I have endured my share of hard knocks over the years: being raised with abuse and neglect as my childhood soundtrack, facing the challenges of my oldest daughter leaving home at sixteen, and a whole lot of curve balls in between. My life story would cause most people to give up and sit around feeling sorry for themselves. I chose not to do that. I looked for the lessons, sought out expert and professional help after every blow, and I filled up my bank with healthy coping skills. Today, I still have obstacles thrown at me from time to time, but I walk my talk by using everything I have learned along the way. I can honestly say that I love my life.
And what is my life now? I am a wife and mother of four children. I am a coach, an author, and an entrepreneur. I am a daughter and a sister. I am an ex-wife and a friend. I have been a working single mom and a stay-at-home mom. I have been an employee and an employer. I am woman, hear me roar.
I use all of this backstory in my writing and speaking, and most of all, in my one-on-one consultations in order to help others find their true self and their profound purpose. I am passionate about empowering women to connect to their story and use it to fuel their writing, their business, and their lives.
Are you a lover of credentials? Here are mine:
Registered Nurse Diploma, Dawson College (1994)
Natural Health Consultant Diploma, Alternative Medicine College of Canada (2003)
Advanced Homeopathic Practitioner Diploma, Canadian Homeopathy Institute (2005)
First Meet Writing Contest Winner, Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (2007)
Newsletter Editor, Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (2008-2009)
Secretary, Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (2009-2011)
Workshop Coordinator, Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (2011-2012)
Nutrition and Wellness Specialist Certification, Canfitpro (2012)
Intuition Intensive Medical Intuitive Series, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz (2012)
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute (2014)
International Coach Federation credential of Associate Certified Coach