“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?”
Think about it.
It’s a question many of us ask when we arrive at some seemingly impossible juncture in our lives.
It may feel uncomfortable.
Life-changing questions often are.
You may prefer to keep your head down and get on with your day.
You’re not alone.
Change is difficult. It screams, “Uncertainty!” And we humans crave the safety of what’s known to us.
I know, from my own life experience, that we’re often called to shift our thinking (and actions) especially after enduring a time of hardship.
I am deeply curious about how we navigate change and explore life’s many transitions.
It’s why I’m drawn to coaching.
Life always has other plans for us. We surrender an old self to something larger. Or we don’t.
I believe transitions, particularly those at midlife and beyond, are opportunities to honour our deepest, hard-earned wisdom: an important feature of a life well-lived.
For me, it means bringing all the parts of myself together, and offering it up to others through courageous conversation.
Working With Me
The first step in any coaching program is for us to have a conversation about what you seek to gain from coaching.
This is the time for us to chat, and to decide if we’d like to work together.
During this conversation I will answer any questions you have. I will also outline what a program could look like for you and what you can expect from me. Typically, these calls last around 15 – 30 minutes.
After our introductory conversation, I will provide you with a clear quotation defining your coaching program. If this interests you, contact me (click on the link below) and let’s set up a call and figure out a program that best meets your needs.
As a single mom of three teenagers who works full time, I was starting to feel the physical and emotional toll of putting myself last on a long to-do list. When I connected with Becky for coaching, I was looking for a way to prioritize my own well-being as I worried that continuing along my current path would cause further harm to my health. Becky was able to understand my current state of being through active listening and insightful questions. I appreciated her great empathy and felt comfortable opening up. I was able to relate to our coaching topic through fitting metaphors written by Becky, which illustrated my current and preferred states of being: Who am I now and who do I want to be? Becky’s approach was creative, personable, and very beneficial to me. I realized a great deal about myself and my ideas of what I need to do to take care of ‘me’. I had never consulted with a coach before now, though I’d been to counselling several times. I connected with Becky because I was interested in a more action-based approach in addition to exploring my thoughts and feelings. I benefitted greatly from the practices Becky provided every couple of weeks, as they helped me establish new ways of being. It’s one thing to know I need more ‘me’ time, and another to practice it! I would recommend Becky to anyone feeling stuck in their life. Having someone wise and caring to mentor me made a big difference. I feel more aware of my own needs and know ways to start making them a priority.
You know that brilliant advice you give to all your friends and loved ones…the voice that seems to have wisdom and experience all under the belt? I was, like many others, unable to hear it for myself. Through coaching with Becky, I learned to locate that voice and now, it is louder and clearer than ever before and I am finally listening to myself. The difference this has made in my life is massive to say the least. Becky came to every session prepared, dedicated and with an open ear. Becky listened with such intent and understanding, remembered all the details from our sessions (large or small), and created an open and safe space throughout every second of the experience. I am very thankful for Becky’s time and commitment to this journey.
Becky’s coaching was a beacon of light across the water. Her evocative questioning kindled a long buried goal of mine, and her encouragement to pursue this goal when it surfaced has led to delight at the possibilities that are unfolding. I highly recommend her style of coaching to help you find the path you have long sought and then follow it.
As a man moving out of a rewarding career and a great job into another phase of life I was very uneasy about what the future might hold. I had the good fortune to be introduced to Becky and to work with her as my coach. Becky was wonderful to engage with – insightful, intelligent, respectful, and committed to the process. In some of the later meetings she would remind me of something I had said when we started working together which connected numerous dots and really demonstrated the level of attention she paid to working with me. With Becky’s coaching I am moving forward with a much higher level of confidence in, and excitement about, what lies ahead for me.
The inspiration and honesty of guest speaker Becky Livingston was inspiring and very powerful. This sort of thing – conversations about death & dying – are very welcome
Your sage words are still running through my mind
An absolutely fantastic presentation by Becky Livingston about the loss of her daughter, and how traveling with her daughter’s ashes helped her heal from devastating loss
You are a beautiful writer and speaker and we all appreciated you sharing your experiences with us.
I’m still gushing about the night
What a night! What a reading! It was wonderful. In all ways. Festivals love good books but they need great presenters, of which you are one.