Hey there! I'm P. A.

Welcome to my little corner in the ether.

I help women living the corporate or entrepreneurial life rediscover who they truly are so that they can take control of their narrative, find their passions and build a life aligned with their purpose.  Whether that pertains to building a career or business you love, achieving work-life balance, cultivating a personal brand that sets you up for success, confidence and accessing your strengths (yes, ladies, that does includes hair and style!), or finding your purpose, my mission with The GMS Lifestyle, is to provide you with both the inspiration and the practical tools to achieve your goals.

As a multi-passionate individual who hopes to encourage other women to feel okay stepping out of the box that society tries to put them in by sharing my narrative. If you’ve felt like you’ve never quite fit in society based on your looks or your interests, you’re in the right place.

My life can be characterized as a living analogy of stuffing a round peg into a square hole (or do I have that backwards? No matter).

I had an unconventional upbringing, living in 13 countries and 6 continents before the age of 10.  I love numbers, planning and rules just as much as I love dance, writing, theater and art. By trade, I am a corporate finance & trust and estate planning attorney, a CPA, an identity & business coach and a creative.  I have an incredibly logical side as well as a care-free, creative side which makes it difficult to fit into society’s artificial constructs.

All this to say, I had a difficult time finding my identity as I grew up in a society consistently trying to tell me who I should be and what I should like.

Through a lot of highs, lows, trials and triumphs, I finally came to a place of accepting all the parts that make me who I am–-a curly fashionista, creative entrepreneur, wife, girl mom, lawyer/CPA and nomad at heart. It gave me the freedom and the confidence to live life according to my purpose, which is to empower other women to find their story and use that to take control of their lives, step into their power, and create the life they were BORN to live.

To that end, I lovingly call this space Girl Meets Soul. And here, we live The GMS Lifestyle. Unencumbered and unapologetically you.

So take a look around.  I hope you find this a space where you can get a little slice of happiness, a pinch of value and maybe–just maybe–a small serving of inspiration.

Follow me on social media, especially Instagram, to keep up with helpful tips and the latest announcements in the GMS world.

I’m excited to have you join the tribe!