I get it.
You want to know why the heck you should even consider working with me. I BELIEVE you deserve to know how I got to where I am today.
Especially because I know you expect me to walk the walk if I’m talking the talk! The truth is, my life wasn’t always as stress free and fulfilling.
Backtrack with me for a second to the early days of my career.
Bright eyed, bushy tailed, and fresh out of college, I launched my career in the corporate world of Interior Design. It was most definitely the perfect outlet for the creative streak I’ve always had in me, and so I started out 9 – 5, climbing my way up the corporate ladder.
At the very young age of 20, I had the opportunity to transition into the field of Network Marketing - a FABULOUS fit for me at the time - because it taught me a TON about running a business and allowed me to be in business for myself at a young age without having to worry about all of the overhead expenses.
Some of my closest friends came from the people I met in that industry, who I am still dear friends with today
I earned two All-Expense Paid vacations to some of the most beautiful, tropical destinations imaginable!
I earned a GORGEOUS luxury vehicle (that I still drive today!)
I was in complete control of my calendar and was eventually able to walk away from my 9–5 J-O-B
I traveled the world with my friends and make some incredible memories all along the way
AND, I also met the love of my life who told me that one of the main reasons he fell in love with me was my ambition (And yes, we later planned the wedding of our dreams and eventually got married!)
I seemed to have the perfect life with lots of success on the outside, but on the inside I secretly felt like I was chained to my work.
And as much as I wanted to, I felt like I couldn’t stop working. I thought if I did, that the whole image of success that I’d built for myself would come crumbling down, and people would see me as a fraud.
“Work harder! You need to work harder!”
was the tape that played over and over again in my head, day after day, year after year.
I felt the need to get up early, stay up late, and go-go-go all day long
I barely had time to eat or even take a deep breath in the course of a day
Self-care was NOWHERE on my radar
I found myself sacrificing time for the things I wanted to do (like exercise and spending time with family) in order to make room for more work
My relationship with my friends started to suffer: I began to isolate myself because of my over-booked schedule
My relationship with my husband started to suffer: we couldn’t even talk about my work anymore without me having an panic attack
It finally reached a point where I COMPLETELY lost sight of who I was and of what I even wanted in life anymore.
I felt scattered, overwhelmed, and on the verge of burnout
I didn’t even want to get out of bed in the morning… it seemed easier just to hide under the covers
Yet still I worked and worked because I was worried about what everyone else would think if I quit
And because of all of this, I went into a state of deep depression
In fact, my own wake-up call didn’t happen until the day I found myself sitting in my doctors’ office. I had just been diagnosed with cancer… at the tender age of 25. I can remember it like it was yesterday: my ears started ringing and all of the faces in the room went blurry. I felt a hand reach out and grab my hand.
I could sense the concern of my doctor and the fear of my husband, and in that moment my whole world came crashing down around me.
So fast-forward to post-recovery:
I took all of the energy that I spent working and running myself into the ground and redirected it.
I dove DEEP into personal development and devoured every course, live seminar, book, and podcast I could get my hands on!
I sought the mentorship of others, and even hired my own coach who helped re-ignite my fire and taught me how to get crystal clear on my personal goals and dreams. I learned the tools and skills I needed to be able to conquer my old habits and stop spinning my wheels.
All of this personal development allowed me to get back in touch with the REAL me
Now, I KNOW what I want and I know how to go after it
I’m CLEAR on my life goals, and that clarity has fired up a new, fresh, and exciting energy within me!
I found the courage within me to launch my own business: one where I am no longer working to fulfill an image of success and I’m able to just be me, in my life and in my business, and I can’t tell you how LIBERATING that is
Self-care is a priority for me now, and my relationships are flourishing
Above all, I’ve been able to STOP SPINNING, Stress LESS, and Live MORE
And I’ve developed a simple, clear 4-Step Roadmap to help other entrepreneurs do the same
Because guess what? I want this for YOU, too. And it’s totally possible. I’ve combined all of my education, mentorship, training, and life experience and have created a Roadmap to teach entrepreneurs how to Stress LESS and Live MORE, too.
I’ll teach you how to leave stress and overwhelm behind for good so that you can be free to lead your life and business from a place of focus, balance, and clarity.
I believe you deserve achieve the life and business of your dreams WITHOUT having to sacrifice your own needs, wants, and desires along the way.
You CAN have it all. IT IS POSSIBLE.
Let’s work together to achieve it.
Courtney Elmer is a STELLAR coach! Sincere, authentic, and personable, she’s able to look at any challenge with a refreshing perspective, helping her clients to transform their thinking and TRANSFORM their lives. You’re in good hands with Courtney and you can expect incredible results.