When I first started my full-time coaching business in 2010, everything fell apart. My relationship ended, both my parents passed away within two months of each other and I woke up one morning and could not move my arms or hands. I had a complete spiritual breakdown. Despite the crushing circumstances, I had no other choice but to start building my business anyway.
And I was GOOD at it. I built a multiple six-figure business in 18 months.
Then, two years ago, I had a 3 day business event with 18 people and dead set on beating my recent personal sales record AGAIN.
I made a whopping $250k in revenue straight from that one event!
My whole life I had believed in this idea that once I had a big house, husband, kids, as well as that 7-figure business, I’d finally feel good about myself.
Now I had ticked the final box. But my elation was short lived. I went into a deep shame and guilt spiral after all while hearing comments like: “Odette, I wish I could do that!” or “You must be so happy!”
What I was really feeling was: “What is wrong with me!? Why am I not feeling happy and excited about this?”
But my success left me feeling emptier than ever before.
After years of investing in expensive coaches, 100’s of programs, reading books, putting crystals on my third eye chakra… (you name it, I did it!) NOTHING had gone to the root of it.
So by 2019, I was so desperate I would have tried ANYTHING.
When a client of mine invited me to a retreat in Costa Rica that was pretty “out there” I said yes on a whim. It included plant medicine and ancient healing methods (that I’d never heard of before!). But somehow I felt the pull, and a week later I was there.
It didn’t take long until I could finally surrender to what the universe had in store for me. It was my day of reckoning: The healing I was longing for was not going to come from my business, more clients or more money.
It had to come from me.
I let go of all expectations, saw my ego dissolve in front of my eyes, and released all the stories I had been telling myself throughout my life.
I cracked open.
And my soul finally came home to me.
For the first time in my life I felt whole and complete.
And that’s what I want for you too.