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I’m a recovering over-giving, service-centered professional and a solopreneur business owner. I get how it happens. There’s so much to do and it’s all urgent. But somehow you’ve become overshadowed by everyone else’s urgent needs and demands. It was okay for a while, maybe for years. At first it was exciting, but all the stress is starting to affect you. You’re yearning to reconnect with what matters most: caring relationships, core purpose, clear vision.
Working with me is fun. It’s relaxing. It’s encouraging. You’ll make discoveries and have aha moments. You’ll get where you want to be.
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I’m an experienced coach and counselor with 30+ years in nonprofit direct service and leadership roles. I get what it’s like to be passionate about serving others and building a better world. And I know what it’s like when stress causes that passion to dwindle until you’re left wondering where your mojo went. I’m a solopreneur so I get how solo business owners wear all the hats, try to do it all and exhaust ourselves in the process.
In my late twenties I had two young sons, a husband, and a demanding career to which I was passionately dedicated. I had family and friends for whom I cared deeply and devoted myself to. After divorcing in my mid-thirties I went into overdrive. I was keeping the three of us afloat and pursuing my passion to build a better world. Even with the terrific support of family and friends, I was always on the go, always busy, always responsible and often stressing and worrying. Another decade later I was still in overdrive, holding down an increasingly responsible leadership role at work, launching my now young adult sons into the world, studying in a doctoral program, commuting at least 3 hours a day and traveling often for work, when…life happened.
My father died unexpectedly. Six months later my stepmother was seriously injured in a car accident. That was it. That was more than I could handle. My chronically aching back went from a nuisance to an acute and agonizingly painful problem. The pain forced me to slow down, drop some activities and focus time, attention and money on getting better. I realized I had to do this if I wanted to go on taking care of everything and everyone else in my life. This sudden understanding made a radical difference in my outlook and led me to make important and lasting life changes. I’m here to share what I learned with you.
Like me, you may be an over-giving, constantly doing, service-centered professional who makes time for everything and everyone that is so important. Everything, that is, but yourself. You can sustain that for a while, maybe even for a decade or two, but eventually something gives. Maybe you start burning out. Perhaps you end up suffering distressing emotional or physical symptoms. You ignore it for a while (like I did) until it gets really bad (like it did for me). It doesn’t have to be that way. Let me help you reconnect to what matters most: caring relationships, core purpose and clear vision.
“Matching your passion with what you do as an entrepreneur can have its challenges. I knew what my passion was and what skills I possessed to create my own business, but I was still testing and wondering how to put my ideas into action. With Nancy’s coaching and the VisualsSpeak Image Center I was able to have my “aha” moment! Nancy gave me specific feedback that helped me to clarify my thoughts, ideas and questions.
Using the VisualsSpeak Image Center brought a very clear definition of the path that I could pursue with my passion in the forefront. Not only were the images helpful, but the journaling I did, with the guidance Nancy provided, helped me see exactly what I could do.
Thanks to both Nancy and the VisualsSpeak Image Center, I now have a clear idea of where I’m going and how to get there!”