HEART + MOXIE
 

AWAKENING

WAKE UP TO A FIERCE NEW YOU, LIVING A LIFE YOU CRAVE

 
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THE LIFE YOU WORKED SO HARD TO CREATE JUST DOESN'T FIT ANYMORE

 

You’re ready for big change.  

You have been successful your entire life.  When you set a goal, you achieve it.  

You have accomplished everything you set out to do.  When it comes to your career, every box has been checked.  In fact, your career has been your identity for the past 15+ years and you're damn proud of it.

 

But, something's off...
 

Now that you’ve moved into your 40s, your career isn’t enough.

 

You don’t feel challenged anymore.  You don’t feel fulfilled anymore.  

You're restless and you know you need more something in your life, but you can't quite put your finger on it. 

 

You look at your life and, on paper, it’s everything you set out for as a fresh-faced college grad all those years ago.  

You should be happy, but you’re not.

 
You crave more...
 

In the past, you filled that need by climbing another rung on the corporate ladder.

But what stops you in your tracks and scares you more than you care to admit is that now, what you crave more of...
is outside the corporate walls.

 

You crave more meaning in what you do, but that's not all.
You feel lonely and crave deep connections with others.  You're bored with your life and crave exciting adventures.  

You, your life...it's more than your job and you're ready to claim it.
 
 
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IN A NUTSHELL, YOU ARE CRAVING MORE

 

If you pulled out a piece of paper and wrote down "I am craving more of..." you could fill the page.  

Am I right?

 
You are ready to blossom!
 
You just don't know where to start.

 

When I ask high-achieving Gen X women what they're craving in life, they tend to tell me different flavors of the same theme...

 

PURPOSE & MEANING

What I hear from a lot of women is that they feel a little lost.  Things in their life just aren't feeling right.  It's not that they're unhappy, per se.  It's more like they're feeling restless and not entirely comfortable in their own skin.

Because they've been so focused on their career for their entire adult life, they've been working on someone else's purpose.  

 

Sometimes we get lucky and work aligns with our purpose.  But, for a lot of women, they've changed as they've gotten older and because they're not the same person they were when they graduated from college, their work is no longer meaningful.

 If we aren't living a life that feels meaningful and aligns with our purpose, we can't find fulfillment.  If you feel lost, stuck, unmotivated, etc. you are likely missing this piece.  

Finding ways to bring in more meaning and getting clear on your purpose, will turn up the dial on your satisfaction in life.

Finding your purpose might mean a new career, throwing yourself into a favorite hobby, or undertaking a passion project.  It doesn't have to mean a complete overhaul of your life, but it does mean it's time to get clear on what lights you up.

 

CONNECTION WITH OTHERS

We all crave connection.  We want to be seen, heard, and understood.  We crave this at home, at work, and within ourselves.  

When talking with women in their 30s and 40s, time and again they tell me they're craving passionate love with a partner.  Some of these women are single or divorced and sadly, others are in empty marriages with no chance of igniting any passion.

Women also crave connections with other women.  Friendships are extremely important to our well-being, yet most women push those to the side as their life changes (careers, motherhood, moving, etc.).  Women are craving the circle of close friends they once had, but have no idea how to make that happen at this stage of life.

Finally, women tell me they really want to get to know themselves and define who they are today.  They've been so busy building careers, raising a family, and all the other 'shoulds', they've lost touch with themselves.

Creating strong connections in your life allows you to build a rock solid foundation for weathering any storm.  It's your security blanket, mom's chicken soup, and a hot lavender infused bath at the end of a long day.  
 

ADVENTURE

Adventure is the extra spice in our lives that gets us out of the mundane.  It's what gives us something to look forward to as we move through our daily routines.

Adventure does not have to mean strapping on your hiking boots and climbing Mt. Everest.  It also doesn't have to mean selling all of your belongings, packing a suitcase and setting out on a around-the-world excursion.

As we do everything we're supposed to do to build our careers, our families, our bank accounts, etc. it's easy to let this piece slide.  When we start to achieve the goals of our youth and accomplish what we set out to do, we start to realize those things aren't enough.  Something is still missing...

