We all need Love, Gratitude, and Happiness. It’s a challenge to own and share these, as well as what makes us unique. We need to build our Confidence, Connection, and Comfort. I help clients to develop and own these skills.
I work with clients to give them the tools they need to have enjoyable and fulfilling Social, Professional, and Romantic Relationships. We’re more capable than we give ourselves credit for. We just need some Guidance, Encouragement, and Support.
That’s where I come in. As a Life Coach, I’m trained to be the listener clients’ need. Beyond that, I have a B.S. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Health. I focus on relationships and their impact on us and our stress levels.
Together we will master Confidence, Connection, and Comfort so we can be in control of our Love, Gratitude, and Happiness, and make the most of our Social, Professional, and Romantic Relationships.
I have a number of free resources on my site, JustinCassens.com, and I offer a Free Exploratory Session to show how I can help and answer any questions you might have. I look forward to helping you make the life changes you need to put Love, Gratitude, and Happiness in your life.
Take care and be kind.
Are you struggling to carve out time to spend together?
Is communication difficult?
Are you and your partner on different pages when it comes to finances or children?
Relationships, no matter how strong, have their share of challenges. And that’s not a bad thing. Often times we just need some new tools and techniques to navigate through them.
Inside our workshops and private coaching sessions you’ll find:
New listening and communication skills will help initiate more constructive conversations.
Learning each others values around money and finances will help you discover why you make your financial decisions
We have been married 28 years saying “I do” at 19 and having twin boys at 21. There were times that we worked opposite shifts to support our family, often only seeing each other in passing. Communication was almost non-existent.
We faced major moves, leaving family and friends to take a job. The job wasn’t quite as advertised causing Bob serious health issues and putting major strain on our finances.
By this time our relationship was in shambles. A short separation forced us to take a hard look at our marriage. We agreed our relationship was important to us so we tried again.
Things have not been perfect.
Bob worked 2 hours away from home for over a year. It meant Holly was left to parent alone the majority of the time.
Holly lost her job just a few months after being offered a promotion. We ended up losing our home because of it.
We have struggled, fought, and thought it was all over. We pushed through the obstacles and have come out the other side stronger.
We want to help you! Offering you the tools you need and kind of support that let¹s you figure things out for yourself. We believe in the possibility of real & lasting love for anyone who strives for it. Let’s work together to help you create your Miracle Marriage.
After 30 years of outstanding customer service, I have taken my people skills and am now a certified spiritual life coach.
Having walked through a nasty divorce that involved custody battle as well as addiction I have found spiritual principles to live by. Today I have a passion to assist and be a witness to a person’s spiritual growth.
As a spiritual life coach I get to witness a client becoming crystal clear on who and which forms of spirituality they connect to. It’s a pleasure to observe the client go from stress, fear and pain to positive thinking and awareness all is good inside of them. It’s me deepest passion to connect to the human spirt with authenticity and inspiration.
Emily is an ICF-credentialed coach who started her practice in 2015 with a focus on financial literacy and wellness with women and partnered couples. She has been featured in multiple publications and works privately with individuals and couples on a referral basis for financial coaching. More information about financial coaching can be found at emilyshutt.com.
Emily’s focus as a coach shifted in 2017 after the sudden passing of her youngest brother, Thomas. As she began to navigate life after loss, she soon recognized the glaring need for a refreshed approach to spirituality and healthy grief expression in the modern age.
Umoya Institute was publicly launched in 2019 from a calling to reconnect people in reliable, meaningful ways with their departed loved ones. Our loved ones are always reaching out to us, and we only need to learn to listen and receive their messages. We can learn to access this dialogue anytime, anywhere, and feel deeply connected to our loved ones who’ve transitioned.
At Umoya, we seek to heal the divide between the physical and eternal world, in a way that’s practical and accessible for people with “normal” lives. Often it seems like you have to choose between being either “fully woo-woo”, with crystals in your pocket and a medium on speed dial if you want to connect with your loved one, or a staunch “non-believer” who is afraid that if you even entertain the idea that your loved one might live on after death, people will either think you’re nuts, or you’ll end up feeling disappointed or betrayed if you try to connect.
It’s possible to have a meaningful connection with your departed loved ones, without always relying on an intermediary like a medium or past-life regression therapist, even if you’ve always believed you “just don’t have that ability” that others do. You can connect in dreams. You can learn to recognize signs. You can learn to have a dialogue in waking life, and hear your loved one’s voice again. You can learn to feel them with you, supporting you. You can learn to quiet your mind and let your intuition guide you to the messages your loved ones want you to hear. You can learn to live a meaningful, authentic life that honors your loved one’s memory.
Emily draws on personal experience with grief and spiritual development, her training in Past Life Regression (PLR) and Life Between Life Regression (LBL), Reiki Master attunement, MBSR training and coach training (holding the ACC credential with the ICF and WPCC certification with CTW) to support clients in developing a tailored approach to navigating life after loss and rebuilding spiritual connection in an authentic way.
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/
Ten years ago,
I was a lawyer with my own practice. I had everything going for me: professional goals accomplished, happily married to the man I love, leading a balanced life with healthy food, sports, vacations, you name it.
My Cartesian mind was telling me that everything was under control, that I had ticked all the boxes and that it would be foolish to change a thing.
Then, life hit me.
At age 38, my body was attacked aggressively by an autoimmune disease. The symptoms were so severe that I could not go to work. Even worse, I could not do even the simplest tasks due to fatigue – making a cup of tea could take all my morning energy from me. I was incapacitated… Treatment was not working the way it should, and I almost lost hope that my body would ever restore to health. I was at my wits end. I was desperate…
All I could do, confined in my house, was think:
“Why did I have all these health problems? Why did I worry about everything that might (or might not) happen to a point that my body crushed? Why had I not realised that I had always been stressed, tired, and anxious? If everything was under control, why did I feel lost and overwhelmed by my emotions?”
