Hi, I’m Joanne Angeli.
I’m an unwavering life coach who believes each of us has brilliance waiting to emerge. And we each deserve to live a life we love. I’m compassionate and uncompromising, with a passion for making change happen.
How does that help you?
I will help you discover what lies beneath your anguish, frustration or disappointment. You may have no idea what to do let alone the first step to take. Together we’ll leave the edge of the canyon, as we build a bridge to traverse with grace and ease into a fiercely lived life.
We’ll use a process of self-discovery that will create a visionary plan for your life, with your core values, purpose and goals in mind. It will be your time to focus on yourself from multiple perspectives; through thinking, reflecting, learning meditating, experiencing and creating.
It’s a holistic approach to life that engages you to feel empowered, passionate, energetic and committed to the life you desire.
How Did I Get Here
A woman in transition….that’s what they called me. For me, facing transition came when my children were heading off to college and I found myself as a single mom living in a beautiful home with two snuggly dogs and a successful career as a non-profit CEO.
My identity was wrapped tightly around two things ~ being a mom and being that CEO. My children were leaving home to begin their adult lives (which is exactly how it was meant to be) and I was in a great career. My career became my focus…long days, sleepless nights, and stress to continue achieving more.
So cool!!! Soooo wonderful!!! And yet, it wasn’t enough.
I wasn’t fulfilled as I had hoped to be even though I had exactly what (I thought) I wanted.
Facing the Edge of the Canyon
That’s when a real sense of emptiness set it. Living in a rather dark world shed light on the need to make real and bold changes in my life.
What wasn’t immediately clear was that I, like so many women, was experiencing a significant revision of my life. For some, it might be the loss of a spouse ~ as a widow, divorce or separation. For others, it might be returning to work after caring for a family or moving to a new city. We, those women in transition, face a myriad of challenges, fears, vulnerabilities, and frustrations.
Whatever the circumstance, when the transition begins so do the questions.
“Who am I?”
“What do I really want in my next chapter of life?”
“What am I willing to accept?”
“What am I willing to change?”
Waiting until the very darkest hour, I finally decided to hire my first life coach. In the process, I learned about who I am at a most genuine level and what I truly value. As it turned out, it wasn’t the CEO title, the lovely house or even the financial comfort that I had come to know.
Traversing with Mind & Heart
I was thrilled to learn that the most amazing version of myself is someone who dwells in a peaceful soul and finds joy in seeing others reach their greatest potential. It was even crazier to me when I found myself in “awe” of this woman…who was living and breathing in LIFE….and she happened to be ME!!
What I discovered was a state of self-transcendence; marveling at the very life that was mine. It hardly seemed possible that anyone could be that happy. And yet it was true. My life had become blissfully joy-filled even as everyday challenges present themselves.
As I stood in deep appreciation of all that life had to offer, it settled in that what I wanted most was to inspire hope in others to realize the same. I found my “next chapter”, which brought meaning and purpose by becoming a life coach.
Looking back I realize that it took a great deal of courage (and a hefty dose of “chutzpah”) to make a significant career change “at my age”. Becoming a life coach meant that I needed the necessary training to lend credibility to my work. I completed my co-active training in 2015 at the Coaches Training Institute and then earned my certification as an Academic Life Coach. That combination allows me to combine years of expertise in college readiness with creating positive change.
I am deeply committed to helping people who are fed up with existing in a life that others think is best for them. They are dizzy with frustration and know they no longer can do it on their own. They want something more than they currently have or are.
I am wildly passionate about bringing forth AWEsomeness for those who are brave enough to go for it!
What About The Canyon Today
There have been times when I felt that my life was a series of trips to canyon’s edge. I was either standing in awe of the beauty before me, while other times I was broken and teetering on the brink.
Coaching became a gift of self-discovery as I learned to stand in awe of the new life I have since created for myself. Beauty and splendor now move me forward at a steady pace with a feeling of “I’ve got this!” And yet, every now and then, I wander too far and find myself at the edge to find another canyon needing to be crossed. It’s often deep and wide. And I know, from that discerning place inside of me, that this new canyon is meant for me to conquer. It’s the invitation to my next step, my expansion, my aliveness calling me. Deep down inside I know that for me to grow, I absolutely must trust the steps from my comfortable vista to get me to the other side.
And then it happens! I take the leap…or at least the first few steps. And for a brief second, it feels like I’ve lost my balance and I’m going to tumble; until the moment when I realize I’m breaking my stride. I bravely move toward my limitless capacities to emerge again with grace and ease.
My clients admit to being at the edge of a canyon-sized crater of anguish. They may be facing disappointment, frustration or pain with life as they know it. They have no idea what to do or who to escape. They turn to me to pull them back from the edge of despair and to build a bridge that traverses their canyon with grace and ease.
If you could you use guide to help you navigate a life you love, let’s get started!
Want to find out if coaching is right for you?