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I’ve re-written my personal story several times.

Though my career path looks like a steady climb up the ladder to the C-suite, that’s not been the case. My career has had its ups and downs, work arounds and necessary moments of re-invention. I’ve always been tenacious, resilient, and resourceful.

 

A teacher, aerobics instructor (yes, with leg warmers and all!), single working mom, CEO of a national company, and now executive coach and author, I’ve faced lots of challenges every step of the way from starting at an entry level when I was divorced with two young children, to running a national company, and starting my own business. At times, the obstacles were overwhelming. I pulled back and played small until I realized that my fears were undermining my best efforts to get ahead. I learned that playing small wasn’t the answer. You might say I’ve become more of a badass with years of wisdom and experience.

I’ve also learned this: it’s not easy for a woman to be successful. It wasn’t easy when I started my career over 20 years ago and it’s not now though some of the dynamics have changed. That’s not an excuse. That’s reality. We’re often balancing a career and family. We face overt and subtle gender bias. And our own inner dialogue creates conflict around how do I create visibility for myself when I know it’s important but I don’t feel comfortable doing it? How do I advocate for myself or become politically savvy when I just want people to like me?

There’s no cookie cutter solution or program to guarantee your success. Why? Because you’re unique in the value you offer, the limiting beliefs that hold you back, as well as the obstacles you face at work each day. We all have our own story. But the question is: does your current story support or sabotage your success?

I’ve had to re-write my story again and again to keep myself on track and forge my way forward. I’ve had to own my talent and deal with my BS, and most of all, be authentic and powerful in my own way. Now, I’m here to help you write a new winning story for yourself.

I’ve re-written my personal story several times.

Though my career path looks like a steady climb up the ladder to the C-suite, that’s not been the case. My career has had its ups and downs, work arounds and necessary moments of re-invention. I’ve always been tenacious, resilient, and resourceful.

 

A teacher, aerobics instructor (yes, with leg warmers and all!), single working mom, CEO of a national company, and now executive coach and author, I’ve faced lots of challenges every step of the way from starting at an entry level when I was divorced with two young children, to running a national company, and starting my own business. At times, the obstacles were overwhelming. I pulled back and played small until I realized that my fears were undermining my best efforts to get ahead. I learned that playing small wasn’t the answer. You might say I’ve become more of a badass with years of wisdom and experience.

I’ve also learned this: it’s not easy for a woman to be successful. It wasn’t easy when I started my career over 20 years ago and it’s not now though some of the dynamics have changed. That’s not an excuse. That’s reality. We’re often balancing a career and family. We face overt and subtle gender bias. And our own inner dialogue creates conflict around how do I create visibility for myself when I know it’s important but I don’t feel comfortable doing it? How do I advocate for myself or become politically savvy when I just want people to like me?

There’s no cookie cutter solution or program to guarantee your success. Why? Because you’re unique in the value you offer, the limiting beliefs that hold you back, as well as the obstacles you face at work each day. We all have our own story. But the question is: does your current story support or sabotage your success?

I’ve had to re-write my story again and again to keep myself on track and forge my way forward. I’ve had to own my talent and deal with my BS, and most of all, be authentic and powerful in my own way. Now, I’m here to help you write a new winning story for yourself.