Hi, I'm Devony. I coach professional Gen X women who appear on the outside to be successful, but on the inside want their lives to be different. But how?
I know what it’s like to feel stuck.
As a former HR executive, I knew that I couldn’t stay on the same path my career was traveling on but at same time, who was I to complain about having a successful career? I made a great living, worked for a fantastic company, lived in a wonderful home, and went on vacations that we LOVED going on.
Whenever I’d question my career, I’d hear my Gramma, “You made it doll. I don’t have to worry about you anymore.” How can you reject that?
But I was worried. I was seriously worried. I was tired all the time, overwhelmed, snapped at people, gaining weight, drinking daily to take the edge off, and feeling increasingly resentful about having to live like this for the next 20 years.
Does this resonate with you? I spent what felt like a decade studying life reinvention and bought every single book available on how to do it. If you could get a Ph.D. in making a career change, I would qualify.
Still, I was afraid to make the leap. Some of the things keeping me up at night:
- What people would say
- Disappointing others
- Kid’s college
- Not being able to afford our home
- Not being able to go on trips
- Being too old to take such a risk
- Not being good enough to succeed on my own
I wish I could say that I finally figured it out on my own but it took having a challenging 2019 to kick me out of my comfort zone. It’s true what they say about losing people you love and coming to the realization that life’s too short. You only get one life and that’s that.
So that’s what happened. In 2019 we lost multiple family members, including my Gramma and brother. My tether to my old life was frayed and suddenly, I became unafraid.
Instead of thinking “I might fail,” I thought instead, “I’m doing this no matter what come hell or high water.” I hired a coach who helped me figure out what I wanted, how I wanted to feel, and what I needed to do to get there.
As it turns out, it wasn’t my circumstances holding me back from making changes in my life but my thoughts/limiting beliefs about what I was capable of.
Did I need to quit my job to feel better? Of course not, but when I did it, it was with the clear intention that this was not simply a reaction to the Year 2019 but a choice. A choice I made because I finally understood and a deep level that we only get a limited time on this earth and if I wanted to do work that challenges, fulfills, and inspires me, I needed to get on it pronto!
For me, that work is coaching. It’s the career that lights me up and ignites the SPARK in me that I thought was likely lost. I now spend my days helping women like you build the confidence they need to uncover their limiting beliefs about what’s possible so that they can make clear choices, meet life’s challenges, and harness their SPARK before it’s too late.
A little bit about my educational background
I have a BA from Antioch University in Social Psychology and have done some MBA work in Human Resources. I’m doubly certified in coaching through the International Coaching Federation as a professional certified coach (PCC) and also through The Life Coach School as a certified life coach. I worked hard over the years to gain senior-level certifications in Human Resources with SHRM (SHRM-SPR) and HRCI (SPHR) which I’ll keep so that I’m able to help you with career conversations.
I’m also a Dare to Lead™ and Daring Way™ certified facilitator with Dr. Brené Brown’s work which allows me to offer workshops and customized coaching using her curriculum.
Personally, I'm the mama of two girls spanning over a decade in ages; married to Jim and have a black Shepherd mutt named Jed.
I have coached hundreds of leaders over the years. Having personally gone through what you're experiencing, I am an expert in helping Gen X women solve this situation once and for all using some very simple coaching tools that I'll teach you how to use.
Nothing you're facing is unsolvable and we'll figure this out together.
If you're ready to be done with…
- Feeling "not good enough"
- Feeling overwhelmed, resentful and stressed
- Taking the edge off with food & drink
You've come to the right place.
I'm glad you're here and looking forward to getting to know you.
If you're ready, so am I. There is no better time than now to start coaching. Coaching will blow your mind. Right now your brain only sees what's right in front of you but once we start clearing out your thoughts, you'll open yourself up to so many more possibilities!
Don't waste another minute of your precious life. Schedule a 30-minute, complimentary call to see if it's right for you.