I offer coaching sessions to individuals, small group or organizations by appointment only. These sessions can be conducted in person, via telephone, Skype and FaceTime. Contact me for a complimentary 30 minute consultation!
Spirit Life Coaching
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Teilhard de Chardin.
Spirit Life Coaching encompasses the whole being. It deals with the true values of the person and their connection with a higher power. It enables you to have a connection with others based on your authentic self. Spirit Life Coaching is not concerned with right and wrong, nor is it defined by social tradition and consensus.
Within each of us, there is a knowing of what is right for us, a compass of sort. When spirit is guiding you, there are no wrong turns. Let your spirit guide you in connecting with your authentic self, finding your life purpose and identifying your true beliefs/values and creating the life that you desire. Life is meant to be lived passionately. Let’s find your passion and help you connect to your inner-self!
Infertility & Adoption: "The Waiting Game"
The following excerpt is a piece that I wrote entitled “The Waiting Game” printed in the Adoption Options Quarterly Newsletter.
"During this time of waiting, I thought I would help ― the man upstairs-God by dialoguing with the baby that is meant to be ours. So every night before I go to bed, I tell my baby that we‘re ready for him or her, that we have so much love to share, and that we can‘t wait for baby to come into our lives. I know that this sounds crazy, but it gives me hope that we won‘t have to wait much longer."
From first hand experience, I know how unsettling and even agonizing waiting for your baby to arrive can be. There are many doubts, hopes and fears. Its easy to become fixated on whether or not you will have a chance to welcome a baby into your home and this may keep you from enjoying life in the present moment.
Together we can create a plan that not only keeps you moving forward on your life path, but also assists you with finding gratitude and peace in the present moment.
Grief & Bereavement
"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."
- Kenji Miyazawa
Throughout life we will experience grief. You may grieve the loss of a job, a divorce or the passing of a loved one. We all grieve differently and can honour ourselves by allowing the grief to surface. Once we do this, we can make room for positive thoughts and feelings.
There are five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance), and sometimes you go through these stages simultaneously, other times in isolation. Often, when we think of the stages of grief, we tend to believe that it is a linear process and that when one stage ends, another one begins. Grief is not a linear process and often it becomes very messy. I want you to know that you need to experience your emotions in whatever form and order they present themselves. Your grief process is as unique as you are.
Give yourself permission to grieve the way you need to. Allow yourself the time you need to feel all of the feelings that arise with grief, but most of all, stay in the present moment! It is that moment that will take you to the next moment and before you know it, you will begin to see some light emerging once again into your world.
I will help you navigate the difficult, often confusing journey through grief while simultaneously working with you to put one foot in front of the other so you can embrace life after loss.
“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.”
- Joyce Meyer
Relationships are a beautiful and integral part of life. Together we can build your relationship with yourself and with others. I will help you determine your definition of a relationship. In addition, I will assist in acquiring skills that will empower you in both relationships that you have chosen and ones that circumstance has put you in. By empowering and understanding yourself, you will be better able to function in a healthy way that is in alignment with your beliefs and values.
Personal Relationship Coaching
Relationship coaching services can encompass being single, being married, couple-hood, dating, divorce recovery, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender relationships. Relationship counseling can also help when dealing with circumstances around cultural or age differences.
Professional Relationship Coaching
Professional Coaching includes co-worker relationships employee/employer relationships; Professional coaching can include focus on conflict resolution, workplace boundaries workplace harassment, bullying and a myriad of other circumstances.
Bullying Relationship Coaching
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”
– Tim Fields
According to the Department of Education of Manitoba, “A student is being bullied or victimized when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other students.”
Bullying, an age-old act, was seen in the past as a harmless rite of passage, and a normal, unavoidable part of growing up. Taunts, social isolation, rejection, gossip, pushing, shoving, and tripping were often dismissed as child’s play or simply kids being kids.
With the advent of modern technology, bullying has effortlessly moved from the playground to the Internet, creating a new form of bullying called cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is harassment using digital media such as e-mail, text messaging, websites, chat rooms, and social media sites to intentionally harm others. It uses indirect forms of bullying such as spreading rumors, posting inappropriate pictures or videos and simply invading one’s privacy.
Bullying in any form does not have to control your life, whether you are the bully or the victim. You are not alone, I am here to listen, develop strategies with you and together we can come up with a plan that works best for you. Regardless of the role you play in the bullying, life has presented this experience for you to find your inner power and become a better version of yourself.