It was a combination of stressful work and life demands that led me to reevaluate absolutely every aspect of my life 10 years ago.
I had a meaningful and stimulating career, yet an enveloping wave of restlessness and anxiety settled in, and I realized I was ready for a big change. I knew I needed an approach to help me navigate the type of work and life transformation I was seeking.
I was about to discover it.
ENTER THE ART OF MINDFUL LIVING
Sitting by the Atlantic Ocean one August day, I discovered a new way of living. I’d recently reintroduced myself to yoga, taking classes on the pier.
The sounds of the gentle ocean waves, the wafts of soft light breezes, and the thoughtful poses gave me concentrated tranquility like I hadn’t experienced in years.
As I sat on the pier after a yoga class, I wished there were a way I could take those feelings of calm, bliss and focus from the mat and into my daily life.
Turns out I could.
I threw myself into learning whatever I could about mindfulness, and my stress levels fell dramatically. I felt so much more in control of my reactions, and I began to take things much more in stride. I started to look at my life in a much more balanced way.
I wanted to help others experience the same in both their work and life because over my meandering career, I’d seen so many people (at times, myself included!) who were not in a role that showcased their gifts and allowed them to thrive. And I saw the direct link between joy in work and joy in life.
So I left my high intensity COO role and studied how to incorporate mindfulness into life coaching. I proceeded to get several coaching certifications, focusing on what I’d just gone through — career transformation and mindful living.
I developed a course for Indiana University called Career Success Preparation, infusing mindfulness into the career transformation process and developed THE LOVE MONDAY METHOD, a system that’s effective for professionals at all stages.
I’m so passionate about this because the world is a better place when people love what they do, and research shows most don’t, nor do they maximize their gifts. That makes for a lot of unhappy people and lackluster products, services, solutions, moments, relationships and communities.
After teaching for 5.5 years, I moved myself and my coaching practice to Georgetown, Washington DC, and recently, Jersey City NJ. As Kramer would say on Seinfeld, “I’m loving every minute of it!”
Mindful Transformation Strategist
Owner, Planet Reimagine LLC
Dream Job Coach, Reimagine Monday
Founder, The Love Monday Method
Founder, The KIND Method
Creator, Career Success Preparation, Indiana University
M.A., M.A. | Indiana University
Certificate in Executive Leadership | Cornell University
Certified Life Coach & Six-Phase Meditation Trainer | Mindvalley
Certified Core Coach & Certified Career Transitions Coach | Coach Training Alliance
Certified Career Transformation Coach | The Institute for Career Coaching
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