Perfectionism has been my greatest teacher, best friend, and worst enemy.
I help my coaching clients move forward by helping them stay in the sweet spot between ambition and self-compassion.
I come to coaching with more than a decade as an international language teacher and administrator and yoga instructor. In these cherished roles, I've helped thousands of people achieve their goals through providing a supportive presence and making plans for small consistent changes to produce sustainable, heart-centered, and dare I say: FUN results!
To help my clients tap into their clarity, I use somatic mindfulness techniques such as placing a hand over your heart and belly, feeling your breath, and listening in to what your gut is saying.
I'll offer meditation at the beginning of our sessions to drop you into the rich space of your inner wisdom. These are optional, but powerful at bringing a sense of calm to our sessions according to my clients.
I'm a big believer in celebrating all progress, big and small and finding joy in the process. So if you want to:
*feel better in your skin
*resolve a personal or professional communication conflict
*start or finish a creative project
*go back to school
*get more clients
*make more time for the people and pursuits you love
Let's connect! Send me a message below or go to my website ( https://www.racheldrummond.com/contact-me/ ) to book a free 30-minute session.
A sincere thank you for your interest.
Breathe and believe!
I have been coaching folks for almost 20 years now. What began as personal training and group exercise gradually evolved into a more holistic approach, adding nutrition guidance, then further expanding my services to include reiki and life coaching. My purpose is to assist each individual’s growth: inside, outside, and the myriad of inter-related connections to those aspects of ourselves. We are complex creatures who must be mindful of both the forest and the trees in our lives to be able to navigate our path.
We are all human; we struggle. Self-esteem, work-life balance, anxiety about things we can and cannot control. Feelings about our purpose or lack thereof.
I hear you.
I am not here to give you the answers, because I don’t have YOUR answers. But I can be the guide to help you find YOUR way - to support you in discovering who you are, and what you are truly capable of, if only you give yourself the opportunity.
I have been teaching, coaching, and training groups and individuals for over 20 years in the healthcare, criminal justice, education, and non-profit sectors. I am passionate about developing emerging and established leaders by creating both formal and everyday opportunities for people to learn, grow and practice. What else? I love to get geeky about neuroscience, like to be a little corny and silly, last year I learned how to play pickle ball and backpacked 40 miles from Graves Creek to the Oregon Coast. If you are looking for someone to support you in creating the life you have been dreaming of, you can find me at www.theleaderfullife.com.
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
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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.
At Due North Coaching, I work with adults, teens, and young adults to solve problems by helping them understand what is going on with them and making a plan that addresses the challenges they are facing. Changes like a new school, new home or new job are not always easy, even when they are “good” changes, and I support people in making those transitions easier. I also help people communicate their needs and boundaries in productive ways so they can feel heard and understood in their home, social, and work life.
What support do you need in whatever is next? Let's talk about how I can help you move deliberately toward your Due North.
Working worldwide via Zoom or Telephone
I am an ICF credentialed (PCC) Whole Person Certified Coach offering executive, leadership and life coaching services. I work with each client to develop potential, sharpen leadership skills, and create clarity, focus and balance in life and work. Many of us feel overwhelmed, with too many responsibilities and demands on our time. The stress levels can be debilitating and lead to burnout. I understand - because I've been there!
My coaching practice specializes in fosters balance, vitality and harmony in all aspects of life. This approach enables clients to develop greater self-awareness, authenticity and alignment -- helping them become more effective leaders and humans.
Although my clients set their own agendas, bringing forward leadership and personal growth topics to explore in our coaching sessions, some of my favorite focus areas include:
Career Transitions - New Job, New Career, Promotions, Retirement
Overcoming Overwhelm - Creating Clarity, Focus and Priorities
Time Management - From Busy to Productive
Executive Presence - Communication Skills, Emotional Intelligence
Work/Life Balance - Setting Boundaries, Self Care
Mindfulness - Creating Space for Creativity, Active Listening
Life's Curve Balls - Job Loss, Aging Parents, Chronic Illness, Grief
Let's talk about how coaching can help your career and bring greater balance and joy to your life! I offer a complimentary 20-30 minute "let's get to know each other" session to see if we are a "fit" to work together.
I have found my true passion with life-coaching. Every session brings me joy and excitement; it feels like a gift to be trusted by the clients and join them on the journey to discover the answers they were looking for. My strengths as a coach are showing up authentically and to calmly and compassionately hold space for whatever comes up in the session. My specialty is empowerment. It is possible to be empowered in some aspects of your life, or in some relationships, but not in others. I will work with you to identify what is holding you back, and how to remove the block. The block can be a limited belief, an old message you're carrying around that is not true anymore, a "should" that makes you act against what you really want, a misplaced loyalty...the list is long. Once the block has been identified, I collaborate with you to develop tools that will allow you to do life differently, and I will support you and help you stay accountable as you set your action plan in motion.
So, how does being empowered benefit you? When you are empowered, you will be able to navigate your inner world with wisdom, and respond with discernment to the outer world in a way that feels right, is to your benefit, and brings you more calm and joy.
Change is hard even if it’s what we want, which is why working with a life-coach can be so helpful. If you are ready to discover your full potential, I’d love to hear from you.
I welcome calls or emails with any questions, and please visit my website for more information about me and my areas of coaching.
Maya has a natural curiosity and skillful perception that has helped me to find clarity in confusion and momentum where I was feeling stuck. I’m grateful for her intuitive guidance, it has been instrumental in helping me discover my best self.
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
Barbara has always felt a pull to help people; to facilitate awareness and growth. In 2018,at 65 years of age, she fulfilled a long-held dream by completing her college degree in Counseling. At the same time, she completed her certifications as a Master Enneagram practitioner and Whole Person Life Coach. Barbara believes that every person has a purpose and it is her passion and joy to assist people on their journey of discovery!