I've been there—in that place of hopelessness and despair—waiting for something to get better. Waiting for an answer. I felt helpless many times during my adult life.
I never felt 100% at ease in any job, even though I could do the job well. Marketing, public relations, communications, editing, writing, non-profit, corporate and government—you name it, I did it. I spent nearly 20 years job hopping, eager to find contentment. Each time I thought that I'd found the right path, I was wrong.
I'd tell myself, "Every job has bullshit, I just need to roll with it." In truth, all I felt was trapped and sad. I was in survival mode many times. High-stress, fast-paced jobs made me feel trapped and they were the catalysts for a big breakdown. After a month of crying before work, crying on the way to work and dreading Sunday nights, I had a meltdown. I spent three days in a stress facility. The jig was up.
After three months of serious soul searching, I emerged as a new person—ready to be real, open and present. It was time to be honest, accountable, make a big decision and take action. I knew I couldn't go back to the corporate world. I wanted to help people who had been through the same thing as me—and man, there are A LOT of us! I became a life coach and it's been a time of joy and unconditional support.
Whether you're setting the course for a new career, springing life into your current job, finding a meaningful intimate relationship, rediscovering your passions or connecting with your spiritual side, I'm here to help. We’re partners. I absolutely believe you have the answers. Let's find them together!
Angela Jorden, ACC, CPC