Combining a mind/body/soul approach with traditional coaching techniques
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
-Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love, 1992, Pgs. 190-191
Would you benefit from Life Coaching?
- Does your life lack balance, fulfillment, or direction?
- Are you currently in the midst of, or desiring to make a major change in circumstance or consciousness?
- Do you habitually take care of everyone else's needs at the expense of your own?
- Are you currently stuck in indecision, immobilized by fear, or confused about how to proceed?
- Have you spent years in therapy without making headway?
- Do you feel as if something vital is missing in your life?
A "yes" answer to any of the above makes you an ideal candidate for Betty Crowson's Holistic Life Coaching.
NOW AVAILABLE! A One-Time Assessment/Plan of Action!
This option is perfect for anyone who currently feels stuck in their everyday life and unsure of what to do next. This three-hour comprehensive session includes:
- looking at a client's present circumstances
- doing a family genogram
- establishing a time-line of important past events/changes, crises
- assessing current physical, emotional, and spiritual balance
- discussing goals, values, and visions for change
- identifying typical ways in which client self-sabotages
- developing a plan of action
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How Does Coaching Work?
Following an in-depth assessment (as identified above under the three-hour comprehensive session), coaching is then done via telephone calls at the client's convenience. During these calls, the coach helps the client by providing accountability, direction, and suggestions which enable and empower the client to "suit up and show up" on her own behalf. In other words, the client becomes willing and able to take right action for making the changes she wants, needs, and deserves to make.
Is coaching similar to therapy?
Coaching is often more interactive and action-oriented than traditional therapy. While coaching definitely deepens your self-learning and self-acceptance in the same way that therapy might, at the same time it also gives you the wherewithal to "move on" into new possibilities, relationships, and behaviors.
Can somebody work with both a coach and a therapist?
There is definitely room for both. A therapist generally helps a client identify and work through the dark and difficult places, while a coach helps the client identify and move towards the light, maintaining balance in the process.
Does a coach tell you what to do?
The degree to which a coach will give suggestions depends upon the initial alliance created between client and coach. Some clients desire and/or require more suggestions than others, especially those in the midst of a crisis or transitional period.
How much does it cost to have a life coach?
Coaching can cost anywhere between $200 - $400 a month, depending upon length of session and ability to pay.
Qualifications and Approach
I am a pragmatic and results-oriented Life Coach who has been working in the field for several years. As a Licensed Social worker, I have over twenty years of counseling experience with specialities in the fields of bereavement and addictive behaviors. As a Program Developer/Facilitator, I give workshops, symposiums, and various courses for schools, businesses, and conferences. For the past several years, I have been conducting spiritual retreats for hundreds of women throughout New York and New England. In addition to personal and professional experience, I bring insight, compassion, spirituality and a good sense of humor to all of my work. (Click here for schedule of upcoming retreats/events).
My education has been ongoing, focusing primarily on topics of holistic health. My past teachers have included Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, Andrew Weil, Carolyn Myss, Joan Borysenko. I have studied Co-Active Coaching and am the author of The Joy is in the Journey: A Woman’s Guide Through Crisis and Change.This book can be ordered wherever a person prefers to buy books. For more information about this book, click here.
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I have a background in the helping professions and have observed many human growth specialists. Never have I come across anyone as gifted as Betty. Her combination of practical advice, humor and spirituality (absent the usual psycho-babble) has helped me unlock long held toxic ways of thinking and behaving. Now my choices and decisions are conscious, deliberate, and authentic.
- Marilyn, 59, Executive Vice President
Nearly a year ago, my husband suddenly left me. With Betty's help, I've come to view this difficult time in my life as a tremendous learning experience. She's kept me focused on what I CAN do: take care of myself, stay balanced in all areas, and acquaint myself - perhaps for the very first time - with a strong, competent, and resourceful woman - me!
- Barbara, 44, Dental Hygienist
A few months ago, my husband suddenly dropped dead from a heart attack. He was my whole life. I don't even know who I am without him. Without the gentle and nurturing coaching from Betty Crowson, I don't know where I would be right now.
- Suzanne, 53, Bookkeeper
For years I felt like a misplaced woman, both in my marriage and in my job. When I became diagnosed with breast cancer, I knew that my life as it was wasn't working for me or for anyone else. Thank God someone had recommended Betty Crowson as a coach. Working with her has opened doors I didn't even know existed. I feel like I'm finally finding where I "fit" in the whole scheme of things.
- Mary, 42, RN