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Hey, I’m Ana!

I’m so glad you’re here! I’m devoted to helping passionate women like you create an {unconventional} life of true freedom.
How do I do this?

I teach you how to live the most authentic expression of yourself so you create a life on the outside that is in alignment with your life and values on the inside.

I show you how to stop giving a sh*t about what other people think about you and obsessing over every little interaction that wasn’t perfect, because there are waaaaay better things you should be doing with your time.

I help you learn how to stop pretending and people-pleasing (let’s face it…that is totally exhausting!).

You’ll learn learn how to say what you want to say, walk the world how you want to walk (head held high!), want whatever the hell your soul longs for, and think + believe + ACT in the way that you know is right for you.

To do this, you need to:

  • have the confidence and courage to step into the risks we all need to take in order to grow and evolve – and I’ve gotten really, really good at teaching women how to do this
  • know how to manage your thoughts and feelings so they better serve you – and I’ve studied with the best leaders in this work: I have a degree in Clinical Psychology from UCSC, am a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Certified Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, Master Certified Life Coach, Weight Loss Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher and more. I’ve studied extensively with experts like Pema Chodron, Jack Kornfield, Brooke Castillo, the Dalai Lama, Abraham, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
  • get clear about who you are, what you believe in, and what you want out of this precious life of yours. I’ve created signature programs to help you gain clarity about all this.
  • have the self-love and self-compassion so you can learn how to make mistakes and not let it cause you to fall apart. I’ve learned this through beating myself up for so long that I finally learned how to turn it around – and teach it to others.
Life is short. The time is now.
So let’s stop f*cking around doing stuff we’re not into, shall we?

If you get what I’m saying, welcome to your tribe. How does it feel?

Maybe a little scary.

And that’s OK.

It always feels that way when you’re about to make an important change or step out of your comfort zone.

Let’s be clear here: growth is not comfortable. Neither is climbing a mountain. But both are totally exhilarating.

And totally worth it.

I want you to create a life that is lived on YOUR own terms, in a way that you are proud of, with no regrets. That takes courage! I can help you find it.

I want you to look at your life – and death – straight in the eye and embrace all of it, knowing that you can make it all worth it. That is precisely why it is so important to me that you not waste any more of your precious life energy and freedom doing things you don’t want to be doing, or being someone you don’t want to be.

Frankly, I don’t care what it looks like – I just want YOU to care, and YOU to be happy – no…ECSTATICALLY PASSIONATE – about it.

I’ve had some crazy life experiences that will help you on your journey. I’m happy to use what I’ve learned during my adventures and misadventures to give you a better chance at avoiding my mistakes. In addition to being an expert transformational life coach, I’ve been a nurse and midwife for over 16 years, an international climbing guide, and a mentor to passionate women like you for over 20 years. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s one of the perks of having a coach who is a multi-passionate!

I’ve chosen to serve and change the world in this way because the only thing I love as much as living my own amazing life is helping YOU have the confidence, clarity, self-love, and tools you need to live a life of true freedom, adventure, and purpose on your own terms.

After having cancer twice and coming way too close to almost dying during several climbing expeditions, I’ve discovered that an awareness of the fleeting nature of this life is a powerful tool that can inspire us to do the things that will help us create our ideal life – even if it feels scary at first. I can show you how to not fear death, and instead, use the reality of it to make impactful change in your life.

Trust me: regret later in life is scarier than anything you might be afraid of trying right now.

I have also learned how powerful our minds are at creating our reality, and can help you use your powerhouse of a brain to act in your favor instead of against you. No more self-sabotage here, sister. It’s time to put your Big Girl panties on and be willing to get knocked down, because you know you can get back up again. In this way, you aren’t afraid of what might happen next. Instead, you’re thinking, “Bring it on!” This is possible – really!

Free your mind, free your life!

 

Aside from being certified in several top coaching methodologies, having a degree in Clinical Psychology, two Master’s degrees from really good schools (I know some of y’all care about that kind of thing) and a doctorate degree, here are a few of those aforementioned adventures (and misadventures):

  • Survived cancer. Twice (kidney cancer and worse-than-superficial melanoma). And now thriving. Yup. I know…right?! Talk about reasons to ask, “WTF?” These two episodes in particular are ones that I really want YOU to benefit from, instead of having to go through them yourself. Please allow me to have done that for you.
  • Almost became a Buddhist nun. Twice. Like, almost shaved my head and took vows of celibacy. The first was after doing a month-long meditation retreat in the foothills of the Himalaya in Nepal and realizing the whole point of being alive, for me, was to grow spiritually and serve others. And that was before I got cancer;) But I realized I learn more when in the throes of a passionate relationship. Go figure.
  • Went to graduate school – twice. Once was to be a Family Nurse Practitioner and the second, to become a Midwife. Well, I guess my doctorate degree counts as a third time…but that just seems crazy to admit.
  • Got divorced (not twice!). Great man. Wrong man.
  • Got cheated on (once…but I suppose maybe twice;) Wrong man. Period.
  • Found my super-freakin’-amazing-more-than-I-could-have-ever-imagined soul mate (and live blissfully with him in three different states – yay!)
  • Lived out of my car (intentionally) for 7 years
  • Worked as an international alpine climbing guide for 10 years. For realz. Not hiking trips (that’s what my mom thought I did). We’re talking the Himalayas, Andes, Alaska, etc.
  • Traveled to 6 continents (just missing Antarctica!) and filled two passports, one with extra pages, most while making less than $14,000 a year.
  • Delivered hundreds of babies in the middle of the night in Bali, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and with incredibly amazing women in the good ol’ US of A

…there’s more, but I want you to get out there and do amazing things instead of read about me here. However, I DO want you to know that I got through the funks of life – those dark, heavy, lonely places – and absolutely thrived afterwards. AND I learned how to avoid making the same mistakes again. I also learned how to teach this to other people wanting to make the most of this life. AND I got – and I mean really got, on a cellular level, where no one can convince me otherwise – that:

This life is so utterly precious, this world so incredibly beautiful, and it is meant to be celebrated and FULLY enjoyed

We are here to manifest and share our gifts (we ALL have gifts), and to love others

We CREATE our reality, our destiny. All of it. Even the bad stuff. But the best part of that means that we can also create something different – something beautiful and in alignment with our dreams. This is probably the craziest and coolest thing ever. Jedi Mindtricks.

We serve others and the world the most when we commit to growth and being the happiest, most joyful, most fulfilled humans we can be

Our challenges also hold the solutions

If you want to free your mind and free your life, let’s talk.

I offer group coaching programs (both live and online), 1:1 private coaching sessions (aka Freedom Sessions™), and epic retreats, adventures and Quests. Sign up for my free Clarity + Courage Course and stay in touch with our tribe.

To Your Freedom,