More Coaching with Marcia
What kinds of clients do you work with?
I work with stroke survivors who struggle with their speech, body movements, sleeping patterns, and how they deal with food . . . I also work with traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) and the caregivers. No one knows how difficult the caregivers journey is except someone who been through one side of the process.
How are you different from other Health and Life Coaches?
Most health and life coaches give you a checklist of what to do or don’t do or what to eat and what not to eat. But “Do this, not that,” or “Eat this, not that,” doesn’t work. We have to understand our inability to cope with the stresses of becoming “normal” so that we can make progress that lasts for life.
So, first and foremost, my coaching is about transforming beliefs and mindsets so that my clients can be present with themselves and their lives in a whole new way. I follow that work with step-by-step guidelines around healthy ways to approach movement, speaking, eating, and lifestyle.
Something else that makes me different from other health coaches is that I ONLY work with people who have had a stroke, TBI, and caregivers. In other words, I’m not a Jill-of-all-trades health and life coach. I refer clients who have other needs to other coaches.
What that means for you is that I am very focused on anything and everything that works for the people who have had brain injuries and the people who care for them.
Because my focus is very narrow and I have personal experience overcoming these challenges, what you get with me is a deep level of expertise on what works. I’ve become an expert at this topic and that’s why my clients get great results that they are thrilled with—and we have a lot of fun along the way! I think if you can’t laugh at the stuff that goes wrong (and lots will go wrong), then you are missing a key component to getting better.