Here´s the thing though…
The fact that you´re struggling isn´t your fault. I know because I´ve been where you are now.
I felt like I´d hit a wall. I was stuck in a business that was taking over my life and frustrated because I was terribly unhappy, and didn´t know what to do about it. It took a sudden death in my family to wake me up to what was missing in my life.
I don´t want that for you.
Like I said before, you deserve to live a happy, meaningful life and, if you´re ready to explore what that looks like for you and how you can get there, I´m here to help.
I show women (and a few brave men) how to stop doubting themselves and handing control over to their emotions. Together, we figure out what they really want, so they can get excited about their life again.
If you´re looking for clarity about what you want in your life and how you can achieve it, become part of the JoySeeker community.
Born and raised in California, I got my Bachelor´s degree in International Business and German at Sonoma State. My fascination with the German language started when my mom married a German.
Shortly after graduation, I fell in love with a German as well and found myself moving halfway around the world to live in a small town at the foot of the Black Forest.
I´d always wanted a family and that´s what I focused on those first few years – that and learning to speak German like a native.
As much as I loved my husband and my kids, I still felt like something was missing.
Through an article in a local paper, I discovered a company that was looking for people to teach English to children.
What Opened My Eyes?
A family tragedy.
Without warning my dad was diagnosed with stage IV cancer and given 6 months to live. As usual, my schedule was packed to overflowing but I was sure I´d be able to rearrange things so that I could get home sometime in the next few months. Dad´s cancer had other plans…
A few weeks later, an early morning call from my brother stopped me in my tracks. Dad had passed.
It hadn´t even been 6 weeks since his diagnosis! I was in shock.
Talk about experiencing a major shift in your priorities. I dropped everything and flew home to be with my mom.
That´s when I crashed. All the emotions I´d been feeling hit me like a tsunami and I began questioning everything about my life – where I´d been, where I was and where I was going.
I´d fallen out of love with my business and felt like a stranger to myself. The only thing I was sure about was my family.
When I returned to Germany two months later, I set out on a journey of self-discovery that continues to this day.
I down-sized my business to the point that I now only teach as a hobby – back in the living room where everything started. =)
It took a lot of soul-searching and tripping down different paths before I decided to take my teaching, mentoring, and helping skills, and become a life coach.
Today, I use my fascination with human beliefs, behaviour and the desire to change to help my clients understand themselves better, manage their emotions, and get clear on what they want, so they can become the JoySeeker they have it in them to be.
I´m a JoySeeker by nature and I´m drawn to others who want more joy and meaning in their life, too – but who struggle with knowing just where to start.
Is that you?
When I´m Not Coaching…
I like to live a simple life. My family is my anchor and I love spending time with them. I also love to read, write and paint.
We live in a small town with the woods and a creek just a stone´s throw from our back gate. Several times a day, I head outside with my little dog, Cinni to listen to the birds, walk among the trees and soak up all the beauty and positive energy nature has to offer.
People who know me say I´m loving, caring, positive, open…and annoyingly organized.
Daffodils are my favorite flower, blue is my favorite color, I love everything Disney and I´m a sucker for cute otter videos online. =)
What else would you like to know?