You want to feel alive and enjoy life while you're still young and adventure allows us to do that!

Adventure can mean whatever you want, but we all start to crave it when we are ready to upgrade our lives.

 

IF YOU'VE READ THIS FAR, THEN YES YOU ARE

 

Change is scary, so that bubble of fear you're feeling just beneath your skin is completely understandable.

It could be so easy to ignore it and continue on the same path because you know it so well.  Even though you're bored and restless and unfulfilled, you know what's ahead and there's peace in the certainty.

 
But do you really want to stay on the same course??
 

Can you see spending the next 30 years of your life feeling exactly the way you feel now (only it'll get worse)?

 

Since I know you're a smart woman who likes to check off boxes and analyze lists, let's see how many of these you identify with...

FEELINGS

  • Boredom
  • Restlessness
  • Loneliness
  • Dissatisfaction
  • Unfulfilled
  • Sadness

QUESTIONS

  • Is this it?
  • Am I going crazy?
  • Who am I?
  • What is my purpose?
  • I need...more. But, more what?
  • What do I want from my life?

BEHAVIORS

  • "Excessive" behavior (eating, drinking, shopping, sleeping, etc.)
  • Insomnia
  • Increase interest in self-reflection work
  • Desire for more meaning in life
  • Exploring new hobbies or interests
  • Repeatedly changing jobs

DESIRES

  • Clarity
  • Purpose
  • Connection
  • Balance
  • Security
  • Strength
  • Peace
 
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN YOUR OWN LIFE?

 
You stop chasing the unknown.

 

As a high achieving professional woman you’ve likely changed jobs, relationships, and maybe even locations in search of the right life.  You didn’t realize that you can’t have the right life until you know what you’re looking for.

 
When you experience the Awakening, you learn what you truly crave and why.
 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU AWAKEN

In essence, you will wake up to new and improved version of YOU.
 
 
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WE WORK ON WHAT YOU WANT TO WORK ON

 

As we work together, there will be many areas that we can explore, but in a nutshell, we work on what YOU want to work on.

 
I meet you where you are right now.
 

There is no magic formula or secret short cut strategy.  We dig into the areas you're struggling with or crave more clarity.  

I can, however, give you a general overview of how this might look...

 

ASSESS WHERE YOU ARE NOW

We start with where you right now. What’s working? What’s not working?

When we get clear on what's not working, we know what to go after. Likewise, when we're clear on what is working, we know what to capitalize on and use to our advantage.

This helps us to build the foundation of our relationship together and develop a path for your journey.





IDENTIFY WHAT YOU DEEPLY DESIRE

It's time to get crystal clear on what you truly crave.

What's missing in your life that would add in more joy, bring in more fulfillment, take you on more adventures, or make your soul soar?

This part may take some digging. Typically, what we usually crave is buried beneath several layers of what we think we want + all reasons we tell ourselves we can't or don't deserve what we really want (that's your Inner Bully talking, by the way...we'll get to know her too!).

We have to pull all of that aside to get to your real truth so you start chasing the right things.
 
UNCOVER WHAT IS BLOCKING YOU

This is where the real work begins.

It's great to get clear on where you are and what's not working. It's fun to figure out what you really want from yourself and for your life. But, unless we figure out what's blocking you, you'll never make any changes.

We will come face to face with each block that's preventing you from moving forward - some internal and some external.

We will figure out where the block is coming from so you can release it. We will challenge any limiting beliefs that may be holding you back. You will develop your own personal strategies for getting out of your own way.

CREATE ACTION STEPS

While we work through things and identify what you truly want, you'll walk away from our sessions with "homework".

I don't want you standing still while we work together!

The work you do in between our sessions is where you truly grow. You might be taking small steps or jumping off the cliff, but we will always honor where you are and it will only be what you are comfortable with taking on (but I will push you to get uncomfortable since that's where real change occurs).




 

I'M YOUR PARTNER

Throughout our time together, I am your partner.  

 
I am your soundboard, your voice of reason, your cheerleader, and your accountability partner.
 

You will peel back layers and get real with yourself.  You'll explore who you are now and you'll get clear on what you want.  I'll be with you throughout every step.

