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 Coaching with Sue

Where are you in your life today?

You can answer that question literally in terms of space and time or a stage of life. Or, you might also answer it with an emotion. Some common emotions I hear from my clients Include confused, frustrated, uncertain, overwhelmed and stuck. Others have accomplished their current "goals" and are ready to move on to the next stage of their life.


You may have wanted to change something in your life in the past, but it hasn’t worked very well for you. If that’s your experience, coaching with me will change that outcome.


"In every session I discovered hidden aspects of myself, my past and belief systems that were unconsciously holding me back...Sue helped me realize how powerful I am and what was keeping me from moving forward..."


As As Your Coach I believe:
  • You are naturally creative, resourceful and whole

  • You have answers within you that you’ve either not accessed, or haven’t found yet. But they’re there, and I can help you find them.


Your Story

We all have messages from our lives that have subtly or not so subtly formed the story we tell ourselves. These often keep us from growing and shifting into our next selves. Seeing those messages in the graphic charts and process I use helps you become more conscious of the story you’re telling yourself and how these messages are playing out in your life. In this chart you might "SEE" some of your dissatisfaction areas hovering above your head on the Crossroads of Dissatisfaction. Those sinking ships are limiting beliefs that keep you from getting to the "Isle of Possibility" As your coach I help you navigate that frightening sea.




I know this….
  • You are seeking fulfillment, and are capable of attaining it. Really.

  • You want a life that fills your heart and soul. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.

  • You found me because something I’ve said resonates with you and we’ll co-actively work to SHIFT from the “old story” and messages to what you really want in your life.

  • I will “hold the space” for you to find out who you truly are because Dr. Seuss, the beloved children’s author, said what I believe to be true in his book Happy Birthday to You: “Today you are YOU! That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is YOU-ER than YOU.” [Emphasis is mine.]

I know what it takes to become who I really am

I am a Certified SHIFT-IT Visual Coach. I’ve trained directly with, and use The SHIFT-IT Graphic Coaching Process®, created and designed by Christina Merkley, as a starting point when I work with you. In addition to this work I've trained with Mary Morrisey and am certified as a Dreambuilder Coach. Currently I am completing my Creatively Fit Coaching Certification with Whitney Freya. All three of these women have influenced my coaching style and have provided me with more insights as to how I can support those I coach.


I’ve gone through my own transformations or shifts through my life journey. I once yearned for a home on the lake, to do work that gave me more satisfaction, more enjoyment, more flexibility and income. Today I have attained the lifelong dream of owning a lake home, left a full-time job working for someone else, and created my dream of working for myself as a graphic recorder and coach. And most recently I silenced the voice in my head that said "You couldn't possibly paint!" and have started painting. The canvas is a great tool for reflecting back things I need to learn in my life.


In other words, I know what it takes to do this work. I will hold the space for you to do it too.


Nearly 50% of the brain’s resources are tied to vision.

When we’re trying to SHIFT something in our lives, we’re also trying to learn. We’re trying to learn what may have stopped us in the past from being successful, and trying to learn how this time will be different.


When you have a visual record of your coaching sessions, it helps you remember and stay focused. The templates designed for The SHIFT -IT Process® have been tested and successfully used for over 10 years with 1000s of clients.


Dr. Howard Thurman, an influential American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader once said: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”


If you're ready for that, let's talk about how YOU can shine your light more brightly, come alive, or get unstuck. Use the contact form to let me know, and we'll see if we are a good match to make that happen.

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