I am a Certified Mindset Coach through the Institute for Coaching Mastery.
Mastery Method Coaching certification from Alyssa Nobriga’s Certified Coaching Mastery Program
Impact Woman of the Year Finalist,
American Heart Association
Co-Author of The Soulology Chronicles- stories of women who have persevered and have turned their mess into their message.
LIFE CAN CHANGE IN AN INSTANT.
One moment, I was living a perfect childhood; filled with amazing family and close friends. The next, I suddenly was without my mom and had to adapt to life without her. My passion for tennis and family support helped me grieve, but I made the best out of what life had given me.
Fast forward to age 34, the same age my mom was when she passed. I was a successful sales professional who took out my stress in the gym. One moment, I was running five glorious miles and feeling amazing, and the next, I just didn’t feel right. My head was foggy. I couldn’t swallow. I took an ambulance to the hospital, and the doctor confirmed it.
I had suffered a stroke.
IN ONE MORNING, MY LIFE HAD COMPLETELY CHANGED.
I went from being a healthy athlete, to a stroke survivor who needed help with everything. And it took me to some dark places.
I never received any kind of warning about the layers I would have to go through throughout my recovery. No one tells you how much mental resilience you will need to carry you through multiple life-changing events. All while trying to make it through to the other side of trauma.
At first, my brain instinctively shoved my emotions to the side to keep me focused on my biggest challenge: survival. Learning how to keep my balance, remembering how to swallow safely, and other normal parts of life that I had never thought to appreciate before my stroke.
When it was clear that I was “out of the woods”, my brain opened up the gates for my emotions. They slammed into me. Hard. And I discovered, like most trauma survivors do, the real work begins after the danger has passed.
My new normal required me to adjust, but I didn’t want the “new” normal. I wanted my normal back. I was frustrated, grieving, a bit lost. I was stuck.
THEN, I WAS READY TO COMMIT TO MYSELF.
I hired an incredible life coach who gently and enthusiastically partnered with me on my new life journey. My friend, my gratitude to my life coach knows no bounds. Deseri Garcia helped me focus on new goals, gave me the clarity I needed to imagine a new future, and ultimately was there for me as I made peace, learned to thrive, and pushed through the difficulty to embrace my new life.
It’s the best and bravest work I’ve ever done.
I now have a passion to help others who find themselves on a similar journey. No matter the major life change that you experience, a supportive coach and a practical plan can be the difference between suffering and thriving.
As your coach, when you’re feeling lost, stuck, frustrated, or in the dark, I will be the one to hand you the flashlight and stick around until morning.
I dedicated myself to becoming a Mastery Method Coach through Alyssa Nobriga, and now I can help you:
- Redefine your purpose.
- Regain your confidence.
- Embrace the new version of you.
I understand the unique challenges that come with your life being turned upside down. I’ve been there. The last thing you need is judgment, pressure, or false positivity.
Sometimes you just need a cheerleader.
Other times, likE now, you need a coach!
I can’t wait to be on your team.
Approximately a decade ago I learned that life is a journey, not a destination. I’ve learned to pay attention when someone or something keeps showing up in my life and trust that there is a purpose even if I do not understand the purpose in the moment. Jennifer kept showing up in my life. I decided to trust there was a reason and “Just Committed” to a six-month journey with Jennifer. With Jennifer by my side, I was able to discover my values and understand parts of me years of therapy had not touched. Therapy was essential in teaching me about my anxiety and how to manage the condition, while Jennifer’s coaching has guided me to begin understanding my truth, worthiness, and root cause for the anxiety. Not only am I practicing more self-compassion, I see my family transforming by communicating more compassionately. As my initial six months has approached, I know that I want Jennifer by my side to help guide me in discovering my “mantle and mission”.