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 

It was one of the biggest crises of my life.

It was one of the biggest crises of my life.

Ten years ago, I was laid off from Yahoo! 

It was one of the biggest crises of my life. 

As I was losing my job, I was also losing my Visa to stay in the U.S.

I wanted to stay in California and change careers to pursue my passion.

It was time. 

I kept hearing voices telling me otherwise.

An HR person told me that “I had to choose. I could not have both: staying in California and changing careers.”

My heart was screaming at me:  “no, I cannot choose. I’m not buying this. I think I can have both and I will.”

People were telling me: “What about you stay in the field of User Experience for now. It will be easier to stay in the US.”

I knew in my heart that this was not my path. 

Despite the fears, despite the shoulds, despite the voices—internal and external—telling me otherwise…

…I chose the path of my heart and I forged ahead.

I went back to school to study coaching and psychology. 

Two years later, I started my business to do what I love the most: helping successful professionals and entrepreneurs stuck in a career they no longer love, discover the next career they absolutely love, and the confidence to make it happen.  

Eight years later, my business is thriving, I work with clients I love, I’m excited about my work… and I’m doing it from California! 

If it was not for the layoff, I would not be where I am now.

Looking back, I see that the layoff was a blessing in disguise to help me on my path. 

Are you facing a crisis that is trying to tell you something? Are you listening?

I’m where I am now because I listened and I did not choose the path of fear; I did not let the fears—inside and outside—stop me.

I followed my intuition and it led me to where I am now.

One step at a time. One day at a time. One victory over fear at a time. 

This is what I tell my clients every time, to choose the path of intuition over the path of fear.

To do the work you truly love, you need to choose the path of your intuition.

Which path are you choosing?

  • the path of fear?
  • or the path of your true desire?

If you are ready to choose the later but are scared and need help clarifying the career you love, I’d love to help.

>> Apply for a Complimentary Discover the Career You Absolutely Love Breakthrough Session and I’ll be in touch.

If you love your work but know people (spouse, friends, relatives, coworkers) who don’t, please share this email with them.

Isabelle 

P.S. Erik started where you are now. 

“Working with Isabelle has quite literally been life-changing. After a 23-year career in Project/Product Management, I was burnt out and didn’t know what to do next. I wanted to find a new career direction but didn’t have the first clue how to do so. During my first consultation call with Isabelle, she just reached me on a deep personal level I was not expecting.

Over a 4-month period, I completed a group course with Isabelle that allowed me to discover my ‘authentic self’ and truly discover what work I’m passionate about and what values drive me. Long story short, Isabelle’s course helped me see bad behaviors I had been perpetuating for years, and learn to appreciate the things that motivate/drive me. With Isabelle’s guidance and wisdom, I am now on the path to the career of my dreams that I’m excited to have for the next 25 years.

To say Isabelle’s work is life-changing is an understatement!”
~ Erik Z., Oakland, California.


P.P.S. Want to become a success story like Erik? Apply for a Complimentary Discover the Career You Absolutely Love  Breakthrough Session to get started on your path. 

This morning, I did this. (NEW practice to start 2020 clear & empowered)

This morning, I did this. (NEW practice to start 2020 clear & empowered)

This morning, I did this.

I highly recommend it.

It is bringing me inner peace as I start 2020, a new year and a new decade of my life.

I recommend this practice if you want to start 2020 with more peace of mind, empowerment, and acceptance of where you are in your life.

It may sound confronting or heavy at first, but it is SO worth it. It really works!

Try it and let me know what you find out.

It is like when you look at your finances. It may be uncomfortable at first, and then it brings you peace of mind to know where you are at.

Here is what I did.

It took me about 2-3 hours of reflection/journaling.

I looked back at the 3 past decades of my life.
– 2010-2019
– 2000-2009
– 1990-1999

For each decade, on one piece of paper, I listed the main themes in terms of achievements and personal/professional transformation and lessons learned (work, life, personal development, travels, and any themes that are personal and meaningful to me and to my own journey. Eg. Living my life purpose, becoming bilingual, discovering my passions, doing what I love).

Then, I noticed the overarching theme for each decade and the evolution from one decade to the next.

As a result of it:

  • I feel great as I got in touch in touch with how much I and my life have positively transformed and evolved in 3 decades, despite challenges along the way.
  • I notice the evolution decade after decade, and how what I did in each decade prepared me for the next. I can see that there is a natural progression and unfoldment that I could not see at the time. Seeds planted in one decade beautifully blossomed into the next.
  • I feel so much clarity about the past three decades of my life and what the themes have been.
  • This clarity empowers me as I enter a new year and decade of my life.
  • I feel at peace and more accepting of where I am in my life, trusting that things are unfolding for my best and highest good.
  • I know that I don’t have to do it all alone: I can see a bigger plan and higher power at play in the unfoldment of my life purpose that is with me on this journey. I can surrender to it, instead of pushing, efforting, and complaining about things not going MY way.

I want that for you too.

It is SO worth it.

TRY IT.

and let me know what you find out by commenting below. 

To you shining your light BRIGHT in 2020, doing what you love!

Isabelle

Back from Santa Cruz, California… the BEST thing about doing work you love!

Back from Santa Cruz, California… the BEST thing about doing work you love!

Do you know what is one of the BEST things about doing work you love?
Well, read on to find out!

I’m back from a fun and deeply transformative 3-day workshop on the Enneagram and relational skills with one of my mentors and masterful facilitator, Ben Saltzman.

I LOVED every moment of it. There were lots of deep and authentic connection, some profound personal growth and transformation, and lots of fun.


(Photo: Ben Saltzman)

I was in my element. Personal development is my #1 passion.
I LOVE taking all kinds of workshops and classes to know myself better and transform old patterns holding me back from being the full expression of myself and living the life of my dreams.


(Photo: Ben Saltzman)

I signed up for this workshop for my own pleasure.

and you know what?

It is supporting me in being a better coach with my clients and a more successful business owner.

I’m already applying a lot of the things I learned in this workshop in my work. My knowledge of the Enneagram combined with my 20-year expertise in the Myers-Briggs personality types and related models (Essential Motivators and Interaction Styles) is a KICKASS combination in supporting my clients finding the work they love and overcoming their unique challenges.

This is what happens when you do work you absolutely love. 

What you do for fun helps you be better in your work. 
Personal and professional development become the SAME thing.

How cool is that?!!

There is no more disconnect between YOU in your personal life and YOU at work

NO MORE feeling like you need to be two different people depending on the context.

YOU CAN BRING ALL OF YOURSELF IN YOUR WORK, including your passions and what makes you tick.

Do you want that, Isabelle? I know I want it for you!

Well, if you do, this is time for you to step into the work you love, or to step even more into it if you are already doing it.

YES. IT IS TIME!!

and I’m here to cheer you on.

Isabelle

P.S. Not sure how to get there? Apply for a  breakthrough session with me and I’ll help you figure out the path to get there!