“Is This Really All There Is To My Life?!”
It happens to all of us. We watch our lives go by day after day, dealing with the same challenges over and over. And although we might make progress for a while, sooner or later we always seem to end up right where we started – nowhere near where we thought we would be at this point in our lives.
Something very deep in side us sometimes screams …
“I know I was created for more than THIS!”
This exact experience, happening to me, one-too-many times, is why I decided to go to coaching school. I wanted to finally make some LASTING changes in my life and I wanted to learn how to help others do it in their lives too.
Graduating from an intense, year-long coaching program (at which time, I rented out my house & moved back into my high school bedroom at my elderly father’s house for a year), and earning a rigorous certification through the International Coach Federation (ICF), was the perfect way for me to accomplish both of these goals.
Although, we never “arrive” at a specific destination in our life’s journey, I now know I have some foundational principles that God had placed in my life from the very beginning. All I needed was a different way to see my life. That’s what ALL of us need to get passed our own limiting beliefs.
Helpful Hints from Hollywood:
“You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.”
~ Glenda, The Good Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz
What is Coaching?
The International Coach Federation, the governing body to which Nancy is affiliated and accountable in her coaching practice, is “the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches” and “the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners”.
The ICF definition of coaching:
“Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
From Nancy’s Experience – The Impact of Coaching:
♥︎ Self-Acceptance & Non-Judgement.
♥︎ Alignment of DOING and BEING.
♥︎ Healthy Value of Self and Value of Others.
♥︎ Finally experience what you have always known would work.
♥︎ Eliminate the shame of failure. “Failure = Feedback“.
♥︎ Power of transformation by allowing pain & discomfort.
♥︎ “Perfect” means whole – not flawless.
♥︎ True forgiveness is possible, simple and freeing.
♥︎ Only you can change your life – – You’ve GOT This!
♥︎ Resentment can be released in an instant.
♥︎ Beliefs dictate thoughts. Thoughts dictate actions. Actions create a life.
Real Life Reflection
One of my clients granted permission to share her painting inspired by one of the coaching exercises we did together about her “Essence” (who she IS – not what she DOES).
Mindy Beal, you are a fabulous artist and a brave woman, facing your fear and going after the life you were created to live!
It is a genuine honor to be in the community of people who believe in you & how you are pursuing what God intended for you!
If Mindy’s work appeals to you, contact Nancy to request a one-of-a-kind painting from Mindy.
So Kind of You to Say So!
♥︎ “The six months we spent working together have changed me profoundly. I think back to how scattered and frail I was a year ago. I was anxious, defeated and powerless, but I didn’t even know it! I feel so much stronger now. You have given me tools I will use the rest of my life. Decisions are still hard, but I’m not paralyzed by them anymore. I can’t even express the weight that has been lifted now that I know I have the power and freedom to make a different choice. I am not a victim. There is freedom in responsibility. I always have the power to choose how I respond. Thank you for laughing with me, crying with me, and inspiring me to be the woman God called me to be.”
~ Mindy B.
♥︎ “I began coaching sessions with Nancy during a time of significant personal and professional transition. She and I worked together for eighteen months. During this time, her wisdom, encouragement, and compassionate insight shaped me beyond measure and helped me to step into parenthood, a new ministry vocation, and a new city with connection, compassion, and courage. Nancy became much more than a coach. She is a true soul friend whose spirit continues impact my life.”
~ Pastor Nathan H.
♥︎ “My experience with Nancy’s coaching was exceptionally helpful. When all was over, I was surprised to find that several stubborn, negative life patterns had just disappeared. How could that be? But what a great feeling! Over the years, I’d spent much money on several therapists trying to accomplish this outcome. Yet, the destructive patterns continued, actually worsening with time. Nancy is not a therapist nor does she attempt to fix problems. However, by focusing on my God-given gifts, she somehow erased processes that were harming my life. My eyes open more each day to God’s abundance. Connecting with Him occurs easily now as He guides my life—something I had never known about before. Nancy’s coaching is decidedly worth the effort and money invested. I highly recommend it.”
~ Doris H.
♥︎ “Nancy has the unique ability to quickly connect, listen deeply and illuminate what lies beneath the surface. Her thoughtful questions and insights allow me to gain clarity and shift my perspective. She is committed to relating to me as someone who is fully capable of living my best life, and her confidence in my abilities provide me the courage to take on challenges. She is both lighthearted and deeply empathetic. Because of Nancy I am learning to live out of my true essence”
~ Jennie C.
♥︎ “Nancy is a gifted coach with a remarkable ability to ask questions you don’t know you have. She is kind, compassionate, thoughtful, insightful. She is energetic, honest and funny. I remember the moment when my world view shifted in a coaching session with Nancy. And then, she helped me find clarity in confusion and held me accountable for being my best.”
~ Caroline W.
♥︎ “Working with Nancy has helped me learn more about who I am, my true essence and the gifts I have to share with the world. She created a safe place, full of loving presence, where I could go deep within. I felt like she was right there with me, supporting me, every single step of the way!”
~ Julie S.
♥︎ “When I started working with Nancy, I had an agenda in my head of what I needed to do to move forward. From the beginning, she was able to think outside the box and launch me on a path that was actually more healthy, and kinder to myself that I had thought to be. She has a way of working deeply with you, yet is kind, insightful and able to push you forward in ways you may not expect. I have felt much healing in the deepest parts of my heart working with Nancy. I am truly grateful for the time we had together. It was an oasis in a turning point of my life where I felt lost and scared”
~ Kim B.
Nancy’s Training & Affiliation
Associate Certified Coach, 2015
Nancy’s Commitment to the ICF’s Ethical Pledge
As an ICF coach, I acknowledge and agree to honor my ethical and legal obligations to my coaching clients and sponsors, colleagues, and to the public at large. I pledge to comply with the ICF Code of Ethics and to practice these standards with those whom I coach, teach, mentor or supervise.
If I breach this Pledge of Ethics or any part of the ICF Code of Ethics, I agree that the ICF, in its sole discretion, may hold me accountable for so doing. I further agree that my accountability to the ICF for any breach may include sanctions, such as, loss of my ICF Membership and/or my ICF Credentials.
In my experience, working together to explore the limitless possibilities in our lives, often produces a lot of excitement & bravery.
Somehow these conversations seem to make the clouds roll away, make the angels sing, & make anything seem possible!
If you want to have a chat like that, I would love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have.
It’ll be just a chat between friends, sharing ideas and information. No pressure. No obligation.