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Meet Pat Donovan- Joy Guide!

After 30 years in the field of education I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing from my life. It was JOY! I took a 6 week vacation from my job at the University of Miami. I had been an Early Childhood/Special Education teacher and administrator for many years and I’d never really considered doing a different type of work.  During my vacation I reconnected with parts of myself that I had forgotten. I painted, I hiked in the mountains, I wrote every morning. I rediscovered myself and what lights me up. I read a lot of books and found Martha Beck’s books incredibly helpful. I signed up for one of her online courses. I went back to work feeling refreshed and renewed but it didn’t last. My passion for teaching had dimmed to the point that it no longer felt fair to myself or my students to continue. After a lot of soul searching I realized that my job was no longer fulfilling for me and I decided to leave. It was both wonderful and terrifying to wake up every morning without the stability of a job and the benefits that go with it.

I started to explore what brought me joy. During the next year and a half I wrote my first book (The Secret Labyrinth) and did a lot of self-discovery activities. I started painting, sharing photographs on Instagram, and signed up for belly dancing lessons! I found a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach.  Every time we spoke, no matter what was troubling me when we first got on the phone together,  I felt so much better about my life by the end of the call. At some point I asked myself “Wouldn’t it be great to be that person, the one who leads the session, asks the questions, and helps the client get to the place of feeling so much better?”

In August 2016 I took the plunge and signed up for Martha Beck Life Coach Training.  In August 2017 I received my certification. I’ve worked with many different clients and love seeing the changes and benefits that coaching can bring to my clients.  It brings me great joy to help others rediscover and reclaim what lights them up. I bring compassion, understanding, and many years of experience to the coaching partnership.

If you’re interested in finding out more about what life coaching can do for you, accessing your intuition, analyzing your dreams, and weaving FUN back into your life please contact me today! Sessions are held by telephone or Skype and I have flexible hours. If you don’t find something on the schedule that fits your needs please contact me to arrange a time that’s convenient for you.  The first session is free.

“Pat has helped me reconnect with myself. She has helped me to remember who I was and still want to be and has given me the skills and the tools to achieve this.” – a happy client

 

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