Getting to know me

Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to be a teacher or a rock star. I didn’t have any plans or ideas on how that would manifest in my life, it was just a childhood dream. I wanted to help others by teaching them. Fast forward many years later I got a job working at a semiconductor plant first in manufacturing and then as an assistant engineer.

I have always been attracted to energy. Growing up, my dad was an electrician so energy and power were always in the conversation and I used to watch my dad repair TV’s or mess with the wiring in the house. Years later when I began working in the electronic and semiconductor industries, once again I was wading in the energy arena. I was great at what I did and I did do a lot of teaching and training with my job but there was something missing. Even though I had been in the industry for over 20 years, it didn’t feel like what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

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Then a health issue got me started on studying health and fitness and how to heal what was going on in my body. Suddenly co-workers began showing up in my cubicle for advice on wellness. Then a marriage crisis sent me delving into personal development, the energy and healing arts and understanding psychology. I continued to attract people to my cubicle for advice on life issues and that’s when I felt the call; the call to step out of the corporate world and into coaching and training. That was in 2002 and I have never looked back.

Even though my businesses have evolved from being a lifestyle and fitness coach to being a business success coach and trainer, my love for energy and power is at the core of all that I do. I call it your Soul Power; your inner game. I love helping clients create strategies and systems and yet your Soul Power is what gets the strategy done and if you are leaking energy, strategies suffer.

In the semiconductor industry when the integrated circuit is being manufactured, the slightest shift in the process could cause the circuit to fail by causing an energy leak. When I worked in new technology development and failure analysis engineering, it was my job to find the power or energy leaks in the circuits that were failing through the process of reverse engineering. Then I would write reports on the cause and probable solution.

I do the same thing with clients. We reverse engineer what is not working to identify the shifts or turns that have caused the power leaks and come up with the strategies to plug them so they are not losing energy all while creating innovative strategies to grow their business. I guess when it comes right down to it I am still an engineer now working in the field of life and business with the focus on power, energy and human potential. AND I am finally fulfilling my teaching/coaching and rock star dreams because I truly rock at what I do (or so I am told by my clients) and I feel like a rock star when I am speaking on stage because I am so passionate about it.

We all have the power to take what we love to do, use skills we have used in the past and integrate them to serve others. And isn’t that what we are here to do; serve for the greater whole. Even if we don’t feel that our past skills and the dream of what we truly want to do are connected, I bet if you dig deep enough you will find that the gold veins run together and can create even more than you have ever imagined possible. Follow your dreams!



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