When you look back over the way your week, month, or year has gone, are you satisfied with how you’ve spent your time or frustrated that you don’t seem to be getting where your heart and soul craves to be?
If you’re in the latter camp, trust me, I get it. Life comes at us so fast that it’s easy to lose who we are and what matters most in the midst of everything going on. And, when we’re leaders, fighting yesterday’s fires can often mean we’re dropping the ball on building the future we know we and our teams can create.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can spend your days intentionally building the life you want to live or simply infusing your days with more purpose, love, and joy. You can lead your team with authenticity and integrity and get closer to accomplishing your true potential.
That’s precisely what I’m honored to help my clients do.
What to Expect with Clarity Coaching
While everyone’s situation is different and this is not an exhaustive list, I can help support you with:
- Setting the right boundaries in your professional and personal life that enable you to serve others without constantly depleting yourself
- Becoming a stronger, more courageous leader with a clear vision and the backbone to see your plans through with intentional action
- Cultivating more nourishing relationships with your friends, family, and community
- Prioritizing your own personal growth, which often looks like getting back into shape, doing the creative stuff you’ve been putting off, finally deciding to travel, or developing a spiritual practice that reconnects you with Source
- Filtering the noise and “shoulds” that have accumulated over the years so you can tune in to and share your authentic voice with the world in a bolder way
- Making the changes you’ve been putting off or not able to do because the thought of doing it is just too much
Many of my clients are accomplished professionals who want to lean into their full potential, but not at the cost of their bodies, hearts, and souls. Family matters. Friends matter. Personal integrity and authenticity matters. But so does being the badass that they are.
My role in our relationship is as a guide, facilitator, and loving accountability partner who gets you doing and living rather than worrying, regretting, and wishing. It’s sometimes hard work, but you’re already working hard — better to work hard becoming your best self than to work hard and, at best, follow someone else’s plan and vision for you, and, at worst, make no one happy (including yourself).
My clients know that they always have a safe space to show up as exactly who they are in that moment and feel comfortable knowing I am holding the bigger picture for growth and development, even when we need to dig into the weeds. Our work together isn’t cookie cutter; it’s built around your unique goals, talents, and challenges. I’m with you each step of the way to make the vision of your life into the reality of your life.
Even if, perhaps especially if, you are used to figuring it out on your own, is it time to give yourself the opportunity to be supported with your heavy load? I can help carry the load and, more importantly, guide you to a path that allows you to leave behind the parts of that load that are no longer serving you and your highest good.
About Angela Wheeler
It’s often said that we teach and guide others in what we most need to learn or practice. While that may not be true for everyone, it’s definitely true for me.
I earned my PhD in Sociology, with an emphasis on social psychology. My research focused on how women coped with massive disruption in their lives. A recurring pattern was that one of the challenges of the increased resiliency, self-sufficiency, and competency that women developed during the disruption often really upset family patterns. The women learned that they could do more than they thought and were no longer content with living small in their life, career, and relationships.
The toil of finishing my PhD and pursuing academic grants while my husband (Charlie) was deployed caught up with me, though. The career path I was on was literally making me sick, as evidenced by the second stress-induced chronic illness that I was diagnosed with.
I had to make a change, but I didn’t know what. I left academia and spent a few years overcoming other life challenges — including a near-death experience due to medical complications and a car accident — and working in different capacities in Productive Flourishing.
Along the way, my conversations with our community members, program participants, and even clients who were working with Charlie led to people seeking me out as their clarity guide. Rather than continually saying No because I wasn’t ready, I started to say Yes.
I’m so glad I did, as helping people chart and stick to their course is work I love doing. I’m still doing the work I got my PhD in, just with much more of a focus on helping individuals with application rather than merely writing about it.
What some people don’t know about me (now that I have learned some very tough lessons and grown into a more balanced, healthy person) is how much of a Type A, overachiever I was from a very young age. Having been someone who needed to be the best at fill-in-the-blank, never believed what I had done was good enough, and looked for external validation everywhere I understand the self doubt and societal pressures that can burn out even the strongest person.
And, when you top that off with being a deeply intuitive, compassionate, and sensitive person you can understand how I had some difficult and painful lessons to learn. I wouldn’t trade those lessons for anything, as they have helped me to develop into the kind of coach that can help clients build their best life.
I’ve had the honor of working with clients in many different fields, including corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and academia. My background and experience in business and academia, as well as positions of leadership in non-profits and spiritual communities, have given me a broad knowledge base that I am able to call upon to serve clients from different backgrounds in finding their own best path.
Angela was fantastic in providing a knowledgeable and gentle hand to what was a “scary” process. She is an excellent teacher who brings her lovely spirit and grounded knowledge to everything that she does. — Ericka Hines
Before I started clarity coaching with Angela, I had a pretty clear idea of where I wanted to go with my life and my business – I just didn’t know how to get there on my own. She quickly saw my challenges with goal prioritization, setting boundaries, and valuing what I do and started creating solutions with me. Through our work together I have strengthened my relationships with friends and family, found more time to care for myself in ways that really matter to me, and I am now working with more clients who are the perfect right fit for me. All while working fewer hours and earning just as much money! — Michelle Mangen
I came to the realization that my professional life was the only thing that was getting the best of me. My health was suffering, I was unhappy with my work life, and my personal relationships were suffering. Angela guided me back to living my priorities and saying No to projects that weren’t a good fit, other’s expectations, and unhealthy ways of working. She was there with me side-by-side and I started taking the steps I needed to rather than just thinking about them. Working with Angela has made me more aware of my choices, improved my productivity, and encouraged me to take a more active role in setting priorities in my work and personal life, which has improved my outlook and helped me to reconnect with what matters. — Dr. Terri Cullen
How Do We Start?
As much as we all might like overnight changes, that’s not the way it works. Change at the level we’re talking about takes time and sustained effort, and starting again and not making the progress you’re yearning for can actually make matters worse.
I work with clients for a minimum of six months since that’s the smallest slice of time that I’ve seen people be able to work through a challenge in a way that doesn’t cause more harm than good. We’ll meet every other week via video (or meet in person if you’re in Portland, Oregon.) You’ll have access to me via email for in-between meeting support, though I find a quick conversation is better than email most of the time.
The fee for the services above is $700 per month.
Get a Sense of How I Coach
The audio clips that follow feature some of the regular topics that come up with my clients. While each client’s context and solutions are unique to them, we all share common challenges and growth edges. If any of these resonate with you and are something you’d like to work through, please fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch with you to see how we can work together to help you build the life you want.
Let’s Have a Conversation to See How We’re a Fit
If you’re wanting to see how we can co-create and implement a plan that gets you living a life of purpose, joy, love, and authentic accomplishment, fill out the form here and we’ll schedule a no-cost, no-obligation discovery session within a few business days.
I look forward to helping you find and walk your path. 🙂