GRATITUDE + PRAISE
In the current business climate where my reality is checking email starting at 630a each day, working on three other things while attempting to participate in conference calls, and checking email up until bed time, how refreshing it was to do our Liberation Day in Lake Leelanau, Michigan. To sit on the porch of a bed and breakfast and talk about the major changes we have worked through over the past 8 months was an eye-opening look back on how much of that change you have helped me make. Mixing in some fun, walking around and sharing our new journeys to improved health was the perfect blend to keep energy up as we covered so many other topics.
For me, it was a total recharge because we could flow the conversation around the important items without distraction or interruption by “work”. Since you and I have worked together for a while, we could go right to the heart of each topic, and I emphasize heart because you truly know and support what I am trying to build in my organization, with my family and with myself. To bring closure to the stress of making major organizational changes to the emotion of talking about my daughter encouraging me to get in control of my health are not areas that I can cover with any other person to the level that I can with you, my coach.
Coming out of the day with defined action items based on all the areas we covered during the day has given me a clear game plan on addressing those areas where I will continue to see impact in my organization and on myself. It is a blessing to be involved with you.
I wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks, big thanks! The day we spent together, I dare say, was nothing short of amazing.
You know that I am a self proclaimed seminar and self improvement junkie. From Tony Robbins to Wayne Dyer, the list goes on. Seminars, books, CDs, you name it. They all helped in some way and gave me great knowledge, but to say there was a transformation, that never happened. So going into our day, my expectation was for a good day, but really I felt that nothing has worked before, why should this. I can say it did.
Let me share where I see the differences. First I think the day together, just the two of us allows us to get to a place no seminar or CDs or 6 month coaching program can. By noon, I think you knew more about me and how I tick than anyone in my world. And since I let so few in, that is big.
That is a good thing. It was not like we had this crazy therapy session, not that at all. Actually, it really wasn’t even close to that. It was more that you guided what I already know about myself and about what I want, to a place where I could see the real me. The time spent allowed me to open up and share. And that allowed you to guide and me to see where I block myself and where I am my own worst enemy.
The most glaring change was almost immediate. Well by afternoon that day. I am successful in my business by most people’s standards. You know that. I am successful in my relationships by most people’s standards, being with the same person for almost 26 years. Yet I have lived my life in a world of should’s. What I should be done? I should be doing this? I should have done this? Where I should be? What goals I should have? I should be thinner… The list goes on. These thoughts engulfed my life. Driving, walking, showering… playing with my girls.. you name it, those should would be racing through my head.
I can say that those “shoulds” still creep in, but they are pretty much gone. It is just like they are gone. It is amazing. I still have goals and dreams and intentions, yet the thoughts of what I should be doing is gone. It is more, do I want to do it, then do it. If I don’t, then don’t. Beating self up is just gone. I woke up the day after my liberation day and my mind was blank. In my 44 years that has NEVER happened. It was pure peace and that was an incredible feeling to me.
I have always said I wanted to be more present. More present for my partner, more present for my daughters, more present for fiends and more present for those I meet. I feel that I am more present and that is such a gift to me. It allows me to hear people and maybe touch them in a way I didn’t before. Thank you for that!
My intention when I called you was to get myself to take action. When I think about it, I wanted to get the should list checked off. What I find interesting is that the action I am now taking is not forced. I am doing more than I have in years and I am just letting it flow. I was looking for a magic pill and that pill is already in me. I just needed you to guide me to a place where I could find it and accept it. I have all the tools in me to be the best me. To love and be loved. To share of myself and to be present and connect with people at a much more meaningful level.
What a gift you have given me! You really are a treasure and anyone who is considering a Liberation Day with you would be crazy to not take you up on it.
I consider myself lucky that you spent that day with me!
Thank you Charrise.
“Charrise, I was thinking of you this morning on my way to the gym. Yes, coaching is about supporting people to find what is within themselves and helping them to spring that into action. However, for me, in my despair, you do far more. You center me, guiding me away from my nasty absolutes, and further…you firmly grip my hand and literally haul me out of the dark dank hole, in a hoisting motion…and then lovingly…kick me in the butt to get on with it. The universe does provide. It truly does. Meeting you was in the stars, and has been such a gift to me. We can only succumb to defeat if we make the decision to do so. You are masterful Charrise, thank you so so so much. XO”
“Within a month of beginning my work with Charrise, the initial results of her coaching began to manifest. Seeds were sprouting. My understanding of my role as a leader became clear. My presence was commended by teammates & supervisors, and I began to enjoy a level of effectiveness I’d not experienced previously. Becoming more effective led to efficiency, which naturally had a strong positive impact on my ability to manage time. As I wasn’t managing crises & putting out fires, I began to enjoy my work more, which circled back into a stronger leadership presence. Success began to feed success.
With the guidance & motivation provided by her, my colleagues & I are empowered to lead our team through a period of significant transition in not only our workplace culture but, most importantly, in our core philosophy of service delivery.”
Gregg Pantele, Vice President
“It’s been a great experience having Charrise as my business coach. She has helped me to see what I’m best at, and coaches me on ways to work around what I’m not so good at. Her ability to get me to close the gap between thought and action has allowed me to make more money and help more people. She is personable, ambitious and accessible; always there to help me identify what holds me back, and to help me create a strategy to win.”
Eddie Overdyke – Owner/Independent Financial Advisor
“I just wanted to tell you how invaluable your business coaching has been to our company’s growth and progress. Since we have started with your coaching services, the amount of business we have received as a direct result of your coaching has increased dramatically. As always, you wow us with your brilliant ideas, your ability to think “outside of the box”, and your ability to motivate and inspire us to reach the goals we have set for ourselves. Your role as an idea sounding board and accountability partner has been especially indispensable in helping us to make wise decisions about how we invest our money and our time. All in all, it’s great to have someone in our corner, rooting for us each step of the way. In my opinion, every business, no matter the size or the type, would benefit from your coaching services and I will recommend you to every business owner that I know.”
