After a 2-year break, I’m moving into yet another chapter of my life and business. I have re-branded my business with a new name, new colors and new focus and, I decided that learning about me needed to be a little more transparent and a little less formal. As you might imagine at the age of 79 and having been in business for nearly 30 years, I’ve had many ups and downs both personally and professionally.
Onward and Upward
I've had many different business experiences in my life but didn't realize until recently that they were either in sales or business and especially personal development.
In the late 60’s, as the non-working partner of one of the largest eyelash manufacturers in the UK, although I had never done it before, I took a risk, which, if you want to grow,
is necessary and I became one of the UK’s first women to be an on the road sales reps. Up to that point only men had that job. I had the pleasure of working with and supplying many of London’s largest and most prestigious stores. I worked mainly with male buyers and although it was all business they were fun to work with.
As a family we moved across the world six times. In 1979, we made our final move from London, UK, to Los Angeles.
I come from a drama-driven highly dysfunctional background and for a very long time, as a result of the mindset I learned, I didn’t lead a calm, positive, peaceful life, until I learned how to change my own thinking and to take charge of my life. What I lacked in self confidence and fear I didn’t lack in courage, which allowed me to move from one comfort zone to another.
Hazel’s New Life
After nearly 25 years of marriage at the age of 42, with my children in their teens, I decided it was time to take charge of living a more fulfilling life and filed for an amicable divorce. We have now been the best of friends for over 63 yrs.
For the following ten years, I had many lessons to learn, ranging from bankruptcy to dealing with teenage addiction to getting a job, going to school at night, learning how to make better choices with men and, after training for a year, receiving my certification as a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and stress management counselor.
My passion of helping people ultimately evolved into working with women over 40 who were allowing fears and doubts to stop them from creating the life and lifestyle they most want.
You Are NEVER Too Old!
I became an entrepreneur and opened a private practice when I was on the cusp of 50 and much to my surprise I quickly became very successful. Using counseling with hypnosis, I helped hundreds of clients, both men and women, to become more self confident, less stressed and by changing their thinking they let go of old habits and behaviors and built happier, healthier lives and relationships.
In 1997 I heard about coaching. I re-trained and added certifications in coaching, NLP and timeline therapies to my hypnotherapy and stress management counseling certifications as well as training as a relationship coach and learning to use Kineseology (more commonly known as muscle testing.)
I was in my mid-50’s when I started my coaching business, under the name of Mind Mastery Coaching that ultimately became Your Stairway To Wealth and is now Live Your Abundant Life.
Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you that you don’t have enough education or that it’s too late or you’re too old. I wrote my best selling book “The Astonishing Power of You” when I was in my early 60’s and when I was 65 it went to best seller on Amazon. (It is no longer available.) At present I'm working on the second edition.
I am also a contributing author in the best selling series, Wake Up…Live the Life You Love, Giving Gratitude, together with other prestigious authors such as Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer plus, I am a contributing author in Stress-Free Moms and in December of this year, I appear in a new book being published, My Journal, My Life.
I’ve had dozens of articles published, been featured in a woman’s magazine, been interviewed on TV, radio, tele-summits, video summits and podcasts and have given presentations to many different groups.
Change Your Thinking And You CAN Change Your Life!
Over the years I observed that people can change their lives dramatically on an emotional, spiritual and physical level “by changing the way they think.” The greatest gift I’ve had, through working with clients and public speaking has been to teach many hundreds of people how to do this easily and quickly so they stopped sabotaging their own success in life and in business.
It’s much more powerful to lead a calm mindful life, filled with more laughter than chaos and in which you learn that caring for yourself becomes a top priority because by taking care of you, you have more energy to take care of others.
I believe in continual learning. I am an avid reader of professional books and attending business events. I still have a coach, am a member of a master mind group and often take and teach webinars on one subject or another.
I was born and raised in London, UK and moved to the US in 1979 when I was 37. I became a US citizen in 1986. I am the mother of two adult children, both entrepreneurs and six grandchildren who are now teenagers. My only vice is reading fiction mysteries.
I’ve enjoyed being a volunteer for various organizations since I was in my 20’s. Volunteering and giving back is something I continue to enjoy doing whenever needed and possible.
My mission is to make the world a better place for my children, grand-children and generations to come and have fun while doing it.
Life is full of beauty so you want to be building your life so that it allows you to live it to the fullest most joyful extent possible.
I'd love to get to know you and support you in any way I can, so if you would like a complimentary 30-minute phone chat, email me at Hazel@LiveYourAbundantLife.com and we will set up a time that works.
For more information or to request a podcast, summit or webinar interview, please contact me at Hazel@LiveYourAbundantLife.com or call 747-2 48-8227.