As the When I Grow Up Coach, I’ve worked with hundreds of creative women to discover, launch and build their authentic, fulfilling, lucrative businesses since 2008.
Women who went from 9-to-5-ers to paid writers.
Women who went from full-time Mamas to wellness coaches.
Women who went from corporate drones to event planners.
Women who went from admins to marketing consultants
Women who went from retail associates to creative strategists.
(I can go on.)
I know what you’re thinking:
These women must have had trust funds!
These women must all have had their MBAs!
These women must have been trophy wives!
Nope, nope and heeeeeeeeeeell nope.
These women were not risk-averse.
They were not fresh out of college with no responsibilities.
These women were pressed for time and energy, wearing (too) many hats and feeling stretched (very) thin.
And yet, they felt the business fear and decided to do it anyway. To try it anyway.
And that’s where I came in.
(lights! camera! jazz hands!)
Here’s my story, in a 3-minute nutshell:
I’m here to uncover the And of your business as opposed to the Or. (Nothing will make you feel like you’re in jail more than having to Pick One Thing, so let’s just not.)
I’m here to ensure that what you want to do also overlaps with what people will pay good money for. (Because seriously, a little Etsy store only takes your bank account so far.)
I’m here so you don’t have to feel like you’re jumping off a cliff when it’s time to break free of the golden handcuffs or a needy family. (The safety net can be right under your feet, until you realize that you’re walking all on your own.)
I graduated from the International Coach Academy with my CPC (Certified Professional Coach) status in 2009. The program took me almost 2 years to complete after I finished 120 classroom hours, a research paper, and 60 coaching hours. In 2012, I received my PCC (Professional Certified Coach) accreditation from the International Coach Federation. That means that I not only abide by their standards, but that I have completed upwards of 750 coaching hours (5+ years ago!) and have been personally recommended by other PCC-accredited coaches.