“I was introduced to Rosa virtually by a mutual friend whom I respected greatly. For various reasons, and with no excuses, our time together was not to manifest until almost one and a half years later. When Rosa and I would talk about the Breakthrough Shadow Coaching journey, she would often refer to its author and originator, Debbie Ford.
Rosa would tell me, “Debbie used to say that if you show up to this work, when you have completed it, you will be unrecognizable to yourself.” Well, that sounded great! Life had taken many twists and turns, and I’d had a bumpy ride for many years. I was almost eager not to recognize myself in the weariness, sorrow, and loss that had become all too familiar when I looked into the mirror.
For ten weeks, I showed up. I showed up to phone conferences with Rosa after a rushed morning start. I showed up to reading outside of my time with Rosa. I showed up with Goals (big G Goals, not easy-peasy, I-can-do-this-with-my-eyes-closed goals), Action Steps (some I completed, some I altered, some I chose to leave incomplete), journaling (my choice), verbal intentions, and many more tools. Of course, all of these tools I shared with my fearless, gentle guide and coach, Rosa, who was also able to give me that good, swift kick in the rear when I needed it. The process was, to be honest, mildly terrifying!
When ten weeks came to an end, and as I am wont to do, I argued with my Coach.
“Rosa,” I said, “you told me that I wouldn’t recognize myself at the end of our time together.” She agreed that was true. “Well,” I said,”I disagree. I feel more like ME than I’ve felt in a long time!” We were both pleased at that.
Perhaps you, too, would like to dust off your true YOU! I can assure you that you’d be in grace-full, skill-full hands with Rosa as your Coach. Thank you, Rosa, from the bottom of my beautiful heart! And peace for your journey!”