I know what it's like to wonder...
Does God have something more for me?
And if He does, do I have what it takes?
A few years ago, I hit the proverbial wall.
I'd spent the preceding decade chasing success and attempting to create a life that looked how I thought it was supposed to look for me to be accepted and valued. I was searching for belonging.
I'd given everything I had to making sure I was enough as a wife and a mom, a boss and a leader, an entrepreneur and a believer. But it wasn't working.
Don't get me wrong, I had reached a level of "success" that I had once aimed for, but instead of the abundance, joy, and peace I expected, I had exhaustion, burnout, and a complete lack of fulfillment.
I didn't want what I had, and I had lost myself as I tried to be everything to everyone. I wasn't present with my kids. I wasn't present in my marriage. I had an "I'll call you when I need you" faith. And I had nothing left to give to anyone.
I had lost myself as I tried to be everything to everyone. I wasn't present with my kids. I wasn't present in my marriage. I had an "I'll call you when I need you" faith. And I had nothing left to give.
There had to be more than this. God had to have a plan that was better... right? But I was such a mess... how could I possibly step into His plan? What if I failed? What if I really wasn't enough? What if I'd missed it already?
Too many believers don't believe in themselves.
We've forgotten that we were not created to hide or settled for anything less than EVERYTHING God created us to be. Fear of failure, rejection, and not having enough have distracted us. Culture has distorted our view of ourselves. We've forgotten that we are here to change the world.
Thankfully, our Father God is patient and persistent. Eventually, (and I hope it comes sooner for you than it did for me) we wake up and choose to let Him lead. It's not easy, but it is the only way to move from doubt and overwhelm to courage and confidence. It's the only way to move from fear to fulfillment and freedom. It's the only path to real belonging, peace, and joy.
When we choose, Holy Spirit changes the way we think (see Romans 12:2 NLT). And then everything starts to look different.
As I let God lead, I began to see myself the way He does. I learned to like myself, and eventually love myself. I learned to own my gifts and talents. I built healthy boundaries. I let go of self-doubt. My confidence and my faith grew.
And then I found my purpose. To equip and empower Jesus-followers for lives of faith, confidence, purpose and impact.
Then God told me to drop my business like it's on fire. And I did. I walked away from my "successful" career, the paycheque, and the image that went with it. (you can dive deeper into that story in my book, "Fired-up, Fulfilled, and Free."
A BRIEF SIDEBAR FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO CHECK OFF THE credibility BOX...
HERE'S A BIT ABOUT ME AND WHAT MAKES ME QUALIFIED ON PAPER TO BE YOUR COACH, TRAIN YOUR TEAM, OR SPEAK TO YOUR AUDIENCE.
I'm the author "FIRED-UP, FULFILLED, AND FREE - Know who you are. Get out of your own way. Live your purpose." and for the last number of years I have been full-time coaching, speaking, writing, podcasting, and helping people build lives and businesses that serve their callings.
I didn't wake up one day and slap COACH on the door (don't even get me started on that nonsense). I take training and excellence seriously.
Certified Professional Coach (CPC, PCC), B.Sc. Human Ecology, with Distinction
Dare To Lead (TM) Trained
Over 130 hours of formal Enneagram training
And an ongoing Masters-level certificate in Theology and Leadership.
If you're looking for credibility, consider that box ticked. I've got you.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY
IT'S TIME TO WALK INTO YOUR Calling.
MY CALLING IS TO EQUIP AND EMPOWER JESUS-FOLLOWERS AND THE CHRISTIANITY-CURIOUS TO WALK IN THEIR CALLINGS TOGETHER WHILE ENCOUNGERING GOD ALL ALONG THE WAY.
He built me to belive in you.
I'm a sparker and a mobilizer. A cheerleader and confidence-builder. A visionary and a leader. A challenger and a tree-shaker. A holder of both safe and brave space.
HERE'S WHAT I KNOW ABOUT THE PATH AHEAD TOGETHER
I'll love you, believe in you, and cheerlead for your growth.
I'll get fired up and call you on your crap.
I'll be vulnerable and transparent.
I'll guide you through self discovery and leverage my journey for yours.
I'll create and hold space for you to be all of you, your whole self, without judgement.
I believe in community.
I believe in radical self-responsibility.
I believe in compassion and grace.
I believe in boundaries and our personal power.
I believe in equality and equity.
I believe that our voices and privileges are meant to be used for those who don’t have one.
I believe in being blessed to be a blessing.
I believe in love first, always.
I'VE GONE TO BATTLE WITH MY FEAR AND MY EGO.
I'VE LEARNED TO QUIET MY INNER CRITIC AND IMPOSTER SYNDROME.
I'VE TOLD THE ENEMY TO BACK OFF.
I'VE CHOSEN ENOUGHNESS AND TO PLAY BIG.
YOU CAN TOO.
Are you ready?
LOVE YOURSELF. BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC. FIND BOLD FAITH. STAND IN FEARLESS COURAGE. LAUNCH THAT BUSINESS. MAKE THAT MOVE. FIND LIFE-WORK HARMONY. LIVE YOUR GOD-GIVEN PURPOSE.
So much is possible! Lets discover it!
EQUIP. EMPOWER. ENCOUNTER.
Storm from the Xmen
Rose Gold, Teal, Matte Gold, Yellow
Lauren Hill, Collective Soul, terrible pop.
Leading worship, gardening, river valley walks
Mostly white and rose, and a good cab sav from time to time
London fog with almond milk, or a good chai latte.
2 Thessalonians 1:11, James 1:4, Romans 12:2, and pretty much all of Ephesians.
Sushi, Tacos, Pho, Indian...
Hawaii and Prince Edward Island
Brene Brown, Bob Goff, Rob Reimer, Pete Scazerro, Henry Cloud, Jesse Thistle, Mark Buchanan