safe, insightful talk alternative to family, friends, therapy, coaching

What Can We Talk About

Maybe things are good:
new career… new business… new mom… new relationship… writing a book…

Maybe things aren’t so good:
lonely… hate your workplace… marriage troubles… self-doubt… depression…

I can’t think of anything that would be off-limits to talk about.

Just Kidding?!?I don’t need to agree with or endorse any topic of conversation to be a trusted listener and/or a wise contributor.  Many issues follow a common vein, or stem from a universal behaviour pattern or life experience; without even knowing all the details, I have the ability to quickly perceive your personal challenges, provoke perspective, and serve your goals.

How do you know I’m the Mentor for You?

Truthfully: trial and error.

Rapport is key: do you feel safe, heard, respected, understood.
Do you sense trust and credibility in my words – and in my eyes.
Was there productivity in your session. Do you feel a shift:
lighter, stronger, contemplative, inspired, armed with new tools, curious…

mentor committedPonder the list below;  I have significant PERSONAL or FIRST-HAND (someone I’ve supported ongoing) experience with the following topics/situations, among many others.  Hopefully this reinforces that you’re certainly not the first person with questions, and that choosing a mentoring relationship with me will serve your needs.  (BOLDS are my personal favorites to work with!)
see also About Me

Cool!… I’d like to try mentoring – what now… how much
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Anything on this list perplexing you??

LIFE
abortion
abuse: spousal, mental, physical
affairs; extra-marital
aging
am I jinxed
anger: generalized, situational
auto accident / ICBC
behaviour patterns: identifying, modifying
bereavement
biological clock
beliefs / shadow beliefs / limiting beliefs
break-ups
cheating
core values
cutting
dating
death threats
defining moments / pivitol life moments
dismissal; wrongful dismissal
divorce
dysfunctional/toxic workplace
ego: understanding, balancing
exhaustion
fear
financial stress
forgiveness
gender issues
grief / loss
house fire
I’m not good enough
infertility: coping, grieving
insurance claims
introverts
intuition: understanding; support
isolating
judgement; feeling judged
loneliness
passion / purpose
powerlessness
pregnancy, ovulation, miscarriage
psychic ability: support
marital issues
marriage – am I ready; should I leave
narcissism
personality disorders: identifying, understanding
relationships (and finding your tribe)
re-locating
self-esteem
self-sabotage
sex issues
shopaholics
social dysfunction
spirit connection: support
spirituality: exploring, defending
stalking
stress
student issues
suicidal thoughts
teen pregnancy
therapy/counseling/coaching
thoughts: modification; limiting beliefs; magical thinking
weddings
who am I
why me

HEALTH
abuse; mental, physical
alcoholism
anxiety/panic
chronic fatigue
chronic illness
chronic pain
depression: situational, dysthymia, clinical, childhood, antidepressants
eating; diet issues, nutrition, bulimia, anorexia
exercise
exhaustion
IBS
Medical issues; undiagnosed ailments/Dr. challenges
PMS/Hormones
PTSD
SADS
sexual dysfunction
sleep disorders
stroke

FAMILY
aging parents; palliative care
empty nest
family of origin core values (do they fit in your tribe)
family dysfunction
in-laws
parenting; general; step-parenting; of addicted kids; behavioural/health issues; exhaustion

Seniors
Abuse
Activity
Depression
Independence
Relocating

Kids
abuse
addiction (limited)
activity
bullying
career planning
depression
drinking / drugs (recreational)
peer issues
parental issues; pressure from, different from, addicted parents, step parents
self esteem / identity
sex, teen pregnancy
sibling issues, birth order traits

WORK
bullying / workplace
career development/change
hobby jobs
job loss
multi-jobs
re-entering workplace
skills upgrading
wrongful dismissal
unemployment, UI

LEGAL
court; trials, discoveries, witness, jury
legal stress

OTHER… Hobbies… Interests…
book clubs
baking, cooking
event planning; large, small
marketing
public relations
reading
traveling; groups, solo
wine-tasting
writing

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