Who is Violetta?
As a First Generation American, first woman in my family to graduate from University and someone who is used to being the only female in the room and at the table, I know first-hand how it feels to be taking action towards your goals and dreams only to be left feeling like you're running on a hamster wheel.
Burn out was a regular thing for me and so was feeling like my work and efforts weren't being recognized, acknowledged or seen.
I often wondered if hard work was supposed to feel like I was exhausted all the time...
Was it even possible to make a real difference in a world where I have to keep proving myself before being respected and taken seriously?
Was I just too much of a dreamer believing that it was possible to have more time to live and chill and still be successful?
I worked in Experiential and Outdoor education for over a decade; my dream job and also a real 'boys club!'
And although working in a male-dominated industry left me feeling emotionally drained and doubting myself, my own abilities and sometimes even my own sanity...
I’ve spent the last 20 years as a highly-paid consultant for large hedge funds on Wall Street. I know the ins and outs of the financial industry by heart. But I’ve also learned money isn’t everything. I gain much more personal satisfaction by leveraging the same strategies I’ve used to amass wealth for corporate clients and applying them to help everyday people find financial freedom.
I eventually realized that I held the power to influence how my work and life looked and felt.
I knew I could be successful and happy,
get a seat at the table and live a full and purposeful life.
I wish I had a mentor when I was first starting out who could have showed me that you could be both driven and a goal-getter, without having to fit into the Patriarchal way of being.
Today, I wear may hats.
I'm a Change Expert here to support and guide you to create a purpose-driven life and career that leaves you feeling energized.
My work is informed through my years in Experiential Education, Holistic Counselling Psychology, Meditation and Mindfulness and EQ Leadership Development.
I believe that the deep work and attention we place on ourselves today, empowers us to own our voice, be more authentic and redefine how we want success and leadership to look and feel like.
It's time to shake things up, challenge the status quo and close the gender gap from the inside out.
We start with ourselves.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TESTIMONIAL
Sourdough Business Women Board Member & Digital Marketing Professional
"Violet gave an insightful session at the Sourdough Business Women's hub event about self connection and resilience. Highly relevant topic of our times! I found the ideas and information to be thought provoking and I appreciated the space that Violet created in order to integrate the information into my personal situation. Violet also invited reflections from the attendees - opening up my understanding of other people's experience and approach to self-connection."
1-on-1 E&I MENTORSHIP PROGRAM TESTIMONIAL
Founder & Owner of Figure 9 NZ
"Before E&I Mentorship I felt overwhelmed, had high-levels of anxiety and was constantly sick. I felt really disconnected, angry and frustrated and like moving towards my goals was met with one roadblock after another. I was also tired of feeling good and clear for a short period of time and then swinging way back down again, mentally and emotionally. I had been seeing a counsellor consistently who wasn't much help.
I finally reached a point where I was able to invest more into myself and that's when I found E&I. I learned how to not only handle stress better, but how to actually integrate the things I was learning. Since E&I, I continue to use the tools and techniques I learned and that has been life-changing. My anxiety is now completely manageable, I've been sleeping better, have more time to do things I want to do outside of work while feeling confident that I am reaching my goals.
I would definitely recommend this mentorship! Violet really understands reading the situation and the information she's given and working specifically with that. It's a very personal experience and I never felt like I was just another client. Violet took all of me into account. I felt listened to, understood and was given practical steps to feeling more like myself."
PRIVATE WORKSHOP TESTIMONIAL
Dr Kirstin Lauritzen DC MS
"I LOVED the framework of this workshop! It has really helped me to see where I "stick my head in" or worry/think about things that are not mine and out of my control. Since the workshop, I have been evaluating certain situations in my life and taking a step back so I can decide how I want to move forward. I've been applying the tools I learned in this workshop and my conversations and relationships have started to improve because of how my communication has shifted knowing these tools. Violetta was awesome, relatable and so engaging!"