Private coaching clients
At the beginning of our work nearly 2 years ago I was at a crossroads. I had recently left a challenging, intense, and all consuming position when my firm was acquired. For the first time in my life, I didn't know what was next or even what I was passionate about doing. My confidence was shattered and I had no idea how to move forward.
A year later I had made tremendous progress. I had clear insights and my confidence was returning. I felt ready to start taking steps forward to create the next chapter of my life. I was willing to make a risky decision to start my own company.
In every conversation with you, I felt listened to and understood while also feeling appropriately pushed to go to places that seemed scary (but weren’t), and to look at things from a different perspective. And, after our sessions I was reflective and thought deeply about how to internalize our conversations and take action.
The biggest outcome has been increased confidence across all facets of my life, and starting my own business. Your practical advice and encouraging feedback on business decisions and your patience as a sounding board helped me get outside of my head and think more clearly about how to solve problems. I always had a safe and supportive place to talk.
If we hadn’t started this work I would have continued to think and act from a place of old habits, fear and scarcity. Instead, my business is off to a strong start and I am excited about my future.
Prior to beginning my work with you I was feeling confident enough to try something that would push me even further. What drew me to you as a coach was the deep, deep desire/need to tap into the creative sides of myself and bring them more fully and more powerfully into my life: my work, yes, and also my non-work activities.
We started with a really intense two-day experience where I felt completely comfortable to express myself. You are open and without judgment, but you are also someone with a viewpoint. I love that combination.
My biggest shift? Greater confidence in letting ideas play out (and not caring whether I’m the next Picasso or the next Steve Jobs; I’m not). There’s relief in that!
And, I have a more holistic view of what it means to live a creative life as a result of our work. The huge outcome I received was a belief in myself that I hold enough creativity to connect to other people in real ways. Because, I had relegated creativity to “hobby” status — but not anymore! I now know that creativity is the gift of expressing who we really are, so when we send it out into the larger world — in whatever way and however large or small a gesture or action — we create the possibility of connecting with others in REAL ways. Not faking it, not trying to be who and what someone wants me to be.
When I first sought support from Rochelle I felt stuck. I had lots of ideas about what I wanted to do moving forward, but I let my concerns and "what if's" get in the way of taking action.
Working with Rochelle was uplifting. I always appreciated her positive and inspiring support. The questions she asked me to answer between our coaching sessions helped provide tremendous focus. With her help I got clear about both my personal and professional direction — and began taking action.
Rochelle enabled me to create a plan to move out of state and see different ways to approach a desire I had to write about “my dogs” — as a business, not just as a hobby. And, she enabled me to make it all visual, which has helped me to stay inspired and motivated.
When you choose to work with Rochelle you are in for a rich and clarifying experience. She asks questions that help you see more possibilities for your future than you dared to imagine, so you feel more confident and focused. I felt enriched and positive after every conversation with her.
Rochelle will guide you to be open, flexible and confident — to truly believe in yourself and your ability to succeed in life and business.
I’m now embarking on simplifying my life, moving south, and writing about canines and their caregivers, and it feels wonderful.
Rochelle is an amazing advisor and coach. My association with her led me to where I am today — doing something that makes me truly happy, let’s me do my best work and abundantly sustains me.
And…it wasn’t easy getting here. It wasn’t that long ago I felt hopeless and fearful about the future. I was having a lot of trouble stopping the negative thinking that was preventing me from moving forward. Rochelle helped get me back to a positive place where real change can happen. It was Rochelle who supported and inspired me. She created a safe haven to talk about what I was experiencing and dig honestly into some of my deepest thinking and long held beliefs that were no longer serving me in life.
If you are considering a change or transition, want to work through things that may be holding you back or simply to unleash the creativity that helps you reinvent yourself, I would highly recommend spending some time with Rochelle!”
I sought out Rochelle’s coaching to break through my procrastination and to be more productive with my writing. Working with her has been very enjoyable, and thought-provoking in a positive way. She is very supportive, encouraging and insightful. Now I am writing more and feeling much more free to do it.
This work is the real thing, and it will change your life. It’s not something you do casually, for a lark. It’s a big step, so be ready. If you really want to shake things up, make a new start, go for it — you will be so glad you did!”
Group coaching program clients
When I joined Rochelle’s group coaching program, I was stuck and feeling paralyzed by several large-scale home maintenance projects. I came to realize that much of my hesitation was directly related to the grief of losing my husband 8 years ago. He was a brilliant and creative problem solver and would have enjoyed managing these projects. The projects amplified my loss. It had been easier to live being stuck than to revisit the pain of losing him.
With Rochelle’s coaching and the support of the amazing community of women she gathers, I was inspired to flip many frustrations into constructive solutions. I am now much more willing to examine the “why” of being stuck. I use Rochelle's Discovery Dozen tool to help me break through blocks, rather than just giving in to frustration. I also reconnected to the joy of creating, and gained tremendous insight about myself through learning about my Enneagram style.
