Seth Barker specializes in helping people confidently embrace & strengthen their life to be more authentic, true to oneself and genuinely express their being by giving control to their journey through acknowledgment of the whole person so they can continue growing as a confident, accepting and JOYful Soul.
After shifting career paths from the entertainment industry of 10 years, Seth took his journey to Life Coaching to help others seek the joy in their lives that he is experiencing. Focusing on several areas of coaching which include Life Coaching, Career Coaching and Addiction Recovery Coaching.
Seth embarked on his journey of sobriety in December of 2015. After that he was a bit lost, not really feeling like he “fit in” to a substance fueled society. Through self help and coaching he has found the path that works for him and hopes to share the journey with others in an effort to help others who may be experiencing the same thing to find a path that works for them.
Well versed in the entertainment industry, Seth also focuses on helping those that are in a career into or out of the entertainment industry to find a path, to start a project, to make changes in their lives or help provide general coaching to accomplish any goal they set their mind to.
ANSWER THIS QUESTION: WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY?
I’m Robin and I help depleted givers discover joy. You’ll hear my story later, but… could this be yours?
You are a GIVER: Busy, involved, committed. Your life feels complete. You have important people and situations to pour your heart into. But you have been giving so much to so many, you are depleted. You want to feel joy and excitement, but you are overscheduled. Joy isn’t even on your list. Answering the question of “what brings me joy” stumps you at first. You’re not sure if it’s ok to ask for more. Your life is full and should feel very rewarding. You worry that if you want to seek joy for yourself, you will appear selfish or ungrateful.
You admit you can’t stay depleted forever. You want to have a full bucket so you have something to share. This is what really matters to you. You could be more helpful to others if you had more within.
And, if you are honest, you want to have a full bucket for you. You want to have energy, zest, spontaneous adventures and fun. You want to feel great about your life, the whole thing, even the self-care part… the part that always comes last, if it comes at all.
Spare time is nonexistent, and you don’t believe you should slow down to focus on yourself. You don’t want to give anything up, but you recognize that if you had the time, things would be different. You would add in some of the things that used to make your heart sing, things that used to make you feel most alive.
Life is full, life is busy, yet your deepest fear is that this is all there is.
I’VE BEEN THERE AND IT ISN’T FUN
I was last on my own lists. Who am I kidding, my name never even made it onto the page. I love being a giver. The world is hurting and I can do something about it. All of my endeavors have involved giving: Contributing to a marriage, being actively involved in the lives of our two children, running a nutrition counseling practice for those with eating disorders, building a youth ministry program, providing life enrichment for senior citizens in care homes.
To me, giving is as natural as breathing.
But giving to myself… that’s another story.
I rarely factored myself into any of the above. I did not want to address my own needs. I didn’t think there was time. And I believed it was selfish. My thought was, “I am selfless, I am here for others!” I ignored multiple warnings from loved ones. You know, “You have to take care of yourself if you want to be able to take care of anyone else.” I thought they were wrong, that I am not like other people. I am a giver.
Then it happened… I ran myself into the ground. It all came to a screeching halt. I crashed and burned.
I became apathetic – me! – I didn’t care.
I did NOT care.
You know those stories of people who survived their own deaths? I could relate. I felt like I had flatlined. Let me say, it was scary, uncharted territory, and I did not like being there. My bucket was empty and I could no longer give.
I did not know that seeking joy for myself could have prevented this. I had been a happy person, living the life I wanted. But happiness and joy are different. I had neglected my own personal joy for so long– never addressing what brings ME joy. It was all about bringing OTHERS joy – and I had mountains of inner work to do as a result.
I got professional help. It took so much time out of my schedule. I missed 6 weeks of work. I could not face the fact that I didn’t care about work, so I didn’t go in. I didn’t get paid. I felt like such a failure. I learned that I had become depressed because I had not been meeting my own basic needs. For the first time, I thought, “What in the heck do I NEED?”
