Viewing entries in
Life Coaching

Having trouble getting out of a negative headspace? Try this.

Having trouble getting out of a negative headspace? Try this.

Have you ever found yourself in a super negative headspace, where you are just spiraling into an evil mental rabbit hole of doom and can't seem to get out? Me too. It sucks. The good news is that brain-based coaching has allowed me to develop some super-simple tools for getting out of an awful emotional headspace like that in 15 minutes or less. 

Your Month-by-Month Guide to Being Awesome in 2018

Your Month-by-Month Guide to Being Awesome in 2018

Starting to feel a little sluggish on your New Year's Resolutions? There's a good reason for that. But don't worry: Colleen and Jessica are coming at you with some solutions and a game plan to make real, lasting, FUN change happen!

My Coaching Experience - Lizzie Short

My Coaching Experience - Lizzie Short

Guest Coach Jessica has been working with Lizzie Short for the past 4 months. Lizzie went from on the verge of returning to the 9-5 grind, when she sought out help to pursue her passion - acting. Lizzie is now crushing it as a working actor, and decided to share her coaching experience with us. 

#LikeABoss - Julie Wojno, Health Coach

#LikeABoss - Julie Wojno, Health Coach

Welcome to our new feature, #LikeABoss, where we feature people who follow their "why" and win! For this installment, we are chatting with health coach, Julie Wojno. She ditched her 9-to-5 to pursue her business full-time, and is on a mission to help empower women to love their bodies, and live their most fulfilled lives. 

Cross-Country Trip or Change of States: Why I Moved and What I Learned

1 Comment

Cross-Country Trip or Change of States: Why I Moved and What I Learned

Why did I leave New York City, if it's so fabulous? It's simple: my growth curve was starting to wander towards flat. I mostly mastered most of the things I cared to. I am very good at simplifying processes to make lives easier - it's a skill I lend my clients on a daily basis. But my life had become too easy. Read more to learn what inspired my trip, and what I learned along the way. I'm only eight days in, and the change is already leaning towards exponential. Join me on this crazy journey!

1 Comment

GUEST POST: My Coaching Experience, by Jessica Trainor

GUEST POST: My Coaching Experience, by Jessica Trainor

Today, I'm excited to share the 2nd in a series of interviews about coaching, featuring my former client and now apprentice, Jessica Trainor. Jessica is not having your shit, and I love it. She is a whip-smart, fiercely loyal, crazy talented, and a seriously fabulous brain-based coach in the making. A year ago, she was working as an office manager. Today, she is freelancing full-time as an opera singer, voice teacher, and much more while simultaneously training to become Rowan Coaching's next coach. I'm so proud of my clients, and Jessica is no exception! Since I've been training Jessica, I've been really interested to see her perspective transform from client to coach - which is not only something that inspires me, but something from which I learn! In that spirit, I had a few questions for her...

What to do when "I never have time" actually means "my brain literally cannot"

What to do when "I never have time" actually means "my brain literally cannot"

Last night, I signed on to Skype for my monthly mastermind meeting with other female solopreneurs. This month, it turns out we all had something similar on our minds: we are too damn busy. Some say it is the entrepreneur's natural state. I refuse to accept this. Beyond the fact that this idea is fundamentally out of alignment with one of my core values, quality of life, I sincerely believe that what's actually occurring is not a crisis of productivity, but a crisis of available mental space. 

This is the second article in a new series from Rowan Coaching called, "Managing Your Own Business and Depression." Check out the first article, "Unraveling the Stigma of Depression to Get Sh*t Done," and tune in soon for more posts in the series!

My Coaching Experience: An Interview with Lauren Slusser

My Coaching Experience: An Interview with Lauren Slusser

Today, I'm excited to debut the first in a series of interviews about coaching - starting with my beloved client of over 18 months, Lauren S. Lauren is a treasure of a human being. She is smart, original, creative, thoughtful, and dedicated. She's more than a little weird, in all the best possible ways. She's made a lot of brave choices on her journey, including not wearing makeup (or shaving), which we chatted about in Episode X of the podcast (listen to it here!). And she's about to finish her Masters at Columbia with a SICK children's television show pitch. I know how I feel about working with her (it's been a serious privilege), but I was curious to learn more about her experience of coaching. So I asked her a few questions...

NEW SERIES: Managing Your Own Business and Depression

NEW SERIES: Managing Your Own Business and Depression

Today I'm going to share something vulnerable with you: I have clinical depression. Now I'm going to share something exciting with all of you who have struggled with depression (or any other really tough time): this doesn't have to prevent you from achieving your dreams. YOU get to decide, and I have a few really helpful ideas for you to try on your path. Stay tuned for more articles in this series, as we explore together how to get your brain to be an asset instead of an obstacle!