I learned long ago that thought is reality, and the way that I saw myself became the way I carried myself. For many years I let my self-image dictate how I showed-up in life, and it wasn't pretty. I was awkward, always seeking to be invisible—letting my hair hang in my face, never making eye contact, wearing baggy clothes, and never speaking up. I didn't value mySelf.
At the encouragement of my parents and a friend's mother, I attended modeling school and started to see my beauty. I started modeling and while this began to change things for me, seeing myself as physically beautiful was not the same as seeing myself as innately noble. I had to do the inner work necessary to accept the nobility of my soul as an absolute, unchangable fact. As I walked this path of "knowing" to my core my inherent worth something striking happened in my photoshoots, I began to show-up differently in the images. Images that once looked pretty but hollow became vibrant and full of life. I realized that in order for an image to truly capture a person's light, that light has to be lit from within—this isn't something photoshop can "fix".
Now I work behind the camera lens, supporting others in their journey of embracing their inner light so that their brand images truly reflect their inner certitude. I do this through my Brand Your Beauty program. This program supports entrepreneurs in stepping into their light on camera leading to an increase in both confidence and clients. During our time together we explore the various barriers—myths, fears, and insecurities—that keep individuals from honestly recognizing their inherent beauty and transform such barriers into bridges to their true calling. For you are a noble soul. Once you embrace this truth and show-up in life knowing to your core that you are a vibrant, brilliant, beautiful being, the world cannot help but notice. And when you feel confident, it is a catalyst to your calling, and THAT is what this work is about—empowering you to serve.
An essential aspect of the Brand Your Beauty program is the virtual Radiance Retreat, which consists of three mini-intensives: Exploration, Transformation, and Sophistication conversations. During the Sophistication conversation I share tips and tricks from nearly two decades of experience in-front of and behind the camera lens. Much of this learning comes from my time as a model—both in terms of techniques to amplify physical beauty and, most importantly, to boost inner radiance. However, most of this learning comes from my own journey to truly see myself, my whole Self, as beautiful.
So while much of this may sound like it is only for entrepreneurs or those preparing for a photoshoot or live event, the truth is that all of us could stand to recognize, appreciate, and embrace our genuine and natural beauty in a way that elevates our souls, awakens our purpose, and catalyzes our calling.
For a glimpse at the kinds of things covered during the Sophistication conversation, click here for a free gift, "Be Your Beauty".
So much love,