The Journey Begins
I help frustrated leaders step into a more authentic version of themselves and their mission.
My clients have had conventional success their entire careers, but have hit a point where more of the same is no longer enough. Whether it’s a CEO building a leadership team aligned with his deeper values, or a founder who feels lost after her exit, they long to connect to and lead from something more substantive, more fundamental, more true. But they are terrified to let go of the things that have brought them here, even though it’s clear those are the very things that are blocking what’s next.
I understand. I spent more than 25 years in the corporate world, as a lawyer, a consultant, and an executive. I’ve helped some of the most innovative employers in law, consulting, health care, and financial services do things they’ve never done before. I’m grateful I was able to do meaningful work that I felt served an important societal purpose. But there came a point where I sensed that I would help more people by being who I was than by doing what I knew.
To step into that, I had to let go of the safety of the corporate identity I had always hidden behind, and step into a more authentic and powerful version of myself. While I knew I had to do it, I was also terrified to let go of the career that had treated me so well.
"Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and also that difficult."
– Warren Bennis
I got to face my fears head on when my corporate position was eliminated in 2016. It turned out letting go was no longer my choice. My choice was what to do next. My choice was to help others on their journeys, to show them what I saw.
I took the key insights of my own transformation and created a proprietary process, “Creating Extraordinary Futures,” that helps frustrated executives take the leap into the bigger mission that’s calling them. Drawing from both ancient wisdom traditions and modern neuroscience, CEF is now the basis of all my client work. It points people toward that part of them that has no fears or limitations, and that is the source of all creativity and connection.
Using CEF, I’ve helped my clients expand or rework their businesses, create new roles, and in some cases, do something completely new, all while becoming more aligned to the deepest part of themselves.
Using a variation of this same process, I’ve also helped leaders create teams as committed as they are.
If you want to talk more about how this might work for you or your team, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 922-9272, or schedule time for a conversation online.
I look forward to speaking with you.
On August 2, 2016, everything changed for me. Because of a corporate restructuring, I suddenly went from a successful role at a leading financial services firm to not having a job. I didn’t know what was next. I only knew two things. I knew I didn’t want to be an employee again. And I knew I wanted to change people’s lives. I didn’t know exactly how I was going to do that. But I took the next step. And the next. And the next. And today, just a few years later, I live in the mountains of Colorado and help amazing people step into lives of greater presence, purpose, and possibility. And I continue to take the next step, day after day.