Even though I’ve called Toledo my home for most of my life, my journey began thousands of miles away. I was born in England and lived there until I was four years old. While I love the peace and serenity England brings me each time I visit, eventually I long to go home to Toledo, because that I where I feel I am called to be. Toledo is where I built my family and my business. As the owner of The Pinnacle, along with my husband Mark, for the last 20 years, I have learned so many wonderful things about this city and have built so many amazing relationships.
While I love working with brides and putting on events for the community, I felt called to do more. A few years ago, I realized that my purpose in life was to help women discover their own life purpose. I became a Certified Life Coach where I use a holistic approach to help women of all ages find clarity in their journey of life.
Coming to this realization sounds like it was easy, when in fact it took many years of studying and self-reflection. I faced many roadblocks in this journey, mostly because of my own self-doubt. I would tell myself “I am too old to make this change”, “It would be much easier to keep doing what I am doing”, “No one wants to hear what I have to say”, “How is what I say different from what is already out there?”. While I haven’t been able to completely eliminate my fears, I have been able put them aside because my passion trumps my self-doubt. I know I am called to help women find clarity, identify what’s holding them back from living their best life, and lead them on the path they want to take.
While I work mostly with men and women, I feel pushed toward helping women because it’s who I feel the most connection with. I have been passionate about empowering women for decades, whether it’s a bride, a member of our staff, or women I have encountered supporting local women’s organizations like the Women’s Entrepreneurial Network, the SoNow Professional Network of Women, or Women of Toledo. Women are the superheroes of the world. We get things done, and we are so many things to so many people. And we don't always have the support system we need, so it is important for me to hold space for women in their journey of what we call life.
Liz Thees is a Certified Life Coach, where she helps women gain insight and find more purpose, peace, less stress, and create better relationships. To work with Liz, visit her website.