That balance, fulfillment, and purpose you’ve been looking for? It isn’t someplace you’ll arrive at when you’ve got more time, more money or a better job. It starts right now with every decision you make.
At the Coaching Cottage, we believe personal development is a way to better understand who you are (your unique gifts and talents, strengths and weaknesses, your personality, values, and goals) so that you can improve the quality of your relationships, find greater success, happiness, and fulfillment, and lead in every area of your life.
Whether you’re stepping into a leadership role for the first time, returning to work in a post-pandemic world, or simply ready for more (and eager to find out what “more” looks like) the first step is knowing who you are now.
They’ve echoed through our personal and professional lives, reshuffling our priorities, rearranging our routines, asking us to clarify our goals, and showing the cracks and the changes that need to take place. This is the perfect time to examine what you’re doing and ask if it’s the most effective way to achieve your goals.
So often we dance between what’s expected of us and what we truly desire for ourselves. It’s time to allow yourself to really step into who you are, give yourself permission to do work that feels meaningful, and create the life you’ve always wanted.
Because beneath the uncertainty and self-doubt, the “What if I fail?” and “What if I succeed?” fears you have everything you need inside of you.
If you want to build a life of joy, freedom, and fulfillment, start by dismantling the expectations of others. Begin by getting to know yourself again. Discover the “you” beneath other people’s needs and shed the layers of labels and roles you’ve outgrown.
Opportunities aren’t always tied up in neat little packages and dropped effortlessly in your lap. Sometimes, they’re hard to recognize and the best ones always challenge you.
The restlessness, the dissatisfaction, the desire for more is an opportunity if you’re willing to lean into the discomfort with curiosity and an open mind.
Because the truth is...no one is going to build the life you want for you.
The events of your life have shaped and reshaped you.
It’s time to release the way you’ve always done things and be open to learning new strategies that allow you to be more effective and more connected at work and home.
Every time you step away from the life you’re “supposed to” live and into the one YOU desire, your shoulders soften, and moving forward with calm confidence starts to feel natural.
Every time you release the “shoulds” and the outside expectations and surround yourself with the things that bring you joy and purpose your spine gets a little straighter and you feel excited about the future again.
is like a bridge connecting you to the truth of who you are so you can bring the best of yourself to every area of your life.
with all of your experiences, all your wisdom, the dreams, and desires that motivate you, and the fears and doubts that you stumble over - will allow you to make decisions that are aligned with the life you want to create.
in a way that supports your goals, honors your values, and allows you to use your unique strengths.
to unlocking greater joy, fulfillment, freedom, and belonging. Because in order to belong anywhere you must first belong to yourself.
curiosity about what’s possible, a willingness to make changes, and someone to guide you through the process.
If there’s one constant in life, it’s change. And every time we step into a new role (partner, parent, manager, entrepreneur) or step out of an old one it’s an invitation to get to know ourselves all over again. And to notice the changes that have shaped who we are now.
I moved 21 times in 29 years (for a lot of different reasons) and every time I moved I would have to reorient myself to this new place. It was exciting and sometimes a little lonely. So one thing I did was look for a community of women. Joining the Junior League allowed me to practice being a leader. Joining a newcomer’s group allowed me to surround myself with the community I needed. I found opportunities, confidence, course, deep connections, and friendship in the midst of change - when I needed it the most.
I created The Coaching Cottage as a way to help you meet your people, rediscover who you are, and navigate the changes of life with the support of other women who get it.
We meet every remotely 2 weeks for 3 months.
We’ll start with some exercises and assessments that will allow you to see yourself in a new way.
We’ll discuss obstacles that show up, identify strategies to overcome them, and learn how to apply what you know about your strengths and weaknesses to every area of your life so you can be more effective, more connected, and confident in communicating your value.
You’ll identify your goals or the outcomes you’re working towards.
Because the confidence to ignore the skeptics, cynics, or those who would doubt you comes from knowing the value you bring.
What’s your personal style (DiSC) and how do these patterns of behavior impact your relationships and communication style?
What’s your motivational value system and how do these values influence how you interact and work with others?
What are your strengths and how can you choose different strengths in different situations?
Explore how you handle conflict and what it looks like when your strengths become overdone and begin to limit you.
Explore how your personal and professional past has shaped you, and connect over shared experiences.
Assess where you are and what opportunities and challenges you’re currently facing.
Create your vision.
Map out your strategy
In this 4 part course, you’ll explore your behaviors, strengths, and motivations using a series of assessments.
This series will assess where you are, and take you deep into what matters to you. You’ll create meaningful connections within the group that allow you to be vulnerable, dream together, and truly share what you want to create in your life.
You have a choice:
As we move through the curriculum you’ll experience a mix of coaching, personality and strengths assessments, goal setting, and tools and strategies designed to increase self-awareness and emotional intelligence. All so you can create new behaviors that support your desired outcomes.
I appreciate the encouragement I received from Amanda throughout the program.
Additionally, I appreciated resources and advice on my specific challenge areas.
The next chapter of your life holds unlimited possibilities because how you fill the pages is (and has always been) up to you.
If you want to create habits that help you reach your goals, communicate with compassion and confidence, reconnect with yourself and the value you bring, sign up for our email insights where you’ll find our candid stories, hard-earned wisdom, and actionable advice that can inspire you to create change in your own life.
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