I am on a heart driven mission to empower women to thrive in their lives!
I support women to embrace self-love, honor their self-worth, and own their personal power to live a life in alignment with their highest self and highest happiness.
Through my work with clients, I have witnessed women radically transform their lives in a short time: relationships become more loving and supportive; they discover their life purpose and create an inspired life; achieve goals; start their own businesses; move through transition with grace, and shift from feeling helpless, lost and alone to owning their personal power and taking charge of their lives!
Working together, I will help you to discover your life purpose and create a life and career you love!
CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!
It takes courage, strength and commitment - but when you are ready to say enough is enough - I want POSITIVE CHANGE in my life - you are ready to go!
I AM HERE TO GUIDE YOU INTO A NEW WAY OF LIVING
Way too many amazing, beautiful women are trying to change their life in the wrong way.
They are desperately trying to feel good, look good, and fill up the emptiness on the inside by focusing on the outer stuff. Many women (me included!) present to the world our strong and confident selves, when on the inside we battle with insecurities, self-doubt, not feeling good enough, and a lack of self-worth. We value other peoples opinions more than our own. Our view of ourselves is shaped by whether or not we think other people like us, approve of us, accept us and think we are good enough.
We identify ourselves by our titles: Mother, wife, business title, and outer accomplishments
Society and us included typically measure our success in life by our material wealth: house, car, designer clothes.
Validating our lives and self-worth by external measures breeds insecurity, inauthenticity and a break in connection from our true selves.
If this resonates with you, don’t feel bad or beat yourself up over it because our society cultivates us to think this way. However, with awareness, we can choose whether or not we are going to follow someone else’s rules for a happy, successful life, or define our own!
By reconnecting with our true essence, examining our core values, what sincerely brings us joy and happiness, we can begin to live authentic lives aligned with our highest self.
When we live authentically, and self-empowered, we make miracles happen! Positive change happens! You begin living a meaningful life by your own design!
I am here to support you on your journey to self-empowerment,
discovering your life purpose and creating a life and career you love!
HOW DO I KNOW THIS? BECAUSE I'VE BEEN THERE.
Those of you who know me may be surprised to hear my story, but I am here sharing it because I want to help others. So here it goes, in all honest, rawness and open-hearted truth.....
Before I got married, I was living an empowered life. I had a successful career in technology, was an exhibiting painter on the side, traveled, was engaged in the world and community, and enjoyed going out with my friends.
When I was 30, I married an amazing man. I was in bliss. Shortly after I was married, I stopped working. So lucky right? Yes and no. Then, I became a mother. - which I adored. I had everything I ever dreamed of, and yet subtly, over time, I gave away my power and became disconnected from myself.
Little by little, and so ever so gradually that it was imperceptible, I lost a sense of my true self.
felt an identy in myself. Rather, I identified myself as "Wife" and "Mother." I no longer listened to my inner voice, instead I relied on the opinions of others to guide me. I read books on parenting instead of trusting my own gut instinct. I no longer made money and had the belief that it was the bread winner who was the one with the power in the relationship. I didn't value motherhood or myself.
My life was taken over by tending to other peoples needs and making sure those around me were supported and happy. I truly put myself last in every way.
This break from my inner source was detrimental to my well-being. On the outside, my life looked beautiful, even enviable. Yet, on the inside, I was suffering and unhappy. For the longest time, I couldn't understand why. How could I be unhappy when I am so blessed? I felt guilty for being unhappy. I felt perhaps I wasn't appreciating all of my blessings and something was seriously wrong with me. I was breaking down. Then, I truly did break down.
When I couldn't take care of myself and be responsible for my own happiness and well-being, I wasn't able to take care of anyone or anything else in my life either. Everything around me began collapsing.
If I was failing as a wife, mother and homemaker, I felt I was nothing. Misery took over.
BUT EVERTYHTING CHANGED WHEN...
At the point of being on the edge of falling completely over the edge, I was finally motivated to make significant change in my life! My despair was a catalyst for personal awakening! I started on a path of self-discovery. I shifted from looking for my happiness through others, to looking for my happiness within.
I took action and invested in myself and my own well-being. I hired a life coach. I had worked with therapists in the past, but life coaching was radically different. I not only visioned the life I wanted, but I created the life I wanted.
A powerful turning point in my personal transformation was this shift in perspective:
I had the core belief that Self-care was selfish. Then I came to understand that the truth is
PRACTICING SELF-CARE IS BEING SELF-REPSONIBLE!
Instead of looking to my husband and kids to make me feel loved, I began looking to myself. I tuned-in and listened to my inner voice. What did I need to do for myself to feel loved? What could I do to love and nurture myself? Then, honored my inner voice by taking action! I took bubble baths, I started exercising again, I began painting again. I started doing the things that brought me true joy and fed my soul.
When I began practicing self-care and rebuilding the inner connection with my true self, I started to trust in mySelf. I started to come back to life.
I DISCOVERED MY SELF-WORTH WHEN.....
I began studying A Course in Miracles, and I read Marianne Williamson's, A Return to Love. Today, this is the foundation of my belief system.
This truth spoke deeply to me:
I am a miracle of life here on Earth. I have an important role to play, and this world needs my true, authentic essence and spirit to shine!
This is a universal truth and true for you too! You are important in this world! Shine your light brightly!!
WHICH BRINGS ME TO NOW. HERE. WITH YOU.
Today, I am back in full-force and living my life purpose.
I am not ashamed to share my story with you because I think many women out there suffer alone in the dark the same way I did. I want them to know that they are not alone. I have been there and come through the other side into the light. It is my heart's desire to share the knowledge and tools, wisdom and guidance I have gained through my experience with them to help them come through back into the light too.
It is my hearts mission to empower women to discover their life purpose,
and create a life and careeer they love!
So get ready to take your life to the next level! It's going to be an amazing journey!
Sandy Shaw is on a heart-driven mission to empower women to thrive in their lives, embrace self-love, honor their self-worth, and own their personal power to live a life in alignment with their highest self and highest happiness.
A Certified Life Coach, mentor, inspirational speaker and writer, Sandy empowers women to discover their life purpose and create a life and career they lovel.
Sandy has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron, has 20 years of marketing experience and 15 years teaching and mentoring women and girls to express their authentic selves in the world.
Sandy Shaw is a certified life coach from Life Purpose Institue and a member of the International Coaches Federation.