Embodied professional transformation is essential to manage change and move toward what you want with courage, integrity and grace. As a certified Strozzi Leadership Coach, Certified Whole Person Coach (WPCC), academic instructor, and adviser with over 8 years of experience, I can offer you and your team the tools, training, and support you need to build a solid foundation for professional transformation. I can provide you with the skills necessary to trust yourself as the leader of your own life, even during major life transitions. These skills include leadership and career assessment, job search skills, interview preparation, networking strategies and somatic practices. Most importantly, by learning how to maintain the body and mind as one working entity, you will have a greater ability to know yourself more deeply. Contact me today to find out how you can learn to embody your highest potential.
Welcome to the pasture, where the grass is greener because we water it. (Unless you live in California and are in the middle of a sever drought. In that case, brown is the new green baby!)
My name is Anna Acuña and I’m the Fulfillment Coach for you—the Ambitious Professional in your 20s/30s seeking work and a life that sets your soul on fire.
I’m passionate about inspiring and supporting you in the pursuit of your passions.
Let me guess, you’re bored out of your mind and wish you were doing something more fulfilling with your life. Am I right? Chances are you’re good at what you do and make a decent living doing it, but find yourself drained, unfulfilled and uninspired. Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions? Do you have all this potential brewing inside you waiting to be tapped (like a delicious craft beer), but either don’t know what to do with it or find yourself hesitant to take action? Perhaps you already know your passion and need help figuring out how to pursue it. Or maybe you have no clue what your passion is and want to discover it. If you’re anything like me, then you have multiple passions and no idea which one you should pick and commit to.
Sound familiar? I know what it’s like to feel lost, confused and paralyzed by options.
I also know how to clear the fog, find clarity, direction and focus around what I want to pursue in my life and take deliberate action.
When I graduated college with a B.S. in Kinesiology and minor in Theatre, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life in terms of a career. All I really cared about or felt fulfilled doing was lifting the spirits of others and encouraging them to pursue the things they were passionate about. There wasn’t exactly a career out there I knew of designed for such an abstract “skill set” though. Besides that, all I knew was I was passionate about many different things and wanted a career that would allow me to do a variety of things. So, despite the very real and looming burden of student loan debt, family expectation, social expectation and the pressure to settle down and find a “real job”, I held off in search of a career that set my soul on fire. A career that not only allowed me to connect with and support others in the pursuit of their passions, but also provided the creative fulfillment, sense of purpose and freedom I desired, especially in terms of my time and money.
I’ve never been one to do things for money. Instead of choosing a job to just pay the bills, I pursued my passions to see which one would be a fulfilling career option. I trusted my instincts, let my passions guide me and tapped into the abundance of potential I possessed. I pursued and enriching collection of work experiences and took advantage of opportunities I never thought possible before.
Some of those opportunities included working in the entertainment industry, teaching and education, becoming a certified Yoga Instructor, learning web design and working for an e-commerce scuba company.
In the pursuit of my passions, I discovered what matters most to me and started crafting an intentional vision of my life. Along the way, I came across Life Coaching and began to contemplate the idea of starting my own business as an entrepreneur. To be completely honest, the idea of starting my own business scared the shit out of me and the thought of turning into a “salesy, bottom-line crazed douchebag” was a huge turn off—you know what I’m talking about. So, I spent another 3 years mulling the idea over while working for other people hoping to find my dream job. Eventually, it became undoubtedly clear that the life I sought was one of my own making and on my own terms.
Pursuing my passions led me directly to the work I had been looking for all along; life as a Wild & Free entrepreneur!
So let me ask you…what are you passionate about? Would you like to pursue it?
Pursuing your passions is the key to creating a life that sets your soul on fire. When you do the things you love, work becomes a fulfilling, energizing and worthwhile use of your time that allows you to create, innovate, make a profound difference in the world, and live your life to the fullest. It boosts your health and all aspects of your being—mind, body, and spirit.
If your instincts tell you to pursue your passions, then trust your gut and tap into your boundless potential. As your coach, I will guide you through the process of discovering and pursuing your passions, so you can create a life that sets your soul on fire.
Follow me and soon you will be Wild & Free!
Do you feel deep in your beautiful soul that your work is
– unfulfilling, and lacking meaning and purpose
– draining your energy and squeezing the life (and soul) out of you, while
– affecting your confidence and positive outlook on life?
And do you find yourself in the wonderfully liberating stage of thinking about your next career move, but are unsure of what to do next and how to move beyond your fear to action?
Do you need a little inspiration and guidance?
Do you want to take that first step toward your soul’s purpose, but need some inspiration and the guidance of someone who’s been where you are and who’s soul is thriving?
As a coach, I guide and support professional women in their 40s and 50s, who are at a crossroads in their career, to find their soul’s path in their work, so they can feel whole, truly be their authentic self and live with renewed confidence, passion and energy.
It may help you to know how I got here. Corporate Vice President, Strategic Consultant, non-profit Director of Operations, small business founder and chocolatier, and now coach. I have made many BIG work transitions in my career looking for my soul’s purpose and I am my own best client.