I realized that one of my greatest sources of joy was self-care and I was no longer going to ignore my needs.
BEAUTY FROM THE ASHES
I now try to prioritize my needs because of the joy it gives me. It feels great! I still love reaching out to others, I just remember to reach out to myself.
When my personal joy bucket is full, I have so much to give. THE TRUTH IS, WHEN I AM JOYFUL, I HAVE EVEN MORE TO GIVE THAN I EVER HAD BEFORE! I would love to help you add joy to your life before it’s too late, before you have nothing to give. Let’s figure out what brings YOU joy. Let’s fill YOUR joy bucket together and watch it overflow!
Here is the beautiful thing that must not be overlooked: Seeking joy is not selfish! It’s the exact opposite, because joy is contagious! It’s impossible to fill your joy bucket without it spilling over. Simply put, joy coaching is like a “buy one, get a load free” investment.
JOY COACHING IS A THING BECAUSE I SAID SO
I had never heard of a joy coach, but that didn’t matter. I knew that I could help depleted givers add joy to their lives, so I took a leap of faith and got the training and certification I needed. My clients have LOVED adding joy to their lives! Every one of them has had a different answer to the “what brings you joy” question. Some find it in adventure, some find it in stronger relationships, others find it in improving their health, adopting quiet time, strengthening their faith, or finding a career they love.
JOY WITH YOUR CHILDREN: A working mom wanted a closer relationship with her son. Through joy coaching, she learned that she really didn’t know his interests, so she asked him questions to feel better connected. They discovered they both enjoy some of the same music and began attending concerts together. They now share songs and discuss the impact of the music on their lives. She is overjoyed at knowing her son on a deeper level!
JOY WITH YOUR SWEETHEART: An author was having trouble with his marriage. He and his wife were living on separate continents and she wouldn’t open his messages or take his calls. Through joy coaching, he realized knowing God brings him joy. As he spent more time deepening his relationship with God, it changed his thinking. He viewed his marriage differently. He wrote his wife a 10-page love letter from his new-found perspective and she opened it. They are now eagerly waiting to be reunited.
JOY AT ANY SIZE: A budding entrepreneur wanted to have confidence in her body and start dating. Joy coaching helped her discover that dancing makes her feel alive. She began to incorporate dance breaks as rewards into her workday. She loved the feel of the dance breaks and extended them. Without even trying, she began to love her body. She has since begun meeting new people.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What’s your story?
You must be a giver or you wouldn’t have made it to the end.
Be honest, are you feeling depleted? Did you know that adding joy on a personal level can keep your bucket from running empty and add richness that can be shared?
And, the big question: What brings you joy? I can help you answer the big question, and I can help you obtain whatever it is that brings you joy. My hope is that joy coaching can help you do what you love most: Give fully to the people and causes you care about, by also giving to yourself.
Not sure what joy coaching is, if it’s a fit for you, or what package to choose? Or would you like me to come to your group’s location and give a joy-boosting live presentation? Book a Breakthrough Session and get your questions answered! This is a no-pressure, fun online chat with me.
Book a free Breakthrough Session here: https://joytotheworldcoaching-scheduling.as.me/freebreakthroughsession
Learn more about my outlook on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joytotheworldcoachingwithrobinshear/
Robin owns Joy To The World Coaching, through which she provides joy coaching to individuals online and joy-boosting presentations to groups in person. She is a Whole Person Certified Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation. As a life coach with a specialty in joy, she works with givers who are depleted and want to rediscover joy for themselves. Robin aids her clients in thinking optimistically, helps them define & incorporate joy into all aspects of their lives, and encourages them to share their joy with the world. Robin has served in various roles, including registered dietitian, youth pastor, and life enrichment team member at senior living communities. She is a member of the American Business Women’s Association, Zonta International, and the Small Business Association.
