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Coach Bob Reish

/ Certified Business Coach | Master Trainer | Author
Dominique, This is a great question. This is an issue millions of people deal with each day. Often decisions are made at the wrong time and in the midst of emotions. One thing to remember is emotions do not understand reality. For example, when you watch a movie, you will experience a multitude of emotions based on a movie. You will experience fear with a scary movie, tears with a sad movie, or anger when an injustice is done. Even in the midst of the movie, your emotions react the same as if you are in a real situation. When making an important decision as changing jobs or careers, you need to be sure you are making the decision based on the correct facts and with an understanding of the rewards and consequences. Often this will take time, energy, and money. Applying the correct resources to ensure you are not only making the right decision for yourself, but also family and friends who may be affected. There are three points I would like to share that may help you in any important decision. First, use a tool called K.W.I.N.K. This acronym stands for Knowing What I Now Know. When making an important decision, ask yourself three questions. * Knowing what I now know, should I have started this job or career? * Knowing what I now know, should I continue with this job or career? * Knowing what I now know, should I discontinue with this job or career? Understanding that our gut feeling is correct 95%-97% of the time. If you are unable to answer a clear yes or now, there may be other factors and questions that have not been addressed. Second, separate the positives and negatives about leaving or staying. Often times when we see on paper the pros and cons, it can illuminate a clear path. When we are able to observe facts and not just emotions, clarity is often achieved. Third, hire a coach! Often a third party who is not in the situation and who has your interests at heart is a great resource. Having a skilled coach who is able to ask the right questions and provide a perspective that helps you make the best decision is crucial. A good coach will be skilled in asking questions and clearing listen to the answers provided. A coach will desirer the content to clear your thinking to be able to make the right decision. Although the decision may not be easy to make, the answer you need to make is a result of a simple process. Important decisions are a part of every day. It is important to be able to maneuver through the emotions that often mask themselves as facts. Clearing the field is necessary to be able to move toward your goals. I look forward to speaking further with you and helping you become more clear in your decisions. Thank you for the opportunity to answer your questions. Business Coach Bob Reish

Dr. Debra LMFT (MT2416)

/ Psychotherapist; Inclusion & Diversity Researcher / LMFT
Trust is a choice. Even if you were coming to see one of us in person, it will take a certain amount of personal trust. I had to say that. Now, on our website, you will see a range of professionals. Each of us have our own set of credentials. Many of us have advance degrees, and most of us we have been trained, certified, and/or licensed by professional boards. Our certifying organizations have ETHICAL STANDARDS that we have each sworn to adhere to. BUT even without these boards of certification, many of us are naturally helpers or healers. We were born to do this work. SO, THE LAST thing we want to do is HARM another human being (living thing for that matter). My invitation then is that you understand that our goal is to "do no harm." NOT THAT WE ARE INCAPABLE of wrongdoing, but our INTENTION IS to HELP. The only way you can begin to TRUST one of us is to shop around the AskACoach.pro website. Read the profiles, study the photos you see--you can actually see who we are by looking at our pictures. Then schedule a 1-time session to see if the fit is there. Then, TRUST YOURSELF to choose the therapist that will best meet your specific needs.

Dr. Debra LMFT (MT2416)

/ Psychotherapist; Inclusion & Diversity Researcher / LMFT
Well, there are a number of reasons that you MIGHT seek therapy on the internet. I'll list them below. I'll start with personal reasons then I'll share some professional reasons why. Then you think about what makes sense to you and make your decision. Personal Reasons: 1) You may to too shy (or embarrassed ) to share with a professional face-to-face 2) You can see a therapist using only audio, so the won't see you. Say if you are sensitive about your appearance--swollen jaw or something. Or, you have some other physical disability that makes leaving your home too much trouble. 3) You don't or can't drive or don't have transportation. 4 ) It's convenient and private--if you don't want anyone to know--no one will see you going or coming. 5) If you want to see your therapist and be seen by her or him then you can use your video capabilities. So you have choices based on your personal needs. I'm sure there are more but his is just to get you thinking. Professional Reasons 1) Transparency: profiles of ACTUAL professionals (not models!) are listed with REAL FACTS about each one. So you can read about the therapists or coaches yourself and see their credentials to make a firsthand decision about who they are and what each one stands for. 2) Cost: Like most things online, it's cost effective. But don't get it twisted--it's not cheap advise! 3). Training: AskACoach.pro professionals are well trained, degreed, licensed and/or certified in specific areas of expertise. 4) Real Testimonies: The testimonies that you see on our site are FIRST-PERSON COMMENTS from our clients. Again, we want you to know the quality of our work. 5) Money-back guarantee: What else is there to say except: "You have nothing to lose, except the problem you bring to your fabulous online therapy session :).

