open, and honest.
If you could give one piece of advice for women who are entering the workforce or launching their own business what would that be?
Know your why. Believe in what you do/offer. Be yourself. Let your morals and ethics lead the way!!! Don’t put the profit on the face of your consumer (well within reason)
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