I thought I'd take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Sigrid.
I'm an experienced executive and an MBA, a speaker, a facilitator,
a teacher and a mentor. I'm also an artist,
and a yoga and meditation teacher,
and I believe in creating a wonderfully joy-filled and productive life.
I'll work with you to bring out your best in every challenge and every
project. I also believe in the possibilities that lay in every day, in every unfinished
work, in every aborted article or blog post or book, in broken furniture
and in broken dreams. I believe we can, if we actually want to, revisit
unrealized dreams and make something of them. I also believe that those
dreams may no longer fit us, once we allow ourselves
to try them on.
I truly believe that we live in choice. I believe in getting our
hands dirty (both figuratively and literally).
I love to play in the dirt. I believe that we get to make our own rules
about what our lives will look like and that we can craft a life we love…
And I believe that our lives can be complicated, and painful and difficult
and that it can take lots and lots of coffee and a group of supportive,
loving friends to get through some days, while other days we can pull
an entire team forward.
I am a strong believer in intentional daily practices that include (for me),
yoga and exercise, getting outside, painting every day,
writing every day (and coffee every day).
I spent many satisfying years building a career in the not-for-profit sector
and public service, having acquired a Bachelor's degree in exercise science
and a Master's in Business Administration, always within the broader
health field. That work, at that time, was the perfect work for me to be doing.
But after almost 20 years in various levels of management, I needed
a change - along with the rewards, I had experienced depression and anxiety,
and felt that it was time to do something new, something joyous for me at
THIS time. So I wrapped up my executive job, took training and developed
new experience in speaking, teaching, leadership mentoring and art -
to create a life that fits ME now!
One of my ongoing challenges is accepting that, for all of us, this life is
always evolving. As my
life changes, and as I change and grow, the life that fits me now may not
fit me perfectly forever. And so a large part of my work is living
and thriving within an environment of constant change.
Many days I'm still amazed that I have so completely
changed my life. The transition was not easy, not simple and not fast.
It included mourning what I had always thought the peak of my career
would look like. It included taking paths that didn’t end up feeling
like I thought they would. It also included uncovering what gives me
joy and including more of it in my life. So now, I feel blessed that
every day includes opportunities to do what I love, to share what
I love though workshops and coaching and mentoring others to
uncover parts of themselves that they miss without knowing it,
to rekindle the excitement of possibility in their lives. I do this
knowing that as I walk with others down this path of reinvention, I continue
to walk my own path of reevaluating and recreating.
I share this life with my fabulous husband (who puts up with and
encourages my artistic messes and other tangents and tryouts)
and two teenagers, as well as a dog named Bear. And I am so, so glad
that you’ve joined me in at least part of my journey!