Following are some of my previous clients’ answers to the question: What’s different for you now that you attribute to coaching?
“I feel more whole. I’m back in touch with my creative side. I’m employing my interests and strengths, nurturing opportunities to do things I want in and outside of work, and really just designing my life more intentionally.”
~ Bess W.
~ Donald D.
~ Kyle B.
~ K. B.
~ Teresa A.
~ Frank D.
~ Leonard F.
~ Eric K.
~ Kelli M.
~ Shivani G.
~ Jen C.
~ Jen S.
~ Kyle B.
~ Polly M.
~ Rebecca P.
~ Anne K.
~ Donald Dishinger
~ Eric Rabichow
Meredith’s incredible communication skills, self awareness, sensitivity, and access to her own inner wisdom enabled her to meet me where I was. Over the course of six months, she patiently taught me how to check in with my inner wisdom, distinguish it from fear, and attend to my feelings BEFORE they could paralyze me. Most important, Meredith was able to help me TRUST my inner wisdom. I’m so grateful to have connected with her.”
~ Kristen B.
When I went to Meredith, I was overwhelmed with my current job, was trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, and was frustrated with my inability to figure it all out. A challenging task when you’re over 50 years old. Meredith took it all in stride and helped develop a program with specific goals and outcomes. She takes a holistic approach combining both career and quality of life issues. She helped me gain confidence, rediscover those aspects of my career that I truly enjoyed, pinpoint my strengths, and work towards what I wanted in life and career.
The beauty of Meredith’s coaching and career counseling is that is designed around you and your needs and wants. She is insightful, patient, calming, motivational, and inspirational. She has been a great help to me and I highly recommend her for anyone who wants to get more out of their life and careers.”
~ Nancy G.
~ M. F.
~ Jen Canon
~ Jessica L.
I’m not afraid of being vulnerable anymore, because I know that being vulnerable opens up possibilities for growth and success beyond anything I have ever experienced until now. It’s daunting to dream big and to take a risk on myself, but the more integrated and confident I become, the more exhilarating it is to do precisely that! And the best part is that this is only the beginning!
Meredith is so clearly living and working in her natural strengths and talents. She has such a knack for locating the “broken thinking” and emotional hang ups that get in the way of finding fulfillment. I felt seen and understood in precisely the ways I needed to, and my business has flourished right alongside my personal life, due to her program.”
~ K. K.
I now have my small video editing business up and running, I have clients, I am loving my work, I am finding time to exercise, make dinner, spend quality time with my family, see friends … and most importantly, I am HAPPY! Now don’t get me wrong, it takes work to keep this balance. But before I started working with Meredith, I felt like I was completely lacking in the tools to help me find this kind of balance and peace, to be able to set goals and accomplish the things I wanted for myself.
So where was I before Meredith?
Well … I was at home taking care of my wonderful children who I adore but I was in agony over what felt like a complete loss of identity. The transition to motherhood was harder than I had expected it to be. I felt like I was failing at everything, had no career to return to and was overwhelmed by negative feelings about myself that continued to push me down every time I tried to move forward.
At that point I knew I needed help. Therapy wasn’t doing it for me. I needed someone to help guide me. I found out about Meredith through a dear friend whose life I saw completely changed for the better after the work they did together.
So I signed up!
Within a few sessions I could already feel change happening. I discovered and uncovered feelings and patterns of thinking that were old, un-useful and frankly just negative. I found some tools for handling those feelings and letting them go. I learned to create some new ways of thinking, created some tools to help silence the perfectionist within me who was keeping me from even taking the first steps and found the strength within me to give myself permission to move ahead … imperfectly … knowing that I would HAVE to make mistakes along the way in order to grow as a person and in my career.
And becoming OK with making mistakes has become an essentially important part of my life, my career and my parenting. If I couldn’t show my daughter that it’s ok to make mistakes, how in the world would she ever learn to move forward bravely through life?!
Thank you, Meredith for all that you’ve done and all that you do. My work with you has been life changing.”
~ Rachel B.
~ Rosana S.
My only regret was hesitating so long before getting help. I felt I was too old to make a major life change. I rationalized that nobody could help me at this point. That it would be a waste of money and time to work with someone. Thankfully, I was completely wrong.
That is what makes Meredith so special as a coach. She spent six months slowly and methodically guiding me to clarity. This intensive process takes time and focus but it is deeply rewarding. Her expert guidance helped me rediscover all the things essential to me.
Life coaching isn’t about finding the answers. It is about finding yourself so that you can ask the right questions to continue on your journey to find your calling in this world.
Now that I have a much clearer sense of identity, I feel so much more empowered to take action towards the career and life that I want.”
~ E. K.
~ Jane S.
Now, I do have the right job for me in the right environment and I’m no longer stumbling around in the wilderness. So, if you are at a point in your life where you are stumbling around and are not sure what to do, I highly recommend that you hire Meredith to help you find a new path because life is too short for you to be depressed with your job and life.”
