Disconnected From It All
My own life journey has been focused on personal and professional growth. As a teenager and young adult, I silently struggled with low self-esteem and depression. For a long time, I felt disconnected from who I was and from how to express my true self to my friends, family, and coworkers. I believed things would always be this way. The problem was that I was seeing my life through the wrong lens. I was focused on my struggle instead of seeing things differently.
The SHIFT – The Heart of Who I Am & What Matters to Me!
I remember a therapist explaining to me that depression can be viewed as anger turned inward. After years of depression, this was a mind-changing moment for me. I had spent the majority of my life avoiding anger and other feelings. My fear of public speaking, fear of failure, even fear of success!
The big shift in perspective for me was to bring my focus back to myself. I needed to become more aware of what was actually going on with me to overcome adversity. What did I falsely believe about myself?
What is the actual truth about me? The truth about me from my heart vs. something my ego is trying to convince me of.
I spent over twenty years of journaling and taking additional steps to ultimately show compassion and love for myself. This enabled me to gain a sense of awareness of who I am and what amazing gifts I can bring to the world. Now, my passion is to guide individuals, corporate teams and organizations to the heart of what truly matters to them. Through my company, Engage Coaching Group, I am able to bring my passion to others. I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, an author, a coach, and a teacher. I have over fifteen years of combined business development experience in the financial services and technology industries. My Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology is from Clearmind International Institute, and my Bachelor of Business Administration is from Simon Fraser University with a major in Human Resource Management. I am a member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada.
These days, my life is all about teaching and guiding others. I strive to show them how to grow through becoming more engaged and connected to themselves.