Do you know what the discernible difference between being hopelessly lost and nearly found is?
The answer is nothing. They feel exactly the same. That’s because all being lost means is that you don’t know how to get to where you want to be. Lost is a feeling, not a fact.
Maybe you’ve spent your life defining yourself by your relationship to others – you’re a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an employee, a leader… Maybe one of those roles is ending or shifting – you’re getting divorced, your kids are headed off to college, you’ve lost someone, your job was eliminated, you’ve decided you need to stop drinking or change your relationship with substances – and all of a sudden, the true north of your life seems to have shifted. The road ahead isn’t clear – or maybe you can’t even see the road, so great is the destruction.
It’s terrifying. I am someone who has experienced all of those things. I remember the pain and fear associated with each situation. I remember thinking, “Who AM I in the absence of this relationship/job/role/habit?” I remember having no boundaries and constantly feeling like I was running on empty. I remember thinking each of those points in my life was the end of the road – but it wasn’t. Each one was an intersection. And you know what we have at intersections?
Options. Choices. Agency. Opportunity.
Every end is a beginning. You are on the verge of a new life and a new way of being, and that is exciting – and scary.
What I love so much about coaching is that it presumes you are the subject matter expert of your own life. You really do already contain the answers you seek, but when you’re scared and grieving the life you thought you were going to live, that doesn’t feel true. That’s where having a coach comes in.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a relationship and an ongoing conversation between a coach and a client with the aim of helping the client enact the change necessary to create the life of their dreams. As a coach I help my clients clarify what is important to them and create the roadmap to the life they want by setting and achieving goals. It differs from therapy in that it deals in the here and now.
Let’s be partners in your reinvention!
Sometimes you need a guide. Sometimes you just need someone to ask you the right questions to help you draw a new map, chart a new course, create a new path for yourself. I can’t wait to work with you and see where you go.