I envision a world where all people feel utterly empowered to dream big, speak boldly, and live radiantly.
As a Certified Codependency Recovery Coach, I help my clients find freedom by setting clear boundaries and speaking their truth in relationships with friends, family, colleagues, and lovers.
Recovery has been my life’s work. In the past, my tendency to people-please led to a sense of imbalance in relationships with friends, lovers, and colleagues. Sometimes, it manifested as mildly as staying too long in a conversation that bored me, or offering to help a friend when I didn’t have the time. Sometimes it was as extreme as sleeping with someone I didn’t want to sleep with because I didn’t want to “hurt his feelings.”
I was constantly betraying myself, constantly designing my life around others’ desires. The result was a life that felt mediocre, underwhelming, and not quite my own.
Everything changed when I went through a challenging break-up and awoke to the reality that I’d always been the sole person responsible for my own happiness. In my relationship I’d become amorphous, molding to my perceived expectations of my partner and friends. Now, single and suddenly without a sense of identity, I realized that this was my chance to develop a nurturing, supportive relationship with my inner self: the woman beneath the performing and the people-pleasing. For the first time, I made a commitment to put my truth into action.
As I set new boundaries and became my own advocate, I watched as my friends didn’t judge me, my lovers didn’t leave me, and my world didn’t crumble. As a matter of fact, I felt empowered, strong, and deeply right.
Being the one responsible for my own happiness felt empowering. And as I got better at saying no to the things that didn’t excite me, I began to say yes to the things that did.
With a blank slate before me and a renewed sense of self-trust, I began to design my own vision for my work, relationships, and lifestyle. Since then, doing the work of recovery has enabled me to:
Explore nourishing, communicative romantic connections that thrill and excite me
Heal childhood hurts and develop honest, compassionate relationships with family members
Follow my intuition across the country to call a new city home
Commit to a sober lifestyle and become part of a thriving sober community
Surround myself with inspiring, clever, thoughtful women who serve as role models and friends
The journey of codependency recovery is never-ending. I continue to embrace it at every turn, challenges and all, because it is my favorite way of existing in this complex world. Instead of constantly choosing how to act or what to say, there is always one choice: my truth. It is the compass that guides me during the most exciting and challenging of times.
I’m humbled to have the privilege to help others put their truth into action.
Certified by Erickson Coaching International, I have helped over 100 people throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, and more put their truth into action. My writing has been published on Medium, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal, Having Time, and more. As the founder and owner of Talisman Music Group, a career coaching group that provided support to over 150 emerging musicians over three years, I have a long history of supporting clients as they transform their lives and pursue their deepest passions.
If you’re inspired by the ways you might benefit from Codependency Recovery Coaching, sign up for a complimentary, 30-minute consultation here to see if we would make a good fit for a coaching partnership.