Life is full of changes — many of them hard to deal with. How can we understand and cope with the stress of life’s transitions? But, first of all, what are life's transitions in the first place and how are there times in our lives different to change?
A life transition is a period on our timeline where adjustment to events and circumstances over which we have little control (if any) impact our life significantly. When we cannot control what is happening 'outside', we can control how we live these changes with strategies and inner resources. Change is a constant. Every day, change happens. At times, change is closing a door while another one opens. We know what we are living behind but do not know what is ahead of us. Transition is how we navigate between the two situations.
As a woman in my sixties, I have lived through and recovered from many of the transitions I previously mentioned. These experiences taught me that every moment filled with doubt, anxiety or pressure could catalyse a fresh start. Today, helping women break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back while traversing emotional chaos and helping them transition into a new chapter on their life's journey makes me feel alive and fulfilled.
If you are reading these lines, you are probably at a point where you seek a way out of emotional or professional quicksands. You might be wondering if the type of coaching I provide could help you figure out the next step, so here is an overview for you to consider.
I help you realign with whom you are inside at this point in your life and help you explore what types of purpose appeal to you.
Together, we dig deep to find what is meaningful and energising. Not what was yesterday but what IS today.
In other words, I hold space for you to explore potential purposes.
I help you become the captain of your ship and trust your navigator (intuition) towards things that might make sense to you now as you transition to a new chapter in your life, even though you might have never explored these possibilities.
Marcel Proust, a french philosopher, famously wrote, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes". This is how I see a transition. A period during which we enter a changed landscape and can look at life with new eyes, the eyes of a woman who is moving on, eyes that can see potential we did not necessarily see before.
With the recent pandemic, the prospect of climate change, and the uncertainty we see rising all around us, one thing has become obvious to me, and most likely to you too: Life is so precious and too short to be stuck in quicksand, unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled.
If you let me, I know I can help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues blocking you from reaching your goals.
Why am I so sure that I can help you?
Because I have been there. I've gone through what psychologists described as the major life disruptors and stressors: divorces, financial struggles, illness, and empty-next syndrome; more recently, I lost my spouse, and my whole world changed once more.
I was able to get out of quicksands because of the tools, techniques and resources I share with anyone willing to embrace change. Without these resources, finding a new wind and opening my wings again would not have been possible. For the past 30 years, I've learned from formal training and qualifications, but more relevant to what I bring you as a coach, I've learned and graduated from lived experience in the school of life.
When I hold your hand and guide you, it is with the perspective and insights of one who has gone through, recovered and successfully transitioned to a new stage in life, not once but many times.
Could you, too, recover from a painful experience and successfully transition into a new stage in your life that can be happy, fulfilling and empowering?
With the right strategy and support, could you awaken a new sense of purpose and embrace every day from that new perspective?
Coaching, to me, is like entering a travel adventure. It can be uplifting, tricky at times, surprising, and scary sometimes but as we progress together along the journey you will
with each stop-over, replace uncertainty and doubt with confidence and focus and take that period of transition to higher grounds.
If this brief introduction resonates with you, why don't you contact me today and see where that can lead you? You never know, that could be the trip of a lifetime!