When Betty-Anne came to me she wanted a big career change and life transition and had this incredible dream of moving out West and rebuilding her life in a new and positive way. We worked together for 3 months, from April to June 2021, through online sessions.
We started our coaching with an EQ-i 2.0 Assessment and used her results to help navigate her self-discovery and growth journey in our sessions together.
It wasn’t until October 2022 when we finally met in person for coffee in a North Vancouver coffee shop, that I saw in amazement that she was living her dream and accomplished the goals she set back in April 2021.
This is her story.
What was happening before I met Dagmar?
2020 was an interesting year for me. In January, my divorce became final. My daughter and I took our first trip to Antigua (and last vacation for 3 years). The full force of the pandemic hit in March – my work offices closed to the public, and I ended up suddenly driving 22 hours to pick up my daughter at university. As all the non-essential services started to close down, my daughter and I found ourselves in a new reality – working, studying, working out and socializing from home. In April, my specialist recommended that I have a partial thyroidectomy due to a high risk of cancer. I had my surgery in July and I found myself pondering my life and direction while I was recovering at home. I was headed toward the 20-year mark at my workplace, and my daughter would be completing University soon.
Why was I open to talking with Dagmar?
I reached out to a career counsellor through my EAP, and he told me about Dagmar. I went onto her website, and something immediately clicked. With the mountains and the ocean in the background of her profile picture, and her write up about courage and change, I knew I needed to connect with her.
What was my experience with Dagmar as a coach?
I told her about my dream of relocating to the west coast and that of becoming a coach. We went to work together! We did so many amazing exercises – I vividly remember the first visual to address the clarity I would need to make my “Big Leap.” We systematically worked through my fears (I found out, hidden deep in my survival brain that there was a fear of living in my car). She went above and beyond – introducing me to so many great people on the west coast. We did my EQI together and I went forward with leveraging my strengths and identifying areas of growth. We talked about the phases of major life transitions, and, through her guidance, I identified what I would need to keep my “fire” going strong.
What are my results now?
Well, fast forward to today, February 5, 2023… I am a certified coach living in North Vancouver – my dream. I am now working on fulfilling the next phases – joining a company with a passion for workplace wellness and starting my own coaching and consulting company. Having worked in high stress work environment for many years, I would love to help women in the workplace achieve healthy balance. I am also working with small organizations to demystify the strategic planning process and develop a strategic plan that works!