“Why me? All I ever wanted was to reap the fruit of my hard work and be able to enjoy my happiness and my success. All I ever wanted was inner peace. After all, I had accomplished every goal I had set for myself. I had done everything I was expected to do.”
Tired morally and physically, I heard a quiet, calm but assertive voice that said:
I was surprised by the certainty of that voice, but I was willing to try anything that would bring back my well-being. What I did not realise right away was that this voice had a wisdom of its own. It led me on a healing journey that started from something that I was relatively familiar with – yoga.
Attending local yoga classes relieved me of my stress and helped my body’s renewal. My yoga teacher and I soon became friends, and she recommended I try reflexology. One thing led to another and my reflexologist introduced me to a reputable energy healer.
I could understand the benefits (and the “science”) of yoga and reflexology, but I remained skeptical when it came to alternative healing methods. Nevertheless, out of curiosity and trust, I decided to meet with this energy healer. To my surprise and delight, her therapeutic channeling worked for me.
My healing begins.
During the session, I was deeply moved by the healer’s wisdom and capability to see above and beyond the surface. She reminded me of my innate sensitivity and said: “Stop running away from who you are, and you will get better. Follow the wisdom of your inner self, and you will forever remain healthy.”
After the session, I rediscovered my sensitivity, which I had had since my early childhood, and I could “see, hear and feel” again. At the beginning, it was overwhelming. It was as if I had been struck by lightning. The experience brought me back in touch with my inner wisdom and enhanced my capability to hear my inner voice. Thankfully, the energy healer taught me techniques to manage my energy sensitivity and trained me in putting it to good use, that is, she taught me how to do therapeutic channeling.
This “epiphany” that helped me rediscover my true gift and inner compass has led me to a series of changes thereafter. I practice being in tune with my inner voice at all times and I know that my inner wisdom is aligning me with the will of the universe. I started “bumping into” the right people, experiences and opportunities. One could say that all this was nothing more than “coincidence” but, in fact, it was synchronicity… That’s only part of the magic that happens when we ignore “distractions” and we start to turn within. Following my curiosity and inner voice, I discovered and trained in Reiki, Hypnotherapy, the Enneagram and Whole Person Coaching. I also taught myself to use divining rods so as to do energy evaluations of people and places, which helps me to better understand my clients’ energy needs before healing and balancing them.
A blessing in disguise.
It was only when I hit rock bottom, that I came to realise that there had always been two voices guiding me. One was the voice of my logic, the loud and demanding one that led me to the ultimate deterioration of my well-being. And the other one, that of my inner wisdom – a soft, quiet but powerful voice that always proves to be right; the one that has my best interest in mind;the one that is forever aligned with my life’s mission. A voice that has always been there, but that was ignored and sacrificed at the altar of social convention and family expectations. A voice that makes me feel whole when I listen to it. The voice of love, wisdom and inner peace.
I learnt that for me to hear that voice I had to quieten all the mind chattering, to make time for silence and just listen. Since I had never taken the time to stop and listen to my body and get in touch with my emotions, my body fell ill and forced me to sit tight and listen to its wisdom.
Reborn with a mission.
Since then, I have been healthy and medicine free, I have more love to give myself and others, and the relationships in my life have become better than ever. After years of training and experimenting with my gifts, I have created my own method of well-being, i-Ki Coaching, and I’m blessed to work with people from all over the world. I write books, and I travel the world for talks, workshops, trainings, presentations and sessions.
My mission is to help you to discover, trust and listen to your own inner, innate wisdom and be guided from within. With this skill, you will learn to become more accepting, compassionate and loving towards yourself and others, you will form and sustain healthy, fulfilling and happy relationships; and ultimately, you will find and use your true gifts to fulfil your life’s mission with clarity and equanimity.
I coach in three areas – right partner, right livelihood, and Parent as Life Coach (coaching you to coach your kid(s) to approach life with a resilient and creative-problem-solving mindset).
Clarity of intention, creativity, courage, and resilience are all learnable skills that put your dream within reach.
Our coaching time will be strength-based, future-focused, and collaborative. You will explore creative processes that uncover the next step on your journey, experience inner shifts that inspire heart-centered action, eliminate blocks to taking action, and put accountability in place to get results.
I am a CPC, Certified Professional Coach, trained in Whole Person Life Coaching through Baraka Institute – Coach Training World in 2015. At the heart of whole person coaching is respect for the client, and trust that he or she is whole, complete and resourceful.
My M.A. in Spiritual Psychology is a natural fit with whole-person coaching. My B.S. in Computer Science and my years designing and building computer systems trained me to be solution-focused and results-oriented. My work in Addiction Counseling strengthened my belief that the start of your life does not define the rest of your life. No matter what you’ve done or what you’ve been through, a future with purpose and meaning is yours to create.
I have decades of experience working with people who are undergoing major life changes – workers undergoing radical innovation in their daily work processes, families coping with a terminally ill family member, men preparing to leave prison, families in the adoption process, professionals undergoing corporate acquisition and downsizing. Being a partner on your journey, walking side-by-side as your life transforms, is a great privilege.
More About Me:
I have compassion and understanding for people facing obstacles in achieving their dreams. I’ve learned to turn the challenges on my journey to my advantage, and to use every experience as an opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve.
I find joy & growth, purpose & meaning through my coaching, marriage, parenting, creative pursuits, friends & family, and spiritual practice. I live a life I love while being true to who I am. I hold the vision for you to create that in your life as well.
I offer a free call to anyone who would like to contact me and reserve a time. We can have a conversation and see if we are a fit to work together.