I have found the check-ins every 2 weeks with Vera very valuable. Having someone to keep in touch and track my progress and keep me honest has been great. It helps to have someone like Vera as a milestone along the way. Someone outside of family and work to share ideas. Highly recommend.
Over the years as I have found myself at a crossroad or a threshold I find myself wanting to reach out to Vera. When I do, somehow, she uses her amazing listening skills and intuition to highlight what I’m really feeling and thinking. Vera helps me reconnect with my inner world. She’s like a gem hunter brushing away the dust to help the truth shine through. Plus her astrology skills are super on point.
I am so lucky and grateful to have connected with Vera and highly recommend her as a coach! From our very first conversation, her intuition, skill, deep listening, and compassionate response was evident. She was able to build genuine rapport from the start and foster a level of trust I never imagined possible inside of a coaching relationship.
Our work has gone well beyond the job/career-related issues that initially brought me to coaching. I’ve been able to explore and expand my ideas of what “meaningful work” really looks like for me – not only regarding my day-to-day work for pay, but also within my creative practice, activism, interpersonal relationships, and personal healing and growth. In our time together I have overcome several internal barriers and accomplished concrete goals that had previously eluded me.
Vera is skilled at keeping our conversations focused on my goals while also allowing flexibility in the process. She has been a compassionate witness and a consistent, reliable rock during the most tumultuous period in my adult life, helping me regain my footing at critical moments. She has a natural way of honoring the vulnerability inherent in the coaching process and has put me at ease even when discussing sensitive topics. She brings humor, insight, gentle guidance, honest reflections, personal experience, and empathy to her work with clients.
Being coached by Vera has provided clarity and comfort in uncertain times and enabled me to make and sustain important changes in my life. Working with her is a gift that I hope others will give themselves as well.
When I first started working with Vera I was practically crippled with overwhelm. I had limited systems in place to bring the power of my ideas into fully functioning reality. Vera gave me practical guided steps and support as well as liberating spiritual insight to help me optimize my time and stay on track. Working with Vera took me from a place of anxiety and worry about my work to a place of inspiration, progress, and excitement. It was life changing for me.
When I started working with Vera I was swimming the backstroke in a morass of certainty that I had to do everything for everyone or else it wouldn’t get done but instead I was on a slow track to completing nothing that I valued. Vera helped me to figure out the difference between what I thought would be useful career-wise and what I actually wanted to do. She started coaching me in the middle of a depression and getting bogged down in a book project that I had gotten stuck on. I am now completing the page proofs on that book! I particularly love working with Vera because she can pull together the threads of what I’m saying to her and help me create road map forward. She can help you see the forest for the trees, and at the same time develop the steps you need to take to finish a big project or make significant life changes (I did/am doing both!)
I started working with Vera a year ago when I realized that my life needed to change. I heard her speak at a leadership meeting, and realized that if I wanted to change my life, I would need her help to guide me. Since we’ve started working together, I have been able to set clearer boundaries with my family, I have carefully re-evaluated my relationship with volunteer and nonprofits that were wrecking my work-life balance, I have been sober(ish) for about a year and completely sober for over 7 months, I have achieved a major professional designation (coursework + exam) that has been a goal for the past 5 years, and my husband and I are expecting our first child!
Working with Vera has been especially valuable in navigating the growth that I’ve experienced in 2020. I never expected to be pregnant during a pandemic, intense grief at the loss of my grandmother, economic recession, civil unrest, murder hornets, Saharan dust, tropical storms, etc., and I couldn’t have navigated through this year without her help. I’ve been able to rely on and build healthier coping strategies with her help, and I am extremely grateful that I met her and decided to work with her a year ago!
We have made so much progress in just six months. When we started I felt so angsty. I was always anxious about writing — or rather, not writing.
Vera gave me this space that I could just say things that I was ashamed of and I was not penalized in any way. It turns out, you can feel things and still do stuff anyway. I’ve always had this anxiety that I was paralyzed by my emotions — but you can have emotions and still do stuff.
I feel completely different than I did six months ago. I feel totally clear — and not only that, I feel comfortable and happy about my life and its direction. And I feel more comfortable in my decisions about myself and what I do in my life. Best of all: Now I’m writing every day again. It feels awesome.