I used to have a poster on my office wall that said “Nothing in life is certain except for change” and it has certainly been my life experience as well. I’m an American transplant living in Oz since 1999. Originally from Colorado, you’d find me hiking amongst the rocks and mountains. Now I live in Sydney near the bush and beach, and I have taken up kayaking. I’m an avid traveler, foodie and reader. My Aussie hubby, his extremely large family and our cat provide me with a full life down under, although I still have strong ties to my US roots and come “home” roughly every 18 months.
After 12 successful years in ITC sales ending as an executive, I realized that the higher I climbed the corporate ladder, the further I got from working with people, my passion. Fuelled with self-importance in a country where I knew virtually no one I started my own leadership consultancy. Not one of my more rational moments, I assure you. Ten years on and many slices of humble pie later, I’m fulfilling my passion as a professional facilitator and coach who supports people through transformational growth.
Living overseas has been the most enriching and difficult thing I’ve ever done. It challenges my beliefs, rattles my identity and continues to fatten the wisdom I carry with me every day. The blog twoplacescalledhome is an exploration of my journey and next step along this scenic path. I hope that by sharing both my professional experience and my personal journey, my posts will support your transitions in everyday life. It’s my small way of giving back some of the support I’ve received throughout the years.