Health & Wellness
Sherrie Frank, Program Director, Wings Seminars (https://www.wings-seminars.com)
Sherrie currently leads the Wings Seminars program as well as serving as its lead seminar facilitator. Since 2008 she has worked with individuals, groups and teams helping them to excel in both their personal and professional lives. She facilitates spiritual travel adventures to Bali each year where she offers individual coaching and opportunities for spiritual development.
She is a certified master practitioner, trainer and coach of neuro-linguistic programming, or NLP, a communication approach, and has more than 9,500 hours of facilitation and training. Sherrie has had a long affiliation with Wings, serving as a facilitator since 2008.
A native Oregonian, Sherrie lives in Corvallis with her husband, Michael Frank. She has three grown children and four beautiful and brilliant grandchildren. She is curious by nature and loves people, travel, learning and being fully engaged in life.
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.
As a child, I saw, heard and sensed things that others did not. Up to the moment when a traumatic experience in my adolescence along with family expectations “conditioned” me so that I could “fit into the mold”. Always “top of my class”, to keep the family tradition going, my main goal became to “succeed” in life: I became an English teacher and then a lawyer. The goal that had been set by my family and the ambition that I had imposed on myself in order to fit in were satisfied: I had a good thing going, working in prestigious law firms, and then starting my own private practice, in Athens, my hometown.
Everything started to change the day when, having lost my sight, I was operated on to have a brain tumor removed. It was just the beginning of my health problems. I was later diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that forced me to undergo heavy medical treatment and prevented me from living normally. And, right after that, a breast tumor and another operation…
Tired morally and physically, a “voice” pushes me towards Yoga. It was the timid start of a renewal. Yoga relieved me of my stress and, as a result, my health improved.
Even though I was still a “realist” and I remained skeptical as far as alternative methods of dealing with problems were concerned, I decided to try out some of them out of curiosity. And, what do you know, they worked (for me)! My energy therapist was not subtle when she reminded me of my innate sensitivity that only needed to flourish and express itself for my health to improve. It suddenly all came back to me. I could “see, hear and feel” again. I was overwhelmed. It was as if I had been struck by lightning. Thankfully, she taught me how to switch it on and off and trained me in therapeutic Channelling.
I then discovered Reiki through Evdokia, a Reiki Master, who will forever remain in my heart and who I could never thank enough for everything she has taught me. I learned a lot more than just practice Reiki with her.
One thing led to another and I trained in other methods, such as Hypnosis and the Enneagram.
I experimented with Divining rods and learned how to use them to check and equilibrate people’s and places’ energies.
I shyly began practicing on friends, then friends of friends, then people who had heard of me through acquaintances and, without being able to pinpoint the exact point in time, I found myself practicing these methods as my profession but in reality I found my vocation!
Nevertheless, I felt that something was still missing. What was missing was a method, which would help the people I accompany believe in themselves and in their ability to overcome whatever life threw at them, a method which would give them instant access to their inner wisdom, knowledge and resources. That is the reason why I turned to Whole Person Coaching®, which does exactly that: it sees people as whole and perfectly capable of dealing with life. Using active listening, powerful questioning and insight sharing, it leads people to self-discovery and it gives them an amazing tool they can use on their own in any situation at any point and in their lives.
I believe in people. I believe in their goodness, in their inner wisdom, in their ability to live life fully staying true to themselves. It is by accompanying people towards well-being and inner peace that I found who I am and what my purpose in life is. At long last, I am living my truth, guided by my inner wisdom. I am finally at peace.
If you find the journey to self-discovery and a fulfilling life tempting, I will be happy to accompany you along the way.
Your doubts and fears are holding you back from producing your artistic dream. Your audience awaits, and you are the one holding up the show. You are frustrated that your signature project still sits on the back burner, that you can’t seem to take those first steps to realizing it or can’t seem to sustain the momentum. You dance between that longing for your creativity to be seen, celebrated and cherished by others, and undermining yourself with doubt that you could be successful.
Your dreams want to be exercised and shared. The world is missing out on your gifts, because of these nagging thoughts and the indecision that they bring. You keep putting it off coming up with a million excuses: You don’t have the time. You don’t have the energy, the money or the support. You fear that if you start this project and fail that that would be worse than not starting it at all.
