I BELIEVE IN HUMBLE GRATITUDE, THE POWER OF POSITIVITY AND THAT WHEN A WOMAN KNOWS HER WORTH, SHE BECOMES UNSTOPPABLE
HI I'M WHITNEY!
Founder of FLAME and a certified women's empowerment coach who loves nothing more than to see a woman find her voice, stop doubting herself and gain the confidence she needs to smash her goals, make a bigger impact on the world and start living life on her own terms....
THIS PASSION STEMS FROM MY OWN JOURNEY
Deep down, I always knew I was destined for a life outside the box and on my own terms...however my road to freedom wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. It was (and still is) a process that started with a commitment to make some serious changes in my life NO MATTER WHAT… but to get to that decision, I had to endure a lot of pain and discomfort brought on mostly by my own lack of confidence, self-worth and fears.
As a square peg trying to fit into the round hole of the corporate world, I spent 13 years in PR, marketing and management working for small start-ups to the Fortune 500.
On paper, I was a great success and to others, I appeared to have it all, but as time went on I lost my flame.
Working in environments where stress and anxiety were the office norm, a 60+ hour work week was considered a badge of honor and negativity spread like cancer, I would sit and think…something isn’t right here….this is not how I imagined my life to be..
I longed to do something that really mattered to me but didn’t have the confidence or clarity to understand what that was, let alone go after it and had hundreds of stories in my head of why I couldn't do something different, why I wasn’t worthy and why I wasn’t enough. I would doubt every idea that came to me and allowed fear and insecurity to rule.
On top of that, I was an incessant people pleaser, constantly putting the needs of everyone else's before mine even if it meant putting myself in situations that did not serve me.
Before long, my mental and physical health started to suffer and despite my collection of jazzy titles and comfortable salary, I remained unimpressed with myself, my potential and my future outlook.
Then came 11/11/11.
An auspicious day for some but for me, the day I discovered my husband's affair.
While one part of me died that day, another part....one that I had long forgotten about, started to come forward....
AND SHE HAD A LOT TO SAY
This part of me was a woman who knew her worth, a woman with big dreams, and a woman who was determined to take responsibility and no longer listen to the fears, excuses and doubts that kept me small.
It was time to start living on my own terms and I became fiercely determined to create a life I loved no matter what it took.
1 year later, I mustered up the courage to end my marriage and move 4,000 miles away from family and friends to London, the city where I had dreamed of living since I was 8 years old. I thrived there and in just a few short years, earned a Master's degree, gave up a cushy corporate salary to follow my heart through entrepreneurship, rekindled my passion for photography, traveling and found REAL love.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO YOU
FLAME and the #MEFIRST METHOD is the manifestation of the lessons I've learned along the way combined with my divine purpose, and passion.
I’ve now dedicated my life and mission to helping amazing, incredible women like you find the confidence and clarity to live a life on your own terms so you can truly rise to your fullest potential and make a bigger impact.