Who am I? Good question, well I am a woman who has held more than 40 jobs in her life time, three of them have been my dream job (including this one). I have always been able to work my way to the top, get promoted, bring value to organizations and successfully lead others along the way. But I also know what it is like to be disrespected, undervalued, and under appreciated at work. I know what it is like to feel the light slowly drain from your soul each day that goes by in the office.
I grew up reading books like “What Color Is Your Parachute”, Please Understand Me”, and “Awaken The Giant Within”, and have always been interested in helping others discover who they truly are and finding their purpose in life. Those books inspired me to find out who I was and how I could influence others. But it was “The Purpose Driven Life” that finally led me to actually pursuing my calling.
Having majored in Communications with a minor in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, I ended up becoming an overseas missionary in Africa. Aside from being an ESL teacher, I have also trained, mentored and coached young adults who showed interest in working overseas as well. Additionally, I was trained as a church lay counselor, where I helped people break free from addictions and other strongholds.
Prior to ministry I worked in corporate America for more than 15 years in Human Resources, working with all types of companies; from fortune 500’s to non-profits. I have helped clients discover their calling and/or land their dream job for decades. My experience spans the globe; includes people from different backgrounds, races, religions and beliefs. All of that passion and experience has led me to start my own business as a career coach.
Several years ago I sent out a survey, where I asked those who knew me best when they noticed I become most alive. And the overwhelming response was that I when help others find their voice, identify their gifts and experience the joy of discovering their God-given purpose, I am on fire and unstoppable. That is who I am, so this is what I do. Now let me do that same for you.
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