Coaching Focus Areas:

Reducing the Stress of Major Life Transitions:

Planning for/Adjusting to Retirement (Non-Financial Aspects of Retirement Only)

What if it was possible to:

  • Assess your current readiness to retire?

  • Create a plan to help you become ready to retire – instead of just retiring and then struggling to adjust after-the-fact?

  • Challenge typical self-limiting and negative beliefs about retiring – and develop your own positive and optimistic mindset about what retirement will mean for YOU?

  • Let go of your previous, work-related identity/status a little easier – and live into a personally fulfilling new identity/status?

  • Develop new, personally meaningful and satisfying goals to pursue - ways in which you can still contribute and make a difference? 

  • Enjoy fun hobbies, rewarding volunteer activities, engaging new learning opportunities, going on trips to places you always wanted to see, etc. in your retirement?

  • Manage health, family and caregiving-related challenges a little easier?

  • Have fun ... be a little zany - and just shake things up a bit?

 

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Moving Forward After the Death (or Other Loss) of a Loved One

 

What are the possibilities for:

  • Finding new ways to adjust to your loss and move forward in your life - even just a little…? 

  • Being able to answer a lot more of your “What now?  What do I do now?” questions?

  • Identifying what kinds of help and support you need from significant and caring people in your life?

  • Creating meaning out of your loss and incorporating the loss into the whole of your life? 

  • Creating new meaning and purpose for your life, discovering what goals and pursuits will be important to you now – the ones that can still make life feel worth living, and give you a reason to smile again?

  • Redefining yourself independent from your loss and reinvesting in life again?

  • Living well – without guilt - despite your loss?

  • Celebrating and honoring your loved one’s life by creating a well-lived life?

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 Need to Change Careers (or Re-Energize Your Current Career)?

 

How exciting and energizing would it be if you could:

 

  • Discover your real work-related strengths, values and passions?

  • Figure out all the things are “must-haves” in your next career?

  • Decide what career area, type of work, work environment, etc. would most satisfy you and reflect who you are today?  (And what you NEVER want to do again!)

  • Establish a plan to move yourself from your current career to your next career – without leaving your current job?

  • Walk away from your dead-end job, your thankless work environment, your awful boss, feeling resigned to “just putting in time” until retirement?

  • Increase engagement and personal satisfaction in your current career?

  • Define what “career satisfaction”, “making a difference” and/or “renewed purpose and meaning” would mean for you at this stage of your career?

  • Create opportunities for growth, learning and advancement in your current career?

  • Seek out mentors, and other career-related professional supports, to assist you in advancing in your current field?

  • Jump out of bed every morning – excited to go to a job you absolutely love?

  • Be passionate about your work?

  • Be proud to tell people what you do for a living?

 

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Becoming a Caregiver to Your Elderly Parent(s):

 

How would it feel to:

  • Figure out ways to balance your life/your own personal needs with the needs of your elderly parent?

  • Determine how you can still work towards your goals and dreams, while still being there for your parent?

  • Begin setting some boundaries with your elderly parent?

  • Find additional coping strategies so that you do not feel as overwhelmed, out of control, or at the “end of your rope” when dealing with your parent?

  • Decide what you can – and cannot control – relating to your parent?

  • Put increased supports in place for your parent and identify news ways to promote your parent’s independence to the greatest degree possible?

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New Health Diagnosis/Ongoing Chronic Illness Challenges:

 

Do you need to develop a plan for:

 

  • Getting your health-related questions answered, communicating with your doctor and other medical professionals involved in your care.

  • Identifying the necessary personal and social supports you need now, communicating your needs to loved ones.

  • Adjusting to this “new normal” while maintaining normal daily activities, hobbies and social activities, to the greatest extent possible.

  • Maintaining your personal identity and your self-esteem - instead of defining yourself by your illness.

  • Finding continued meaning and purpose in your life, exploring how your spirituality/faith can assist you at this challenging time.

  • Continuing to work towards your goals and dreams, and a meaningful and satisfying future.

  • Creating your own personal success story!

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Dealing With Menopause:

 

How personally empowering would it be to: 

  • Have a safe and supportive place to discuss your menopause experience thus far?  To discuss your fears and worries? To be able to share what you are really going through?

  • Decide - for yourself - how you will navigate through your menopause journey from this point forward?

  • Explore conventional beliefs and attitudes about menopause - and dispense with all those beliefs and attitudes you no longer want to be influenced by?

  • Define your new identity from this point forward? 

  • To not have to settle into your post-menopausal years (or resign yourself) like some of the women you see around you doing? 

  • To get to decide for yourself who you will be - and who you will no longer be?

  • Get to explore what is currently working well in your life - and where you would really like to make some changes?

  • Create an exciting future to look forward to?  

  • What new goals and dreams will you have for this next chapter of your life?

  • What things have you always wanted to do - but it was never the "right time?"

  • How can you have more freedom... more fun... more joy... more satisfaction... more meaning and purpose in your life?

  • Manage any health, family and/or care giving challenges a little easier?

  • Feel stronger, and more confident and capable, etc. as you go through menopause?  To get to decide how you will be more proactive and more intentional in your life?

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Rebuilding Your Life and/or Self-Esteem After a Significant Life Change or Event Caused By:

  • Chronic work addiction 

  • Job/Career "burnout" (or "rust-out")

  • Being a chronic target of workplace bullying or sexual harassment

 How much of a difference would it make in your life to be able to:

  • Move forward from resulting losses and decide what you want for your life now?

  • To be able to take some initial steps towards an improved future?

  • Explore lessons learned from painful experiences and use them to create change?

  • Define for yourself what work-related and personal "success" will look like for you now?

  • Never again allow anyone else to define your work-related identity or worth?

  • Let go of your previous, work-related identity a little easier – and live into a more personally fulfilling identity?

  • Develop personally meaningful and satisfying goals and priorities to pursue… ones that align with what really matters to you?

  • Identify work-related patterns and behaviors that you really want change, and implement a plan for changing them. 

  • Just stop working so very hard - at everything.  To also stop expending same level of emotional/mental investment - on everything?

  • Create some work-life balance and take back some control over your life?

  • Identify some practical strategies which you can use to rebuild your work-related confidence and self-esteem?

  • Eliminate some of the "must do's... have to's... should do's" in your life - so you can focus more on what really matters to you? 

  • Simplify your life by figuring out all the things that drain or waste your energy - and ultimately wear you out?

  • Create personal strategies to work smarter - instead of harder and harder? 

  • Let go of the pressure to always do everything perfectly or right now?

  • Set more boundaries and just say "No" a little more often?

  • Get more fun and relaxation into your life?

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Are you experiencing a different kind of major life transition?

There are so many kinds of major life transitions that people commonly experience....

 

I am confident I help you.  

 

Why wait?  Contact me today!

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So overall, what are some of the things YOU most want to achieve? 

Is it time to reduce your stress and transform your life?

 

Let's see how you and I might best partner together to help you achieve your goals! 

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