Overcoming fears and mastering self-confidence
Want the basics? Mom. Wife. Coach. Instructor. But that’s not what you want to hear. Hell, that’s not what I want to hear! I want to know YOU. What’s deep down and underneath the labels. What’s the real you? Here is a few things that come to mind for myself.
I have a giant birth mark on my middle upper back. My parents put a ‘U’ in my name because the doctor pronounced it wrong when I was born. I love burritos and anything spicy. I have zero tolerance for bullshit. I throw my bead back or slap my knee when I laugh (not at the same time lol) I laugh like an old man. I paid for my own braces as an adult. I hate wearing underwear. I don’t like watermelon. I will never punch another time clock in my life. I love traveling to new and far away places. I want to fix everything even though I know I can’t. My childhood haunts me with the stupid shit I did growing up and the people I hurt. Being vulnerable still scares the shit out of me. I will forever try to be better than I was yesterday.
Here is a little more about me..
I am a Women's Confidence Coach helping women who want to overcome fear and gain CONFIDENCE! I help women who struggle to find their passion and purpose. I help women who are chronically busy, perfectionist, and people-pleasers. Women who are always putting others before themselves.
I help these women master self-confidence and become the person they were meant to be! I help women feel confident in their mind, their bodies, their money, and their career! I help them create the freedom and adventure their soul is screaming for.
I am a mom to a beautiful sassy little girl and a wife to a totally smart ass husband. I am a country girl at heart, living on an acreage with 4 horses, 5 dogs and a cat. I have been on a journey of self-discovery since I discovered "The Secret" in 2006 from my psychology professor at the University of North Iowa. I was hooked..
I used to be a woman who was afraid to show my true self. Ithought the world was an evil place. I lived in a constant state of anxiety and frustration. I hated herself inside. Nobody knew. I was always told how hardcore and tough I was and wore it like a badge of honor.
But really she was mean and afraid.
For me to really be “hardcore”, I had to travel the journey of self discovery. Being able to speak my mind freely. Calling myself out on my BS. Feeling the way I want to feel and doing the things I want to do. Working through thoughts, feelings, emotions I never even knew I had. Being able to love myself and actually say it out loud. Working through my struggles instead of masking them with work or staying busy. Instead of building up my wall of defense, I invited it all in. Fear. Hate. Frustration. All of it. Looked it right in the face. It’s not so scary up close. It left me with Love. Gratitude. Worthiness. Bravery. Courage. Freedom.
Yes. Freedom. And this is only the beginning.
I am the mother of a beautiful and very spirited little girl. She lights up my world. I am the wife to an amazing husband who I can honestly say, loves me for who I really am. It amazes me how our love for one another continues to grow stronger as the years go on. I live on an acreage in Northwest, IA. I have a weakness for rescue animals so naturally I have 5 large dogs and 4 horses, all of whom I love with my whole heart.
I work at a Therapeutic Riding Center not too far from my home. This non-profit is near and dear to my heart. I have watched miracles happen with animal assisted therapy. I am a PATH Certified Instructor and I love nothing more than teaching.
In addition to that, I had a somewhat rough upbringing so spending time with horses and dogs was therapeutic for me. I had all cards stacked against me but somehow I managed to stay afloat. I barely made it through high school, but managed to make it to college. I graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in both Psychology and Sociology. Working with people has always come naturally to me and the mind fascinates me.
Fast forward to more recent years. I have completed many self study programs such as Hypnotherapy, High Performance Habits, Desire Mapping, Holistic Nutrition, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga, Energy Work, Sales Training, PATH Instructor, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University, Personal Development Coaching, Business Coaching, Miracle Morning Routine, and the list goes on.
But it is not the certifications or education that most qualifies me to mentor you. It is the fact that I have lived through some of life's most difficult circumstances and yet I continue to RISE!