Work doesn’t have to be a dirty word.
It’s time to make a grown-up living with a business you love.
On April 1, 2010, I officially quit my cubicle job and began a new chapter of my career. Hiring Michelle as my career coach that January was one of the smartest things I ever did. Since then, I wrote hundreds of articles, got 3 book deals, worked with over 200 clients, and taught writing classes in 18 cities around the world. I found the courage to call myself a “writer,” and then, even scarier, an “artist.” I feel like I’m living inside a beautiful dream that began the moment I hired Michelle and said, “Please help me figure out how to create a business that I love, because I seriously need help.” And now the dream is real. “3 book deals, 200+ clients, and teaching around the world”
I was coming close to graduating from a creative master’s degree, and had no idea where to go next once I went out into the Big Scary Real World. I loved how Michelle really listened to what I had to say and repeated back to me important components of the problems that I was having. I gained a better sense of how to invest my time in my creative life and my j-o-b. By the very last session, I’d scored a fashion writing gig at a fabulous company. Coincidence? I think not! “A better sense of how to invest my time”
I was a Program Officer at a non-profit. After work and on weekends, I facilitated workshops for women but I hadn’t figured out how to turn it into a thriving business. From working with Michelle, I was given permission to play, explore and experiment to figure out what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. Getting fresh eyes and ears on your dreams is invaluable. I let go of the idea that there’s ONE perfect solution, so I started exploring… Once I figured out that I actually could run my own business, I was hooked! “Figured out what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it”
By working with Michelle, I learned how to choose a business based 100% on ME – who I was, what I wanted, the things I loved, and how I wanted to spend my time and live my life. Michelle taught me that being creative is an asset, not a liability, and that the key to career fulfillment was harnessing that instead of working against it. I remember that every single day, and now feel like the luckiest person on the planet to be able to do what I do for a living. “I’m the luckiest person on the planet”