1. Tell us a bit about yourself
I'm an energetic, optimistic, sensitive person who loves to put strategies behind dreams and visions. I have set of twelve truths that I've come to live by, which include:
The mind is powerful; give it the respect it deserves. And, the best person you can be is the genuine you.
I am a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (B.A. in English and Economics), and my career has included Derivatives Trading Assistant, Peace Corps Volunteer, Pastry Chef, and Fashion Retail Executive. My career follows my philosophy on life, which is that it's continuously evolving.
I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Brian, and dog, Christie Brinkley. I finally landed in
New York after journeying across the U.S., beginning from my birthplace in Walnut Creek, California.
2. What was your first job and how did you get it?
My first job was at a store called Gift Baskets from the Heart. Two talented sisters ran the store, and they cornered the gift market in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was a frequent customer with my parents. The sisters recruited me as soon as I could legally work; it wasn't a hard
sell. The store had gourmet food items, bath products, and a coffee bar with twenty different types of flavored coffee. I would help at the coffee bar, ring on the register, and help customers choose items to put in their gift basket. I worked there throughout high school, as well as my first summer back from college. I still remember my first paycheck.
3. How did you decide and get to your career today?
After 15 years in Fashion Retail with my final position as a VP of Retail for North America, I decided it was time to go after my passion for helping people. I'm a career and mindset coach. My mission is to help others identify their values and connect those values to their careers. To break free from limiting thoughts to step fully into their potential. To stop forcing themselves into a box that no longer fits. To reevaluate how they look at achievement and goal setting. To create a career that flows and doesn't feel forced.
4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?
Everything is temporary. When you feel joy, immerse yourself, and be fully present. When you are in pain, feel the pain. Don't shove it away or try to ignore it as pain often teaches us our most powerful lessons. All of the intensity of emotion is temporary, but when we are fully present, we can learn so much about ourselves and what is meaningful to us in life.
5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?
My husband and I will be living in the house we design on the five acres of land in the Catskills we purchased earlier this year. My coaching business, The Recreated, will be still be helping people discover their most genuine potential, and I will have a team of other passionate coaches working alongside me.
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