Hello! I’m Elizabeth.
I’m a mentor and transformational guide.
I’m dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be.
You have a dream
A radiant vision pulls you forward…
An exalted relationship. A sacred livelihood. Flourishing vitality.
Perhaps all of the above. Or maybe, simply, it’s a way of being in the world that is infused with grace and clarity.
Your desire. This magnetic pull — this allurement — that draws your heart towards your vision? This is the universe expanding through you. As you. You ARE the creative edge.
Your radiant vision IS the desire of the Universe, wanting to be expressed through you, as you. In other words, what you desire is the creative urge of the Universe.
What does that mean for you?
It means that your radiant vision—your heart’s desire—is worthy of all the love and support you can possibly allow. It means that the Universe is offering you full permission.
Will you say “yes” to your desire?
Will you say “yes” to you?
Yes? Oh, good!
Because every new step you take to bring your radiant vision down to earth and into form requires something of you. It requires a letting go of how you knew yourself before.
To bring your radiant vision into form requires nothing less than a shedding of the old limiting narratives you’ve held about who you are and what’s possible for you.
Whatever desire you have for your life, in the creative manifestation of that, you are called to release how you’ve known yourself historically, maybe how others have seen you too, and to expand your experience of yourself.
Discover yourself anew. Awaken dormant parts of your Being. Embrace possibilities beyond the limits of what you’ve imagined in the past.
Become the person you most want to be.
I am here to help you do that.
Your vision beckons you forward, and I am here to support you in creating the inner freedom so you can bring your radiant vision into form.
What is your heart’s desire? I’d love to know. Are you ready to take your next step?
Your desire is the sacred invitation from your soul to become the person you most want to be.
You become the one who has the relationship, the livelihood, the health — whatever it is you feel called to create. I am dedicated to helping you create the inner transformation that makes all of this possible. And I offer the following for your support:
Whole Hearts in Love
Whole Hearts in Love is the result of my own healing journey of love, longing and relationship. It’s a course (online and in person) for women and men who want to release old love paradigms based in lack and build a radically new world of love and relationship that is sourced in their own wholeness.
I created Whole Hearts in Love because it IS possible to create deeply satisfying, enriching love and relationship. My early childhood and relationship experiences of pain, abuse and isolation are what inspired me to leave no stone unturned in my quest for wholeness. That quest led me to profound insights and healing, and enabled me to completely transform my world of love and relationship. I’m delighted to share what I’ve discovered with you through this course.
One-on-one sessions together are part mentoring, part intuitive reading, part energy healing. With a healthy dose of fun.
Absolutely everything we do together is grounded in your truth. I support you so you can liberate yourself from outdated and limiting narratives about who you are and what you’re capable of. You align with your own innate wisdom. You claim your own sovereignty as an empowered creator.
By the way, I believe this is how we heal the world — when we, individually and collectively:
- honor our own freedom and truth, regardless of what tradition or others may have planned for us;
- discern and align with our own greatest good, no matter how radical that may appear to those clinging to the status quo; and
- stand in our own value and birthright to be and express the fullness of who we are.
Private Immersion Retreats
Want to go deeper and be held in a sacred container as you transform your world?
I offer soul–nourishing, transformational retreats to clients who want to open to their evolutionary edge and truest expression. This three-day private immersion experience, tailored just for you, is hosted in my home, nestled in the harmonic beauty of nature, only 20 minutes north of San Francisco.
Here’s the thing about sharing my story. My story, like yours, is not linear, simple or pat. Our stories are complex weavings of pattern, texture and color, rendering a rich and ever evolving tapestry.
What I’d like to do is give you the simple, official version in a few lines here, and then follow that by sharing one of the many threads of my story that might resonate with you too.
The official story
I’ve been working with inspired creators for over a decade. I’ve…
- guided women and men, helping them create love and relationship founded in their own wholeness and empowerment.
- facilitated senior executives in their growth as conscious leaders and impactful communicators.
- consulted with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and transformational leaders in the expansion of their sacred business offerings.
- led coaching clients on mountain wilderness adventures, helping them connect with their genius and passion.
Prior to all of that, for nearly two decades I held executive leadership roles in both international and national organizations (mostly non-profits), aligning the organizations’ communications with higher purpose for the benefit of the communities they serve.
Adventures in higher education include B.A. and M.A. degrees in French (I taught college-level French for a stint); a Classical Archaeology degree at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris; and M.A. coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I continue to feed my curiosity and sharpen my toolset through other trainings and certifications in coaching and facilitation, as well as energy alchemy and clairvoyance.
