From Corporate to Calling: Transformation in All Forms
Imagine reaching the pinnacle of what people told you success was. The corporate finance job, the six figure income, and all the stuff money could buy – years of hard work - and realizing you left out the most important parts of you – your spirit and soul.
How would that feel?
That's exactly what happened to me five years ago.
At first, there was a few nudges in 2010. For the first time in my life, saying no to more money – 1.5 times my salary – because it didn’t feel right. Then another nudge from an intern that worked for me that opened me up to the possibility of teaching as an adjunct professor so I could be free. Then, a few projects that came my way giving me more intuition and answer to prayer it was time to go. I left corporate America in 2011 knowing I wouldn’t return. I had no idea what was coming.
So, why would I do such a thing? One word: Limitless.
At first, I did consulting for clients for finance and business, and taught at Georgia State as an adjunct Accounting Professor. My passions and purpose had been ignored for so long they didn’t show up right away. I had to get quiet, to reflect, and most importantly of all to get my health right so my mind would be clear.
After years of a yo-yo life in health, wealth, and biz, I had tried so many ways to lose weight I had almost given up. In 2013, Herbalife (#1 Global Nutritional Company) found me and I lost 15 lbs. and kept it off easily. I then decided to do an Olympic Distance Triathlon, and clients started coming to me for coaching. I decided to get certified in Nutrition with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Clients started coming to me left and right simply from sharing my transformation on social media.
I felt split in two.
On one side, I had this consulting company. On, the other I was a coach. Have you ever been there?
I knew I had to go within and gain clarity.
I then faced an earth shattering event.
One of my best friends from college, who we had started non – profits together, companies together, traveled the world together, and countless other memories was diagnosed with cancer. Cancer like Signet Ringlet Carcinoma – barely a 5% survival rate within five years. Janelle was the epitome of unconditional love. I knew this would have a massive impact on countless lives.
I flew to see her in September of 2013 immediately when I found out. Never fathoming that would be the last time I saw her alive. She passed December 21 of that year. If you’ve ever lost someone, and feel powerless to do anything other than pray, you know exactly how I felt. I began to question who I was at that moment. Where was the girl with the infinite possibilities in college? The girl who loved creating a life she loved with ALL she loved? How had I allowed myself to conform to what other people wanted? Losing a lot of myself in the process?
My passions started to return like a waterfall in 2014. A love for our creator grew as I sought spiritual growth, believing in love, energy healings, fitness, travel, writing, giving back and more. It was overwhelming at first. This then turned to a unquenchable desire for limitless growth.
One of the first passions to surface after Janelle’s death was a high school dram of competing in bikini shows resurfaced. Gasp – a prior Corporate Exec, Accountant, on stage in a bikini?! Would I dare? OH. Hell. Yes. I researched lots of teams and found the incredible Team Edge. In July, 2014, I competed in my first National Physique Committee Show in Vegas and placed fourth. I lost over 40 lbs. from the beginning of 2013. For the first time in my life, I began to sustain the transformation. I was beyond blown away and grateful.
I did another show in 2015 with a client of mine as well in San Diego, and plan to compete again in 2017 or early 2018! This then led to countless more clients coming for transformation.