Who would you be if you were truly yourself in the world? What would you say? Do? Be? Would you stay in the same job? Marriage/relationship? Have the same friends? Live in the same city? Keep up with an exhausting physical regimen, let it all hang out, or land somewhere in the middle?
There is no right or wrong. There is only YOU.
There are so many reasons NOT to be ourselves in the world – fear that friends won’t understand or approve, fear that we won’t make enough money doing what we really love, fear that our children will suffer if we leave a marriage that is making us desperately unhappy.
I get it. I lived with this fear for so very long. Until I finally got sick of feeling so bad. Slowly, I started to take steps to free myself from all the things I thought I needed to do, say, or be. Some of the changes were painful and required a renegotiation or ending of relationships. Others went completely unnoticed.
I kept moving.
And slowly I discovered that the world actually kind of wants us to be ourselves, after all. Peace comes when we land where we are.
Since I’ve started giving the middle finger to expectations and ideas in my head, I have actually been happier and more joyful. Things have fallen into place in ways I never could have imagined.
I’d like the same for you and every one of our fellow human beings, which is why I started coaching other people.
It’s not an easy process, but it is possible. Let’s talk.
I get it. Which is why I never, ever pressure anyone into coaching.
I’ve been a client. It’s not fun to feel like a “free” consultation is actually just a giant sales pitch in disguise. Which is why I don’t do that. My belief is that the people who need me will find me, and I only work with people I believe I can help.
But I leave the decision up to you. Because you are a grown up, after all.
If you’re struggling with making the investment in coaching, let’s talk. At the very least, you’ll get some more information about coaching and 30 minutes of free listening and advice. If this is the right time, great. If not, maybe it will be in the future.
You’ll know when it’s the right time because you will feel called to do it despite what your brain is telling you about the time and the money.
It really can be that simple.
"Many people listen, but few really HEAR. Gail does both. To people who don’t think they can invest in coaching: I know how hard it is to put yourself first, especially when there's a financial cost of doing so. But, there's also a cost of NOT doing so. If you're feeling lost, anxious, weary, or afraid, invest in coaching with Gail. The return on your investment will be more than you can imagine."
"I was pretty stuck when I first started working with Gail. If you really want to make a change and/or feel like something needs to give, it's worth the investment. Life is short. Gail is super non-judgmental—you can tell her anything. She helps you get to the heart of what is going on. She's not going to waste your time or hers."
"I called Gail when I felt truly stuck -- with work, my family life, my own sense of self. Gail's true gift is to ask questions and listen to your story in a way that makes you feel loved. After our coaching sessions, when the pain, angst, and worry hit, I knew from my time with Gail that I had the answers. Call her. Reach out. It's the best thing you can do."
“Gail gave me confidence to move forward and the tools to cope with self-doubt. She helps people really get to the heart of the matter, discover their passions, and clear out the cobwebs to move forward. I was able to let go of what was holding me back. The risks are scary, but Gail helped me see them as manageable instead of allowing them to be obstacles.”
"When I first heard of life coaching several years ago, I thought it was absurd new age BS. But once I saw all the areas of my life that coaching with Gail strengthens, I don’t think twice about the investment - it's less than the monthly cost I was already spending on trying unsuccessfully to deal with things (anxiety, addictions, insecurity, etc.). I now see coaching with Gail as a wise preventative measure for my overall well-being."
"Gail allowed me to be myself. She helps people identify and overcome the limitations that keep them from living the life they want to live. She taught me to be more honest with myself and to do the things that make me feel alive."
"After my time with Gail, I felt empowered to really take a look at myself. I was no longer timid to get into the tougher stuff, or push it back with my “positive thinking”. I enjoyed the thoughtfulness that Gail puts into her questions. Her coaching is a guided tour to help you move toward what you desire."
"Every time I talk to Gail, she sheds light on something I did not see. I had my first session with Gail during a time in my life when I was re-prioritizing. The main thing I got from our time together was having someone gently guide me in the right direction. She told me to be brave, but also gave practical advice on how to make things happen."
"Working with Gail left me feeling supported, validated, and balanced. I felt emotionally unburdened and clear after speaking with her. The way in which she helped me share my emotions and thoughts while helping me create an action plan was so appreciated! I was shocked with how Gail processed all that I was saying and seemed to be thinking and responding three steps ahead of me.”
You’re tired of the same old, same old in your life, but haven’t been able to switch channels.
You’re willing to sit with shame and other difficult feelings so they aren’t running the show anymore.
You believe that love is more powerful than fear but aren’t quite sure what the heck to do with that belief on a random Tuesday.
You’re hell-bent on self-flagellation and believing that there is some “better” version of yourself that you could become if you weren’t such a loser.
You aren’t willing to get a little uncomfortable and tell the truth. (No shame in this, it’s just not my game.)
You are already living a joyful life in which you’re able to let feelings and emotions pass through you without controlling your every move. (If this is the case, what are your rates and can we talk next Monday?)
My Six-Month “We’ve Got This!” Signature Coaching Package. Includes 12 – 50-minute coaching sessions via phone, weekly homework, and unlimited email support between sessions. Designed to help you develop a new, less painful and exhausting way of being in your life.
My 50-minute Straight-to-the-Point Coaching Session is available if you are unsure of long-term coaching or in need of one-time advice and support. Also available to former clients for a check-in. You’ll receive a greater understanding of yourself, your blocks, and practical ideas for moving forward.
E-course (Coming Soon!). Includes six weekly lessons guide you into understanding how to transform an area of your life where you are feeling stuck. Weekly homework lessons help you practice what you are learning and see progress. Structured to allow you to work at your own pace.