Don’t keep your audience waiting. It is time to give your project wings.
Let me help you bring that artistic dream to life. The world is waiting for your input. Take the first step by setting up an introductory coaching session to start living your dream.
Let me support you in making a plan to bring your project to life.
When I’m not coaching, I love to share the latest research about self-confidence building skills cabaret shows. Over the past two years I have created, performed in and produced 6 cabaret shows. I am currently writing a one-person play about a journey to confidence and living my own brilliance. It includes my struggles with valuing myself, binge watching Netflix, cookie addictions, avoidance shopping, accepting my emotions, believing I am worthy of my dreams and finding the courage and resources to follow them.
I also teach Zumba Fitness, give Portland Walking Tours and dance the Blues, Swing and Argentine Tango. I graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and minors in French and Gender Studies. I’ve worked for Adoption NW and NW Surrogacy law firms, Portland Women’s Crisis Line and a preschool for families with children at risk for abuse. I received training at Coach Training World in Portland, OR. I help struggling artists to take action steps to bring their creative projects to life. By building confidence in being their authentic self, they create a satisfying and financially sustainable career.
What are your creative dreams? I’d love to hear from you.
Life Coaching with Energy Psychology is a quality, research-based model of coaching that supports you in exploring and changing a wide range of issues. These include life direction clarity, stress reduction, mood regulation, and trauma healing. Clients report benefits in relationships, greater individuation-i.e. perspective through life’s challenges-as well as overall satisfaction.
Life Coaching with Energy Psychology strives for body-mind integration through mindfulness theory and discussion, and via modern Eastern trends.
It may include a chakra analysis of your subtle energy field, and/or astrological computations. Combined with the most current psychotherapeutic and neuroscience findings, the result is self-awareness, leading to more positive and healthy life choices.
For Carl Jung, (the energy of) yoga represented a rich storehouse of inner experience and of the individuation process in particular.
~ Sonu Shamdasani
I am a certified professional coach, with a master’s degree in psychotherapy. I specialize in life guidance, trauma repair and relational issues, and have been in private practice in the field of energy psychology since 1997. I have had extensive training in holistic coaching, as well as subtle anatomy therapy. My early career traces back to arts administration in New York City.
My accreditation includes the Coach Training World in Portland, OR, Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM, Pratt Institute in NY, and Dawson College in Canada. I study in several Yoga/Tai Chi – Qigong lineages, and volunteer for an international NGO charity organization. You can reach me at: (505) 992-2689 or email@example.com.
I’m driven to align trailblazers with their natural power and grace to go bigger. It thrills me to support people to succeed from where they are, with the amazingness of who they are, having a big ole ripple effect on the world. Not only do I help people to get out of their own way to thrive but really get behind themselves to make their life or business rock. My wide coaching passions encompass working with individuals and groups as a life and solo-entrepreneur coach as well as those touched by the challenge of cancer. I’ve been a working as a Professional Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) for 7 years, originally trained & certified through Coach Training World and deepening my training by becoming a Certified Cancer Journey Coach in 2014 through the Cancer Journey’s Panic to Powerful program.
Illness, death, and struggle have been lifelong transformational teachers for me. On top of personal chronic health challenges, a number of dear friends and close family have been impacted by cancer in a very short period of time in my life. Even with my own great tools as a Hospice volunteer and seasoned coach, I was challenged in a whole new way in the face of this bigness. With what seems like overwhelming challenges, by utilizing the gift of skilled support, I’ve experienced powerful personal transformation and witnessed the same in my clients. I’ve learned firsthand what it means to truly decide to be there for oneself. As a result, I want this level of transformation for every single person that reaches out to be coached by me whether they are a cancer survivor asking what now, an entrepreneur, or seeking support at a transition point in life.
Never too far from nature, telemark skiing, and amazing community, I live between two snow-capped peaks in the abundant Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. I work with clients one-on-one and partner with several organizations to offer regional and national group coaching support. Whether driven by passion or necessity, it’s an honor to support trailblazers to thrive and face the big stuff with grace. Life is too precious to not live like you mean it.
