MY PERSONAL JOURNEY OF IDENTITY & ALIGNMENT
How I found my life after almost losing it.
I have traumatic brain injury. It's not something I hide, well, because I can't. The neurological effects of the injuries left me bed-bound for eight years and that's tough to hide.
Being bed-bound was hard but, no joke, coming back to life has been harder. For those of you who have been through a similar life or company derailment, you know what I mean.
Understand brand strategy and alignment was something I became obsessed with helping others find because, quite frankly, I couldn't find it for myself. My injury, sustained at 7 and again at 32, left me wondering who I was (brand) and confused about how to align my life.
I'm writing a book because I've been asked and because coming back to life, I've decided, is a waste if my journey only benefits me. Others are also struggling with their identity and their value. I know because every time I tell the story during a speech, the line is long filled with people trying to get to me to share their own story.
Get on the booklist if you'd like me to let you know when I'm done and you can buy it. And book me below if you'd like me to come and speak to your team about finding their own worth and identity. You'd be incredibly surprised how many people struggle with these very things.
I'm looking forward to sharing my story with you. Know that I am writing it with you in mind.
THE HEALING KIT
Healing Toolkit in a Box
The truth about healing is sometimes recovery is the hardest part. It can feel like unchartered waters of newness and growth. The new life of recovery of life after illness, trauma or setback can be exciting, in principal and on a whole but in practice - the day by day, moment by moment - that can be more difficult.
I knew I needed to develop a process to help me heal and began gathering touchstones, physical items that helped me on my journey; rose water, a rose quartz heart, colored pencils, a blank journal. I shared my secret healing box with a friend who was going through a healing journey of her own and she wanted one, too. I decided if I was going to make one, I should make 100. These are those boxes, in digestible pieces.
From those who have received the boxes, I have heard things like:
“It has the ability to meet me right where I am.”
“These words are what my heart wants to say, but can’t.”
”It makes me feel grounded in a way that nothing else can.”
“I’ve kept it by my bedside every day for a year. I don’t know what I would have done without it.”
People say "time heals all wounds." And some of that is true. But true healing, empowered healing, is an interactive process. The most powerful thing we can do is resolve to be an active agent in our own healing. True healing asks you to not only let time pass, but to bring your core forth in a new way, in a fresh way, in a way that is healed and transformed and full of hope.
I found healing through this box. It is my sincere desire that you do, too.
A NOTE FROM COR
UNCONVENTIONAL. IRREPRESSIBLE. BUILT ON HOPE.
I am drawn to unconventional thinkers because I have led an unconventional life. As a child, I suffered traumatic brain injury which caught up with me in my thirties and rendered me bed-bound for eight years. I have spent a disproportionate time alone, which led me into a deep exploration of my core: a molten hot and explosive center of creativity, innovation and growth. The core is not unique to me. It is inside each and every one of us, desperate to be released. It has become my mission to help people and companies identify their core and bring it forth.
I have worked with billion dollar companies building business opportunities for markets exceeding $8.2 Trillion, strategized with founders of unicorn startups, talked with presidential hopefuls about their campaigns, and interviewed globally recognized icons at the top of their game. What I have come to know as truth is at the end of the day, no matter their station or success of their game, everyone comes home and looks at themselves in the mirror and asks: Am I doing what I was designed to do?
As a core-coach, a core-champion, a core-identifier and unearther of truth, I am uniquely equipped to help individuals and companies discover and embrace their core until it colors and drives everything they do.
We are all here for only a whisper of time.
WHO are you?
WHAT will you do with the time you've been given?
HOW will you do it?
These are the questions we all must answer. The answers will come from the core.