"Working with Ros was life changing in so many ways. I was stuck. I was doing my best to work in my area of passion, & thought that collaborating with some non-profit organizations in my area of specialization (body image, eating issues, girls & women) would be the way to go. However, I was continually blocked & diminished by the very organizations I was seeking to be a part of. I was told, "You're too creative, we have to hold you back," or "you're too educated for this position," and actually they hired other people to do the work I was voluntarily doing out of my passion. What I was doing to put myself out there was clearly NOT working.
I also didn't realize how competitive other professionals would be. I was under the impression that colleagues would welcome me with open arms, as I'm very passionate about what I do. Nope. Turns out some were quite jealous and territorial.
I had met Ros at Hakomi training, and really liked her energy. When I saw that she was doing business coaching, I called her. The first phone call was very teary, and the words that came out of my mouth were, "I'm DONE!" I was feeling unappreciated, under-valued, miserable, and was ready to quit what I was passionate about, and had no idea where to turn. I was giving everything away for free because that's what I was taught to do as a good girl. She was very reassuring, & told me, "You are swimming in the wrong pond."
She encouraged me to book a VIP session, where we spent 2 days reaffirming my life and career goals, using Reiki & Hakomi & aromatherapy & laughter & tears to help me get back on track. We discussed how to "close" a room, a strategy that was sorely missing from all the academic work and training that I've done. I felt so affirmed & refreshed, & ready to go.
In the months since that time, I have made significant changes. I have given myself permission to walk away from the organizations that did not value me, say no to opportunities that are not in alignment with my core values, & seek opportunities & people that DO value me & what I have to offer. I have set a new schedule that is better in alignment with what I value & how I want to spend my time & energy. I carefully choose where my volunteer time goes, & life is soooo much better! I am getting rid of energy vampires (people that steal my time & life energy), had the courage to raise my rates and charge what I am worth (and no one batted an eyelash), & am starting to declare "This is me. This is who I am and what I stand for."
So....with Ros's cheerleading and good business strategy, I have been able to boost my confidence and declare that I am a passionate psychologist, bad-ass Shamanic Practitioner, yogi, dancer, artist, & writer! I am on the edge of a book deal, a new counselling contract, & am recently a National eating disorder prevention expert.
Working with Ros booted me out of the WRONG pond and into the OCEAN OF POSSIBILITY!"