Like you, I’m a Social Entrepreneur. I also happen to be a leader of leaders and the founder of Heart & Soul CEO.
I’ve been working with entrepreneurs for more than 15 years as an Integrative Business Coach, Mentor and Consultant and have been their guide to building holistic successful businesses. Throughout my time as an entrepreneur, I’ve developed a unique integrative approach to business success. Ultimately, I inspire, champion and springboard everyone I work with and their business on to their own success.
In this world of business consulting, mentoring, coaching and leadership development my qualifications are similar to that of my peers. You see, I have a business degree, spent a significant amount of time in fortune 500 and 1000 companies, have certifications in business process and life coaching, and have been an entrepreneur for almost as long as I was in corporate. I am great at connecting the dots, bringing the non-linear into the linear, tying strategy to tactics, making cents out of non-sense, wrangling chaos, and orchestrating solutions.
What makes me different, however, is that I am truly able to see into the depths of the shadows and the unseen to see what even my clients can’t see. My gift of being able to see in the dark enables me to guide my clients on their journey, face and shine the light on their dark shadows (dragons) to break through barriers that have kept them stuck, perhaps for years. Working with me is healing, uplifting and propelling both personally and professionally.
I know what it feels like when you see things differently than the accepted norm, to be the odd one, the different one, to be afraid to share your gifts and who you really are with the ones closest to you, let alone the world at large. I know what it’s like to start business as a solo-entrepreneur, navigate the ups, downs, and wrong turns, then bridge the gap to be a CEO. I know what it’s like to build your business with a toddler in tow and have the school calendar dictate your primary work hours when funds limit outside care.
I know what it’s like to have a special needs child, be a single mom, come from a highly dysfunctional family and have at risk teenagers. I know how devastating it can be to be blamed for something you didn’t do, to be judged, ostracized and denounced for taking a stand.
I also know what it’s like to have a loving partner, and an amazing support system that holds you, loves you and has your back, no matter what.
I know what it takes to forgive yourself for a past of bad decisions, of putting others before you to your own peril, for signing up for the wrong programs out of fear, for giving into self-doubt, for playing small, for trusting the wrong people, for following others advice when you know it’s not right for you, for judging yourself, your journey and others, for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and any other number of things you can think of.
I’m a poet, a master seamstress, a wife and mom. I love to dance and enjoy skiing, walking my dog, taking long rides on my road bike, hanging out at sidewalk cafes watching the world go by or engaged in deep meaningful conversation. I’m into personal development and studying the developments in brain science and metaphysics. My spiritual life informs and guides my business and personal life.
I won’t let you hide and I will see to it that you stand in the light of who you really are and will not judge. I’m gentle and firm, loving and kind, empathic and compassionate and I will hold a strong line when necessary. I can find the humor in mine and your foibles and the silver lining/lessons to learn in even the direst of circumstances. As my daughter Isis puts it; “I’m a bad ass mom” and at the same time my mom will tell you that I’m “the most forgiving person” she knows.
I’m the friend who will hold you to your highest good and not feed you a line of BS. I can see the deeper meaning in a movie, a book or any circumstance in your life, so if you want to hang on to stories of blame and victimhood, you don’t want to take your journey with me.
Let’s Dance with Some Dragons, shall we?