I know what it’s like to live what appears to be a successful life, but I knew something was missing in my own life. I was stuck in a rut and I was no longer fulfilled or satisfied. I knew there must be more to life, but I didn't know what. Part of me felt guilty and that I should be grateful for what I did have.
Despite not graduating from high school, I achieved a seemingly successful career and personal life. I graduated from nursing school, completed my MBA and climbed my way up the corporate ladder. I made a transition from the UK to the USA, I married a kind, loving man and I became a mother. I achieved more than I ever thought possible.
I followed the rules. I did everything I thought I was supposed to do to find happiness, but I wasn’t happy.
It all became very apparent to me one Friday after coming home from business travel. My then six-year-old son was excited to see me and wanted me to play with him. I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding.” I was exhausted. I suddenly had a realization that this was going to be my life for the unforeseen future unless I did something to initiate change. I had been living this life for so long—I had no idea what to do!
This prompted me to find a coach to help me navigate my life. That is how I discovered the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). Through my experience as both a client and now as a certified coach, I realize I had been living at the effect of my circumstances—reacting to whatever showed up in my path as if it was an obstacle or challenge I needed to overcome, rather than being the creator of my life and choosing rewarding and fulfilling experiences.
Taking ownership of my life has been, and continues to be, my most empowering experience. I now choose how and what I want in my life, and I am dedicated to helping other women begin their own transition and discover their happy beginning.