"I help you (re)discover your Joy Of Being.
In this j.o.b, you get to choose and follow your own adventure, do what feeds your Soul, and have the experience of life that you want."
Mylene (Mye) Hendrick, Heart-Centered Mentor, Guide, and Trusted Advisor, NLP Coach & Hypnotherapist (CCht)
(Re)Discovering your BEING and DOING what feeds your Soul
Returning Home to Me
Growing up, when people asked me where I’m from, I answered by describing how I was a “foreigner” wherever I went:
I was born in Amman, Jordan in the Middle East
I have only visited the Philippines, my native country in Asia
I lived in and traveled to 20+ countries
And I am incredibly grateful for all the experiences that taught me about people, cultures, and adaptability. On the flip side, I felt like (and was seen as) an “outsider,” and so resiliency, being flexible/accommodating, and fitting/blending in (usually by staying in the background and being invisible) were some of the skills I developed to find belonging. Yet, it was inescapable that I still stood out and apart. And the differences were palpable.
And so, I mastered the art of putting on the appropriate mask(s), taking on cues from my environment and the many cultural and societal expectations and “norms”.
I followed the rules.
I quickly rose up the ranks, balancing servant leadership with corporate politics.
I became comfortable in temporary places, as a transient "squatter".
I realized that change was the only constant, and so I created my own spaces.
I developed my own sense of safety.
I figured out how to organize (and pack) efficiently.
I became resourceful and creative in my ways of producing.
I learned how to survive and be “successful” in the different spokes of my wheel of life.
To those looking from outside, I was thriving: I had the “perfect” life.
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over
and expecting different results.”
From the inside, l realized I didn’t recognize myself anymore.
I didn’t even really know who I was.
I was imprisoned in my ways of doing.
I had anxiety, overwhelm, frustration, and powerlessness.
Unfulfilled and hungry, I craved for connection with my heart’s mind, and my mind’s heart.
I felt lost, alone, and home-less…
TAKING A NEW PATH AND CHOOSING MY OWN ADVENTURE
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken
At the end of 2019, I decided to leave my corporate executive job and the “golden handcuffs”. 2020 was the sabbatical I've always wanted - it was just not how I expected it to happen. (I don’t think any of us expected 2020 to be what it was.) I was in the corporate space for 20+ years successfully leading/mentoring/guiding teams and wearing multiple hats across business/technology/creative verticals in different industries. The common thread has always been on being a bridge-builder, connecting the dots on seemingly unrelated concepts, learning from each other, and understanding and seeing the potential, power, and wisdom we all have (even if we are unable to see it for ourselves).
In hindsight, I realized that I had embarked on my own quest to understand myself, the experiences I was having, and what my Soul wanted —what I wanted. I became a witness, a participant, and an observer to myself, becoming aware of and noticing patterns in my perspectives, behaviors, and responses. I delved deeper into psychology (a passion of mine), into understanding myself, and learning more about the structures and language of our minds, and integrated that with my spiritual practices.
In this pursuit, I am stepping away from well-worn neural paths to explore untried (and/or avoided) trails and routes of being, doing, and having differently. I’ve leaned into curiosity and recognized that I could be a victim forever, or I could reclaim my power, own it, and shift the way I am BEING in relationship to life. I continue to take the road less traveled and choose my own adventure as I follow my Soul’s path. And in doing so, I am finding the sovereignty I have been seeking. I call this my Joy Of BeingSM. This is my job and I get to make this choice every single day. And in this space, I am learning that home was always within me all along...
I have the honor and privilege of meeting kindred spirits, learning from many teachers, guides/lead learners, developing friendships across the globe, finding my ‘tribe,’ and reuniting with other ‘outsiders’ and adventurers. I am seeing, feeling, and hearing all the ways the Universe is always aligning us for our highest, and for the greatest good. And on these quests, we get to walk with each other, co-creating and sharing the wisdom and uniqueness from within that only each of us can bring and offer as part of our collective evolution.
MY INVITATION TO YOU
If you get to choose your own adventure, what is the experience of life you want to create?
Here’s my invitation to you: let’s find out together.
To learn more about how we can partner together, please reach out - I'd love to connect with you!
I look forward to walking together and discovering your Joy Of BeingSM.
Experience & Training:
• 20+ years in Executive Leadership + Mentoring + Consulting
• 30+ years of study and research in psychology + human and personal development
• Trauma-informed Success and Life Coach
• Soul-Aligned Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
• TIME Techniques™ (Time Integration for Maximum Empowerment™)
• Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHt)
• Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping