Would you like a Life Redesign or Reboot? Have you been through loss and grief or other tough times? I specialize in helping clients with loss and grief of all types. Loss is not only about death. I also help with life reinvention after tough times and experiences, or sometimes just because people feel a need to make positive changes in their lives.
If it's time to reshape your life, you definitely will want to speak with me. We can work together by phone, or with Zoom
Video calls. Research has shown that this is as effective as meeting with a professional face to face. I can work
with clients located pretty much anywhere and you don’t have to travel at all.
Please read this part carefully. I want to help you and take requests seriously. If you submit a request, I hope you are also serious about following through. If you are truly motivated to make positive changes, you have an excellent chance of success. Some people submit a request when when they are feeling down, or as a joke. I hope that isn't you. I will respond quickly, so please do reply and tell me when you are available to speak. Our conversation will be friendly and low pressure. There is nothing to fear! You may not be aware that vendors on this site actually pay to be able to respond to your messages here, and to obtain your email or voice message. Many times people will then not return messages or calls, though they were asking for help. I would like very much to help you and to determine if we are a good match by speaking (No charge for the initial conversation) but if you have decided not to pursue or have chosen someone else, please do let me know with a brief note. Thank you! Please don't make me waste my time by having to leave you multiple messages.
I can help you, if you are motivated and truly want to do this. I will be your skilled and creative partner in your Life Redesign! . I connect people back to hope even when they are not feeling it. Coaching is rarely, if ever, covered by insurance. It is a real commitment to making changes, to feeling better and to reaching your own personal goals, and it WORKS beautifully.
I am a Trained, Certified and Credentialed Life and Loss Transformation Coach (PCC). Find Peace, Joy and New Purpose no matter what you have been through. Build a future of hope, even if you have been through loss and tough times!
If you are serious about changing your life or finding better solutions than the ones that have not worked for you, we should chat on the phone soon. You have to want to be helped for it to work, or you are wasting your money and a professional's time. Let's have a conversation soon. I will wait for your reply.
Before we go any further, though, I want you to understand that I am not a counselor but a trained, certified and credentialed coach. I will happily explain the differences to you when we have a phone conversation. I have helped clients located all over the globe.and will not be meeting with you in person, if we should decide we are a compatible team.
I have decades of experience in the helping professions. I help people through and way beyond tough life stage, family or relationship changes. Please understand that loss is not just about death. I do work a lot with widows and widowers, and those who have had all types of loss or setbacks. loss of purpose, loss of relationships, etc. I am also an expert in Adoption Loss and adoption issues and birth parent grief and loss. While I work with both men and women, and clients of different ages, I specialize in helping women in their 40's, 50's & Baby Boomers deal with tough life transitions. I am known as the Stop Suffering Sorceress and the Coach with the Practical Heart.
I am tough but tender at the same time, according to my clients. Coaches do not label or judge but coaching is not therapy and coaching is for healthy people with a desire to live differently, to succeed at certain goals and to create new and better lives for themselves. If that makes sense to you, let's talk. Coaching is not inexpensive but is a worthy and important investment in yourself! I will do my best to customize a package or service for you if you are truly motivated to work with me. You can also check out the fees and services section on my web site.
Remember, I can work with clients located anywhere, if we can arrange a time compatible for both of us. I enjoy talking to new people and telling them about my work because I am passionate about it and know that many can be helped.
Knowing Iris has had such a positive impact on my life.I appreciate how she has encouraged me to move forward and not let grief become an obstacle to finding some happiness.
Jen Van Ness
Iris is thorough in her research and very detail oriented. She is also compassionate, thoughtful, and reflective. We also really appreciated how she gave us homework to complete before each session. Iris reviewed our homework prior to our sessions and we were able to have meaningful dialogues about our goals. Specifically, we came to Iris with questions about adoption. Her over 4 decades of experience in this arena was invaluable to us. She helped us organize our thoughts and create attainable goals for us to work on. My husband and I really enjoyed working with Iris. We live in Shanghai, and were able to navigate time differences in order to schedule Zoom sessions. Our sessions were recorded so we could listen to the audio afterwards and reflect back on our sessions. We look forward to connecting with Iris in the future to let her know about our progress. She is really invested in her clients and will give you her full attention. We could really tell just how much she cared about us and our progress. We would be happy to answer any questions of a prospective client and we highly recommend Iris! More...
