At 34 I was making great money as a sales rep, in the construction industry. Driving a new blue sports car, a closet full of expensive clothes and living a happy single life. My life looked perfect, friends were envious, my mother was proud.
On the inside I was dying, I was a broken soul and the self-abuse through drugs and alcohol was beginning to take its toll. Family and friends grew concerned, they could not understand why I was sabotaging my success.
Harboring a horrific secret, no one knew the pain I was suffering, and I contemplated and came close to dying by suicide. Fortunately, after watching “Oprah” share her secret of incest, child sexual abuse on her show, I knew the only way to fix what my perpetrators broke was to get help.
After years of healing, I courageously shared my story sitting next to the woman who unknowingly saved my life. October 2009 I was a featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and shared my secrets of incest, child sexual abuse.
Now as a Professional Speaker and speaking coach I help others find their voice and live positively in their life. The THRIVE Perspective® program is an innovative approach that focuses on mindset success for 100% personal accountability. Helping others become a Leader in their life, because “There’s always and Upside no matter what we’ve gone through” TEDx Talk “Healing Sexual Abuse Can Start With One Word”
“I’m a survivor of the Larry Nassar Scandal, thank you for your TEDx talk.” Kayla Galecka, Former Gymnast
Specialties: Professional Keynote Speaker, Certified Public Speaking Coach, Certified Mindset Success Coach, Women in Business and Work/Life balance
“Many of our members gave me a big Thank You Hug and said, “I needed to hear that!” Ginger Carlisle, Regional VP – Primerica
The Real Deal……
• Certified Positivity/Happiness Master: MindPT Program
• Certified Leadership/Empowerment Coach: John C. Maxwell Team
• Certified Speaking/Presentations Skills Coach: World Class Public Speaking/Craig Valentine Program
A mentor and volunteer for several organizations, Dress For Success-Tampa a program supplying needy individuals with professional attire, sponsored by the Women’s Professional Group in Tampa. A Mentor and keynote speaker for The Crisis Center: Take Back the Night and International Suicide Prevention. The Centre for Women, The PACE Center for Girls-Hillsborough and Girl Scouts West Central Florida.
Speaking Coach for TEDx Cinncinatti and TEDx Ocala
Publications include memoir, “His Puppet No More”, and a newly published e-book/audiobook, entitled, “The Principles of Potential”. Motivational speaking programs include a home-study program, “Speak Effectively, Grow Your Business”. In addition, a contributor to the audiobook, “Panic to Power” and to the Amazon best-selling motivational speaking handbook, “World Class Speaking in Action” and “You Can Help” Guidebook for friends and family of survivors of abuse. You can purchase these books/programs in the store.