"I got this. I'm smart and capable. I think. Do I really know what I'm doing or do I just appear to know what I'm doing? Am I tricking people? What if I fail and people discover I don't have my shit together?"
SOUND FAMILIAR? WELCOME TO A PEEK INSIDE MY BRAIN.
Hi ya'll. I'm Erin. I help women who are stuck in the mental overwhelm that comes from navigating a new job or new opportunity. I help them to step into their abilities by getting calm, clear, focused, confident and in control. And perhaps MOST important, I teach them how to succeed while ENJOYING the process.
I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE INSIDE A MIND THAT EXHAUSTS YOU.
My mind used to be my motivator, and my enemy. One day I felt strong, the next day I felt defeated.
I longed to feel calm, decisive, in control, stable, strong and resilient. I wanted to take more risks, push my potential and ENJOY MYSELF. I was in my own way in ways I couldn't even see.
And even worse, I was a master at appearing together. I had a Phd, a job as a professor, a husband, dog, and white picket fence (literally). My fear of failure, fear of judgement, perfectionism and self-doubt were invisible to the world, and sometimes even invisible to me.
MY JOURNEY OUT OF THIS MENTAL SHIT STORM WAS NOT THE SMOOTHEST RIDE.
For me, it all started here...
Meet 11 year old Erin. Fun, free, creative, thoughtful, playful, bubbly me. I had just watched 'Dirty Dancing' with my best friend. I was not only in LOVE with Patrick Swayze, I was in love with my life.
I was willing to try new things and look stupid while doing it. I didn't think much about failure or what others were thinking of me. I was too busy dancing.
This was BEFORE I became a master at overthinking, perfecting, fearing failure and attempting to control people’s judgements. Before I focused on molding myself into being someone that others would view as smart enough, pretty enough, successful enough, skilled enough...blah blah blah.
This was me before I became fucking exhausted by my mind.
I looked up at 34 years old with a full “successful” life, and yet that free-spirited girl dancing on my best friend’s twin bed, was a million miles away.
I wanted her back....I committed myself to hunting her down.
I started searching for her by blowing up my life. Yep, remember I said it wasn't the smoothest ride here. I tried EVERYTHING to find her, only to discover she couldn’t be found in a new job, new city or new life. 11 year old me was simply suffocating inside my mind.
I NEEDED TO STOP SEARCHING OUTSIDE MYSELF TO FIND HER AND START UNLEARNING THE BULLSHIT THAT BURIED HER TO BEGIN WITH.
Drawing on my Ph.D work in communication, I quickly became obessed with diving into the research on:
I dove in full force. I wanted to learn everything I could learn. But I knew that knowledge wasn't enough. I had to uncover my own patterns and fears. I needed to do the work on myself in order to show up differently in my life and my career.
As I dove into therapy and coaching, I realized that so much of my suffering was coming from my own mental patterns. I realized I was not only holding myself back from reaching my full potential, but I was preventing myself from EVER enjoying the ride.
I'll say it again, my journey through this wasn't smooth. I spent years unnecessarily confused about what was really at the root of my anxiety and exhaustion. When I finally figured out how to change my relationship to my mind, myself and my work, I knew I had to help other women do the same,
So, that catches you up to now! I'm Erin.
I HAVE A PH.D. I'M A TRAINED LIFE COACH. AND MOST IMPORTANT, I AM YOU. I AM YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MINDSET SHIT-STORM.
Erin was absolutely amazing to work with! She knew exactly how to laser in on the work patterns that were in my way. She is a master coach.
To say enrolling as a client of Erin's was the best decision of my young adult life is an understatement!
If you procrastinate, or are prone to perfectionism, or have imposter syndrome, you won’t be after you have worked with Erin.
I understand what it feels like to worry you aren't as capable as people think. I know what it's like to overthink yourself into exhaustion. I get what goes on inside a mind that is fearing failure and judgement. And I know what it's like to long for more enjoyment, resilience and calm in your daily work.
I found 11 year old me. Finding her changed my life.
And finding her has allowed me to help woman like you get out of your own way so you can not only succeed in your work but ENJOY yourself along the way.
A few random tidbits about me:
I am terrified of Outer Space --like legit can’t watch a movie about it.
I confuse BASIC animals that I should have learned in 1st grade. I need to get one of those kids books and study it.
I love ALL the cheesy shit people make fun of as “basic” online including holiday decorations, UGG boots, lattes, my little dog, yoga pants, etc.
I’ve lived in Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, Oregon, and New York. I love both tiny town living and city life.
I was in a commercial flight plane crash in high school during my FIRST EVER FLIGHT. No one was hurt but I did get to slide down the yellow tube onto a foamed runway.
ENOUGH ABOUT ME. I WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU.
What's going on in your mind? Are you feeling the overwhelm, overthinking, perfecting & second-guessing? Are you navigating a new job or the growing pains of new projects and opportunities? Is your mind telling you that you don't know what's up and you might fail at this?
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