In 2017, I was stressed. So stressed I was having panic attacks as I pulled into the parking lot at work. I was miserable at home and my children suffered through way too many mom meltdowns. I was begging to be put in timeout! I needed one. I needed a time out from the stress and the impact it was having on my health. I was the woman who used food to numb out. I was the woman with almost daily migraines who could cry any second of the day.
I read the books, I listened to the podcasts, I posted motivational messages on social media every day so I would feel better. It didn't work. I was defeated, I was depressed, I felt like had no value.
I was failing everywhere in my life (or so I thought). I felt like I was not good enough at home or at work. I never felt like my house was clean enough, my meals were healthy enough or my children had enough quality time with me. I felt deceived. Lied to. Why was I told I could have it all?
Somewhere deep inside I knew there was a better way. I knew no woman should feel this way. I knew a life of freedom was possible. I had dreams. But I was scared. I had a mortgage, kids, had to save for college. I couldn't risk all of it. Could I? I wanted to enjoy my life and my family.I just wasn't sure where to start or how to make it all happen.
Overwhelmed, exhausted, executive Mom
When you hit rock bottom, there is only one way to go, right? I decided it was time for me to make that change. I knew I couldn't do it on my own. So I found help. A coach. Someone who would guide me through this process. Through my work with him, I left corporate, I'm home with my teens, building my career and living the life of freedom I have longed for.
I decided it was time to pay it forward. To help other overwhelmed Moms create the life of their dreams. That’s why I created Level Up to Freedom. I want you to make a living doing what you love, what you are meant to do, on your terms. while raising your children the way you always wanted to.
I am passionate about helping overwhelmed moms level up to freedom because I want all women to realize their power, to understand their gifts and to own the freedom to create the life of their dreams for themself and their family.
Together we will
"Denise has been my coach and mentor for several years. From day one of working with Denise, she saw the potential that I was not yet able to see in myself. She is one of the most authentic people I have ever met and I am fortunate to have crossed paths with her early in my career."- Julia
"Denise believed in my abilities and helped to truly jump start my career. Denise is strong and truly cares about the people that work with her. She is professional, fun, helpful, and thorough. She empowers people to work hard, learn more, and stay on track." - Liz
"I met Denise early in my career, and I attribute much of my personal and professional growth to having connected with her as a positive and strong mentor. In the years that I have known Denise, she has helped me take on countless professional challenges that have led me to where I am today, including advocating for myself, seeking promotions, and transitioning out of an organization. Throughout the years, Denise's mentorship, teamwork, and leadership have been consistent, genuine, and honest. I can't express enough how glad I am to have met Denise and how integral she has been in my growth as an individual and a professional." -Jen
I really was. I am a single Mom who has been raising my two children, on my own, since 2006. I've been through all the ups and downs. I have been at rock bottom, financially, physically, emotionally. My divorce left me with a bankruptcy and no plan. I had to make it work for my children, and for me.
If I had known then what I know now, I actually wouldn't change a thing. That might sound strange, but the reality is all the trials I experienced brought me to where I am today. Everything I learned, all that I have endured gave me grit, determination and strength. I know what defeat feels like. But I also know what victory feels like. Because I made the choice to change my path. To not be a victim. To not be a stereotype. To rebuild and come back stronger than anyone thought possible.
I know you are struggling. You cry when we you cannot attend your child's school play because you have to work. Your heart breaks when you see the disappointment on your daughter's face because you cannot chaperone her field trip. You are exhausted at the end of the day because you just don't have time to slow down. You are disgusted with the way your house looks but you have no time or energy to clean it. You feel like you are failing as a mom while you are sitting in the drive thru because there is no time to make a healthy meal that day. You cannot remember the last time you did something for your self.
It does not have to be like this. Moms are not supposed to feel the way you are feeling. Life can be better. In fact, it can be glorious if you trust, focus and let it happen. I can help you. I want to help you. I want you to experience freedom just like I am.
I am here for you.
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