But, I will also call you out on your excuses
(Ahem...that's what you're paying me to do!  Otherwise, you could just go have a cup of coffee with your best friend!).

My job is to not only help you start to get out of your own way, but to understand why you block yourself time and time again.

By the time we finish, you will have a new relationship with your fears and you'll actually use them to your advantage. You will believe in yourself and when the insecurities start to pop up, you'll be able to recognize why they're there and you'll be able to stop them in their tracks.

 
When we finish your choices will reflect who you really are...not who you think you are or who someone else wants you to be...but who YOU really are.

This is when the magic starts to happen!
 
 
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YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS TO WORK TOGETHER

I offer two different packages for working together during your Awakening journey.  
Depending on how much you feel you need to address, you may select from 10 sessions or 15 sessions.

 

10 sessions

  • ELI Assessment and Debrief (see below)
  • 8 1-hour coaching calls  (twice per month)
  • 1 Post Coaching Follow-up (1 month after finishing our coaching calls we'll meet again to check in with where you are and how you’re doing)
4 Monthly Payments: $399
or
1 Payment: $1,499

15 sessions

  • ELI Assessment and Debrief (see below)
  • 13 1-hour coaching calls  (twice per month)
  • 1 Post Coaching Follow-up (1 month after finishing our coaching calls we'll meet again to check in with where you are and how you’re doing)
6 Monthly Payments: $399
or
1 Payment: $2,299
 
 
ELI Assessment and Debrief
Each package includes the Energy Leadership Index Assessment with a 90-minute debrief (this will be your first call). You will take the Assessment before we begin our calls together.  This assessment will help us see where you focus your energy during a typical day.  The results will help us to identify areas that we can work on together.

During our first call, I will debrief you on the results and we'll talk about what you want to accomplish during our time together. Read more about the ELI Assessment HERE .
 
 

Congrats on taking this step for yourself!

To get started fill out this short questionnaire so I have an understanding of where you are right now and why you’re interested in coaching

I’ll contact you about setting up a time for us to talk to get to know each other better so we can both assess if we feel like we’re a good fit for each other…I want you to feel comfortable with me as much as I want to feel comfortable with you!

If we're a good fit, I'll send you the Coaching Agreement, you'll send me your deposit and we'll be off to the races.

 

SADLY THIS ISN'T FOR EVERYONE

I would love to work with every woman walking on this planet, but let's be honest...this program is not for every woman walking on this planet.

 
This program is for certain women, who are in a certain place in their life, and craving certain changes.
 

If that woman is you...I want to work with you. 

 
THIS IS FOR YOU IF...
  • You are a woman in your mid 30s to early 50s
  • You’re feeling stuck & unfulfilled in your life
  • You’re craving more - more adventure, more meaning, more connection, just…more
  • You’ve spent years doing what you're “supposed” to do and you’re ready to start doing what you want to do
  • You’re currently in a transition period or you’re on the brink of one (i.e. new job, end of a relationship, divorce, move, etc.)
  • You’re feeling burned out at work and you’re not sure you’re in the right place
  • You’re looking to find more purpose or meaning in your life
  • You’ve started noticing the passing of time and you don’t want to waste any more of it
  • You are motivated to make the changes needed to get the life you want
  • You are willing to put in the time to do the work and commit to the process
 
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF...
  • You’re not willing to get real with yourself and/or take responsibility for what’s not working for you
  • You feel like most of what isn’t working in your life is the fault of others
  • You don't truly believe your life can be better
  • You truly believe you will never get ahead and you feel life isn't fair and tends to be against you
  • You don’t feel you’re worth investing both time and money into yourself & your future
  • You don't have the time to fully dedicate to this process and/or you're not willing to make that commitment with yourself
  • You are currently suffering from clinical depression
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CURIOUS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH ME?

Check out what my past clients have to say...

 

Working with Vicky has been a true pleasure.  As I'm starting my business, she has helped me unblock barriers that are holding me back.  She quickly pinpoints the core of a situation and does not fail to leave me with a helpful understanding or a question to consider.  I'm finding that my blocks are, little by little, going away.

