How kind are you being to yourself?

How kind are you being to yourself?

How kind are you being to yourself?

Really.


As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent eight weeks traveling in France and Mexico this summer, for a combo of vacation and remote work. It was one of my 2021 intentions coming true and I loved it.

What I have not told you is that It took me two full weeks to readjust to my life in California after all this time away. During those two weeks, I had not much desire to do any work stuff except my clients’ calls. 

I noticed last Saturday how hard I was on myself because there was business stuff that I had not done yet or important emails I had not followed upon.

Then, I realized how during those past two weeks, I was just not in an emotional and mental space to focus on my business as much. It is not that I was “lazy” or “unproductive” (as my inner critic wanted me to believe), it is simply that my system—emotional, mental, and physical—needed time to reset and reintegrate into my life here, after such a deep connected experience in my native land. I needed integration time. I’ve noticed over the years that the longer and deeper the experience is, whether travel, retreat, or training, the longer the integration back will need to be. And it is important to honor that. There is no bypassing it. This is a natural process, as natural as the change of seasons or the blossoming of a flower.

Being kind to yourself is giving compassion for that part who needs integration time, instead of judging it. Would you judge a flower for the time it takes to blossom? or the seasons for the process it takes to go from one to the next?

Well, now I feel at peace with exactly where I am at, what I’ve done and what I’ve not done yet. I feel relaxed about it and know that all will be done in its natural timing. My energy and motivation to invest in my life and business in California are back. They just went back naturally when I was ready, without forcing it or trying to make it happen. As things happen in nature. Organically and effortlessly.

  • Are you letting things unfold in their own natural timing or are you forcing things to happen before the timing is right?
  • Are you going with the flow of the river of life while taking the necessary actions you are called to take–this does not mean being passive–, or are you trying to push against the flow of the river in your life?

The second option is exhausting, will make everything hard, and will often not get you where you want to go. Rather the opposite.

Wishing you kindness and compassion towards yourself.

With love,

Isabelle 


Photo: In Her Image Photography 
 

Innovating

Innovating

After 8 weeks of travel in France and Mexico, combining vacation and remote work, I’m back in my California office. Lots of new things are cooking in my work and life. I’ll share more soon. 

In the meantime, I want to give a shout-out to my awesome clients, past and present. 

Many of them are innovators who are called to forge new paths in the areas they care about, such as:

➡️ environment and climate change
🌍 diversity and inclusion
➡️ homelessness and hunger
🌍 community services
➡️ entrepreneurship and business
🌍 design and art
➡️ children and young adults education
🌍 girls and women education
➡️ real estate

and many more.

It’s an honor to help them uncover the impactful work they are here to do and make it a reality.

To the contribution you are here to make!

Isabelle 


Chitchen Itza, Mexico

It’s here!! Live from Hawaii… my brand new masterclass

It’s here!! Live from Hawaii… my brand new masterclass

I’m excited to announce my brand new masterclass!

 I’ll be delivering it LIVE from Maui.

It’s FREE to attend. 

It will take place on Thursday, July 8 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET.
If you cannot join live, the replay will be available, so don’t let the day and time stop you from signing up!

I would love for you to join!

This training is the result of some labor of love I’ve been engaged in the past four months to provide even more value to you. The content is brand new and I’ll share things I’ve never shared before

—> If you have been curious about my approach and what gets my clients such powerful results, this is the BEST way to experience it at no cost.

—> If you already know and have experienced my work as a client, in my workshops, or on a private call, this is a great opportunity to deepen the work and get a new influx of inspiration on your journey.

This free masterclass is perfect for you if…

  • You are a high-achieving professional, entrepreneur, manager, or executive who has achieved great success but is bored and lacking passion for your current role or industry.
  • You feel trapped, lost, or confused in your career.
  • You want meaningful work that allows you to make a contribution and impact in the world, maybe leave a legacy, but you can’t figure out what that next work or career is.
  • You have so many ideas that you don’t know how to choose the right one.
  • You don’t know whether your current career, business, or industry is the right path for you or not.

* Even if this masterclass is primarily geared towards high-achieving and successful professionals, you will still get value from it even if you don’t identify as such. 


In this masterclass, I’ll share with you…

the secrets to aligning your unique talents with your unique purpose, so you can have a dream career making a positive difference in the world.
If you’ve been searching for this kind of meaning and freedom for a while and are starting to feel stuck or hopeless, I know this promise can seem far-fetched. But after years of helping hundreds of clients successfully land their dream careers, I know there truly is one key element that consistently unlocks this hidden path and I can’t wait to share it with you!
 

You will learn:

  • The #1 mistake high-achieving professionals make when trying to find their next career and how to avoid it.
  • A decision framework for reaching total clarity and confidence about your next career, no matter how long you’ve been searching.
  • The four elements of your unique career blueprint that will unlock your next dream career, most impactful work, and the confidence to go for it.
  • The five steps to go from bored and trapped in your career to thriving in a career you absolutely love that allows you to live your purpose and make the difference you are here to make.

—> Share with people you know (friends, family, spouse, coworkers) who may benefit from it.
You can forward them this email or share the registration page: https://mailchi.mp/brilliantseeds/dreamcareer

I can’t wait to share this powerful content with you!

Isabelle

I ended my workday swimming with turtles.

I ended my workday swimming with turtles.

As I went to the beach after work on Monday, I saw sea turtles coming out of the Ocean. At first, two, three, four… and then a total of twenty! It was magical. 



Working on an exciting brand new training during the day (more to be revealed soon!) and swimming with turtles in Maui after my workday is my dream career + lifestyle combined.

Yes! Maui… This is where I am for three weeks.

Travelling and working remotely has been a dream of mine for a long time, and I’m taking steps to make it happen this year. 

What is yours?

