Some of my coaching clients have sent me testimonials of what it was like to work together.
I felt like I wasn’t a very good mom and I was angry a lot of the time. I felt like I was doing everything wrong. I knew I needed to make a change, but wasn’t sure where to start. I hoped that talking to someone about how I was feeling would help–and it did!The life coaching calls have had a very positive impact on my life. I realize now that I do have some control over my thoughts and that my thoughts are what drive my actions. When I replace some of my bad thoughts with more positive ones I am able to make some positive changes for our family. I learned a lot during my calls, but the most surprising thing was that I am a perfectionist and that is part of why I am so hard on myself. I assumed perfectionist had perfect homes, and I do not. I think of all the things I learned this is my favorite. This was a really big thing to learn about myself. Once I realized this it was sort of like I could give myself permission to not be perfect. Not have a perfect house. Not have perfectly obedient children. And to be happier and more present in the moment.I’m so glad that I found Shawna’s blog and her Simple Saturday emails, and especially that I took a chance and went out of my comfort zone to talk to another mom about how I thought I was failing as a mom. I know I’m not perfect, but now I also know I’m not failing. Thank you!!
Having had a life coach this past year has been incredible for me.I have learned so much about how I think on autopilot and how to combat the negative thought cycles and to really be intentional about how I show up in my day to day life.A lot of the headway I’ve made with my habits this past year is mostly due to sitting down and skyping with Shawna on a monthly basis. Chatting with her has been so healthy for me and every time I walk away feeling uplifted and encouraged to push in and push on.
I recently turned 30 and have been evaluating the trajectory of my life. Inspired by a movie, I started to wonder – would 13 year old me be happy with who I am if she woke up in my body tomorrow? Thankfully, for the most part, the answer is yes! But there are still things I can improve on.
I see how daily choices become habits and that affects my path which influences my destination. But I hadn’t taken the time to set a life-destination, so I struggle to make decisions – especially between good and best. What is actually best for my particular family? My priorities should flow out from the goals we’ve set.
So I needed to make some choices. Set some goals. Create new habits. Shawna was able to help me do that. Her thoughtful questions dug deep to the core of who I am to help me make my own choices, set my goals, and start working on those habits that are most important to me in this current season.
With her guidance, I was able to set a whole-life vision that should help me say YES to the best things and NO to the stuff that is just good. This affects every area of my life, from finances and health to family and spouse relations.
If nothing else, Shawna will help you tame your inner tantruming child!
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