~ “When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”  – Albert Einstein ~

What Coaching Is:

Coaching is a co-creational relationship that is meant to help you bring about change in your life by inspiring you to dig deep and discover more about yourself, encouraging you to set goals to move you toward your dreams–big and small, and holding you accountable each step of the way for the life you are designing.

Coaches are advocates, sounding boards, cheerleaders, accountability partners, truth tellers and brainstormers. We work with clients through deep conversations, listening to what’s said and unsaid, to help clients figure out who they are and what they want. We’re there to shine the light on things you already know, deep in your heart, but may not be able to see because of all the “stuff” that’s accumulated through the years.  We help you develop goals and help develop the plan you need to achieve it, and then we’re there as long as you need us as you take each step along the route to your dreams. We’ve been there and moved through it, and we’re here to help you do the same.

“If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.” – G.K. Chesterton

What I do:

I work with women who have reached a point in their lives where they are looking around wondering, “Is this all there is?” or what exactly they are doing with their lives, what purpose they are serving in the world, who are bogged down by the story they have been living and writing for themselves. Why? Because I’ve been there.  I know what it’s like to wake up and feel unexcited about what the day holds, and realize that there are more days you feel like that than you don’t.  I know what it’s like to feel like somewhere along the way you made a wrong turn, because you did everything “right” but somehow nothing quite is.

Maybe there isn’t anything that’s “wrong” either–maybe it isn’t that you want to uproot your life or make any drastic changes. That’s not what this is about. I’m not going to tell you that you have to make over your whole life.  Sometimes all that you need is to prune out some dead leaves and let the sunshine back in to feel everything come back alive. I’m a big believer in baby steps.

I help you identify the things in your life that are weighing you down, the areas that you need to let go of, so that you can free yourself up.  I help you get back in touch with your dreams, and rediscover the niggling little moments of joy you may not have paid attention to in years. My goal is to help you set goals that make you smile more, make you feel like you’re alive again. To hold you accountable when you say that you want to do something that brings you bliss–and to assist you in breaking it down into the steps it will take you to get there.

Together, we can revise your story, start to write something new, and move you toward your own vision of happily ever after (because it looks different for everyone).

I’m your cheerleader, and because I’ve been there, I can be your guide, but I’m never going to be your mother, or the person standing there telling you what you have to do. We’re tossing out “should” and “have to” and “must,” and while we’re at it we’re getting rid of “would have” and “could have” and most definitely “can’t” as well.

This is a place of possibility and I want to help you peel back the layers that life has draped over your eyes and help you see all the wonderful ones surrounding you again.

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”  – G.K. Chesterton

What I can help you with:

  • Learning how the stories you are telling yourself are harming your ability to find your happily ever after.
  • Revising your story to be the one you want to tell about your life.
  • Discovering your life’s purpose.
  • Setting your passion for life on fire.
  • Developing your authentic voice.
  • Defining what success and happiness mean to you
  • Speaking up for your dreams and your life.
  • Igniting your creativity
  • Being more honest in your relationships.
  • Making time and space to honor yourself and those you love.
  • Learning when to say “no” and when to say “yes” to the things that seem to clutter our lives.
  • Living with integrity.
  • Doing work that lights you up inside.
  • Moving through life in a greater state of peace.
  • Fostering self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Building an abundance mindset.
  • Crafting a life lived from a place of gratitude.

What I offer:

I offer individual coaching at three different levels, depending on the amount of work you want to do with me on a monthly level. These levels all contain a mixture of one-on-one phone sessions and email support and are designed so that we can work together to find what will help you get to your best results at a level and pace that you are comfortable with.

To set up a free Story Session to learn more about coaching and how I can work with your individual needs and to see if we might be a good fit, contact me and we’ll set up a time to talk–no strings, no expectations. I promise that no matter what you decide long term about working with me, this Story Session is my gift to you, and I want you to walk away from the call feeling like you have received something of worth, so when you email me, I’ll send you a form to fill out about what you’d like to talk about on the call so we can get right into an issue I can help you shed some light on right away.