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.
Additionally: I’m especially passionate about helping those who have felt dis-empowerment at some point in their lives to reclaim their power and who they are in the world. As an Asian-American woman, I have deep familiarity with the experiences of some disenfranchised populations in the United States. My doctoral research focused on how one transforms from a state of dis-empowerment relative to the social environment to a stance of power and ownership of self in the world. This integrated the fields of Transformative Learning and Somatics as a methodology to support positive change.
Specialties: Organizational Change and Transformation, Organizational Consulting, Leadership Development, Adult Learning, Human Development, liberatory practices.
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!
I am a lawyer and global nomad who recently turned into a life coach and writer. Rediscovering my passions to connect with people and be creative was one of the greatest gifts of my adult life. Having experienced for myself how life coaching can pull you up from the dark places we all sometimes fall into and bring you back to the light, I want to help others have the same experience.
I believe that every person has the potential to do incredible things. What often gets in our way is fear and self-doubt. Sometimes, the doubt is so strong that we cannot see a clear path. I want to help you get back on track and let love and courage be your guides.
Originally from Germany, I have lived in several countries and know how it feels to give up one home for another. I have felt like an outsider at home and abroad and have learned to create my own culture from my experiences. Expat life can be a challenge and a gift. If you are moving abroad or back home and would like some support on this journey, I would be more than happy to help.
I am looking forward to working with you on your very own unique journey!
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.
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.
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 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.
My name is Carrie Akre and I am a Creativity Coach and Music Mentor!
I know what it’s like to step out there into the unknown. Knowing you have a dream of something you’d like to try but you’re afraid. Having never done it before, who am I to even try? Can I do this? Knowing you just have to jump and you may feel alone. Story of my life.
I’ve had the gift of getting to live as my full creative self, completely immersed in music, being authentic. I wouldn’t change a thing. But I also know what it took to keep putting myself out there. To continually face fears. Fears of getting up on stage in front of people ( I still get nervous), fears of looking out of place, awkward and fear of rejection on a small to large scale. Scary!!
It takes courage my friends, courage all the time! and you know what else? Some support!!
That ‘s right! Support. We all need it at times. This why I am here. I’d like to provide you with all the support my experience can bring. You name it, I’ve probably lived it! It’s my dream to share what I know with others and be of help!
It’s time to wake up…to be the real you!
I teach song-writing, journaling, vocal training, live performance skills, recording preparation, self-trust workshops, mediation retreats and I provide tools for facing fear, finding your creative side, taking a chance on something you’ve always wanted to try but just never found the time or were too afraid!
I work either one on one or via workshops.
I know what it means to ride through change, go through major life changes, live with fear and I know how it can hold you back. I know what it feels like to be your authentic creative self. You deserve to be your complete self!
If you need help, I’m here.