21 Day Oola Challenge

I’ve received so many messages asking what this Oola thing is all about!

I have joined forces with Laura Chase who is a great friend of mine and an amazing fellow Oola Life Coach.

This 21-day challenge is designed to spur action in your life, and as a result, get you closer to the life you dream of and deserve – your OolaLife!

This program includes 21 days of challenges that we will send right to your email inbox every day.

Each challenge comes with a graphic, a quote, and a detailed challenge to complete for the day. Some challenges will be easy, some will be hard, some will require you to set aside your pride, some may require you to find some courage, and others might just make you do something you said you’d never do.

EACH DAILY CHALLENGE WILL INCLUDE: A graphic and motivational quote to inspire. A detailed challenge to complete for the day.

Laura and I will be kicking off with a zoom call on July 22nd.

Click below to get yourself registered and join us on an amazing 21 day journey together!


Feel free to email me if you have any issues with the above link and I’ll make sure you get registered for July 22nd


Xx Suzanne

Giving yourself permission to dream BIG!

Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.”

I love this quote from Simon Sinek, the bestselling author of Start With Why. It gives us permission to dream as big as we want. But it also comes with a warning: you gotta start somewhere.

If you’ve been following my posts, you’ve already taken inventory of what’s not working your life, then you’ve created your “dream list” of what you DO want.

Now, it’s time to “start small.” Here’s a strategy I love that I learned from The OolaGuys, Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, founders of the worldwide Oola Coaching Network. The three of us are working together to bring my followers an effective path to the life you want—where you’re balanced, happy, and growing. We call it the OolaLife.

Today’s Oola strategy is pretty simple: grab your list of “wants,” then start circling the top 7 things on your list that would immediately change your life—from the money you earn, to the lifestyle you enjoy, to the mentors you have, to the career you’re pursuing, and more.

Choose 7 things.

Then make a list of steps—however small—that you can take to bring those 7 outcomes into your life.

If you want to move up in your company, for instance—because you know a better job would mean more pay—make a list of the things you need to learn or do in order to get the promotion you want.

If your dream list includes spending every summer at the beach, make a list of what you’ll need to do to rent a house, work remotely, get extra vacation time or otherwise make it happen.

Once you have your steps written down, you’ll be better able to tackle them one by one. And in my next post, I’ll give you a super easy formula for achieving baby steps toward your goals every day.

Of course, to stay on track with your goals (when it’s so easy to get distracted), I’m happy to be your coach and accountability partner. Message me and we can jump on a 30-minute call to discuss what coaching is like and how it can work for you. Or check out the Oola Coaching Program for details.

What’s the first step YOU can take toward your goals? Drop a comment below and share what you will do.

Start Dreaming & Decide what YOU want!

Did you use the recent shutdown to do some dreaming about the life you really want? While we’re all still stressed from the recent global health crisis, it’s a perfect time to hit the pause button and do some planning.

If your life isn’t giving you the satisfaction you want—if you’re not happy, balanced and growing—let’s work on deciding what you want.

Below are those 7 areas I talked about in my last post. If you did your homework assignment and made a list of what’s not working, now’s the time to turn things around and ask yourself: What do I want? What would make me happy? What’s the one major thing in my life right now that, if I changed it, would bring about the joy I want?

For instance, do you want to:

Fitness: Slim down, eat better, get sober or something else?

Finance: Eliminate debt, earn more at work or buy a house?

Family: Improve your marriage or handle a tense situation?

Field: Change jobs, get a promotion or start a side hustle?

Faith: Reconnect with God, join a Bible group or pray daily?

Friends: Find more supportive friends? Find some mentors?

Fun: Make time for weekly fun or plan annual adventures?

If you make your “dream list,” then resolve to improve your life and create a “new normal” you love, why not use the best-kept secret of top achievers: coaching. Of all the things successful people do to accelerate their path to the healthy, balanced and financially secure lifestyle they want, working with a coach is at the top of the list.

The Oola Coaching Program is the formula I discovered that has transformed not only my life, but the lives of countless people around the world. Not only will it help you define the goals you want to achieve, it will keep you accountable to doing those things every day that bring about the results you want.

Check out Oola Coaching and work with me every week to find balance and calm the overwhelm in major life areas like finances, fitness, family, field (career) and more. For now, comment below (or message me) with the activities, career, fitness level, finances, faith walk, and family relationships you’ve decided you want. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader and most supportive guide to getting there.


