Throughout my career as a therapist, I continued to attract working parents whose jobs, or beliefs about being a good parent cause them to feel stressed out, unhappy, disorganized, and really missing the things they love. They just didn't have time, they couldn't find time, and they were so overwhelmed with their daily life, it just wasn't working for them anymore.
I think that these folks were drawn to me, because I am a reformed "work-a-holic", lol, and when they worked with me, I often gave them ways to handle their children, and gave them practical suggestions to make life easier.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a therapist and working in the mental health field. At my core, I truly enjoy helping people to get to a place they want. I feel inspired by seeing others accomplish their goals, and it motivates me to keep after mine.
At the same time, I found that not everyone needs "treatment", and some just need encouragement, resources, a "cheerleader", and an objective point of view to reroute their current journey.
And with these folks, I got really excited and motivated.
So I thought, a better way to help working parents trying to do it all, and feeling they are failing at every turn, is to offer my knowledge, personal experience, skills, and abilities to those who wanted to get a grip on their lives.
And so, Balanced Life Coaching was born !
I gotta warn you, lol, I am a whole real live human being.
I get stressed out too!!!
I still see others "doing it" better than me, and succeeding in ways I haven't even attained!!! But you know what makes me different -- I am completely, and authentically me; my face tells my emotions, my heart is on my sleeve, and damnit if I don't work hard!! And who I am, besides work, definitely says that!!! For me, that was the goal -- being me regardless of where I work, what I accomplished, and what praises I was given. I am happy being just me, and I love what I do.
I am real ...... and real recognizes real!!! So if you were looking for a stuffy, authority, expert who knows they know it all, lol, you got the wrong person. I am just as curious about you, as you are about me!!
So do you want to see what an authentic, realistic, and "no frills" coaching looks like?
Give me a shot!
I offer a free consultation phone call (for a limited time), that you can tell whether or not you want to work with me. I'm fully invested in helping working parents get the life they want, but if you and I don't mesh well, than what's the point??
I hate salesy, pitchy, "you gotta work with me" kinds of talking. I'm much more of a "try it and see what happens".
So if you want to enjoy your life, instead of just getting through each day, why not give me a shot?
If you can give me a few minutes of your time (and I know that your time is valuable), I think you will know if I am a good fit for you.
Please contact me if you cannot find an answer to your question.
To put it plainly, you and I work on the problems that are increasing the stress you experienced, and the disorganized, or chaotic experience you have with your parenting and working. We don't focus on what happened before, but on what is happening now, and how that can be resolved.
There are some instances in which what we discuss is not confidential; but in general, I do not speak on what my coachee's discuss in session with anyone - my lips are sealed!
I always say "you spent a lot of time forming these habits, so it's gonna take some time to get rid of them". The length of time it takes to get results depends on 1) how complex the issue is, 2) your actions towards fixing it, and 3) the time you commit to our coaching sessions
If you found my website looking for mental health treatment, therapy, or counseling, I am sorry. The services I offer through Balanced Life Coaching are strictly for working parents wanting to get a grip on their life. The work I do here as a coach does not include mental health treatment, or diagnosing. If you feel you need more support than that, I will gladly help you find a therapist in your location to support and treat you. Balanced Life Coaching does not provide mental health treatment, therapy, or counseling.
Short answer - no; you do not have to pick a package, however, you may find the the supports, planning sessions, and coaching calls appealing. I mean, you do get a focused approach, and we build a real relationship that can support you and offer guidance and direction through the packages.
Individual, or Balanced Life Planning Sessions are geared towards more smaller, less intense issues, than can be addressed in one to two sessions. More sessions can be added as needed.
The Intensive package gives you more attention to a specific problem in a short amount of time.
The Targeted package allows you to hone in on an area that has been stressing you, and you are not finding solutions to.
Get advance notice on my free offerings, make requests for additional offerings, and get access to balanced life tips!!!