Hi! I’m Desirée.
Let me give you a big virtual hug and say welcome!
If you’ve stumbled upon this page, chances are you’re weary from the weight of exhaustion, disillusionment, and perhaps even resentment towards the path you find yourself treading. But take heart, for you’re not alone.
You’re here because deep within, you sense the call for something more profound, more authentic—a yearning for a life that transcends mere survival.
I’ve walked the path of shattered dreams as life twisted and turned creating unexpected events and challenging transitions. I have been adrift many times as life’s upheavals lefts me consumed by unhappiness, fear, and a profound sense of loss. It was amidst the ruins of my marriage that I awakened to the realization that I had allowed others’ definitions of success to dictate the course of my existence.
Then, the storms came in rapid succession.
A cascade of trials—multiple losses of loved ones, the cruel stroke of illnesses, financial challenges, and the aftermath of an accident—each blow threatened to extinguish the flicker of hope within me. In the unraveling and unlearning of everything that I knew to be true about my life and myself, I rose stronger. I refused to be defined by my circumstances, instead choosing to rewrite my narrative, heal my trauma and create a life filled with passion, purpose, and unbridled joy.
In my journey back to my sacred heart I discovered a profound ally in the wisdom of equines. Horses were my childhood passion from the time I was 7 years old. I rode and competed in various equine disciplines through to early adulthood. However, I gave up my equine passions to follow a prescribed path of college, marriage and motherhood.
Three decades later, amidst a shamanic vision journey, the call of horses stirred again in my soul. Fate led me to Skye, my beloved equine coaching partner. It was as if the Universe has orchestrated our meeting. In those first moments as we stood together in her paddock, her head resting on my heart, I felt seen, loved and at peace.
“Horses will break you open where you didn’t even realize you had a crack.”
My journey into coaching began in 2008 as a fitness coach, driven by a desire to empower new moms through my passion for running, triathlons, and holistic well-being. Over time, my path evolved, leading me from fitness coaching to life coaching. Through my own experience of navigating disruptive life transitions I developed a blueprint for resilience and optimal living that I shared on my podcast and as an inspirational speaker on stages across North America.
Now I work as an equine-assisted life coach in the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia, Canada. I blend the art of coaching with the transformative power of horses, nature, breath work, and meditation, guiding women back to peace, purpose and joy. But beyond my credentials lies a deeper truth—a mission that emanates from deep within my soul. It’s a mission to illuminate the path back to the authentic self, to empower women to reclaim their innate worthiness, and to embrace their divine essence regardless of where they are in their life journey.
So, if you find yourself wandering through a maze of uncertainty and fear, know that you’re not alone. Together, let us embark on a journey of self-discovery, of healing, and of equine-guided transformation.