Hey! So Glad You're Here.
Sometimes our hardest experiences can teach us the best lessons. Back when I was a teenager, I could tell something was off. It was more than just adolescent hormones or teen angst. I became very depressed and could barely get out of my bed. I never attempted suicide, but the ideation was intense and lasted for a very long time. Because of the stigma surrounding mental illness, and my shame for not being able to just "snap out of it", it took me nearly 20 years and a psychiatric hospitalization later to finally get the help I really needed.
A lot of people think antidepressants are the answer for anyone who's depressed. I didn't realize I was suffering on the bipolar spectrum and that my disorder was made worse on antidepressants. It wasn't until I was evaluated by an actual specialist (psychiatrist) that I was able to chemically get my body into balance with correct medication. After FINALLY getting on the "same playing field" as those who's chemicals are balanced, (with medicine) I had to learn to become aware of my thoughts and what they create.
That's when coaching changed my life. I benefited from therapy here and there, but nothing put tools into action for me like coaching did. I learned how to recognize the difference between circumstances and thoughts. I learned the power of feeling my emotions, and processing them rather than hiding from them. I learned how THOUGHTS create EMOTIONS, which drive our actions, therefore creating the outcomes and results in our lives. I learned that my thoughts are OPTIONAL, and that a good COACH is completely neutral and nonjudgmental. A coach helped me see where my blind spots were and where my thoughts were taking me.
I enrolled at the Life Coach School to learn how to continue doing this for myself and to help others do it for themselves. I have so much gratitude for what coaching has done for my life, and I love seeing what it has done for others. It truly is my passion! And I'm a passionate person. As you will see on this website, I'm very involved in the performing arts and have been a professional actor and musician for over 20 years. I use coaching to help myself and others in those areas as well.
I offer a free consultation to see if working with me is a good fit for you. I'm confident I have the tools to help you up-level the results you're getting in life and would be so honored to be your coach.