Short answer is, you probably don't need it. Chances are you will survive just fine without it. But I'm guessing you're reading this because you have some goals and dreams beyond surviving. Anyone can benefit from coaching, whether you want a more positive connection with your child, better teamwork with your partner, you're going through a transition like divorce or an empty nest, or you just want perspective and accountability so you can get things "in order." You know what brought you here. I'll help you achieve it.
For no cost and no commitment, you can schedule a free discovery session.
You haven't gotten help until now because, on the good days, you think "it's not that bad." And, on the bad days, you think "I should be able to do this/I can figure this out/I should know better/Everybody else seems to be doing fine...it must just be me". The only mistake you can make is not realizing that it takes a village. Good parents get help. Getting someone to support you is the most reasonable and responsible thing you can do. Parenting doesn’t just “come naturally.” What comes naturally is repeating what we were raised with. Or maybe you’re not just doing what “comes naturally.” You’ve read every book there is and you’re paralyzed by all the information. Or you’re applying all the information from all the books but you (and your child) are.... Just. Not. Happy.
You can start every day as a parent feeling confident and competent. Your relationships with your kids can be positive and peaceful. You can have a vision for your parenting that will help you maintain love and order no matter what life throws at you.
It's not just about not having "me" time, it's about constantly feeling that you are "the end of the line" for the kids. Peace and recovery and growth for you just isn't possible when every little need and detail is hanging over your head. Your partner, on the other hand, doesn't feel like you trust them with the kids. They want the kids to feel safe and connected and they want to feel like a competent parent, but they can never quite get it right and it seems like everyone, at the end of the day, just wants and needs you.
A relationship is supposed to make "your joys doubled, and your burdens halved," as the old blessing goes. New ways of connecting and communicating about parenting can actually bring that extra measure of joy, and that partner to share the burdens can actually ease the weight on from your shoulders. Trust me. It can.
No one would ever approach a business the way we approach motherhood. Think about it…you have to do every odd job in your “home” business regardless of whether you enjoy it or have the skill set to do it. You are probably doing the equivalent of a human resources expert running the budget meeting, or the janitor doing payroll and taxes, or the CEO mopping the bathrooms.
Let me be an “efficiency consultant” for your home so you can start focusing on the things you excel at and finding creative ways to outsource the things you don’t. Then we can get some systems in place to achieve order and help you reach the goals you have for yourself and your household.
You're scraping by emotionally or physically or financially. You have a picture of who you could be; your home, your relationship, your career, your friendships...you can picture it but can't get there. Up until now you've just been putting one foot in front of the other, saying "once THIS is over, I'll work on getting there." Or maybe you don't have a picture, you just know you want things to be different, and you're not sure how.
Or maybe things are different all of the sudden, and you're not sure where to go next. Job change, empty nest, death, divorce or an inexplicable interal shift. You're feeling restless, or the job, schoolwork, housework that always seemed doable just isn't anymore.
Coaching looks different for everyone. You may just want to check in once to get some perspective and direction. You may want to meet regularly to get re-oriented. You may just want a lot of concrete direction with quick accountability check ins throughout the week. We'll figure out what you need.