Here’s a short summary of my life from high school to college to becoming a CEO.
When I was in 3rd grade, I started a save the earth club. By middle school, I was organizing food for the homeless, teaching Sunday school and visiting local nursing homes.
As a teenager, I was leading anything I could. I was passionate about youth in government, our high school seatbelt challenge and leading church mission trips.
And then college happened. I studied abroad, got straight A’s, worked 3 internships and was completely confused about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought I did everything right but felt stuck and confused.
So I took the first job that came along. I worked for a top consulting company for 8 years. I climbed the corporate ladder. I traveled all around the country. I made an impact. I was challenged. But I was still unhappy, confused and stuck.
Then something changed. I started a blog, sold an online course (before I even created it) and found my passion. I chose to write and teach about what I loved.
It didn’t matter what I was teaching, I just loved sharing my knowledge with others. On an average day, I would wake up early, blog, go to my day job and then come home and teach again at night.
The beauty of it is this. I was taking baby steps and imperfect action every single day inspired by multiple books, classes, websites and coaches I was working with. I was learning about my purpose, interests and improving my health and life balance.
Then, I had this lightbulb moment. Today’s ambitious women thrive in communities supporting one another to reach our goals and dreams. Why did I have to search so many places (and pay so much money) to find the support and education that I wanted in my career and life.
If life is all about balance, why wasn’t there ONE place that balanced everything I needed for my career success, happiness, health and life FOR me. Why couldn’t all this be in one community for this busy, classy mama?
Well, I think it can. That’s why I started our membership communities, Corporate Rescue Plan and Love Your Career Formula. I believe in the balance of your work, dreams, success and happiness. Some say it’s impossible. Well, I happen to believe that anything is possible.
Our members range from young professionals to second career changers, from fast climbing corporate gals to empire-building entrepreneurs…
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