Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
My name is Denise Ihler and I am a life transformation coach passionate about helping others to step outside their comfort zones to dream and live BIG! We were all born for a purpose but we tend to lose ourselves following a path that we feel we are “supposed” to follow based on what society tells us and in turn we end up feeling empty, depressed, trapped, and hopeless. I see this everywhere nowadays and I lived it myself.
In 2012, after 20 years in corporate, my heart was screaming for something more. I quit my job, packed up my house and moved to a small mountain town in Oregon having no idea how this was all going to play out and knowing I could possibly lose everything in the process. But I trusted my heart’s leading and took the leap. I went on a soul searching journey that would forever change me. I made the decision that I was going to start following my heart’s leading, I was going to heal from my past, and I wasn’t going to be stuck in a job I hated anymore…I was determined to find ME.
As children we followed our hearts but as we grew into adulthood we became overwhelmed with information and simply trying to survive. Somewhere along the line we lost connection to our hearts and started letting our minds run the show based on what the world tells us we need to do. Because of this we feel more lost than ever.
In my personal life I am a Christian believing in a close personal relationship with God. I don’t believe in man made religious rules…I believe in the Bible and the leading of God through our hearts. God loves us and no matter where we’ve been or what we’ve done he STILL loves us. He loves us because he IS love not because we’ve earned it. It took me a long time to stop thinking God’s love depended on how well I performed or how perfect I was. I’m so thankful he loves me as I am, mistakes and all!
I am a mountain girl at heart and am always up for an outdoor adventure. I grew up in the Sierra Nevada mountains and now I live at the base of the Cascade mountains.
Some of my passions are…
- Animals! I have 3 rescued Border Collies who are my adventure buddies and best friends. Their names are Tucker, Sierra, and Cascade.
- Trail Running (I’m a trail freak…I love it!!)
- Hiking (Especially mountain peaks)
- Standup Paddling & Kayaking
- Mountain Biking & Racing
- Adventure Racing
- Navigational Racing
- Snow Shoeing & Snow Running
- Road Trips!
- Humm Kombucha! I always have some in my fridge 🙂
- My favorite cheat food…ICE CREAM!
Thank you for being here and letting me be a part of YOUR journey. Together we can make the world a better place.
Much love & God Bless,