"Susan, how did you do it!? How did you become this new person, positive and calm all the time now?"
These questions followed me for years after I made just one decision. Just one yearning thought led to a decision to change that sparked my own journey of exploration into a new way of being. That thought was: "I want to feel better, than this." IS THIS A THOUGHT THAT PLAGUES YOU?
How I Work
Coaching--asking, listening, connecting deeply, teaching useful tools, reviewing and repeating as necessary--is the method I use to work with you to help you find Clarity and Confidence on your path and bring life 100% in Your Control.™
When you are Clear and Confident, you actually have more time in your day. You don't waste precious moments not knowing if you are on purpose.
Using intuitive questions and a willingness to go deep allows me to quickly uncover areas of unconscious concern. Then, I draw from the myriad of effective Tools I have discovered myself and Tools I have created from my own experience and apply it to you in real time with real impact! Within one session, clients feel a WOW! response. I do not apply 'shoulds,' but rather suggest an alternative way of thinking, of being and help you feel a completely new way of feeling...everything is 100% in Your Control.™ Customized Coaching is my method [no templates here!]; offering people clarity and a lightness of being is my outcome. I am not certified with any professional body as a coach. I am not a therapist.
People who work with me tell me that they feel more sure of their SKILLS, their DIRECTION and feel more CONFIDENT to earn more.....also: people better after talking with me. That's all there is [you'll hear me say that a lot].
IF YOU'RE READY NOW, CONTACT ME! There's never any obligation from a conversation!
WhoM I work with
I work with individuals who are looking for clarity in their personal or business life, are in transition or just want to do something meaningful in their life. If you feel that you are 'always busy' and 'don't have enough time in your day,' contact me now.
I work with executives who are ready to go out on their own, from the stage of having just an idea to the point of launching. Or executives who know they want to make a move, but do not have direction. Or small business owners and solopreneurs who want to grow their business, but are not sure how. My role is to evoke clarity, offer tools/support/direction and generate confidence to achieve the goal/s.
I work with young people [age 15-30] to help them get confident, become leaders, learn public speaking, and become more confident in business.
IF YOU'RE READY NOW, CONTACT ME! There's never' any obligation from a conversation!
Four Month Breakthrough Package--100% in Your Control™
- Eight two-hour calls over four months.
- Research, planning and preparation prior to call and valuable Thinking Points/Action Notes generated after each call for you to contemplate/apply. At the end of the Personal Intensive, you receive your own Personal Coaching Book of the Notes.
- Double Q—Quick Question telephone or text access with me during the Coaching Partnership.
- Email up to two hours per week during the Coaching Partnership.
IMPACT FEE: $4,000* [I always charge for impact, not time spent]. Payment plan offered.
NOTE: Scheduling and keeping these calls will be up to the client. Work is busy and we’re all human and might forget and rescheduling is permitted, but the success of this Intensive will come from pre-scheduled meetings that you are committed to participate in actively.
* Fee subject to change.
12 month total transformation
If you want to use your resources to support your best life, your goals and your dreams, I offer a Retainer contract for $1,500/month. This VIP package offers you the opportunity to 'live' in your head in a more comfortable, calm and confident way. This requires a minimum commitment of 12 months....your ROI is feeling calm, confident and joy most of the time. For this fee, we hold a weekly coaching call and I am available to you during the week for joy-points and check-ins. Receiving a daily joy-point changes everything.
IMPACT FEE: $1,500/month [I always charge for impact, not time spent]. Contact me personally to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: 'I'm ready!'
single breakthrough session
As a result of my experience with my clients, I offer a high-impact single session Breakthrough call. If you are in an acute place of needing change now, you will be amazed at the outcomes of a single call. I have these conversations frequently. Using intuitive questioning and active listening and applying the exact right tool, regular client response is 'How did you do that?' People tell me they feel a more clear direction and purpose. I do these two-hour sessions virtually all the time, you would be surprised how you can feel after a 'phone call!'
IMPACT FEE: $350.00 [I always charge for impact, not time spent]. Fee applied toward Personal Intensive if you decide to enroll.
If you want to chat, please email me at: email@example.com, subject: "I'm Ready".
I will not 'sell' or pressure you to 'buy.' I will ask some questions and explore with you to see if I feel I can help. If we agree that you would like to connect, I'll send you an invoice and we'll schedule your conversation to personal freedom as quickly as we can! With love, Susan
New OFFERING: Purpose intensive--PARENT/CHILD IMPACT SESSIONS
If you are looking for a way to connect more deeply with your child, or if you are an adult child looking for a way to stay connected with your parent/s, consider my Purpose Intensive.
Over decades of my work in philanthropy, I have seen profound and prolific pent-up desire by individuals to find Purpose and make Impact. My simple question: What Will Your Legacy Be? unleashes a flood of yearning from nearly everyone I meet.
In my Purpose Intensive, I work with parents and their children [in any pairing or group] and we bring outward focus away from inner stress. While my Personal Coaching focuses on going in and deep, on seeing the inner self and realizing deep personal desires, in this Purpose Intensive, I use philanthropy as a tool to lift up and out to strengthen the precious parent/child relationship.This opportunity can be the most fun ever. Sometimes crying ensues. But laughter always follows. In a comfortable way, together, we explore interests and find passions to make a difference in our world.
This is highly customized work and my visit would be preceded by two phone calls with each participant. Together we will explore a Desired Impact that you can make together. My fee includes materials, travel and reasonable accommodations.
