Fresh Outlook Coach
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. -”
~ Joseph Campbell
Hi my name is Yvonne Garris and I am the Fresh Outlook Coach, welcome! Back in 2004, I lost most of my sight and while I had people to help me relearn my daily living skills, I did not have anyone to tell me what I was now suppose to do with my life. All I was getting from the people around me were things like: oh it’s great you can tie your shoes, or it must be so hard, or…you can fill in your own blank. During that time, I kept thinking I am still me, I just can’t see (much) I got sent to rehab to learn computers, but, no one ever really addressed all the challenges I would now be facing.
Now over 10 years later, I have discovered coaching and found how I can give back and hopefully help you! I want to help you discover what you want to do with your new life so it doesn’t take over 8 years to figure it out like it did me. When you become disabled it is like having the rug pulled out from under you and I understand that, and that is what makes me good at what I do!
I want you to know and remember that you are still a valuable person. And maybe more importantly you are still the person you have always been just a little different. I understand that when you are out in public or even sometimes at home you are treated like a second class citizen and may feel invisible. Trust me, when I first went blind I wanted to get T-shirts made. Here are some of the sayings I wanted to put on them: I lost my sight not my mind; I lost my sight not my hearing; I didn’t know I was invisible; I can talk for myself, Thank You; No, I have not always been blind. There were probably others and I’m sure there were some that I would not be able to write on this page, but I am sure that you understand what I am trying to say. I feel your frustration, and that is why I am here and why I am passionate about working with newly disabled people!
Some things you will learn when we work together are:
• Why mobility is important
• The importance and how to schedule
• Tips on patience
• Why organization is so important when you are disabled
I hope you will sign up for my newsletter at the top of this page, and if you do you get a FREE report 5 ways for the newly disabled to get organized! You will find that organization will become very valuable and this report will give you tips to get you started. You may also contact me for a free 30 minute coaching consultation to see if we are a good fit. Then, if you would like, we can discuss my different packages.
I look forward to getting to know you and remember to sign up for the newsletter and get your FREE report 5 tips for the newly disabled to get organized!
Thanks for reading and take care,
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