Hey there. You want to get to know me more? Rock on.
I’m happy to have the opportunity to share my story and what I’m all about. I can’t wait to connect with you!
I partner with women like you by connecting your inner purpose and passion to outer goals and strategies, which creates mind-blowing and sustainable results you’ll love. But let’s rewind a bit first.
I found myself living a life of less. That’s right… I was man-less, homeless, jobless, and really purposeless. I’d hit my mid twenties, and I was lost. On the outside it didn’t look so bad, but on the inside I was all torn up.
I was living the dream for a while. I had spent the last 7 years dancing professionally, performing and touring around the world. I was doing something exciting that I loved, but I was exhausted and often felt all my hard work wasn’t being put towards what I really wanted. Turns out I invested a lot of time and energy into a relationship with a “Mr. Right”, who turned out to be not so right for me. We broke up soon after I moved to Chicago to live with him, leaving me without a home and sleeping on couches for weeks. At the same time I was in a gap between dancing jobs, and not sure how much longer I wanted to live the crazy artist lifestyle of “broke and fabulous.”
I was in the midst of my quarter life crisis… and it was very clear to me: I was NOT living up to my full potential. I knew there was so much MORE to life than what I was experiencing. And the worst part was I had everything I thought I wanted: my dream job, the dream man, and dream life-style only to realize it wasn’t making me truly fulfilled. It felt as if was suddenly a stranger in my own life.
I had outgrown my dreams. I was a professional dancer, something I had strived for since I was a teen and spent 10,000+ hours training for. This exciting and spontaneous life-style made me feel like a rock star for a little while, but then something happened… I grew up. And that dream wasn’t fulfilling me anymore. But I kept thinking, “What would I do now?”
I was chasing someone else’s dream. And it was so much work. But since I was great at it, I kept plugging away thinking it would get easier. The 12-hour days, long rehearsals, and lack of job security kept me going through the motions, all while I wondered… “Why am I doing this again?”
I allowed my job to become my identity. I invested so much time and money (and really all of who I am) into dancing, and I couldn’t just throw that all away. My identity was wrapped up in it, which made me scared as hell to think “Who am I without all this?”
I knew I had to get the answers to my question if I was going to rebuild my dreams and starting living them again. I was done with feeling stuck, so I started the hunt to figure out what I was doing with my life.
There were a few things I did that had a huge impact:
I was honest with myself and accepted where I was. I stopped beating myself up, or thinking that I was a failure. Instead, I honored that “rock bottom” feeling and saw that I could only go onward and upward from there. I made friends with that little voice in my head that told me I couldn’t do it, and stopped self-sabotaging.
I got help, by hiring a coach. I could only bother my friends and family for so long before I could tell they were exhausted hearing about my challenges. In one session, I gained the clarity and motivation to make a huge decision… retiring from performing full time to pursue a career as a coach. I was signed up at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching by the end of the week.
I stopped caring what others thought, and started trusting my intuition more. For the first time in my life, I spent a lot of time alone. I did a lot of searching, listening, and observing. In the quiet space, the answers began to form. And, peace of mind quickly followed.
I know who I am more than ever before. I am not my job, I am not my thoughts or feelings, I am not all the labels other people put on me. And I’ve become a master at helping others see who they truly are.
My dreams are crystal clear. They are changing and evolving with me, so I won’t outgrow them ever again. I work with my clients to clarify their vision, shape bigger dreams than they ever imagined, and make them a reality.
I understand my purpose and values, which motivates me to live them out every day. I help women uncover the real goal, and guide them to see how those goals align with who they are and what they want.
You know what, I’m not sure when it happened but one day things just felt right. There was an overwhelming sense that everything was happening perfectly. Doubt and worry faded away. I can confidently say, “This is it baby! I’m living my dream everyday.” And, how many people can say that?
It is an honor and inspiration helping women experience that same enthusiasm for their life and their dreams. I’m committed to helping you rediscover who you are and redefine your purpose, just like I did. You deserve to live your dream!
I look at my life and have MORE than I ever have before. More clarity, more confidence, more purpose, more fulfillment. I had the MORE inside of me the whole time, and now I’m finally able to share ALL of my gifts with the world.
Rebecca is multi-passionate yet singularly focused on helping people live the authentic life of their dreams. A life coach, yoga teacher, retired dancer, writer, event planning guru, and connection catalyst, she brings her positivity to whatever she does.
A Texas native, Rebecca began her career as a dancer over 10 years ago. That journey moved her to Vancouver, San Francisco, New York, and finally Chicago. She has performed on stages all over North America and Europe, and is connected to some of the top artists in the entertainment industry. Honoring that she is from the school of experiential learning, Rebecca has mastered the art of transformation by moving yearly and starting over from scratch. And she’s done it again in Chicago as a life coach, business owner, and survivor of her quarter life crisis.
In 2012 she completed her training at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, becoming a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. While in New York, Rebecca finished her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Sonic Yoga, an experience that shaped her as a coach and woman. Rebecca believes both of these passions play into each other, and enable her to be the best coach and teacher possible.
You can find Rebecca writing weekly for Career Girl Network, getting intimate about stress with smallchangeBIGshift, and teaching yoga classes, meditation, and teacher trainings in Chicago at Exhale Spa and Yoga Loft. She enjoys spending her time paddle boarding on the lake, eating copious amounts of kale salad, and creating unexpected moments of enjoyment by seeing everything as an opportunity.
Who are you, and what is your purpose?
What keeps you chasing after your goals instead of achieving them?
When will you be ready to start living your dream every day?