I truly believe change is hard! I know it because I have experienced it firsthand. I tried and failed in endless cycles to get a handle on my weight and become regular with my fitness. I have been a physical therapist for over 20 years and I know the benefits of exercise, yet was not making it a priority. That all changed in 2013. With a supportive community I went from couch potato to a rarely missing a workout. My journey included the Triple Bypass in 2013, full marathons in 2014 and 2015. It was not easy and it would have been so much easier with the support of a coach.
I have also made changes in my career. From employee to entrepreneur and from physical therapist to life coach. I understand how daunting it can be to make a career change. I can help you by helping you become more aware of your strengths and talents and gifts. All the unique parts of you and your experience that you bring to the marketplace.
My favorite areas of coaching are career transition and health and wellness. I can authentically say I am a part of this tribe of brave women who had the desire to change and grow and went for it. Let me help you go for it too!
I completed my coach training with the very best at Professional Christian Coaching Institute. I plan to continue to take classes to further my coaching skills. I am not perfect but I do aim to live my life authentically and I can tell you that God has given me so much joy and purpose in life coaching other women. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Chris, for thirty-one years. We have two adult children who are pursuing their own dreams and crushing it. I have been a Navy wife and am now a Marine Corps mother. I have experienced grief and loss as well and have learned how to overcome, with God's grace. I get to call Colorado my home and have some of the absolute best friends on the planet who call me higher and encourage me. I now love to exercise, hike, run and mountain bike. But coaching is my passion! To be invited into the sacred and private areas of another's life and unpack dreams, discuss obstacles, create goals and see my clients overcome and live their most abundant life is such a joy for me!
I am a Christian and I believe that the abundant life is only found through Jesus Christ. However, I have been able to observe that many Christian women are living lives far short of all that God wants for them. The Christian life is meant to represent freedom, peace, joy and meaning, yet, sadly, there are many that I encounter who have a different reality. I want to partner with you and God to change that, I want you to experience joy and freedom to try new things, overcome old barriers and walk in the newness of life.
Want to understand more about coaching or want to experience coaching for yourself? Just fill out the contact form to set up an inquiry call. This call, usually about thirty minutes in length, allows us to discuss your needs and see if life coaching is a good fit for you. It is also a place where you can ask any question you have. May God bless you on your journey!
Coaching is an experience. It is extremely
customized as it is all about you and your needs! It is about investing time and energy into getting clarity, understanding yourself more, making decisions, setting action steps and giving you the courage and support and accountability to make those dreams happen.
It all starts with you. You have to decide the time is right for you. Time for something to change. Throughout the coaching conversation, you will be deeply heard. I will ask powerful, thought-provoking questions to help you gain clarity about next steps or help expose any lies you may be believing. We usually end with some action steps and I may help by providing accountability. If it seems a bit unfamiliar to you, there is good reason. The profession has only been around for about twenty years. It's origins are in the field of Positive Psychology. As defined by the International Coach Federation, it is a "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential"
I have had women discuss everything from weight loss to grief to marriage relationships to business start up barriers. YOU set the agenda. It is all about respecting what you hope to accomplish. I believe you can change and you (with the help of the Lord) can accomplish what is needed. Sometimes I believe it even when you don't.
I am a Strengths Champion Certified Coach. Let me help you discover your strengths, manage your weaknesses and live a more abundant life whether it is with career selection, empty nester life or getting your health back, we can all benefit from leveraging our strengths. God made you uniquely--it is time to find out just how uniquely gifted you are. According to Ephesians 2:10, we are His masterpiece and we have been assigned good work to do.
In addition to StrengthsFinder assessment, I also am an Enneagram nerd to help you understand your motivations and I use a spiritual gifts assessment to help you understand where you fit.
All coaching starts with a conversation. It is a conversation where you, as the client, sets the agenda. Typically, we talk about an area of "gap", in other words, something you would like to change. We spend time exploring that area. I will ask questions to further your exploration of the subject. We want to really get to your "why". Through this conversation, we will arrive at action steps and talk about the way forward. It is always about forward progress. Unlike conversations you may have had with other helping professionals, most of my clients really look forward to their coaching sessions. It gives them an unhurried, safe place to explore and get an action plan and momentum toward their biggest challenges.
We call the initial call the discovery call. It is always complimentary as we want to establish a good fit for the coaching relationship. All conversations are strictly confidential. I offer various coaching plans to fit just about every budget. If life coaching is your desire, reach out and book an inquiry call and we can discuss the options that work for you. Invest in yourself-you are worth it!