Support for Individuals
Working with me as your Coach
Are you a woman over 50 approaching the big “what now?”
Is something calling you ~ maybe in whispers, maybe in a loud voice ~ to experiment with a whole new path as you complete the old?
Do you long for a trusted partner with expertise in women’s transitions to help you navigate your next steps?
Does a coach who blends business expertise, personal/spiritual development, and women’s issues feel like a right fit?
If you answered yes to these questions, I’m here to support you as a coaching partner.
Feeling the shift of life’s tectonic plates is an uncomfortable place to be. It’s also a prelude to the next stage; promising for what’s to come. I know; I was there in my late 50s, daunted by the question “what now?” as I completed a career I loved.
Fortunately, there are universal tools and truths available to help you find your way. My interviews with 100+ women from all walks of life unveiled the most important ones.
My role as a coach is to help you hear what you’re done with and from there, what you want to create. I help you paint an exploratory picture using a process I developed of Possibility Scenarios. From there we compose next steps and a plan for my support.
“You have an amazing gift of being a catalyst. I found myself saying things in our coaching sessions that brought new joy to me in the work I’m doing. You are gifted in allowing a person to open up and share their story. Thank you for your warmth and being an amazing mirror of reflection so I could discover what I want and begin walking that way.”
~ F. B.
“I am blown away by what the Possibility Scenarios did for me. Your process is profound, Sue. I am clear what I don’t want anymore. The sessions were deceptively simple … how you brought me into it was perfect. I can see a way forward now. It’s lit up. I’m so inspired.”
“In all honesty, I felt like canceling the initial career/life review session as reviewing my life brought up some difficult feelings and even some shame. However, you made the process like redemption. I appreciate the elegance with which you conducted it. I am so very grateful I did it for all the possibilities your coaching has opened.”
Four Ways to Work with Me Individually
Immediate Mini Exploratory Coaching Session for new clients: 45 minutes
If you’re a new client and have read my book or found me through my writing or social media. In this first-time phone call, we get right to what is going on in your situation (work, life transition, conundrum, big question, vision for your life). I coach you for an immediate shift. You also experience my coaching approach, individualized and drawing from my background in business, women’s issues, and spiritual practice. I share my recommendations for next steps. One-time use for new clients only. $195. Book here https://BookCallWithSue.as.me/
MOST REQUESTED! 6-Month Coaching Intensive for Women over 50 Ready for Change
The Coaching Intensive is a 6- or 12-month program with a creative blend of structure and exploration.
Unlike coaching sessions that focus on the immediate priority of that moment, the Coaching Intensive follows the same three-part design as our group retreats. There is a clear beginning, middle, and end in the Intensive that supports women who are serious about addressing the changes in their work/lives.
As a result of the Coaching Intensive, you get clarity on:
* what you are done with
* mindsets and patterns that try to present obstacles to transforming your way of life/work
* cultural messages that play on us as women more than we realize, especially after 55, that we will identify and transcend.
With my coaching, you are then invited to explore specific activities, work or entrepreneurial scenarios, and ways you want to live that are different than what you’re experiencing now. For many women, this includes exploring repeated glimpses or callings you’ve had about which you’ve never had time or permission to take seriously. A common pattern for women over 50 is not paying attention to what has been speaking to you from within, often because we have been so busy caring for others or paying attention to external influences.
I draw from the work of William Bridges (stages of change and transition) and Otto Scharmer’s wonderful u-theory, particularly the letting go/letting come stage. I also draw from my EQ and SQ (spiritual intelligence) as my 30 years in conscious business to support your serious considerations of business ideas if that is part of what you want to do. From my research on women over 50, I introduce you to the three paths most women find lead them out of the “wilderness” of not knowing into the next phase of your being that you compose! I invite you to reflect on how each of those paths speak to you, and what each might look like. Rather than being linear or confining, the Coaching Intensive brings you greater freedom and awareness, plus the clarity, movement, and next steps you’re seeking.
The Coaching Intensive is 10 sessions over six months spaced no more than three weeks apart, with activities in between sessions. The three main segments are:
1. A work/life timeline activity.
This process highlights what you’re done with as well as through-lines of who you are and how you were born to express yourself, often evident in your work and play choices. Unexpected strengths and conative (work energy) inclinations are revealed.
2. Identification of what’s emerging/attractive for the next phase of your joyous, purposeful, and satisfying life.
I use a process from organizational Scenarios work but focused on women in change. It helps identify your patterns and potential mindset barriers to created a new phase of work/life. This is an important and revealing prelude to the power of step 3.
3. Possibility Scenarios
This is the most powerful part of the Intensive. Everything has led up to you creating Possibility Scenarios using guidelines and prompts I provide. For many women, scenarios include things that have attracted us for a long time, even if we’ve only had fleeting glimpses of them. (“I might want to retire in Portugal;” “I might want to sell my house and continue the work I love from different locations;” “I’m thinking of selling my business and opening an art studio;” “I want to combine my law degree with working in a non-profit” are all examples). You create several Possibility Scenarios and in this segment of our work, we delight in an unpressured review of the Scenarios you’ve composed, allowing every possibility that feels important to you. You discover what each Scenario might be like. Oftentimes a hybrid idea is born in the discussion. You are invited to entertain how you might carry them out, and most importantly how each one makes you feel. If your Scenario includes a business idea, we apply a healthy dose of conscious business principles. Once you feel aligned with the Scenario you want to enact or take steps toward, we capture your plan/path/intentions in a way that works best for you (mind map, manifesta, collage, or a plan with deadlines). From here we have regular support and accountability calls to celebrate and tweak your forward movement.
You can book a 30-minute call to talk further with Sue about the Coaching Intensive. Book here https://bookcallwithsue.as.me or email Summer for the detailed program summary and fees at email@example.com.
1:1 Retreat with Sue
I love doing these one-with-one Retreats with women! We follow the same arc of group Retreats which normally take place over 5 days (in person) or 2 weeks (virtually) to deliver an immediate outcome. This intimate Retreat is designed to help you get through and out of the “wilderness” — a specific phase I researched that women go through when over 50 and reaching an unmistakable urge for change OR a disorienting period when a career or path feel complete but the way forward looks blank or paralyzing. Sue guides a three-part arc of activities with time in between for reflection, writing, visioning, and meditation/prayer. The 1:1 Retreat with Sue is virtual (Zoom) and timed around our schedules with a maximum timeframe of eight weeks from start to finish.
Coaching Tune-Ups: Post-Coaching Intensive or Post-Retreat
I am always here for clients with whom I’ve worked intimately. In fact, it’s my greatest joy to be with clients before, during, and after the personal/professional transitions we’ve worked on together. Continued support (and accountability for those who like the concept!) is an important part of sustaining the changes you’ve made. I want to make it as easy and accessible for clients to have that from me. Let Summer know what best serves you ~ from one tune-up session to a six session package. You are prioritized in my schedule, and discounted coaching fees are part of this offering.