I used to be a mechanical engineer and homeowner. I had retirement savings. I was safe, stable, and secure.
But inside, I yearned for adventure. I wanted to see more of the world and two weeks of vacation per year wasn’t cutting it.
So I sold everything, respectfully quit my job, and set out to travel around the world for over two years. I hiked through jungles, ate foods I’d never seen before, and developed a greater sense of self-confidence.
And along the way, I met a beautiful woman who changed my life.
We traveled through Australia, China, and Sri Lanka together. We moved to Montreal and got a cat named Kiwi. I learned to speak French. She encouraged me to go back to school and eventually I left the corporate world and launched my own coaching business, all with her support.
My girlfriend and I had a loving, solid relationship.
Then after five years and countless adventures together, we broke up. I said goodbye to Kiwi and left the place I called home.
I struggled at first. I grieved in not-so-healthy ways and got sucked into the vortex of negative feelings.
But then I got curious about my breakup. I wondered, “How can I heal faster? What’s the best way to move on? How can I use my coaching skills to make this easier to deal with?”
It was a journey filled with self-reflection and growth. I learned how to get comfortable with the negative feelings, reframe my mindset, and move forward with more confidence, peace, and happiness.
I turned my breakup into an opportunity to become a better, stronger version of myself.
Coaching helped me move on from the shittiest breakup of my life—and now I use my knowledge, skills, and inspirational messages to help others do the same.
After earning my engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in 2006, I worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager for almost 10 years.
But 9-to-5 and engineering wasn’t for me so I decided to make a change.
I went back to school and earned my Professional and Personal Coaching Certification (PPCC) from Concordia University. I’m also a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
As a certified coach, I have the ability to help my clients dig deep, get clarity, and create plans of action to move their lives forward.
As an engineer, I’m able to look at problems from different angles and help clients come up with solutions.
And as a high level athlete and world traveler, I motivate, inspire, and push people when they need a nudge forward.
The bottom line is this:
I’m not your typical “Life Coach.” If you’d like to find out how my coaching could help you create a better, happier, more purposeful life, I encourage you to get in touch.
Year Of Fear
In 2016, I decided to start a blog called the Year Of Fear. My goal was to face a new personal fear every month for one year.
This is what happened…