Robin’s greatest sources of joy include sharing experiences with her family, developing her faith and learning about other faith traditions, and helping others live fully. She loves distance biking, live music, test driving fast cars, skydiving, and being spontaneous. She lives in the United States with her husband of 25 years, 2 young adult children seeking their own joys in life, and their massive 16-year-old cat.
As a Whole Person Certified Coach, I support and guide individuals through critical moments in their lives to create positive shifts. Individuals work with me either personally or through their organizations and employers, and I use my degree, skills and experience to help them.
I am also an MBA with over 10 years of corporate experience in marketing, strategy, corporate social responsibility, public relations and communication, so I bring all those experiences and life skills to my work as a coach. I have lived in at least 5 countries around the world so I have a rich multicultural background and have experienced change and transitions multiple times in my life. I am conscious of the challenges these situations bring and am excited to support people through them.
As human beings, there are many critical decisions we make, and goals and outcomes we work towards. Life coaching can be extremely helpful and supportive for people who have goals to achieve and dreams to fulfill. It is also a process that catalyzes change and transitions, and helps in problem solving. I work with individual clients in a holistic manner to solve problems and create positive shifts.
Some areas on which I focus:
• Geographic transitions and relocation
• Managing work relationships and stakeholders
• Career management and counseling
• Individuals who want to return to work after an extended break
• Personal development – Individuals who struggle with underlying thoughts and beliefs that keep them stuck and unable to move forward in a particular area of their life
• Work / Life balance
FOUNDER OF WAVES OF CHANGE & YOUR LIFE DIRECTION COACH!
As a certified life direction coach, I believe in the waves of change we find our true direction. Either we choose to make a change or we are navigating trough difficulties in our life, I can tell you that every obstacle we experience will lead us to the right path. We might feel lost, or overwhelmed by the multiple possibilities we have in front of us, but when we are in alignment with our true selves, than even the most scary change can be faced with positivity and can bring us to that amazing stage of our life where we feel fulfilled, happy and in peace! And this is why I am here! to help you get crystal clear on your whys, give you all the tools you need to finally find your direction and live a life behind your wildest dreams!
For as long as I can remember, change has always been a primary factor in my life. Either because I decided to explore more, get to know different cultures and reality, or because it had been imposed on me.
As Joshua J. Marine said “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life
meaningful”. And yes, with my ups and downs, everything was quite “interesting”! I got my master degree in International business, I had lived in 6 different countries, I had two changes of careers and I was than able to move to Hawaii. But I knew there was more of me to discover. My soul was screaming out to be heard amongst the chaos and busyness of my life, but I was not ready to listen, not yet! Until one day a big change was imposed to me: my soul mate left me.. That was the most devastating yet empowering experience of my entire life! Thanks to that experience…I WAS FINALLY READY TO FIND MY LIFE DIRECTION!
In that life changing experience I did the only thing that felt right for me: pray. I prayed for answers, I prayed for healing, I prayed for a better outcome, and the universe responded. I needed to go in worth and find find myself back, get crystal clear on my values, my strengths, my believes and use them to find my true direction, my purpose! I stayed positive and kept believing there was something better waiting for me, and that was on the other side of my fears. Luckily for me, I found life coaching and I learned valuable tools and strategies to
heal myself and get my power back. I worked on releasing my fears, I changed my belief system, I started recognizing the voice of my ego and than give more space to the voice of my soul. In few simple words I released all the blocks to the presence of my magic!
Today I am living a life behind my wildest dreams. I worked hard to get my coaching certification to be able to guide as many people as possible, to discover the magic within them and finally live a happy life. I know how scary and overwhelming can be to find yourself alone in those life changing moments, but luckily you don’t have to face all of this alone. I am here to help you find your true life direction and shine brighter than you ever did. Because if there is something I learned from all the life changing experiences of my life is that there is always a better plan awaiting for us, and each obstacles we encounter is just a detour in the right direction. Everything will be ok, you will be ok, you will be smiling again, you will love again and you will find your power back and finally be ready to shine!
