my coaching with Jan at a time when I was experiencing significant
turmoil in my life. I had a recently been laid off from a
job I'd had for fifteen years and I was in a long distance
relationship. The continuation of that relationship would
require my relocation to a new city, which meant I would be
leaving my home and friends behind.
Although I had held
a senior management position for much of my career, I knew
that my new life would be making different demands on my time.
I had been taking classes in interior design for two years
preceding my layoff, but I was now faced with the prospect
of taking something creative, which I loved, and turning it
into a viable career opportunity.
Through our coaching sessions, Jan
helped me to examine my fears and to identify positive ways
to address them. She also helped me to formulate a reasonable
plan with actionable homework, always keeping me moving forward.
Before I knew it, I had a plan for my business. I was no longer
talking about doing it; I was doing it. I'm now relocated
and finishing the plans for my business. Jan's coaching made
a real difference for me in how I was able to think about
what was meaningful for me in this next chapter of my life.
--Jill Crouch, Cocoon Interior Design
is a place for all kinds of reflection and help from different
sources when trying to discern your path in life. I
am more convinced now than ever that it really is all about
the journey, but the decisions on which road to take makes
a big difference. Jan didn't provide me a roadmap, but
gave me a compass, a snack, some binoculars and a loving but
firm nudge in the right direction. She was an important
piece in the puzzle that has led me to my current path.
I am grateful and appreciate her wisdom and assistance.
--David Miller, Non-Profit Director
turned M.Div. Student
San Diego, California
I can't begin to describe how helpful Jan's
coaching has been for me. I am going through a particularly
difficult time in my life. Not only has Jan been extremely
supportive, she has often helped me to see the picutre more
clearly. She is an exceptional listener, with keen insight and
excellent problem-solving suggestions. She has helped me to determine
and articulate mini and broad goals. She holds on to my vision and
holds me accountable to what I say I will do. I guess what makes her so
wonderful is that she helps me be true to what I say is most important
I am grateful for the chance pairing
of Jan and I. I believe that the movement I have made in determining
and achieving some of my goals is in large measure due to
Jan's wonderful coaching ability.
--Charlotte Goldfried, Toronto, Canada
Life Coach, M.Ed., Counseling Psychology
I have had the privilege
of working with Jan as a Coach. I was having difficulty
maintaining the self-discipline to carry on with my writing
in the midst of an overly busy life. Jan worked with
me to clarify my own goals, identify obstacles to reaching
them, and most importantly helped me to stay on track. She
is terrific to work with: insightful, intelligent, supportive
and encouraging. Jan really listened to my needs and
adapted her strategies to continually help me to stay focused,
week-by-week. I recommend her highly!
--Debra Zaslow, MFA
Writer, Ashland, Oregon