When I was growing up, my parents always said “We don’t care what you do, as long as it makes you happy.”
And for a while, that was a struggle. Every job I found myself in I’d look around wondering: Am I happy? Is this the one? But inevitably, something would feel off and so I’d move on.
Eventually, I started to focus directly on this question… what made people happy at work? I studied Neuroscience at Vassar college, did a Fellowship in Community Engagement, worked as a Facilitator for a Professional Development program and ran ethnographic studies of company culture.
But it wasn’t until I was hired as a Coach, that all the pieces started to fall into place. I saw that everyone was in that same struggle, and realized that there were tools that could help! I went back to school, studying with iPEC to earn my CPC (Certified Professional Coach), and began building my practice. (Yeah, weirdly it happened in that order).
Now I am very happy at work, and I get to use all my personal and professional experience helping others find that same feeling.