Sue Maitland - Life Transitions Coach Sue Maitland - Life Transitions Coach

Tag Archives: Passion

A Weekend of Self-Care for the Busy Professional Woman

 

You’re a successful business woman with many competing demands on your time and finding time to focus on your wants and needs often takes a back seat to your many other responsibilities. Give yourself permission to hit the pause button and indulge yourself in two days totally devoted to your wants and needs at the beautiful Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Spa in Parksville. This small group workshop involves some group activities and also provides for you to capture your own personal thoughts and ideas without sharing with the other members of the group. We’ll explore why women often feel they have to “do it all” and end up putting self-care on the back burner and understand the impact that can have on our health and our interactions with others. You’ll take time connect with what makes you special and explore some activities you can integrate into your life to uplift you. We’ll explore how you can free up time in your schedule to integrate these activities into your day and even practice saying “No” nicely – an important component of making self-care a priority. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and with clearly defined actions you can take to bring more balance into your life.

This very special weekend of indulgence is designed to give you maximum flexibility while offering the opportunity to treat yourself to a wonderful spa experience, or dip in the mineral pool followed by the delicious endless tapas meal with other group members in our robes in our own private dining room. I promise you, it’s a decadent and unique experience that you won’t want to miss.

Day 1 of our workshop will run from 10:00am on Saturday morning until 1pm. The afternoon provides for free time to assimilate what you discovered and enjoy a light lunch in your cabin or at the restaurant and then walk on the beach or indulge in a spa treatment and a dip in the mineral pool before we enjoy our endless tapas experience in our robes at 6:00pm. You must book a spa treatment (which includes access to the mineral pool) or pay $40 to access the mineral pool if you wish to join us for the endless tapas in the private dining room at the Grotto Spa where robes are mandatory.

Day 2 will run from 10:30am on Sunday morning until 1pm with the option of enjoying lunch in the dining room together before we leave.

I want to provide you with maximum flexibility, so each participant is responsible for booking and paying for their own spa treatment or dip in the mineral pool and endless tapas. These indulgences are not included in the workshop pricing. Saturdays can get busy, even in the fall, so please call the spa and book you treatment early at 1-800-663-7373. Make sure you book for the afternoon of Saturday October 17th and let them know that you’re also part of the group booking for the endless tapas experience. I recommend that you stay in the spa bungalows which are just steps from the spa and are perfect for sharing with a girlfriend.

Pre-registration is mandatory and spaces are limited. Please call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register.

Pricing is $347 per person and is payable in advance

Pay only $297 when you invite a friend, colleague, client or relative to join you

A Day of Self-Care for the Busy Professional Woman

You’re a successful business woman with many competing demands on your time and finding time to focus on your wants and needs often takes a back seat to your many other responsibilities. Give yourself permission to indulge yourself in a day totally devoted to your wants and needs in a beautiful setting at 10 Mile Point with spectacular views of Mount Baker. This small group workshop involves some group activities and also provides for you to capture your own personal thoughts and ideas without sharing with the other members of the group. We’ll explore why women often feel they have to “do it all” and end up putting self-care on the back burner and understand the impact that can have on our health and our interactions with others. You’ll take time to connect with what makes you special and explore some activities you can integrate into your life to uplift you. We’ll explore how you can free up time in your schedule to integrate these activities into your day and even practice saying “No” nicely – an important component of making self-care a priority. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and with clearly defined actions you can take to bring more balance into your life.

This very special day of indulgence includes a delicious brunch with a sparkling mimosa and a mini-facial which you can enjoy on the day of the workshop or credit towards a more indulgent spa treatment at a future date. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Pre-registration is mandatory and spaces are limited. Please call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register.

Pricing is $297 per person and is payable in advance.

Pay only $247 each when you Invite a friend, colleague, client or relative to join you.

All major credit cards are accepted

Do You Live An Authentic Life?

Do you live an authentic lifeHave you ever wondered what living an authentic life means? Read on if you’re curious and you’ll find some questions that might help you get clarity on whether or not you are.

The Oxford dictionary definition of authentic is “of undisputed origin and not a copy; genuine”.

For me, living an authentic life means knowing who you are at your core and showing up in life honoring who that person really is. It means living a life where you are being your BEST self. When you live an authentic life you enjoy a feeling of alignment in your personal and professional life, experience more happiness and spend less time second guessing your choices.

