“There is a fundamental shift happening in the way we view work. It’s no longer just a job or a paycheque. It’s the intersection of our core values, natural gifts, cultivated skills, and the needs of the world. Entrepreneurship thrills me because I see it as the realization of human potential and possibility for our planet.”
After working with a hundreds of start-ups, founders, executives, creators and investors, it was clear:
My passion is helping people who are helping the world.
As an executive coach and seasoned psychology expert, my clients tell me that I move with ease from ally to challenger to guide to aha-finder.
How do I pull that off?
My superpower is helping clients tap into conscious, subconscious, and unconscious levels of the mind – where real and long lasting change happens. From there, it becomes much easier to step into aligned action and innovative inspiration.
My work blends business acumen with the innate wisdom of the body, with philosophies from the world’s wisdom traditions, plus a handful of degrees in psychology and post-graduate training in neuroscience.
It’s an uncomfortable paradox that the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that help entrepreneurs succeed – the ones that shape them into remarkable and accomplished humans – are the same ones that are detrimental to their relationships, well-being, and ultimately, their business.
If emotional baggage is holding you back professionally, impacting your health, or hurting your relationships, I can help you make peace with your demons without losing your edge.
Because your mission does not have to destroy you.
Do not let mental blocks get in the way of your success.
You can work in a way that supports the whole human you are.
Creating a humane territory for entrepreneurs to create, disrupt, and innovate is an inside job that begins within each of us.
Looking for more personal stuff?
Head this way.
My qualifications n’ such…
- 15+ years working in the field of psychology
- 10+ post graduate trainings in different modalities (Hypnotherapy, Neuroscience, Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy, NLP, EFT, ACT, CBT, IBP, EMDR – ask me what all the initials stand for, I’d love to chat)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
- Master’s Degree in Psychology
Want more? There are two ways to work with me.
You got into entrepreneurship to feel free (and have an impact and build wealth, of course).
Free from the lengthy commutes, day-long meetings that could have been emails, and having your life micromanaged by – well – anyone other than you.
And while you’ve escaped the hamster wheel of the nine-to-five, you still can’t shake the feeling that this whole entrepreneur thing is harder than it should be.
Being an entrepreneur (founders, free-lancers, start-ups, bootstrappers, and side-hustlers, I’m looking at you too) is awesome.
Until it isn’t.
Here’s what’s easy – doing work you love that helps people you care about.
Here’s what’s not – pretty much everything else.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
If we don’t work on our stuff, our stuff will take over our work. It will run, and ruin, our lives and businesses. We need to take the reins of self-responsibility to show up for ourselves and our well-being.
This is especially important for entrepreneurs because the daily life of running a business often includes,
Hiring and firing, pitching and presenting, setting boundaries (or not) – you’re often navigating complex interpersonal dynamics. Having exceptional skills and support makes this high-stakes communications game a little less stressful.
Some months you may be rolling in it and some months you may be breaking open your kid’s piggy bank to make payroll. Okay, even if it’s not that bad, finances can trigger a full-body response from the central nervous system, which can make anxiety spike and cause uncertainty to set in. And, well, if you have ‘skin in the game’ then the stakes are even higher.
Whether you’re a solopreneur or a leader of a team, there’s something lonely about being ‘the only one’ or ‘being at the top’. Genius doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but most business owners are living in one. Without having sounding boards a cubicle away, it’s easy to feel isolated. Loneliness seeps in and can set the stage for depressive feelings.
You know you are not your business, but still. It’s easy to blur the lines between your worth as a human and the value of your company, between business failures and personal failures, between losing a contract and feeling like a loser, between receiving a ‘no’ from an investor and feeling personally rejected.
When your family doesn’t understand what you do, your friends think you’re one of the ‘lucky ones’ and everyone relies on you for all the things … the burden that can feel mighty heavy at times.
When you were a kid, you may have dreamed of infinite screen time, but the reality of your dream come true isn’t as great as your 13-year-old-self imagined. Hours in front of a screen is burning out your pleasure center (dopamine overload) and making your neck, back, hips and eyes beg for mercy.
