I used to hide this part of myself

I used to hide this part of myself

I would push it down. Make it small.

To be loved and accepted.
To be approved.
To conform.
To belong.

This part that was different than most of my family.
This part that was not welcomed.

Because it was going against the status quo.
Against the family’s norms and expectations.
Against the way…

  • …things “should” be.
  • …people “should” live their lives.
  • …I ‘should” be a good daughter, niece, and granddaughter.
  • …I ‘should” live my life.


This part of me that craves adventure and freedom.


North Coast of California during my vacation last week 

This part of me that loves…

  • traveling around the world.
  • living in foreign counties. 
  • discovering new places, new cultures, new experiences.
  • going on new adventures whether it’s kayaking, camping, or climbing a peak.

Kayaking on the Gualala River during my vacation last week 


Camping by the Pacific Ocean – North Coast of California

This part of me that loves living my life…

  • out loud
  • fully expressed 
  • joyful and happy 
  • away from the “shoulds” and “have to”

Making a campfire at the campsite


The TRUTH is…

I am an adventurous spirit. 
I am a FREE spirit.


This is a BIG PART of who I am. Not ALL of who I am, but a bit part. 

To claim and embrace it, I had to break through the norms and shoulds of my family conditioning. 

It takes courage to do that.

But on the other side of it, I found the career and life of my dreams, the work I absolutely love that brings me joy and meaning every day. 

Have you ever wondered where to find the career and life of your dreams? The type of work and lifestyle that brings you true joy and fulfillment?

Well, if you are like most of the people I’m here to serve, the answer is…

  • …on the other side of your “shoulds” and “have to.”
  • …on the other side of the conditioning, you have taken from family, school, society, culture.
  • …on the other side of proving that you are lovable and intelligent.
  • …on the other side of proving that you belong.

I know.
I have been there… and back.
This is the story of my life.
I know the terrain well.
I’ve traveled it so many times… and I keep traveling it. 

If you need help going on the other side of the shoulds to find the work and life you truly LOVE,

I can guide you there.

This is the terrain I love travelling with my clients. 
The terrain through which I’ve guided hundreds of clients who are now living the work and life of their dreams.

I can hold your hand through it. This is what I’m the best at.

If you want to explore how I could help, apply for a “Discover the Career You Absolutely Love” Complimentary Breakthrough Session. I currently have 3 spots open for new clients

Wherever you are on your journey, I wish for you to have work and life you truly love, free of the shoulds and conditioning that keep you bound and unhappy.

What are you going to do this week that brings you joy independently of what you think you should do?

Comment below and tell me! I want to hear

To your full expression, 

Isabelle 

Want more meaning? Ask THIS.

Want more meaning? Ask THIS.

Are you looking for more meaning and purpose in your career and in your life?

If you are like many of the clients I support and people I talk to, you probably are.

Well, if you are, there is a good question to ask yourself. 

This is a question I often ask my private VIP clients looking for meaningful work.
This is a topic we uncover that is deeply intertwined with their purpose and calling. 


It was the case with one of my clients recently…

She came to me four months ago to find her career path and the meaning of her life. She said she had always been looking for the meaning of her life, but could never find it.

Well, after four months of deep dive into her core values and drivers, her natural talents, passions, and essence, we just clarified her biggest calling… Her mission is to help girls succeed and realize their dreams.

This is deeply resonant for her. 

And I know this is it.

Do you know why I know it?

It is directly linked to her own life journey and her wounds from the past.

The biggest calling and purpose of your career and life is often linked to your biggest childhood wound OR to one of the biggest challenges you had to overcome in your life so far, and how you overcome it. 

So here is the question for you to ponder…

>>  What is the biggest life challenge or biggest childhood wound you had to overcome, and how you overcame it?
What did you learn from it? 


There is a gift in it. A gift for you and for the world.

I can’t wait for you to find it. 

Isabelle 

P.S. If you need help clarifying your career calling, or your meaningful career and life, I’d love to help.
I’m currently accepting applications for private clients. 3 clients recently graduated; so I’ve 3 spots currently open.
>> Apply here and I’ll be in touch.

This is my glow today after…

This is my glow today after…

🔥 signing up a wonderful new client: a successful Chinese-American attorney who is ready to change careers to discover the meaningful work she is here to do on the planet.


🔥 completing a badass coaching session with a client who is making a career shift from project management to health coaching and moving from California to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania as the result of our work together in the past four months.


🔥 finding out that one of my brilliant entrepreneur clients made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Stay tuned for more about him soon!  He is super talented and it’s an honor to support him shine even brighter.


