As a believer in the power of authentic narrative, I’m here to share a bit of my story that you may connect with in a powerful way.
In my mid-twenties, I was already burnt out, working 50+ hours a week in a career-track that I had fallen in (and out of) love with in less time than it took me to get my degree. While I was going through the motions, I knew that something was off. I was faking happiness and selling out on my greater fulfillment for the sake of security and comfort.
After coming head-to-head with this realization, I made the bold decision to quit my stable University job and move across the country to Portland, Oregon – a city I’d always dreamed of calling “home” – where I could pursue my passion for coaching at a new start-up.
A new energy and vitality emerged in me that I had been craving. I finally felt alive and on track!
And then, less than a year later, I experienced another transition. My “dream job” turned out not to be so dreamy, and I again found myself at another cross-roads: Do I go back to my former career-track lifestyle and hustle my way onto a stable path? Or was I brave enough to stay true to my calling and step out into the unknown landscape of entrepreneurship?
Fast forward to present-day, just a few years later.
Since standing at that pivotal cross-roads, I’ve navigated through loads of transition, including:
- Choosing to lean into the discomfort and launch my own coaching business
- Falling in love with my best friend of 20-years and getting married six months later
- Moving to the Middle East together to volunteer for a year in local schools in Amman, Jordan, while continuing to grow my business
- Transitioning back to create a new “home” in Northern California and having our first baby
- Serving in my local community at the TEDxSacramento Event Coordinator to continue to give back and make connections
- Listening to my inner-voice that kept urging me to work closer with dynamic Millennial Leaders (like yourself) and the Managers that support you
Yes, it was scary to move forward and say “yes” to change.
Yes, it was a lot of HARD WORK to create, build, maintain, and grow a thriving practice while being in a place of dynamic transition, especially while living and working abroad, and now as a new parent.
And yes, I would do it all over again, just so I can help YOU navigate your own transitions.
Whether you’re a fellow entrepreneur or are trying to decide what path feels “right” for you, I am excited to hear your story.