Through my training, you will learn tools to:
• get clear on future and desired outcomes
• Manage your emotions regardless of what is happening
• get focused and take action
• communicate and be a leader and,
MOST IMPORTANTLY what it takes to CHANGE,
to create different results.
It was the end of the year 2010 when I came to the startling conclusion that everything was about to change. I was living in Hawaii, married with a two-year-old daughter, my successful business of 10 years was surviving the economic downturn, I had amassed 5 homes as successful investment properties with a total value in the multi-millions, drove a nice car, lived in a beautiful home, in a great neighborhood, which was all about to come to an abrupt end. I suddenly found myself as a divorced, single mom of a two-year-old, living in one of the investment properties that was under construction, starting over. Sometimes when the bottom drops out it is the push that you need to wake up and see that the life you are living is not the one you want, that was the case for me.
In 2000 I had moved to Hawaii to start a new life and begin my journey as a business owner. For those who have decided on this path you know that you can learn an incredible amount certainly about business, but also about yourself. You learn how much resilience you have, hopefully how to balance work and life (this has taken awhile), and how to become solution-oriented.
I moved to Hawaii, from San Francisco in 2000, looking for a simpler life, thinking that it was in a location. I had just had the hardest year of my life and I thought if I moved somewhere where there were less people, traffic, less everything, that it would be easier. I made a 3 item list of what I wanted to accomplish by moving to a simpler place and lifestyle: 1) start my own business, 2) work part-time and, 3) smell a plumeria everyday (this is a tropical flower for those that don't know.) What I did, however, was start a business and get my first client within 24 hours, build 2 businesses ( acleaning & property management business and a catering business) immediately, and within a year and a half I had 20+ employees and several multiple six-figure contracts. Needless to say not a simpler life, not part-time and as for the flower smelling, that went by the wayside shortly thereafter as well. I was in the whirlwind of business for 10 years and then, as mentioned above in 2010, a personal challenge brought me to my knees.
Thankfully I had a business that had not only made it through the economic downturn, but had thrived and pivoted successfully, so paying the bills was not a problem, but I felt beaten down a bit and began to seek answers to my unhappiness. Like most people, I thought I would set and crush goals and that would make me happy. I set goals in all areas of my life: business, monetary, physical and spiritual/mental. I was unstoppable. I paid down tens of thousands of dollars in debt that my business had in a few months, I grew my business in a way that I was able to maintain the same amount of employees, have lower overhead, and a larger bottom line, I started participating in triathlons and after each one would up my game to a larger event, and I began diving into self-development.
I spent the next 8 years studying myself through self-improvement seminars in search of happiness, purpose, fulfillment, abundance, balance, stress management and meaningful relationships. I attended many seminars covering a variety of topics and later began working for them in various capacities, finally as chief of staff. I have always been a proponent of continued education in any capacity, so along with attending workshops began reading anything I could get my hands on in the pursuit of joy. I got certifications of completion in workshops pertaining to Leadership, Relationships, Law of Attraction, Success in Life and Business, and Goal Setting and Attaining. It was not until I attended a seminar by Mike Dooley, author of the NY Times best-selling book Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams, that all of this information I had been studying converged.
I immediately went home from Mike Dooley’s workshop and began to follow the step-by-step guide that Mike had laid out and because of it, my entire life changed.
The first thing I noticed was an overwhelming amount of joy in my life on a daily basis, so much so that it would bring me to tears in gratitude throughout the day. Then, the successful business I had owned for nearly 18 years, that had been on the market for almost a year, had two different bidding wars over it and went into escrow immediately. Lastly, I met the love of my life and decided to move to Portland to be with him.
I was then invited to become a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, studying under Mike Dooley, to teach what he teaches, and that is just what I did. While getting certified, it became clear to me that it is my life's purpose to help business people find joy, purpose, and meaning in their lives. I have received both Certifications that are offered under the Infinite Possibilities training and have conducted these workshops for two years.
With the encouragement of clientele and workshop attendees I have now begun facilitating workshops on this and all the information I have gathered over the years under the new title of "on the leading edge," so that I can help business people create the life they have always wanted both in business and personally.