I work with service providers (like coaches, healers, practitioners, teachers, leaders, creatives, VAs, consultants, etc) who want to position themselves as premium experts, and make a great living online, helping others and doing what they love.
I specialize in bringing personal development, success psychology, spirituality & the law of attraction, and smart online business strategy all together into a potent mix that allows YOU to really transform as a person, find your place as a successful entrepreneur, design and create your conscious lifestyle, and find immense fulfillment in doing work that’s aligned with your purpose.
My mission is to help you see that everything you want is possible for you, and to provide you with tools to find the self-worth, belief, abundance mentality and smart strategy to create that totally amazing life, whatever it looks like for you.
a gorgeous enviable brand,
a raving international following who benefit from your gifts and wisdom,
a calendar filled with trips to exotic places,
money worries have faded into the distant past,
and everything feels like it's fallen into place.
You don't need another course, more certifications, or a couple more years of savings from your corporate job.
I stopped telling myself I needed to wait for this or that before I could get started. I combined my seemingly disparate trainings and certifications and realized that, even though "on paper" they seemed all over the place, I had actually been following my passions all along, and if I would stop giving myself such a hard time and overcomplicating things, everything actually made perfect sense.
If you take off the "official titles" of the things I had pursued, you'll see that...
And it all comes perfectly together under my role as an - inspirational - transformational - coach and writer!
I've also said a big YES to improving myself and CREATING myself as the person I want to be, working with many incredible experts and mentors along the way.
When you work with me, you get my unique recipe of ALL of these incredible trainings...plus countless books and resources I've consumed and distilled down for you - all through the lens of my vision for you, my own story and experience, my perspective, communication style and sense of humor :)
I would love to help YOU clarify your unique magic and your path forward, and be part of YOUR success story this year!
I know it's frustrating when you see big numbers and big success, and wonder how the heck that person got started. Well, here's a detailed timeline of how I made the shift from wantrepreneur to "overnight success" :)
January: Floating anxiously through life, yearning for more freedom, commuting in frigid temperatures and snow with my bike to save on transit, walking to the cheap grocery store and canceling my phone to scrimp the $40 a month. (READ: no money! Even though I had a professional job and life looked good on paper)
February: Finally decided to stop wasting time with shiny object syndrome, and committed to building my blog. Worked my butt off writing content alongside my 9to5 job.
March: Spent a lot of time hiding in the bathroom at work looking at my Pinterest boards with images of travel and freedom. Bank accounts all in negative $. Struggling to get momentum with the blog and wondering if I’ll ever make any money.
April: Huge mindset shift - DECIDED that this would be “my last office job EVER”. Stopped resisting my circumstances and invited money into my life. Got 2 freelance writing positions and blog started to take off.
May: Finally feeling like I’m going from surviving to thriving. Got a promotion and a raise in my 9to5, but even more stoked that I was able to grow my own biz as fast as I please, not on someone else’s schedule! Will and I both committed to leaving our 9to5s at the end of June and going on the road!
June: Online income matched corporate income. Over $16k saved in my travel fund, in less than 3 months. “Liivi has left the building” on June 30th, and never looked back!
July: OMG, it's really happening!! AND I have money to pay for it!! Packed up our condo and moved into our hilarious 1980s RV. Had a series of going away parties with friends and family. Drove from Toronto through all the provinces to British Columbia. Running my biz from the road was sometimes challenging, since campgrounds often don’t have wifi!
August: Explored from BC down through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah. So many amazing national parks! The RV is struggling to keep up with the mileage, but we make it happen :)
September: More Utah, Nevada, and Arizona! Working from my laptop on the road and bringing in the dollars so I’m not eating into my savings while we’re traveling. How awesome!
October: Realize that I want to create a bigger movement with my freedom business expertise and help other women do the same. I start working with my success coach and create Hello Shiny Life. USA travels finish up in Arizona, we put the RV in storage in Phoenix and fly to Mexico City.
November: Launch the Goodbye Cubicle, Hello Shiny Life 1:1 coaching program to guide women with creating their own online freedom lifestyle business as a coach, consultant or blogger. Traveling around Mexico, living by the beach in gorgeous Puerto Escondido for a few weeks. Perfect laptop lifestyle!
December: First 5-figure month! I committed myself whole-heartedly to a wealth consciousness mindset, and set $10,335 as my Desire Number for the month (which was a real stretch considering I only made around $3.5k monthly in my corporate job). I ended up manifesting $12,407! (Spoiler alert, I created over $115k in 6 months!)
Seriously blew my own mind in 2015 and completely buzzing on the rewards of sharing this magic and possibility with other big dreamers. In 2016 we spent the spring in Central America, then summer back in the USA and Canada, then traveled Asia for a couple months, and are now in the process of settling in New Zealand.
What an INCREDIBLE year of travel, impact and success!
Within less than a year of launching (with clear commitment and persistence, after several years of dabbling and humming and hawing)... I built a following of thousands, sold out my 1:1 coaching practice and launched two successful group mastermind programs. I’ve had 5-star photoshoots, been interviewed multiple times, and traveled across continents to attend exclusive high-level trainings in world-class cities with well-known mentors. I've met other incredible driven entrepreneurs from around the world, who I now mastermind and collaborate with. And this all happened while living out of a suitcase galavanting around 12 different countries!
Know that there's nothing "different" about you vs me, or any of the bossladies you admire. I'm not special, or lucky, or uber-smart (although I AM pretty freaking cool ;) ... I don't "know people", and I certainly wasn't given "handouts" or shortcuts...
The only thing I did was finally realize and admit that:
I realized that waiting to have the perfect idea or perfect plan before getting feedback and dedicated help from an expert was the dumbest idea ever.
