Why Should You Work with Me?
I understand how overwhelming it is to try and navigate ALL-THE-THINGS in business, especially on your own.
To try to keep your clients happy, make sure you get the kids to hockey practice on time, then somehow also find more time to make dinner and go on dates with your husband while not being completely exhausted and feeling guilty... ALL - THE - DAMN - TIME!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have amazing workflows and business systems set up so that they are running your business admin FOR YOU?
Or, wouldn't it be nice to know that you are on track and doing the right things to grow your business to the next level?
I am someone who can help you organize your business, find the right steps and help you figure out the best tools and systems to manage all the things. Doesn't that sound better than always changing your mind, jumping from one thing to the next never actually getting anything done? Or worse feeling like you are letting everyone down, especially yourself?
Didn't you build your business so you would have more time and energy to spend a night on the couch with the kids or your partner?
Instead of feeling like you are half-assing everything in your life and stuck on the guild train!
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it”
How it started... How it's going
A long long time ago... just kidding!
Lumiera Solutions started while recovering from a car accident, which morphed into a dream that I didn’t know I had. I have always loved the idea of helping people, spent most of my adult life as an administrative assistant, and am great at solving problems (thank you ADHD), so why not put these pieces together and start my own online business doing all of these things? Makes sense right?
To back up... before my car accident, I spent 15 years, working at Stratford General Hospital. Like most ADHD employees, I bounced around a lot. I worked in the Diabetes Outpatient Program, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Unit, Medical Floor, Imaging Department and Post-Surgical Unit to name a few. While off on my medical leave (during my car accident recovery), my Occupational Therapist, Sheri, give me some homework that forever changed my life!
Sheri was tasked with helping me get my brain, heart and soul back into alignment. Something that is really important when you are going through recovery. It helps to glue everything back together. Sheri asked me to take some time while I was recovering to figure out what I actually wanted out of life. To take stock of my happiness and to see if what I was doing before my accident made me happy. It was one of the best pieces of advice I have ever received.
How often are we given the chance to sort life out (interruption-free), so we can figure out our dreams?
During my recovery, which took about 3.5 years, I became really intrigued by my mindset and started on a journey towards personal development. It became a lifeline for me in a time when I couldn't see the end of my recovery. Trying desperately to get to the real me, I realized I was forever changed. I wasn’t willing to go back to the job I hated, and the way my life was before the accident.
When the time came to start thinking about returning to work, I wanted to choose a more meaningful life… for me and my family. One that I would find purpose and inspiration from, and that would light my freakin' soul on fire every day! Something as a business owner, I am sure you can relate to.
So, I started helping clients online as a Virtual Assistant and quickly realized that after putting all of my time and effort for a year into this new project... that I hated doing VA work as well.
But I did love the art of putting together a business. Finding the best tools and strategy to make it all run like clockwork!
Having ADHD makes building your business a little harder, but so much more rewarding when you actually get to live out your dreams and on your own freakin' terms!
The relief I see in my clients when things aren't so overwhelming anymore and that they are able to enjoy their businesses again... that's what fires me up! Then also being able to help them with the accountability piece... became like a home run for me and my business. Who knew finding your purpose, was like filling up your cup on its own, instead of constantly draining your cup in work that sucks your energy?
The best part is that I get to do this while making my own hours, being able to take my kids to hockey tournaments, and doctor's appointments and being able to have tea with a friend during the day (after Covid of course)... All of these freedoms helped me fall in love with my business and purpose all over again!!
So, let me be the reason that you can stop and smell the roses in your business. The reason you can spend an extra 20 guilt-free minutes snuggling your kidlet's goodnight, or set a no-work rule for the weekend so you can enjoy the life you have busted your ass to have.