“I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type of parts they need. So I figure if the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.”
― Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
One of my closest friends once remarked to me that I am absolutely determined to see the best in everyone. A lightbulb went on: sometimes, people aren’t ready to see themselves the way that I see them. I’ve got a knack for seeing people in their potential – RIGHT NOW. Perhaps it is my special superpower. At any rate, I put it to good use in my work as a coach.
I see you. Not just as you are right now, but as the biggest you you have the potential within you to be. And the fun part is – I see you standing in all that potential right where you are at this moment. It’s all there, it’s already being tapped into – my job is help you to see how it is already happening, and facilitate your empowerment and supports while you experiment with the wings you didn’t know you had.
Like the quote above says, I help people figure their part out.
I also help groups figure out who does what, why, how, and where.
Coaching is one of the most delicious things that I do. I’ve been doing it since my early 20s and will do it until I’m 103. (Hold me to that). Nothing feels as good as facilitating a Eureka!, a release of something eons old, or hitting the vein of inspiration.
Most of my clients come to me by referral or because they met me and their gut tells them they are safe to explore with me. Feeling some magnetism with me? Drop me a line. We’ll talk about my rates, what is possible for you, what coaching involves, and I’ll schedule you in for a taster session.
Curious to know more about me?
Here’s what I send out as a “Professional Bio”:
Rebecca is an experienced professional coach, a certified counsellor, Red Cross Trainer and pioneer in non-profit project development in Sri Lanka. She has refined skills for uncovering the deep values that represent what is inspiring for workshop participants in order to achieve transformative learning. Rebecca’s years of work in education and counselling provide her with tremendous experience in conflict resolution, management, curriculum development, cross-cultural communication, teaching modalities and assessing adult and youth learning preferences and communication styles.
There *is* something else about me that is important to many of my clients.
I grew up in the Worldwide Church of God, a cult whose practices and beliefs had a tremendous impact on my self-beliefs and interactions with the world. I went through many years of uncovering, unwrapping, naming, discarding and replacing the unhealthy, unhelpful, and in many cases outright harmful messages that were instilled in me through these experiences. I have first-hand experience and knowledge of the insidiousness of spiritual abuse (that can be present in any religious context); the physical, sexual, and mental abuse that hides under the cloak of holiness; and the pressures to conform within a community where silence reigns.
Hurt people hurt people. And healed people heal others.
I have done the bulk of my healing, and continue to devote attention and effort to the deepening of this. It is an honour to accompany fellow former-WCG members or anyone who has emerged out of any other cult or spiritually abusive background to further their healing journey.
When you are fed up with being held back by the lingering legacy of your past, my work is to help you navigate out from under it and into a brighter, stronger, whole-er and healthier future.