Kind words from women around the world…
“María has taught me how to get busy living.”
“I now have greater insight into myself to redefine my goals … with tangible steps to achieve them.”
“… she helped me to feel more secure in moving forward.”
“I am now empowered to regain the balance I lost …”
“… I began to feel stronger and more confident than I had ever felt in my life.”
Learn to Increase Your Resiliency
I’ve had my share of experiences with life-shattering events that threatened to change me and my life profoundly. Finding my way through and beyond them, by making choices that serve me, and learning that we are not meant to do this hard life-stuff alone, inspired me to help other women do it better than I did at first.
I am a career and life coach who helps women build resiliency as they work through major life events, rather than get derailed.
I believe it takes creating a firm foundation that supports you. It takes a willingness to change and make different choices, and it takes courage to step into your place of power. I can help you put the pieces of your life back together again in a new way, making room for new possibilities while being grounded in your own voice, values, and vision.
Learn to design a new life that will turn your world right side up again. Let’s move you beyond going through the motions—just coping and surviving—so you can thrive in all areas of your life: at home, at work, and at play.
Why is This Time Different?
You know you have survived events like this before, but THIS ONE feels different.
This one feels like it might finally derail you for good if you don’t do something about it.
Divorce? Loss of a loved one? Caregiving? Retirement? Layoff? Career change?
Any of these events have the power to derail even the strongest women among us, especially when it’s One. Change. Too. Many.
- Are you just going through the motions?
- Is “auto-pilot” your normal mode?
- Are you tired of living behind the mask that shows everyone you’re “just fine”?
- Has your usual resiliency left the building?
- Is it time to move beyond just coping and surviving?
You are not alone!
I’ve lived through major shifts in my life over and over again and became hardened to how I was feeling. I stuffed my emotions so deeply, just to get through the day, that I couldn’t feel much of anything anymore. I just kept on going, wearing a mask and a suit of armor to protect me, conditioning myself by pretending everything is fine—going through the motions. Until this one time, when something within me broke, I couldn’t summon up the resiliency to keep plowing through. When I hit that pivotal moment, I had no choice but to reach for help.
It was my turning point.
Sometimes we need a trusted hand to help us find our way back after being derailed. I found mine and she saved my life. I’m inspired to help other women make different choices and thrive, as I have learned to. I am proof that it is possible. I encourage women to give themselves permission to rediscover who they are, take off the mask and begin to create a vibrant life which supports them where they are today. I inspire women to step back into their life fully, with more clarity and confidence. They regain their resiliency while putting tools in their treasure chest which will keep them from getting derailed ever again.
That’s what I call thriving!
From Darkness to Light — Learning to Adapt to Change & Move Through Transition
One question I’m often asked is, “Why is change so hard?” Some welcome change for the opportunities it brings, while others duck and take cover. And sometimes it just depends on how big the change is before we decide how to react.
It’s human nature to fear the unknown. We’re taught that being in control comes with a sense of safety and security. Yet there is so much that happens in life outside of our control.
A major life event that turns your world upside down can lead you into darkness. Some describe it as a black hole—where there is no light—or a dark tunnel, where you can see light at both ends. They’re certain they don’t want to go back to where they came from, but aren’t sure how to move forward to the light.
This book will teach you what I know about change and transition, the difference between them, and the choices we get to make when change happens. It’s my hope that as we begin to shine the light, it may open your heart and mind to new possibilities that come through change and transition.