When I was asked if I had ever thought about being a coach, my immediate response was, "Me?"
I wasn't aware that I had self-limiting beliefs keeping me from living the life I deeply desired. Instead, I stopped at the goals and dreams and putting out inspiring words to encourage others to follow their own dreams.
Coaching isn't my first career. Like most babies, I was born curious and storytelling may be in my genes. My father, Richard Petersen, was a newspaper editor and encouraged me to pursue journalism. I conducted my first career interview at the age of 12, and continued pursuing information about the field conducting career interviews with Diane Sawyer, Leeza Gibbons, Larry King, and several local San Diego journalists before pursuing journalism as a career.
I spent 17 years in broadcast journalism working with reporters and news anchors to tell the stories that mattered during the day. I was making a living and had two Emmy Awards on my shelf. Yet, I was not fulfilled. I knew there was more and that my being in the world deserved more than sitting in a control room writing about what had already happened.
I started my television career in San Diego, California in 1999.
The journey took me to Palm Springs, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dallas, Texas. I took my headset off one final time in August 2016 at WFAA-TV.
I graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies with a Mass Media Emphasis in 2002, and earned a Master's of Science in Business Continuity, Security, and Risk Management from Boston University in 2011.
Yes, I originally wanted to be a television journalist, but soon after starting my first job at XETV in 1999, I realized my passion is in writing and in storytelling. In 2000, I wrote down the words, "I want to help others achieve their own greatness."
I rediscovered those words many years later, and then took action. I walked away from my career and into the Accomplishment Coaching Coaches Training Program. Through personal development and leadership training of my own, I discovered:
My purpose on this planet is Illumination; I help others achieve their own greatness.
I am committed to incorporating my years of interviewing, listening, and storytelling experience to stand with others as they pursue their passions and their greatest purpose.
I can't wait to work with you.
Emmy Awards - Pacific Southwest Chapter, Las Vegas, NV - 2013