Are you living an authentic life? Answer these questions and find out.

Question 1: Have you ever spent any time really getting to know yourself?

If you’ve never taken time to do this and you wish to live an authentic life, it may be time to start. If you don’t know yourself really well, you’re at risk of living your life trying to be what others want you to be and reacting to external stimulus without really understanding why. In short you’re not in control of your own life.

Question 2: Do you understand your core values?

We each have our own set of values which influence our behavior. If we’re not conscious of our own values, we risk making choices that put us in stressful situations where what we’re being asked to do doesn’t align with who we really are inside. Working in an environment where your values are not aligned with those of the company or the boss that you work for is one of the most stressful situations we can experience in life. I know, because I’ve been there and I knew that I had to leave for my own well-being and for the sake of my co-workers who had to listen to my frequent expressions of frustration.

Question 3: Do you know what fulfills you?

We enjoy a sense of self-fulfillment when we are fully developing and utilizing our talents doing something we believe in and which we feel is important. Having a clear purpose and are doing things to support that is important to our happiness and sense of well-being.

Question 4: What can I do to live a more authentic life?

I invite you to ask yourself this question. There are many ways to begin this process and based on your answers to questions 1 – 3, you’ll have some idea of what you need to work on. I use the term “work” because there is no quick fix or easy way to get these answers. You can read a self-help book or go online and take a survey and read the results, but if you don’t internalize what you’ve read, you haven’t really connected with your authentic self.

I believe the very best way to connect with your authentic self is to invest in yourself and work with a competent, caring ICF certified coach. You see, a coach is trained to help you find your answers and will hold you accountable for completing this work. The sense of empowerment you’ll enjoy from getting the answers to these questions and taking action to live an authentic life is priceless.

If you’re interested in exploring my coaching packages designed to help you live a more authentic life, please call me at 778-265-6880 or email me at suemaitland@shaw.ca. I live in Victoria, BC, Canada and work by phone with clients across North America.

Make the rest of your life
the BEST of your life.

Stones

©Sue Maitland Life Transitions Coach 778-265-6880

suemaitland@shaw.ca  www.suemaitland.com

Sue Maitland is a Life Transitions Coach and Speaker based in Victoria, BC Canada.

Retirement Reinvented – Part 3

In Part 3 of this 6 part seminar series you’ll clarify the vision of your ideal retirement created in Part 2.

We’ll explore what brings you joy and fulfillment and confirm that the plan you’re building considers this.

You’ll review your plan and may make some changes to better align with what would lead to a truly satisfying retirement.

The cost of this event is included in the overall cost of this seminar series

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register or for more information. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Retirement Reinvented – Part 2

In Part 2 of this 6 part seminar series you’ll create a vision of your ideal retirement based on what you discovered in the “What’s Important to me NOW” workshop.

We’ll explore how the traditional view of retirement is changing and you’ll get to “try on” some new ideas for what your retirement might look like and see how well they fit for you and what’s important to you.

Come prepared to have fun and open your mind to some new possibilities.

The cost of this event is included in the overall cost of this seminar series

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 to register. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

What’s Important to me NOW? workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. Others feel stuck in familiar patterns of behaviour that really don’t inspire or fulfill us. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a couple of hours with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a great reference point to begin one-on-one coaching and is pre-requisite for future workshops which may focus on such things as:
• planning a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy after divorce or the passing of a loved one

What’s Important to me NOW? Workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a Sunday afternoon with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a pre-requisite for future workshops and coaching groups which may focus on:
• helping seniors plan a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy

Other topics will be added as interest and demand dictates.

Call Sue today to register for this event at 778-265-6880.

Invite 2 or more friends to join you and you’ll all qualify for a 20% discount on the workshop fee.

Space is limited so don’t delay – choose to make this investment in yourself and begin to make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life.

What’s Important to me NOW? Workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a Sunday afternoon with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a pre-requisite for future workshops and coaching groups which may focus on:
• helping seniors plan a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy

Other topics will be added as interest and demand dictates.

Call Sue today to register for this event at 778-265-6880.

Invite 2 or more friends to join you and you’ll all qualify for a 20% discount on the workshop fee.

Space is limited so don’t delay – choose to make this investment in yourself and begin to make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life.

