If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading." ~ Lao Tzu
I'm a certified Core Transition Specialist.
In addition to career transitions, I also coach clients around 1) relocation and 2) the end of significant relationships.
Relocation Transition Coaching
I started my full-time coaching practice in 2015, focusing primarily on relocation.
Are you moving or have you recently moved?
Do you want to make it as easy a transition as possible?
Do you want to make sure you’re setting up a fabulous, full life in your new hometown?
Moving is a major life transition.
When we leave a place, even when it’s an exciting move, there’s typically a sense of loss.
While endings can lead to wonderful beginnings, there’s usually an uncomfortable period of transition before great new developments.
It can be easy to second-guess our choices during that uncomfortable transition period.
Building relationships is key to feeling comfortable in a new place.
It may be easier to move when we’re just out of college or in our early 20s. There tend to be lots of peers in similar situations and so it can be easier to build relationships, which can help us feel comfortable in our new place pretty quickly.
Starting in our late 20s, it can be more challenging to meet people when we move. Friend groups may already be established. More people might be married and perhaps starting families. Without an instant peer community, moving after our early 20s can be more challenging.
As a relocation transition coach, I help clients navigate later-in-life moves.
Whether you’re moving on your own or with your family, I can help you all feel “at home” faster.
What I don’t do:
- I don’t help clients find housing.
- I don’t help clients set up utilities.
- I don’t help clients figure out where to send their kids to school.
What I do…
~ As an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), I help clients to shift out of stress so they feel better and see more options in their new town. I also help clients navigate the interpersonal challenges that often arise with family, friends, and colleagues during a major move.
~ As a career transition specialist, I help clients find work they love in their new hometown. Whether you’re moving on your own or whether you’re relocating because of someone else’s work, if you’re considering a career change, I can help you figure out your best next step.
~ As a self-compassion and resilience specialist, I help clients learn how to be understanding of themselves during relocation.
Also, through this work, I help clients learn to move forward faster during other stressful times, and in doing so, to become more resilient.
End of Relationship Coaching
One of the things my clients hear me say most often is, "You always have a choice."
Option 1 - "My heart feels broken. I can't believe I'm 40. I can't believe I'm going to have to date again. Online dating was so different at 33 vs. 37. At 33, I got lots of emails. At 37, it was so slow. At 40, will anyone even write me? I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life."
Ouch. (Rough, right?) It's like a runaway train.
Option 2 - "My heart feels broken. I'm sad. Of course, I'm sad. I had a major break-up five months ago. It takes time to mourn the end of a major relationship, to completely let it go. I've had my heart broken before and I've always been okay. I will be okay this time, too."
Exhale. (Better, right?)
Based on the response to my recent blog post, I've opened up some spots for coaching at the end of a significant relationship.
Interested in learning more about either relocation or relationship transition coaching?
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"I met Sheila at a time of extreme transition. I was in a new relationship, moving cities, and looking to change job fields. Sheila helped me "get clear" on a lot of areas in my life, including relationships, what I want professionally, core values, and long-term life goals. She didn't push me into having a particular perspective, but asked questions that helped me figure out what I want. Going through her program while I was making this transition made me feel like I was being proactive and using my time for a better purpose. I realized that transition is scary, but it can also be a time of reflection and rejuvenation. I don't think I'd be as nearly as strong, focused, and squarely centered in my life as I feel today without Sheila's coaching."
~ Kimberly, California ~