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Professional Life Coach, Author
Life Coach, Author, Business Owner
Company's Major Products and Services
My specialty is coaching men and women at midlife, particularly those living with chronic health conditions and family caregivers who are "sandwiched" between their families and their aging parents.
My Areas of Expertise
My first career as a teacher covered 15 years. My second career as a consultant, author, speaker and psychotherapist (LMFT), working with several physicians within a Medical Family Practice, spanned 30 years. I began training for my third career as a Life Coach in the Spring of 1997 and completed this training in 1999. I'm also a free lance writer. My second business is Sirona Jewelry™, an Internet jewelry boutique where I design distinctive artisan jewelry.
Reading; Writing, fiction and non-fiction; Formula One, McLaren Mercedes; Jazz piano; Nature; Loves cats and horses; The Boston Red Sox
ARAJD (Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design); Ezine expert author; SelfGrowth.com Expert life coach
What are you passionate about?
I'm a disabled woman who is passionate about life and all it has to offer. I have been in the helping professions all my adult life, with the exception of Sirona Jewelry™, a hobby which I turned into an Internet business. Before I became seriously ill in 1999, I was training for my third career as a professional life coach. I completed my training and began working with men and women at mid-life. It's terrific work and I enjoy it!
What makes you a valuable networking contact?
I like to help and make connections with and for others. It's always fun and rewarding. It wouldn't be honest to say I have hundreds of contacts because I don't. However, I have some excellent contacts, so for some people this means terrific connections.
How did you become involved in your current position? If you’re an entrepreneur, what inspired you to start your own company?
In January of 1999, I became ill with an autoimmune disease in the arthritis family. Because this was so debilitating I was no longer able to work. I loved my work as a psychotherapist, my life and training for my third career. However, when I became ill, it all came to an end.
Because I was totally overwhelmed, I decided to do two things to help myself. I wrote every day and I hired a Life Coach. Writing helped me to deal with my emotions and anger. While my coach understood my feelings, she helped me to focus on the changes and challenges that threatened to overwhelm me. We worked in a partnership that helped me to regain my self-confidence and my ability to meet goals.
Offering (Products, services, expertise, etc. you or your company can offer others)
Life coaching at mid-life for both men and women. I have written a series of articles and booklets which are available on my website.
Sirona Jewelry™ offers distinctive artisan jewelry for yourself or someone special.
Seeking (Products, services, expertise, etc. you or your company are looking for)
Targeted promotion of my coaching niche and Sirona Jewelry™. Since both businesses are Internet based, geographical outreach is not an issue. Coaching is done via telephone.
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