My Coaching Story
I'm Deb. On a personal level I'm a motorcycle mama, dog mama, and Earth mama. Professionally, I'm an excuse-busting, dream-building, inspiration-generating, unfailingly passionate guide for women. I like to think of myself as the Mistress of Change. I've worked with women just like you for more than 15 years, helping them cut through external BS to find their ultimate truth and live fully, and joyfully, from that space. That translates to the ability to create any result, in any area of life: money, relationships, work, parenting, spiritual awakening, and beyond.
It all started with
a little book you may have heard of, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. I was barely 20-something when I first read it, and it opened my eyes to an entirely new idea…I could choose my thoughts. And changing my thoughts could change my life. This was the first seed of my personal revolution, but it would take decades for that seed to blossom.
Fast forward a few years…
I was so mired in depression and anxiety that many days I simply couldn’t get out of bed. My marriage was failing, I’d given up on friendships, and concern for what it would do to my mom was the only thing keeping me from seriously contemplating suicide. I was overweight, deeply unsatisfied with my life, and felt consigned to walking a road that was going nowhere.
I sought counseling, and the first question my counselor asked was “do you exercise?” I replied that I used to, but didn’t feel like it anymore. She told me I needed to start, and the next day I laced up my sneaks and took the first step to healing my body and my mind.
Over the next several years I fought my way back to health using psychology, exercise, diet, books, gratitude, and sheer grit. I learned something phenomenally powerful from this journey…
Your life is the sum total of your choices.
Good health or bad, success or struggle, growth or stagnation—it’s all in your hands. You are the creator of your own reality, for better or worse, consciously or unconsciously.
But wait, there's more...I was also beginning to realize that I wasn't always choosing from my own center. Many (most??) of my choices up to this point in my life had been based on what I was "supposed" to do.
The same thousands of dollars that I saved and spent time and time again, the men I kept dating who could have all been raised in the same dysfunctional home, my refusal to honor my inner knowing. There was a pattern here, a pattern where I was unconsciously choosing based on external influences, and those choices had created a life I no longer wanted to be living.
As these realizations grew within me, I took my budding understanding back to college, with a mission to help others understand the control they could exert on their circumstances.
A college degree and a few thousand self-help books later,
I had regained my health and stepped into a new state of mental clarity. I made a conscious choice to re-learn how to listen to my authentic voice, to choose health, growth, and success for myself, and most importantly, to help other women to do the same. The road between then and now is long and littered with learning, both purposeful and serendipitous.
My personal journey is still underway; I learn more about myself, and become a better version of me, with each passing year. I explore new forms of healing, expand my understanding of the human condition, and constantly seek greater development of my skills and my soul. My professional journey has evolved as well, and at last I’ve settled in the place where I belong. With the lucidity that only hindsight can provide, I can see that this is the place I’ve always been moving towards.
I am a life coach.
I help women like you define what’s missing from their lives and craft a vision of how true fulfillment looks and feels. I provide insight into the ways that women lose touch with their authentic selves and guidance to find the path back to true north. When you know your truth, when you can hear your inner voice with clarity and follow it with confidence, you can create anything and everything you desire. I have the skills to guide you in this return to self, the reclaiming of your personal power.
I offer my sisters a safe place to explore the difference between the life they are living and the life they are meant to live. And I have the experience to help you make that transition, regardless of the focus or extent of change that’s needed. I am blessed to help women just like you choose their rightful results throughout their lives: in business, marriage, community, spirituality, intuitive power, physical and mental health, and beyond.
Would you like to explore how coaching could help you identify and create your highest self? Let’s talk…