You're a motivated, intelligent, and visionary thinker
But, you’ve never been able to answer the question: what do you want to be when you grow up?
You dream of starting a business so you can freely express yourself and yet deep down you feel like you would be letting people down. You can’t seem to let go of your fear of failure (or is it success?).
You feel like you can never focus enough to find your “niche” and end up being a Jane of all trades and a master of none. You’re at the point of not starting anything new because, in the end, you know you won’t finish it.
You’re curious, love to learn, and your creative energy touches all areas of your life. You’re likely a writer or entrepreneur, or have thought about being one. You are passionately multi-passionate, and you aren’t about to change.
If you do decide to leap, you have no clue where to start, what idea to work on first, and how to package it as a real honest to goodness business. It’s stressful just thinking about it.
I know where to start and I can find clues in your current situation to help you create a life and business that you not only love but one that embraces your multiple talents.
Whether you want to start a business as a writer or creative entrepreneur (or both), or you have started the journey but keep losing momentum and focus, I can help.
Forcing yourself to do work that is boring or just pays the bills isn’t necessary. Making your business dreams a reality is possible. Let’s team up and do it together.
➺ Hi, There, I’m Corrie Ann
I’m a freelance writer and visionary business strategist who believes that being multi-passionate is a gift, not a struggle. You can design a business doing what you love, and make money doing it.
I’m an intuitive guide who can maximize your potential, hold you accountable, and provide a good kick in the rump when you need it the most.
I know how to help you focus your attention on creating a vision that supports who you are as a multi-passionate person. I lead you down the path to being your own boss, calling the shots, and finally being who you are meant to be.
Guess what superpower I bring to the table when we work together? You get a mini-mastermind wrapped in a strategic partner. You see, I’m an INTJ according to Myers-Brigg Type indicator. This type represents “The Mastermind.” I apply my creative and logical thought processes to problem-solving, so I can guide you to find new ways of looking at things so you obtain a new outcome.
➺ Here’s My Story
When I was 19 years old, and for the next 30 years, I worked various corporate jobs at two of the top automotive companies in the world, and I loved it (most of the time).
One problem with having the corporate gigs – I was a fish out of water. I didn’t fit into the organizational paradigm of being a specialist in a particular area. I craved variety.
I worked in everything from customer service, dealer marketing, communication, operations, compensation, workforce management, organizational development/talent management, software management, curriculum development, and training. I was fortunate to have a variety of jobs that allowed me to flex my creative energy and leverage my passions.
But that wasn’t enough. I always had a side-gig. I’ve done everything from homemade crafts, graphic design, web design, resume writing, coaching, and freelance writing.
It was during the late 90s when I learned about the coaching industry from Thomas Leonard, considered by many as the “father” of life coaching. My immediate reaction was “people pay you to ask them questions?” Soon, I was working with a coach and realized just how transformational coaching could be.
➺ There Was Only One Problem
Every single coach I worked with tried to get me to “find my true calling” or “pick a specific niche.” You can’t say this to a multi-passionate person. Well, you can, but you’ll get a quizzical glare back at you. It just wasn’t going to happen.
The one thing I did learn through the coaching process was that I wanted to be a coach.
➺ The Big Shift
After five years of being a part-time resume writer and career coach I decided I was in it for the long haul.
In 2005, I completed training at the Life Purpose Institute for career, life, and life purpose coaching. I started career coaching in my corporate job one year later. Then, in 2011-2012, I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (New York City) where I studied integrative nutrition and became a certified holistic health coach. I specialized in women’s health, specifically supporting those with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and all its related symptoms.
One night, I was sitting in my home office, staring at the results of my old StrengthsFinder assessment. I was wondering if I had found my “calling” in life. As I stared at my top five strengths (learner, strategic, futuristic, intellection, and maximizer), I realized I had; I just hadn’t packaged it the right way.
Right then and there I made the decision that would change my life. I was no longer going to force myself to have one business or one focus in my work. I was going to fully embrace my multi-passionate tendencies, and I was going to help others do the same.
I positioned myself as a writer and a coach. I wrote a variety of things like copywriting, fiction, nonfiction, ghostwriting, blogging, and screenwriting. I coached hundreds of people, and surprisingly, the majority of those I coached were multi-passionate too. I had found my peeps.
➺ A Hiccup Along The Way
In January, 2017, I left my corporate career and launched my business full-time. To say I was scared is an understatement. My safety net of a 6-figure corporate paycheck was no longer there.
I knew what I wanted to do and I had a plan, but things didn’t go as smoothly as I would have liked. I allowed my mindset to get in the way of my strategy.
On March 10, 2017, at about 12:30 in the afternoon I had a massive panic attack. I was driving alone and seriously thought I was experiencing a heart attack. I looked at the heart rate monitor on my wrist and my heart was racing at 180 beats per minute. Yikes! I had never experienced anything like that before, so I called 911.
It was obvious to the EMTs and the ER doctor that I was having a panic attack. I was sent on my merry way with a prescription for anxiety pills – which I refused to fill.
The holistic health coach in me went into action by asking myself all kinds of questions to get to the root cause of the anxiety. Self-reflection, journaling, and intense research led me to my answers. Soon, I found natural remedies for anxiety and panic. By the end of the year I had a better handle on my symptoms and I knew how to move forward.
I also learned how to deal with my mindset and stop it from sabotaging my business plans. Through goal setting, meditation, vision boards, affirmations, and changing my belief system, I was able to create a strategic plan to get my business back on track. I also enlisted the services of another coach to help me navigate the rocky waters.
➺ And Here I Am Today
I have studied and mentored with some of the greatest entrepreneurs, all of whom shared their wisdom and expertise so that I could become the entrepreneur that I am today. A partial list includes:
- Stu McLaren
- Gary Ryan Blair
- James Wedmore
- Valerie Young
- Jeff Goins
- T Harv Eker
- Ali Brown
- MaryEllen Tribby
- Anna Runyan
- Thomas Leonard
Today, I get to work with multi-passionate people who want to be professional writers and/or creative entrepreneurs. They are ready to embrace their multiple passions rather than pick just one. I leverage all my skills to bring a holistic approach to business development that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit.
Whether you want to brainstorm ways to make your business idea work, create the ultimate business vision and strategy, or need a personal coach and strategist to help you make your dreams a reality, I can help.
I absolutely love strategizing, problem-solving, and maximizing the potential of ambitious go-getters like you, especially when it leads you to realize your dreams.
I’m your holistic business strategist.
Let's get down to business and make your dreams a reality
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