Alexis works with parents and girls going off to college. She teaches how to identify and protect against harmful relationships, practice healthy decision making, and how to ask for help. She teaches self defense classes based in Krav Maga and offers a three-month long college prep course for girls titled 21 Strategies for Thriving at College.
Alexis helps women meet their own needs, achieve the careers they want, and choose relationships that support, respect and inspire them. She teaches assertive communication, intuition sensitivity so that you can check in with what you want, and practice safety planning.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Portland State and is a certified life coach. She received over 250 hours of training while volunteering for The Portland Women’s Crisis Line and the Portland Police Bureau’s GirlStrength program, a holistic approach to self defense and violence prevention classes for girls 10-17 yrs.
Change is not easy and we all have times we need support to help us navigate through it . As former career Naval Officer who then spent 15 plus years helping large organizations transform, I have seen and experienced a variety of changes both big and small . At the end of the day all change is personal, I realize my passion is helping individuals find their inner resources and personal path. If a surprise change has come knocking or you want to plan you next transformation let me help navigate.
Greetings! For over fifteen years, I have supported individuals and organizations through various forms of change and transformation. I have worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies to help them identify their future state and supported them through this shift as a system. Throughout this process, I’ve partnered with many leaders to as they re-define their vision and serve as impactful positive role models.
I specialize in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching. I also support people who want to be phenomenal leaders in their respective worlds (home, life, work) and empower you to show up at your best.
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!
Anna’s personal mission statement is to “facilitate growth so that personal power is restored”. She has followed that mantra throughout her professional career, from counseling and advocating for survivors of trauma in domestic violence and sexual assault centers to working with c-suite executives in Fortune 500 organizations. She has been a whitewater rafting and dogsledding guide and a wilderness therapy counselor. She has helped start non-profits, designed retreats and workshops for professionals, and coached teens and adults alike around the world. She uses her background in trauma, her Master’s in the Psychology of Leadership, and her Whole Person coaching training to help facilitate growth by using a client-centered approach. She believes that true learning comes only when people make their own connections. Anna specializes in coaching aimed at restoring personal power and moving forward after trauma. She also offers professional coaching/consulting packages aimed at helping leaders move forward in their professional careers.
Audrea J. Sullivan, MA, CPC is a transformational coach, mindfulness mentor, change-maker, & believer in the power of yoga & movement as a way to deepen one’s connection with who they are.
Facilitator of well-being, weight-loss, & wellness sessions for women who are ready to live boldly in healthy bodies.
Published author & poet.
Believer in love & respect and the power of being present— using creative expression to enhance the experience of being alive.
Whole Person Coaching Program- Coach Training World (Accredited by the International Coach Federation- ICF)
Master of Arts- Counseling/Applied Psychology
Bachelor of Arts- Psychology
Transformational coaching for weight-loss, well-being, wellness, mindfulness, meditation, self-care, stress-reduction, & self-actualization.
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.
Release the Old- Rewire your Mindset- Renew your Life
Some training in Whole Person Coaching. *Specializing in Women and Midlife Issues, Building Resilience, Moving from Stuck to Success, and Results-Oriented.
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy *Specialization in Eating Disorders, Addiction, Depression, and Anxiety.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.