Hi, I'm Erin.
I'm a certified NLP Coach Practitioner, hypnotherapist and Time Line Therapy® Practitioner. My mission is to help my clients let go of burdens they're (unknowingly) carrying so that they can go full-force into a future of their dreams.
It all started when...
Well, I don't know. I think it started about ten years ago when I knew I loved psychology, but I stayed with my first love, writing, through university. That's where one of the most limiting beliefs that I've ever adopted was given to me. My English professor, who was also my advisor and someone who I respected immensely, told our class one day that we could either be really good writers or we could be rich. There was no crossing between the two.
And that, folks, is how our worlds are limited bit by bit, by well-meaning people and without us even understanding the consequences of the words that we allow ourselves to hear. That day, I created a new belief that my fundamental creative nature could not co-exist with wealth. Either that, or with wealth came the shame of knowing that I must not be a good writer. Both were compromised circumstances and I wasn't about to compromise quality of work, which meant I was going to have to compromise wealth. Without that wealth, I knew that my choices would be limited and the stamped-up passport that I'd dreamed of, the great education for my children that I'd often thought of - even at a young age - as a must-have, the ability to move through the world with ease and generosity was just gone. It was all just gone in that one day, in that one class room, with that one sentence, reinforced by my single decision that my professor was right. My life was now even more limited than it had already been.
Even though I didn't know it at the time, the belief that my life was limited was proving itself to be true over and over and over again simply because I believed it to be so. I found myself in a cubicle job; small and boxed-in. I was a part of the rat race where my colleagues would make jokes when they showed up wearing their matching Banana Republic sweaters on accident and the standard response to "how are you?" was "living the dream", dripping with sarcasm and completely undermining the knowledge and the possibility that any of us, could, in fact, go live our dreams. But the beliefs that kept me in the cubicle walls and the conversations that I heard day after day after day were steadfastly chipping away at any notion of what life could be like - if only I believed something different. Something like...
It was a long time before I began to even have a notion of the Napoleon Hill quote above. It was years of chronic depression and debilitating anxiety interrupted with short bursts of motivation and glimpses into what I was capable of. After a pretty lengthy depression, I found myself on a doctor's table crying uncontrollably, riddled with shame at my inability to either understand or control my own state of being. Pills were prescribed. Things got better. I started taking control of my life: I bought a house, got into shape and was kicking ass at work (which was no longer in a cube, but in a downtown Denver agency where I was working side-by-side with the owner). So naturally, I got off the meds.
Soon, I met the man who would be my husband. He was everything that I had visualized and more: kind, smart, handsome, romantic. But there was a catch - he was away a lot for work. A lot. And committing to the relationship meant drastically changing my life. I moved. I married. And it was time to move again.
Before we moved, I had a miscarriage. I went to our new home several weeks before he did reeling from the hormones, the loss and being in a new city that I had zero connection to. My days were a blur. I was at rock bottom. I wanted to end everything. I believed that there was no point. That was in the summer of 2016.
But just like beliefs, decisions have just as much power to shape our destinies and our lives. For me, it started out with a little decision: throw away the opioid pain-killers the doctors had prescribed me to "manage the pain" of the miscarriage. By standing above the toilet, bleary-eyed and panting, watching those little pills go into the drain, and out of my reach forever, I was making a decision to live. To see what was on the other side of the darkness. To see what I had inside of me.
Turns out, I have a deep desire inside of me to help people understand that they really are the masters of their destinies. It is in our beliefs and our decisions where our realities are formed. I started to feverishly journal about a life that was creative and full of options; where the tool of money was an unlimited resource and that I could move freely as it was required to support my husband's career. I became clearer and clearer of what that would look like - being a coach, helping others shape their beliefs, showing them how to access the powerful states that are lying inside of them this moment so that they can never meet their rock bottom - or if they already have, they break any patterns that get them to that moment.
Once I identified the tools that could allow me to serve clients, I went for it full force. And here I am, ready to help you. Yes, you. You could be an executive, a creative, a stay-at-home mom, a single dad, a teenager, an elder - as long as you have a deep desire to nurture a relationship with your inner resources that can make you unstoppable and are willing to do the work, I can help you.
I thank you for taking the time to read my story. If you would like, we can hop on the phone and set up a time and go over the simple exercise of setting a goal. Even if you don't hire me as a coach, the time that you take to create a goal with give you more clarity, direction and focus, getting you that much closer to a life without limits.