ALLISON CASTLE
  Meditation Teacher Mastery Certified Transformational Coach Certified Public Accountant

Hi, I'm Allison, one part health nut and one part number cruncher!  Accounting was my chosen career from my senior year of high school.  I was good at math, my mom was a CPA, it made perfect sense!  I loved numbers, spreadsheets, and things being in balance (yes I am a Libra!).  Straight out of college, I enjoyed the prestige of being a business professional and also lived for the weekend!  I planned to be a partner at a CPA firm one day.  That was the clear path to professional and financial success!        

My career ambitions were put on hold when my husband and I had children. Being a mom took priority over everything and I loved it!  I became a mostly stay-at-home mom and felt my confidence tested as it has never been before.  Both of my children had some minor health concerns and through trial and error and an awesome friend learned some life-changing lessons about health and nutrition.  This sparked my love for health, thirst for knowledge, and led to me becoming a holistic health and life coach.  I had been feeling burnt out preparing audits and tax returns part-time on evenings and weekends.  My husband and I had made the choice to work opposite shifts to avoid daycare which worked well from a financial perspective but with this arrangement, we didn't have much time when our whole family was together.  I was striving for work-life balance, which to me was the the ultimate definition of success, but never felt like I could keep the scales in balance.  I was feeling good about being a mother, I was feeling good about making money but I was feeling deficient in quality time with my husband, self-care, and purpose.  When I really took a moment to look at where I was out of alignment I made a decision.  I was ready to let go of accounting and do health and life coaching work that felt more purposeful and would give me more control as an entrepreneur.

I had found a true passion for health and life coaching.  I was helping people change their habits and live happier healthier lives!  I loved the work and knew that when I hit six figures would truly feel successful as a coach.  In this striving to hit six figures, I found myself out of balance again.  I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed.  I thought as an entrepreneur it would be easier to maintain a work-life balance but I realized my business was everywhere all of the time and I was burnt out.  I again felt like I could not keep the scales balanced!  Then I began to question the whole concept of work-life balance and success.  Did it make sense to try to pay equal attention to my work and my life?  Would a six figure income really make me successful?  Was balancing the scales really the key to creating a fulfilling life?  What did success really mean to me?  What if instead of trying to live according to someone else's measurement of success I made conscious choices to structure my life according to my priorities and values?  I had to figure out how to create achievable boundaries with my time and energy based on what was truly most important and sought out support and accountability to make it happen.  Through my own journey with coaching and meditation and pulling from my experience in the accounting world, I discovered how to value and prioritize my time, money, and energy so I could get the most out of every day.  Now I can truly enjoy my work and also set it aside to focus on my family and my health. 

 

I am creating success and happiness on my own terms and it is my passion to help my clients do the same!