You're an ambitious multi-passionate person.
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 to be a writer or have thought about being one. You are passionately multi-passionate, and you aren't about to change.
When it comes to your work, you can’t imagine doing one thing your whole life. Can you say boring?
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. Instead of holding down boring jobs, I lead you down the path to being your own boss, calling your shots, and finally being who you are meant to be.
Guess what super power I bring to the table when you work with me? You get a mini-mastermind wrapped up in a strategic partner. You see, I'm an INTJ according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This type represents "The Mastermind." I apply my creative and logical thought process to problem-solving so I can guide you to find new ways of looking at things to 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 the 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, career development, performance management, software management, curriculum development, and training. I was fortunate to have a variety of jobs that allowed me to flex my creative energy.
But that wasn't enough. I always had a side-gig to keep my passions satisfied. I've done everything from freelance writing, homemade crafts, graphic design, web design, resume writing, and coaching.
It was during the late 90s when I learned about the coaching industry from Thomas Leonard, considered by some to be 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 quizzical glare back at you. It's like asking them to cut off a leg; part of who they are.
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) for integrative nutrition and holistic health coach training. Even before I graduated I was doing holistic health coaching for women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome).
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 - 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 tribe.
➺ A hiccup along the way.
In January 2017, I left my corporate career and launched my business full-time. To say I was scared was an understatement. My safety net of a corporate paycheck to keep things going 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 my heart rate on my Fitbit, pulled over and got my husband on the phone to try and calm myself down.
By this time my entire body was shaking, and I had all the signs of a panic attack (but I didn't know this at the time). I hung up on my husband and called 911.
To the EMTs, it was obvious I had a panic attack. The ER doc called it heart palpitations, wanted to give me a prescription (which I refused), and sent me on my way.
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 entire belief system, I was able to create a strategic plan to get my business back on track. I also enlisted the services of a 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:
Today, I get to work with multi-passionate people who want to be professional writers and/or creative entrepreneurs while they embrace their multiple passions rather than pick just one. I leverage all my skills and talents to bring a holistic approach to business development that nourishes the mind, body, and soul.
Whether you want to brainstorm ways to make your business idea work, create the ultimate vision and strategy for your business, 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.
To help you decide how to get started, book a FREE Focus Discovery Session.
In a matter of 30 minutes you'll have a breakthrough and be on your way to being a multi-passionate entrepreneur.