My path to becoming a motivational speaker and life transition coach was determined by my life experiences:
I started my first business when I was 24, sold it to a multi-national firm and became a high-powered executive making a 6-figure income.
Got married and had my first child, Connor, who died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at 4 months old.
Went on to have my second child who has severe intellectual disabilities.
Left my job and became a national family safety expert and TV spokesperson known as The Safety Mom to help other families struggling with issues.
Have two daughters – now going through that magical time called teen years!
Went through a rough divorce (is there any other kind??) and walked away with no money and was forced to declare bankruptcy and start again.
Met my second husband and, four weeks after we were married, he was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS.
Today I’m the primary caregiver for my son, my husband and my mom who lives with us.
Turn your wounds into wisdom. ― Oprah Winfrey
There were days when the burdens felt overwhelming. But I knew that “quitting life” was not an option for my kids or myself. I knew that if I didn’t learn how to take care of myself, take control and take a stand I would end up sick physically and emotionally.
And so, I took a master’s course on “me.” I practiced meditation, I immersed myself in lectures and reading from some of the leading experts on empowerment, spirituality and motivation. I consulted with physicians, nutritionists, therapists, spiritual leaders and fitness gurus to learn how to make myself stronger, fulfill my dreams and, in the process be a better mom, spouse, daughter, business owner and friend.
It took hard work, some setbacks, a dedication to reclaiming my life and a commitment to honoring who I knew I was meant to be.
I came to realize that what I’m most passionate about is sharing what I’ve learned in order to help other women release their fear, regain their self-confidence and become happy.
Today I am a motivational speaker, brand ambassador, author and coach. I work with women who are ready to expand into their full potential and live life on their terms courageously and confidently.