I HELP creatives focus on their GOALS & PRODUCE RESULTS.
You’re a creative professional with a drive for success. You know where you want to be in your personal and professional life but how to get there keeps tripping you up.
You’ve been putting in the hours and doing the work but for some reason, it still feels like you’re not finding the success, money or recognition you’re after. You wish you could just figure it out already and know that all the effort you’re putting in is actually making a difference.
I HEAR YOU BECAUSE I’VE BEEN THERE TOO
I’m a business and life coach for creative professionals who know what they want but are struggling with making it happen. They’re driven and motivated but tired of feeling like they're spinning their wheels. I help them get out of their head so they can follow through on their ideas and build momentum in their business.
ALL I WANTED WAS TO BE SUCCESSFUL
In my twenties I was a go getter. I was obsessed with two things - working and making money.
As a television producer and director, I lived to work. The excitement of travelling around the world, the prestige of seeing my name on screens all over the world, the rush I would get when calling ACTION! on set.
As a kid from the suburbs of Chicago, I couldn’t believe that this was my life!
I loved every minute of it.
BUT AFTER A WHILE, BURN OUT SET IN
About 7 years into my career, I started to notice cracks in my life.
My schedule looked like a Jenga puzzle; ready to crash at any moment.
My life was heavily dominated by work with little time for maintaining friendships and relationships. It felt like chunks of my life were missing from being MIA so much.
I was taking jobs that I didn’t love out of fear of not knowing when the next one would come along.
I’d watch other creatives that I'd admired work insanely long hours and put their personal lives on hold. They became complacent and put their passion projects on the back burner.
They were successful, but they'd lost their mojo.
These days, I have the best of both worlds. I've blended my career in entertainment with my coaching practice which allows me to do the two things I love everyday and my job is to help you do the same.
I DIDN’T REALIZE I HAD LOST MY MOJO TOO
The spark that I had in my twenties was fading.
I stopped finishing the passion projects I’d started and became one of those people that talked about what they were doing more than actually doing it.
I wanted so badly to keep moving up the ladder but with each step I took, I became more and more exhausted.
I was so consumed with my career and being successful that I became paralyzed from making any decisions in fear of making the wrong ones.
My social life became non-existent. I used to joke that the only thing friends could count on me for was for was to not be there because I wouldn’t commit to anything just in case a gig popped up.
My friends told me they missed the positive, upbeat person I used to be. They were tired of this new person I’d become - someone who was constantly complaining and worrying about everything.
My marriage was falling apart and after spending years on the road for work, I was growing tired and my attitude was turning cynical.
In short - I didn’t like who I’d become.
I had always felt that no matter what was thrown my way, I’d figure out a way to handle and rise above it. I never let what people thought of me get me down. I had always kept a positive attitude.
Slowly, I no longer felt like that person.
I KNEW I HAD TO MAKE A CHANGE
Even though I was feeling burned out at work, I couldn’t imagine not being surrounded by creative types anymore. Their energy and passion felt like fuel to me.
As I started to dissect the times in my work where I was still lit up, I realized it was when I was helping those around me focus on what was important to them.
It was when I was able to utilize my over-a-decade of experience of taking an idea and making it come to life in the entertainment industry
It was the times I would help an actor work through something off screen that was affecting her on screen performance and she could use it as motivation to make her performance better.
It was when I would work through a communication issue with my team so that everyone understood and respected each other and was on the same page.
It was how I could help turn that creative’s idea into an actual business by talking through the logistics with him.
The fuel I felt from helping others make their ideas a reality was the key to getting my own mojo back.
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
I’d been helping teams conceive, create and execute their projects as well as
coaching creatives, veteran talent and newbies in front of the camera long before I realized coaching was a career itself.
After over a decade in the entertainment industry I became a certified coach.
Today I have the best of both worlds. I still get to connect with creative professionals and support them. Now I also help them channel their passion and motivation into focused action.
Creating a career where I get to work with others as they turn their ideas into a reality and create success on their terms has been the best decision I ever made.
Instead of feeling burned out and lost each day, I come to work feeling motivated and inspired.
Look, I know I’m not the only one who’s felt stuck in their life but I’ll tell you this - for me, the struggle and searching it took to get here has been 100% worth it….and I bet you’d feel the same once you’re on the other side.
FEELING STUCK AND NEED SOME HELP?
If you’re unclear about what to work on first in your business or personal life or tired of feeling like all you do is work, let’s talk!
If want to figure out how to make sure all the effort you’re putting in is actually making a difference or you need help getting organized and focused with your next project, I’d love to help.