Are you going through a career or life change that is pushing you beyond what feels safe and known?
Are you saying goodbye to someone or something that mattered and you're not sure how to move forward?
Magic can happen in this space between what was and what will be, the space you are in right this moment.
We have all navigated big changes in our lives: moving to a new city, starting school, leaving a career, or saying goodbye to a dying loved one.
"I've done it before, so why would I need a coach this time?" you might think.
Coaching can help you move through a challenging period of change in ways that do not rely on rushing through, shutting down, falling apart or hyper managing each step so that there is no room for wonder, exploration or insight.
Sometimes, we get to the other side of a change and it feels like we "wake up" unable to believe we got through. That can be a sign that we didn't stay open through the process. Or we get exhausted and angry because no matter how hard we try, nothing seems to be working out as we planned. That can tell us that we are pushing toward a result that may not be the one that is trying to come!
A coach can serve as a partner through your change to help you stay present even when it is scary. A coach helps you ask the right questions, pursue options you might otherwise ignore, and celebrate with you when you have those delicious "aha!" moments.
Coaching can help you find a little place of PEACE in the midst of a big change that may be raging all around you. Coaching with Dana is:
Planning support to help you feel into what you want and lay out your next steps.
Encouragement as you take actions that are uncomfortable and exciting.
Accountability partnering so you can do what you say you will.
Celebrating milestones to help you honor and appreciate your successes.
Embracing mystery and the unexpected turns that arise in the midst of change.
If you decide you are ready to partner with a coach, the most important step is to find a coach that fits. Below is a bit more about me to help you see if we might work well together. If you are intrigued, reach out to schedule a time to talk.
I, like many folks, have faced all sorts of life changes: new jobs, new cities, career changes, unexpected care-giving responsibilities, significant medical challenges, and the unexpected deaths of people close to me.
I know what it is like to face a big change and feel at a loss for what to do next. I've shut down and pushed through and gotten to the other side of a transition and, when the fog cleared, wondered why it was all so damned awful. There had to be a better way.
As a witchy intellectual, I got curious. I explored every avenue for guidance on how to navigate a big change with more grace and gusto. I've learned change management theory, apprenticed to an Irish Seabhean (wise woman), and hung out with Harvard researchers studying how folks forge unorthodox career paths. I held my mother's hand as she died and noticed what the nurses did that helped and what the doctors did that hindered. I interviewed neuroscientists about how our brains work in the midst of traumatic experiences, dived deeper into my tarot practice, and paid close attention to my gardening successes and failures, learning when to step in and when to let go. I've read dozens and dozens of books on death, dying, grief, transitions, fear, burnout, oppression and trauma. I developed sustaining rituals aligned with the cycles of the seasons, the moon and my body.
They led me to the realization that the best ways to navigate all kinds of change — in a career, in a relationship, through the dying process — are remarkably similar. A good transition requires that we honor the emotional aspects of change and stop pretending it is all — or even mostly — logistical. It asks us to give thanks for what has been and let go what no longer serves to make room for what's to come. Hardest of all, we must allow for a space between what's ending and the next new beginning, sometimes an uncomfortably big space, before taking the next steps.
I partner with people through change holding all of my learning and lessons delicately, not dogmatically, and I use what is needed to address the moment at hand. Change management theory, psychology, gardening and Celtic spirituality all tell us there is a void, a neutral space, between an end and a new beginning. I have deep experience holding the void and I can help you learn to do that, too.
I create a supportive container for the important work you are doing. We will always be guided by your goals, values and hopes. I can help you ask the right questions, explore unexpected options, connect with your intuition or guides, and get to the other side of this change in a way that you feel proud of and excited about.
Get the full benefit of change coaching with the four-month PEACE approach to moving through a life or career change with courage and grace.
Package cost: $2,195
Get short-term, intensive support for a change you are navigating right now so that you can stay centered through the tumult.
Package Cost: $995
Enjoy three sessions to use how and when you need. These are great for when you need to check-in with a reflection partner on occasion.
Package Cost: $595
If one of the packages above does not feel like the right fit, let's talk about your experience and what would work for you right now. We can create a responsive package that gives you the space and support you need to move through this period of transition with grace and gusto, courage and calm.
Reach out through the contact form below and we'll create a coaching experience FOR you!