A life coach is a Board Certified professional who helps clients achieve their personal goals; from finding your way after trauma, getting "unstuck" from negative behaviors in your relationships or with food and perhaps rediscovering "you" inside the empty house after the children are gone. Sometimes people just don't know what they want; life coaching provides them with the opportunity to explore life's crossroads. A life coach relies on principles of positive psychology and supports clients while they build the tools to generate their own solutions. This is how everyone becomes empowered!! Empowerment is not given-- it's gained through your own work and commitment to face your life's challenges.
We begin by talking about you current situation and your visions. I ask you questions designed to encourage your insights, explore your options and challenge your assumptions. Once you have defined your goals you will move on to defining and committing to specific action steps that you need to make prior our next meeting. We begin each session with a review of your progress and make any adjustments until you have reached your identified results. Each coaching session is different and designed to encourage your clarity for solutions.
JoAnne coaches all ages, from 17 to 85 years old, from various walks of life and has successfully supported their voyage to achieve their results their way. Clients who come to JoAnne are committed to their own personal growth. They are open to new perspectives and ready to invest their energy their time and their resources into achieving their desired results.
Improve life satisfaction and personal growth
Life's turning points, empty nest?
Living with chronic pain
Coping with food dependency
RE-discovering self after divorce
Life after loss
Masters of Science Counseling
Board Certified Coach
Hello and welcome to my site and thanks for visiting, before you get to learn a bit about me, please know that I believe, from the core of my being, everyone can benefit from coaching. I know this from personal experience.
Having that connection to one person that would listen to me, hear my dreams, my struggles, my fears no matter how silly or selfish they sounded, even to me.
Trusting that person to always be objective, never judge me and help me to make sense of how I could move forward, that’s what I needed, that’s what I got, and that’s why I know the value of coaching.
And that’s what I want to do with you.
JoAnne has a rich history of international travel and professional experience to include teaching psychology at Middlesex Community College and teaching Counseling Psychology at Springfield College. She has been director of a program for victims of violent crimes and a program that support past offenders education and work readiness. JoAnne has worked with doctors of MGH and Brigham and Woman’s hospital in a pilot program to support patients with substance dependency. Her extensive life and professional experience enables her to be cognizant of various challenges her clients are facing and is able to address them effectively.
Committing to a healthier lifestyle is just that – a commitment, and it’s a big one that will take a lot a dedication. But believe me when I tell you it will be worth it. My personal commitment is to provide you with accountability, understanding and support while accomplishing lasting growth. JoAnne holds a MSCP (Masters in Science in Counseling Psychology) from Springfield College and a BS from Lesley University in Behavioral Science, and is a CCE Board Certified Coach. JoAnne keeps her knowledge current through continued study of the papers published at the Jean Baker Miller Institute at Wellesley College and continues course work with The Institute for Life Coach Training.
Contact me to learn more about how we might work together to help you reach your wellness goals.
Your home, my office or community space.
Phone, Skype or Face Time.
I offer a free 30 min introduction session, either by phone or in person and new clients usually start with a 2-3 month commitment; sessions last about 60 minutes and are held weekly or bi-weekly. We meet in person if you live in the Greater Merrimack Valley area, or we can meet over the phone.
6 and 12 week coaching program for: Food dependency, family members dealing with substance dependency, chronic pain, and retirement/senior support. Join me and I’ll guide you through the process of change and provide the tools, techniques for you to move forward. Be part of the group and gain support and give support while sharing your journey.
A) Call or e-mail today, most sessions are booked within 24 hours.
A) Yes, and a sliding scale is available
A) Yes the group cost is less and the sessions are typically the same time, 60 minutes.
A) Yes, I am available for phone and e-mail contact to share your wins and gains and any quick updates.