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- Feeling restless
- At a crossroads in career/life
- Unclear what's next
- Overwhelmed, out of balance
- Frustrated with rate of progress
- Tired of settling
- Want to do something different
- Thirsty for something more
- Clarity, vision, and the courage to go for it
- Objective and creative input
- Supportive structure of accountability
- Encouragement to take bolder steps
- To feel less overwhelmed, more focused, and happier with decisions
- To get unstuck
- To take action and make progress
- Naming what brings purpose and meaning to their lives
- Clarifying next direction
- Forming an action plan and working it
- Broadening their networks
- Prioritizing their health and well-being
- Financial health and empowerment
- Doing more of what they enjoy
- Letting go of what no longer serves them
- Raising personal and professional standards
- Strengthening skills: organization, strategic planning, decision making, communication
- Creating habits of success
- Taking ownership of their careers
- Finding roles that are a better fit
- Making time for the important things in life
- Managing stress more effectively
- More empowered mindset and attitude
- Feeling good about decisions
- Enhanced sense of purpose, confidence, and motivation
- Applying their unique talents in a new way
- Pursuing their dreams and exploring new ventures
- Finding the joy in life!
Meet My Clients
Here you can read some examples of what my clients are up to. Learn what motivated them to seek coaching, what they are working on and accomplishing, and what they are saying.
"Over the course of working with Ginny, I came to realize that I really didn't belong in the roles that were being assigned and I needed to work at getting back to my interior design roots. This meant packaging the skills I had learned in the different roles I held. I was able to identify a number of valuable skills that could be applied to the role of Interior Designer and am now in an environment I enjoy where I am encouraged to explore my own path with design work and contribute in ways that interest me."
— Pat Hine
Associate and Senior Interior Designer
— Wendy Kershner
Principal, Axia Marketing
West Reading, PA
"After over two decades in healthcare market research that culminated in an executive role, Janna took some time to consider her future direction. "I knew I was at a turning point in my career, was ready for a change, and wanted to do something rewarding."
When asked to name the most significant things she gained from coaching, Janna says, "That I'm not too old to change my life significantly. And that I can make my future choices out of a calm and informed place, not out of panic or knee-jerk reactions to current frustrations. I now feel solidly grounded, optimistic, and calm."
Janna is currently working part time in the marketing research field as she undergoes intensive training to become a yoga therapist. She also teaches yoga privately and publishes a blog called onefatyogi.
— Janna Walsh
"I have interacted with Ginny both as a client and business advisor. Her own experience making a career change from the corporate world to founding In the Current® has well-equipped her to assist others who are seeking more satisfaction from life. Ginny brings a unique combination of structure, flexibility and creativity to her coaching approach. She has an in-depth understanding of how a desire for change in one aspect of an individual's life has significant ripple effects across the board. She continuously impresses me with her knowledge of coaching methodologies and resources.
Ginny has a gift for guiding a client with her enthusiasm, kindness and genuine concern. She helps each client see the patterns of their lives, keep the ones that work and redirect those that have become limiting — all resulting in a more fulfilling, purposeful, successful and dream-honoring way of life."Listen to this 2:26 minute clip from a 2010 interview with Rina in which she describes the difference it's made to have her purpose clearly identified:
Defining Your Purpose
— Rinamarie Spatafore
Assistant Director, Marketing Communications
Montefiore Medical Center
— Rich Romash
Business Owner, Real Estate Investor and Entrepreneur
— Lori Baron
Manager of Learning
— Cheryl Lee Bozek
Wealth Management Division
Cambridge Trust Company of New Hampshire
"I've been in a coaching relationship with Virginia for almost a year now, and what I get from our sessions is awesome. It's the support system that I currently don't have in my immediate environment. With all the insights I have gotten, I have a better understanding of the Real Me. So far, coaching has made me realize that we all have the answers inside; we just don't always know how to tap into it. Coaching empowers me because even though I have the support, I still have to do the Job myself and that's the Beauty of it."
