Life's Next Chapter Coaching
Transformational Life Coach Specializing in Big Life Transitions
Research shows that the average amount of time it takes for a person to "recover" from a significant loss is 5-8 years. That's too long to suffer. Whether we willingly embrace it or not, change is part of life. Utilizing a potential-based coaching approach, I work with clients experiencing big life transitions (relationships, career, health) to assist them in navigating through the pain and uncertainty so that they can discover new purpose and meaning in life.
I help you create the life you want to live on the other side of your grief.
I created my Rebuilding Your Life After Loss Program, a proven-effective nine-step process for reconnecting with your heart, reclaiming your power, and re-aligning with your purpose to create your life's next chapter. In addition to individual and group coaching, I lead classes and facilitate workshops in topics from Work/Life Balance to Grief Recovery. I also offer Virtual Divorce Support Group meetings through Journey Beyond Divorce.
As a Divorce Coach, I partner with mediators, attorneys, and financial professionals to better support their clients in going through the necessary legal and financial processes of divorce with calmness and clarity. This helps everyone to obtain the best possible results out of what usually is a highly stressful situation.
I also partner with HR Executives to support employees experiencing grief and loss by providing educational experiences, workshops, and consultations.
To find out more and access articles and online courses, visit my website: https://lifesnextchaptercoaching.com
My journey to do this work began when my husband of thirteen years and I suddenly divorced. I found it difficult to “just move on” and “get over it”. I was in excruciating pain and I knew it wasn’t going to go away overnight. However, I also knew that I needed to learn from this experience so I could avoid repeating my mistakes in the future. I felt compelled to create something meaningful and beautiful out of this pain, so I immersed myself in self-development and personal growth and got my Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology as the first step on my journey to becoming a wellness professional.
Clients feel heard, seen, understood and leave their first visit feeling hopeful about their future and confident in their capabilities to make it come about.
"Carrie is a deeply grounded master-level listener. She has a way of listening then diagraming or drawing the essence of each of our sessions. I have a visual plan to return to in the course of tracking improvements and making changes."
"She helped me lift out of the crippling negative inner dialogue that I would sometimes get into and learn to accept and love myself no matter what."
A lot of people struggle with the idea of investing in a coach. They say, I don’t have time or money for this. And this is the second biggest mistake I see people making all the time. The truth is, you’re going to spend money on your situation, no matter what.
You’re going to spend time on this that you’d rather not have to. All that is going to happen. You don’t realize the amount of money and time you’ll be wasting without working with a coach. If you have a coach to help you navigate through this, and stay on course through the whole process, you’re going to save thousands of dollars and peace of mind.
Some people decide to work with a therapist when they are going through a major life transition (like bereavement, divorce, illness, etc.) because their insurance will pay for it. When I talk with them and ask how effective it was, I often get a shrug and a “not very.”
I have nothing against therapy. Therapy is beneficial for many things - for dealing with trauma and other psychological disorders and for processing the past. From the perspective of creating a transformation, therapy is not a great choice. You can get there, but it can take a LONG time.
Therapy is focused on diagnosing mental disorders and figuring out what’s wrong with you. Therapy is often not effective for your kind of situation because there is nothing wrong with you that needs fixing. You just need help to get through the transition you are in to your new beginning.
A coach's job is to help you create the vision for your future, strategize how you'll get there, and help you stay on the plan. My job is to help you stay connected with who you are, and why you are here and what you really want. And to get you there as quickly and painlessly as possible. That’s why my clients really love this process.