A wife, mother and yes a G’Mama, and like most people spent many years watching from the sidelines as life passed by. I had a corporate career that I loved yet didn’t feel fulfilled at the end of most days. I felt as if I was living a facade, (pretty convincingly) yet often confused about the value I brought to the table. I overcompensated to feel important; the more accolades received, the harder I worked. And you guessed it – I was addicted to validation. This quote by Jim Morrison sums it up:
“Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending- performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act.”
Every day, it is 100% our responsibility to live in divine purpose. In part, it means being aware of your authentic presence, what really matters at the moment, and positively impacting whatever you touch. Thank God for a second wind!
Do you know that how you “SEE” yourself affect how you see the world around you? How you live, work and play? It affects the decisions you make and how you show up in every situation and relationship. When you SEE yourself clearly and focus on the beauty of your unique strengths, you can bring the change you desire at work, at home and wherever you spread your wings.
I was born in Los Angeles, California. The third eldest of eight children, it was my responsibility to help care for my younger siblings; which quickly taught me how to lead and resolve conflict. My love of learning helped me excel in school. Despite becoming a teenage mom, I persevered in a journey of manifesting my best and most authentic self, in and out of the workplac.
After more than 30 years in corporate America I wanted to create an impact that was just ME! In 2014, Lyfe Smarts LLC. was founded. It’s my coaching, training and relationship building platform designed to combine experience with strategies that cultivate and improve relationships.
Good relationship and communication are important qualities when working with others. Count on me to operate with integrity, founded on a core set of values and skills that bring the greatest experience for my clients. I hold a Master’s in Business, am a speaker, Certified Master and Strengths Coach, Strengths Strategy Facilitator, and People Acuity Specialist™ for Interdependent relationships.
As a giver, I serve as Vice Chairwoman with Dress for Success, Oklahoma City. Dress for Success, OKC is a non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. In addition to supporting other non-profits in my community, I’m living and loving life with my husband, Michael.