Like you, I wear many hats: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and, most of all, daughter of God. I have been married to the love of my life for 32 years and we have two adult children. I have been a Christ follower since I was 9 years old, with plenty of missteps and stumbles along the way.
Professionally, I have worked as a physical therapist for 20+ years because I love helping people improve their situation. During the busy years of raising kids and working as a medical professional, I put myself last in line and did not prioritize my health. Even with having all the knowledge that I had about the importance of exercise, I neglected it. I was sleeping 6 hours a night, eating processed food, not exercising and about 30 pounds overweight.
It all changed in 2009 when I discovered healthy living. It was not easy and it wasn’t overnight but I did change. It started with my mindset. I baby stepped the changes I needed to make and learned to love food-real food, unprocessed and nearly 90% plant-based. I learned to love exercise, especially cycling, running and group exercise classes. Since 2009, I have ridden 5 century rides (100 miles), run 2 full marathons and 6 half marathons. The difference has been dramatic and sustainable because I changed from the inside out. What I really experienced was freedom, freedom from yo-yo dieting, exhaustion and being overweight.I would love to help you experience this same freedom.
In 2019, I discovered coaching and knew it was for me! I was trained at Professional Christian Coaching Institute and am now an ICF (International Coaching Federation) credited coach. The verse that compels me to coach is found in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life and life to the full.” I want my clients to get unstuck and move forward and experience all God intended.
To further help my clients, I have done a deep dive in the field of nutrition. I am a certified holistic nutritionist, excited to help my clients learn new and better ways to fuel their body.
Fast forward to November of 2020., while the rest of the world was contemplating the pandemic, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I deeply grieved for several months. The Lord taught me a lot! I have learned to be gracious to myself, be grateful for all that I have, lean on the Lord in the difficult times and treat my body with great care. I have learned to live in the present, take action in the areas I can ( mindset, healthy eating and exercise to name a few), get a supportive group of friends around me and give the rest to God. I understand that a diagnosis can be overwhelming. Having a coach help you design steps to take action where you feel helpless and gain a new perspective can be so helpful. I coach, not from the sidelines, but I am actually in the game with you. I totally get where you may currently be but I don’t think you have to stay where you are. 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., borrow from my enthusiasm!
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.
The initial call is the inquiry 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. I have options for 1 month intensive (3 times a month), 3 months (6 sessions) and 6 months (12 sessions). 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!