If you could have ANY combo of work + lifestyle you want, what would that be?

  • Where would you live?
  • Where would you work? When?
  • What would your ideal schedule look like?
  • How would you spend your time outside of your working hours?
  • What would you work on?


Imagine it ALL. Exactly as you want it. On your terms. Whatever they are.

If you already have it, what is the next thing you are longing for? More balance? More freedom? More time with the people you care about? More time to travel?

Manifesting it starts with visualizing it! 
It’s how I start every single time. Getting really clear about what I truly want, NOT what I should want to “look good” or to “appear successful” according to external standards of success, but what my heart truly desires for my fulfillment.

Doing work that lights you up and makes a difference in the world is also about having the lifestyle, freedom, and balance you want, on your terms! What is the point of doing work you love or being very successful if you are living a life in conflict with your values?

To your next-level dream career and life,

Isabelle 

P.S. If you or someone you know need help clarifying and stepping into your next-level dream career and lifestyle, I’ve space for 2 new private clients at my current pricing. Apply here to explore working together. 

I don’t do “regular” career coaching.

I don’t do “regular” career coaching.

I don’t do quick fixes.
I don’t help you find a career just to bolster your resume. 
I don’t help you find a new career that matches your conditioned notion of “success.”  
I don’t help you find a career based on your current or old conditioning and limiting beliefs.
I don’t help you find your next career based on the market, what jobs or industries are “hot”, what “makes sense”, what you “should do.”
I don’t help you stay in the false belief that something is wrong with you and you must work harder to fix yourself and find work you love.

Why? 
Because all of these don’t work.
It’s by following these scripts that many high-achieving and “successful” professionals stay stuck in careers that don’t work for them for years, even decades.


 I help you unlock and step into your next-level career dream that allows you to live your purpose and make the difference you are here to make on the planet… without sacrificing your lifestyle and balance. 

As a result of working with me…
My clients start their nonprofit.
They realize their long-time dream of moving to another country and finding their dream career there. 
They are well on the path to their next dream career they will have for the next 25 years.
They find their true calling and North Star, once and for all.
They are crystal clear about the legacy they want to leave behind.
They find the courage and confidence to step into the career of their dreams.
They step into their multiple-career dreams, combining multiple passions into work.
They negotiate their ideal role and schedule in their company and get it. 
They reach career certainty, clarity, and confidence for the first time in their lives.
They uncover their own unique compass to make career decisions for the rest of their lives.
They publish their first book.
They make it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. 
Their work gets showcased in the press.
They start their dream business. 
They unlock the artist within, create their own studio, and start selling their art. 
They make plans to retire early to implement their big visions.
They leave toxic working environments they have been stuck in for decades.
They land some amazing work opportunities because of how aligned they are with their unique talents and purpose.
They create their ultimate dream lifestyle. 
They start living a life truly aligned with their values. 
They discover their authentic self that has been buried under decades of trying to be somebody else.
They heal childhood wounds that years of therapy have not touched or transformed.

When they first come to me…
My clients are scared.
They doubt the process will work for them.
They feel hopeless.
They may be burned out.
They don’t think this is possible for them.

Despite their fears and doubts…
They commit to doing the work.
They take one step after another.
They understand that real change does not come from a quick fix.
They step into the unknown despite their doubts.
They know they need guidance and that doing it alone has not worked.
They are ready to look honestly at themselves to find the answers that have been hidden for long.

This is why working with me privately is an investment, an investment that will serve you for the rest of your career and life.
…so that you stop the cycle of being trapped in the wrong career once and for all.
…so that you start living your purpose and make the contribution you are here to make. 


I have space for 2 new clients in my private coaching before I raise my current price.

>> Apply here if you want to explore the possibility of working together.

Or share with someone you know (friend, spouse, relative, coworker) who is ready to embark on that journey.

To your dream career and calling,

Isabelle 

I bought a one-way ticket to France…

I bought a one-way ticket to France…

I bought a one-way ticket to France…

For the first time.

and I’m surprisingly excited about it. (the one-way ticket) 

NOT because I want to stay indefinitely in France or move back there.

I don’t.

California is my home. At least for now. Even if France is very dear to my heart; It will always be.

I bought a one-way ticket because of some unknowns related to the US Covid travel ban.
Whether I’ll be able to come back directly to the US or if I’ll have to spend 14 days in a country outside of the Schengen area.

(No matter what happens, I’ll be working and meeting my clients remotely, which is my joy.)

I’m realizing I LOVE one-way tickets!!! It feels SO good.

🔥 It means… FREEDOM. 🔥

Going with the flow
Going with my desires
Deciding when I want to come back.
Letting things unfold and deciding from the unfoldment.


I LOVE living my life this way.

Open-ended
Going with the flow
With space for the unfoldment of what wants to emerge


This is where the magic happens.

✅ In the unknown
In the open space
Where everything is possible.

❌ Not in the constraints
or the confinement
or the preset and preplanned

It feels safer BUT it limits possibilities and creativity.

Let me ask you: 

  • Where do you limit creativity and possibility out of fear of the unknown or clinging to safety?
    • In your career? in your life? 
  • Where do you cling so tightly to safety that you have been stuck in the same place for years or even decades? 
  •  Where can you let loose to make space for the new?
  • Where do you plan things so tightly or you want things to unfold a certain way that you don’t allow anything new to enter your life?
  • Where do you sacrifice JOY and your heart desires for SAFETY?

This is why so many people are unhappy and never go for their dreams and desires.

Is that YOU?

Ask yourself honestly.

Change starts with self-honesty. Not denial

It takes courage but this is the path to the career and lifestyle of your dreams.

This is the path I’ve taken over and over again. This is the path my clients take to reach their dream careers. 

I want that for you too. 

Isabelle