Transition Coaching and Grief Support

Do you feel like you’ve lost control of your life?

Are you having a hard time healing after your loss?

Do you struggle to balance your grief with society’s push to get on with life?

Sound familiar?

Believe me, I’ve been where you are.  Everything in my life was clicking along, I was checking all the boxes when – BAM – adversity struck and knocked me flat on my behind.  It happens to all of us.

Healing After Loss

Whether it’s the death of loved one or pet, a health issue, miscarriage, lay-off, or lost opportunity, each is disorienting in its own way and has to be grieved at YOUR OWN PACE.  Even happy transitions in our lives (like retirement, marriage and the birth of children) are often tinged with grief as we let go of our old reality and make room for the new one.

Here’s what I want you to know:

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You CAN get back to living your life while still processing your loss.  People do it every day.  In fact, I did it and SO CAN YOU.

You see, my passion for this work stems from my own painful experiences with grief in all shapes and forms.  I grieved when I left my corporate job, when I moved overseas, when I got a chronic health diagnosis and when I got married (to name a few).  Each and every time the grief blind-sided me but over time as I got grief support from my coaches and therapists, I discovered that I could not only heal, but move forward with increased confidence and clarity.

Uncertain if you need grief support?

Grief can be hard to identify in non-death circumstances because we’ve been taught to associate it with death.  Common grief responses in non-death losses often include a lack of concentration (or brain fog), fatigue, lack of motivation, self-doubt, boredom and feeling lost or confused about what you want.

Recognize any of these?  If so, it’s quite possible that what you’re really experiencing is grief.  If that is the case, it’s important that you allow yourself some time and space to process your loss before moving forward.

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I knew early on that I was supposed to use my experiences with grief to help others.  I made a formal commitment to doing that in 2007 when I became a Certified Co-active Coach with the Coaches Training Institute.  As my passion for transition and grief coaching grew, I expanded my knowledge and resources by becoming a Certified Grief Coach.  The combination of my life experiences, top-of-the-line training and 6 years of experience have enabled me to provide grief support to over 250 clients to date in one-on-one or group settings.

My clients come from all walks of life and tend to be individuals in transition who feel like they’ve lost control of their life due to adversity of some kind (a death, health issue, lay-off, move or a life transition like marriage, birth, divorce or retirement).

Ultimately, I help my clients process their loss in a way that allows them to move forward with confidence and clarity.  Because honestly, grief is a part of any transition, so we might as well acknowledge it up front, right?

Some of the results you can expect from working with me include:

    • Clarity about your future
    • Less anxiety
    • Healthier relationships
    • Feeling more in control
    • More confidence

Rest assured that no matter how you work with me, you can always expect 100% confidentiality, value from every session and clear steps for how to integrate our work into your life.

Here’s what my past clients had to say about our transition and grief coaching work:

Sarah loved me when I didn’t love myself and believed in me when I had no idea what to do next. Alicia from Minnesota, USA

Sarah’s style was warm, professional and supportive.  She never stopped pushing me to uncover my truth.  –Rowena from Sanur, Indonesia

Coaching has worked so much better than antidepressants or antianxiety medication ever did for me. I am so much less afraid now, so much freer to be myself and enjoy my life instead of constantly examining myself for flaws.        –Ecy from Kathmandu, Nepal

Feel free to keep poking around the site to learn more about me and how I work with clients.  I soooo appreciate you taking the time to visit today and hope we can get to know one another better in the near future.

Healing after loss is possible and this is a great first step!