An Interview with Debby
How did you come to be a Life Transitions Designer?
As with everything in life, it has been a journey. I didn’t necessarily set out to work with women going through life shifts, it is where I have been lead to. I have always been interested in how things are connected and our ability to influence our life by our reaction to events and the energy that is created. Over 30 years ago, I studied Feng Shui – Interior Alignment. As an Interior Designer, I was fascinated to see how our environment can affect our lives. Your environment is everything. Just think about this – you are working towards creating a successful business. You can either go into your office that is neat, organized, and looks like what feels successful to you OR you can go into an office that is thrown together, messy , possibly using miscellaneous furniture to hold your stuff. Which office supports your desire to become that successful business woman? We could do the same thing around what your bedroom looks like and your romantic relationship or what kind of food do you have in your kitchen in relation to your health goals.
I loved working with my Interior Alignment clients, however, there needed to be an aspect of coaching involved – which lead me to get my Soul Coaching certification. While working with my clients and their environment – they needed to also be willing to do the internal work in order for the shifts they desired to happen. Using Soul Coaching I was able to guide my clients to achieve their dreams. To further assist my clients I became a certified Law of Attraction coach. Using the two coaching styles, I am able to help my clients identify what they really want to do and then to manifest and create that dream life. Then as happens in life, I had a 10 year period where I went through just about every transition you can think of – briefly, 5 deaths of loved ones in one year, loss of a business, empty nest, birth of a grandchild, end of a relationship, a major move, started a new business and a major health issue for myself and also my daughter.
Interestingly enough, most of my clients that were coming to me were women going through a major change themselves. I found myself not only being able to support them through this change but to give them hope and empower them to move into the next stage of life with excitement and joy.
Who are your clients exactly?
My clients are women who lives have changed – They woke up one morning and their life looked one way and by the time they went to bed that night – their life looked completely different. She may be feeling hopeless, alone, unsure of what their future holds and possibly confused. She wants to move forward with life – no longer stuck. First, she is looking for support and a feeling that she is no longer alone as she moves forward. Then, she wants to become inspired about what life now holds for her. Finally, she is empowered to dream and create a life that is on her own terms.
How are you different from other coaches?
I feel there are a few things that make me different from other coaches. I believe that things happen for a reason and when our life changes directions we have to have faith that we are being guided. I know what it feels like to have your world turned upside down and I can sense the feelings of other people by putting myself in their situation. I have experienced the feelings of uncertainty, hopelessness and just not knowing what direction to go in. However, I am living proof – as well as my clients – that when you choose to take control of your life, you can become inspired to dream a bigger dream and empowered to create and live that dream! It is an amazing how life can throw you a curve ball and you knock it out of the park. I am living proof of that. I love cultivating the potential in women, seeing each small improvement and cheering them on as they reach their goals.
Another difference in working with me, is that we work on your environment as well. I am able to remotely clear away stuck energy in your home or office, as well as work with you to create a beautiful space that will support you as you figure out what you want and make your dreams happen.
What type of personality do you work best with?
Life Transitions Designs is for the woman who may not know what her next step is and is feeling alone, but she is unwilling to stay where she is at this moment. She definitely knows she wants to be in a happier place this time next year and while it may not be clear as to exactly what life looks like when she arrives, she is willing to take the steps to become inspired and empowered to create her life on her terms!
What results can I expect?
I love this question. You can expect first and foremost to be supported as you move into the next phase of your life. Once you are ready, we will start working on clarity around what life on your terms looks like. We will create aligned action steps to create forward movement in your life. One of my clients used this analogy for my work with her. When she first hired me, she felt like is was in a very smoky room and unable to even see her hand in front of her. As we started working together, the smoke cleared a little and she could see an exit sign off in a distance. The more we worked together, the closer she got to the exit sign, until one day when she walked through the door and was living her joy filled, healthy and abundant life. To see more feedback on working with me, click here to go to testimonials.
How quickly can I expect results?
All of my clients see results within the first few sessions, in the form of feeling more supported and less fear and anxiety about the future. That being said, the progress that my clients make depends in large part as to how ready they are to move forward and dream a bigger and better life for themselves. Obviously, the more frequently we work together, the faster the progress.