I was 40 years old, married with 2 young kids and running a successful consulting business when the 2008 recession hit. Within a matter of weeks, my world crumbled around me.. I lost 75% of my income. The financial stress bore down heavily on my already fragile marriage. I felt paralyzed with fear as I watched my dream die and my marriage fall apart.
I had lost my sparkle , my fire, joy. I felt defeated, exhausted and paralyzed with fear. In 2013, after yet another spirit-depleting argument with my husband, I scraped my dignity off the floor, told myself I deserved better than this and summoned the courage to leave my marriage. I had to start all over again. I had to find a new home and figure out how to parent without living with my kids. I was terrified! How was I going to start all over again at 45? Could I start my business again? Maybe I’m too old? Maybe it’s too late? Would I be taken seriously? Would I be seen as out-dated? Who would hire me?
I didn’t have all the answers, but I knew If I didn’t try, I’d regret it for the rest of my life. Somehow I crawled my way out of the doubt, picked myself up and dusted myself off. I remembered what I had achieved once before and I knew I had still had my best work within me. It took a while, but I relaunched my business. I found a new love. I saw my kids everyday, supported them and watched them grow into amazing, inspirational young adults.
I chose to focus my business on serving women over 40 like myself, who are facing challenges, transition and cross-roads at this mid-point in their lives. Women who feel stuck, confused, disenchanted or unfulfilled. I help them to elevate their personal style, communication skills and behaviours to make them more confident, credible and marketable so they can turn their mid-life crisis into a mid-life manifestation of their dreams! It’s never too late and you’re never too old!