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.

Why I do this work

Why I do this work

This one really touched me…

I just received a few five-star reviews from clients who just graduated from my signature Land the Career You Love 1:1 program.

This part below really touched me as it encapsulates why I do the work I do and why it is so important to me.

“After 20 years of climbing the ladder, feeling exhausted, and not feeling appreciated. I was mentally done with no idea what to do. I hired a few career coaches, that didn’t help.

BUT — Then, I found Isabelle or should I say “she found me”. Isabelle was my guiding light to finding me. […] She truly helped me, understand me, that authentic me, what makes me happy, me.”


I’m here to help you find that true authentic you that has been buried under years, often decades of social pressure, family pressure, toxic indicators of success, and more.

 If you, or someone you know, is stuck in work you hate, this is why. Don’t look any further.

Unlocking your true authentic you is the key to discovering the work of your dreams.

This is my mission.

Isabelle 

“I’ve been forcing myself into that box for 40 years.”

“I’ve been forcing myself into that box for 40 years.”

This is what one of my private clients told me this morning…

…as we were exploring the type of work that truly brings her joy, the work that is outside of the box.

She is realizing that she has been forcing herself into a box in her career until now, doing work that drains her.

Work that is not aligned with her unique design.
Work that is aligned with her dad’s design, not hers.


She had been working harder and harder day after day, year after year to stay in the box.

Are you stuck in a box? at work, or in your life?

  • How long have you been in it?
  • What box are you forcing yourself into?

How long do you want to stay in your box?

You decide.

Isabelle 

P.S. If you want to get out of the box, let’s talk

P.P.S. You may be quite successful and content with your career and life, and still, feel like you are stuck in a box. What box do you need to free yourself from?

I’m scared and excited

I’m scared and excited

“I am both scared and excited.” This is what I told him.

I just hired a new mentor to support me in the expansion of my thought leadership and the message I am here to share in the world.

And it’s a big investment… bigger than what I’ve done in the past. 

But it feels right. 

I am in the phase of expanding my business and my visibility to the next level so that I can touch more lives. I know I am being called to help more people worldwide. The people I am here to serve are waiting to hear my message. 

I also know I need support to do that. I cannot do it alone. 

I am both excited and scared. I am stepping outside my comfort zone and into the unknown…
…and I am moving forward despite the fear.

Because I know that if I don’t, I will regret it. 

This is what happens when you want to make a big change in your career or your life.

You cannot do it without fear. Fear is going to be there every single time.

I guarantee it. I’ve done it so many times. There is always fear. 

What matters is your ability to feel it and do it anyway, and not back out, not surrender to the fear.

This is key. This is an essential skill to move towards the life and work you love.

You are going to have fears. If you expect not, you’ll stay stuck forever where you are.

Even more so when you stretch outside your comfort zone, whether it’s changing careers. hiring a coach or mentor to support you, or investing in your growth and development. 

I’ve done it many times in the past 10 years. I would not have a successful business and work I love without it. 

Many times, I stepped outside my comfort zone…
…after I was laid off from Yahoo!,
…when I decided to start my business.
…when I hired my first business coach.
…when I decided to stay in the US despite all the obstacles. 


I did it over and over. 
I’ve invested over and over in coaches and mentors. Because I knew that without that, I would not fulfill my dreams and desires.  
I would not be where I am today. 

Don’t be fooled. If you think my success and me doing the work I love is pure luck. It is not. I’ve had a team of support and have invested in myself…. and to do that, I had to go over my fears every single time. 

What about you?

 Do you have dreams and desires to fulfill? Are you waiting until you don’t have any fear to act? 
Are you letting the fear in the driver’s seat of your life? 
Do you back out on your dreams because of your fears?


Here are two ESSENTIAL ingredients to create the work and life of your dreams:

  • Feeling your fears, being willing to face them, and to move forwards with them. 
  • Having a team of support to help you in the places where you get stuck and can’t figure it out all alone. As my mentors say: “Getting help is not being weak; it’s being wise.”

I’ve done it over and over. This is why I know the courage it takes for you to do it and the courage it takes my clients when they decide to work with me.

I am walking the talk.

Are you?

Isabelle 

Your legacy

Your legacy

I’m celebrating another client who is crystal clear about the legacy he wants to leave behind.

We started working together four months ago. As his grandfather did, he wanted to leave a mark in the world but did not know what it was. 

Well, in our coaching session today, he reached a critical point

…a point of deep knowing and excitement about the vision for his career and life, and the legacy that comes with it. 

He knows what it is and is ecstatic about it. 

What is your legacy?

Isabelle