Hi and welcome!
I’m Wendy. It’s truly an honor to have you here. I love helping moms create lives they love. I do that by coaching moms like you to start simple passion-based coaching businesses that give you more time and money for your family and self-care.
SOMETHING HAD TO CHANGE
A few years ago I was burnt out, super stressed and totally overwhelmed. I felt like I was living out the movie “Groundhog Day” — but with “mommy guilt” on top of it all. Mornings were a mad rush to get breakfast and lunches ready, hunting for my kids’ shoes and screaming at everyone to get out the door so I wouldn’t be late for work again at my corporate management job. Then at work I was bored and unmotivated to play office politics. It felt deep down like I was missing out on my life. And that terrified me. After work I carted my kids to endless activities and faced the dreaded question, “What should I make for dinner?” By the time I put the kids to bed, I was exhausted. At the end of the day, I hadn’t spent enough quality time with them and had no energy left for my spouse. I felt like I never had time to take care of running the household: piles of laundry everywhere, dirty dishes in the sink and instead of spending quality time with the family on the weekends I was playing “catch up” running errands. On top of it all we were struggling financially, living way beyond our means trying to “Keep up with the Joneses.” Why? Mommy guilt, being bored with my job and wanting more meaningful work helping people, and just not feeling like my life was worthwhile. Every day I was scared to death, wondering, “Are we going to be homeless?” “What’s going to happen to our family?” The fact is, I was financially, emotionally, spiritually and physically bankrupt. Like a hamster stuck in a wheel, wondering what was the point of it all… Sound familiar?
MY YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION
It’s difficult to work full time, be a devoted spouse and connect with family. All that stress, overwhelm and fear finally led to a breakdown. I couldn’t live like this any longer. I needed a huge change in my lifestyle and was determined to find a better way. I began exploring new ways of thinking about life and money and doing a lot of inner work. Very quickly, my life completely transformed. That included totally changing my mindset around money. Money, I learned, was a tool I could use as leverage to create a life I loved. It was not something I should use and abuse to numb my stress, discontent and lack of fulfillment. I started to create my OWN version of the “American Dream,” living my life with wholeness and integrity and starting a business. Even better, I finally felt real joy return to my life. And our money? We went from negative savings the previous year to saving over $40,000 during my year of transformation! That was life changing and amazing in so many ways. With more money I could actually have the life I loved — doing what I wanted to do and spending more time with my family. That also meant I could give my special needs son, and younger daughter, the time and attention they deserved. Like I said…life changing. Getting into a good financial position also meant I had a significant emergency fund to leave my job as a corporate monkey and start my business as a Financial Empowerment coach. I wanted to teach moms the things I learned that created such a dramatic shift in my life. I’ll never forget the day I left my corporate job to focus on my life and my business. It was a HUGE turning point because I no longer needed to ask permission to do what I wanted with my time… More time and flexibility for my family. Volunteering at my kids’ school. Taking vacations. Dropping them off and picking them up from school. Spending quality time with them every day. Having time to prepare dinner without feeling stressed. Time to take care of laundry and errands in between client calls. I felt like my life was in-balance for the first time. My marriage also improved because I was no longer giving sloppy seconds, thirds or really, fourths to my husband. And I had time for my health and self-care for the first time in sooo long. I even had time for a social life! Finally, I was living my life on MY terms. Having a coaching business gave me the opportunity to do all that and still have an enormous positive impact on people’s lives.
HELPING MOMS TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES
While I was able to erase my mommy guilt, I saw other moms struggling to choose between work and survival or staying at home feeling intellectually under-stimulated and financially strapped. I also felt compassion as so many moms I knew struggled and failed trying multi-level marketing. My heart went out to all the moms who admitted to me how “stuck” they felt. This is why I started my program to teach moms like you how to start your own businesses as coach doing what you are passionate about. I want you to have more time and money for what matters — to have a life you truly love. Since starting this business, it’s been amazing to see so many moms start their own Coaching businesses, feel empowered, and finally live life on their own terms.