It’s a delight to ‘virtually’ meet you! Sometimes we need to let go of our tight grip on the handlebars, take off the training wheels, reach within and take a deep breath, and just believe as we find our way of life. Are you ready to start pedalling in a new direction? Isn’t it time to ring your bell and move forward with a zest for life?
My speciality areas are transition and professional organizing. I can cheer you on and offer support as I’ve been there. Like everyone else, I’ve lost my balance on occasion — fallen off my bike. But I’ve also overcome big obstacles on my path. My red bike over the years has become to me a symbol of the “cycle of life” and the need to pump up those tires and continue to move forward even when we feel stuck in the mud. I dedicate my business to my late parents who taught me to ‘seize the day.’ When I was 13, after an exciting venture to the bike shop with my Dad to buy my first new bike, he died suddenly of a heart attack. After caregiving my Mom for over 10 years with Alzheimer’s, she died peacefully in my arms.
In-person appointments can be arranged for local clients in the Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) and surrounding area. Coaching sessions will also be available via Skype, phone, and chat. I have completed The Life Coach Certification Group (ICF approved) Success Conversion Coaching Program and hold three International Coach Certifications with the Certified Coaches Alliance. I am also a Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Educator via the Traumatology Institute. As a sociologist, I have taught part-time at a local university for several years and hold a MA in sociology, and a MBA in executive management specializing in change.
In the words of Albert Einstein, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
The cycle of life. I coach caregivers who care for their elderly parents, chronically ill loved ones, injured military spouses, and special needs children, When we ponder grief, we often connect it with dying. A caregiver can experience grief as a result of the losses he or she endures when caring for someone with a chronic illness such as loss of freedom, financial security, and independence.
The jigsaw puzzle of life. I coach those who are putting the pieces of life back together due to grieving a death or the chronic illness of a loved one. Other areas include addiction, baby blues, business closure, childlessness, cyber, school or workplace bullying, domestic abuse, downsizing, identity fraud, loneliness, PTSD, relationship breakdown, single parenting, stalking, or loss of unborn baby, child, pet, job, or home.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching
The wisdom of life. I coach executives on how to achieve professional goals with applying EQ skills. I coach clients on how to deal with their feelings and the feelings of others within their life circles. I help clients to perceive, understand, express, and manage their own emotions and the emotions of others in an appropriate and effective manner during transition and in different circumstances and environments.
The flux of life & business. I offer a diverse menu of consulting services for individuals, small businesses, and families ranging from brand and image identity to graphic & web design, to change & social media management, to copywriting & editing, to life transition planning & strategic downsizing. In addition, I also consult in the area of ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching for those undergoing transition to a new culture, country, or workplace. I help clients problem solve, develop, and implement new directives with fresh ideas, a close eye for detail, and a creative style.
From my Comfort Blog
Feelings of guilt are distressing and draining. There doesn’t seem to be a cure. You’ve done or said something you regret. You’re uncomfortable without an obvious solution. What can be done about it now? Get over your guilt with these strategies: Determine if you...read more
The Western world views breaks as a tool to promote laziness. But your effectiveness and efficiency will improve if you take regular breaks. You can work more intently and for more hours each day if you’ll give yourself a break at least once per hour. You won’t just...read more
Do you have so much going on that you feel overwhelmed? A busy life with too many demands can lead to feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Work, family, and other obligations can prove to be too much at times. Working even harder to rectify the situation seems...read more