I’m a Teacher Turned Coach, and an outdoors, climbing and hiking loving empath who one day got tired of being burned out and chronically fatigued and decided to build a new life for herself.
You see, for the longest time I had my course set to be a language teacher who would teach in developing countries and educate their teachers to leverage the childrens’ literacy, so these countries could lift themselves out of poverty (I’ve done internships and taught in both Tanzania and Gambia).
I aspired to live a life on the frontier, only serving the world through incessant hustle, suppressing my own needs.
To me, that was the definition of true success and making the world a better place…
So I hustled for it.
AND I HUSTLED HARD!
- I studied five years at university to get my masters in language teaching, with top grades.
- Worked 20-60 hours per week teaching in low-income areas and “ghetto schools” alongside my studies because I wanted to empower these kids.
- Launched my first business; a language teaching consultancy.
- Volunteered or NGO’s in my spare time.
- Worked out for 1-3 hours a day.
- Led a busy social life in a big city.
At the age of 23, I had achieved all the criteria for being successful and accomplished according to my definition.
But right at this “peak” of having achieved everything society had encouraged me to, I found myself burned out. I don’t mean just tired or unmotivated – I mean BURNED OUT. Which led me to being chronically fatigued for five years (it’s an effect of harsh burnout)…
I KNEW THAT THERE WAS MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS.
There had to be more to life than…
- waking up at 5am with anxiety over everything I needed to do.
- powering through my day with constant stress and/or exhaustion, ticking things off at lightning speed on my never-ending to do-lists.
- going to bed at 1am feeling like there were still a million things I hadn’t gotten done.
- Never feeling like what I did and who I was was enough, and like I always had to achieve more to finally be enough.
I knew that if I didn’t get out of this rat race quickly I was gonna burn out again. And again. And again…
So I turned my whole life upside down, moved out into the vast northern woodlands of Sweden and started to experiment with engineering my life to suit my own needs. I had lived my whole life so far serving others, and now I was forced to turn inwards completely. It took me six years of studying and implementing everything from neuroscience and personal development to the latest health-trends and (research-based) spiritual practices before I had recovered from my burnout and chronic fatigue (which most people live with for the rest of their lives).
Then one day I heard my intuition whisper that it was time for me to start giving back, to start serving others again. Through coaching.
This had been a secret dream of mine for as long as I can remember, but I had oppressed it thinking it was not practical.
But I felt my mission clearly:
I wanted to help people like me – who wanted to make the world a better place through offering their innovative ideas, but who had crashed due to the inhuman stress that trying to live up to our modern day ideals entail – to find a new way of living. A way that was SUSTAINABLE and adapted to their unique needs.
So one day, I made the choice to come out of my self-care shell…
I DECIDED TO SHARE THE STRATEGIES I HAD DISCOVERED THAT HAD HELPED ME OVERCOME STRESS AND BURNOUT.
I was done keeping my secrets to myself about how you can…
- feel more freedom than ever before,
- experience more peace (even though you are running an insanely successful business),
- be fulfilled by your life and work,
- feel confident and good enough, no matter what you achieve and what happens…
So I went ahead and hired a coach (one of the world’s best) that coached me to become a coach. And I launched my coaching business to help other entrepreneurs wanting to move from chronic stress and burnout to engineering their lives so they could achieve SUSTAINABLE, LONG-TERM success and fulfilment.
SO I STARTED COACHING, AND I FOUND THAT…
I will admit that I was nervous that no one would be interested in how to find more peace, freedom and fulfilment. Maybe I was the only entrepreneur who wanted this?
But as I started asking other entrepreneurs about their lives I was astonished to see how much stress they were experiencing. And how many were burning out quicker than fireworks on the 4th of July… It wasn’t just me.
It turned out this chronic stress – and oftentimes burnout – was a toxic byproduct of our hi-tech hustle and grind culture…
AND WHAT THESE ENTREPRENEURS CRAVED IN THEIR LIVES WAS CLEAR:
More peace, freedom and fulfilment.
Today, I help brilliant, high-achieving bosses to wake up from this cultural hallucination that hustle & grind = success. We all know this can work SHORT-TERM, but that it will lead to burnout sooner or later.
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY TO LIVE YOUR LIFE (AND BUILD YOUR BUSINESS).
Therefore, today I’m helping entrepreneurs realize how they can create SUSTAINABLE, LONG-TERM success and TRUE fulfilment by opting out of the crazy rat race and engineering their lives to suit their unique needs, all through advanced and individualized self-care.
Since taking the leap, I …
✓ Have had the pleasure of working with a handful of other high-achieving, soulful bosses to help them engineer a life that gives them the freedom, peace and fulfilment they crave (and that is sustainable long-term!).
✓ Have grown a community of close to 2,000 people that follow my content on Instagram, Facebook, my podcast and YouTube.
✓ Have been invited to speak at corporate events, inspiring people to overcome stress and avoid burnout by creating a life based on their authentic needs.
✓ and have woken up for the past 400 days feeling PASSIONATE and GRATEFUL to be able to serve people in this new way.
(The best part? Besides getting to help amazing entrepreneurs make the LONG-TERM IMPACT they want to do with their businesses (without it ending with burnout after 3 years), I now know that through my business I will achieve that other dream of empowering developing countries through improved education much more efficiently – by founding a teacher education program. This is still a part of my long-term business goals and my WHY.)
IT’S TIME TO STOP RUNNING AROUND IN THAT RAT RACE OF HUSTLE & GRIND AND START ENGINEERING YOUR DREAM LIFE. SO IF YOU’RE READY TO TAKE THE LEAP…