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

In this powerful 2 hour workshop participants will take the time to ask the question “What are the things in my life that are really important to me right now and what things do I want to give more focus to in the future?” Many of us lead very busy lives juggling personal, work and family commitments and we rarely stop to evaluate whether we’re spending our time on activities that really reflect who we are and what’s important to us as individuals. If you feel you may be approaching a crossroads in your life, investing a Sunday afternoon with a life coach to help you get clear on your personal priorities can have a profound effect on the rest of your life.

Image knowing exactly what your priorities are and being able to evaluate each new demand for your time or attention in the light of whether this supports what’s most important to you. As you move forward after this workshop and begin to make choices aligned to what’s most important to you, you will begin to feel a powerful sense of control, satisfaction and happiness in the new life you are creating for yourself.

This foundational workshop is a pre-requisite for future workshops and coaching groups which may focus on:
• helping seniors plan a future move
• understanding what an ideal retirement could look like for you
• building friendships and a social life that supports who you are and what you enjoy

Other topics will be added as interest and demand dictates.

Call Sue today to register for this event at 778-265-6880.

Invite 2 or more friends to join you and you’ll all qualify for a 20% discount on the workshop fee.

Space is limited so don’t delay – choose to make this investment in yourself and begin to make the rest of your life, the BEST of your life.

Are You in Stuck a Rut?

12586284_s

 

Are You Stuck in a Rut?

Don’t wait….

Start doing something about it

TODAY

Do you sometimes feel that you’re stuck in a rut?

Your life is routine and there’s really not a lot to look forward to?

You’re not alone – many people go through life this way, but you can chose to do something about it…

How do you know you’re in a rut?

  1. You wake up in the morning and there’s no sense of excitement or anticipation about your day
  2. You dread Monday morning – you live for the weekend and vacations
  3. You’re marking time until you retire when you can really start to enjoy life
  4. Your life consists of the same old routine – you’re not learning or experiencing anything new
  5. You dream of things you’d love to do but never get around to taking steps to actually make them happen.

Exercise 1:

Ask yourself where you fall on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is “I can barely drag myself out of bed in the morning and face the day” and 10 is “I love my life and can’t wait to experience all the wonderful people I’ll be connecting with and things I have planned for today

If you are a 5 or below, you may be in a rut…..

What can you do about it?

  1. Take some quiet time to understand what’s really important to you (your core values)
  2. Take stock of your special talents and strengths (read StrengthsFinder 2.0 and take the online test to uncover your top 5 strengths)
  3. Think of the times in your life when you felt truly alive and energized – what were you doing? How can you find a way to get more of this energy into your life?
  4. Ask yourself what might be YOUR special purpose or calling in life
  5. Put a plan together to bring more positive energy into your life – take small steps at first and the momentum will begin to build until you have more and more of what you want in your life
  6. Consider working with a life coach to get clear on what you want and the support to help you get it

Exercise 2:

Imagine you are a fly on the wall at your 80th Birthday Party (if you’re 80 or older, imagine a birthday 10 years in the future). As birthday gift, someone has commissioned a book to be written about you and the author is interviewing your friends and family about their experience of having you in their lives.

Q1   What do you want them to be saying about you?

Q2   What would they be saying if they were interviewed today?

Compare the two and use this to determine if it’s time to make some changes in your life

What if you’re in a rut with your job?

  1. Understand what you like to do and explore ways to bring this into your current job
  2. Explore other possibilities with your current employer – talk to people in roles you think you might enjoy to really understand what’s involved and if it’s something you’d enjoy doing
  3. Don’t quit your job without a plan
  4. If you’re laid off, don’t spend months doing nothing – take a few weeks for yourself and then take the time to explore what you really want from your next job and understand what you have to offer an employer and then NETWORK – the reality is that most jobs are found through word of mouth and never actually get posted.
  5. Never send a resume out without customizing it for the company you’re applying to so that they can easily see how your skills match their needs. Always attach a custom cover letter addressed to the person who will make the hiring decision (call and ask the receptionist who that is) and always follow up with a phone call to show your interest.
  6. Find your passion and then find a way to bring it into your work and it won’t even feel like work

Whether you work with a life transitions coach or find the motivation to take these actions yourself, always remember, it’s never too early or too late to begin to

                                      Make the rest of your life the BEST of your life

Copyright © Sue Maitland Life Transitions Coach 2017 - All rights reserved