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Hey ladies! I'm Angie.
I'm a positive, passionate and empathic listener. I remain fully present with my clients, no email distractions, no checking my phone. Your time is my time and that's all that matters in the moment.
Valuing and acknowledging my client's ideas, thoughts and fears surrounding their current life struggles is my first priority in understanding my client's future vision. It's essential to provide you with respect, integrity and empathy to flourish the foundation of our collaborative partnership. I am committed to providing a service of excellence, sustainability and growth that will empower you in attaining lasting personal fulfillment.
In my personal life, I've been given no other choice but to be resilient. Life has taught me that we need to rely on ourselves, reflect and be humble by appreciating the small things in life, that luckily cost nothing. When I say, "Rely on ourselves", it's about knowing your worth, knowing that you will survive by believing in yourself. Having the ability to understand that your worth is not dependent on someone else is the first step to learning self-love.
As an educator and social service provider for over 20 years, I dedicated my career in educating children, families and individuals in personal development, while building their confidence and strengthening their lives. I was an Early Childhood Educator for over 10 years, I eventually transitioned to supporting first time parents under the age of 21.
I encouraged them to visualize their future goals, develop action plans that increased their self-worth and esteem, while understanding the importance of personal development in all areas of their lives. When working with this population I taught most young adults about accountability. We worked on accepting that their way of life wasn't going to be the same and how to create a shift in their mindset by creating a positive outlook in navigating their future goals.
In years to come I became a Family Service Care Coordinator for a community-based program and worked closely with DCYF families. This was the position in my career where I found my true passion in helping individuals with creating life-long changes in their lives. I would see people at their lowest and highest points, not valuing themselves enough to believe they could live the life they always wanted and overcoming obstacles to better future.
In this role, I began to understand my power of inspiring others by believing in their dreams and goals more than they did themselves. I valued their voice and thoughts; I was the voice of support that sadly many of them never had experienced. I found myself being a person that provided my clients with rediscovering their inner strength in self-realization. It made me realize that we need to meet people "where they are" meaning how they currently see themselves in their life's journey. Goal setting around personal and career development, understanding their resilience and believing in their abilities to transform their lives is my reason for supporting women as a life coach. Most clients were able to manage their stress management, successful in their goals and had a better understanding of their life's purpose.
I became a Domestic Violence Advocate not too long after working as coordinator, this position led me to meet many women that lost their way in their life's journey and once again I was the hope they needed. I was the person that provided a non-judgmental voice of their choices, while being their support in getting them back on track to their personal transformation they longed for. Acknowledging and validating their needs during the most vulnerable time in their lives encouraged them to learn how to love themselves and build resilience in living a life of purpose and personal transformation.
Therapy VS LIFE COACHING
What is the difference? Is Life Coaching a good fit for you?
*Coaches seek to help you elevate performance in a specific area.
*Coaches focus on the present and future goals.
*International Coaching Federation defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
*Therapist are trained to treat mental illness or significant emotional and relational concerns.
*Therapists focus on healing from past trauma.
*Life Coaches can be Therapists as well, however, Therapists are state licensed professionals.
what I offer:
* Mindfulness and Living in the Present Moment-
Mindful Activities: Engage fully in everyday activities. Whether you're eating, walking, or talking to someone, be present in the moment without distractions.
* Belief in Your Ability to Change-
Acknowledge Past Success: Reflect on times when you've made positive changes. Recognize your ability to adapt and grow. Set Realistic Goals: Break down larger goals into smaller, achievable steps. Celebrate each milestone.
*Daily Affirmations and Gratitude Journaling-
Affirmations: Create positive statements about yourself or your goals. Repeat them regularly to reinforce positive thinking.
*Building Structure and Routine-
Plan Your Day: Set a schedule and prioritize tasks. This creates a sense of order and reduces stress from uncertainty. Consistency: Stick to your routine but allow flexibility when needed.
*Creating Balance in Life-
Prioritize Self-Care: Dedicate time to activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Work-Life Balance: Ensure you're not overworking. Set boundaries for when work ends and personal time begins.
*Setting Boundaries with Others-
Communicate Clearly and Respect yourself by letting others know your limits and what is acceptable. It's okay to say no when something doesn’t align with your values or goals.
*Developing a Vision with Measurable Goals- SMART Goals: Create Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals. Visualize Success: Imagine yourself achieving these goals to stay motivated.
*Understanding and Practicing Self-Love
Self-Care and Compassion: Treat yourself with kindness and understanding, especially in difficult times. Prioritize activities that nourish your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Thank you so much for giving me your guidance! I am glad I met you at a point when I needed to know what my next path was. As a life coach, you helped me peel back some of the layers I was hiding under. It gave me a new perspective on my life and I accomplished so much within the year after you helped me.