What the coach does:
I work with people who want to make changes in their sleep, stress management, exercise, hydration, work/home balance, social environment, emotional regulation, mindfulness/focus, relationship with technology, diet, and more!
I empower them to discover their own wisdom and strengths and support them in creating their own solutions to problems, all without judgment.
Making real, lasting lifestyle and behavior changes is hard, and most people aren’t able to make sustainable changes on their own. It takes ongoing effort and support. Witness the empty parking lot at the gym on Feb 1st; folks are determined to start an exercise program on Jan 1st, but most of us can’t make it last for very long on our own. I partner with my clients to uncover any obstacles that are slowing them down and offer them a variety of skills to navigate those challenges.
I have studied what there is to know about the secrets to breaking bad habits and to establishing good ones; these discoveries have allowed my clients to finally succeed in getting to where they want to be in their lives.
What the client does:
My clients determine what is important to them. They then navigate challenges, at their own pace.
They learn to make sense of the mess of (often misleading) information on the internet and in the press.
My clients are often afraid of falling victim to chronic disease. I help them understand that their future is in their own hands; they sometimes need some education, they sometimes need encouragement, and they sometimes need a structured plan — one that doesn’t make them give up before they reach their goals. What would you need?
Each client is different, but during the coaching relationship, they all move forward and attain what they want.
And it lasts.
Ilsa M Burns M.A.