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Design Your Life With The Best Life Coach Ideas

What does it mean to Design Your Life? The answer will be different for everyone. Chances are that you are incredibly aware of what other people want for you. But living by other people’s rules isn’t always enough to live a fulfilling life. 


My life coach program can help you really know what you want with your life. I help clients uncover and clear the limiting beliefs and rules that don’t apply to them, so they can get better insight into what they truly desire out of life. 


People really do have their own answers; I help them get there. It’s my honor to help you discover your truth. Through thought-provoking life coaching techniques, as well as the change techniques of Neurolinguistic Programming, I help you ask the right questions, and remove the blocks that get in the way of your ideal life!

iPEC Certified Professional Coach
iPEC Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner
ICF International Coaching Federation Certified Coach
Certified Trauma Informed Coach

If I could give my younger self anything, I would give her the gift of life coaching.


Why? Because I understand deeply what it feels like to be living the unknown self: the wrong job, the wrong relationship, the wrong purpose, pretty much the wrong life, because I didn’t truly know me. 


I spent the greater part of my adult life in a state of survival after having experienced years of sexual abuse and bullying in my childhood. I had no idea who I was or what I wanted. Or if I was even allowed to have it! I spent years living for others and their expectations for my life, running from myself, all the while I was yearning for something more.


I was successful in what I did, but it never felt like I was honoring the true me. I worked in small business, corporate America, even had my own business. I raised my kids, volunteered as an EMT, and earned degrees in psychology and mental health counseling, all the while searching for my reason for being here. I know what it’s like to live a life feeling, “There has to be something more, this can’t be all there is!“ 


My Story

For 20+ years, I have been committed to helping people gain enlightenment about themselves, those incredible "Aha" moments that lead to self-empowerment! Like an emotional archeologist, I help people dig deep inside themselves to their lives and discover their genuinely authentic selves. "Discover You Coaching," means just that. It's a beautiful life when we truly discover who we are and where we're going, and I'd love to help you get there, too!

My Mission

Enter life coaching! It was through the forward action approach of Core Energy Coaching™ and NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) that I was finally able to realize true self-discovery and peace. 


Before this dynamic approach, I had believed that because I understood my past and what I had experienced that I also understood who I was. But I didn’t. My view of myself was very limited, and consequently, so were my coping skills and self-beliefs. My ability to make the right choices for myself was greatly impacted because I was in the dark about my true self. 


Through the partnership of coaching, I learned what was truly blocking me, what rules I was following that didn't serve me, and how I could live life as I was meant to live it, on my own terms, based on what lights me up! I was able to find my own answers and fill the emptiness I felt inside with self-love and appreciation.

The best way to fill our emptiness is to know ourselves and our values and love ourselves unconditionally.


Work With Helen


What Exactly Is Coaching?

When people hear the word "coach" oftentimes it's in the arena of sports. Coaches help athletes optimize their performance. Every athlete has a coach, and the top athletes have their own personal coach dedicated to their success. 


Having a life coach for the game of life works the same way: to help you achieve your personal best in life and career. Life coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life. It's the thought-provoking and creative partnership between a life coach and a client that inspires you to identify and reach your personal and professional potential. It is through this partnership that you will discover the answers within yourself about what’s been holding you back so you can move forward with passion and confidence that the path you take is truly your own. 

How Can Working With Me Help You?

As a Certified Professional and Trauma-Informed Life Coach recognized by the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Certified Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner with advanced degrees in human behavior, I will guide you through to finding your answers. 


Are you like so many of my clients who have expressed many of the same feelings, questions, and hollowness in their gut that “something’s missing”? 


"How do I make choices that are right for myself if I don’t know who I am?"

"How can I find relationships that are true to my heart"

"How can I pursue a career that thrills me?"

"What do I even want out of life?" 

Have You Ever Wondered

  • Do I want to design my life or do I want to live a life of default? 

  • Do I want to understand myself and my purpose so that I can find a career that I want? 