— Vanessa Mentor
Read more about Vanessa's story: Signs of Hope
— Lynn Jones
— Kris Andresen
Independent Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics
— Elizabeth Lane
— Jackie Haywood
Program and Property Manager
Barkan Management Co., Inc
Read Jackie's story, Life After Layoff:
— Michelle Turner
Senior IT Portfolio Manager
Over the course of coaching, Lydia came to identify her purpose as: I expose people to new things. When asked what difference it made to have her purpose expressed in words she said, "It reminds me to be true to myself."
Anticipating the future she is moving toward, Lydia says: "While I realize this can be contradictory, I have a feeling of calm, comfort, and excitement."
Read Lydia's story here:
Knowing Your Purpose
When have you felt both Calm and Excited?
Update on Lydia (May, 2012):
Lydia recently resigned from her consulting career so that she can pursue her plans full time. Her initial concept of producing truffle mushrooms has since evolved and Lydia's current vision is to take part in a growing industry in her area of the country by establishing her own vineyard and opening a winery. Lydia has purchased the land where the winery will be located and is enthusiastic about documenting her journey from seed to first harvest, anticipated for 2015. Cheers to her!
Today Mindy attends weekly rehearsals and performs at concerts once a month. Mindy has had the honor of playing second chair First Violin; in order to hold her place she must practice consistently and compete with her fellow players on quality. Playing the violin is an activity Mindy enjoys alongside her full time job with an IT Management Software and Solutions Company.
What Mindy Says Today:
"Each week at concerts, I'm aware that by stepping out of my work reality into this other aspect of my life, I am completely taken over by it. When I am through, I notice a change in my sense of self. It challenges me in a way I am not utilizing for work, and I am giving something that seems very tangible to people who get a new experience at every concert we play. It is a bit Zen-like because when I am through, my senses are reawakened, I even breathe differently, and I am at peace — I don't get that any place else. I almost can't drive my car correctly after rehearsals."
What Mindy said upon completion of the coaching program in 2006:
"I liked the way we were to let go of our previously conceived "can't" list and work from a place in the past when we were invited to dream more on our future… and that to do this process we had to remain open and not pigeon-hole ourselves."
"The most meaningful discovery I made… is that regardless of where I work, I create my reality by my choices."
— Mindy McGee
"She reminds me how inter-connected all parts of life are, and how they do not need to work in opposition to each other. She consistently challenges me to reach my fullest potential and holds me personally accountable for the commitments I make to myself. Part mentor, part antagonist, part friend; having Ginny provide gentle guidance as an accountability partner and coach is truly a rewarding experience."
— Catina Culshaw
Business Intelligence Data Analyst
— Art Greene
— Caroline Cassigneul
Bilingual Project Manager
"I now let go of allowing the feeling of having to be safe (self-preservation) stop me from taking action and moving forward. Instead, I will trust that "the floor will be there to meet me" when I pick up my foot to move."
— Don R.
"I want to thank you again for getting me to think about work-related things I probably had never considered before. I am not sure if I would have taken the bite, or even had the confidence or comfort level to jump in to a new field if I hadn't worked those things out. After having the experience of working in a different field for a while, and as I continued to mull over the idea of a career change, I was able to really identify areas of strength and comfort in the food industry, where I had spent most of my professional career. I found that after all, it is where I am the most relaxed and most productive. Not a bad combination for a good week at work!"
— Phil Levere
General Manager and Director of Dining Services
Santa Barbara, CA
Update on Phil (April, 2012):
Phil reports that in addition to his full-time work, he has recently taken a "headfirst dive" into acting. Now having been cast in several community plays and having participated in two independent films, Phil is taking as many acting and improv classes as he can, and says he loves every bit of it. "It is fairly exciting stuff and has been a very happy thing for me to be part of. I totally get immersed in it while on stage. Always wanted to try it and now I have…Nice!"
"I started out looking for a job and a career, but I soon found out that I was actually searching for something much bigger and more important – myself, my true identity, and my own spiritual path. I feel much stronger than ever before and now I know that there is nothing impossible for me to achieve if I want it and set my heart and mind on it.
"Ginny is an amazing coach! Her cheerful yet focused and balanced approach helped me identify my true values, my life purpose and a new direction for my life and career. Discovering underlying beliefs and changing old thinking patterns can sometimes be challenging and uncomfortable, but with Ginny by my side, I found the courage to dig really deep and work through my fears, frustrations, roadblocks, and self-imposed limitations. I highly recommend Ginny as coach and I am very grateful for her compassion, understanding as well as her ongoing support.
