Girl, you were MEANT to SHINE!

“If you want to have greater clarity about your passions and goals, and what might be getting in the way of your embracing them, Christina is the coach for you.  She will help you create a clear vision for what you want in your life and how you want to be as you move in that direction.”  – Vicki Flaherty, Blogger and Author of “Mostly My Heart Sings.”

I believe each of us is born to LIGHT UP the world with our own uniquely beautiful sparkle.  We shine brightest when we tune into our heart’s stirrings- our interests, passions, strengths, talents, desires, and dreams.  Like facets of a diamond, we radiate a FULL spectrum of color when we embrace who we are and let ourselves been seen. Turning inward, we discover we are equipped with an inner compass to guide our purpose and path.  We are called to step out in faith… to step into the light… to BE the LIGHT.

Sound so simple, doesn’t it? Like a three-step recipe you might find on Pinterest: tune in, embrace, step into the light. Check, check, check! So why are so many of us fumbling around in the dark, looking for the light switch?

Many of us spend our lives in complete darkness- either unaware of our light or trying desperately to hide our light.  We’re afraid of what we will find if we turn inward… we’re afraid to be seen… afraid to be judged for being who we are…afraid people will think we’re inadequate or an impostor… afraid that showing our light will drain our energy or make us vulnerable.  I can certainly relate! We play it “safe” by choosing careers which are respected by our parents or society (me!), marrying the person who looks like a suitable spouse on paper, depriving ourselves to look a certain way, or trying our best to blend in with the world around us.  Meanwhile, we know in our heart of hearts that something just ain’t right….

Marianne Williamson describes it best in “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles:”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

If I didn’t call myself a coach, I’d call myself a Light Liberator.  Because that’s what I do… I help my clients discover their light and give themselves permission to shine.  I help my clients identify and release limiting beliefs which keep them small and dull their sparkle. I guide them in reconnecting with their desires and dreams, and then taking baby steps and big leaps to consciously create the life they’ve always envisaged. I (tenderly) hold my clients accountable for taking action. I support them as they work through their fears and step out in faith.  I encourage them to dream big and teach them that, like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, they’ve always had the answers inside themselves. 

Your Light is asking to be liberated too- your Light DESERVES to be FREE. Our world needs you- the REAL YOU, with all of your messy glory.  Girl, you were MEANT to SHINE!  If you are still reading this, then your heart is nudging you to take the first step towards a more sparkly, joyful, liberated life.  Reach out to me for a complimentary 30-minute chat to learn more about how I can support you.

The Details: 

I offer individual coaching for women, as well as group coaching and workshops. I coach my individual clients over the phone, typically holding 60 minute sessions twice a month with email support in between.  My approach is holistic, coaching the whole person as opposed to one aspect of my client’s life.  Generally speaking, most coaching clients focus on setting goals and taking action in one or more of the following areas:

  • Life Design/Purpose
  • Career Development & Progression
  • Leadership Style
  • Relationships
  • Work-life balance
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Fertility & Motherhood

As part of my accreditation through the International Coach Federation, I uphold their strict Code of Ethics, which means whatever my clients bring to our coaching sessions remains confidential.  This being said, many of my clients have happily shared their positive testimonials and some of their success stories are featured in my LEAP! interview series.   Want to set up a complimentary chat? I’d love to hear from you at

(Photography credit: Bronwyn Sutherland)