A transition is a time to reflect on your life’s path and set your course. It may feel exciting. It may also feel scary. Most of all, a life transition is an opportunity for growth.
My name is Elaine Brooks. I am a coach who loves to guide people through life transitions to create authentic and fulfilling lives.
I’ve had my own challenging transitions. Some I navigated with grace, others were downright awkward. It helped to have someone who listened respectfully, someone who helped me to see possibilities and set goals. And it was helpful to have support to stay on my path.
The ways that something or someone comes along at the right time fascinates me. Writing was one of those surprises. It has been a gift to me during transitions. It was like something woke me up one day and said, “Writing will help you get through this.” Writing down my thoughts makes sense of my experience. It gives me a clearer view of what is happening and what my choices are. Writing also keeps track of my progress
Because I wanted to share the benefits of writing, I became certified in therapeutic writing facilitation through the International Federation for BiblioPoetry Therapy. I have advanced training in transition writing and recently became credentialed as a transition writing specialist. Writing is one of the most powerful tools I use in working with people in transition. Magic happens when people write. They see things they could not see before.
I bring a truly holistic approach to transitions because of my experience as an integrative nurse coach and mental health professional. I look at mind, body, and spirit for every person in transition.
As your coach I will help you to gain perspective about where you’ve been and clarity about where you’re going. I will help you develop strategies to manage the stress that may come with a transition. You will identify what matters most to you. Your strengths, values, beliefs and passions will be clear. You will find the inspiration and confidence to move into your next life chapter. You will create a life that is uniquely yours.