I was born in Mexico to a father who I would lose to cancer at thirteen months. My mother would face adversity and struggle raising a daughter alone, and a few years later would cross a border hoping to find better opportunities. These events brought challenges and gifts that shaped who I am today. All of my experiences taught me about mindset, sources of power, service, hard work, honor, and respect.
Some might argue that the chances were high that I might grow up with a mindset of lack and fear, and that I might give in to anxiety, or even depression. Instead I became strong, resilient, and highly spiritual. From a young age I was a leader and a role model. I influenced people to love themselves, to love others, to strive for their personal best, and to never let anyone tell them something was not possible. With help from my mother and by working various jobs, I earned a graduate degree. I earned leadership roles in the professional world, and then a place at the executive leadership table. I mentored, developed and coached others into their next level of performance. I travelled extensively, mostly alone, and lived in foreign countries navigating more cultures and new languages. I experienced two marriages, a divorce, motherhood, job loss both by choice and layoff, and much more. Each phase required a clear purpose, focus and discipline. I chose to take the gifts and the learnings and design the next chapter. The most valuable lesson I learned was that if I kept showing up every day living in gratitude, knowing without a doubt that everything was working for my good, anything was possible.
The internal version of my personal journey began at the age of six, believing in something that I could not see and acting as if it was reality. This has been the absolute critical foundation for my life. Faith plays a major role in how I live my life, in gratitude and confidence that there is an omniscient higher source ready to give us the desires of our heart. Still very young, I saw a book on a bookshelf in our home. The Power of Positive Thinking... It planted a seed about how thoughts influence our reality. As an adult I became fascinated with psychology, emotional intelligence, spiritual practices around the globe, the concept of mindfulness, and meditation. More recently, neuroscience and quantum theory have begun to influence my approach to life and how we can make positive changes in ourselves and create success. There is a theme in my thinking and experiences. We have a choice in how we think, feel and react to life. We can create just about anything we want!
In my work I learned about organizational development and helped individuals and leadership teams grow and improve performance using business tools and concepts. I then became a Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming. After twenty years of experience and continuous learning, I now combine my business experience and the powerful, unique tools of NLP to facilitate individual development and transformational breakthroughs. Watching courageous individuals transform themselves is an honor and extraordinarily inspiring. It brings me incredible joy to serve by helping clients see and fulfill their full potential.