"Why do I need a COACH?"
When things are going pretty well it's tempting to say "I'm doing fine on my own. I don't need help."
It's taken me years to freely acknowledge that I always have more work to do, and that doing it improves my life.
Whatever it is we mean to accomplish in this life, none of us can can stay conscious and awake on any path for long without regular perspective checks that disrupt our habituated patterns from taking the drivers seat.
We need to regularly blow our perspective open to see more than what our limited self-concept allows us to believe is possible for us.
We need our stories and beliefs challenged every step of the way by a neutral, outside presence.
A coach is a neutral person whose clear sight and well-calibrated bullshit radar help you uncover what's true for you.
A coach shows up and puts their entire attention on you with a commitment to not let any of your stories or limiting beliefs slip through the cracks unchallenged -- no matter how inappropriate or awkward it feels to tell you the truth.
A coach is much more invested in your personal freedom and awakening than they are in you liking them so a coach will never half-ass it with you by simply telling you what you want to hear.
A coach can see you more objectively than your friends and family and truly believes in and will always advocate for your limitless potential.
A coach has done a tremendous amount of personal work in order to be a clear, neutral presence who won't play into your stories and won't get hooked into reinforcing them for you.
A coach has cultivated the belief that all are capable of living, loving, and working authentically and in perfect integrity with their truths. A coach will challenge you and train you to live from that perspective every step of the way.
A coach helps you challenge your version of reality so that you can break free from it.
Here's hOW WE begin:
1. Fill out the application below
2. After I read your application, I'll reach out to schedule time for us to talk. Our initial session is as valuable to me as it is to you in determining if we both want to work together, so I offer this consultation session free-of-charge.
3. If we're both excited to work together, we talk about what that would look like. I'll suggest a length of time, frequency of sessions, and we'll discuss the financial investment.
4. We'll schedule our first session and I'll send you an invoice.
I’m profoundly grateful to Summer for her invaluable assistance and support as my life coach. I worked with Summer in her coaching program for several months in order to work out what was holding me back in my life - I felt stuck and unable to get to the career opportunities I wanted and the way I wanted to feel in my life. She helped me drill down below the surface issues to find root causes, and then offered genuine support and effective pathways to confronting and healing those root issues.
Summer is compassionate, truthful, and skilled at asking the questions we either don’t or won’t ask ourselves. Summer helped me deal with my feelings of fear, unworthiness, and perpetual danger. She helped me find where I was, in fact, brave, worthy, and safe. This completely transformed and opened up my life and I could not have done it without her guidance and support. I strongly recommend engaging Summer as your life coach if you find yourself in a position where you need some help moving forward, upward, or inward in your life.
And may I add - she’s also delightful to talk to. She offers her wisdom with warm humor and a friendly, easy manner.
-Rachel S., Texas
Working with Summer changed my life. It is definitely one of the best decisions I have made for myself. I went to her seeking peace and a sense of fulfillment in a world where I had lost myself.
She helped me identify and face the constructs of my own my mind that have gotten me stuck so many times. I now have a greater sense of awareness in my life and have a stronger ability to recognize my fears and my truth. I am so grateful for Summer and her coaching!
-Leslye L., Memphis, TN
I'm in my mid 30s. I have spent most of my life single. My short lived, seemingly promising relationships up to the point I contacted Summer would have only added up to about a little over two years of my life. Guys I dated would seem to fall hard for me, than break it off, usually fairly abruptly. I would be too afraid to ask to work on problem, but it always seemed to final, it seemd if I spoke up these guys I dated had already made up their minds for good. I couldn't understand it. I was attractive, I have a great personality, I am responsible yet fun, and I have a lot of friends who all seem to have similar opinions of me, that I'm pretty darn likable, someone that others feel good around, and someone worthy of respect. So why do guys only "love" me for one, three, or six months and then get over me? More importantly what could I do to change that?
Most people I talked to were not helping me process my past relationships, I felt. They would remind me I had value, which I knew, and they would blame the guys for the ends of those relationships for various reasons, expressing that I was amazing and did not have a part in those relationships not succeeding.
