When it comes time to navigate the changes that life brings. . .
When it’s time for a career transition. . .
Or when the floor drops from beneath your feet. . .
On a day after I first realized I was about to enter a turbulent transitional phase in my life which I did not want to manage alone, an email popped into my inbox from Denise bringing a blog filled with encouragement and good energy. I knew immediately that she could help me walk the challenging path ahead. Throughout her signature programs, Mission North Star followed by Destination "I", and beyond, Denise has been a constant presence over the last year, challenging, guiding and supporting me with her words of positive advice as well as her writings and assigned readings. Throughout all of the challenges, and there have been many, she has worked with me to change my thoughts and behaviors to achieve the highest and best possible outcomes which enabled me to make some pretty transformative changes in my life. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone wanting a change or facing a challenge in their life.
Working with Denise, during and after her course, was instrumental in helping me gain clarity around my personal and professional goals. Denise challenged me to be honest with myself and articulate what I wanted to achieve. As a result of my conversations with her I was able to set long and short-term goals and formulate plans to successfully execute them.
Denise has guided me to do things I’ve been either hesitant or lazy about. I’d gotten comfortable and complacent – letting habits and skills that I once had to sustain success just go. Though I had recognized that before joining Mission North Star, I knew I needed guidance/support to navigate in my current environment while being encouraged to seek opportunities for professional development and networking. This program is positioning me to be PREPARED for opportunities as they arise. Working with Denise as my coach, I’ve been reminded that I have the ability to see beyond just “now” and see situations from various points of view. I’ve also been reminded that I shouldn’t feel “stuck”. I’m still in the process of getting “unstuck”. Partnering with Denise has helped me to THINK about the tools I already have and how to use them. She’s given me additional tools and the encouragement I need to disconnect from the negativity in my current environment both intellectually and emotionally. Now I am thinking toward the future – where I want to be and what I want to do.
Denise is very straightforward and goal-oriented. She is direct and not afraid to help you take risks and explore areas that are uncomfortable or deeply buried. She is not a therapist, nor does she claim to be one, but her coaching helps to unblock areas where you may feel stuck, which then frees you up to continue moving forward on your path. With Denise’s coaching, I was able to take my big goal of writing a book and break it into smaller action steps. She was with me, by my side, the whole time—keeping me accountable, engaged, and focused. By participating in Mission North Star, I have opened my eyes to so many new opportunities and being open to what is presented to me. I am energized and jazzed by life and its unknown path, and I am further convinced of the possibilities that await me. Coaching with Denise has helped open my eyes and my heart. I am grateful.