With pride I want to share that I was trained personally by America’s Premier Life Coach, Dr. Martha Beck, and New York Times Bestselling Author & Monthly Columnist for “O” Magazine. Martha taught me her best tools for helping people live lives they love. I am also a certified Passion Test Facilitator. I have over 30 years of teaching experience both individually and in small groups.
Currently, in addition to Coaching, I facilitate a program called Wellness Recovery Action Plan or WRAP. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. For more information go to https://copelandcenter.com/.
Before that I taught in a private school for 15 years. First as a pre-school lead teacher and then as a Special Education Resource Specialist in middle and upper school. I have been a teacher of Transcendental Meditation since 1974. I have worked as a breastfeeding counselor, childbirth assistant and natural childbirth activist. I have done mediation in small claims court since 2008. I am a Reach to Recovery Volunteer for the American Cancer Society in which I am trained to talk with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
But, the reality is – that even though I have various degrees and certificates, I am who I am today because I have learned to transform and re-frame life challenges into opportunities. This includes the challenges and opportunities afforded by being an educator for 28 years, going through a divorce and learning to live “Happily even after”; raising 2 unique and marvelous sons; and thriving after 2 kinds of cancer and multiple surgeries along the way. I am a work in progress learning how to LIVE with courage and grace.
To quote Maude from the movie Harold and Maude: “A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.”
Certified Martha Beck Life Coach. Certified and trained personally by America’s Premier Life Coach, Dr. Martha Beck, New York Times Bestselling Author & Monthly Columnist for “O” Magazine. . Martha taught me her best tools for helping people live lives they love.
Passion Test Facilitator. The Passion Test was created by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood and described in their NY Times bestseller, The Passion Test – The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose (paperback: Plume, September, 2008). When you are clear, what you choose to have show up in your life will, and only to the extent you’re clear. The Passion Test is a simple, powerful process to get that clarity.
BS in Education. 15 years private school teaching experience including pre-school, Special Education Resource Specialist
Teacher of the The Transcendental Meditation Program ~ 1974 to Present. http://www.tm.org/
Certified Natural Childbirth Educator and Lactation Counselor. Breastfeeding counselor, childbirth assistant, and natural childbirth activist. with over 28 years of teaching experience individually and in groups.
Transformational Mediation Certification. Mediation in small claims court since 2008. http://www.mediate.com/stevesovern/
Reach to Recovery Volunteer since 2000. American Cancer Society trains volunteer visitors to talk with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Some Personal PHILOSOPHY
Anything is possible. Anything.
During coaching, I create a safe environment for clients and clarity and possibilities arrive.
I learn more every single day and I gladly share the lessons with others.
“Insanity” is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get different results. – Albert Einstein
Happiness and security isn’t found in a husband, job, career, pair of high heels, new home, or in “Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things”. One place it is found, is in a deep belief and love of one’s Self. My birth Family taught me that very early on.
Luck is where opportunity and preparation collide.
True abundance flows from enough; never from more.
Everyone deserves joy, respect, basic human rights and freedom in this lifetime.
Living our Truth and developing full Potential is the best gift we have to give our children, friends, and world.
We are all custodians of Mother Earth.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Love your neighbor as you would yourself and your own family. What a world that will be!
My body tells me what I need and what to do, always. I just have to listen.
When I show up as myself, other people love it. And if they don’t love it, it’s not about me–it’s their own problem.
About thoughts: Our thoughts create our reality. If you think something is good or bad, you are correct. What we make of an experience is what makes it what it is. We write the story. We tell the tale. Our thoughts drive our actions which lead to results.
We can change our thoughts. There are many tools that work effectively on changing thoughts.
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they make the best of everything they have.
Laughter is THE best medicine.
Yada, yada, yada.