Carl Jung said,
"The privilege of a lifetime
is to become who you truly are."
I agree and I'd like to help.
Hi, I'm Angela. I help people uncover their authentic selves and support them in embodying and living authentically in all aspects of their life.
Living and leading authentically has not only transformed the lives of my clients, but mine as well. Growing up as a creative kid and the youngest of five in constantly changing environments, I learned to become something of a chameleon, shape shifting and code switching to meet the demands of the situations I found myself in. This left me with little sense of who I truly was. As an adult, this phenomenon played out in my personal and professional lives too.
While in art school, I excelled at assignments, but struggled with determining my own creative parameters. In making friendships and dating, I wasn't very discerning and just kind of went with the flow. And when I first became a manager, I acted the way I thought managers should act and modeled the behavior of others, but it never felt quite right. Acting like an idealized manager felt like wearing an ill-fitting, borrowed suit and it created an invisible, yet palpable barrier between me and my team. They could sense my inauthenticity and they responded, not with animosity, but with mild wariness. This was uncomfortable for all of us and definitely not a formula for success.
But an interesting thing happened when I started being true to myself. My life began to come together in a way that felt more empowering and less hemmed in. I felt more engaged and less apathetic. My sense of pride stemmed from the value I brought and what I had created rather than what I had endured or accomplished. I outgrew some relationships and gained new, more supportive ones. I became more at peace with myself and my art became more expressive. In essence, I liked and respected myself a heck of a lot more!
As I became more self aware, I allowed myself to respond genuinely during the great and really difficult times at home and at work. Rather than adhering to polarized thinking or holding an its just business attitude, I began to foster real connection with myself and others, which led to better relating without hindering clear, direct communication. This deeper relating aided me in keeping my focus on achieving both the longterm goals of my organization and the development of the individuals of which it was comprised. In other words, a win-win-win!
When you are authentic with yourself, you can't help but be authentic with others.
As a coach, I leverage my knowledge and expertise in personal growth, leadership, executive development and creativity to help people uncover their authentic selves and support them in embodying and living authentically in all aspects of their life, and I'd like to help you too.
Read what people have to say about working with me here.
A progressive series of leadership roles at Capital One, JP MorganChase and Franklin Templeton Investments leading both global and cross-functional teams
International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach
Coaching certification from New Ventures West School of Integral Coaching
Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas
Reiki Level I Practitioner
Enneagram Institute Level I Certification
Too many master classes and non-certification courses to list!