“At the time I met Paula I was in a job that kept me very busy and overextended but bored me to tears. As part of that job I got asked to teach a lot of seminars but it terrified me because a storm of anxiety would rage beneath my skin thinking I would not be good enough or not know all the answers if someone asked a question (even though I was a high achiever and had a doctorate in my field!). I was weighed down by my concrete boots of perfection. Initially I felt like I should fix all my “issues” on my own first before pursuing coaching but it quickly became clear that bringing all of who I was to our work together was the catalyst for my greatest growth. Today I feel freer than ever as I attracted a new job teaching at a college which not only pays me more than I was making before but fulfills my desire of intellectual challenge. I now know how to confidently handle being uncomfortable in the moment so that my brilliance can shine. I’ve even embarked on the process of starting my own business to fulfill a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds!”
“I am on F-I-R-E because of you!!! Thank you Paula for encouraging me and showing me how to navigate Drop Box and Mail Chimp. Over the past three days I have mastered drop box, a non-disclosure agreement, opened my twitter account, started new Facebook promotions, created my first email campaign, and got accepted to host a workshop at an organization I have been trying to get a foot in the door for a long time! I am SO excited! Your wisdom and patience are deeply appreciated!”
Nancy Richards Activity Pathways, LLC
“Working with Paula has been a great gift to myself. She has an easygoing style that allows me to drive the coaching process, yet she balances it with her insights, listening and probing skills, and great suggestions. I was able to create space and time to address things in my work life that had been neglected for too long. She helped me get clear on what I wanted and coached me to ask for what I really wanted in my work relationships. I highly recommend working with Paula!”
Elayne Chou, Ph.D.
“The biggest surprise for me was how much progress I could make in a relatively short period of time with very easy conversations with you, Paula. You ask questions that are deceptive, because while they are simple, they are incredibly powerful. I received confirmation that in order to achieve my fullest potential, I must continue to slow down and get crystal-clear, before I can take off running. Thank you!”
“The Pricing with Confidence series enabled me to see that I needed to change how I thought about myself and what I had to offer. I was able to get out of the “what I was doing” and expand my vision to what I love to do, what best uses my talents and is of most value to my clients.
To make the transition, I partnered with an individual to handle day to day, time consuming tasks. This freed me up to offer an expended range of services, with more emphasis on budgets, cash flow management and business profitability measures.
I have also found the patience to look for those sabotaging voices – to not automatically assume my price was too high because someone does not call me back, to stop before I was about to lower a price or throw something in for free and ask myself “is the client asking for this or is it all in my head”? !”
Cathy Fishman CMF Small Business Accounting