When I was 13, I was determined to be a lawyer, and starting then, I focused on that goal without really considering the implications. At 17, I left the comfort of my home in Honolulu. I started my college career in southern California and in New York City where I began a quiet struggle to establish a healthy relationship with my body and myself that would last for years and negatively affect many aspects of my life. At 22, I began what I thought would begin the pinnacle of my journey, law school, and finally start the career I thought I was meant to have.
At 24, I met the man who I would eventually marry and with whom I would have two beautiful children. At 27, I got married, and almost two years later, we moved to London, where I took a deep breath and left the security and prestige of my job as a corporate lawyer in order to begin an adventure at an American start-up company in London.
Throughout this process, even though I did well professionally and had a fulsome personal life, my self-esteem and confidence ebbed and flowed, ebbing, I would say, more than it flowed. In retrospect, I recognize that I passed up a number of opportunities because I lacked faith in my abilities and maintained a number of self-limiting beliefs.
Then, I had an epiphany that changed everything.
By 30, I had practiced law in New York for a number of years and functioned as a corporate executive in the United Kingdom. It was in London that I discovered that I did not have to trudge to work just to collect a paycheck. I realized that didn’t have to be bored at work or with any part of my existence.
I realized that I could love each and every aspect of my life.
I was 30 when I experienced this revelation. I finally realized where I excelled and what I was meant to do both professionally and personally. It was momentous for me to understand that I could truly have passion in all aspects of my life.
I didn’t act upon my epiphany immediately. After three years of hemming and hawing (I will admit to fear of starting a new venture while the golden handcuffs of a stable job with a fancy title and significant paycheck came so easily), and deciding to put a career that my parents were proud of behind me, I finally listened to my instincts and founded Forward Options. I began helping girls and women of all ages find optimal happiness and success in life.
Through Forward Options Executive Options, Life Coaching and group workshops, I offer you the opportunity to benefit from my epiphany and to have one, or many, of your own. I invite you to learn tools and strategies that will enable you to feel fantastic about yourself, move confidently through new situations and create extraordinary experiences. Together, we’ll create a safe environment for you to face your fears and manifest fulfilling experiences at work and at play.
Through the strategies I’ve developed for academic, personal and professional fulfillment over the years, I can help you to:
- Harness your self-love, confidence and self-esteem
- Find enjoyment and passion for your work — your purpose
- Move upward and forward in your career
- Communicate effectively
- Present your best self (and be true to yourself at the same time)
- Create a life that you love
- Maximize your relationships, both at work and at play
- Discover how appreciation and positivity can motivate you and create success
- Lose weight and adopt a healthy and fit lifestyle
- Approach life transitions confidently
- Clarify your goals
I encourage you to set high standards for yourself and give your very best in any situation so that you can reach your goals. I want you to appreciate that it is YOU who controls the quality of your life. It is YOU who chooses what to do and whether to optimize your innate skills and talents to ultimately choose your success.
I understand how challenging it is for people of all ages to consistently be happy with themselves and with their accomplishments. I’ve been there. I realize how difficult it can be to look at the road ahead and have faith that you will be able to do everything that you want to do. I’ve been there too. I understand the fears and insecurities associated with moving forward in life — at whatever stage of life you’re in — toward the things that you want and that you deserve. I’ve definitely been there.
I’ve coached individuals at various stages in their lives. I work with you to create individual solutions to your challenges and find ways to interrupt old patterns that have been stopping you from getting you to where you want to be.
Forward Options provides a forum in which clients can rediscover, or even discover for the first time, their value, their strength and their ability to create the options that will lead them to an ideal existence!
Take a look through our site and see how we can help you. I’d love for you to have your own life-changing epiphany.