It is easy to "love" other people. It is easy to give everything. It is easy to understand others and make them feel good about themselves.
My focus is to help our young adults 17-25 grow and live their best life.
Let me tell you a little about me. I was a helicopter parent.
A helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a cosseter) is a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions. Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they "hover overhead", overseeing every aspect of their child's life constantly. A helicopter parent is also known to strictly supervise their children in all aspects of their lives, including in social interactions.
I had the best intentions. I wanted to make sure his life was easier than mine. What ended up happening was a lack of self confidence, issues with authority and a low self-esteem.
First I apologized, then we got to work. It has been a slow process taking small actions regularly. He is a healthy, happy 21 year old.
Through most of my life I struggled with the concept of loving me. Somewhere along my journey I lost my voice, I found guilt, fear, anger, sadness and disgust in myself. I didn't feel I had the knowledge or status to voice my thoughts and ideas.
Through learning and understanding what my values were, my communication style, how to build strong relationships, learning who I am and learning to lead myself I found my voice. I learned that communicating and building relationships with my values at the forefront of my mind I have created peace, reduced anxiety, worry and stress. I sleep better at night knowing I did my best and communicated with integrity, faith and courage. I can have those hard conversations I tried to avoid most of my life. I have confidence in seeking to understand and asking questions instead of jumping to conclusions or making assumptions.
I have spent years observing, developing, learning and understanding the value of effective communication, leadership and developing relationships. I have found my passion in helping young adults and businesses to grow, to learn and to succeed with an unshakable foundation. I have many stories of failures and triumphs to share, to motivate and to encourage anyone who is looking be better tomorrow than they are today.
I would like to give credit to Family, friends and mentors in my life for providing, A#$ kicking, the details and insight I use in my daily life. Thank you: to my husband Andrew, for supporting me even when it was hard, my sister Kimberly for always being there through the ugly crying and tantrums of failure, my brother Bob and sister-in-law Sandy for helping me through some of the toughest times in my life and my mom who has always encouraged me to be my best self, kind, caring and understanding. Thank you to Cyndi Wallace-Sipes for helping understand boundaries. Virginia Phillips, Robert and Vanessa Raymond, Niki Cicak, Lila Veronica and my personal coach Scott Aksamit for providing the courage to keep moving forward when all I wanted to do was quit. Authors -Berne Brown, John Maxwell, Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar and many more!