I've always been a self-sufficient, strong person, able to take on the challenges of my life. Not just take them on, but to use them to create new opportunity. That was, and still is me. But I had some pivotal life issues comes up this year, with my relationships, where my old approach was not enough, nor the right skill set. Little did I know that in 2020, surviving (and even thriving) during a pandemic would be the LEAST of my problems. I didn't consider being coached until now. I had no idea what to expect, except that I needed to be heard. I needed answers. I needed to feel different. On some days, I needed to escape.
Carrie was there for me. It is hard to describe what it feels like to be seen for who you are, when the people around you cannot. Because she could see me for who I was, her coaching was able to illuminate the answers I needed to make sense of the changes in my life. She taught me things about myself, and things about the relationships in my life that I was previously not able to see.
With me, Carrie's style was to hear what I had to say, then provide teachings and perspective about what I had said, while checking in on how it was relating with me. But that doesn't even describe what it is like having a session with her. As we live in different cities, our sessions were by phone. Often, I would close my eyes, and just take in the stream of consciousness that she would provide. Sometimes I would take notes. There was A LOT she could and did say. She is a well of knowledge. You can tell that what she shares is from experience.
There was a phrase she gave me that I now use everyday in my life. Something that she just spontaneously came up with, that now allows me to come to centre, to never forget who I am, to always remind me who I need to be for my children, as I deal with my challenges.
I highly recommend Carrie!