Inner Light Coaching
When we are whole and working with our full integration of self, with our energies directed to our highest and best purposes, we begin to experience a consistent expansion towards positive growth in all areas of our lives.
Who do I serve?
You, the one who gets things done. The one with grit, tenacity, and ambition.
People look to you to see projects and initiatives through from start to finish. You manage teams with finesse, and you embrace a coaching mindset, for yourself, and those you lead. You are smart, adept, agile, and a few steps ahead of the game.
But there are cracks starting to show from the strain. Your powerhouse of mission, vision and focus has started to flicker.
Questions today slowly arise from the center of your being, and for the first time in a long time, you feel uncertain, confused, and a little unclear. Is it time for a change? What's next down the road from here?
You may also feel that somewhere within you, are your answers to your deeper purpose, your soul journey, and the ability to navigate your life by a deep inner knowing.
In working with me, I will support you to unpack and investigate where the unrest resides, and from there coach you to cultivate the path for what is emerging as you have grown, changed, and evolved. As adults we may not be students in school any more, but we are still constantly evolving, shifting, and changing. What served you 5 years ago may no longer be right for you now, how will you shift back into your own learning and growth?
Working with me is not just having someone help you to reach a goal for career, home or relationships. Fundamentally, I help my clients to bring about full life, health, work, family, and relationship alignment that births expansion beyond what may have initially been desired. When we are whole and working with our full integration of self, with our energies directed to our highest and best purposes, we start to live and lead our lives with grounded confidence.
We all come from different stories, backgrounds, and situations that forge who and how we are today. My tools of the trade are meditation and mindfulness. I also work with energy, automatic writing, and symbolic insight. I use and share these tools to my clients as we do an overview of your life path, where you've been, where you are, and where you might want to be in the future.
I will help you to tap in to your own inner knowing and support you in building skills in discernment, boundary setting, and acute mental, physical and psychic energy management. You will start to understand your challenges as teachers, failures as reasons to celebrate, conflict as insight, and the world as an expansive, abundant, and immensely supportive place to live.
You will begin to navigate with a deep feel for undercurrents that run cross-ways from what you might see in front of you. Most importantly, you will build a relationship of trust, love, and respect for what you already have within you. You will unwrap the gifts that you were born with, and bring them to light.
You will add your light to the world and we will all benefit from it.
I'm empathetic, compassionate, intuitive, solution-oriented, and I see the forest for the trees.
If I were to use psychic terms, I am clair-sentient, meaning that I pick up on feelings and emotions deeply. I understand quickly where people are coming from, and often, symbolic images come to my minds eye readily as conversation unfolds.
As an empath, I am careful not to take on other people's energy as my own, and I have, and will teach you, different energy tools to clear your energy so that you too can to strip away what is not yours and what is not serving you.
While I am your coach, I will use the full suite of my skills and abilities to listen deeply to your patterns, stories, and beliefs. From here, I will confront them. Coaching is a confronting process. As I support you to actively engage with the programs you are running, you actively will own your transformation, building your own skills in discernment, boundaries, and energy management as we go along.
In working with me, you have an intuitive coach as a guide on your side. As we work together, you will build your own latent gifts and skills to the forefront and begin to tap into your higher purpose, and offer a long-view of your life path that is not readily available when we are tangled in the day to day.
However, it is in how you shift meeting the day to day that will bring to fruition your true alignment. Working with me will help you to find grounding amidst chaos while also building your tolerance and resilience for discomfort, uncertainty, and change.
You will build, through practice and experience, a relationship with faith, trust, and spirit (or your higher power, or God, there are many names), and begin to relish in the joy of unfolding mystery.
This is not a fast road.
This is the gentle unfurling of spring leaves.
This is the slow hum of insects over a mountain lake when no one is there to witness the sound.
It is also the shaking loose of false foundations, torrents of rain, and lightening storms that take your breath away.
It is not for the faint of heart.
Work with me.
I engage with committed individuals ready to do the work of emerging into their highest and best purpose.
Clients I take on are coachable. They are ready and willing to push themselves.
Working with a coach is not the same as working with a counselor or therapist. Working with a coach is more akin to a coach and athlete relationship. You have the capacity for greatness, say in long-distance running. You have the will, determination, grit and personal resolve within you, and even though you know it's been 5 years since you even ran one mile, you know that if you do the work, you'll run the marathon.
You work with a coach to help you through challenges of growth and unexpected surprises as you move from one-mile to 26.2 miles. As a running coach helps you develop your training regimen, your eating plan, your cross training schedule, and helps you refine your gait, highlights your strengths, and work on your form, I will do the same for you in the arenas of your life.
Coaching is a commitment. An athlete does not train with a coach three times then say, "Cool! Got it, done, gonna DIY it myself now and get into the Olympics next year." (And of course, there are always a few folks who do get there this way, if this is you, RUN WITH IT).
But if you're like most folks, you've already been trying to DIY it for awhile now, and it seems like it might be taking a lot longer than you'd hoped.
If this is you - I feel you.
I am a hard and fast do-it-yourself fan. But I have learned. Here's a short story to illustrate my point.
