Are You Ready to Take Your Life to The Next Level and Step Into Your True, Authentic Self?
Do you feel as though there is something bigger or more significant that you are meant to do with your life but you lack the confidence to take that leap? Do people consistently compliment you on your personality, skills or other attributes but you have a hard time taking that in or accepting the accolades? Have you been successful in your career, but suddenly find yourself in a role or position for which you don’t feel qualified? Are new challenges or changes in your environment causing stress, worry or feelings of self-doubt? Perhaps you feel like you have to change who you are to fit a certain vision that coworkers, friends and family members have for who you should be, but this has left you feeling like you are going through the motions instead of controlling your own destiny. Or maybe you are confident in yourself and your work performance, but want to take your career or other aspects of your life to the next level. You may push aside certain feelings, behaviors or personal needs to look firm and competent – or maybe you have perfectionist tendencies – and certain challenges or setbacks leave you feeling like an imposter. Maybe you feel tense or unfulfilled despite having success in your career and financial stability and aren’t sure where to turn for support, especially if you are in a high profile position or stressful field. You may have considered making a significant change, but worry you can’t or shouldn’t take the risk. Perhaps you fear you will disappoint people who care about you or rely on you. Do you wish you could feel more confident and make empowered decisions that are in line with your needs, values and goals?
Many Professionals Struggle to Feel Empowered
Our environments, particularly if we are in a corporate position or in academia, can make us feel like we have to present ourselves in a certain way if we wish to advance or be taken seriously. Our society is full of negative stereotypes about women, and these pervasive, limiting messages can leave us with unconscious beliefs about our worth or performance. But, the pressure to meet personal and external expectations can leave us feeling disconnected and out of touch with our emotions, body, spirituality or femininity. Many of us are taught at a young age to be a caretaker for others and to put our needs on hold. But, the truth is that we feel strongest and most capable when we are true to ourselves and attend to our personal values, goals and needs. Even the most talented people in their fields – from CEOs to professional athletes – regularly work with a professional coach or mentor to help improve their performance.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or want to take your career and/or other important aspects of your life to a higher level, empowerment coaching can help. A personal coach can help you develop tailored skills and strategies to feel confident and balanced at work, home and in your relationships.
Build Confidence with an Empowerment Coach
I provide a safe, compassionate and engaging space where you can feel comfortable and supported as you explore personal, professional and relationship challenges and work to create positive change in your life. I emphasize an open, trusting relationship where you can find the support you need to manage and overcome feelings of self-doubt, fear and uncertainty. Rather than telling you what to do to feel empowered, I can help you identify and explore your personal strengths, values and truths. And, by taking small, solution-oriented steps tailored to your unique needs and goals, you can accomplish significant and meaningful changes over time and with less stress or worry.
While self-reflection and personal development can be difficult, I try to bring a sense of fun and lightheartedness to every session. I accompany you on your journey of self-growth so you can see that you aren’t alone or “wrong” for how you feel or the decisions you have made. You can spend less time worrying about how you may be perceived for your actions and feel more confident and assertive in your life, career and relationships. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by worry or self-doubt, you can learn to reflect on your emotions and experience. When you’re aware of how you react to stress and uncertainty, it becomes easier to address patterns of thinking or behavior that aren’t helping you feel confident, capable and satisfied. And, with the right guidance and support, you can learn how to build self-confidence and communicate effectively without fear of criticism or judgment.
I have been working with women from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds for 20 years. I know both personally and professionally the power of this work, and I am committed to helping other women feel confident and capable in their lives, careers and relationships. Fostering a sense of empowerment produces a ripple effect in families and communities, and when you are confident in yourself and true to who you are as an individual, you show our girls how to value themselves and our boys how to understand, treat and value women. Working collaboratively, we can engage in this deep and empowering work and you can improve all aspects of your life. With support and a willingness to self-explore, it is possible build authentic self-esteem and self-confidence while feeling grounded, centered and truly alive.
But, you may still have questions or concerns about empowerment coaching…
I’m a source of strength and help for others. I don’t need help.
You may feel like you have to be strong for other people in your life, but we all go through times when we need help or want to reach a new milestone. And, in all honesty, one of the best indicators of our strength is our ability to ask for and receive support. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can feel rejuvenated without having to worry about other people finding out you are working with a personal coach.
I’ve always been successful. Shouldn’t I be able to feel empowered on my own?
It is easy to get so caught up in being successful or getting things right that we stop tapping into our authentic self, creativity and intuition. If stress and pressure have left you feeling out of touch with who you are or the things you value, there is help, hope and support. We can work together to understand why you are struggling and what you can do to feel empowered before you’re burnt out.
I feel like I should just accept how things are and try to be content.
You may have been told that you should be grateful for what you have or that it is selfish to strive for a bigger or more authentic life. Maybe you worry that asking for help is a sign of weakness or believe that if you can’t succeed on your own you don’t deserve success. But, we all go through periods where we question ourselves or our self-worth. I can help you identify sources of stress or dissatisfaction and develop the skills and confidence you need to feel calm, capable and empowered.
You Can Feel Confident and Empowered
If you are ready to begin working toward personal growth and a sense of empowerment, or if you have additional questions about empowerment or self-confidence coaching in New York City, I invite you to call me at (516) 647-1712 or use my online calendar to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation.
You can also learn more about self-care, stress management, work-life balance and other related issues in my blog.
"Dr. Brathwaite is kindred spirits with leading ladies who tend to the soul & spirit. She asks the right questions. Ones that get to the core of the issue at hand."