Why did you start your business?
I hate to admit it but a few years ago my life was anything but stellar. Most of the time, I put on the facade that everything was fantabulous but it really wasn’t. I was a chronic people pleaser, and when my friends or family asked for my help, I always gave it, even when it was an inconvenience to me. I just didn’t want anyone to be upset or disappointed with me or think they couldn’t rely on me. This insecurity led to me being silent when I should have spoken up for myself, not getting what was important to me done, and getting suspended from an organization because I didn’t listen to my intuition. (You ever ignore that inner voice telling you not to do something? Sucks when it was right, doesn’t it?)
I also never took pride in my accomplishments. I remember when I published my book and everyone I told being so excited, except me. I felt nothing, like it was no big deal. Sure, I acted like I was excited because that’s how you are supposed to behave, but it was just another thing to check off of my to-do list.
I knew this wasn’t right or how I wanted my life to be. I wasn’t happy. Something was missing.
That’s when I started exploring personal development and reading books such as Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting?, Ask And It Is Given, The Power of Intention, & many others and attending seminars to learn what I didn’t know. Slowly, I started to understand that it was up to me to change my life. What an empowering thought? This led me to embark on my coaching certification journey that truly transformed my entire life. For the first time, I started making myself and my dreams a priority, taking pride in my accomplishments, and learned to love and accept myself, faults and all. So, when you see me now I am genuinely happy.
Originally, I signed up for my coaching certification program to learn how to help others because I thought I had learned what I needed to know about getting to happy for myself. Surprisingly, what I ended up learning was how to finally love myself. And up until that point I hadn’t even realized I didn’t.
I know many other women struggle to say no, are chronic people pleasers, are not living a fulfilling life, and holding on to some shame or guilt from the past. I say it’s time to end that cycle. And because I’ve experienced and truly believe in the power of coaching to change lives, I’ve made it my personal mission to use what I’ve learned to empower other women to stop putting themselves last, learn to love the stellar women they are, and create and live the stellar life they are meant to live.
Who are your clients?
Glad you asked! My clients are just like you, highly motivated women who struggle to say no, are chronic people pleasers and constantly making themselves the last person on their list. And they are finally ready to start putting themselves on the top of their to-do list.
How are you different from other “life coaches”?
Well, I simply went to the best coach training school in the world, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) . Okay, I’m a bit biased. My training has taught me that before we can make any changes on the outside, we have to make them on the inside. I’m sure you read books, read articles and seen TV specials telling you how to make time for yourself. You’ve nodded, maybe even took notes but you still haven’t made any changes. That’s because it’s not about the actual action. You need to get to the root of the issue. The Core Energy Coaching Process I’ve learned, focuses on shifting your beliefs so you make long lasting change, not just get a temporary high.
What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?
I am constantly looking for the silver, no–platinum lining and always believe there is a way to get anything you want when you focus, put your energy in and take action. And those are the people I work with best, motivated women who are ready and willing to change their lives and are not afraid to put the work in (or they are afraid but they are brave enough to do it anyway).
You will be expected to do the work. We will create assignments together but when you commit to doing something I will expect it to be completed the next time we meet. Change doesn’t happen overnight, it takes constant action.
Where are you located and do you only work with local clients?
My office is located in Norwalk, Connecticut, but I mostly work with my clients by phone or Skype.
Do you accept credit cards?
Heck yeah! In fact, I only accept credit cards. You can either pay on a monthly basis or pay for the whole program at once. It’s totally up to you.
Um, this is all nice and stuff but I’m not ready to commit yet. How can I sample your work without paying anything?
I totally understand, if this is the first time you’re visiting. If you are still a bit unsure, you can start by signing up for my Stellar Moments Newsletter , Joyful Mondays Podcast or join the Stellar Woman Alliance.
Hey, I’m ready to start making myself a priority. How do we get started?
Congratulations on making this decision. You are ready to stop putting everyone else’s needs before your own. You’re probably excited and a bit nervous at this decision. But you know that if you don’t do anything, nothing will change.
So, let’s not waste any time. The rest of your life is waiting.
Schedule a Self-Love Session to get started rebuilding your self-confidence and love yourself wholeheartedly.
I can’t wait to meet you in person or on the phone!