They intended to be supportive, but it felt like they were telling me I was a victim of commitment phobic people and not an active player in these relationships. And the guys I dated were not commitment phobes. They often entered into long term relationships, some ending in marriage, shortly after their brief romances with me. None of the people I approached for feedback and help processing believed I had a pattern. They told me it was simply chance that my relationships were not lasting. They told me it had nothing to do with me, or anything I was doing or not doing. Sure, I get that these guys all had a part in those relationships ending, however I was the common denominator in every relationship I entered into. If the same thing was happening over and over again in my life I most likely had a part in it.
Summer was the first person to help me take action. I wasn't sure if relationships were for me, but I wanted to make sure I was making this decision for the right reasons. Summer reminded me to follow my desire when I had learned over and over to follow my logic and not my feelings. She help me to focus on what felt natural, instead of listening to the relationship advice tapes running through my head that I heard time and again from other people. Most of all, she helped me to realize I was not a victim, that this situation was not happening TO me, but that I was an active participant. I could speak up if something was bothering me. I did not have to justify why it was bothering me to myself before choosing to speak up. I could simply respectfully speak up to a guy I was seeing about my needs. I could start conversations about our relationship.
It is now around four and a half to five months since our calls began, and I am over four months in to the most connected, mature and happiest relationship in my life to date. It is not yet my longest relationship, but it feels like it will be making it past the six month mark, which is the longest I have ever been in a relationship. Summer has helped me to step outside of family patterns and my own comfort zone to open myself up for the positiviy of the love I now have and am building. One that my boyfriend and I believe is lasting. I am excited to see where my relationship is going and I am enjoying being an active participant in it. I would recommend Summer to anyone who believes they have a pattern they want to break but cannot figure out how!"
Working with Summer has been amazing. She has a natural ability to lead you through some really important inner work while still keeping the conversation really practical and grounded. Even though it's been tough work, it's also been A TON of fun. I felt immediately at ease and comfortable opening up to Summer, and most importantly, without feeling judged or invalidated.
Through our work together over the last six months, she has slowly unpeeled the layers of gunk that were in my way to help me uncover the real motivation/fear behind what's holding me back from my true desires. She has an intuitive ability to call me out on any BS that may be clouding my true motivations and desires, and then helps me sit with what that means. To work with Summer you really have to be ready, open and vulnerable to "go there" and then be willing to do something about it.
Each session I have had with her has led to several aha! moments - further sparked by her ability to conjure up the perfect article, quote or experience at the right time. Since stopping our weekly sessions a month ago, I continue to get more clarity: stronger with trusting my own gut, setting the right intentions and living out my true desires. I'm sure Summer and I will work together again, and I look forward to check-in sessions with her in the future to help keep me on track. If you're looking (and ready!) to "go there", I absolutely challenge you to begin working with Summer.
-Melina P., Washington D.C.
I'm delighted to say that Summer has taken me on the ride of a lifetime. She's keen in acknowledging what I don't dare to, taking me down whatever road needs to be taken to awaken. She's by far a bolder being than most, her attention is hot in temperature, making me want to be in it, steady, unwavering, and waiting for the next move that going to soothe just as it boils. On the path of awakening, I look to her and I feel my soul shift and say "ok, let's go."
-Rayma S., Berkeley, CA
"My sessions with Summer have changed my perspective on myself and others . I feel I'm on a journey to true self discovery and Summer is a great support in helping me take off the layers that don't work anymore. One of the great things about our work together is she has an innate sense to know when to call me on behavior I'm trying to rationalize that isn't in line with where I want to be. Sometimes I push against her but after I reflect on it I see her point and support she is giving me to help me reach my goals.
I had been reading a wonderful blog and there were two articles that I had read that I loved! After reading the second article, which profoundly resonated with me, I thought to myself I have to share this with Summer! Then I looked at the bottom of the article to see who the author was, so I could find out more info about her, and it was summer! I couldn't believe it! I thought how lucky I am to have her as my coach.
I couldn't recommend Summer more highly. I recently visited my Mom and she commented, 'You seem like you're doing well. You're much calmer.' It's true!"
-Pamela S., New York, NY
Summer is fantastic! She has found her calling, or at least one of many! We gained a lotta, lotta insight from our time with her!
- Diane B., New York, NY