business & Life Coaching

 
 This is me. Living a simple, quiet life in New England.  Photo by  Olivia Gatti

This is me. Living a simple, quiet life in New England.

Photo by Olivia Gatti

After 10 years of running a full time photography business, I decided to put my energy into helping other business-owners set boundaries and get clarity. This is a process of Life + Business Coaching. I know, from experience, that you can't have one without the other -- if you feel lost, resentful, disconnected, overwhelmed, tired or alone, you may need a coach. 

In the spring of 2007, I left a depressing job in a windowless room. I had a 3 month old baby at home and desperately wanted to be home with him more often. I focused on taking my part-time photography business full-time to support my family; I was passionate and motivated to be my own boss. I wanted to be in charge of ALL THE THINGS. This is great....only for so long. At some point, you hit a wall and realize that you're spread too thin. Mistakes are made. Opportunities are missed. Finances are out of control. You're working longer hours than you expected. You don't feel as passionate about the work you're doing. You contemplate finding another job. 

Three years into my business, my 3 year old son asked me if I loved my phone more than him. Ugh - dagger to the heart. I was trying to run my business from my phone and had zero boundaries.

Later that same year, my husband asked me if I wanted to divorce. Ugh(again)....no, no, no. The truth is that I was married to my job, not my husband. I was putting so much pressure on myself to be wildly successful at the expense of my marriage and health.

I was lost. I was lonely and afraid.
It took a lot of work to correct that. I went to therapy, hired a business coach, set boundaries and made time for self care. I will be the first to tell you that the process is not easy. But what I realized was that I couldn't do it alone. I needed a support system of strong people.

In that, I found more peace and clarity than I expected....and the work never ends. I’m showing up for myself and others in ways that feel honest and purposeful.

Stop the chaos. 

Find your support system.

Set boundaries.

Get a coach.


Business & Life coaching

We'll meet (via video) for 1.5 hours each week for 6 weeks.
You'll have homework, but nothing too stressful. 

  • Create a schedule (business and personal) so that you feel like you're in control again
  • Set short and long term goals
  • Define and set boundaries - reduce resentment, define what you want in life and business
  • Attract the work you want
  • Narrow down the products & services that you offer - be more focused and intentional
  • Restructure your pricing (do you know your value? are you charging enough?)
  • Create a business budget
  • Create a Mission Statement and work on Core Values
  • Define appropriate self care practices and make time for them
  • Evaluate root causes of emotional issues and set intentions and appointments to get help & support
  • Understand the balance of speaking and listening, giving and receiving
  • Find or create a supportive community: human connection
 

LIFE COACHING

We'll meet (via video) for 90 min. You will have homework to do!

Choose from:
• Define & set boundaries - reduce resentment, define what you want in life & business
• Define appropriate self care practices & make time for them
• Evaluate root causes of emotional issues, set intentions and appointments to get help & support
• Understand the balance of speaking & listening, giving & receiving
• Find or create a supportive community: human connection