Life Coaching Clients Say…
Life throws us twists and turns all the time. Navigating them is how we grow and learn. Sometimes it’s hard to see the true path when we’re lost in the weeds and having a lead is vital. Life coaching takes on many forms. Below are some of the comments received by past clients.
“Jeannine does such a good job of helping me to organize and re-evaluate the work I am doing that the greatest teaching occurs between coaching sessions. I am able to walk away from a coaching session propelled forward, no longer feeling stuck in places that I needed help with in moving on. It is a process that she helps me work on at a pace that is doable for me. I do see progress and I feel excited by it. I feel empowered, not overwhelmed by the coaching Jeannine gives to me.” ~ Donna
“Coaching by Jeannine has helped me step out in the world to be me, seeing the vastness in the world by seeing the greatness in others and in myself and all things in the world. The coaching has helped me see that life is just a process always unfolding, and more a place of being than doing things. By “being” in the world, I actually get more of the important stuff accomplished by just being me. Coaching has helped me focus on the greatness of life vs. being concerned about the pea under the mattress or the thorn in the tire. Understanding and discussing that it is ok for all of us to make mistakes will help in the process of being in the world in our greatness.~ Mark, psychiatrist
“A peculiar but wonderful aspect of coaching with Jeannine is that she doesn’t judge my thoughts or the direction of my life course, but rather challenges me to understand, to feel, and to choose proactive strategies (“homework”) to act upon during the week. She lets me create my own adventure, only serving as a guardrail protecting me from the occasional digressions into self-deprecation.
She is never invasive, but only responds to where I lead her. She oftentimes gives me a fuller illuminated understanding in the places where I am stuck and lack seeing the larger picture. I have been amazed at times when her insightful analogies express the process of my becoming better than I ever could of myself.
Jeannine has an intolerance for “garbage talk” in which she exposes the foolishness of my inner critic. She firmly exhorts me to try behaviors that seem to have self-veracity, in which I am the sole determinant.” ~ Krista
I can’t begin to tell you how much you have helped me understand my own roadblocks. This process is hard and you have definitely pushed me beyond my comfort zone. There were times when I just didn’t want to face some things — but you gently showed me how to. What a gift you have, Jeannine! Thank you SO SO much! You have helped enrich my life and clear so many of those horrible cobwebs.
~ Holly Bell
I’ve had the good fortune of being coached in an entirely new area—my life. Who ever heard of needing someone to give you lessons on your own life? Not me. Strange as it seemed, I was coached in an area I knew little of. It was and still is a great experience. Jeannine has helped me to take a look at myself and to make a stand in my life, to redirect my path, in a positive way. I’ve a long way to go, but it will be done. Jeannine has a calmness and peacefulness about her. A powerful tool, a strong one.” ~ Tom, firefighter
From Pain to Hope:
I hired Jeannine Lee to be my personal coach for a period of six months in 2004. The purpose of our coaching was to further my work in grief recovery and have her support in moving through the difficult transition from a career I didn’t find any fulfillment in, to one that is in alignment with my heart’s work.
My experience of Jeannine as a coach was profound and enlightening. Her ability to be present, curious and objective helped me discover in myself the resources I need to take some very difficult steps in my life. Her creative talent in interpersonal work is, to my mind, quite exceptional. Her compassion, rigorous honesty and simple grounded wisdom is a rare combination of personal qualities. The effects of her coaching stay with me. I am grateful to have worked with her as my coach. Best regards, Rev. Stephen Gilbert, CMEC, CGC
Jeannine is a soft spoken pillar; gentle, honest, direct, compassionate and hugely impactful. Coaching was a new experience for me at a time when I felt desperate. I was so fortunate to land in the realm of this gifted practitioner. Without judgement, Jeannine redirected my sadness and frustration from pain to vision to action. Jeannine showed me how to find and appreciate myself again. I feel more alive than I have in years. ~ JS
Thank you again for that spot in time last spring. I am on a journey and it continues to unfold, but I am truly starting to feel myself again. I’m not sure where things will go for me professionally or from a relationship standpoint at this time, but I know I am coming into my own and actively trying to understand what I need and want. I haven’t forgotten that you are out there and you may see me again. I do appreciate all you’ve done for me so far. ~ Anonymous
Thanks for your coaching earlier — you really do have a gift! I’m sitting at my computer, favorite music playing, with renewed strength, clarity, and conviction about what I need to do going forth. I take your comments seriously that there are some lessons (including practice opportunities) here for me in dealing with this — ones that perhaps I have been avoiding. Putting those in front of my face definitely gets my attention and serves as a call to action. So, I’m back in action mode! Thanks again. ~ Dan
My coaching sessions with Jeannine accelerated my willingness to take new risks. She helped me get clear on the lifestyle I wanted to create after years of running a successful small business. Her encouraging style enabled me take the leap into a new artistic endeavor. She helped me clarify my thoughts, get focused on my goals and work through my barriers. And it was fun too! ~ Stephen Gibbens, Retired from Centerline Alfa Romeo