It turned out to be the year all right, but not the way I orginally expected.
I entered the year at my corporate career with a newly earned promotion, one that I believed would create the life I truly wanted. I was ecstatic and looking forward to an amazing 2013! But only a few months later I learned that wasn't my reality.
Because I was working nearly 60 hours most weeks, I completely lost all sense of my true self. My husband and I became roommates during the week, my children stopped laughing when I walked through the door and my personal health suffered as I became sleep deprived and overly stressed. I allowed work to take priority over everything else in my life and I eventually became completely unhappy, unhealthy and unbalanced. After 13 months into my promotion, I was desperate to make a change. But I believed the only way to make that change was to quit my career.
Today I'm on a mission to share with you what I've already learned. To let you know that you don't have to continue with the life you're living.
More About Colleen
I'm a wife and mom.
I was born, raised and have never lived anywhere other than Southern California.
I'm an only child.
I grew up competitively dancing, playing soccer and participating in school leadership.
I'm a certified Les Mills BodyCombat instructor.
I sung karaoke with Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell.
I walked the 60 mile Breast Cancer 3-Day three times.
I'm afraid of clowns.
I love getting dressed up for a fancy dinner as much as I love getting dirty while camping in the desert.
I spent 15 years in the corporate landscape, specializing in training and leading sales teams in a fast-paced, quota driven environment. I excelled at aligning business challenges with smart solutions and inspiring others across the organization to impact cultural change.
My leadership and personal development skills were honed during my tenure in the private sector, where I experienced first-hand the negative effects of poor leadership and lack of self-care. I transformed the workplace culture from toxic to thriving and, after suffering my own breaking point, I altered my circumstances and developed successful methods for a healthy, holistic life.
I am now a speaker, trainer and co-author of two books – the bestseller, Women Who Ignite and Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me This Sh!t Before. I train and coach elite performers on my techniques to ‘have it all’ without losing it all. I’ve appeared in Forbes and Best Self, and I’ve delivered my keynotes and trainings to organizations such as Panasonic, Merck, IPSEN, US Foods, CBRE and Coldwell Banker.
I am also a Certified Professional Success Coach and I partner with Bo Eason, international presence/story coach, as an Accountability Coach for his exclusive Warrior Mastermind program.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. You can also find me every week at a leading national health club organization motivating members as a certified Les Mills BodyCombat instructor.
Married to my supportive and loving husband, Matt, we live in Southern California where we were both born and raised. We enjoy life with our beautiful children, Jordan, Ethan, and Reese, camping, hosting fun-filled evenings with friends, and spending quality time with our nearby extended family.
Audiences and clients describe me as inspirational, passionate, dynamic and relatable as I empower them to expand their mind beyond the expected so that they may find reality in their dreams.
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