I know how hard it is to take that first step to leave a job, stride confidently into a new career, or design and create a business of your own. I’ve been there. It can be daunting, scary and even paralyzing, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you’d like a companion and guide on your journey of discovery, design and realization of a soul-fulfilling career, one that has purpose and passion, and is authentic to who you are and who you are becoming, I am that coach.
Does finding your soul’s path sound right and true and beneficial for you?
If it does, then join me on a journey towards your soul’s path, and you will
– Discover your unique gifts, skills and strengths
– Get clear about your soul’s path and feel aligned with it
– Have renewed energy and feel passionate about life again
– Feel a sense of wholeness as you live into your authentic self
– Have the confidence and inner resources to take action
– Receive your own Soulscape –landscape of your soul of how to be, what to do, and what you need to reach your goal and live into your soul’s path
Jeri completed coach certification with Coach Training World specializing in life coaching, mediation, and change management for individual careers and businesses. She has worked for over 12 years in rapidly growing companies, most recently the San Francisco tech start-up and sharing economy pioneer Airbnb.
As an educator, creator, and coach, I hone in on people’s inherent potential. I’ve spent my entire career helping people achieve big results through small sustained and consistent changes which is as gratifying as it sounds.
I’m a Whole Person Certified Coach, content writer, and yoga instructor. I came to coaching with a language education background with BA in Spanish and a Master’s of Education from the University of Oregon. I have 13 years of international language teaching and administrative experience in higher education in the United States and Japan.
The most common feedback I get from my coaching clients is: “Having you listen, ask me questions, and holding me accountable helps me get so much done!”
What I love most about coaching is being an agent of change. To help someone do what they once believed was impossible or get them through a stuck phase is an enormous and exciting privilege that I don’t take lightly. We get one go-round on this planet and while I’m 100 percent committed to delivering results as per my clients’ agendas, I’m also a big believer in celebrating the victories big and small and enjoying the ride along the way.
I find that the inner clarity my clients are seeking is often held within their bodies. To access this somatic wisdom, I like to begin each session with a simple meditation to help my clients tap into their infinite potential and bring their whole and authentic selves to our sessions.
So whether you’re looking to feel better in your skin, change jobs, heal a relationship, begin or finish a creative project, start a business, pivot professional industries, go back to school, get more clients, or make more time for the people and pastimes you love, let’s talk!
Send me an email at the address above and we’ll set up a time to see if you and I are a good fit for coaching together.
Breathe & believe, beauties!
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/
I have always been someone people have sought out for help . After realizing there must be something to this, I have decided to change my path and become a healer . Now as a Certified Whole Person Coach I have a skill set allowing me to help people with more efficiency and leaving them with a clear vision to solve almost anything . I have a natural ability to work on serious issues with a light heart allowing a focus on a solution rather than dwelling on the cause .
Sick of the daily grind, but don’t know what else to do?
What if you could pinpoint your purpose, take steps toward the livelihood that’s right for you and make the rest of your life the best of your life?
My name is Sara McArdle, and I coach mid-career professional women to find the work that delights and energizes them, and aligns with their sense of purpose.
Dreamy, right? Because if you’re like my clients, you’ve been dissatisfied doing what you’re doing for a living—for years. You’re stressed out, frustrated, uninspired or possibly flat-out unhappy, and it’s having an impact on your well-being. Maybe you’re not getting the respect and appreciation you need. Or, perhaps what you’re doing just “isn’t you.”
Whether you’re clueless about what else to do, you’re scared of losing your cushy pay and benefits or changing your career field is simply too daunting to dive into on your own, I’ve got your back. My programs are designed to help you leave the daily grind behind. We’ll shine a light on which areas of your life are supporting your career change and which ones are holding you back, and we’ll uncover your deepest values and hidden talents. You’ll clarify the work you’re called to do, you’ll have a roadmap and strategies to get from here to there and you’ll begin to take courageous steps toward the livelihood that’s right for you.
Why me? Well, I’ve been down the road of career change, myself. I certainly wasn’t born with a clear “calling.” I picked my field in one, five-minute conversation when I was 17 years old. And while I knew as soon as I started working professionally that something was missing, it took me 20 years to try something different. I wish I’d known how much more quickly and easily I could find fulfillment, with the right help!
I have the credentials, too. I’m a Whole Person Certified Coach through Coach Training World and I’ve been practicing NVC since 2013—a discipline that helps people transform their negative self-talk and take actions that bring increasingly greater satisfaction.
Why wait another minute to connect with your calling and do what makes you come alive? Book a free, 30-minute strategy session today at www.saramcardle.com. Let’s go!
Permission to customize.
Motivation. Energy. Drive.
My coaching session are casual, adaptive and personal. No matter what issue people come into the session with, they tend to leave with a sense of energy and motivation to go through whatever door has just opened up for them. I work with people who are ready and able to engage in developing their own self-awareness and start leveraging it to accomplish their goals.
If you’re looking to take action on your goals, your self-awareness and/or your dreams, I’d love to talk with you.
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