Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
I'm a Personal Style Coach. My current focus is to help women who want to run for office or leadership positions within their organizations. It is imperative to reach parity at the top.
Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?
I joined Ellevate recently, but have been following it since before my move to the US a year and a half ago. I love the podcast, the emails, the programs and the different levels of membership. It feels smart, current and progressive.
My favorite event thus far was the panel discussion on Women in Politics hosted by Ellevate DC this past Fall. I was blown away by the professional achievements of the women speaking, their experience, articulate and thoughtful responses and authentic engagement. I was heartened by the passionate and often vulnerable questions from members of the audience.
How would you define your professional mission?
To help you feel beautiful and confident every day.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
Compassion, curiosity, persistence, organization, a great eye and an open heart.
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
Converting my 1:1 coaching program into a group master class format so I can offer my services to more women at a lower price point.
What are some career challenges on your radar?
Finding a publisher for my book proposal! I have the agent; now we have to find the right editor. I am hoping this will happen in 2019.
What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?
Creating a personal style formula that works. As far as I know, no one else is doing this and it is deeply necessary to teach women how to master this crucial skill.
We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?
When I left corporate, I sent an email out to friends and family asking them to tell me what to do. They responded with what I do today: talk, write and encourage women to increase their confidence and visibility; help women make shopping easy and sustainable; build a business that is a model of possibility for ambitious Moms.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Witnessing my clients' transformations.
What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?
Women have passion, purpose and drive to make the world a better place and they are more than how they look. However, showing up as the best version of yourself telegraphs that you are in control of your destiny. I want to bring these two hitherto disparate pieces together to give women the keys they need to step into their own spotlight with confidence.
Who are your role models?
Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama and Brene Brown
What is your morning ritual?
Wake up slowly, meditate and sip my cappuccino by the fire or outside, then get to work! When my husband is away, I do this before my kids need to wake up.
What is your favorite social media site? Why?
I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. I love how it connects me to so many of my favorite people across the globe, but I hate what they've done with their power and resources.
What does success look like to you?
A thriving business that helps other women succeed but also gives me the grace and flexibility to be happy and healthy myself, raise great kids, enjoy my partnership with my husband and be a wonderful sister and friend.
Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
Of course! It's a constant struggle, but we have a daily family gratitude practice that helps bring things into perspective.
What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?
Talk to me! I am happy to offer my lessons learned and reach out a helping hand.
What is the best career advice you ever received?
My Mom always used to say, "Being nervous means you'll have a great performance." I've reminded myself of this every single time I've set a goal that terrifies me -- and she's always been right!
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
Find a true partner who will co-parent with you -- and if your partner isn't there yet, let him/her know what you need, then figure out a plan to get there.
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Personal Style Coach
PERSONAL STYLE COACH | SPEAKER and AUTHOR: I love what I do and the results I am honored to witness each time I work with the smart, ambitious women I get to call my clients. Would you love that to be you? Me, too! WHY DAILYOUTFIT? No one else is talking about how to create personal style. Fashionistas talk about who has great personal style and who doesn't. Almost any stylist can help you re-organize your... Continue Reading
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