Most of all, I now recognize my personal power and use it to approach challenges with new confidence — whether they are related to client conversations or navigating complex home projects. Instead of feeling paralyzed, I call on my own strengths to take action from a position of security, confidence and trust.
Being in Rochelle's coaching group gave me clarity that I had been struggling to find, about the path to the future I that wanted to create. I felt a powerful connection to the other terrific women, and while our challenges were all different, I realized I was not alone in wanting to make important shifts in my life.
I found Rochelle’s direction and leadership of the group encouraging and thoughtful. She created an open, inviting space and fostered deep connections for all of us. And, the creative aspects of the engagement were really wonderful. They helped deepen my thinking and enabled me to make substantial progress.
After attending Rochelle’s Vision Board workshop I found myself able to see so many options and possibilities. I wanted to bring this new approach into all aspects of my life, and joined her group coaching program. I had just made a big change in my life. I’d left a terrible marriage and really wanted to make a commitment to my art and myself.
Working with Rochelle in several of her groups has been like having a wise friend and mother to keep me focused and hold me accountable to making good, productive choices. I have been learning how to communicate better with my children. And I am doing better professionally. I’m taking on new projects, and my work as an artist is taking off. I don’t know if I’d have done all of this without the support of a coach.
I know that having given up on many of the negative stories I told myself has made me so much more accepting of myself. This has been very liberating. Before working with Rochelle, I thought I had to do it all on my own. It’s been so helpful to have her support and guidance, and I have gained wonderful friends, too.
I joined the coaching group because I spent most of my time – even my free time – working. The diverse nature of the group helped me to realize what I was missing, and I’m very appreciative of that.
I so enjoyed working with Rochelle. She has a great way of being gentle but persistent, and really motivated me to make changes. I’ve taken more time off to enjoy things and spend time with friends/family than I’ve done in years! I feel much more grounded and relaxed.
And, I found the motivation to start an important a project that I’d been thinking about for years. I had terrific support and practical advice for how to begin, and the project is coming together faster than I thought possible.
I was flattered and excited when Rochelle invited me to join this group. I was not seeking coaching per se, but was attracted to the prospect of being part of the Living Big group and exploring big ideas with a like-minded group of women.
It was a small but powerful group of women who supported each other with great candor. Rochelle did an excellent job of facilitating this program to be just right for everybody. She meets people where they are and conducts her work very respectfully and professionally. There was a nice balance of in person and over the phone meetings on a regular basis. We all got to explore what Living Big means to each of us in our own unique way. Rochelle was very helpful, inclusive and empathetic in fostering good group discussions. I especially enjoyed learning to use her sentence completion technique as a tool for self-discovery. And, as the months went by I was able to set aside time in my busy life for doing nothing, and more and more I sought creativity in simple things every day.
In addition to Rochelle’s guidance in both group settings and one on one, we experienced a lot of powerful peer learning. I realize I have so many options to pursue creativity, passion and living big. Being in the group helped give me good food for thought on the next phase of my life and career, as well as allowing me to personally reflect on a lot of issues, both positive and negative, that I can now move on from with a renewed sense of energy and purpose.
Rochelle took a genuine interest in each of us and is able to bring out the best in people. She got us all to see ourselves through many different lenses. For women who may be in a life transition period where they are looking to break out and get ready for the next phase of their life/career, whatever it may be, active engagement with Rochelle in a coaching group will help their direction unfold in a positive and productive way.
I really enjoyed being a part of the program. The retreat days at the start and conclusion were especially memorable. I will miss the group going forward but know they will all be there for support as needed. The big lesson I am leaving with is to feed my creative fire!
I love working with Rochelle because she encourages thinking and creating in ways that are outside of my day-to-day life. Working with her is invigorating — it’s like recess! I loved taking a break from the normal to step outside for a bit, to work and create, to listen and learn.
I particularly recommend working with Rochelle if you have a goal in mind or are trying to work through a difficult time or life decision. She’ll let you explore in a safe and creative way and you will be supported by her and by the other great women in the group. It is definitely worth joining her group program.
I would recommend the coaching group for any woman who has a particular challenge or decision she is making, if she is open to creating and being open-minded. The work in Live Big can be uncomfortable (in a good way).
Looking back, my biggest take-away from being in the coaching group, was: Find your true north and then keep going.
I sought out Rochelle and the Living Big coaching group to add more creativity to my life and business. The opportunity to think about ways to instill creativity was really important to me as I felt I had lost it over the past couple of years. The activities we participated in, and the opportunities to explore our creativity were fantastic. I loved the sentence starters exercises, and the opportunities to physically get creative with drawing and creating collages created the sparks I needed to renew my creativity.