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!!
Jonathan Crews, MBA, and Certified Professional Coach, CPC, has had a life-long career in guiding people in their personal and professional growth. He has expertise and a strong knowledge base in the practical application of eastern philosophy, including Vedic Astrology, as well as many techniques and processes for physical, psychological and spiritual transformation found in the West. For the last 40 years, he has traveled internationally, teaching mindfulness and yoga as well as running a consulting business. He offers life guidance and coaching packages for people from all walks of life at varying rates. To contact Jonathan, call 505-982-1144.
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.
Fausta Luchini, M.A., WPCC, is a holistic life coach, a catalyst, and a visionary. She loves to coach people who are ready to build a life that lets them shine. She has been described as a wise elder, bringing the insight and wisdom gathered from a lifetime of working with people to her role of coach.
A native of Kentucky, Fausta earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 1993 and spent over 20 years as a therapist. Fifteen years in Community Mental Health, both in urban and rural settings, gave her a wide range of experience with diverse cultures. Offering individual and group therapy to adults, many of whom were survivors of childhood trauma, she learned ways to help her clients work through the lingering impact of that trauma on their lives – and they helped form her understanding of the pathways to healing. She continues to be grateful for those experiences and awed at the strength and resilience of her clients.
This rich experience – from Community Mental Health to private practice to Training Coordinator – has led her work to this space. As a life coach, she is committed to working with the helpers – the social workers, advocates, attorneys, first responders, teachers and parents who engage directly with survivors of trauma. If you wake up at 2 a.m. worrying about your clients, think about your students over the weekend, if you feel like you’re losing yourself in their suffering, Fausta helps you reconnect with yourself and find the tools you need to sustain that connection. She creates a space for you to explore how to develop a life that supports the work you do, how to build a life that lets you shine.
Fausta lives in Savannah, Ga, in a multi-generational household, where she enjoys the warm weather and being close to the ocean. When she’s not coaching, or blogging about it, Fausta enjoys playing with her grandchildren, exploring new restaurants with her daughter, traveling with her life partner, Dennis, and walking on the beach by herself.
I’m a life and business coach in Portland, Oregon. I help entrepreneurs and leaders all over the world get clear about who they are and what they want so that they can take courageous steps forward. Need some clarity? Hit me up.
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.
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.
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.
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.