What’s my story?
Instead of giving you my bio of qualifications, I will instead share some deets on me as a human being.
10 Facts about my life that will give you a better picture than a resume:
- I was born in Sweden and raised in the U.S. Moved to the US with my family when I was 5 and always knew it was my life’s dream to move back to Sweden “one day”. Of course I thought that one day would be when I retired but it became when I was 43.
- My previous career choices were always “safe” and carried with them very black and white vibrations. Banking, sales, management, residential real estate sales, administration in a primary school, human resources, and work environment officer. I always enjoyed helping others, however, it was always under the direction of “bosses”. Now being my own boss I am living my dream and I feel more alive and passionate about life than ever. Even after the age of 50!
- I have a healthy “fascination” for knowing the truth and for hearing and speaking the truth. Even when it ain’t pretty. I love to know what is really going on in the background of a story and to see and hear how someone ticks.
- I have a freakish personality trait where I love to organize things, thoughts, ideas and people. I like to put things in order and to look at them in compartments. It is a natural thing for me to do and that is probably why it has always been easy and enjoyable to help people look at their problems my whole life. Hence my career path rolling into formal coaching.
- I have an obsession with food. Eating it. Thinking about it. Cooking it with friends and family. I wake up fantasizing about breakfast. That’s normal, right??
- I have very expensive tastes and a very frugal mind, I love simple elegance (in style, fashion and personality), I love reading a good book and drinking a cup of hot tea, I love to travel in first class and not have to pay for it (upgrades!), I have never met a stranger, I say hello to everyone, I pick up garbage when I walk because I hate litter, I love all animals and believe they all deserve love, shelter, food and to be honoured.
- I battled with low self esteem up until I started my Life Coaching education at the ripe age of 50. Seeing it, working on it and letting go of limiting thoughts, beliefs and blocks has helped me tremendously. Accepting also that I am an extroverted introvert allows me to navigate my life better now. I love to be around people, have an amazing time then I need to have quiet and alone time. A perfect balance for me.
- My Life Path in Numerology is a Number 2 and that’s the Mediator. Totally lived my entire life pulling people apart from each other and trying to get them to talk. A natural instinct for me.
- Thomas and I have been in each others lives since we were 5 years old. We were in the same pre-school class together in Sweden. We re-connected 2 times as adults but only during family visits and then in 2009 I met him at a mutual family members wedding and I fell instantly in love with him. So strange. It was as though I saw him for the first time. He and I now live in his family home in the same town I lived in when I was 5 years old. The circle is complete. Small world, huh?
- I am an overall chill, happy person that loves to connect deeply with authentic and real people who want to make the world a better place by actually helping out when they see there is a need. I love to hang out, drink red wine and talk about deep things … like FEELINGS. Ooooh! Alarming how many people are scared of that topic. Discussing world hatred and politics is NEVER my thing and I will run from the conversation… take my glass of wine and high tail it out of there and connect with someone sitting by themselves in the corner. That’s my style. Much rather sit and dote on that person than listen to that other crap.