on a mission to make the power of doing (& living) the work more accessible, approachable, and cool.
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Before lifework, I worked in strategy & client success in the tech-startup world. Life was “good”. I had a great job with a promising career trajectory, lived in a cute lil apartment with my man (whom I knew was the one), and was going out & having fun with my friends every chance I could get. But, a large part of me also, felt kind of, sort of, lost. I didn’t feel fulfilled and although things looked good, they didn’t feel good.
Through a very random course of events, I ended up getting my ICF life coaching certification, which pretty much means I did an intensive training program that taught me a ton of tools on why and how humans think, act and hold themselves back. As I was getting certified, I found myself slowly shifting away from feeling “lost” and toward true fulfillment. That’s when I realized the power of life coaching and couldn’t unsee it.
So much so, that I made it mission to make sure more people (who feel how I felt) could have these powerful tools at their fingertips.
And…that’s how (& why) Lifework was founded.
I started @dolifework in 2019 in hopes to normalize feeling “good but also sort of kind of lost” and to make the power of future oriented self work (life coaching) more known and viable as an alternative to therapy.
Through 1:1 coaching and my monthly challenges, I now coach anyone who is ready and eager to “do the work” on themselves. Usually, people know the feeling they want to shift out of but they don’t know HOW. That’s where I come in. I help you figure out how to do it and hold you accountable to making it happen.
When I am not coaching, I am either walking charlie - my golden pal, forcing my husband to wake up too early to catch a sunrise or climb a mountain, enjoying some wine and good food with my friends and family, working out or doing my morning ritual.
1. the holistic approach
Rather than treating the surface symptoms & placing blame on one area of life, we’ll look at your whole life to identify what is out of alignment and what shifts need to be made. Then we do the work to ensure each domain of life is strategically optimized to live the life you most want to live. This is what I call, “life alignment".
2. do the work
In other words, lifework will empower you to “go there”. To get vulnerable, be honest with yourself and to stop dismissing, denying or deflecting those knowing whispser that have been telling you “not this”. Doing the work is all about baring the discomfort necessary to make the changes you want to make.
3. live the work
At the end of the day, we all just want to be happy. But how can you be happy if you don’t make time for the things that make you happy? That’s what living the work is all about. It’s about taking up time & space in your life & work for the things that matter most to you. In anything & everything lifework offers, you’ll be empowered to & equipped on how to truly & honestly live the work.
what exactly is life coaching?Simply said, a life coach equips you with the tools & support you need to cultivate the future & life you want for yourself. A coach, (that’s me!) helps you do proactive, future-oriented self-work vs. therapy is reactive, past-oriented self-work & discovery. Just like how there are many different ways to coach a sports team, I have my own method, tools and approach in helping you cultivate the future and life you want for yourself. and that method is doing lifework. All the tools, services & insights you will find on this website is grounded in this methodology. As your coach: I empower & challenge you do the work & live the work, I provide you with powerful "tools" to cultivate the life you want, I hold the time and space for you to be pro-active around how you want to do the work & live the work, and I guide you through clarifying, self-work exercises necessary to make long-term changes in your life.
what's the difference between life coaching & therapy?Therapy is reactive, past-oriented self-work & discovery vs. Life coaching is proactive, future-oriented self-work. Therapy helps you process the past to manage the present vs. Coaching helps you manage the present to reach your full potential. Therapy is focused on problems rooted in the past to restore the present vs. Coaching is focused on present problems (obstacles) to cultivate your future. Therapy takes someone from negative to zero. Coaching takes someone from zero (or neutral) to positive. Therapy empowers you to process & be. Coaching is action-oriented, both present & future oriented work .
how do I figure out what kind of support I need right now?First get clear on how you are feeling. Then try and identify if how you are currently feeling, is as a result of a past event that you have yet to process OR due to a lack of tools & knowledge on how to shift out of that feeling. If it’s due to a past event, I recommend therapy (first) If it’s due to a lack of tools, I recommend coaching.
do you do corporate coaching?Yes for over four years now, I’ve facilitated interactive workshops with companies and firms of all sizes, like Deloitte, IBM, SALT XC, Kijiji Canada, Edelman..etc, centered on mitigating employee burnout & ways to foster more joy, fulfillment, and balance between life & work. My unique approach to corporate coaching has proven to help reduce uncertainty, mitigate employee burnout, induce a feeling of control and help individuals/teams foster joy & fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives. If you are interested in learning more about my corporate coaching offering, please contact me directly and I’ll send you my corporate package.
what qualifies you as a life coach?I am glad you asked! Though the term “coach” gets thrown around loosely, I am a true credential coach that has been trained professionally. Prior to starting lifework, I got my ICF certification & got trained as a professional executive life coach for over 2 years. My coaching certifications: ICF certified life coach (International Coaching Federation) IPEC certified coach (International Professional Executive Coach) Energy Leadership Practitioner (ELI) In the process: Meditation Practitioner / Teacher Certification My life experiences: 8 Years in the corporate, startup world working Founded Lifework in 2019 Undergrad graduate MIT, Western University And many many many years of “feeling good, but also lost”
how can I work with you?There are multiple ways we can work together! Option 1 - You can work with me in a 1:1 setting. You purchase a package of 5, 8 or 10 sessions. We meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and we do the work necessary to make the shifts you’ve been craving to make. Option 2 - Participate in my lifework challenges. This is my most affordable, accessible and impactful option that will give you a taste of the power of doing/living the work. Option 3 - Keep an eye out for my lifework cohort (coming this fall). This program is a hybrid of the lifework challenge & my 1:1 coaching. The best way to figure out if lifework is the support you need is to schedule a free 20-min session.
how much does working with you cost?My mission is to make the power of life coaching affordable and accessible. This is why I offer multiple “tiers” of support & ways to work with me. 1:1 Coaching: The price range varies between the package of sessions you choose but the more sessions you commit to, the lower the price/session. Sessions range between $150-180. I offer customized payment plans to make sure it's feasible for you. Lifework Challenges: The lifework challenge costs $90. It’s honestly PACKED with resources that you have life-time access to. Lifework Cohort (hybrid of 1:1 coaching & group coaching): The lifework cohort is an 8-week program that costs $900 (three payments of $300). Again, it’s packed with resources, workbooks & workshops that you have lifetime access to. To figure out if lifework is worth your investment (as I recognize how hard it is to spend money on ourselves...), I recommend scheduling a free 20-min intro session with me. You can book HERE!