Life is Made up of Boulders and Stones
The path in life is never straight. It's full of twists and turns and is littered with boulders and stones that need navigating. How you react to the path of life is the difference between staying in place or thriving forward. Today, I'm kicking the stones of great opportunity toward a new road named ‘the extraordinary life.'
I had a successful career in the media business through divorce, death, single-motherhood, job loss, and health issues. People thought I was a rock star -- I looked happy, put together, accomplished, and in love with life when inside I was desperately searching for more. My inner me didn't match my outer me. My life was messy and busy with everyday stresses and some of life's biggest challenges. I wanted to live for me and not for the expectations of others, but couldn't find my way. Then, the boulder of cancer hit me on April Fools' Day.
How I Got to Where I am Now
Christina is a passionate entrepreneur, mentor and coach. After 30 years running sales and marketing teams at big name media brands including Martha Stewart Living and Fast Company, she now helps people and businesses achieve more than they thought possible. She is known for building great brands and strengthening and sharpening teams and talent. She is a life-long learner who welcomes a challenge and is driven to make big things happen for both companies and people. Her mission is to help others achieve their ‘extraordinary,’ even when life gets in the way.
Christina is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she earned a degree in Communications. She lives in Summit, NJ, with her husband. They share five children as well as a successful home improvement business. Christina is on the board of the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation.
She is living her extraordinarily fulfilled life one day at a time.
When I Decided to Slow Down
After three decades in the corporate world and a diagnosis of cancer, I slowed down and did the work to uncover the red thread of my life's journey. It took time and discovery with plenty of patience and practice. Coming out, I've risen with confidence, clarity, and declared a bold vision for my future.
When bad stuff happens, I now ask, What Now?
I learned through life's transitions that to live joyfully and abundantly takes a mind shift and a narrative only the writer can write. I knew that I couldn't prepare for every mess in life, but I could prepare myself for any situation with a reaction plan. I've risen by doing the work of discovery and setting a bold vision for my future.
Today, I'm writing my life script and following my passion for helping people during times of transition get unstuck, renewed and living intentionally into their extraordinary life. My clients don't just weather the storm of change; they come out better for it!
You attract what you think and receive what you believe.