Success Stories

Tracie Griffith Deaton

“When I found myself in a very toxic marriage, I filed for divorce and moved out of my home rather abruptly with my daughters. This time was the most challenging time of my life. Suddenly, all my routines, structure, and organizational systems vanished. I was unable to put much structure back into my life while dealing with the enormous emotional upheaval. I felt like I was barely keeping my head above water in all aspects of my life. 

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Cindy Davie

"I began working with Janice Staab at a point when my professional life had completely consumed me and was smothering my spirit. Through her skillful coaching she helped me to discover a new life path, a deeper spiritual connection, and to uncover a writing talent. I made a bold life change and can again celebrate my journey into the future.” – Cindy Davie-Vice President for Organizational Development for Pate Rehabilitation, Dallas, Texas

 

Cassie Fleming

"It was the Summer of 2006 and I was 29 years old. I had achieved success in everything I knew. I completed college, enjoyed an extremely successful career, was debt free and shared in an incredibly happy marriage. From the outside, I'm sure it appeared that I was living a dream. But on the inside, I felt lost and depressed. I didn't know who I was.

While looking online, I discovered Jan's website and I felt hope. It was a sign. I didn't know exactly what I needed, but I knew I wanted Change. It looked like she may be able to help. I was too young for life to start happening to me. I wanted to make things happen.

I never saw Jan in person, but she was able to make a strong connection with me via our weekly phone conversations. Somehow, she was able to intuitively lead me in the direction I needed to go to rediscover myself. Together, we explored who I was and the person I wanted to become. Our conversations ranged from simple strategies I could use to set boundaries at work, to the complex reasons I have such a fear of dying. She presented me with questions that helped me really think about what was important to me, and she helped me find me again.

In short, she helped me find the courage to not only make a job change, but to start enjoying life again. I even called her back three or so years later and she helped me through planning a simple presentation for work! In my opinion, there's nothing Jan can't help anyone with if they're willing to try. I'm forever grateful for her compassion and talent that impacted my life so significantly. Thank you, Jan!!!!" - Cassie Fleming, Occupational Therapist

Shelby Seegers-Schafer

“Working with Jan has helped my confidence bloom! She is very helpful in directing you to think about all the things you can do and how you can maintain positive thinking along the way. I really like her solution focused approach and ability to help you discover what is best for your own personal growth.” – Shelby Seegers-Schafer, Social Worker and Play Therapist

Linda Benz

“I began with Janice Staab as my life coach in August 2011. I decided to talk with a life coach when I consciously realized that I did not have any professional plans for my life past retirement. I began to panic and feel very emotional a lot of the time throughout a normal day.“Jan takes you through a process, all along the way building your confidence about making changes in your life. The progress I have made, with Jan's guidance, has helped me to decide that I want to start my own business, what kind of business, what resources do I need, what training I need.

“The best thing I discovered about working with Jan is I have the confidence to do what I want to do by taking small steps, and realizing the successes in those small steps. I learned from Jan that almost everything we do, or don't do, is based on self-confidence.“Jan taught me to journal feelings about different life events that hinder me in daily life. She taught me how to set realistic goals and to allow myself to adjust goals if it just isn't working for me. Jan has empowered me to feel capable to start my own business. There is life after retirement.

“I would recommend Jan as a life coach for someone who feels stuck in a rut, wants to make a change in body image or has a desire to change one's life but won't take the risk.” - Linda Benz, Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research, Southern Illinois University

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