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the growing pains of growing up.
Before I could help other young professionals figure out adulthood, I had to figure it out myself.
KIDDING AROUND. NOT.
Ask any old friend, family member, or past babysitter: I had issues.
From fears of fires & thunderstorms to sleepovers at a friend's, anxiety was a major part of my childhood identity.
Then came middle school when I went from terrified tot to terrified teenager. I was so anxious that I developed an eyebrow-plucking habit (#byebrows).
By now you're probably thinking: "Wow. What a hot mess." Hot mess aside, the silver lining during this phase of my life was the family who helped build my courage & transition me into adulthood.
My once hyper-aware, hyper-anxious self grew up & was off to college.
When I got to the University of Wisconsin in 2010, it was like a switch turned on. I was a busy bee, balancing design studies with weekend football games, sorority events & a newspaper design job. I even took a leap of faith the summer of Junior year & studied abroad in Italy. College was my jam.
Thanks to friends who were on the journey with me, I swapped anxiety for joy in order to experience some of the best years of my life. This same support system followed me into life as a young professional.
Then, the big day came. I landed my dream job as a Disney Cast Member.
It was Fall of my Senior year and I was pumped to start my very first job as a graphic design intern that Winter. My dream of working for Disney was 20 years in the making, thanks to annual family vacations & trips to Orlando.
Fast forwarding: my six-month internship turned into a year-long adventure, all because I had a team to guide me. When the chance came to stay with Disney after my internship, I said 'Yes!' to five more years of making magic & transitioned into full-blown adult mode.
ADULTING SO HARD
Once my intern training wheels came off, I was constantly in hustle-mode trying to land a job with Disney. For three years, I worked temporary jobs, project assignments & roles that just didn't fit me. I was burning out.
By the time I got the gig, my mom was diagnosed with cancer & I was ending a toxic relationship. It was too much at once, so the anxiety returned. For a year, panic attacks, insomnia & depression became part of my adult life, a life I thought was on the up.
When I leaned into mentorship from therapists, friends, colleagues & self-help gurus, I found me again.
The Next Chapter
WIN AT ADULTHOOD
These stories bring us to today. The fact that you read this far down tells me that something resonates with you. We are connected in some way...
Simply put: I am you. I am the same young professional who's figuring out adulthood. I'm the same person trying to reach milestones, make an impact on the world, find joy - win.
28+ years of overcoming anxiety has led me to this next chapter of my life as a coach, a chapter that I'm excited to share with you as your coach.
So if you're ready, let's go.
FROM THE FUL FAM
Beginning a career at your dream company can be overwhelming, especially when it's your first job after college. I came to know Ali through an intern group she led. In these groups, we were met with encouragement & guidance, whether it was advice on next steps we should take in our careers or personal lives. Ali was so optimistic that it created a positive environment. Through her guidance, I have felt more confident & comfortable pursuing my career goals.