I’m Liz Sumner,
and I’m learning to make my own rules.

I’ve been a coach since 2002, before that I got my Masters in Change Management. When I started coaching I helped women in career transition, then I focused on productivity because I feel a special affinity with people who have trouble getting things done and can’t always get out of their own way.

Before that, I spent a lot of time thinking other people knew best and I should defer to them. I let others take responsibility and was afraid to be a leader.

“Who am I to tell people what to do?”

You know how you can see things clearly in other people that you don’t recognize in yourself? As I coached others, I learned that we all have the answers inside ourselves and our own way is the best, and maybe the only way to success.

There is no one right way to be. I want to support you in finding your way to joy and fulfillment.

I really like to help people feel momentum. We all want a sense of accomplishment. It’s a key ingredient in our happiness.

Now I work with women who want to design and live by their own definition of success. They’re ready to stop making themselves the lowest priority, and to start living joyful, meaningful, and connected lives.

Today I live in a lovely medieval village in central Italy. I’m learning and growing, exploring my love of singing, and trying to communicate in Italian. Amazing adventures happen daily.

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