ON THE EDGE WITH GRACE
LEANING INTO TRANSITION COACHING
Since I was a little girl, I feared change and transition. Break ups. Moving. Leaving a job. Starting school. Closing doors. Through it all, I used to resist, cry, struggle. I held on for dear life. I preferred the predictability of my current situation, no matter how toxic it was for me, because I feared the uncertainty of something different.
But here’s the deal: change and transition is INEVITABLE. The question is how do you want to handle it?
I learned the power of surrender and trust when my beloved boyfriend and I decided that we couldn’t be together.
My heart broke. Tears rolled down my cheeks like rivers. I felt like I was drowning in my sorrow. All food turned to sawdust in my mouth. I lost weight. I couldn’t smile. Every moment was about surviving.
You see, I was resisting the change of the time. I didn’t want to be single. I didn’t want to be without him. And I knew it was what I needed, and yet the resistance persisted.
I finally understood the power of surrender and trust when my life coach said to me “If he’s not sure he wants to be with you then he doesn’t want to be with you.”
The message hit me with a thud…then my world and thoughts got quiet (while on a bustling street in Washington, DC). I would have heard a pin drop in my head at that moment…and the rivers flowed out of my eyes again as I surrendered and trusted that this was my path.
From that moment, I learned to embrace and even enjoy transition. I began seeing it as a shining ray of hope for a new opportunity.
Don’t get me wrong. There are still transitions that have lots of tears, resistance and struggle until I finally surrender to the change, but there are many other transitions that are graceful and full of gratitude now. Some are even FUN!
All of my personal and professional life transitions have taught me the leadership qualities, compassion and understanding that can support others. So here I am, coaching alongside my #coachcrush, Maura, about transition.
Whether you’re thinking about leaving your job, starting a relationship, making a move, transforming your habits or in some way, making a change, then we want to give you a place to share about it! Come join our brand new group and discover how to lean into transition!
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Lisa helped me gain more confidence in declaring what I want and accepting nothing less. Lisa challenged me to trust in the Universe. She refuses to take your ego's excuses but does so in a caring and compassionate way. She keeps things light and comfortable - even when dealing with the tough stuff. Working with Lisa feels like having a deeply energizing conversation with a lifelong friend (and her laugh is contagious)! She is a wonderful coach and I highly recommend her to anyone ready to own their power and transition into their best life yet.Tess Rafferty