2013 was a year of transformation. It was my second year of marriage and my first year as a partner at a regional CPA firm. The youngest and newest of 20+ partners, I was appointed to the firm’s executive committee and as the National Audit Partner-in-Charge for our audit team of approx. 60 professionals. Saying I felt overwhelmed is an understatement!
I knew I needed to change to take on these new challenges. I immersed myself in personal growth. First, I took control of my health and well being by taking control of my mornings. I participated in a group-coaching program. I joined a MasterMind group of inspiring entrepreneurs. I read powerful books in my spare time. I attended workshops, conferences and local business events. I soaked up learning like a sponge, wherever I could find it…in my work, in my life, and in every interaction with another person. I pushed myself even farther outside my comfort zone, joining the board of directors of a not-for-profit organization and co-founding a local women’s professional networking group. I started observing myself, my thoughts and my words. I started journaling and envisioning my future with intention. I learned how to shift my thoughts and language to more positive and empowering beliefs.
I discovered who I really am and began to live from that place. I discovered that my purpose, my Why, is to inspire positive change in the world, one person at a time. Each of us makes an impact in the world in every moment, with our thoughts, our words, our actions. I am energized when I think of what we can contribute to the world when each of us is more intentional with our moments!
Once I knew I was a creative entrepreneur at heart, I had to strike out on my own. I founded Ellivate Coaching in 2014 to live my purpose more fully. I became a mother less than six months later, and I expanded the way I live my purpose in a new and beautiful way.
Nothing brings me more fulfillment than connecting with others in an authentic way and supporting their personal growth. I see the best in other people, even when they can’t see it for themselves. I love empowering others to create success in their own unique way. I enjoy learning new things every single day.
It is an honor to share this journey with you.