I vividly remember the moment I woke up.
I was sitting upstairs in my home office when suddenly it felt as if I’d opened my eyes after a very long nap. I looked around me at the very white walls of my home, listened to the sound of my high school sweetheart of nearly seven years tapping away at his computer in the next room, and stared at the blindingly plain furniture that surrounded me. Everything felt wrong.
“Where the hell am I, and how on Earth did I end up here?”
I was about to turn 21 years old and had everything I thought I ever wanted.
I had just graduated from college at the top of my class, had an amazing job at a local graphic design firm in downtown Denver, and was living in the brand new townhouse we had bought just months earlier… I even had a shiny little car in my own name parked in the garage.
I was doing everything right for my age, and honestly, a lot better than my peers. People were proud of me and the life I had created… I knew this from the pile of graduation and “yay, you bought a house” cards that littered my desk. But despite outward appearances — despite having everything I set out to achieve far earlier than most people dream of — I was absolutely, undeniably miserable.
I knew the guy I shared a home with was not “the one.” I was finding that the great job, despite excellent pay and amazing projects, didn’t make me happy. I felt financially trapped by the house, the car, and the “perfect little life” I had created… I basically felt nothing in my life was right, deeply unfulfilled and isolated, with absolutely no clue what to do about any of it.
After that moment, I tried resolving the growing discomfort with several new jobs, all ridiculously fabulous with increased salary and clout. I ended my relationship, jumped into a new one, and threw myself into a whirlwind of painful changes and serious stress.
But no matter what I did, something deep inside me just wasn’t having any of it.
Two years after this intense period began, I awoke on my birthday more miserable and depressed than ever. I had gained weight, lost all sense of myself, and had zero passion for anything in life. I was still in a job that didn’t fulfill me, with a man that wasn’t the right fit, and living a life that made me feel trapped, miserable, and incredibly exhausted.
I moved to Hawaii, struggled to start two different businesses, read more self help books than I can count, and continued flailing around trying to “find myself” and “change my life”. No matter what I seemed to do, happiness, passion, joy, and fulfillment continued to elude me. Instead, I found myself in a toxic relationship, started obsessing about my body and gained 30lbs, and struggled so hard financially that at one point I was three months behind on all my bills (which, if you’re wondering, is how long you have before they shut your power off).
During this difficult period of my life, I truly believed I would never be happy. I believed I simply wasn’t built for it and it just wasn’t in the cards for me. I thought life would always be a struggle and would pass by right before my eyes with absolutely no say on my part.
Thankfully, my life is completely different now.
Honestly, the person I was then wouldn’t recognize the person I am now.
Today I live in Boulder, CO and am surrounded by the most amazing tribe a person could ask for with friends who truly get me and support me. I’ve built a business that combines all my passions, skills, and interests, and allows me to live my life in alignment with my highest values: freedom, generosity, and service. I work with phenomenal clients all around the world, and I do it from home in an adorable little apartment that I love.
I rock climb, trail run, and have settled into a loving relationship with myself and my body. I write from the heart, self published my first book, am getting certified in Acupressure, have developed offerings that bring me so much joy to deliver, and wake up every single day excited about what lies ahead. I’m clear on who I am, the work I’m here to do, and I love my life so much that I often find myself laughing and crying at the same time.
I’ve become an obnoxiously positive and happy person who loves her life and everything in it. Even when things get hard, when I’ve lost people close to me and have struggled in my life or business, I’m still beyond in love with life. I no longer struggle with varying levels of depression, and instead live from a space of joy that stems from deep inside my soul.
It took me nearly seven years to even begin descending down a path that allowed me to create this amazing life I have now. I’ve since combined everything I’ve learned and experienced into my simple five step signature process.
I’ve been working with clients for the past four years helping them create lives and businesses around their passions, quickly, easily and with loads of joy. My Five Step Signature Process is the core of all the work we do, whether you join my Mastery Membership Site, sign up for one-on-one coaching, or we’re building you a beautifully branded online presence:
- Rediscover + Reconnect with Yourself
- Uncover Your Passions + Align Your Life
- Craft Your Business Vision
- Create Your Online Presence
- Make Money Doing What You Love
I’m not your average business coach, brand strategist, or online marketer… I teach my clients Intuitive Branding, Marketing and Business Building, which allows them to create a unique business that’s truly aligned with who they are, the work that lights them up, and who they deeply want to serve. No generic blueprints or strategies. I truly believe no matter what your passions, personality, or big dream/vision, there’s a business model, marketing strategy, and audience for you.
Click here to learn more about working with me!
Still curious about me?
Here are some random tidbits to hold you over…
- I spell my name with three Es and telling people “Steven-ie” helps them remember (and laugh). Twilight author Stephenie Meyer copied me (obviously).
- I eat ice cream with a fork.
- I have a 1975 Corvette Stingray named Victoria.
I’m so clumsy I can roll my ankle on an elliptical. Yes, that exercise machine that you don’t even have to lift your feet off of to use.I’ve since learned how to get up and balance on a medicine ball with one leg (like a true circus animal).
- I’m an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
- I taught myself to develop custom WordPress websites one random “I wonder what this will do” tweak at a time. Anything’s possible my friends.
- My first ever website was designed entirely in Flash and can be viewed here.
- I’m a mom to two crazy cat kids… Mad Max and Dexter.
- I graduated a year early from high school.
- I grew up mostly in New Mexico and am a sucker for anything with GOOD green chile on it (none of that canned, flavorless stuff).
- I don’t use my pinkies for anything, even typing (weird, I know).
- I would make an excellent getaway driver.
- I’m quite possibly the most curious person you’ve ever met. For every one thing you say to me, I have at least five more questions for you.
- I could live off Thai food and Jamba Juice. Easily.