It turned out to be the year alright, 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 may that change was to quit my career.
And now, I have the opportunity as a public speaker, executive trainer and author to follow my passion to inspire and support high-performers.
In my personal life, I've regained control of my health, my husband and I have reconnected on an even deeper level and now I laugh with my children.
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.
With over 15 years of leadership and training, I share my skills, personal experiences and research to empower elite performers in their professional and personal lives. I understand these challenges after suffering my own breaking point where I transformed my circumstances and developed successful methods for a healthy, holistic life. Now, I provide my audiences with strategies and resources to 'have it all' without losing it all.
I am a bestselling co-author of the book, Women Who Ignite. I obtained my CPSC certification from Success Coach Institute and I've completed courses with Brendon Burchard, one of the most successful online trainers in history, according to Oprah.com, and Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach and Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. I also work with Bo Eason, international presence/story coach, as a Warrior Mastermind coach.
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 and as a Certified Coach with Fit Body Boot Camp.
Married to my incredibly 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 Resse, camping in the desert, hosting fun-filled evenings with friends, and spending quality time with our nearby extended family.
My clients describe me as inspirational, passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic about empowering audiences to move beyond their current reality.