I'm Charlean. I just turned the big 50 this year, I Live in Dublin Ohio with my boyfriend Chris. Two of my three kids, Kari (21) and Zack (18) live with us full time. We have a blended family which includes Chris’ three children William(19), Elizabeth(16) and Henry(12) We have lived here for 7 years. I am originally from Michigan. My oldest son Michael still lives there, he is 28 years old. I was married for 20 yrs. and have been divorced now for 10 years (a story all of its own, which I will share another time). I have five brothers and three sisters, I am the baby of the family. My mom passed away 21 years ago at the age of 66 and my dad turns 92 this year. These past 3 years have been some of the most challenging times I’ve experienced in my life. My sister Maria who is also my lifelong best friend almost died from a sudden brain aneurysm rupture. Her miraculous survival and recovery has inspired me to take the leap of faith and start my own business doing what I Love to do, helping others, as a transformation life coach. This tragic incident brought about the reality that things can and do change drastically in life from one day to the next! I found myself asking some very serious questions such as, Am I living the life I dream of? Have I done all the things I want to do? Have I made a difference? Do I follow my heart and do what I am meant to do? Am I being who I am truly meant to be? The big question that kept coming up was HAVE I REALLY LIVED? I mean the kind of LIVE where you are excited for whats next, and you REALLY TRULY LOVE LIFE and all it has to offer! My HONEST answer to that question was NO! And I knew my sister hadn't either. When she came so close to dying, and I came so close to losing someone so dear to me, it was as if this part of me that had been buried so deep down for so many years had come to the surface. I guess you could say it woke me up. I decided to go on a quest for answers. I was doing self development and personal growth workshops. I was reading a ton of other peoples stories and listening to podcasts. Filling my head with inspirational and motivational quotes. Reading books that resonated with me, (i read more books during this time period than i had my entire life.) I was digging deep into my thoughts, beliefs, my heart, mind and soul on a journey to find something that would make me feel better. I don’t think I knew it at the time but little by little I was uncovering something very precious. Along this path I rediscovered ME! Not realizing it I had buried parts of myself and lost sight of who I was long ago during the survival of life's so called circumstances. I settled for what was and got through my days. I was going through the motions of living the status quo year after year. I had no self respect, self worth, I didn’t know what I liked or didn’t like, I was constantly stressed and anxiety ridden. I felt guilty when I would take time for myself so I seldom did. I told myself that I should just be grateful for what I have and just be happy. The problem was I never felt “happy”. I always had this nagging feeling of discontent and felt that there must be more to life than this. I had been slowly making progress over the last 10 years. I was taking steps (the divorce) to follow my heart (moving to Ohio) and listening to my intuition, but, these past few years have brought about complete transformation for me. I decided to make a shift to a completely new way of thinking and living. Now that I have re-discovered myself, I look forward to creating a life that is fulfilling and prosperous. One of the most important lessons I have learned and will continue to work on is how crucial self-worth, self-care, and self-love are to our well being. This sounds and seems like it would be so simple or just come naturally, but it does not. Especially when you have been subjected to years of criticism, verbal and emotional abuse, not just from someone else but also from yourself. I was always questioning my right to speak up and had a million reasons as to why I shouldn't speak up and say the things I wanted to say. I had to learn to love myself so that the man I love could love me back. A relationship will never work unless you have complete self acceptance and really love yourself, with all your imperfections. No one is perfect. I needed to find my voice. I had to work extremely hard to learn to believe that what I had to say was important and I deserved the respect of being heard. This was and still is a big part of helping my sister. She was incapacitated and could not speak for herself for several months. In the process of being the voice for my sister, I found my own voice. I found courage to speak up for both of us and discovered the belief that I was worthy of being heard, respected and loved. I have come a long way but will always be a work in progress. I look at life in a whole new way now, instead of tomorrow just being another day, I am so excited and look forward to all it has to offer. I choose to see my past and all its crazy winding roads, and obstacles, as life lessons I needed to learn and who I am today is a result of these experiences. My present day, here and now, are exactly that! I stay in the moment as much as possible and soak up the NOW, because its really the ONLY time that really matters! I am grateful for who I am, what I have, and ALL that IS in this moment! Life is an incredible Gift INDEED! I treat it as such and cherish it! I truly am living a life I love living today and am so grateful that I get to help others achieve this too.
I am excited to connect with as many people as possible. I love to help others RE-discover themselves. As your life coach I can do this by sharing my story, offering guidance, encouragement and support as you make a decision to move toward living a life you LOVE living. I am here to inspire and guide you to follow your heart and intuition. This beautiful life is possible and waiting to be lived by each and everyone of us. Life is too precious to be wasted and we do not know what our tomorrow holds, so please don't put off YOUR DREAMS! The Time to Live the Dream is NOW!