🔥 attending a powerful call with diversity and equity educator Trudi Lebron about cultural responsiveness in sales conversations. I’m keeping up my commitment to make my business practices more inclusive.


🔥 taking care of myself by reaching out to friends to support me in navigating some emotional triggers. A big part of success is to practice self-care and know when and who to reach out for support. I practice what I preach to my clients!


What are you celebrating this week?

Comment below and share with me!

Big or small, it does not matter. Celebrating micro-victories is a key practice of successful people. This is one of the practices I have my clients do. 

To your success and your “glow” on your own terms,

Isabelle 

P.S. Is this for you or someone you know (friend, spouse, relative, coworker)?

I currently have **3 spots** open in my coaching practice for successful professionals or entrepreneurs stuck in a career they no longer love and ready to discover the next career they’ll absolutely love that will make a difference in the world.
If this is you or someone you know, fill out this form and we’ll connect! 

Join me LIVE on Friday (August 21)

Join me LIVE on Friday (August 21)

I’m excited to be interviewed along with other entrepreneurs, politicians, change makes, inventors, thought leaders, authors, entertainers, educators, chefs, farmers, artists, and much more.

This Friday at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 9pm CET.  

LIVE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/therealdariusm/

Darius J. Mirshahzadeh invited me to his Live Stream Show – The Greatness Machine.

Darius was the organizer of TEDxGoldenGatePark and is one of the nation’s highest-rated CEOs by Glassdoor, he has cultivated a company renowned for “Growing Happiness.” He has led a cultural revolution in this industry that reverberates well beyond its scope and has been recognized in the New York Times and Inc. Magazine for innovation in corporate culture. He’s even writing a book about how to build a core value-driven organization.

I’d love to have you join us! 

Isabelle 

P.S. Comment below if you are planning to join.

“From despair and frustration to total clarity about my true calling”

“From despair and frustration to total clarity about my true calling”

“It’s still surreal how I went from despair and frustration to total clarity about my true calling.”

This is what my client, T.G., just wrote as she graduated from my “Land the Career You Love” 1:1 coaching program.

Read her full testimonial below—the 33rd five-star review on Yelp for Brilliant Seeds. 
 

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“Before starting to work with Isabelle, I spent over 5 years trying to figure out why my current job doesn’t make me happy. Inside of me, I had a nagging feeling that there is something more to my career. I just couldn’t figure out what that is and I couldn’t explain why the everyday career coach couldn’t help me. Isabelle held a workshop and in that workshop, she explained how we need to find our true self. Only then, we can find our true calling.

As I worked with Isabelle, things just clicked. The exercises, the homework assignments, the discussions were so valuable to get me to where I am now. I gained confidence in myself, I discovered who I am as a person, and I saw the possibilities. It’s still surreal how I went from despair and frustration to total clarity about my true calling.

Once I figured out my path, there was no stopping me. I’m on a mission and every day I’m getting closer to making this dream a reality. Doors are opening for me every day, which is just another sign that I’m on the right path. I operate with strong and calm confidence.

Everyone should work with Isabelle at some point in their life – she is not just a career/life coach. She is your mentor and guide to your better self. Because of her, I understand myself better and as such I’m a better person overall.”

—T.G., Dublin, California

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Want to become a success story like T.G.?
>>
Apply for a Complimentary “Discover the Career You Absolutely Love” Breakthrough Session with me.

This is how she started. Exactly where you are now, with the same doubts, fears, and disbelief that you are probably feeling now. 

Imagine being clear and on your path to the career you love by the end of 2020. How would you feel?

It is possible for you!

Isabelle 

P.S. I currently have 3 spots open for my “Land the Career You Love” 1:1 coaching program. Is there one for you?
Or for someone you know (spouse, relative, friend, co-worker, employee)? Please forward this email to them so that they can take advantage of this opportunity.

Can you relate?

Can you relate?

I just had a fabulous Zoom call with a successful VP of a company who is ready to discover her true calling and reinvent her career to do what she loves.

She wants to be her own boss and feel good about the contribution she is making in the world; she just does not know in which area and what her purpose is.

It’s what I’m going to help her with!

I love helping go-getters who are up to something big in the world and need help to clarify what that is!

Is that you?

Or maybe someone you know (spouse, relative, friend, co-worker, client)?

>> Apply here to schedule a time to chat with me. or forward them this email. 

I’ve 2 spaces open for my  “Land the Career You Love 1:1 coaching program.

I’d love to see how I can help!

Isabelle