Asking yourself, “is this as good as it gets?”
I get it. I’ve been there, too.
Entrepreneurs and leaders hire me to “make performance matter”, because most are held hostage by their own fears, limiting beliefs, and actions.
So I help them break free so they can translate strategy into action to surpass their goals, enjoy more freedom, and Make performance matter
Bottom line: I provide accountability, coaching, and training so that you flip old patterns of beliefs and behaviors and start designing and living the life you’ve been wanting and deserve.
You’re here today because you’re ready to break free from your own fears, limiting beliefs, and
actions to SURPASS your goals,
ENJOY more freedom,
And MAKE performance matter
MY STORY OF OVERCOMING ILLNESS AND ADVERSITY
My story started when I was finally diagnosed with a heart defect at the age of four (after being seriously ill since birth). The doctors told my parents that, if I didn’t have the risky surgery, I would be an invalid by 12 years of age and wouldn’t live to be 18.
I spent the next two years of my life not being able to participate in physical activities and waiting for the optimal time for surgery. The surgery happened in the spring when I was six years old.
When my parents saw me immediately after my surgery, my cheeks and lips were so rosy - they thought the nurses had put lipstick and blush on me. I’ve loved the springtime ever since, and every year I state, “I come alive in spring”. But it took me many decades to understand why I felt this way.
It’s because I DID “come alive”
in the spring,
after my surgery.
THE “WHY” BEHIND MY “WHY”
Once I recovered from surgery, I was able to do everything I had missed – play outside, climb trees, walk in our woods, and run races. And I promised myself I would never miss out on anything ever again, and I would my life to the fullest! And this became my “why”.
My “why” led to my mission: To empower people to achieve their fullest potential by living all areas of their lives in alignment with their values and life purpose. This involves shifting from a fixed to a growth mindset.
After 25+ years of living my life by design…
I realized I had a gift of creating breakthroughs
and living with intention.
As a heart-centered, business-savvy, straight talking Speaker, Coach, and Trainer and Founder of “Yes, Shift Happens!” TM, I’ve guided thousands around the world to “Make Performance Matter”. Using my unique system, I empower clients to achieve their goals, live their dreams, and enjoy more freedom by teaching them how to transform (shift) their mindset from “life happens to me” to “I create my life”.
Shift (verb) actively moving from one place to another
Instead of a quick fix to feel good in the moment, I’ve developed a unique system so that my clients know how to “feel great their entire lives”.
And talk about shifts! I know just how powerful these shifts can be as I’ve successfully maneuvered huge shifts in all areas of my life – both personally and professionally.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner
I bring a plethora of expertise to my clients. My first career was as an educator, elementary and post-secondary, so I know how people learn and how to measure performance. When my son was born, I stayed home to be a mom and found myself divorced when my son was 2-years old. After I transferred my last dollar from savings to checking, I started calling everyone I knew, because I needed a job. I accepted an office job.
I HAD A BREAKTHROUGH – I REALIZED I LOVED THE BUSINESS WORLD
Then I had an extremely successful career in senior management level positions at 3 global manufacturing organizations, where I helped leaders design a path for high performance; I was also the first Female Director in the United States at one of these organizations.
But I just knew that my skills were needed by smaller organizations. That’s when I had my next breakthrough, and I left the corporate world to start my company, Making Performance Matter®, where I worked with organizations to develop them and their people.
THE BIRTH OF “YES, SHIFT HAPPENS!” TM
I came upon my most recent shift, as many people do, as the result of a medical crisis. The “Yes, Shift Happens!” TM program arose from an opportunity I had to address a group of women shortly after my thyroidectomy. When I had finished speaking, I just couldn’t stop thinking about how much these women could benefit from the opportunity to focus on themselves and to have a safe space in which to do so, surrounded by other women also trying to better themselves. And “Yes, Shift Happens!” TM was born.
The structure of “Yes, Shift Happens!” TM is a combination of the kind of work I perform with my business clients and the type of personal action plan I’ve often assigned myself – focusing on identifying and shifting limiting behaviors and actions. With this, I combine solicited feedback/ feedforward, accountability, and one-to-one coaching, so my clients experience the mindset shifts to help them overcome roadblocks and start living their life by design.
The art of identifying people’s passions, skills, and talents
and cutting away years of limiting fears, beliefs, and actions
is a trademark of my success.
AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT FOR YOU, TOO
You deserve this! Let me be your first step to taking action!
Imagine surpassing your goals, enjoying more freedom, and living your dreams! I provide accountability, coaching, and training so that you shift old patterns of beliefs and behaviors and start designing and living the life you want and deserve.