~ Lisa A.
~ Hank W.
She helped me realize that not all decisions are made with our brain. We have to figure out ways to listen to our bodies as well. That was a difficult step for me, but it was an important one to help me determine a new direction.
If you are looking to make a big career change or a small pivot, I recommend career coaching with Meredith Walters. She has helped me take my business to a new level.”
~ Bonnie H.
Here is how Meredith achieved what I’d always thought was unreachable:
Through meditation techniques I was able to reduce noise and self doubt in my mind and focus on what’s really important to me.
Through data gathering and experiments I was able to give myself permission to execute on ideas and pivot based on results.
Through a short plan identified on how to iterate and continue to stay on course.
I now have a hobby that I turned into small venture which I plan to expand. I love it and feel even better on where I’m going next. Thanks Meredith for all your help!”
~ Leo F.
If this sounds strange to you, you have never balanced a busy professional practice with the responsibilities of being a family caregiver, in my case, for both of my parents. Being pulled in many different directions made me stop and want to reassess how I dealt with competing demands: in particular, how I could take care of others who were very important to me (and who have constant and often overwhelming needs) but not do so at the expense of caring for myself.
I still have ample room for improvement in achieving balance and self-care. (I suspect nearly all of us do). Meredith has been instrumental in making me more mindful of the choices that I make each day and how those choices impact my energy level, health, and relationships.
I am incredibly grateful for her patience, insight, and equanimity in working with me, and I would highly recommend her to anyone else who is willing to invest time and money over many months to better meet such challenges in their own lives.”
~ Paul B.
~ Misty H.
Happiness awaits, but if it eludes you, you must change for it, and you must want to change for it.
Asking for help with this change was uncomfortable and notably unusual for me, but I needed it more than I could have known. I chose to work with Meredith simply because in her picture I recognized the joy and personal authenticity that I wanted for myself. Yep. I initially only intended to stick around three months but six months naturally passed and I regret not one moment of it.
Every session taught me something powerful and useful because Meredith’s Joy is helping other people find their Joy. And she’s naturally good at it. With her guidance I have finally realized mine. It goes deep; I have reversed the thoughts and habits that used to hold me back in my life, and I watched myself do it, so I have the tools and wisdom to keep going further into the love. My insecurities dwindle because, with her insight and support, I have ventured into the uncertain world beyond them to see what I’m actually capable of, and not just of what I told myself. I’m so much more confident. I stopped needing to rationalize everything before taking action, and trust myself to simply be as I am, and in doing so the beauty in my life has multiplied. That’s astounding to this Brian. There’s so much more that I’ve got in a list I made for myself to remind me of the strongest perception changes I made along the way, and they still work daily.
But most incredibly to me: I actually believe my Joy is effective and possible. I write songs. I have watched them grow and mature and now they satisfy and impress me (and others) more than I’d ever thought possible and it feels right. I have the tools and willpower to pursue this to financial success, and I know that I deserve it and that I will make it happen. It is only a matter of time; There isn’t a question about it. I look forward to the challenge. That is real, and priceless. I feel worth being who I naturally am. I am deeply engaged with my own happiness moment-to-moment and it makes the people around me so much happier too!
I cannot recommend her highly enough. Why not give finding sustainable joy a hearty shot? It is never what we fear it to be, and although it is necessarily not easy, along that road, above all others, is life. There is a way. Meredith will not give it to you because that’s your job.
But if you are open to her help, she will help you write it.”
~ Brian W.
~ Amy P.
Meredith took me through a wonderful and intelligent journey — at my own pace, using tools specific to my situation — that taught me I have the answers inside of me, that I can be confident in my internal compass, that I had a lot of feelings that I had buried that make life a lot more meaningful if brought to the present, and that I have the ability now to help myself. Thanks to Meredith I have rediscovered my hobbies and interests, developed lifelong goals that I am excited about, and have learned to be present where I see beauty in places I have never noticed before. I highly recommend Meredith. Her energy alone will change your life!”
~ Dave C.
Through the trials and tribulations that life can bring, Meredith has become a sounding board and guide along this journey to really discovering my true passion. During the last several years I have been walking without a map and she gave tools to find a new path.
Meredith’s insight, thoughtfulness, energy, and overall ‘vibe’ is refreshing. I would suggest her as a coach for anyone who is looking to make a change or just trying to make it through day-to-day routines in a different way.”
~ Mary P.
I worked with Meredith for about 7 months. Her patience, and her methodology, really helped me to re-focus on the things that I am passionate about. Most importantly, she helped me to recognize and define the self-doubt that I was allowing to hold me back. Working with Meredith touched every aspect of my life, not just my career.
A good coach doesn’t just give you the answers. Meredith gave me the tools to find my own answers to what is right for me at this point in my life.”
~ Beth T.
~ Paul R.
~ Andrew Kirk
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