Photoshopped pictures of ‘perfect’ people coupled with the constant stream of ‘overnight success stories’ and the ‘5am club’ and ‘crushing goals’ all while ‘killing it’ and the trap of comparison creates unattainable standards and a narrative of never good enough.
When the risks are high, uncertainty is higher, vulnerability is great, and the pressure is greater, it’s easy to get swept away in fear (fear of success, fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, fear of rejection, fear of not being good enough). The cycles of self-doubt and visits from the imposter monster are draining and distracting.
Despite being part of the club that’s always posting about their epic morning routines, hacking their habits, and writing listicles for how to live your best entrepreneurial life, when you’re on deadline or swamped to the max, clean eating, consistent bathing and eight hours of sleep are the first things to get flushed down the toilet (you know, that thing you sit on to do your business. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, 75% of people use their smartphones while on the toilet). The drop in self-care and increase in stress can contribute to low self-esteem and generalized anxiety. In every other industry, there is recognition that people have a right to take care of themselves. But, in entrepreneurial circles hustle-culture prods you to grind yourself into the ground.
You landed the contract, got the gig, nailed the deliverable, and have a box full of love notes from happy customers. Your hands are above your head, hooting because you remember why you decided to hop on this wild ride. And then … the deal falls through, a lawsuit lands, a customer complains, and you tumble into the depths of overwhelm and despair. As you eye the “Help Wanted” signs at your local Starbucks, you wonder if you’re cut out for the entrepreneurial life or if your life would be better spent sipping free Matcha Lattes and being everyone’s favourite barista.
When shit hits the fan and you need others the most, that’s when you feel the pressure to be the rock, to stay steady in the storm. I get it … you can’t pass the stress onto your employees, your friends still don’t really get what you actually do, your family is tired of hearing about the business. But, that pressure needs an outlet so you don’t implode.
With all this emotional debris to manage, it’s unsurprising that drugs and alcohol are the go-to for numbing, coping, bonding, focusing, optimizing, and socializing in the entrepreneurial world.
This gig isn’t an easy one, that’s why studies have shown that,
72% of entrepreneurs directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues (compared to 48% of non-entrepreneurs).
- 2x more likely to struggle with recurrent major depression, be hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder, and have suicidal thoughts and ideation.
- 6x more likely to deal with ADHD in their daily lives and have symptoms that interfere with their productivity (and profits).
- 3x more likely to face generalized anxiety and substance abuse problems, and often self-medicate to unplug at the end of a day.
- 10x more likely to have a mood regulation disorder that needs regular upkeep for day-to-day functioning, like Bipolar (types I and II).
This is a problem.
Entrepreneurs make up about eight percent of the global population and are exponentially more likely to suffer from mental health problems.
And yet, it’s not talked about.
Instead, entrepreneurship is fetishized and glamourized.
Most people don’t hear about the burnout, the crippling anxiety, the insomnia, the deep dives into depression or the suicidal ideation. While many view entrepreneurships as a dream career (and in some ways, it is), it’s also a very rocky road.
I’ve worked with enough entrepreneurs to know that most do extraordinary things because they are fueled by something difficult (past traumas, fear, imposter syndrome, personal demons, perfectionism, chronic discontentment, not fitting in, neurodiversity).
They have found a way to channel the hard stuff into good stuff – but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.
This is where I come in.
“Helping you find the opportunity – for joy, fulfillment, love – and growth within the wild roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship is what fuels my passion. I believe, with my whole heart, that by empowering you to have a healthy mind, we will build the world we want our children to grow up in”
I’m a psychology expert with a focus on your mindset and mental health.
I can’t tell you exactly what to do to make sure your business succeeds, but I do know, the number one way to make sure your business fails is by losing your mental health.
Here’s what I know for sure — the most brilliant and creative amongst us are sometimes the most troubled. And, nowhere is that clearer than in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
We need to protect your mind, because you matter and our world needs you.
It’s entrepreneurs who are trying to solve what seem to be unsolvable problems—everything from the health care crisis to the erosion of the environment to social issues.
You are doing remarkable things in the world and your beautiful mind deserves a special kind of support.
Mental health can feel scary, messy, and impossible.
Especially when you’re an entrepreneur.
I’m here to help you feel like it’s not.