I have always carried a strong belief that life doesn't "have" to be the way that we are taught through societal pressures and norms. When I was younger, I dreamed big, knowing that there was far more out there and possible for me. As I started my first business and by default started to dive into personal development, I started to see how many truly unhappy people were around me, living their lives completely inauthentically. Since then, I have been on a journey to not only rediscover my truest self and what success and happiness means to me, but also dedicating to using my knowledge of business, personal development, and my journey with sobriety as channels to inspire others to do the same self-discovery work.
I STARTED MY FIRST BUSINESS WHEN I WAS A SENIOR IN COLLEGE AND ONLY 20 YEARS OLD. AFTER 8 YEARS OF BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR, I NOW CONSIDER MYSELF MULTI-FACETED, AND BRING MY WORK TO THE WORLD VIA WRITING, SPEAKING, CONTENT CREATION AND COACHING.
I was in a bagpipe band for several years as a teenager. I played the drums, and even went to Scotland to compete in the World Bagpipe Championships
most random fact about me
Make sure you are only taking advice from people you strive to be like
best advice I've ever received
I'm all about the chai tea now! Coffee and I had to break up...sad, I know!!!
how i drink my coffee
Hiking. Once I quit alcohol, my connection to nature became incredibly strong. I would hike everyday if I could!
my favorite pastime
Changing your life takes forward motion
This led to me switching my major more times than I can count, eventually settling on Psychology and English. I still felt so confused as to what I wanted my path to look like, and as a super overachiever, I had a deep internal struggle of where my energy and time needed to go. I finally stumbled upon (completely by accident) a business opportunity that I took a leap of faith and said yes to. Five years later, I was generating over 6 figures in sales and had a growing team. I had more money than anyone my age, lots of time freedom, and all the accolades--BUT, I wasn't happy. At all. This was my first deep-dive into really defining what success means to me. After discovering that what I was doing wasn't working, I travelled to Ireland and took 2 weeks away from my business--the longest break I ever had. I felt a deep yearning to finally fulfill my childhood daydreams of traveling and decided that I wanted to travel full-time as a lifestyle.
When I was a little girl, I vividly remember daydreaming of having a career where I could be creative, always learning, flexibility (I actually remember imagining going into the office in the afternoon, hahaha!), and also teach. I had no idea what this would actually look like, and when I went to college and had to name my path with choosing my major, I felt utterly conflicted and trapped.
I realized that what I loved most from running a direct sales business was actually inspiring and educating other people in the industry to build their idea of success through business. This is where I then decided to step specifically into business coaching, and built that second business to 6-figure revenue in a year.
I finally had my dream--a successful business that allowed me to live on the road full-time. My boyfriend and I did in fact sell all of our stuff and traveled full-time for over a year...but then again, I slowly started to realize that something was missing for me. I recommitted to the work of self-discovery again.
Now, I live in sleepy Maine, and love every minute of it. I have been sober from alcohol since August of 2018 and this was truly the first step of really stepping into my fullest expression of happiness and success.
I did the work to figure out how I could use the skillset I had from my previous business and translate them into something that would give me more fulfillment and time freedom than what I was experiencing. I was sick of feeling stuck in Ohio and was determined to find a way to live nomadically.
Alcohol allowed me to cover up a lot of the pain and turmoil I was experiencing both personally and professionally, so once I gave that up, I was forced to take a lot at the things that were no longer serving me.
Since this time, I have gotten so much more clear on what success really means to me, what I value, what makes me happy, and most importantly, I have eliminated any lifestyle habits, people, environments, commitments or mindset drains that have stopped me from living all-out.
I am so glad you are here.
I am still on my journey, of course, as we all are.
I like to think of my writing, content, speaking and coaching as a dynamic piece of work.
It grows as I do, which is both exciting and unknown.