Being the New Kid on The Block

Starting a new career after 14+ years in another……in your late 30’s with a young child is hard! And as women we tend to put extra pressure on ourselves wearing many hats throughout the day. Yesterday was a test for me but I conquered my fears and am feeling pretty proud of myself.

If you have been following my posts for a while you will know that on top of my new job I am also a Life Coach – which I love as well! However It does come with extra pressures that I somewhat create for myself – I can’t have bad days, I should have the answers to my problems, If I share my bad days will I be seen as a fraud in the industry?

You know as well as I do that those negative thoughts are complete BS and so here is my story after a hard day on the job yesterday and how I made it through.

It was supposed to be my day off today but at the end of the day yesterday my boss called asking if I could submit an application. I had to wait for a coworker to structure a few things first but the day got busy and it didn’t get done. I decided no biggie I’ll head up there and take care of it in the morning and be out by 10am.

Long story short it got done by 12:30 I went to submit my side but realized a coworker had already taken care of it hours before…..

I was so mad! I had wasted my morning working hard to get something done and nobody reached out to me to let me know! I may or may not have had a mild tempter tantrum and vented to my wonderful coworker who got to hear some pretty colourful language which then turned into tears of pure frustration.

I wanted to speak up to my boss about how I felt but also did not want to come across as that dramatic woman that we are portrayed to be when working in a male dominated industry.

I started having a full on explosion of negative thoughts (Blockers 🚨)

  • They don’t think I’m good enough
  • They’re probably frustrated with me
  • I’m not respected yet
  • Were they talking about me behind my back before they decided to take over
  • What have I done wrong
  • I’m not suited for this industry

The list went on and my Field (Career) score plummeted from a high 7 to a low 2

I drove home feeling so defeated and wondering if quitting my job as a Financial Advisor that I knew so well had been a huge mistake. At least I knew this job like the back of my hand, people came to me to get things done. I cried a bit more on the drive home.

When I arrived home I was angry! I vented to my husband Steve, brushing off Abigail who just wanted to play with me and tell me about all of the exciting things she had done that morning. I couldn’t see past my moment I was having.

After I was done venting Steve, ever so kindly reminded me that I loved the job last night, I’m still learning a whole new industry and that I have the right to request communication and not be brushed aside (Family score skyrocketed to a 10) He was my valve at that moment and my accelerator 🚦 I am incredibly lucky to have a husband who listens and respects me. Somehow he always has the right words.

Feeling empowered, I sat down and wrote an email to my boss 😬
I firmly (but politely) explained how it had frustrated me that I wasn’t given the chance to learn and didn’t appreciate i wasn’t told that it had been taken care of when they knew I was also working on it. In a nutshell I’d appreciate communication and not to be brushed aside.

I hit send and immediately panicked
Blockers came back

  • OH God I’m going to get fired!
  • I probably sound like a dramatic woman causing issues
  • I’m being a drama queen
  • i’m going to be talked about between all the men
  • i’m that typical woman

My phone rang within minutes, it was my boss, I panicked and hit ignore. Took a deep breath and reminded myself I was not a “keyboard warrior” I am a strong working woman who deserves respect! I was prepared to have a talking to (and get fired) I hit redial. I was at a loss for words. He started off by acknowledging what I said in the email, Genuinely apologized to me, explained how it was an oversight on his end, told me I was doing a fantastic job, gave me kudos for speaking out, promised to communicate better and told me if I ever thought of quitting he would drag me back by my ankles 😅

Field score skyrocketed to a close 8
He actually listened to me! This has never happened in my career before! I had been heard right then an there. There was no typical corporate comment of “Thank you for bringing this to our attention” It was a true conversation with the owner of the company.

As women we sometimes feel we have to work harder, maybe quieter, be a mother a wife and whatever other titles we carry. Had it not been for Oola and the amazing women I have met through my journey, I might not have had the courage to speak up, my blockers would have won and my accelerators would have faded away.

I spoke up, I was respected and heard. I was able to confide in Steve, take control and move on to play with Abigail, get excited and organized for her first day of Kindergarten tomorrow 😭

It’s amazing how quickly the 7 Fs can affect each other!!!

If you’re looking to get your Oola Life on connect with me! You can find out more about this amazing program at http://www.kcessentials.net

Love you all and thank you for listening!