If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
Get to know yourself. Pay attention to your actions, thoughts, and choices. What is the motivating reason behind them? Seek out someone you can learn from. Find a mentor, a group or individual who helps you to embrace who you are in this moment. Someone who you feel truly supports you and ignites a desire inside to be an even better person….and I would offer gratitude for all the hardships, challenges, and obstacles she overcame to give me the opportunities I have today and the wisdom I can now share with others.
What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
I live what is referred to as a portfolio career. What was (and truth be told sometimes still is) a concern for how people perceive me is also what I appreciate most about my career. I wear many hats and I enjoy the diversity of what I do on a weekly and daily basis. I love looking for the underlying patterns and connections of what I do with each of my clients that continue to help me grow and become creatively versatile in my work. When I can draw from one profession to support a client in an entirely different way, I get excited to see how my experiences translate into different avenues. I feel this allows me to recognize limitations are only a perception of what I create.
What is your number one priority when it comes to your career and daily work?
To be unabashedly authentic.
Where do you see yourself in five years? How do you envision your future?
I see it much like it is right now. Exploring new ventures, continuing to educate and evolve myself and enjoying the moments I’m in. Perhaps where or how I live will have changed, my career will have shifted… if history is any indicator, that’s a pretty sure bet! But…the underlying motivation never changes. Learn what you can, live fully while you’re here, and have gratitude for all of it.