|The unfolding of years held tight the
warrior visionary healer and teacher finally stepping,
no leaping, into the world of art and play.
We all have our stories to tell. Each in their own way, heroic.
What is so powerful in knowing our story? What is the purpose of telling
and hearing life stories? Two women have been asking themselves these
Carolyn Campbell and Nancy Pagaduan are personal coaches, each
helping clients shape their future. "As individuals, we can choose to
squelch knowledge of our true purpose in life, or we can claim the gifts
that are uniquely ours and bring our whole self to the world," says
Carolyn Campbell. "Everywhere you go people are doing
and more doing. Until we stop and ask Who am I?' and What
am I here to be/do?' we will continue to revisit the struggles
of our past."
Integrating her visual artistry and marketing experience, Nancy
helps clients translate their 'offerings' into promotional materials.
"My role is to help clients find language that captures the essence
of who they are and the spirit of the work they bring to the marketplace."
As a life coach, Carolyn blends her experience in theater, education
and art to creatively expand the power of true self expression. Carolyn
believes clients are looking to claim their own space, and define their
identity. Sound selfish? Carolyn says "No
actually, the more
you try to deny who you are, the less self you have to share."
"Losing heart" (burnout) is a condition that many women
have in common, but few feel comfortable talking about," says Nancy.
"Telling my story, and discovering my long hidden gifts, helped me to
heal. By allowing myself to be coached, I am bringing who I truly am,
into the world. An added bonus is that, I discovered that by being a
coach, I can experience the mutual joy of helping others as they bring
their gifts to the world."
"What we have in common as coaches," says Carolyn, "is helping
our clients build from the inside out. I work with clients helping them
envision what they want and stepping into creating that vision. Nancy
helps them create language that defines them, their philosophy and their
In both cases, personal story is key to laying the foundation of
clarity of purpose and committing to the work ahead. Both women assert
that art, story and play is key to revealing the truth of who we are
and creating strategies to live a fulfilling life. If you know someone
who is ready to write the next chapter of their life, and make it one
of beauty, fun and satisfaction, do them a favor. Suggest they consider
hiring a coach. (There are many certified and specialty coaches here,
in the Portland area.) We welcome your questions.
Life Coach, Carolyn Campbell, 503.493-1114.
Design and Promotions Coach, Nancy Pagaduan, 503.649-6354.