Hey there! I'm SO delighted you're here.
My name is Annique. It's pronounced "ah-neek" (rhymes with antique) and is a combination of my French grandmother's and mother's names. Ann + Dominique = Annique!
I am a mother, wife, Licensed Midwife and a Certified Life Coach. I am also a poet, a photographer, a HSP and recovering perfectionist. I live with my husband and our two sons in the woods of southern Vermont. (I love me some nature.)
For years I was a busy midwife, in love with my clients and exhilarated by birth. My work was fulfilling but I was increasingly taxed by endless days on-call, all nighters and unhealthy work boundaries. I didn't yet have the courage to make the change my body (and soul) longed for.
Behind the scenes, I had just experienced my 3rd consecutive miscarriage and was a black hole of sadness. Deep down, I longed for a baby but was terrified by the prospects of another loss. I kept busy to avoid the pain and fear.
But my patient heart kept whispering.
Finally the day came to admit the real truth: I wasn't happy. I wanted to heal. I wanted to try for a baby one last time. I wanted more time with my family. And I was called to work with women in a new way.
The good news about rock bottom is that there is only one way to go - up and out. I began my ascent, rediscovering myself and recreating my life along the way.
I let go of unhealthy relationships, established work boundaries, registered for a life coaching training and embarked on a long healing journey to find myself pregnant once more.
On the surface this looked like a pivot in career and improved self-care. On a deeper level, it was about a woman who bravely faced her fears. A woman who learned to say no to what wasn't working and yes to what she really wanted.
A woman who chose to trust and love herself fiercely.
My whole life, my deepest prayers have been to be of service to the world and wholly and unapologetically myself.
Coaching helps me do both.
I would be incredibly honored to support you in living true to your own heart and creating the life you most desire.
Want to learn more about working together?
Book your (free) Clarity Call HERE.
11 things about me (because 11 is my favorite number):
❊ I love Star Wars, Rumi, and mayonnaise
❊ Spontaneous dance parties make my day (J.T. anyone?)
❊ I used to be a fast runner (really really fast); now I walk and do yoga
❊ I've caught hundreds of babies in homes and birth centers all around the U.S. and the Philippines
❊ I birthed my own two 9 1/2 pounders at home au naturel (with loads of help from my hubby & rockstar midwives)
❊ I followed the Grateful Dead & Phish and made really poor (but fun) choices
❊ I like football for the wings and nachos (and Friday Night Lights for Tim Riggins)
❊ I have a wicked green thumb and grow a mean garden
❊ If I could be a superhero I'd be the Hulk just so I could smash things (I'm kinda feisty)
❊ I could live on avocados, macadamia nuts & chocolate chip cookies