In my mid-20's, I was convinced I could learn to telemark-ski on my own (after having been a snowboarder, not even a skier) with a few pointers from friends. Two seasons, maybe 40+ ski-days, and many bruises and frustrating backcountry touring sessions later, I finally signed up for lessons from an expert.
Over the course of my lessons, I was transformed from a fumbling (but brave!) novice telemark skier into someone who could flow, fly low, and link turns down the mountain. I had the capacity to ski well within me the whole time, but didn't know how to tap into it. My husband (then my boyfriend), was amazed at my improvement. Skiing with him (already a gorgeous skier) was suddenly fun and way less stressful.
This is what coaching is - it's guidance from someone who's been there, can see the challenges, help you course correct, build skills and strengths, and see you to linking gorgeous turns down the proverbial mountain of life. It is so fun, so worth it, and so worth your investment in yourself.
As you consider working with a coach, take a few moment to consider these points:
How much you are willing to invest in yourself to get through from where you are to where you want to be?
How much is your time and energy worth to do the work well, and really get what you want out of your life?
How much would you pay to be where you want to be right now?
What is it costing you right now with stress, confusion, added sick days, and small fixes trying to bandaid over what really isn't working?
The constant little fires? The nagging feelings that this has got to stop, shift, and change?
What is that worth to you?
Be honest, be real. Write those numbers down right now before you read further.
Add it all up.
Then ask yourself, are you worth this investment?
You're worth it.
I work with clients weekly for 12-weeks for 60-minute sessions virtually via phone or by Zoom.
Together we will:
set your foundation with your personally tailored plan and roadmap
build your practice and skills in psychic, physical, and mental energy management
build your practice and skills in creating and maintaining healthy boundaries
hone your ability for discernment
grow your intuition and connection to inner-knowing through different tools suited to your particular interest and capacity
As I also maintain a consulting practice I take on only 3 - 4 coaching clients at a time in order to have the bandwidth to prioritize and focus on those who commit to their coaching journey with me.
I will open a waitlist if I do not have current openings.
Each 12 week commitment is $2499
The fee is payable up front once as a lump sum of $2499, or clients can select to pay a monthly invoice for $849/month ($2,547 total).
As you consider working with a coach keep these things in mind. What will you save as a result of taking care of this now, rather than 5 or 10 years from now? Where can you possibly grow and flourish if you start the work today, rather than "later"?
"I came into this work really craving one on one discussions that went deep. Where I could set down the balls in the air and take stock of my priorities and goals. I also wanted to work with someone who wasn’t following a strictly prescribed model, but who excelled in being agile and personal. Someone who brought joy and an inquisitive spirit to the table. Fortunately, I found just this person with Ellen.
Working remotely by phone was great – I actually really loved the distance and intimacy that a phone call creates. There were times that I could be more vulnerable than I might in person. I loved starting calls with a guided meditation, it is so key!
My sessions with Ellen allowed me to move at a pace unique to where I was at each day. I loved having sessions focused on homework and moving forward with key questions, and I also deeply appreciated the flexibility to have unstructured sessions that simply met me where I was at.
As I move forward after working with Ellen, each day I feel an intentional practice is becoming habit. I ask myself, how am I showing up in this moment? What does generosity and curiosity look like right now? As this habit of inquiry becomes deeper and more ingrained in my day, I find myself laughing more, standing taller, and having more grace with myself and others."
Jessica McDonald / Associate Director / Greenbelt Land Trust
"Ellen gets it. She knows the fear that comes from launching forward to pursue your dreams and understands that taking one motion after another requires courage.
In sessions with Ellen some of the most useful moments are when she repeats back what she hears me saying while nudging me forward.
She's intuitive and gives me visual descriptions of what is possible that help me think of new possibilities and opportunities that I had not thought of before.
She is sharp, enthusiastic and brings humor to the work."
Dr. Tia H. Ho, PhD, MST / Founder & CEO / Finding Mindful Now
"Ellen was recommended to me while I was searching to come more into my power and discover how I wanted to expand in my career. Ellen immediately saw my monkey mind and called it - compassionately and lightheartedly.
In the sessions I had with her, she introduced me to a completely different method of decision making, for me, cutting out my chatter. She provided me with tools to center myself and get to the root of my values.
I am still digesting what I learned and practicing the techniques we co-created (an important way she coaches, listening to her clients internal wisdom).
Meeting with her was a pivotal point in my path - learning to listen to myself and feel my decisions, rather than scramble to "figure them out." Thank you, Ellen!"
Hannah E. / Affordable Housing and Resident Engagement Specialist / Oregon
"I worked with Ellen over a few months in a trying time in my career. Having someone to recognize my wave-length where personal growth and awareness was concerned kept me accountable to mygoals and the processes needed to reach them.
Ellen helped me to identify resisting thoughts and behaviors which blocked my progress and gave me tools to change my habits on a moment to moment basis.
Every session was like talking to my best friend who just "gets me". Like a slingshot of positivity, Ellen was an amazing coach."
Dacia Arnold / Author / Colorado