  • Do I want to settle for "ho-hum" jobs that pay the bills but leave me feeling unfulfilled?

  • Do I want to develop a love for myself so that I can find true love in all of my relationships?


Through life coaching, my clients soon discovered that they intuitively knew what they wanted but lacked the mirror a coach provides that helps them develop self-confidence and self-belief that they’ll ever achieve it. This self-awareness leads to self-love and excitement for life! Like them, you'll discover who you are at your core so you can passionately pursue your dreams.

The Energy Leadership Index

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.“


Most of the actions, reactions, and behaviors we express in life stem from ill-formed outcomes, and that’s why we experience those negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.


As a certified Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner, I will help you tap into your positive energy stores to become a better leader in all areas of your life.


The ELI assessment is an energy/action model that measures your level of energy based on your current attitude, perception, and perspective of your world. In other words, it will give you insight into how you show up in life and how you react to stress. It will also help teach you about Core Energy concepts. 


By utilizing the ELI assessment, you can make a shift in your consciousness, alter your attitude and perspective, and increase your energy and levels of satisfaction in all aspects of your life.

Once we know what shifts and changes you want to experience, I can then help you make the changes you want to see, using the tools, techniques, methods, and frameworks that are most appropriate at the time.  


The ELI assessment may be purchased as a one-time debrief session. However, it is best used in conjunction with a complete life coach package, so that you can receive the necessary guidance to help you apply the information to your life. 

Contact me today to schedule your ELI.

Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Many people live their lives stuck in models, beliefs, and patterns that aren’t serving them. Oftentimes, these unconstructive patterns have been a part of their lives since childhood. 


I use NLP to help clients reach deep solution-focused change, without having to focus directly on the problems or details of the history. This method has proven to be incredibly effective in breaking patterns of default thinking and reaction. 


In my life coaching program, I often use the ELI Assessment to identify the needs for change, and NLP to elicit those changes. 


Trauma-Informed Life Coach

A trauma-informed life coach helps with the mindset of trauma but doesn’t focus on the trauma itself. Instead, the focus is on the heavy baggage that comes as a result of the trauma. 


Rehashing information surrounding trauma can be incredibly draining. Worse, it’s not a practice that is effective over the long term, as it anchors in the problem that you’re trying to move away from. This is why I often use Neurolinguistic Programming frameworks to guide clients with trauma. With NLP, clients don’t have to talk about their trauma beyond sharing just enough information to elicit change.


Clients can either work with me alone or in tandem with a therapist; it all depends on where they are in their healing journey. I utilize my master’s level education in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in trauma and crisis counseling to be sure to provide the best care for my clients. I also take great care to be sure that clients who are vulnerable are referred to therapy.  


Many of my clients are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I’m a survivor myself and, decades after the abuse ended, I have managed to find great healing. I truly believe that if I had the opportunity to work with a life coach while I was in therapy all those years ago, I would have moved beyond my past so much more easily than I did.

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."

-Mark Twain


What Clients Are Saying

Professional Coach and Public Speaker

Audrey D.

"Working with Helen as a coach was a different experience than with working with other coaches. Helen is extremely intuitive with her approach. Her listening skills are extraordinary. She is able to hear what is not being said which makes her an amazing coach. I loved working with her!"

Marketing Representative

Diane S.

"Helen is a phenomenal coach! Her intuition is spot on. I’m grateful to have her on my journey. I’m better than ever before, and still improving!"

Customer Service Representative

Carolyn O.

"Working with Helen is helping me reach new levels of success. Helen is insightful, professional, and obviously very experienced in helping you get out of your own way and make your mind work FOR you instead of against you."


“The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself, you will always be someone else. Become yourself.”

-Miles Munroe

Online Coaching and In-Person Coaching Available

Help shouldn't be limited by the zip code you live in. It’s important to be able to work with the best life coach for you, no matter where you are. That’s why I offer both online and in-person life coaching. You can have dedicated time to do life coach work with me every week, or every other week, in person, or online — whichever best suits your lifestyle.