Wise Heart Coaching&Hypnosis
Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP
Since 2006, I’ve been a life coach, hypnotherapist, and wisdom guide for people in Portland/Beaverton, Oregon, and around the world (Canada, Central America, Japan, and more!). My greatest joy is your transformation, empowerment, and renewed confidence.When I was 55, I went through a period of devastating depression. I had just lost my father (I had lost my mother at 32), and I was now officially an orphan. I felt alone!
On top of that, I moved from Eugene to Beaverton, leaving all my friends behind and socially starting over. I was lost and lonely. Then, after only three weeks on the job that I had moved here for, I was fired. I felt that life couldn’t have gotten any worse. I was seriously depressed. I created my own dungeon of despair. I was ready to live in that dungeon forever, but something inside me wouldn’t let me.
After battling suicidal thoughts, I made a profound decision: “No more! No More” became my battle cry as I fought my way back to life. I hired a life coach to help me rediscover my inner strength – the me I had lost. After going through coaching, I realized that coaching was something I could use to pay it forward and help others who are fighting to live the life they choose and deserve. Here are some of my life lessons:
No matter how dark today is, the sun will rise tomorrow
Heartbreak and tragedy have taught me the value of bending my knees to the floor
Coming close to death several times and yet continuing to live has taught me that God must not be finished with me
Today is too important to waste on anger, guilt, pride, fear, and all those other ego-driven thoughts
My life experiences have made me a better, more understanding, and more dedicated coach and have given me the skills to guide you not just to survive, but to thrive.
As a Boomer who grew up with The Beatles, the Cold War, JFK, beatniks and hippies, I can relate to my clients who are transitioning to a new stage of life. I enjoy meaningful relationships with them. Through my program, The Third Act, I’ll help you age with more pizzazz.
Today, when I’m not working with you, along with my therapy dog, Ms. Riley, you might find me going to plays, movies, and outings; spending time with family and friends; engaging in my favorite form of mediation knitting needles in hand. I enjoy Tai Chi and exercising, as well as eating healthy natural foods.
I am merely the guide to help the client find the tools to heal themself.
The first visit it to build rapport, set up intentions and to start change.
First I had to heal myself. When I discovered what was possible with a healed soul, I wanted to share this with others.