Dr. Debra LMFT (MT2416)

/ Psychotherapist; Inclusion & Diversity Researcher / LMFT
Wonderful question!!! If you broke down the word "therapy" you will find the word "heal". So essentially, to get therapy (of any kind) is to seek healing. The kind of therapy that you're seeking on the AskACoach.pro site is essentially "talk therapy" or healing through talking. We have therapists from several different training or philosophical perspectives on our platform. BUT, the one thing we all have in common is that we want to help our clients "heal" mental and/or emotional pains. What's in a Name? You should also know that while we use different words to describe our specific professional training such as Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, or Psychiatrist we will all (most often) answer to the single name "psychotherapist." By the way, the first part of the word "psycho" means "soul" and the second part, "therapy" mean "to heal." The parts together literally means "to heal the soul." Beautiful," isn't it? Second Part of Your Question: When to seek help? You know you need to seek a psychotherapist when you have tried EVERYTHING else--talking to your closest friends, parents, siblings and/or grandparents; watching talk shows; and consulting with your priest, rabbi, or preacher; reading books on related topics; watching videos and listening to audio programming AND nothing has worked. So, shop around and you'll see different therapists with different titles. Read the profiles, Study the photos then listen to yourself when you find the professional that seems to speak to your specific need for healing. That's the one! Be well.

Heather Dempsey

/ Holistic Life Coach
I find that when an individual is centered in who they are, what they believe, their morals, values, standards and why, it enables them to feel much more confident and secure in their boundaries and self respect which in turn makes it comfortable to assert themselves. Helping a young adult (or any individual at any age) discover who they are, what their values are, help them realize what matters most and with that information they will have a stronger desire to move toward things that are in alignment and further from things that are not. I have a short online course on the topic of values called True Happiness. I've been offering it for free this week and I'm happy to send you an invite if you would like to check it out.

Helen Granskog

/ Certified Wellness Coach and Author
Here are some suggestions to help you make the most of your time each week. 1. Realize that you can’t do everything, prioritize. 2. Identify what is most important to you, focus on that. 3. Determine what you have to do to support what is most important to you, create a plan. 4. Be willing to say “no”, eliminate small time wasters. 5. Find what motivates you, find your big why.

Helen Granskog

/ Certified Wellness Coach and Author
Here are some suggestions to recapture your enthusiasm and excitement. 1. Remember what excited you when you first started. 2. Take time to learn a new related skill. 3. Take on a new project that allows you to think more creatively. 4. Think about the impact you are having by doing what you do. 5. Approach your role from a place of service not a paycheck. 6. Don't take your work home with you.

Helen Granskog

/ Certified Wellness Coach and Author
Here are some tips to help you push through and thrive mentally, physically and emotionally during the winter. 1. Embrace the cold 2. Brighten your day with color 3. Supplement with vitamin D 4. Make time to read and watch movies 5. Spend time with friends 6. Find a hobby 7. Start a project 8. Enjoy comfort foods 9. Consider light therapy 10. Enjoy a warm fire with friends

Coach Bob Reish

/ Certified Business Coach | Master Trainer | Author
Thank you Nathan for a great question. The best way to transition into a new career, the most important thing is clarity. Clarity is the necessary when you are moving into a new career, whether it is your own business or employed. There are three questions you need to ask which will help you decide what is the best direction for you. The first question is " What business am I in? This questions helps us clarify the reason you are in the business you are in or going into. Howard Shultz, the founding CEO of Starbucks, will tell you he is not in the coffee business, he is in the business of providing an experience in transiting from work to home and home to work. When we are able to clarify what business we are really in, it leads us to the second question. The Second question is: " What business am I really In?" When you increase your clarity, you will better be able to define how to transition to a new career. The third question: " How is business?" The ability to judge the health of your business is crucial in measuring how the transition is going and are you in the right business. Although these questions are not enough to measure every detail of a career transition, they are able to begin to help you think clearly and make subsequent important decisions. As a business coach, I am able to start with these questions and then move forward in preparing for the journey of starting the new career. For the initial transition. clarity is essential. A great example is a painter preparing to paint a house. The painter spends a considerable amount of time masking and taping before painting. Although on the surface, the preparation may seem a time waster, in the end it will save time, money, and energy. Gaining clarity in a transition for a new career, when done correctly, will in the end bring more success and significance. I look forward to speaking with you in transitioning to your new career!! Coach Bob Reish

Rachel Pepin

/ Branding Advisor
Getting out and doing something even when you don't feel like it: Can be going for a walk, putting on your favorite tunes, grabbing a hot beverage, taking a class, slowing down, calling a friend.. often by helping out someone else.
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