TODAY is my 12-year anniversary in the US and California!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
I landed at San Francisco International Airport with my two suitcases exactly 12 years ago today. So, I GET to CELEBRATE!!! 🎉🎉🎉
…and reflect on the many DREAMS that I’ve manifested since I arrived.
This is a practice I’ve my clients do. Take stock of all their many achievements (in the past 1, 5, 10, 20 years)
I encourage you to do the same! It is a great confidence booster. My life is far from being perfect and I’m navigating some new challenges this year.
I’ve achieved SO MUCH in the past 12 years; it’s time to CELEBRATE and take stock of that.
I am modeling what I teach. I’m walking the talk.
So, here it is:
🔥 I manifested my long-time dream to move to the San Francisco Bay Area.
⭐️ I worked for one of the biggest Internet company in the world. (Yahoo!)🔥 I achieved my dream of becoming bilingual (English-French.)
⭐️ After 10 years of working in User Experience, I reinvented my career to follow my passion and calling.
🔥 I went back to school to study Psychology and Coaching.
⭐️ I stepped into my purpose by starting my own career reinvention coaching business. (a long-time dream of mine)
🔥 I developed a successful business that I love, that totally supports me financially.
⭐️ I’ve worked with hundreds of clients guiding them on their own career reinvention through 1:1 and group coaching.
🔥 I’ve lead 80+ workshops and talks about “Discovering the Career You Love” and “Making Your Own Career Shift.” talking to a total of 1,000+ people.
⭐️ I was invited to speak on 8 success panels to share the successes in my business and life.
🔥 I’ve GROWN tremendously on the personal and professional levels.
⭐️ I’ve worked directly with 20+ business, love, personal, relational, and spiritual mentors.
🔥 I’ve taken 20+ training courses and programs (ranging from 2-day to year-long programs) related to business, professional, personal, and spiritual development.
⭐️ I climbed the highest peaks in the continental US and four 14,000 peaks in the US and Europe.
🔥 I realized my long-time dream of rock, snow, and ice climbing, moving past doubts and fears.
⭐️ I went over my fear and started downhill skiing at 35, skiing black diamond slopes in just a few months after my first day on the slopes; and I started backcountry skiing.
🔥 I went on a dozen snow camping and backpacking trips.
⭐️ I visited some of my dream locations (Scotland, Costa Rica, Monument Valley).
🔥 I’ve gone on many solo trips (ranging from a weekend to 3 weeks) – locally, nationally, and internationally. – driving, flying, camping, staying in rooms and Airbnb.
⭐️ I manifested my dream apartment in the SF Bay Area Hills with a hot tub and a breathtaking view of the Bay.
🔥 I indulged in my passion for fashion, by hiring a high-end Stylist and Image Consultant and participating in two professional photoshoots, with some of the best photographers in the industry.
⭐️ I explored my passion for dancing and learned partner dances (waltz, ballroom dances, salsa, swing, etc), and practiced many free-form dances.
🔥 I dived into my passion for authentic relating by taking weekend workshops and year-long courses to master relational skills.
⭐️ After many years of searching, I found a spiritual community that I love.
There is more, but that’s a good start! Thank you for reading! It is special for me to share all of that with you. Both vulnerable and exciting.
Now, your turn.
I invite you to do the same!
Take stock of all your achievements, big or small, in the past 10 years.
You’ll see that you have achieved WAY MORE than you give yourself credit for.
Share some of them with me. I would love to hear!
I am celebrating with you!
OMG. I am so pumped up!
I just helped another of my client clarify her ultimate career dream and the work she is here to do on the planet.
After 4 months of working together, this is what she said in our session last week:
“It’s like a North Star I can finally see and some kind of purpose.
This is the first time I’m seeing that for a very long time. It was hidden.
I’ve something I can work towards. It’s a huge relief, to not have this constant fear that I don’t know what I want; that what I’ll do will be a mistake.”
(Shared with her permission; name kept confidential)
She started working with me in May after attending my workshop at General Assembly in San Francisco.
When we started together, like many of my clients, she was anxious about her future:
“I don’t know what I’m here for, what I’m supposed to do.
I fear that what I’ll do will be a mistake.”
Now, only four months later, she is clear about her dream career and her purpose. She has found her North Star.