Iris is so talented! She is an incredible coach. No doubt you will get so much from your coaching.
Iris is so experienced, gentle & so very supportive. She has a gift of meeting you at your feeling space moment to moment while keeping open & illuminating your path of possibilities. Have one short conversation with Iris & you will understand what cannot be expressed in words here. More...
Iris is a wonderful person and has lots of patience and good advice. She has helped me in many tough situations. I recommend Vision Power coaching without hesitation
Iris is a fantastic coach and resource! Highly recommended for widows, widowers and families going through adoption.
Coach Iris knows how to move you from grieving and feeling lost to seeing fresh, new, exciting possibilities to love and live again.
Sharon O'Neil Liljedahl
Iris is a well rounded person who is honest and caring. She has knowledge in so many areas that can be helpful to many. She can help in many areas to name a few.
....grief, tragedy, loss, parenting, sandwich generation. She in my opinion is an expert in pre-adoption, post-adoption and all aspects of choosing an option if you are a birth-mother who is searches for options.
Iris is not only an excellent coach but has had real life experiences in many issues we all face today. Life is a turn of many events and if you find yourself looking for answers, options....Coach Iris may be the person for you. More...
Iris is ethical, intelligent and thoughtful. Everything you’d want in a coach.
Iris has so much life experience combined with her vast education this combination is what makes her be able to relate and teach the solutions you are looking for right from your home! I’m constantly surprised by her talents and her views as she leads a client from a very unfortunate situation into one where they can once again excel in their life. It maybe something simple where sometimes the answer is right in front of you but you’re unable to see it without her guidance or it can be a very sad experience such as immense grief and so many people you turn to just weren’t taught how to deal with this. Often life changes which aren’t pleasant make others uneasy but Coach Iris is there to deal with it and guide you back into the light where you want to be but, can’t achieve it on your own or through family or friends. Even, long term illnesses take on a different meaning in life which can be quite lonely and painful. No one seems to want to hear what’s troubling you physically and this tends to snowball and can leave you with a self diminishing sadness that compounds your physical illness further. I’ve always been extremely supportive of others even though I was taught never to complain about an illness that there’s always someone worst off than me and that’s so true. Iris thinks like I do that you are not complaining but you are entitled to every support system you deserve because you’re seeking help. People just simply want to hear the happy stories of your life otherwise you can be considered as a negative person when Iris knows you’re not negative but you’re are in need of direction at this time of your life. She’s an outstanding honest coach whom I know has helped many clients throughout the years. Sometimes, you can choose a one on one support system from the convenience of your home in your privacy or she does offer group sessions for people who have the same situations going on in life. This also enables you to make new friends whom you have something in common. This type of support system leads into many new avenues in your life as you no longer feel like your alone out there in the dark. We all go through bad and good times but sometimes we really need an experienced life coach even if it’s a change of employment! That’s sounds so simplistic but it’s not into today society. People no longer have one job their whole life and even deciding on what new job skills and what would be the best situation for your life at this time can easily become overwhelming no matter how strong you are. All of us come to crossroads in our life and Iris is the one coach that will guide you over to the right direction in your life. Just give her a try you have nothing to lose and everything to gain...you’ll be surprised how somethings really do happen for a reason and when she guides you will be right back on track to your life’s pathway. Everyone needs support even the strongest people. Today’s world is not an easy one to live in for anyone at any age, with that said I myself can honestly say Iris has helped my family stay together and has guided us through our own personal tragedies and we have found happiness along with her support. Good luck as you embark on your new journey with Iris! More...
