My StepIn2Purpose Story

Only 7 years ago, I was working full time, but frustrated and stressed by the nagging feeling that I just wasn’t doing what I was created to do. My time and efforts, no matter how extensive, just were not producing the results I wanted for my family, my career, and even for my team at work. I was miserable, constantly exhausted, mentally spent, and emotionally checked out. I was stuck, not feeling a sense of purpose, and living for Friday to arrive. I needed a change, but I wasn’t sure what kind of change or how to make the first move.

Until God and life put me in a time out – 4 days of back to back issues that left me with no other choice but to stay home and ponder my path ahead. As I cried and prayed and reflected… and cried some more… I realized that I was looking for whole life fulfillment, but only considering part of the big picture. I slowly began to understand that if I used every employment opportunity I received the right way, no matter how small or insignificant, I could create a path to my place of purpose – the point where my passions, gifts, education, and calling converged. It was in this moment that the seeds that would grow and become StepIn2Purpose were planted in my heart.

As I began to take bold risks, and get creative about cultivating my gifts that were going unused in my customer service focused 9 to 5 role, doors of opportunity to discover career fulfillment I did not know existed, one by one began to open. I said YES! to assignments and projects that put me totally outside of my comfort zone. I learned more meaningful approaches to networking, so that I would develop and deepen mutually beneficial relationships that would last beyond a job opportunity.

I discovered my love for writing, and helping individuals to tell their story through their career documents, interview preparation, and even in everyday conversations. I recognized that with the right career strategy, I could tap into various aspects of my personal and professional interests, and find new ways to bring all of my interests together into a career journey that brought me joy. Most importantly, I allowed my faith to lead me, and I discovered that as I became more authentic, bringing my whole self to my work, rather than the compartmentalized version, my gifts began to make room for me.

I found that as I helped others to tell their stories, I became all the more clear on how to share my own, leading me to author two books along the way – 40 Days Lighter: A Devotional Journey for Women Determined to Life Free, and my most recent release – The Beauty of the Bloom: Keys to Embracing Your Journey to Transformation. I discovered my passion for teaching, speaking and coaching recent graduates, established professionals, and growing entrepreneurs towards personal and career success.

And you can take your own journey towards your place of purpose as well!

My mission through StepIn2Purpose Consulting is to help you to embrace your purpose, develop language for your calling, and find opportunities to flourish in your personal and professional life. Whether you’re looking for podcast episodes that inform and inspire, easy-to-use career development resources, encouraging blog posts, or a knowledgeable sounding board to help you strategize your next steps towards your future, I want to join you on your journey as you step into purpose!


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Live FREE!

“So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.”

John 8:36 (MSG)

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.”

Galatians 5:1 (MSG)

Live FREE.

As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2018, it can be tempting to fall back into the same traps that slowed our progress in past years. I have become vigilant in identifying and rejecting the broken cycles of fear and doubt that once held me captive, threatening to ensnare me once again.

Walking out our journey to lighter living, means being intentional about maintaining our freedom. We may not be able to control everything that happens to us in life, but we have been given the power to respond to life in a way that maintains our freedom.

Today, refuse to be entangled in situations, conversations, relationships, commitments, habits, or thought patterns that draw you away from God, and lead you back into bondage.

Rejoice in the freedom we have received, paid for with Christ’s sacrifice on an old rugged cross, and released to us by His resurrection from the grave.

Let God’s reckless love overtake you today, and live lighter!

Worship While You Work

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“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Colossians 3:17

In a day and time where entrepreneurship is “the movement” or the trend, we hear so much about “being your own boss”. I have felt my own momentary zaps of empowerment electricity as I go ahead and heart another Instagram post reminding me that I’ve got this!

For some, business ownership has become a badge of honor to be worn with pride, a pedestal to rest on while everyone else marches to the beat of an employer’s drum. It’s become a means to look down on others, especially if we don’t feel like the people around us value our products and services as much as we do. We spend so much time working on our brand, that at times we begin to neglect or forget our identity.

For those of us who say we are followers of Christ, it is especially important that we honor God, first and foremost in our business ventures. Colossians 3:12-14 reminds us that our best business – and life – suit consists of clothing ourselves in compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, forgiveness — and over everything else — LOVE, which holds the whole get up together.

Colossians 3:17 serves as a relevant reminder that whether we own our own business and have employees working for us, or we show up faithfully to someone else’s workplace, we all report to One higher than ourselves – God. When our clients take us for granted or our managers overlook us, we can be confident that God sees our work, and knows our thoughts. We can offer up our work as an act of worship, glorifying God through our integrity and humility, even when our efforts are unseen by human eyes.

So let’s make those boss moves, while making the name of our Ultimate Boss great in the earth!