Loren Brewer, President – Wingenuity Inc.
“As a creative professional, it’s often difficult to find a person with the unique set of skills and insight that it takes to speak to the deepest and most relevant places within to evoke the growth and transformation necessary to take a creative practice to new levels.
Charrise McCrorey is a gift.
From our very first meeting, Coach Charrise demonstrated her ability to not only be a thought leader and transformation agent, she exposed herself as an authentic catalyst. By asking the tough questions, and demanding transparency and truth she takes you on a collaborative journey into the deepest parts of your soul, and in this place, she plants seeds of insight and wisdom. In a remarkable and intuitive way she guides you through a personal and professional redesign process that positions you to live a life of meaning, purpose and impact.
I recommend Coach Charrise to anyone who is looking to not only go to the next level, but to anyone who is looking to architect multiple levels of excellence well into the future.”
Vincent Hunt, Founder of Kind Intelligence
“Charrise is an extremely gifted and talented individual and an amazing coach. She helps transform the lives of everyone she comes in contact with. She’s honest and will tell you like it is, which is what we all need more of in our lives. Her desire to always be in service to others is clearly the motivating factor that drives her everyday.
She has a wealth of knowledge about the challenges we all face in the light of fear. Charrise truly understands the many benefits people receive when they replace that fear with love and by taking action.
I would recommend Charrise to anyone who’s searching for a business coach, a life coach, a mentor, or a friend who will listen without passing judgment.”
Carrie Nicolini, Founder of CN Coaching
“I cannot possibly explain what I like about Charrise but to say – connect with her and you will find out for yourself.
She is a strong coach, a great mentor, a wonderful colleague and collaborator, a curious mind, good for a stiff kick in the butt when I need it and she is about to take on the world. She rocks! Hire her immediately.”
Kneale Mann, Founder of You Integrate
“Charrise is an awesome business coach! You will know that she has you business goals at the heart of her coaching. She has been trained with extraordinary business coaching methods that promise to deliver results. She is an all-round great human being and a delightful person to work with. “
Jenene Stafford, President of BusinessCoach.com
“Charrise has contributed to organizations I have been associated with and has helped move individuals and processes forward. She has a genuine passion for her work and a gentle, yet firm ability to hold others accountable for their work.
Charrise maintains a positive, joyful outlook that is a pleasure to work with under any set of circumstances.”
Paula Lambo, Director of Literacy Council of St. Joseph County
“Charrise is awesome. I tell her that almost every time I see her and yet that word seems so inadequate in describing who she is for me. Her passion to make a difference and her fearlessness in conversations is unparalleled in our industry. She has become a valued colleague and friend. I would hire her in a heartbeat -but only if I wanted to produce amazing results in my life!”
George Watson, Founder of Revelations Coaching
“My time with Charrise has been life changing! About a year ago I was bogged down in fear, sadness, and exhaustion. Finding the strength to speak my truth was, quite frankly, just too overwhelming during the day to day business of an executive. No one around me (or so I thought!) could see the pain I was in.
Within my first visit I felt the stitching-up begin! I knew my loneliness as an executive was melting. With each session I experimented with concrete strategies to lead a more productive work and personal life. The voice that I uncovered over the past 10 months has astounded me! My anxiousness and hesitance has lifted. My fears have been transformed into false voices. I have learned that by slowing down I accomplish more; by risking vulnerability I am a better and more confident leader.”
Robyn Minton, VP Operations
“From the first perspective-shifting question she asked in our very first coaching session, Charrise has had some of the most powerfully positive impact of any coach I’ve worked with since starting my business. Because of my time with her, I am profoundly clear on the value my work brings to the world, and I am a thousand times more confident charging what I’m worth. As a result, my bottom line is set to double in the coming year, my coaching is having more impact than ever, and I’m taking my practice by storm. I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to work with this force of a coach!”
Laura Neff, Founder of Life Leadership Coaching
“I just want to take a moment to thank you so much for the work we have done together! This has had the most powerful impact on my life. Through our time together, I have found such a fearless place within myself, that I have been able to replicate in my family. As you know, during our coaching time, my ex-husband, the father of my three children, committed suicide. As a direct result of our work together, I have been able to help them become fearless, compassionate, loving people, who have forgiven their father and are beginning to create their lives after their tragic loss. They have hope and determination and an incredibly healthy outlook on their lives. Their counselor has been surprised at the way they are responding to this time in their lives.
An added benefit for me has been a restored sense of worth and ability. For the first time in my life, I am living moment by moment, creating my next place. I have no fears, no worries, and absolute confidence, that no matter what happens, I will be a success. I was created perfectly to perform the job i was sent here to do…
Thank you, Charrise, for helping me find me….”
Krystal Levi, Life Coach
“Simply put, Charrise rocks the house! In my time working with her, my coaching/consulting business has nearly doubled and the quality of clients has improved dramatically. She calls me on my stuff right at the perfect moment. If you are even considering working with her, DO IT!!
“Charrise is a fabulous strategic thinker. She has exceptional listening skills. She is able to “hear” the thought behind your words. That ability helps us get right down to the real issue or challenge without spending a lot of time. Thus, I always feel that our sessions are productive.
Charrise has been fantastic at keeping me focused and encouraged when reaching – or even defining my goals – seemed impossible. Coaching asks you to look at your future in terms of goals you have for your life, define a plan for achieving them and keeps you on track as you approach your destination. It is very empowering and very powerful. Working with her has changed my life.”
Kelly A Meerbott, CEO of Meerbott Marketing
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