It’s been quite a ride – and I’m going to tell you something I never dreamed I would ever say in my life.
Okay, here it is: I’ve been divorced twice.
So imagine all the emotional, physical and financial upheaval not once – but twice within eight years. Here’s the thing though – I know that all I’ve been through has prepared me to help women just like you!
Everything, my friend, happens for a reason and often, a higher purpose to serve others. If you’re going through a divorce or breakup now – or are on the other side – I get it. And if you’re dealing with someone who is toxic like a narcissist or sociopath you have a special place in my heart. Because that was me too.
So how did I get here?
Long before I was a TV reporter and entrepreneur, I grew up in Upstate New York on a dairy farm. But I always dreamed of a bigger life – traveling the world and living in a big city.
I went away to college, studied at Oxford University for a year, did a research fellowship in Ghana, West Africa and Jamaica, then attended Columbia University’s School of Journalism in New York City.
I worked for ten years as an award-winning producer and television reporter in New York City, Fargo, Albany, and Philadelphia. And, at the start of my journalism career, was on a Pulitzer Prize winning reporting team for the newspaper Newsday.
I left the demanding TV news schedule to do public relations at Pepsi, served as editorial director of Vassar College, and ultimately became a health and wellness entrepreneur so I had more flexibility as a mom. So, I know a little bit about reinventing yourself.
I’ve coached hundreds of women in business and through my empowerment group Strong Savvy Women which I hope you’ll join as a support community. And, by leading networking groups for women and speaking with them one on one, I am intimately aware of the challenges we tackle.
If you’re like me, you’ve faced your share of life’s obstacles and heartaches. Times when you look around and say, “How is this my life now? What happened? What do I do next? Who can help me?”
I’m here to help you on your journey to becoming a Freedom Warrior. So let’s get started!
The best, my friend, is yet to be.
I’m on a mission to help women take their power back before, during and after divorce. Many of my coaching clients have/had narcissistic spouses and have suffered abuse. They are warriors who heal, rebuild and are amazing examples for their children. I am also passionate about educating all women to spot toxic people who can try to ruin your life – before it’s too late. Let’s Talk!
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