We've been awarding coaching scholarships since 2009! Here is some of the feedback we've received about the coaching process from our scholarship recipients!
Debby helped me develop skills to focus in on the changes I wanted to create. She helped me move past the layers of doubt, frustration and excuses I had manifested to a place where I am free to create the life I want. I am now eating better, exercising regularly and spending more time with the people I care about. My work schedule is still the same, but I feel different in that environment. I have more patience and better focus. I am also thinking more creatively about my work options and what work/life balance looks like for me. Debby's no-nonsense approach was essential to this process. She helped me replace my negative thought process with a more positive, empowering mindset.
Beth has a gentle, wise spirit and floating and spinning around me in the way of questions, she patiently allowed me to discover my own truth: truth that serves me, not destroys me. Beth held a safe space for she and I to co-create beauty from what I had viewed as once ugly.
"Working with Debby has provided great clarity for me. I now have a new perspective on life's challenges that previously felt overwhelming. She has provided many resources and shown me the tools to use to align with my goals, and move forward in both my personal and professional life. Debby's passion and commitment to helping others live their best life is immediately evident. Working with her is a pleasure and an investment in yourself that will last you a lifetime."
I am enjoying the sessions with Debby and feeling more and more empowered with tools to move my life and dreams forward.
Beth is an excellent coach -- supportive, encouraging, and just plain fun to talk to. She helped me clarify what I really want and figure out what was getting in my way. She helped me work through a lot of fear and find the courage to do things I was avoiding, from having a difficult conversation with my father to finally asking my supervisor for a flexible work schedule that allows me to spend more time with my daughter. Through my sessions with Beth, I realized that before I could meet certain goals I had established for myself, I had to establish a good foundation of self-care and remove some blocks that were sapping away my energy. I now feel refreshed, focused, and excited about taking my career in new directions.
Beth has the ability to really "hear" what I am saying and get to the heart of the matter with humor and clarity. when I first applied to the coaching scholarship program I wasn't really sure what I was reaching out for but I knew that what I was doing wasn't bringing me the results I wanted.
Beth's coaching has kept me moving forward with a very challenging job search, and while I haven't gotten a job offer yet, my attitude has changed drastically about the process. Coming into the job search I was feeling desperate about my finances, and lacking confidence in my abilities. After a few sessions with Beth, I began to see that this was a temporary situation and my attitude about it had much more to do with the outcome than anything from an external source. Since that "shift" I have had more repeat interviews and am getting closer to an offer than ever before! But more importantly the types of jobs that I am applying for are closer to my true career goals. Coaching has given me tools to help assess situations based upon what I want, what actually exists and how I can bridge the gap between those two things.
Some of the major things I have learned from coaching are that regardless of circumstances my attitude can power me forward to reach higher ground. Through the use of mantra/catch phrases and defining my deepest values I can shift my moods and use these tools to power myself forward. I have learned to ask for help. Creating authentic goals and then taking small and steady action towards those goals helps to restore my confidence in myself and my life everyday. I am still struggling with unemployment and some lingering health issues but have resurfaced stronger, more appreciative of what I do have!I am hopeful and confident that I will rebuild and it will be better than before.
In the short time since I have been working with Beth, my family and friends have commented on my positive mood and outlook and have wondered what has happened? I tell them its because I am living out of my vision for my future and not my circumstances. I highly recommend this coaching scholarship to anyone who feels that their life could be better and who could use some guidance to get there!
I never knew how much a life coach could help me with every aspect of my life until I had one. I was feeling pretty low at the beginning of the summer about where I was in my life and all I had not accomplished. After my first session with Debby I felt refreshed and encouraged. I had homework and things to do and I had someone behind me. I learned about some reasons why I may be procrastinating and how to change the ways I was living my life in a positive way. I had two more sessions with Debby and I truly believe that the things she taught me I will carry with me for a lifetime. I hear her insightful words in my head when I try to procrastinate or say I can't do something. As adults we don't always have someone telling us how to do something or that we can. I know as a single mother that I do not have a partner to encourage me or to discuss my future goals and aspirations. I feel like Debby gave me the tools to learn to deal with any task I had to accomplish and not feel overwhelmed. I truly believe she changed the way I live my life in my life coaching sessions. If you are skeptical about life coaching, please know I was too, but I will be the first person to stand up and tell anyone that having a life coach has changed my life and the way I live it!
There aren't words to describe the sheer magic Beth channels through those she comes in contact with. I have never been so blessed. I have never been able to handle painful changes with such dignity and grace...until I met Beth. Beth's beautiful voice effortlessly replaces the critical one my mind used to house. I am coming out of this situation more perfect and whole than going in. Imagine that: I was losing everything and, in reality I was gaining everything.
My sessions with Debby have been amazing. I was skeptical at first thinking (like we all do), "I can do this myself - it's just common sense". But there is something in the way she puts things that makes a lot of sense and she is very straightforward and honest - which is absolutely necessary with this process. I wish I could have Debby live with me or - at the very least - talk me through life at least once a week.