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After a few years of working in agencies, I started my own freelance creative agency. This was an exciting time in my life. I was young, creative, and self-employed. I was able to partner with large agencies as well as build my own clientele specializing in fashion, beauty, and women-owned businesses.

I designed everything from environmental signage, packaging, print, and front-end web design. My skill sets eventually went beyond design and I began to craft brand strategies for my clients. 

Then, several years later, everything came crashing down.

The journey to pursue my purpose was a long and winding road. 

When I was little, I wanted to be a lawyer, because I really liked the idea of that higher level of thinking, debating, and the opportunity to change the laws of our land. My idealism followed me to college, but after seeing the realities of that career path, I knew it wasn’t for me. 

What I didn’t know then was how transformative a Nike basketball commercial would be to the rest of my life. That’s when I understood that creativity can invoke change. I switched my major to Advertising and Marketing and never looked back. I then earned a degree in graphic design.

The journey to pursue my purpose was a long and winding road. 

When I was little, I wanted to be a lawyer, because I really liked the idea of that higher level of thinking, the debating back and forth and the opportunity to change the laws of our land. My idealism followed me to college, but after seeing the realities of that career path, I knew it wasn’t for me. 

What I didn’t know then was how transformative a Nike basketball commercial would be to the rest of my life. That’s when I understood that creativity can create change. I switched my major to Advertising and Marketing and never looked back. I even went back to school, and received a degree in graphic design so I could be on the creative side of the advertising industry.

After a few years of working in agencies, I started my own freelance creative agency. This was an exciting time in my life. I was young, creative, and self-employed. I was able to partner with large agencies as well as build my own clientele specializing in fashion, beauty, and women-owned businesses. I designed everything from environmental signage, packaging, print, and front-end web design. My skill sets eventually went beyond design and I began to craft brand strategies for my clients. 

Then, several years later, everything came crashing down. I had to close my business and focus on getting a job.

so that I can help others discover their purpose with clarity and intention 

I Became the Person I Once Needed

Little girls with dreams become women with vision.

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.

Oprah Winfrey

In order to stop the financial bleeding, I had to get a retail job. I was earning less money in my 30's than at 19. Yes, you read that right!  I have no problem admitting it wasn’t easy. Nothing worth having ever is, right? 

A random encounter led to a Visiting Scholar position at Brookhaven College and provided me another piece to my career puzzle. Teaching.

I spent three years teaching graphic design and brand strategy to freshman and sophomore college students. I loved it! Teaching led to my desire to empower people to develop their own meaningful career paths.

This was the hardest and most embarrassing time of my life.

ABOUT MY COACHING SERVICES

I coach professionals who want to align their skills with a new passion but are not sure where or how to start.