What got me here.
What if you think you are thriving only to learn you are just surviving?
I thought I knew my strengths, felt my power, and used my voice – until 2008, that is.
Unearthing my voice was not childhood nor early adult conversation. From birth, I lived and breathed business. You work hard, work more, and do what you’re told. Work ethic prevailed.
Steadfast under the conviction that this approach was my path, I led a 26-year corporate career, while raising a family.
My skills came to fruition when witnessing individuals and teams in their most vulnerable states, then uncovering their strengths and enticing them back into the limelight, so that they may elevate themselves to optimum performance. This was my magic!
Quantifying the deep process of understanding people while helping them feel heard and seen was intangible to most and my strengths were overlooked.
The most difficult conversations were surrounding change. When it came down to it, I was often redirected or quieted. They wanted a box checker, and I am not a box checker.
Like I said, a surreal conundrum.
Quantifying my strengths in that black-and-white corporate context – where you must see it to believe it – was like shoving a square peg into a round hole.
Articulating and promoting the intangible most often had two results: self-minimization and sabotage and moving everything forward from a push energy.
The turning point.
In 2013, Emotional Intelligence teased its way into my vocabulary, flipping my business and personal life upside down. Finally, the intersection of business and life made sense.
Three truths were revealed:
- When you’re in your strengths and your power, your business and life thrive
- How you communicate follows you from the bedroom to the boardroom
- Business is always personal.
I was determined to make a difference, so I started again. I practiced speaking my voice, poking the bear, and starting uncomfortable conversations about the hard truths and realities we face every day in business and life… from a different lens.
Living in my strengths, discovering my femininity, and pulling down all the shutters I’d hoisted to blind myself from the truth required a deeply personal change. I divorced for the second time.
I broke – emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually.
What brought me back to life was deep exploration of the feminine.
Leaving comfort and a known path in my wake, I stepped into a new country, continent, and culture. In early 2022, with a UK Innovator Visa and two suitcases, moved to London and launched a second business, The Global Collective.
I drive forward one mission: Empowering the feminine in Women and Men.
I’ve been called courageous. I call it living in my strengths, thriving, leading from my feminine, making an impact, amplifying my voice, and inviting others to do the same.
Empowering myself empowers others to live the best way they know how. When you’re in your strengths, you thrive as does your business and those around you.
I know it’s possible because I’ve already lived it!