About

Me

About

Me

About

Me

How did I get here?

That was the constant refrain in my head when I hit rock bottom. I was once a little girl with all kinds of dreams and ideas and plans. And somehow, they just…got off track. Or maybe, like a dying candle, they sputtered out, bit by bit as I stopped paying attention to myself and started living for others. Making the choices that were best for my family, my boss, my husband, my friends, even strangers on the Internet.

Sound familiar?

I’m Courtney Anderson, a retired clinical social worker who based my career on advocacy and crisis intervention. I focus on helping clients address the most important issues first. A few years ago, I realized that although I was working in my (then) dream career, I didn’t love the 9-5 schedule. I began obsessing over having complete time freedom, but still helping people who felt stuck, specifically women. But it felt like a pipe dream. How could I be selfish enough to leave a stable, valuable career just because I wasn’t happy enough? So, I just put it on the back burner, kept pushing ahead, trying to make it work. Because that’s what I thought I had to do.

What Changed?

 

I had been married for 13 years, with two small children, and a career – and I always put everyone else before myself. I was so worried about my spouse, my kids, and my other family members or friends’ happiness that I didn’t take the time to nurture my personal happiness & growth. I’m sure you’ve done the same. Women are pulled in so many directions and have numerous roles to fill.

 I had so much passion for others in my life and their happiness and goals. I was showing up for everyone but myself! I felt like I needed to meet their needs first and kept giving my energy away. They didn’t ask me to do this, but I volunteered my happiness for them. At the end of every day, I was exhausted! It was like the fire had gone out of me. 

 Then an incredibly life changing event happened, and my marriage ended. I had hit rock bottom. I was now a single mom of 1 & 3-year-old boys and I found myself dumpster diving to make ends meet. That’s when I decided enough was enough. I finally got control of my life and allowed myself to dream BIG and become clear on my unhealthy relationships of the past. I visualized my ideal life and got to work to make it happen! I burned away the parts of my life that no longer served me and rose stronger and happier than ever. I became a girl on fire.

I am now living a life I am insanely proud of and I know this is possible for you too.

My Pledge

As a business owner, and a human, I believe that justice is the only path forward for our world. I am also committed to progressive social justice that seeks to break down systemic barriers. To that end, Girl on Fire supports and believes that:

Black Lives Matter

No Human is Illegal

Love is love

Women’s rights are human rights

Science is real

Diversity makes us great

 Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere

What I Know

I also believe in open communication & honest relationships. I believe in living our authentic life without worry of what others think & without judging ourselves. I believe in asking for what we want and preparing ourselves to receive it in life, love and business. In order to achieve this, we must first visualize our ideal life and learn how we are showing up in our relationships which affects our personal goals and visions for our life. And I believe in getting to work! This is my passion, to help women visualize their ideal life while becoming aware of limiting relationships and patterns so they can live the life they dream of.

I always knew that I loved inspiring others and speaking passionately and coaching my clients in my social work career. So, I decided to help other women with my unique style of coaching and direction, and I left the 9-5 setting. Now, I get to help women learn from my experiences with unhealthy relationships and not putting myself first.

I bring my years of experience working as a clinical social worker in areas of crisis and turn them into a step-by-step approach to fixing what is keeping you from being happy. I’ve seen a lot of darkness in my life (and experienced my fair share) and nothing you can say will scare me away.

I’m here, and I am not afraid to work this journey with you. Together we will work out the things holding you back, and start you moving towards the light.

My System

•Shift to Self •

You have to come first, you are the most important person in your life.

•Visualize Your End Result•

What does your ideal life look like? DREAM BIG here.

•The One•

Who is ONE person who will support your dreams? This isn’t always family.

•Everyday Happens•

Settle into this new way of thinking in everyday life & watch your dreams become reality.

•How Are You Showing Up In Relationships and Business?•

Understand your form of relationship dependency as it relates to limited progress/outcomes in your life.

•Triage Your Goal•

What will you start on FIRST? What’s the most important goal that will make the others easier?

•Just Say No•

Get rid of and say no to the things that are NOT getting you closer to your goals. TV anyone?

•Say Yes To You•

•Shift to Self •

You have to come first, you are the most important person in your life.

•How Are You Showing Up In Relationships and Business?•

Understand your form of relationship dependency as it relates to limited progress/outcomes in your life.

•Visualize Your End Result•

What does your ideal life look like? DREAM BIG here.

•Triage Your Goal•

What will you start on FIRST? What’s the most important goal that will make the others easier?

•The One•

Who is ONE person who will support your dreams? This isn’t always family.

•Just Say No•

Get rid of and say no to the things that are NOT getting you closer to your goals. TV anyone?

•Everyday Happens•

Settle into this new way of thinking in everyday life & watch your dreams become reality.

•Say Yes To You•

Did I spark your interest?

Let me help you understand how you can rekindle your spark, live your best life, and achieve your goals all while putting yourself first and still maintaining healthy relationships.

 

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