You deserve to be valued for everything you have to offer, to have meaningful and loving relationships with the people you care about and to create a life that is in alignment with your values and who you really are.
Or, at least a fraction of it anyhow.
I got fed up with pretending. I became interested in becoming fully self-expressed and started getting clear on who I was and how I wanted to feel.
Through private coaching and group coaching programs, mindfulness meditation and reflective journaling, I have been able to peel back the layers of who I really am and what makes me feel alive. Every day I devote energy and time to my self-discovery process and what life choices make me feel most fulfilled.
I am committed and honoured to help guide others through the same discovery process, getting them closer and closer to their true self. With a novel of juicy life experience, a Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals Certificate from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and two years of relationship, communication, productivity and leadership training with Landmark Worldwide, I am qualified to help you discover the real you and the wonder that comes along with unleashing your authenticity.
For a long time I was scared to be myself. I had a fear of looking stupid and being judged. I was your typical people-pleaser, avoiding confrontation and difficult conversations at all costs.
From the outside looking in, I was a "happy camper," and the "life of the party."
But this wasn't who I really was. What resulted from pretending was a build up of resentment. I grew resentful of myself for not following what I truly wanted for myself and resentment toward others for saying "yes" when I really wanted to say "no."
I would attempt to ease the pain with all sorts of things like over-eating, spending and other excessive habits that would fill the gaps for a while, but these habits just created more stress and self-sabotage. I couldn’t stand the thought of being rejected and I became depleted from always trying to please people.
So, what happened?
Coaching is a method of powerful conversation accessed with a third-party person, outside of your immediate social and family circles.
It is a conversation that provides a pathway to higher thoughts and breakthroughs, creating entirely new ways of being and living.
You are in a relationship that feels stuck or misaligned.
You are working a job that is draining you and you wish gave you more fulfillment.
You are resentful for saying "yes" when you really want to say no.
You are craving more meaning out of your life.
How can I help? I've been there.
I dated people I knew were not a fit for me and tried tirelessly to make these relationships work. At one point, it felt better being with someone rather than no one at all. I had the job that sucked the life right out of me. I have been paralyzed by perfectionism, taking zero action for the fear of being less than perfect. I have said "yes" when I meant "no" too many times to count and I have dealt with shame intimately.
So, what did I do?
I finally talked to someone about it, and not just anyone.
This person had to be a fit.
In 2012 I made one of the best decisions of my life. I hired my first coach, Vanessa Petronelli.
It wasn't easy at first. I'm not going to sugar coat how it felt for me to ask for help after years of priding myself in being independent and strong. I had the belief that asking for help made me look weak. For 20 years of my life I thought I could handle the world on my shoulders, alone, without the guidance of anyone. This way of living brought me to exhaustion, resentment, and at times, isolation.
If you resonate with what I'm sharing, there's a great chance we're meant to work together.
I help you uncover the blocks that are holding you back from taking the action you need to take in the area of life you're feeling stuck. I help you discover the gifts you have been given along your life path so far and how they have been inside you all along. Finally, we map out a 30-day game-plan that will ignite transformation in a chosen area of your life. Session will be held via Skype / Phone or In-person (Toronto, ON).
Includes: tailored worksheet for diving deeper
I help you let go of the beliefs that are no longer serving you. I.e. "I'm not good enough." In these 3 sessions we go to work and become aware of the exact beliefs that are clouding your mind and soul, discover where they may have come from, make the definite decision to let them go and reprogram them once and for all. It takes a firm level of commitment to do this and that is why this package is a minimum of 3 consecutive 90-minute sessions.
Includes: Blocks & Purpose work + a tailored worksheet for diving deeper