As I waited and waited, the pain and disconnect between my desires and potential, and my external reality, kept building and building.
It's just about deciding you want it bad enough! One year (or less!) from now, you could be here!
I'm here to help. For breakthrough personal development, clarity, confidence and marketing strategy... check out my content and programs for ambitious creative women, and let's get started.
I'm going to level with you and be completely transparent. I want to share everything with you, to show you that you can do it too!!
Here is a deeper dive into my story:
I started my career as an interior designer but transitioned into training as an integrative health coach when I discovered a serious passion for personal development and conscious living. I wanted to serve people in a life-changing, emotional, intuitive way.
I felt stuck in the low pay and slow career progression on someone else's timeline. I also yearned for more freedom - the heavy workload and no time for play structure of a 9 to 5 life never felt good to me!
Training as an interior designer and then as a health coach was a crazy far out move for me, coming from a family of straight-laced doctor/lawyer/engineer types.
That's why I worked my dang butt off to build my health coaching practice while working full time as a designer so I could prove myself.
Then what happened? Cue crickets.
I thought if I built it they would come. I thought if I finally figured out the perfect niche and did everything right, everything would snap into place - so I spent months learning everything I thought I needed to know and making a beautiful website and graphics. I went to countless webinars and bought products on online business, plus more domains than I care to admit. I listened to business trainings during the commute to my office job every single day.
I was drowning in student debt and hardly making a living wage at my soul-sucking job. Desperation was practically seeping out of my pores and I was resisting my situation so hard that it was all I ever thought about.
Yet I didn't have a clear message, clear desires or goals, or a clear offering in my business. I had no momentum and felt disgusted with my life.
- spending weeks months or years spinning your wheels feeling lost in desperation and overwhelm, feeling like a crazy person who can't stop talking about your plans, which never seem to come together and everyone is losing faith in you (including YOU?)
- feeling crippled by fear that your business won't succeed and that you'll be stuck in your job forever?
- sensing an overwhelming calling that you're meant to do something great, but just can't see how to bridge the gap from here to there? (and therefore keep delaying your dream life, and waiting for that day when "real life" will finally start?)
- having to borrow money from friends or family to make your basic payments? (seemingly regardless of how much income you earn, and even though you're "supposed to be a real grownup!")
- spending every moment of the day wishing you were somewhere else? (this could take the form of hiding in the bathroom at the office a lot, or spending WAY too much time on Pinterest!!)
- having anxiety at the checkout because your card might decline - even though you're a "professional" and your life looks "good on paper"?
Remember how I said I was resisting being an underpaid undervalued 9 to 5er with every fiber of my being, yet was waging a major inner battle of confusion and fear when it came to growing my business?
Well it turns out that what you resist, persists. Put another way, what you focus on, grows. I was keeping myself in that trapped position by resisting it so hard!
Then, about a year into my last office job, I made a major mindset shift. I promised myself that this would be "my last office job ever". I made it a non negotiable that I was never going to go back to that limiting, uninspiring, soul-crushing lifestyle again.
And by focusing on my aspirations rather than letting distaste for my job and financial situation sap all of my power and energy, I was able to make that dream a reality, and fast!
I put myself out there as an expert and literally invited money into my life. Within a two week period, the universe dropped a bunch of "found money" into my lap, plus some amazing work opportunities with high profile clients. Soon after, I had equaled my corporate salary with my business as an expert blogger, writer and marketer.
I knew I had to share this breakthrough process with countless other women out there who were stuck in the same unknowing self-sabotage loop, and I realized my skills and passions come together perfectly as a personal development & success coach.
The rest is history... and my inspiration, self-expression, opportunities and income continue to grow!
Since then, I dumped the office job and have joyfully embraced a super fun lifestyle of full time travel while working from my laptop in all sorts of awesome locations, and being able to choose where we want to live.
I majorly up-leveled myself, my mindset and my biz by investing in myself, deciding to succeed no matter what, and saying YES to my big dream.
I went from flailing, alone and lost to feeling supported, confident and expansive. I went from massive self-doubt to truly believing anything is possible, and continue to create my dream lifestyle.
Things can get crazy when you're slaving away on your own and your vision is clouded by inner doubts, expectations and being too darn close to it all. Having support and accountability from someone on the outside who has been there was the #1 best thing I've ever done for myself and for my business.
I know how hard it is trying to go it alone. You can waste months or years with fear and indecision - which keeps delaying that shiny life you are craving.
Wealthy Wild Women are a new wave of ambitious, creative, millennial women who balance relentless drive and vision with heartfelt presence, spirituality and a commitment to boldly radiating a loving vibration in the world.
I don't claim to be an ultimate expert or have all the answers. I'm just showing up with what I have, to be a contributor to the conversation. I want to help blaze the path for this new wave of awakened 'thinking' people, and the world in general as we return to rebalancing and honoring both the divine feminine and masculine, and shift toward love instead of fear.
I'm a seeker and communicator here to share what I discover, in the hopes that it helps you:
I believe in possibility-based thinking and total abundance and empowerment for everyone who chooses to believe and boldly pursue something more.
I communicate from the cross-roads between a hippie goddess and a practical-minded millennial, between modern science and timeless spirituality. From my perspective, quantum physics has essentially proven everything the ancients always knew about how the universe works and how powerful we are within it. The magic is true (OMG!), now we just need to learn how to use it.
I'm also here to share my experiences on the journey, and try to be as present, aware and transparent as possible. I lead in my own way by being willing to be different and unconventional, not backing down from stirring the pot, and not staying comfortable. By sharing my stories I challenge others to step up for themselves, their passions and beliefs, and do so too.