After 27 years in the auto-sector, I took a risk and retired, when I “accidentally” entered the world of entrepreneurism. Incredibly shy, with no business background and little self-esteem, I had no idea where this path would take me. I had a passion for people and fire in my heart, but 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… Until, it all came together.
I’ve always had a strong faith, but never a faith walk and through this 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. And 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.
What I didn’t know, I found where to find. What I didn’t understand, I found mentors to teach me. When fear crept in, I put my hands together in prayer. Talk about a life change!
The journey has been interesting and often uncomfortable (and that’s a whole other story), but I just knew that it was leading me to something incredible… And it has!
These days, I help others break through their own fears and overwhelm to live the life of their dreams. I’ve build a successful Christian coaching practice, working with individuals, groups and mentoring other Christian coaches.
I offer training programs both live and online. I have the pleasure as a professional speaker to share my story and my thoughts with both intimate and large audiences. I am a published author, an award-winning entrepreneur and I produce high-level exclusive mastermind dinners and retreats internationally.
Oh, and did I mention that I am now an Ordained Minister? It’s a crazy life, but it’s mine and am grateful every day for the blessings I receive and the service I can be to others.
It was only after dealing with an illness that landed me in bed 80% of the time for 12+ years, "releasing" cancer, moving on from an difficult first marriage, the threat of losing my livelihood with the decline of the auto industry... was I forced myself to make a change.
I made decisions that completely changed my life, let me start living as who I was meant to be and providing for my family with a lifestyle, instead of just surviving.
" I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENS ME"
I have only one Go-Round in this Crazy thing called "life" and I have no idea where you will ultimately end up.
I know incredible opportunities are gifts not be taken lightly. As they present themselves, I will be open to receiving them and saying YES!
What I do know, it that through this pilgrimage, I hold steadfast to my belief in living the best life I can and to uplift those who cross my path.