— Andrea Winzer
Life Coach and Spiritual Director
Aberdeen, New Jersey
"This whole experience strengthened my identity and showed me that I am not my work… I bring unique gifts and skills and a spirit to the world that is all my own. It has made me truly believe that I do have options, that I can craft at some level my happiness and that I have choice and I have my dreams. When you take a risk with positive belief and faith, you are strengthened and you reflect that to yourself and the world.
"I also see the added benefit that your stretching and growth is positively mirrored and reflected to your family members and I like that — especially my eleven year old daughter. It is great to show that she can choose, be empowered, and believe in herself.
"Your coaching helped me move beyond the fear and always reminded me of the possibilities. This energized me and empowered me to take action. This experience has provided me with the confidence and ability to consciously choose and take appropriate risk."
San Francisco, CA
Update on Rose (October, 2011):
How does someone manage to obtain a promotion in a company that's going through multiple rounds of layoffs? To learn how Rose asked for more and got it, read here.
— Lisa Chace
— Frank Boschi,
— Cathy Wilson
St. Johns, FL
— Sherrian Beagle
Senior Director, Independent Sales
— Information Security Professional
Middlesex County, CT
— Alicia Waters
Spiritual Entrepreneur Developer
— Training Consultant & Instructional Designer
— Tami Newman
Owner, Errands & Organizing by Design
East Kingston, New Hampshire
in a variety of capacities. All were inspirational. A few years ago, I contracted with Ginny to facilitate a workshop for corporate managers navigating through significant change. Their positions were being eliminated and they needed to consider new roles and build new skills. This was an incredibly difficult and fearful time for them, but Ginny compassionately and skillfully helped them plan for new opportunities. They were able to leave the workshop far better prepared to handle the change in front of them.
"Whether it's a corporate workshop, life vision retreat, or telephonic coaching group, Ginny's skill of connection and warm personality come through. An effective Coach with a gift for communicating with diverse styles, she is consistently professional and inspirational. Ginny is an authentic leader who does not tell you what to do, but inspires self-revelation and discovery. I am a Life Coach as a result of hearing Ginny speak at a Toastmasters convention. Her encouragement and fearless passion for doing what matters, is the reason I do what I do today."
— Karen Senteio
Program Manager, The Hartford
President, VERVE, Life Coaching Services
Q. Sandy, why did you originally hire me?
A. To explore the possibility of leaving my corporate job and getting into something that would fulfill my interests while affording me the lifestyle of my dreams. I wondered if it was actually possible or if it was just a pipe dream. Essentially, I hired you to help me decide what to do with the rest of my life and to make a move in 3-5 years.
Q. What did/do you appreciate most about our coaching work together?
A. I loved the exploration process. Of course my life happened while I was working on my new life and I found the coaching valuable for the present and the future. One of the things I most appreciate is the fact that you keep reminding me to have fun with it. I tend to put my head down and just work on it. I can easily forget the fun. You help me to keep it all in perspective, have fun, and move forward with my goals.
Q. What do you consider to be your most significant accomplishment as a result of coaching?
A. Deciding on something to do that I love! And being ready to do it when a turn in my pension plan made it beneficial to quit in one and a half months. A lot of folks wanted to go, but they were not ready. I felt so fortunate to have been working with you and making such great progress toward my future. My life was moving forward and I was ahead of schedule!
Q. What is the single most important thing about what I brought to our coaching relationship that made a difference?
A. Three things come to mind: 1) giving me tasks to do that I would not have done on my own, 2) making it fun, and 3) going with me through the detours as they came up in my life while never taking our eyes off the target. Every day I wake up amazed that this is my life.
— Sandra Cloutier
Founder, Pathway to Wellness, LLC
Update on Sandy (August 2012):
Sandy's venture into the field of wellness continues to evolve and she recently completed her training to become a Registered Nurse. Having graduated May 2012, Sandy has also passed the national boards. She is looking forward to making nursing her "encore career", is planning to continue her wellness coaching, and may also do international volunteer work as well. Go Sandy!