Head Coach & Founder
Welcome to Blue Lake Coaching!
As a life coach, there are two questions I love and they come as a pair: ‘What is the worst that can happen?’ and ‘Will it kill you?’ If there is no chance of death then let’s explore!
When you are in doubt and paralyzed from taking action or confused as to what you should do next, it is usually Fear whispering (or screaming) in your head. Fear has convinced you that you may not survive if you make a change. ‘Just leave things the way they are. We know how to handle this! Don’t even think about making a move!’ Fear croons in your head. In fact, Fear has actually convinced you not to think, at all. I like to challenge Fear, bring it into the light, and politely ask it to sit down & shut up!
All the changes you have navigated and challenges you have overcome during your life have shaped who you are. You cleverly created adaptive tools to succeed. You may not need all the adaptive tools you picked up along the way. As we move through life circumstances change but we don’t always discard old obsolete tools. Let’s work together to clean out your toolbox. We will keep what is working and add new tools to fill in where you need it.
Do you need a Life Coach?
Are you at a time in your life when you want to make a move, change habits, or create something new and you aren’t sure where to start? Or has life thrown you a curve ball and you feel ill-equipped to deal with the new circumstance? If you answered yes to either question a life coach can definitely help.
Why I’m a coach
I love helping people grow, learning new perspectives, having a flexible schedule, and sometimes wearing pajama bottoms to work.
ADHD & me
I have been learning about ADHD since before I knew what it was. My husband was a later-in-life diagnosis and both my kids have ADHD. We have three different flavors in our house so things stay interesting. Since the official diagnosis, I have worked tirelessly to fully understand ADHD and all that comes with it. I am ADHD-CCSP certified, which means I took a lot of classes to learn even more about ADHD and they gave a certificate!
I will not offer a fix for ADHD because nothing is broken. ADHD is a different brain chemistry and wiring. It is like being left-handed. Yes, you can learn to write with your right hand but your natural talent is with your left hand. As a person with ADHD you have been living in a ‘right-handed’ world; it is no wonder there have been challenges. Let’s work together and allow your left-handed creativity to shine and release you from the ‘shoulds’ and ‘supposed-tos’ that have limited your creativity and natural talents.
Keep it light
When you can find humor in a situation, person, or experience, you are in control of how it impacts you.
Keep it Simple
You don’t need to modify everything to have a positive influence on your life. All journeys start with a single step no matter the size.
I am a graduate of Wayfinder Life Coach training by Martha Beck Inc.