Live a life of passion, purpose and strength, without burning out.
"Raven was thorough, objective and had no issues with being a little stern when I needed it most. It’s easy to have your family and friends be a sounding board – even when they promise to give it to you straight, that’s not always the case. I know Raven is rooting for my success and she can (and will) ask those questions, make those requests and send me back to square one, if necessary."
— Michelle Garrett-Johnson | Founder | Divaswithapurpose.com
After years of working with creative visionaries, I’ve noticed a few recurring themes.
Of all the things that need to be taken care of – home, business, family, friends, clients – you tend to put yourself at the bottom of the list. You force yourself to do more, achieve higher, double results, and check ALL the boxes on your miles-long to do list. You’ve been doing it so long that you sometimes forget why you started this to begin with.
When you finally see the forest through the trees and notice that things are off key, you go searching for answers in all the books, programs, workshops, webinars and any other outside answers you can get your hands on. Then you use that to set bigger, higher, more audacious goals than the ones you already failed to achieve.
Do me favor?
Stop beating yourself up. Stop stressing yourself out. Stop judging yourself for not being done yet and comparing yourself to other people (who are mostly faking it, anyway). What if told you that if you got off of the freaking hamster wheel, and treated yourself with as much kindness and care as you do everyone else, you could actually achieve more? Sounds crazy, right?
Well...a little mindfulness about your work and your life, can go a long, long way.
But, sometimes this “coaching” thing can be made out to seem wayyyyy more complex than it needs to be. It can feel exclusive. If you don’t know where your chakras are, which mantras to chant or how to “manifest your dreams”- you might feel a little left out. Worse yet, if you don’t consider yourself a very “spiritual” person and are skeptical of those ideas, you might think that this whole thing is a lil too fluffy, too esoteric, too “woo-woo” for you.
Let me make it plain; through coaching you can:
Expand your creativity
Make better decisions
Communicate more effectively
Increase self awareness
Improve work performance
Enhance interpersonal relationships
Set and achieve meaningful goals
And you can do it all without beating yourself up or working yourself into the ground.
What makes my coaching different?
First of all, I’m not trying to be your guru. I don’t want you to envy me or my lifestyle or think that I’m some magical expert who can tell you what to do, think and feel. Blegh.
YOU know what’s right for you. Be your own guru.
For coaching to have any effect that lasts past the end of a phone call, it has to be a co-creative relationship- that means you have to SHOW UP. My job is to tune into what’s happening, take a look from 5000 feet, and ask a ton of questions to provoke you into action. But you gotta do the work.
Together, we’ll create shifts in your mindset that lead to transformative change. And while quick fixes aren’t the main goal, it happens. My clients typically have immediate insights that impact how they move through the world right away - at work, with family, in business, in friendships and in life.
I’ve been told that what really makes me different is my no-bullshit approach. There’s no fluff here; no canned responses or spiritual one-liners that make you feel like mayyyyybe I just said something deep, but you don’t really know what it means. Nah. I just give it to you straight. We’ll do some work, it’ll get uncomfortable - but you know what...tell it to a caterpillar. (Think about it). That’s just what growth feels like. Sometimes you’ll love me for it and sometimes, well...you’ll love me later.
A mirror for your blind spots
I learned to see my work from a new perspective, on a recent trip to India. I introduced myself as a “coach” to a few Hindi speaking friends. Right away they went to work on an appropriate term for it in their beautifully nuanced language. What they came up with was “aaina-walla”; which roughly translates to “one who mirrors”. I was stunned to tears. These two, who I’d met only hours before gave me words for my work that sang to my heart. A mirror, so that you can see your blind spots. A mirror to reflect the best parts of you back to yourself in a way that you typically couldn’t see from your perspective.
Each person is uniquely crafted with their individual experiences, values, principles and perspectives - and so each coaching relationship is too. We have real conversations, and make space for you to show up as your authentic, creative, messy, brilliant, wild and crazy self.
Yeah, I’ve got a few ideas on how this life thing works, but when we talk, I leave my preconceived ideas at the door and show up open, present, and un-attached to any expectation of what you should or should not do.
That’s what makes coaching different from just having a really smart and helpful friend. The good thing about your friends is that they know who you are. But...sometimes that means they aren’t yet ready for who you’re becoming. That’s where I come in.
No bias, no judgment, no bullshit.
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Coaching begins with a free consultation so that you can determine if my style matches your needs. It's a persuasion-free zone, no sales, no pushy tactics. All that I ask is that you don't use my time if you haven't seriously considering hiring a coach.
If we vibe, then we can work together for a flat rate of $500 per month.
I occasionally offer slots on a “pay what you can” basis to people who are incredibly motivated and have a legitimate financial hardship. There is no complex application process or hoops to jump through; all that you have to do is ask. This rate is based on my pure love for one on one coaching and desire to work with people who are passionate and motivated to do the work.