life on my terms
a short story
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a writer. But life had other ideas, and I took a few choice detours along the way.
What emerged is a decidedly eclectic mix of life experiences and skills.
I worked as an anti-submarine warfare helicopter mechanic, washed the nose-wheels of P-3s, and served in northern Japan as a Russian linguist in military intelligence.
I transitioned to 'civilian' life and started over. First implementing ERP and CRM software for Fortune 100 companies, and then marketing major appliances, delivering digital consumer experience innovations, and leading global IT and consumer marketing teams while living in Stockholm, Sweden.
On the side I fed my creative passion by shooting editorial magazine covers for an award-winning magazine and was voted Augusta's favorite non-traditional photographer.
On the home front I endured IVF only to say goodbye to my triplet daughters and husband and travel continuously as the sole breadwinner in my family of five.
Most recently, I survived breast cancer and the loss of my mother and grandmother while I was undergoing chemotherapy. I then attempted to re-enter corporate life after treatment only to be forced to start over, again.
But I was tired of starting over because someone else said I needed to. I now knew what it was like to lose someone you love, and to live on the brink of death yourself. The high cost of living according to someone else's idea of value was no longer a price I was willing to pay.
I had discovered that life's too short to not be lived on your own terms, and I had too much to give to let my learnings sit idle, waiting for permission from some unknown external source.
So I said 'yes.'
'Yes' to sharing. To learning. To risk-taking. To living from a place of enough, of fearlessness, of creativity.
I said 'yes' to uncertainty, having had my fill of scarcity, and finally having enough faith in my capability to take a chance.
I now have a fierce desire to help you discover that you too have that capability, and can live from that place.
And if even just one person discovers their truth, and learns that within them exists everything they need to live a life of joy, then the price I paid will have been worth it.
Because life's too short to not live creatively.
Join me, and allow me the honor of being your guide.
Qualifications and Certifications
BS in Sociology from USNY Regents College
ACC Trained - Rayner Institute (ICF credentialed)
Creatively Fit Coaching Certified
SoulCollage® Facilitator Certified
20+ years marketing and technology leadership in Fortune 500 companies
Usui Reiki Master
Graduate of Eckhart Tolle School of Awakening
Graduate of Gabrielle Bernstein's Spirit Junkie Masterclass & Bestseller Masterclass
ambient experience Top 50 constellation research
Triplet mother and work/life juggler
Breast cancer survivor
photographer & painter
anti-submarine warfare helicopter plane captain
Russian linguist (military intelligence
military turned civilian turned corporate turned coach