She wants to “found a business that develops solutions to help close the gap of inequality for women in the workplace. Covering aspects such as equal pay, equality of opportunity, and equal representation in executive leadership.”
She is only 27 and I know this will happen in her lifetime.
This is her DESTINY and she has what it takes to fulfill it.
You do too.
Whatever yours is.
and however old you are. I’ve helped clients in their 20’s all the way to clients in their 60’s.
If they did it, so can you.
P.S. Your North Star is waiting for you. Will you go and find it?
29 five-star reviews on Yelp!
I actually have 39 five-star reviews but only 29 are visible.
This is the reflection of my fierce commitment to being of best service to each one of my clients.
Excellence. Integrity. Transformation.
These are some of the core values that guide my work.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
P.S. You or someone you know want to become a success story too?
This month, I’m welcoming two new 1:1 clients who are ready to discovering the career they absolutely love and the confidence to make it happen!
>> Apply here to schedule a time to chat with me.
Please forward this to people you know (spouse, friend, relative, coworker) who need the help!
Last Fall, after a visualization we did in our 1:1 session, my client Carla was in tears.
When I asked her about it, she said…
…. she was feeling the pain of the Earth. She was crying for the Earth.
It was during all the wildfires that affected California.
Photo Credit: Power Up for Climate Solutions
The Earth, Our Earth is hurting.
SHE NEEDS OUR HELP…. and she needs it NOW.
Can you feel it, Isabelle?
If so, PLEASE read on and support Carla in her initiative to help our Planet.
There are concrete and super easy ways you can do that NOW.
Carla’s life purpose is to advocate for the healing of the Planet and our relationship with the natural world.
When we started working together a year ago:
- Carla was feeling very poorly about her career future; her self-confidence was extremely low.
- She didn’t know what she wanted to do next.
- She was discouraged and feeling very bleak.
- She didn’t believe that she could find something really fulfilling for work
- and if she did find it, she didn’t believe she could get hired to do it.
After 6 months of work together within the Roadmap To A Career You Love program and beyond, so much has shifted for her:
- she regained her confidence
- she felt a lot more in touch with her strengths and skills.
- she became totally clear about what she wanted to do next
- she still had some fears but the fears did not stop her from pursuing her dream:
Starting her non-profit to “activate and unite the quiet majority to solve climate change.”
She went for it and started her non-profit!
She is now gathering a community to support her mission and is taking donations.
Here are ways you can support Carla and her initiative:
Please take a few minutes of your day right now to do one of these things.
Your action, however small, is helping in HEALING the Earth.
Let’s do this together.
We can do it if we all participate!
“I thought you would like to know that I have landed finally, and the outcome is fantastic.”
Woohooo!! What a joy to receive this email! (see the full email below)
Every month, I teach my highly acclaimed workshop Career Shift: Find Work You Love at General Assembly in downtown San Francisco.
I’ve taught it now 40+ times for 4 years to 600+ students.
Realizing that I’ve impacted hundreds of people through this class means a lot!
I often receive emails, notes, and words from my students about the transformational impact the exercises we do in the class have had on their career trajectory.
Last week, I received an email that made me really happy.
I want to share it with you to inspire you and to help you see what is possible for you or for the people in your life.
One of the attendees of my August class landed EXACTLY the work that he visualized during one of the exercises we did during the evening.
See his email below (posted and anonymized with his permission)
He even invited me to attend his celebration party! How fun!
I thought you would like to know that I have landed finally, and the outcome is fantastic. And you will be excited to hear that I basically landed in exactly the kind of place where my “flow” exercise guided me, despite all my doubts that it would materialize as such.
I will be working on microsatellites at […] starting this week! I’m looking forward to getting back into space systems engineering, biking to the office, and experiencing the thrill of startup life. It seems like a really great fit for me with lots of potential. No dogs are allowed in the office, but everything else sounds amazing. 😀
Thanks again for being on my team, and reminding me that good career outcomes are possible too.
Hope things are well with you!
Know that this is possible for you too or for people in your life (relatives, friends, coworkers).
YES, IT IS.
What is one step you are going to take before the end of the year towards the career of your dreams?
2019 is around the corner.
How would that feel to start 2019 knowing that you are actively taking steps toward the work you love?
P.S. If you are already doing the work you love, please do me a favor and share this email with people you know who need this inspiration and reminder. I bet you know people who would benefit from some inspiration.