I belong to a Widow's group that Iris runs. She has helped me so much, I really appreciate what she done for me. I would still be in my room dreading the one-year anniversary of my loved one's death,, but I am actually looking forward to it now. . She gave me courage to create a way to honor him on that day that makes me feel good and better able to face it and the future.-Pam M. More...
I don’t think I ever adequately thank you for helping keep the darkness at bay. I’m in a decent place now. I feel stronger. And, I’m choosing to live life on purpose and unapologetically. Navigating my family and their feelings is still a challenge, but I know I can only be responsible for myself. So I’ve let go of trying to please everybody. Also, I put myself out there and I met someone. We have been dating for a while. I was only looking for some companionship, someone to do things with. He feels like home, tho. And, I’m feeling happy more often. I just really wanted to let you know you’ve truly helped my journey and I’m so appreciative. More...
Working with Iris in my first session helped me more than any other professional I’ve spent time with. She heard my issues, asked penetrating questions so we were both on the same page and was then able to give me new and very clear insights. In each session we have been able to make breakthroughs or I learn ed ways to handle stressful situations. I highlyrecommend Iris. More...
Coach Iris demonstrates compassion and a genuine concern in her coaching style. I have not been disappointed, and have had support through coaching that has help me maintain a balance in my life while I'm transitioning to my next life phase.
Iris has been there for us coaching us in many different ways in our life; with family issues, and work issues.
She is always positive outlook. We have known Iris for 23 years. She is always there for us if we have any issues along the way.
Iris is a great support person.
You will never find a more sincere caring individual than Coach Iris. She has had so many real life experiences to bring to the table along with all of her education. She is a true listener along with guidance that is so true to many many values that I share. So honest respectful and all around fabulous person.. Highly recommended. More...
I have not worked on a professional level with Iris but I can attest to her professionalism . Iris has been a close family friend for for 47 years . She is dedicated 100 percent to her business . Iris has studied and taken courses above and beyond what is needed in her field . She has experienced herself many of the life situations she coaches . She has walked in many a persons shoes . I believe there is no one better to coach than someone who has lived many of those experiences that she coaches . More...
I began working with Iris when I was struggling through new widowhood and feeling life would never be ok for me again. I worked with Iris for over 6 months.
She helped me not only with my grief and with the insecurities I felt as a widow, but helped me to look at my past in relation to why I make the choices I often make. Iris worked with me on recognizing my inner strengths and building confidence in my own abilities...Iris has pushed me to use my own talents and creativity. As my circumstances and goals changed over time, Iris assisted me in shifting gears and focusing on my new challenges...I would suggest your contacting Iris and hiring her as soon as possible.
Iris came into my life at a very critical turn. Suffering from depression for years, I began withdrawing further and further into myself.
I had been working with my doctor and taking the medication he prescribed, but it just wasn’t enough. I rarely left the house except to go to work and I associated only with family and only as needed. I wanted to make changes, but I didn’t know how to take that first step.
Iris put a lot of effort into getting to know me. She is generous with her time and talents. Iris listened carefully and shared tools and ideas that were tailored to my specific needs. I knew within the first two sessions that I was on the right track and with the right life coach.
I’m not where I want to be yet, but I am definitely on the right track. Iris breathes life back into flagging hopes and dreams. I feel courageous again for the first time in a long while.
"Iris has helped me deal with my daily struggles and puts so much heart into her work. I have not met anyone before who wants to help me to the extent she does, and who gives time and energy the way she does. I recommend her highly to coach you through a variety of difficult problems and life changes" More...
Iris coached me during one of the most difficult periods of my adult life. I would cite, among her many strengths, her ability to "hear" a client.
"Hearing" a client is much more than listening to words; hearing a client acknowledges a client's mood, energy, and thought processes.
Iris has remarkable recall and there is no need to "start from the beginning" for every session. Iris prepares meticulously.
She is able to avoid creating an unhealthy relationship of dependence. Her suggestions and assignments make a coaching session a shared venture, a balanced relationship. Iris is able to identify a client's strengths and weaknesses and use her insight to steer a client in a healthy direction. More...