About Me

Hello! I’m Christine

 

I’m so glad you’re here! It’s such a pleasure to meet you! I look forward to learning more about you and since you’re here, I’m guessing you want to know a little more about me. I’m an author, coach and educator on a mission to help women realize their potential and gain confidence to live life by design, with passion and purpose, in any chapter of life.

 

Let me start with the short version of my personal life story.​ I grew up in Pennsylvania but I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 40 years (can’t believe it has been that long). I love the majestic beauty of the Northwest; from the rolling hills of the Palouse to the spectacular beaches of southern Oregon and just about every place in between. My husband and I have backpacked, hiked and biked in some of what I consider the most beautiful places in our country. These days, we are more content to take long walks with our Bouvier des Flandres family member (our fourth one) that makes us smile every day.

On a professional level, I spent 30 years doing public/government affairs work for the electric utility/hydropower industry. While it doesn’t sound very sexy or exciting to most people, I was passionate about my career and I loved the work I was doing. That is until a few years ago when the politics and negativity just began to wear me down. I was still passionate about the industry, its issues and challenges, but I just wasn’t enjoying the work week any more. Worse, my unhappiness was spilling over to my personal life.

I was at a pivotal moment, but instead of thoughtfully designing my next chapter, I made some decisions that nearly caused me to jump off a cliff (figuratively speaking of course, thank goodness). I left corporate America. I had just finished my undergraduate degree through Penn State (you’re never too old). We sold my dream home and lived out of boxes for 10 months. Even though we were living with family, it was still very unsettling, and even a bit (well, really more than a bit) traumatic for me. During that time, we also lost both our Bouvier des Flandres family members; one to cancer at the young age of seven and the other at the age of 13. I felt lost, without a purpose in my personal or professional life. 

I’ve learned to look for the messages in the mess because one (and often more) is always there. When I was introduced to the world of network marketing, I discovered I could build my own business, surrounded by positive, energetic, smart, business-savvy women. This community along with a lot of personal development from books and music along with my spiritual belief led me back to living life by design, with passion and purpose.

And, that’s why I’m here. Because I know I’m not the only woman who wants more. The only woman who is feeling lost. The only woman who longs to leave a profession, career or job but feels stuck. The only woman who wants to live life by design, not default.

Now, if you’re ready, I want to be your guide in doing that for you — designing your next chapter without all the heartache. Because I believe not only can you do it, you deserve it.

Dying to hear more? How about five things you may or may not know about me.

  1. I’m an avid college football fan. I may have lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest, but my football heart is with Penn State where “We Are!”
  2. I am a bit obsessed with my furry family member, Alli. She has quite a following on social media where every week she posts an Alli’s Adventure Log to tell everyone what’s going on in her life.
  3. I love hot, spicy food and can make a mean West Indian roti thanks to my friends in Barbados.
  4. I play the piano — poorly.
  5. I’m a fan of No Shoes Radio (my husband just rolls his eyes).