As Marianne Williamson said: “We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”
HOW I CAN HELP!
I believe we have all been brought to this World to shine bright and be happy, the way we do that is our own unique magic. I do believe we are all powerful behind our imagination, and in a World that teaches us to always plan for the worst is crucial we instead find our own direction to shine bright and manifest everything we want in life. Helping people to find that source of love, power, energy inside of them is what I’ve been brought to this world for. Is never to late to find your way in life, each obstacles you have encountered brought you closer to
what you are meant to be. This is the time for you to believe again, to fall in love, to dream big, to smile, to laugh, to leave fears behind, to realize whatever you put yourself into… to be stronger, to be healthier… to BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF!
If you are ready to invest in your dreams and finally find your power and shine bright than I am the right person for you!
“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
Herny David Thoreau
As a coach, it’s my goal to help you find the right fit for all of the pieces of your life. I work with men and women of all ages to find the place where your passions, talents, intellectual strengths, and inner desires perfectly align. Whether you want to change careers, become your own boss, or find your truest expression in the world, I’m here to help you find your ideal way of being.
As a return-to-work and female empowerment coach, Hillary specializes in helping moms uncover their dreams and pursue meaningful work. Her holistic coaching method is based on the premise that when you come to know, embrace and express all aspects of your self, you find inner confidence sparking progress toward a fulfilled life.
Hillary has over 10 years of leadership development program management and coaching experience at The Boeing Company. Most recently she launched the company’s first ever Returnship Program, brining women back into the workforce after taking a break to raise families.
She has her MBA from Seattle University with a focus on Leadership Development and Emotional Intelligence.
You are a strong, intelligent, and compassionate warrior in your life. You find yourself at midlife, wondering how to lose the status quo so you can be who you really are and remain fierce and vital.
You value your relationship with yourself first and foremost. You know that if you aren’t at your best, you aren’t able to impact your world in the way you want and need to, and you don’t do things half-way.
Midlife to Best Life is a community where warriors gather to reassess our lives. It’s a place to dream, plan, strategize, and weigh the pros and cons of our many possible futures. It’s a place where we lift each other up as we create our best lives together.
The purpose of Midlife to Best Life is to support highly motivated people in building their best life from midlife and beyond. You’re invited to join the Facebook Group, or the Meetup Group if you’re local to the Portland Metro Area. The members are fantastic, uplifting, and inclusive. You don’t have to go it alone any longer.
Midlife is a gift! We get to hit our “reset” button and create the life of our dreams. It can be one of the most exciting times of life if you surround yourself with supportive people and find guidance. You hold the key to your happiness; I can help you unlock your best life.
As a Whole Person Certified Coach, Carmen Reed-Gilkison approaches the dynamics of midlife holistically. Believing that happiness starts with health, she covers topics around five major life-pillars:
Whether you want to improve your health to ensure vitality into your golden years or live life on your terms by starting a business of your own, this is a supportive, safe place to network and explore the magic and opportunities that midlife holds.
Here’s a video that I did around the question “Are You Settling?” It’s a great conversation starter and further illustrates what my mission is:
Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/Midlife-to-Best-Life/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Midlifetobestlifecommunity/
Jen holds a masters degree in organizational leadership, change management and Whole Person Coaching certifications, and is currently expanding her skill set to include acupuncture and oriental medicine. She integrates 15+ years of leadership and experience supporting people through change with her empathetic nature and ability to see the best in everyone she meets and help them realize their unique potential.
She has a passion for helping people find purpose and meaning in their work and helping workplaces evolve to truly support employees overall health, well-being, long-term engagement, and growth.
Helping you take action in a way that reflects what’s important to you. I believe in moving forward by creating the safety to explore. My coaching approach is informed by theory and fueled by my passion for connection and listening.
B.A. Psychology, Columbia University
M.A. Social-Organizational Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College