Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda.

I know it’s cliché to say that I can’t believe we are at the end of 2021 but I can’t help myself. It’s really hard to believe. 

Where does the time go!?!? 

I remember when I was a girl, watching my mom look at herself in the mirror, pulling back her cheeks and neck to smooth it all out and say to me, “I still feel 16 inside.” 

Of course, I had no idea what she was talking about but now, I totally get it. 

I pull back my cheeks and neck in the mirror or while waiting to be let into the Zoom room.  And while my heart and soul still feel young inside, I’m reminded some days by my body that time is a cruel mister (yes, you read that right).

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I allow myself to be drawn into a little game - with myself or with others - called, “Shoulda. Coulda. Woulda.” 

I’m sure you’ve heard of it or even played it yourself. (It’s not a game you want to...

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Reinvention Adventure - Kashonna Holland

Melissa Curtin Coaching + Consulting
Reinvention Adventure - Kashonna Holland

I first met Kashonna Holland, CEO of Simply Kashonna, in fall 2018. I had just started Melissa Curtin Coaching in August of that year and I was at the beginning of my most recent reinvention adventure. 

I was attending an event where candidates for elected office were responding to constituent questions. We were all asked to introduce ourselves around the room. 

This was my first outing in my new skin. I wasn’t yet owning that I was the CEO of my own business, a coach, and a consultant. 

As they started in the front row on the other side of the room, I remember thinking to myself, “Thank goodness I sat in the back. Maybe they won’t get to me today.” 

I listened to everyone stand up and share their name and affiliation, some not bothering to turn around and face the audience behind them, when seemingly out of nowhere, this fabulously dressed, shining light of a woman stands up, faces the crowd, and says:

“Hello everyone! I’m...

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