I have been interested in helping people overcome challenges, improve their lives and expand their experiences ever since I became a Personal Trainer and Nutritionist in the mid-1990s. Even as a small child, my friends always looked up to me as a leader and someone they could come to for advice. Astonishingly, even adults respected and trusted my opinion. So I think, in many ways, I’ve been a Life Coach my entire life.
Growing up, my life was a far cry from the lollipops and sunshine descriptions you hear from so many others. I always felt like I was a drunken little song-bird thrown in a nest of owls. Not having a place to call my own (lack of inner-peace), not knowing how to be or where I belonged (insecure). I didn’t have a role-model or anyone at all to teach me about love or “self-love”, confidence, inner-peace, beauty, strength, or any of those vital foundational attributes that children need in order to flower and grow into healthy, happy, secure adults.
Yet, through all of my struggles and the ups-and-downs in my life, one thing that has always remained constant with me has been a profound streak of kindness, since of duty, and compassion toward others.
Something else that has never left me that has been an unrelenting guiding force in my life has been a strong inner-voice. That immutable voice that keeps you up at night and persistently harasses you during the day, that never allowed me to totally give up on myself or throw in the towel. This voice, which I believe was my soul infused with the spirit of God that allowed me to see my way through the darkest of times and bring my being into the light.