Hi there! my name's hayden.
I'm a Corporate Dropout turned
Success Coach + Creative Entrepreneur
As a Success Coach, I get to spend my days with incredibly brilliant, highly-motivated, and conscious rockstars, helping them unlock their full potential and live a life on their own terms.
I also take these same skills directly to organizations, working with different teams to help them more effectively collaborate, create, and communicate.
I am incredibly lucky to have the life that I do. But, it wasn't always like this.
Truth be told, I was in hiding for most of my life. Growing up, I didn't like myself very much. I was a people pleaser from the beginning, always putting others needs before my own and always feeling as though there wasn’t any space in the world for my authentic self.
It became too scary to show the world the real me, so I worked on "building" another one instead - a person that never made a mistake, a model employee, a person that defined themselves as "Exceeded Expectations".
And I achieved my misguided aims. I graduated from Ohio University with an impressive resume and a business degree. I moved to San Francisco to pursue a job at a technology startup, and eventually found myself working at LinkedIn through an elite rotational program for high potential young professionals.
In some ways it felt like I was on track to have it all… but it always felt off.
I found myself unhappy more and more frequently. This didn’t feel like the work I was meant to be doing, but I was being told that this was what I had to do to move forward and move up. The work became absolute drudgery, and I found myself lamenting at the idea of doing this for another 5-10 years.
So I tried to distract and “fix” myself - through TV, through partying, through therapy and self-help. On a bigger scale I even tried to fix my situation by moving to a different city. But deep down, I knew there was something fundamental that was missing.
As I got more in tune with myself and the disempowering stories I'd been living in, I realized how much of my life I’d been living on other people’s terms, doing what looked good or what I thought “I had to do”, instead of what I deep down felt a calling to do: live a life completely by my own design and support others in doing the same.
I took steps to change that. I left my full-time job in 2017 to pursue entrepreneurship without ever having made a single dollar from anything entrepreneurial. I hired a Life Coach to support me in my transition, and wound up enrolling in the training program she’d gone through, Accomplishment Coaching. After graduating from the program, I became part of the leadership team to grow my own leadership and train new coaches, all the while expanding, morphing, transforming into a completely different version of myself.
I’m a firm believer that we as humans already have the tools, the greatness, and the moxie we need to create the life we’ve been craving. Unfortunately, most of us have been led to believe otherwise. We come to see ourselves as flawed or unworthy of the things that we want most, making certain experiences in life impossible - the truly fulfilling job, the intimate and connected romantic relationship, the abundant financial situation.
The thing is, these things we believe to be true about ourselves… they’re all stories. They are interpretations of past events that we’ve come to view as the truth. They become the subconscious basis from which we behave, make decisions, and create our life experience.
The true magic happens when we get clear on our stories, and strengthen our ability to choose outside of it.
And that’s exactly what we’ll do together.
As your Coach, it’s my job to bring light to the stories you’ve been living in, support you in re-discovering your true, innate greatness, and help you reimagine an experience where your only job is to live the best life possible.
I do this from a place of joy - my coaching style is loving and positive, but also bold and direct. I want my clients to feel challenged but cherished, and to know that above all, I’m fundamentally committed to their success and the greatness I see inside of them.
From this empowered place of possibility, my clients breakthrough mental and personal barriers, take complete and total ownership of their experience, and ultimately create
personal, professional, and financial success they never thought possible.