Achieving balance in your overall well-being is critical to achieving success in any area of life. I work with clients to assess their lives holistically and determine what areas feel off balance, what areas they want to achieve new goals in, and where they feel stuck. As an 18-year survivor of working in the corporate world, I’m someone who has experienced similar challenges as my clients (long work weeks, no life balance, burnout, sleep deprivation, poor health, obesity), and deliver a safe and comfortable coaching environment created from empathy, understanding, kindness, and compassion. And as someone who’s achieved my own incredible goals in life, I also help inspire, cheerlead, and motivate my clients to reach their own goals, while providing the tools and accountability to ensure they stay on track.
Life Coach for Widows!
I am a native to Oregon. I grew up near The Gorge and moved to Salem in 2011. I have two amazing adult children, of my own, four more amazing children, from a blended family life, and four grandchildren. All my “babies” mean the world to me! And though there is some mileage between some of us, we all make a point to be active in each other’s lives.
My life partner, Dan, and I, love cooking and eating delicious healthy whole foods. We also really enjoy the Virgin Islands, anything tropical, the great outdoors, and trying new restaurants. We live on 40 country acres, and absolutely love the freedom of country lifestyle! We have two dogs, a cat, and some chickens. #farmlife. =) The dogs and I enjoy daily walks on the property, and I also have a passion for yoga, meditation, and anything “good for the soul.” Never in my lifetime would I have ever believed that I could find my way back to the good life, and one that is even better…..
So lets back up a little. In 2010 I was married. My husband and I had a lovely home, we both had good corporate jobs, we had a blended family, and just had our first grandchild. Life was good, and we had our whole life in order and our future planned out. We were planning what most people plan, to retire, maybe travel a little, and get old together. Everything was on target for the dream life I had always wanted, until suddenly my husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and life, as we knew it, came to a hard stop. Over several months, as he was going through treatments, surgeries, etc, I was making sure all the financials and home business was taken care of, but I often asked myself, “when this is said and done, am I going to be ok?” I was so scared of my unseen future. Months later my husband passed away and I found myself looking at the rest of my life. Who was I going to be now? What defined me now? I had my entire life ahead of me, and all my original plans had died when my husband did. I had no idea where I was headed!
During this experience, and over the next few years, I discovered an incredible strength inside me. I also learned I was completely out of control, and had to learn to quiet my mind sit back, lean in, and just trust. I knew everything had happened for a reason, though I still didn’t quite know what that reason was. And somehow, through it all, everything also worked out in absolute perfect timing. I learned to meditate, and got deep into yoga, and spent a lot of quiet time with God. I learned to slow down and pay attention to my spirit and my needs.
Fast forward to 2018. I moved to Salem in 2011. I also started a new job and found a cute little house for me and the pups. But, with all these new beginnings, I also said good bye to my hometown, my house, and my long standing career. After moving to Salem, I started volunteering, then soon became a full time employee, of a local hospice agency. Hospice was a great place for me to receive grief support and to share my story, and experience, with other families, going through similar struggles I had already gone through. I would often hear spouses, and adult children, asking, “when they are gone, am I going to be ok?” It was comforting being able to tell them they would be ok, and though the pain of the loss doesn’t ever go away, life keeps going and can certainly be great again.
My life experience, and my time at hospice, is what brought me to the coaching world. I realized, through my time at the hospice agency, that I was ready to focus on life and living, rather than grief, and death, and dying. I discovered a passion for helping women move forward with “the rest of their life” after the loss of a spouse.
One thing I’ve learned for sure, is we only have one life and it can be taken from us at any given moment. There is so much out there, to do, to see, and to be! There is so much life to live. So, after the dust has settled, and you are ready to be more than “just ok,” let me walk with you as you become the most fabulous, amazing, woman you were created to be! Let me walk beside you as you find your ground, and your amazing bad ass self, and step into the life you dream of, and absolutely deserve. YOLO baby! Lets do this!!
My name is Christa King and I’m the CEO and Founder of Fitlandia. We offer a 100% online fitness platform designed to help people end dieting for good and be able make a permanent lifestyle change. As a certified hypnotherapist, whole person coach, nutritional therapist, and group fitness instructor, I’ve engineered Fitlandia to focus on shifting from the mind out, while also getting access to nutritional webinars, a community forum, and a library of over 1,500 workouts for a truly holistic experience.
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