Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.

 

My name is Blake & I'm a mom of three kids who spent 18 years in Corporate America building, growing and turning around 8 and 9 figure businesses, including a $600 million dollar business at Target corporation & building a business from scratch at Stitch Fix that launched with over 75,000 women on a wait list. 


Despite enjoying parts of my career & having a lot of success, I would find myself feeling unsettled after the newness of the next promotion or achievement was over.

 

I seemed to be constantly searching for how I could do fulfilling work & be able to have the time I wanted to have a more fulfilling, less stressful life.  As the years progressed and I had kids, I felt myself getting more frustrated and exhausted with the constant demands of my job, the red tape & the amount of work I had to do that either didn't line up with my values or wasn't work I loved. 

 

I came to realize that the career I was in no longer fit.  Despite that, I sat in my job for years knowing that I should be doing something else, something "MORE" but I just didn't know what it was or how to make it happen without taking on a big risk.

 

I felt overwhelmed, stuck & scared - I began to feel like I didn't have control over my life. Because of how I felt, I wasn't fully present and enjoying my life, so when  additional projects and workload came my way, I began to feel resentful.

 

As the breadwinner, I felt responsible for making sure whatever decision I made would be right for my family...and I felt guilty that I wasn't happy in a career that everyone else thought was the epitome of success.

 

At the time, I believed that I could figure it out on my own, but what I came to learn and realize is that you can't see the label from inside the bottle.  I needed wise counsel to help me see what I couldn't.

 

I was missing the CLARITY & PLAN to feel like I could move forward with my life.  Once I had those things, EVERYTHING changed.  

 

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 My personal journey, through two career changes, years of seeking the right path for my life & overcoming the fear, doubt & challenge of forging a new path, including successfully running my own six+ figure business, is the basis for the work I do everyday.

Today, I help other driven women who want a more fulfilling career & life get clarity on how they can use their skills & passions to transition into fulfilling careers so they can love the work they do, have more time with their families & feel confident that they have the right plan & path ahead.

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It is my mission to change the perspective about what women can accomplish in this world.

  

 

“Blake keeps you focused on your strengths, what you bring to the table, and how valuable you are. I've had to let go of an entire piece of my identity, which has been very humiliating on one aspect and very freeing on another. She's been very supportive about that, patient with me, and very encouraging and supportive. In any sort of risk that you take like this, you have to have somebody in your corner that picks you up when you fall down, encourages you when you're feeling discouraged, and brings out the best in you. That's what Blake does. She is my biggest cheerleader. She's my biggest support.”

- Client, Rebecca Holthaus

Contact

Connections Illuminated LLC

918 W. Walnut #123

Celina, TX 75009​

email: blake@connectionsilluminated.com

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Photos of Blake courtesy of Mirrorless Mind Studio Photography