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WHY COACH WITH ME?

You’re not like any other person on the planet and I’m not like any other life coach. We all have our own philosophies and way of doing things.

People come into our lives for a reason and that the greatest, most exciting things happen when two compatible people meet and truly recognize each other.

“If you believe you deserve more,
I can help you get more.”

Molly McCormick

PHILOSOPHY

You can decide if I am the right coach for you.

You might think your dreams are pie-in-the-sky. You might feel embarrassed about sharing your heart’s desire with your family and friends. People may have made fun of your ideas. The first step in believing in your dream is a belief in yourself. I am your safe space to learn how to do that. I don’t confront, I don’t criticize and I don’t judge.

Life is serious business, but the way you play it doesn’t have to be. Humor brings perspective to everything it touches. It disarms problems that could otherwise be painful — that’s why I use it so much. Clients consistently tell me that my humor lightens the load. Through laughter, we make the journey enjoyable, achievable and fun. There’s a reason it’s called life’s best medicine!

We are far more than what we can see and feel. Our unconscious beliefs, emotions and thoughts can have an incredibly disruptive effect on our potential if we let them.

My work is to tap into harmful feelings and teach you how to dislodge them so they aren’t running your life anymore. The deeper you connect with your own power and understand what a tremendous resource you have within yourself, the faster you engage with the world in a way that truly makes sense.

Like you, I’ve been through a lot of life — bereavement, addiction, unexpected family tragedies, the disappointments that can damage your life force.

Through therapy, 12-step recovery and personal development, I’ve come to recognize my life’s work — as a coach. I promise that I will not try any techniques with you that I haven’t already tried on myself.

I don’t do “rules” or one-size-fits-all. Instead, I pull from the best parts of myself — my training, my curiosity, humor, and my absolute belief that people never lose the primal desire to change and grow. This is what helps my clients find and live their passion.

I love to help break things down so the challenge is all-manageable and every little step you take ensures success in whatever increment is possible. When you work with me, you will always feel success. You will get used to what that feels like in your body and in your soul. And you will want more.

We’re not talking about the type of success that makes you feel okay about yourself and your position in the world. We are talking about bone-deep success — the stuff born of curiosity and a human desire to learn and grow. The kind of success that drives your first baby steps, inching along at a crawl until you can master standing up and then stepping forward on your own … it’s your creative life force in action. That’s the kind of coaching I do. Together, we disentangle the knots that are keeping your life force from flowing and we move you towards the place you want to be.

MORE ABOUT MOLLY

  • Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach
  • M.A. Counseling and Psychology Antioch University, Seattle WA
  • B.A. Social Welfare, Women’s Studies San Diego State University
  • Certified Professional Personal Coach – Coaches Training Institute
  • Certified Heart Rhythm Meditation Instructor, Institute of Applied Meditation
  • Certified Nurtured Heart Instructor Children’s Success Foundation
  • Massage Therapist License and Certification – Chicago School of Massage Therapy

If I look back on my life, I can join the dots. All along, there were signposts revealing to me that my destiny in life was coaching. Like most people, I didn’t see it at the time.

I am a born and bred listener. This skill was passed on to me through genetics. My mom was quite the listener and I believe I got it from her. Here’s the thing about listening: it makes you curious. The more you hear people — truly hear them — the more you start thinking about the big questions. What makes us happy? What drives us to do the things we do? Curiosity made me hungry. I needed to hear voices from all strata of life. I needed to see the world and travel.

To my family, I made a foolish decision. “Why can’t you work in a bank? ” my mom would plead. “They make a nice salary.” I think working in a bank was the highest form of respectability she could think of because she grew up in such poverty. But money didn’t motivate me much. I wanted to live life on the edge.

So I went and lived in Alaska. I worked in canneries and processing boats. I met all sorts of people from all over the world. I hitchhiked down the Alaska Highway to the lower 48. Actively sought out fun and adventure. Tried to feel OK with the world.

When I did work I did all sorts of people-centered jobs. Twenty-five years as a massage therapist. Seven as a health and wellness consultant in the insurance industry — managing, strategizing, motivating teams toward wellness and lowered healthcare costs. Ten years in the rewarding world of non-profits, working with domestic violence survivors, AIDS patients and recovering alcoholics and addicts.

I lived out dreams and navigated storms. Years later, my folks got old and my sister got sick — terminally so, and I had to draw on the skills life taught me to negotiate hospitals, lawyers and patient advocacy when all I really wanted to do was grieve. My story curved and wobbled and the lessons I learned made me stronger.

This rollercoaster life has one common thread — loving people is the driving force of my life and work. I believe that what you give out comes straight back to you. One of the greatest privileges of being a coach is that I grow alongside my clients. If you shine and allow yourself to have whatever it is you want, you unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. This ethos has clearly shown itself in my people-centered jobs in health and wellness, therapy and coaching.

What I’ve learned is: we can be whatever we want to be. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind about the truth of this statement. Life brings its ups and downs. But we can develop the resilience, self-esteem and stamina to bounce back in a way that’s absolutely authentic to ourselves. We just need a little help sometimes.

After many years of watching me gallivant around the world, my mother finally stopped mentioning the bank job. These days, the thing that makes me smile the most is a memory of her eyeing me with barely concealed pride, singing the words of Frank Sinatra.

“I did it my way.”

NOW IS THE TIME

So come on, what are you waiting for? Contact me for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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