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THEY ALMOST HAD TO CALL THE PARAMEDICS THE FIRST TIME I SAW MY BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN

When I was in my 30s I was featured in an ad campaign for Lifetime television. My face was displayed all across the United States on billboards and in newspapers, TV Guide, and other publications. Sounds exciting, huh!

I remember going to visit my billboard ad for the first time late in the afternoon in New York City on the corner of Sixth Avenue and I believe 18th St. As I approached it I was both excited and feeling a lot of chaos at the same time. As I looked up to see my image on the billboard, I felt as though I was going to pass out. My knees felt wobbly and weak.

This certainly sounds like a strange reaction to something so fun and exciting as having your image up on a billboard, right? In hindsight it’s clear my nervous system started to close down on me because being my authentic self and shining was downright terrifying for me as a young woman. Can you relate?

Most people think that they are dealing with a fear of failure, but oftentimes the fear of failure is masking something much deeper: a fear of success.

Many people who have worked with me over the last 18 years had no idea they had a fear of success until they were introduced to the concepts and processes I teach. Stepping into one’s own power can feel very unsettling and unnerving for those of us who grew up in a chaotic household where our families did not feel comfortable shining themselves, nor doing what they loved. Many of us were given very mixed messages when we were young around power, being seen, and being heard.

One insight I often refer to in my work is this enlightening statement from the late, great Carl Jung: “The greatest burden a child must bear is the unlived life of its parents.”

When my mother was growing up her family system included definitive roles for each child. My mother was seen as “the smart one,” whereas my Aunt Jeanne was seen as “the pretty one.” In actuality my mother was also pretty and my aunt was smart, but they weren’t seen as so by their family for the most part.

Unfortunately, what this created for my mother was envy around beauty in other women. Therefore while I was growing up, the concept of being physically beautiful was threatening. Of course I was unconscious of it at the time, but I had to shy away from my own beauty in order to not upset my mother. I would unconsciously project this onto other women.

It’s interesting because as a young actress/print model in New York City I would sometimes connect to friendships where the females would then envy my success. Does this sound or feel familiar?

While my visibility wounds have since healed, it brings me great joy to help others step into their own authenticity and power. If my story resonates and you feel ready to address similar fears, I’d be happy to gently guide you with profound practices that have transformed the lives of myself and so many clients.

May nothing hold us back, may we all have the courage to shine and be seen. 🙌

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  2. Cassedy says:

    Wow, when I read the bit about fear of success, I got chills. Yikes, relatable.


In my mid to late 30's I suffered with debilitating anxiety and crippling fear. Through great inner investigation and outer searching, I've discovered the keys to overcoming those limiting states once and for all. It brings me great joy to help transform the lives of countless individuals who continue to accomplish great heights in their lives and careers. 

I've been leading sold out workshops as well as coaching private clients for over 18 years. 

I'm known as "The Nervous System Whisperer" for my simple but profound and highly effective techniques to feel grounded and safe. I am also known for guiding clients to discover and cultivate their courage to shine and be seen in their full authenticity. In more recent years after completing the Inherited Family Trauma Facilitator Training by author and researcher Mark Wolynn, I've delve deep with clients helping them to break the patterns of generational trauma they've inherited. I firmly believe anyone who is earnest can get past their familial trauma and thrive. Additionally, I am a certified aromatherapist with a thriving essential oil business utilizing Wisdom of the Earth essences.

Friends have told me I am known for my sense of humor combined with warmth and my midwestern flair. You can often find me practicing yoga, hiking, spending time with friends, and taking walks on the beach. I love being a mom to my daughter Laura Marie and being a loving wife to my husband of over 29 years, Robert. I love art journaling, photography, and I'm a big foodie too!

Hi, I 'm Michelle Colt!

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