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A hot air balloon accident, my dad's broken neck, my alcoholic mother, and my busyness as I kept bracing for impact...
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Are you a high achiever who wants to live a purpose-filled life?
Give yourself permission to explore your potential in new ways!
A little about me...
I know what it's like to seek a purpose-filled, balanced life. I was born with ambition. But I was called to this work during a pivotal moment nearly 30 years ago.
My family was celebrating my Dad’s 50th birthday with a hot air balloon ride. The ride was beautiful, but when we were ready to land, something went terribly wrong. The pilot knew we were coming in too fast and told us, “HOLD ON TIGHT. WE’RE GONNA HIT HARD!” The balloon basket hit the ground and violently bounced. My Dad was thrown out, and a rope got wrapped around his ankle. He was suspended in the air, hanging upside down below us, and was dragged the length of a football field through rows of corn and alfalfa. The next thing I knew, we were on the ground, racing over to Dad, who was face down and not moving. This crash landing left my Dad paralyzed with a broken neck and led my Mom to become an alcoholic.
That crash happened when I was just 19 years old, and ever since then, I lived my life feeling unsafe, unconsciously scared of so many things, and always bracing for impact. Needless to say, I avoided my feelings and managed my internal crisis by staying ridiculously busy—giving me the illusion of control.
We all experience events in our lives that cause us pain or disruption. I know from personal experience and the work I’ve done with my amazing clients – that despite what life gives you – there is always a way to reserve personal space, balance your needs and wants, and live a fulfilled life on your terms.
Join me so you can Charis Your Life!
I'll help you become the CEO (Chief Emotional Officer™) of Your Life
Are you feeling stuck during a life transition?
Want to finally push past the limitations of perfectionism and those pressures you’ve accumulated over the years?
Let's channel your fiery ambition inward and spark feelings of true fulfillment.
Cherish your life with me as your coach.
Cheers for Charis
"I feel in control of my life more than I ever have. I carry less guilt and fear and I'm more productive"
"Before working with Charis, I was feeling overwhelmed and stuck, without enjoying what I was doing or knowing how to change it. I knew I needed a change but was afraid to change anything... Charis helped me understand the root causes of why I was stuck where I was and shared useful and user-friendly tools to help me address my fears going forward. Charis is gifted at relating and educating in a way that is natural and empowering. The tools I learned feel commonsense but are not something I would have thought of on my own. To think I could have gone my whole life without the knowledge and insight gained from Charis! I feel in control of my life more than I ever have. I carry less guilt and fear and I’m more productive. How is that possible? Ask Charis!"
Christine, Attorney in CA
"I leave sessions feeling lighter and wanting more"
"Charis is a safe, caring, patient shepherd who provides a space for me to be messy and vulnerable. I leave sessions feeling lighter and wanting more."
Megan V. in CA
"an incredible guide, helping me navigate aspects of a transition that initially were overwhelming"
"Charis has been an incredible guide, helping me navigate aspects of a transition with my practice that initially was overwhelming. She assists me in logically thinking through my options and helps me take the steps I want to take to move forward with my goals."
Dan Zugell, ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Expert in PA
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Behind the Scenes
I hope you enjoy connecting with me and find my approach refreshing as you learn supportive ways to Charis Your Life 😉
A saying on the wall of my studio says, "Life is Art – Paint Your Dreams". I bought it in 2013, just a few weeks after my Mom passed away. I loved the sentiment, yet I wasn't authentically living it then. Well, now I am, and it feels awesome, and I want that for you too.
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Oh, and the adorable dog you see everywhere is our 4.8 pound Havapoo named Heidi.
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