Emily and I met as accountability buddies in a program we were in. I quickly found out through our work together that Emily was an amazing coach. At the time, I was really struggling with balancing my responsibilities of being a wife, a mom and a business owner. As someone who has a very strong type A personality, I had conditioned myself to do everything for everyone else while sacrificing my own needs. Emily helped me realize that it was okay to put myself first, and as a result of her coaching and weekly action steps, I have been able to maintain a routine of self care that allows me to thrive in my business while actually enjoying caring for my husband and three sons.
I considered myself to be a realistic person. To be honest, my being realistic erred on the side of negative. Throughout working with Emily, I have gained so much perspective. Perspective that wasn’t a bunch of fluff, but that made sense.
I remember saying early on that I feel like I live my life waiting for the carpet to be pulled out from under me. To which Emily replied “and what if it doesn’t? Or what if it does? It either won’t and you will be missing out on life or it will and you have just missed out up until that point with the worry that it did. Then you are always worried and not enjoying life or living in the moment.” I never looked through that particular lens. That example is a testament to how Emily has helped me have a whole shift in perspective.
She approaches from all angles, gives homework that is both manageable and helpful and she is all around inspiring. I feel like I can actually say I’ve become a positive person and that was not easy (nor did I think remotely possible). Emily is so amazing at what she does! What I have said does not even begin to scratch the surface of working with Emily as I truly cannot even put it into words
Emily is an excellent coach. She is supportive but firm and dedicated to keep me on track with my goals. She has helped me to develop strategies to handle the struggles I experience in my life.
When talking to Emily, I feel heard and respected and never pressured or judged. Emily listens carefully when I speak and asks thoughtful questions to get to the root of my struggles in order to help me develop strategies that will work for me. These strategies are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, they are fitted to my needs and my lifestyle.
Emily is relatable and genuine. She walks her talk and doesn’t pretend that joy is something that is inherently easily all the time. She tells it like it is. She has helped me to view my life from the “what’s so” perspective, and this has given me the ability to work with what is rather than what was or what might be. This is not to say, she doesn’t help me to dream about what could be and to build the life I imagine. Rather, this allows me to actually see what it is I am struggling with, what it is I have to be grateful for, and to develop a plan.
For so long I felt out of control. I felt like I was running in circles and my life just felt chaotic.
I never had any alone time to take care of myself. I believed I was just not one of those people that inherited a happy gene. I never learned how to function effectively in life to achieve what I wanted. I knew how to get by and make sure others had what they needed. Although, I had resigned myself to just being the woman who is never happy, as my mother has always been, Emily has helped me to realize that that does not have to be my reality. More importantly, having an unhappy mom doesn’t need to be my children’s reality. The cycle stops here.
Emily helped me to realize that while I may not be one of those naturally bubbly people that is happy all the time, it doesn’t mean I cannot have joy in my life. Seeking out joy is a skill that is learned and needs to be practiced. Being happy may not be a personality trait that is inherent in me, but I am a hard worker, and I can learn anything I set my mind to. Emily has helped me to see that I am worthy of joy and happiness, and that I can achieve it.
It was by accident that I started getting coaching with Emily – serendipity I would say. I’ve had coaching from a lot of people but in the short time we’ve worked together I can see that her ability to see quickly into the heart of an issue and her great questions, lead to results. It is coaching the way it was meant to be.
I contacted Emily after my position of 16 years with my company had been eliminated. Although I had received from my company outplacement services and the use of a transition coach, I quickly noticed that the coach was not there to assist me with all the emotional trauma that I was going through. But, only to help me with my resume, linked in profile and general strategies to get me back out looking for opportunities. But, what about the confidence that I was now lacking, and the huge hit to my self esteem? That’s where Emily stepped in.
Emily brought a whole new perspective to what had just happened to me, and gave me the tools to move forward. After being so identified with my career for 16 years, who was I? What was my identity? And, how could I maximize the time I now had during my search, to rediscover myself, to rediscover my children and to also do something that was just for me. Maybe what happened to me was a gift? And, I should embrace that and turn it around in my favor.
Working with Emily, she was able to show me how out of something so devastating, how I could create something positive. With her guidance and support, I felt I had the confidence to look around me, and notice what I had given up and missed for so many years. Each session had a perfect balance of a strong focus on my job hunt, along with positive reinforcement and a framework to help me identify the changes I wanted to make in my life. She helped me revaluate what was important to me and whether I was willing to make the sacrifices needed to achieve what I wished to do in my working life. A whole new perspective, a whole new me!
It is all a matter of re focusing on the good and gratitude I have in my life and I thank you for helping me to realign my perspective!
My kids are amazing and fill my love tank, my friends are loyal and committed to my well being, my professional life is at an all time high and my relationship has shifted from expectations to reality.
I’m definitely a work in progress and focused on my growth vs. sitting in my sh%!t.
I owe you a big thank you for helping me through a very rough spot. You have enough love to change the world, one person at a time.
I reached out to Emily because I knew that she would invest the time and the energy to help me through the issues that I wanted to deal with. I knew that she would work with compassion and care even when the subject was a difficult one.
During our 3 month program, we focused on my relationship with food and eating, in particular the triggers to eating. My objective was to eat according to the food plan that I had chosen, and I got that. I also started to exercise more regularly and with more intensity, and to think differently about some of the items that were triggers for me. The best part of working with Emily is that she obviously cared a tremendous deal about whatever I was dealing with, and made things seem possible. She is very human in her approach, and was a kind of role model in that she deals with her human issues with a creativity and resolve that I felt I wanted to emulate.
I would recommend Emily to anyone who needs personal coaching especially if the areas that one is dealing with are related to food, eating, relationship, life. Thank you, Emily.
Wife, mother of two, freelance graphic artist…I let all these roles (that I love) and the attention they need, overwrite the rest of me. Long gone were the adventurer, traveler, hopeful thinker, I couldn’t see myself in myself anymore. I felt like I was free falling, I was panicked all the time and hanging on by a string in my marriage. I asked Emily to help me stop free falling, help me see my blindspots so I could honestly asses what was going on. Emily has a very unique ability to help you get the answers you are asking yourself. Her approach is kind, honest and rewarding. In three months, through lots of laughing and some crying, I had structure back, a personal scaffolding to support myself in doing the work to getting back to me. I highly recommend Emily.