About My Ideal Life Coaching Clients: Who Are You?
Getting Help With Hard Life Stage Changes
First, I want to say I love working with all kinds of people, regardless of how they label themselves, or are labeled. I have never fit into boxes created by others and I especially enjoy those who don’t fit the norm. Not loving labels means I work with married, single, divorced, widowed, gay, straight and people of all backgrounds, but they share the commonality of being in pain because of loss and hard life changes, or are anticipating big changes they want help with. They are also tired of hurting, of being dissatisfied, of not making progress, and they want badly to live their lives differently. Is that you?
I enjoy working with people who are honest, real and not caught up in fads. I am, however, open to the depth and breadth of human experiences, and to individuals from all walks of life. If you want to work with me, you have to be ready and able to invest in yourself and to do the work to reach your goal or goals. You have to be ready to stop feeling sorry for yourself and start liking/loving yourself by finding and acknowledging your strengths and by taking pride in the new ones you will be building. You have to be ready to take some risks and to stop blaming others for your pain and/or lack of success.
It’s true that more of my clients tend to be women, though I also work with men and have gotten many glowing recommendations from my male clients. I do tend to work with mature people, in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or beyond, but my attitude and style sometimes also attracts younger people. It’s really important that we have a conversation to ensure that we’re a good fit, so that you, the prospective client, will be able to make the progress you desire when you engage my coaching services. I have tons of experience working with people of all ages, due to my previous non-profit career.
My clients may be moving through a life stage transition, and are ready to shake things up. They may find themselves at a point in life when they want to work on their own dreams and goals, after having spent much of the past concentrating on the needs of others. They may have had changes in their lives that were thrust upon them, and that were not by choice.
Sometimes having gone through a loss or trauma, people have a sudden new slant on life, and feel the need and enthusiasm for something new. They may or may not know just what it is yet, or how to go about it on their own.
I do a lot of work with Baby Boomers and people in mid-life, who have been caregivers, and are ready to learn how to focus on themselves in a new way.
I also work with widows, widowers, those who have lost any significant other, and people who have been affected by issues of loss in adoption. I do know a lot about grief and loss of all kinds. Loss is not just about loss through death!
Another type of client I work with quite a bit is someone soon facing, or adjusting to retirement, or to a spouse or partner’s retirement. I don’t deal with the financial planning aspects of retirement, but with the social and personal development aspects. Nowadays, people who retire want to continue to do interesting things and to maintain old passions, or to find new ones. They may even be ready to find a new career or a new relationship. Established relationships and longtime marriages may undergo some shifts after one or both partners retire.
It is so wonderful to be a part of watching and helping clients grow beyond what they used to think was possible. If you are ready to reinvent your life, and to experience it differently, I am someone you should speak to.
I think the big question my ideal clients have, whatever the reasons they decide they want to hire me as their coach, is, “How can I transform my past pain or negative experiences into learning that I can leverage to be a happier, more successful person?
Your Unique Stories
All of my clients have unique stories. Change often starts with being able to tell those special stories. Most of us have multiple stories or themes running through our life travels.These help define who we are, and how we respond to things that happen to us. This may be a good thing, or a not-so-good thing.
My clients often need help identifying the themes in their lives that have given them the most strength and clarity in the past. A lot of times these are not recognized by us. We focus too much on the negative happenings and stories of our past. Finding and acknowledging the best parts of who we are is often a first step in freeing and empowering us for change, because it gives us confidence and tools.
You can use these tools as the foundation for creating the next chapters of your personal story, for reaching whatever goals you decide to set, and for guiding you as you plan the future.
Let’s Identify What Keeps You Stuck
My clients are wonderful people, who are already survivors, or who want to learn how to be, but need to reconstruct their stories. I am here to help them do that
LET’S GET STARTED CHANGING YOUR WORLD!
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