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Vicky is amazing!  She came to my life at a time when I really didn't know where I was going.  While I had hopes and dreams, I didn't believe in either them or in myself.  I was full of self-doubt and fear.  Our calls completely changed my life and the way I look at things.  More importantly, it changed the way I look at myself.  Because of our work, I now feel confident in my abilities, I learned to step up to my fears and I've never felt as happy and comfortable in my own skin as I do now.

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Working with Vicky is like a breath of fresh air.  Vicky is a great listener, but also keeps me on track. She is real sweetheart but also holds me to my goals. She celebrates my successes with me and makes sure I am feeling good about it, too.  

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VICKY COOK
CPC, ELI-MP

I started my own personal journey towards my Awakening in my mid to late 30s.  Now in my early 40s, I love my life more than ever!  I'm more confident, grounded, focused, present, aware, grateful, joyful, and peaceful.

It wasn't always an easy process, but it was incredibly enlightening and empowering.  I've started my own business to follow my passion and live my purpose, I dove head first back in the dating world after ending a 4-1/2 year relationship, and I travel solo, across the US and internationally, whenever I feel like it!

I understand feeling lost, unfulfilled, frustrated, alone, and defeated.  I've lived them too, so you are not alone.

I choose to work with high-achieving Gen X women because I understand them and my passion is to inspire them to wake up and start living the life they crave.

+ If I change my mind, is there a refund?

I hope that won't be the case! But, if you’re not happy, I’m not happy, so I will work with you to make your experience better.

Unfortunately, though, due to the time element involved in coaching and that it’s not a product, there is no refund policy.

+ How much time will this take up each week?

Our bi-weekly calls last about 60 minutes. In between our sessions, you will have some objectives to work on and the amount of time may vary. It will depend on how much work you want to put in to change whatever isn’t working in your life.

The biggest thing that will make the most difference in your progress is just being aware of yourself and doing some self-reflective work.

+ When do we do our calls? I work during the day...

Guess what…so do I! We will conduct our 1:1 calls in the evenings or over the weekends.

In limited cases, earlier in the morning is a potential option, but for the most part, you’ll be able to look forward to our call after you finish your workday or as you’re relaxing during your weekend.

+ How does coaching differ from therapy?

Great question and it’s one many people that are new to coaching ask about. Therapy is conducted by licensed practitioners. They are trained to help people overcome things from their past. They are unconcerned with what goals a client may have for their future. The therapist's objective is to help the client identify any blocks from their past that they cannot get past on their own.

Coaching, on the other hand, is working with people that aren’t held back by traumatic things from their past. Our focus is working with clients to identify how they want to optimize their life. Then we work on whatever is getting in their way and preventing them from going down those paths. Yes, we might visit the past to work through a few of the blocks, but the difference is…we don’t stay there. We find it, deal with it, and move on.

+ Is this really going to change my life?

To put it simply…yes, if you want it to! If you’re willing to do the work, show up open and honest, and get real with yourself then yes, this can and will be life changing. It’s up to you.

I won’t be giving you a magic formula or checklist to transform your life. Everyone is different and everyone has to figure out what works for them. You will have to do the work…I will provide the framework, the guidance, the support, and the space for you to dig deep within yourself, get to know the real you, discover what’s holding you back, and start to make some internal (and possibly external) changes.

I cannot guarantee any specific results from our time together…that, my dear, is up to you. I will challenge you, call you out on your own excuses and BS, but it’s up to you what you do with that. If you’re ready to change your life, trust that you have the power and wisdom already inside you to make that happen.

Disclaimer

Every one is different and at a different place on your journey. If you are willing to do the work, get vulnerable, and be open, honest, and curious with yourself, you will see positive changes in your life as a result of this program. However, I can’t make you do the work and if you choose not to, your results may not be as impactful.

I cannot guarantee specific results for anyone since that is completely in your hands. I, however, do promise to be 100% focused on you & your goals and provide a safe and trusting space for you to explore yourself and your journey. I will ask the questions to get you there, but what you decide to do is entirely up to you.

Coaching is NOT therapy and I am not a licensed therapist. If you are in need of a therapist to heal past issues, please seek that help first before exploring coaching.