Motherhood Empowerment Coach
Hmm, how to answer the ultimate open-ended question, ‘who am I?’
Well, professionally, I am an entrepreneur, thrice-certified coach, brainspotting practitioner, and aspiring author. The 'me' behind those titles, is a spiritual being, a woman, and a single mom to two beautiful, complex, and inspiring children. I am a seeker of truth, a healer, a change-maker, and a survivor. From abuse, GBS (Guillian Barre Syndrome), disability, divorce, and cPTSD, to the everyday challenges of being a mom, I have survived and now I am thriving.
I am… a Mother Phoenix.
Those experiences in the fire shaped me and forged me into the woman, mother, and coach I am today. They have taught me deep appreciation, compassion, empathy, and more lessons than I can count. I have come to understand my true self and my power. When we understand those truths, we become unstoppable, and we start living a life that fans the flames of our souls.
I know because I’ve done it and it is why I am so passionate about helping moms walk through their own fires, dust off the ashes, and RISE.
How I Got Started
When you’ve been reborn as many times as I have it is difficult to pick a “starting” point. My life has been a series of before and afters and while each one has led me to this point there are a few that have propelled me forward onto this path like no others.
First and foremost, in 2013, the experience of becoming a mom changed me in ways I could never have anticipated. Becoming a parent is the ultimate phoenix moment and it set me on a path of self-discovery and healing that I will be forever grateful for.
Then 2017, five months after the birth of my second child I was diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS) and spent three months fighting for my life, healing, and regaining my strength and mobility. It was incredibly scary and eye-opening, on so many levels. It was certainly a phoenix moment. That experience woke me up; made me start asking some hard questions; showed me the power of my mind, body, and spirit; lit a fire in me to reach for more; forced me to find my voice to ask for what I needed (figuratively and literally); and gave me a profound sense of appreciation for the second chance I was given. It reignited my passion for personal growth and being the best mom I could be but this time I was also committed to healing, taking better care of myself, and creating a life I loved.
In 2018, those commitments led me to get my Whole Person Coach life coaching certification. In the years that followed, I gained my ICF ACC certification (2019), became a brainspotting practitioner (2020), and received a Parent Coach certification through the Jai Institute for Parenting (2021).
Over the years I have had the honor and privilege of working with amazing coaches, healers, professionals, and clients that have helped me on my own journey to heal, grow and RISE. It’s a good thing too because I had to call on all of that and more when I got divorced in 2022. What I have learned in healing from that relationship and experience has been life-changing and the transformation I have undergone has been magical.
These phoenix moments, have led me to where I am today. They have given me the understanding, tools, resources, and passion to guide mothers just like you through the fire and as high as your wings will take you.
"I've died a thousand deaths, each time reinventing myself brighter, stronger, and purer than before. From the midst of destruction, I became the creator of myself. From the midst of darkness, I became my own source of light.
"A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison."
“And when all that was left was ashes, she would again clothe herself in flame. Rising from the dust of her past to rekindle the spark of her future. She was a Phoenix, her own salvation; rebirthed, renewed, resurrected.”
What I Do
Motherhood Empowerment and Life Ignition
Motherhood can shake your sense of self, dismantle your identity and challenge your relationships, add to that the everyday chaos of life, divorce or health issues and before you know it, your life can be unrecognizable.
Mothers are true phoenixes. No matter what gets us down, we pick ourselves up and dust off the ashes so we can be there for our kids. We may be burned, broken and tired but we rise again everyday.
For years I repeated the cycle of going down in flames and being reborn over and over. I thought I was rising but if I am being honest with myself I was was mostly rolling around in the ashes of my life. I was tired and covered in soot.
Thankfully I found my way out of the ashes. I broke the cycles that kept putting me in the path of the fire and I finally understood what it meant to RISE!
Let me tell you a secret… It starts with choosing yourself. I can show you how to say goodbye to the overwhelmed, rundown, phantom of a woman you have become and Reclaim your power, Ignite your soul, learn how to Surrender to and trust in the divine, and Embody your true self so you can RISE, and create the life you've always wanted.
Whether it is through one on one coaching, the incredible brain retraining magic inside Mother Phoenix, or the support and self actualization practices in The Odyssey Membership, I am here to support you through your personal fires and teach you how to RISE.