Whether you have a loving or a difficult relationship with your child, consider this unique opportunity to come together to work on something that also helps our world. Please contact me personally to discuss, there is never any obligation to have a phone call with me! 518-495-4573. [Note: this is not therapy]
crossing my own bridge
Following is a narrative of my journey crossing many Bridges. I share my story openly here to show you how I changed, how I see things and the Tools I use to help others feel better, than this-NOW.
On a personal note, I know the moment my journey began. It was April 19, 1995, the night of the Oklahoma bombing. I had already been growing to hate myself for the yelling, anxious, critical person I had become [I didn't realize what self-hate was then, now I know that I was hating on myself all the time]. Now, I realize that my soul was yearning to break free from that dark place. I fell into total darkness on that night watching a firefighter carry out a baby girl burned and broken from a daycare center; she was the same age as my baby girl on my lap. I sobbed in despair. And shifted. In my parlance today, I know it was a soul shift, but then I just knew I had to do something to become the person I wanted to be, though I didn't know what that was exactly. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE THAT YOU WANT TO BE SOMEONE DIFFERENT?
The first bridge I had to cross was Mocking Bridge. I had to crossover from being a person who mocked others who 'claimed' to be happy; a person who derided others who used words like love and G-d and soul. It was a long journey and it wasn't easy to leave the old familiar Type A behind. "A" was a comfortable cloak I wore, wrapped around me like a warm blanket of perfection and superior thinking. Now I refer to it as the Cloak of Discomfort. GO IN FOR A MINUTE, DO YOU HAVE A CLOAK OF DISCOMFORT?
The next bridge I had to cross was Consciousness Bridge. Going in, seeing what was there, shedding, shedding, shedding the unwanted negative feelings always with the same thought: "I want to feel better, than this." The words in this thought are intentional. Not just 'I want to feel better,' but rather coming to consciousness of what I was feeling in a moment and just simply wanting, CHOOSING, to feel better than that, in that moment. That's all there is. IF YOU GO IN, NOW, AND FEEL DARKNESS, CAN YOU MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO MOVE BEYOND THAT BAD FEELING TO FEELING JUST A LITTLE BETTER; JUST HERE AND NOW, JUST IN THIS MOMENT?
The next bridge that revealed itself to me was Resource Bridge. Having always been the resource to others, and having developed complete self image around that persona, it was hard for me to cross that bridge. I credit my sister, Laura, for leading me to that bridge. I allow myself credit for opening my mind and being brave enough to cross it. There are millions of Tools available to anyone who wants to feel better today. I worked at it until I found the tools that worked for me: the Power of Thought, Coming to Consciousness, Positivity, Reframe, Finding my Heart, Breathing, Mind-Body Connection, Affirmations, Repetition, Baby Steps, Writing, and Prayer. DO YOU EVEN REALIZE THERE ARE TOOLS OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP YOU BE HOW YOU WANT TO BE? CHOOSE ANY ONE, START NOW.
So what happened next?
I left the Crosswalk of Blame and found the Bridge of Responsibility. I was lashing out blaming everyone who was in my path, well, mostly my husband-who has been with me on my life-journey for about thirty years. I yearned to offer love to him, to our daughters and to others, and in the end I learned that I needed to start with taking Responsibility for my feelings [that was fun, the Pool of Feelings is a whole other story], and to accept the Four Agreements [Don Miguel Ruiz, talk about Repetition-it took me years to finally realize the power of that tiny book]. Why take Responsibility? Because that brings it all back into your control. As long as I blamed others for my mess--it was something 'they' were doing, not 'me'--then it was all out of my control, and of course out-of-control. I lived in an internal mass of out-of-control chaos that I felt I couldn't do anything about. Responsibility was hard because it meant I had to accept that I wasn't perfect [WHAT?]. And I can tell you THAT felt BAD. I think that's when I really started my deepest yearning of 'I want to feel better, than this.' Taking Responsibility, I asked myself 'What can I do about that?' As I practiced two Tools in particular--the Power of Thought/REFRAME and incorporating Positivity in every way into my life--and with Laura's continued love and support, and feeling how it felt to feel better [bad syntax, true phrase], I slowly got to the other side. Now, everything is 100% in my control. I take Responsibility for everything in my life [even when I have my human moments and lapse or fail], I have and hold a Positive outlook, and I honestly, really do feel good almost all of the time. DO YOU FIND YOURSELF BLAMING OTHERS FOR THINGS, OFTEN? DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF SAYING 'IT IS WHAT IT IS?'
....what if it's not?
As I found and used Tools that I could integrate into my Consciousness, I discovered the last bridge, the Bridge of Love. This bridge was a rope bridge. The kind you see swinging silently in the breeze over a lush canyon. It is tantalizing, but when you start across, it sways, leaving you unsettled and unsure. Should I continue on it? Or should I go back to safety? Gingerly placing one foot in front of the other, holding onto the Rails of Positivity, taking Baby Steps, I grew more Confident as I crossed it. I found my Heart along the way and learned what it meant to love myself. Once I passed that place, I moved forward faster loving everyone around me, trusting my heart, and landing in the Field of Joy [the greatest Tool of all]. For me, standing in the Field of Joy represents a success that I had been yearning for as long as I could remember. I wanted to be 'that' or go 'there' or do 'this.' When I landed squarely in the Field of Joy, I finally accepted the success I had already created, and just appreciated that. That's all there is, Now. Living in THAT moment all the time brings you continued success, one moment at a time.
NOTE: Are there more Bridges to cross? Certainly. Now, I look for Bridges and risk crossing them knowing the journey is about the beauty of living, of experiencing. I may thrive, I may fail, but along the way I'm committed to being grounded in self, being available to my family and being true to my purpose, helping others find the extraordinary pleasure of getting and being truly OK, and then helping our world using the lens of Philanthropy, love of humankind.
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