From the beginning, Annie welcomed me with warmth and understanding. Her coaching was both safe and challenging. She pushed me gently into practices that brought more order to my life and gave me the strength to make real and positive changes. I learned to work on staying the course, sticking to a program that helped me get closer to my goals.
Aine Friend (coached on relationship transition)
My coaching experience with Annie has set me on the right track to a life that balances my spirituality, work, and family. Annie helped me stop and take a serious—but loving and gentle—look at myself in order to understand how and why I need to make changes in order to achieve that wonderful balance. I was able to make decisions that have already made a dramatic positive impact on the quality of my life. I have a new lens through which to see and understand myself as I continue blazing this trail. Jennie Mulqueen (coached to create better life balance)
Coaching with Annie has given me the tools and resources I need to have more of the social life I’ve wanted. I’m now more open to people and reach out to make connections.
My work is very demanding—it was hard for me to find time for a social life. Annie supported me in setting some healthy limits at work, and helped me explore ways to socialize that built on my strengths--and fit in with my busy schedule.
Sessions with Annie are fun and productive—I loved laughing with her! I learned ways to lighten up around the fears that had held me back. With Annie’s help, I made small changes that ended up making a big difference. Her gentle encouragement helped me to step out of my comfort zone, but not over the edge.
Now I have the self-awareness, tools and confidence I need to continue this work on my own.
Peggy Carson (coached to improve social life/social skills)
As a life coach, Annie starts by listening carefully. She offers clear, simple—and often humorous —observations. She delves beyond the obvious with her remarkable insight into human nature and psychology. Annie helped ground me, keeping my worries at bay, while at the same time opening my eyes to options I had not thought of before.
Lucy Gibson (coached to improve interpersonal communication and effectiveness at work)
Annie gave me a good push out of a stuck place by asking the right questions. She helped me identify key goals in my life and supported me in taking steps to meet them. With her support, I am doing more of what I really want to do! Janice Faye Molnar (coached through retirement transition)
Working with Annie has helped me to be more focused and grounded in my career as a professional storyteller. She sees and appreciates that support and growth is so important for a creative person working mostly on my own.
Annie has helped me to set achievable goals, and then given me support in accomplishing them. The sometimes overwhelming job of marketing my performances and CD’s has become more manageable, once broken down into steps that are pinned down to a timeline.
Annie supported me through my biggest recent accomplishment—producing a storytelling CD and then releasing it. Annie helped me think through the whole process and prioritize and simplify what I had to do. Throughout it all, Annie reminded me of my worth and the value of what I had to offer the world. She kept the bigger picture in perspective so I wouldn’t drown in the details. At times I came up against emotional obstacles like self-doubt. Annie is so caring, deeply empathetic and accepting that I felt like I could be my honest, authentic self with her. Her sense of humor and playfulness reminded me to not be so serious and worried about things.
Annie helped me move past the ‘I should do that’ to ‘I did it!’ I’m so grateful.
Cindy Rivka Marshall, professional storyteller (coached to move her career to the next level)
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