My dad was a War Hero in Vietnam with severe PTSD. He'd black out and revisit his war experiences. Sometimes it'd end up with the cops taking him to jail, sometimes with me sprinting to safety, and sometimes events I don't want to remember. He loved his family dearly but battled with his trauma. But War proved to be a formidable opponent.
I competed in sports and joined in school activities but never took it serious because ONLY "partying" allowed me to feel alive.
At 22, I lost one of my best friends in a drunk driving accident. It was a hard loss and I remember feeling devastated, thinking, "We need more time".
When I was 23, I was in a serious and unhealthy relationship, I said "YES", but never "I DO" engaged. I thought marriage would fix my problems. Our fighting kept escalating, so I called off the wedding three months prior. He didn't take it lightly.
As if once again running for my life, I frantically packed a few suitcases and moved to ATX.
I had no job or place to stay, so I lived in a hotel for 2 weeks while I searched for a job. Desperate - I came across a new bar opening owned by a guy who'd recently been on The Bachelor. There was no way I could get legitimate consideration.
Full of fear, I got dressed up like I had an interview, sought him out, and pretended we had a meeting, so convincingly, that he thought he'd messed up his schedule! Within one month I was an opening bartender. A miracle.
From 24-29, I passionately pursued becoming an entrepreneur and failed miserably 4 seperate times. So badly, that at one point I was living out of my car and couch surfing for 6 months.
I gave up alcohol. All of it.
It was one of the hardest AND best things I'd ever done. This change allowed me to get serious about healing old wounds so I could begin an inner and outer transformation.
I wouldn't be who I am today with out them. I learned how to live in complete freedom, empowerment, and peace.
And I wouldn't be the badass coach I am if it weren't from choosing to dig myself out of many "pits".
It doesn't have to be as much of a struggle for YOU though. That's what I'm here for.
When your climb looks too high or you feel tempted to take the easy way out, I'll make sure you keep climbing because I know that the freedom is worth the climb- you just have to do the work!
- Whitney Roehl
If you can relate to one part or many parts of my story, then let's schedule a consult. Let's find out what it'd be like to work together.
I never knew what it was like to be free from the chaos in my mind: anxiety, fear, and self-doubt.
Today, I know what it's like to live free from the chains and prison walls that once held me back.
There is nothing I don't feel like I can achieve or become that I desire.
I help show clients what's possible, to believe in more, and how to choose powerfully.