A tiny bit of backstory
These days, it’s virtually impossible for me to do anything that I don’t totally and completely love and want to do.
But, this hasn’t always been true. In fact, to me, this is nothing short of mind blowing considering the should-filled, rule-following bubble I popped out of.
Growing up I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as having preference and desire that were unique to me, much less be free to honor and follow them.
Once though, in college, I had an economics professor I really didn’t like. He just rubbed me the wrong way. I judged him for slacking off on the job, not really putting much energy into grading our papers or offering constructive feedback. And honestly, economics was not my bag. I was taking this class because it was a requirement.
I decided to not turn in a final paper, which was a major part of our semester grade. For a people-pleasing rule-follower like me, this was an epic act of dissidence. I remember feeling a mix of exhilaration and fear as I watched my classmates turn in their papers. I expected my semester average to take a hit, which it did.
However, the upside of this experience was that I discovered that the world did not come to a crashing halt when I decided, “No, it’s not my preference to do this paper, and I’m OK with the consequences.”
I had taken a small step towards breaking the spell of others’ requirements and planted a tiny seed of liberation in me.
I began to test this out a bit more. I went to Paris after college and studied classical archaeology at the Ecole du Louvre, supporting myself by au pairing. I spent the summers in Israel, working on archaeological digs. Life was thrilling and exciting. I was poor as a pauper, yet I was on an adventure, feeding my mind and soul.
But I was still tangled up in the old story: doing what I loved, no matter how freeing and fun, was of little value to the world.
That at some point, you’ve got to buckle down and get serious. Eventually I returned to the US. I buttoned myself up and launched into the working world. I taught college French. I was a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. I lobbied Congress for a health care nonprofit. I ran communications for a national nonprofit. I ran communications for an international NGO.
I was busy marching to the beat of everyone else’s drum.
Until, one day, sitting around a conference table with some VIPs in Beijing (at the time I was head of communications for the World Anti-Doping Agency, a part of the International Olympic Committee, and we were preparing for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games), I decided, “I’m going to find out what I love, and then I’m going to do it.”
Actually, the first thought that ran through my head was: “They’re paying me a whole lot of money to care deeply about this, and I just can’t fake it anymore.” Over the next four months, I resigned my post, put my house on the market and moved back to the US.
Within a few years, I’d moved to California, and built my private practice, coaching and providing communications consulting for nonprofits.
At about the same time, I also re-entered the dating market. I told myself: this time I’m not going to lose sight of who I am and what my preferences are, I’m not going to let my people-pleasing run amok. I decided that I would keep honoring what showed up for me in the moment, no matter what.
I was determined to have a full voice in my relationship for once.
I had just met David (who is now my husband). We had plans for a second date. But as the date approached, I noticed I was feeling less and less excited to go out with him, though I couldn’t put my finger on why.
The old me would have gone along with the original plan with a “wait and see” attitude. However, this time, in my commitment to honor myself, I decided to share with David what was going on. I texted: “I’m losing energy around getting together next weekend.” Most guys would have said OK and cut their losses, never to be heard from again. But to David’s credit, he replied: “Wanna talk about it?” Why yes, yes I did.
We got on the phone, and in that conversation what I discovered was that 1) I did NOT want to go out to a fancy restaurant like we had planned, 2) I was still interested in seeing him again, and 3) I really wanted to go for a walk in nature together. And so, that’s what we did. It turned out to be a magical afternoon where we connected on a deep soulful level. And the rest is history, so to speak.
The message of this particular thread—what I most want to share with you here—is the value of your desires and how they are here to guide you to your truth.
Sometimes your desire first shows up as a “no” that, when honored, leads to an even bigger “yes.” The catch is, you don’t usually get to discover what the big “yes” is all about until you honor the “no.”
And then, what happens over time, at least it has for me, is that life becomes more and more about the “yes.” Living so fully tuned in to your “yes,” it’s virtually impossible to do anything that you don’t totally and completely love and want to do.
Ultimately, this is about self-value and self-love.
Do you value yourself enough to say “no” to the old limiting narratives that would keep you small and unfulfilled?
Can you love yourself so much that you say “yes” to you, and honor your unique preferences and desires?
I am dedicated to honing self-value and self-love. It has made all the difference in my experience of myself, in my relationships with others, and in my ability to create and share my gifts with the world.
Now I teach what my journey has taught me. I’d love to share what I’ve learned with you.
If you’re interested in working together, send me an email at email@example.com … I’d love to support you.