WOW. Shawna can be described as amazing and insightful. She is very kind, approachable, and patient when working with me and my teenager. She worked hard to teach me how to look within for the answers. Finding these has helped me to understand things through the eyes of my 17-year old. We were able to move to a more effective way of communication, and thus a much better understanding of both sides of our issues. Though we do not always agree, we have tools in place to use when needed. As a result, we have been able to improve our relationship from a parent, young adult, to a unique, special friendship. Life is always a "work in progress" but the tools we need in our toolbox continue to change, just as our lives. I feel Shawna is a coach that understands this and is an asset to our family.
Shawna is so naturally kind and compassionate toward her clients. She really helped me realize what I have control over in life, and what I don’t. How to navigate middle school, and all the people in it that seemed to be controlling me. She helped me realize what was really important, and why I felt the way I did about myself. It seems to come so naturally what to say, and how to teach you to control your feelings, whether it be from little drawings and diagrams, or just in-depth conversations, I always really enjoyed talking with her. I am now a much happier, and more confident kid, navigating through my life with occasional help from a very talented coach! Thanks so much!
L.L. (teen) Colorado
Thank you, Shawna, for helping me realize how much better I feel when I talk to someone. I understand now that I have choices. And most of all, thank you for not giving up on me. That is very important, being as though some people did.
E.B. (Teen) Colorado
Shawna is the one person who got through to our teenage daughter. As her parents, we can’t thank you enough for your work ethic and everything you did with Bri.
Shawna was very helpful in guiding me to remain supportive and patient with my ever changing teenager. She was able to help me understand all the changes, challenges, and adjustments they face emotionally and physically. Her coaching our teenager was truly beneficial for our entire family!
Shawna helped me learn how to sift out the "facts" from all the "what if's" that used to come up when my mind got anxious and taught me how to organize my thoughts by breaking things down, asking myself calming and clarifying questions and setting time limits so I could focus on what I needed to do.
J.M. (teen) Colorado
I honestly loved my coaching sessions with Shawna. I'm getting better at expressing my feelings and talking to my parents without us getting in a fight. Thank you so much for everything, I feel a lot better about my future.
N.S. (teen) Colorado
Shawna, I appreciate your dedication and professionalism, genuinely trying to help, that you care, and being sensitive to our characters, feelings and readiness levels for change. We learned to be available for each other, to sit together with our daughter so we can better understand where the other person is coming from and to communicate more.
Shawna, I can't thank you enough - I really feel like you're having an amazingly positive impact on our family. We are seeing a much happier, more confident teenager these days. We are so happy to see our teen feeling more grown up and mature and his grades at the end of the semester were wonderful - very pleased!
My daughter was so fortunate to have received your guidance. It reframed so many things she was going through, and now she has a new vocabulary and thought process about obstacles. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with her. I hope other moms and dads see how they can make those important changes for their kids by utilizing your skills. It came at such an important time in our daughter's life.
Thank you so much Shawna. So far everything we've discussed is spot on and helped me so much. I've been waking up every morning and doing my 'challenges' and it puts me in a good headspace; I don't think I've felt this happy / satisified about everyday life in a while. And, I can't tell you how good it felt to say my mantra, that was magic! I feel excited and empowered.
Our daughter’s resilience is beautiful to witness and I have seen such growth in her since she started talking to you. We are also grateful that you are staying in conversation with us.
The most helpful part of coaching is I’ve felt more confident in myself with talking and meeting new people. Coaching also helped me find ways to handle situations that put me under stress, how to identify if my initial reaction is because of an assumption, and things to look out for when I’m talking with people.
S.H. (teen) Colorado