I discovered coaching after a traumatic life experience—a sudden and nearly fatal illness— that altered my concept of a fulfilling life. After several surgeries and a month in the hospital, I could barely walk or talk. Yet something inside me knew that I was going to be okay. With an unfailing sense of the positive, a lot of hard work and determination, together with incredible support from family and friends, I regained my health. I realized that I had been given the opportunity to create the life that I always wanted. This led me to discover that I had a mission to inspire and empower others to find and live their authentic selves and I have been coaching ever since.