After 27 years in the auto-sector, I “accidentally” entered the world of entrepreneurism. Incredibly shy, with no business background and little self-esteem, I took a risk and retired having no idea where this new path would take me.
What the heck what I thinking? The words anxiety and overwhelm became my constant companions and at times I was immobilized with fear. Fear of how to build a business, fear of how to financially survive, fear of failure, fear of success… And then, it all came together.
I’ve always had a strong faith, but never a faith-walk. Feeling this ongoing fear, I found myself seeking solace on a regular basis. Then one day, I literally and figuratively surrendered to my faith and left my worry on God’s shoulders. Just as literally, clarity began to seep in and my business began to grow. I shifted to an understanding that everything in life begins with a conversation - even asking for help.
With each small success I achieved, I dug in deeper to grow my business. With determination, I spent countless hours trying to figure it all out. It took me far too long to become acutely aware if I wanted serious success, I couldn't do it by myself. I needed to make a change and start looking in the right directions.
What I didn’t know - I found where to find.
What I didn’t understand - I found coaches and mentors to teach and guide me.
When fear crept in - I put my hands together in prayer and asked for help.
Through personal and professional development, I pushed through my shyness and fears. I focussed only on educating myself, meeting and connecting with people.
Realizing, I had a natural skill for making people feel at ease, I began helping others build large networking communities, showing them how to leverage those networks to increase referrals, create events to showcase their expertise and increase their bottom-line profits.
My journey has been interesting and often uncomfortable (that’s a whole other story), but I just knew that it was leading me to something incredible… And it has!
As my confidence grew, I found myself shifting with a desire to be of deeper service. Understanding, first hand, how anxiety and fear can hold you back from living your best life, I wanted to help others make significant changes in their own lives. My strong faith-walk led me in a new direction.
Along with my business expertise for networking, follow-up & events, I have broadened my scope. Today, I help others break-through their own fears and overwhelm to live the life of their dreams.
Now, an Ordained Minister, I have built a successful Christian coaching practice, working with individuals and groups. I also consult, mentors and train other Christian coaches.
I offer programs both live and online. As a professional speaker, I have the honour of sharing my story and my thoughts with both intimate and large audiences. I am a published author, an award-winning entrepreneur. My high-level mastermind dinners and international retreats are always in high demand.
It’s a crazy wonderful life and am grateful every day for the blessings I receive and the service I can be to others.