Perhaps you don’t yet have a book written, but you know you have one in you—or maybe more than one… Or perhaps you want to start a small business, private practice, or non-profit but are not sure how to wrap your head around that for yourself, let alone explain it to someone else… For some, launching such intensely personal endeavors as these can be overwhelming and bring up a lot of anxiety and self-doubt. Right now—before anything has yet manifested—is the perfect time to take a breath, slow down, and listen carefully to inner guidance, so that whatever your project is, it will be faithful to who you truly are.
That’s what I had to do in order to understand my vocation and manifest it in this website. But my training as an interfaith chaplain meant that I knew that I couldn’t do it alone. I needed an empathetic listening ear (actually several) to hear me to clarity as I began to understand the deeper currents and patterns in my life and my calling. Through the experience of creating this consultancy and this website, I came to understand the unique contribution I had to offer. And I became clear that helping others do the same, through creative coaching, would be at the heart of my vocation.
I especially love working with people who come to me with little more than a dream, or sometimes even just a restless longing. It is a gift to be there and help empower them in this tender, challenging, and gratifying work. I find I am able to listen, appreciatively reflect back what I hear, and help people recognize and begin to make sense of the small trail of bread crumbs that winds through their life toward something they cannot entirely yet see. Often patterns and a structure begin to emerge. Sometimes this is all that is needed—a safe container to hold what is emerging. Sometimes the emerging structure can also offer a road map or architecture of a book or a business.
At that point, we may decide that our work together is done, at least for now, and that the client has work to do on their own, after which they might, or might not, return with a finished manuscript or the materials for a website. If and when we do decide to continue together we can move into the more left-brain, linear work of book publishing or identity design.
How Manifest Identity’s Creative Coaching Works
Contact Lindy to set up a free, no-obligation phone consult, so we can both get more information.
If we decide to work together, we will set up a schedule telephone or Zoom coaching sessions at $65/hr.
Non-profit discounts available.