Career Transition Coach for Christian Women

Hello and welcome to my online home, I am so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet.

I’m Ivònn, a Career Transition Coach for Christian women and if you’re here, it’s very likely that you’ve decided to make some big changes in your career. Whether you are looking to make a complete 180 degree career shift or whether you want to transform your position within your existing career, you’re in the right place, beauty.

The biggest frustration most people have within their working lives is feeling that “THERE MUST BE MORE THAN THIS!”

Well, I am here to tell you, THERE IS!!

Your journey up to here may have included pursuing the career of your dreams, only to arrive at the envisioned spot to be met with conflicting thoughts like, “Is this it?”, “Why don’t I feel happy?” It may include loving your job but you want more, you want to grow further and need accountability to challenge yourself to exceed your current career goals and actions. Many of us plan to enter our dream job “one day” but 10+ years later, it still has happened; and we’re surprised even though we haven’t taken any action to help speed up the process. The reality is life gets busy, amidst work life, there is also family, responsibilities etc. It’s unfortunately so easy to get distracted by a mountain of different things, like, getting married, setting up your first home, having children, school runs, basically all those big grown up stuff. One day we realise, “Hey, what happened to that dream I had of becoming a (insert dream here)?”

It’s no secret that life has changed drastically, especially the last 10 years; our generation (70’s/ 80’s babes) were raised with the mindset that we had to choose the career that we’d like to work in for the rest of our lives before finishing school, and going from job- to- job was an indication of some deep-rooted character flaws. I know people who are still are still working the same position, at the same company, for the same salary, 16+ years later; and they complain about their job all.the.time! Of course there could be some other internal limiting beliefs that cause them to believe that they have to stay there forever, but in truth, we all know at least one ‘Susan’ who will never go after her dream career due to fear, or whatever other reason. Don’t be a Susan. God has created us to thrive on this planet. Yes there will be plenty of hardships to keep us challenged throughout our lifetimes, but your career, the place where you spend so much of your time away from your family, should be a rock in your life, not the storm.

I would love nothing more, than to help you get UNstuck and clear about where you want to be and what you want to do with your life. Together we will journey in uncovering your dreams and desires that are possibly so well hidden, that you’ll be amazed when they surface again. So many people forget what they were always so passionate about because they get lost in the nitty-gritty details of life. I am passionate about purpose and doing work that lights up your soul. God can use us anywhere! Even if you are in a job you hate, God can use you to touch the hearts and lives of those around you and He is able to help you find joy right where you are. We are called to be His children, before anything else. I believe without a doubt that unless our hearts are surrendered to Him and His will, our uncomfortable situation will not change. He cares more about your soul, than your comfort, darling. It’s a tough concept to process but it’s the truth. Consider the forty years that the Israelites were in the desert, and the journey was only eleven days from Egypt. God was more interested in being their redeemer, than their hero. There are times when God will delay the promise because we are not surrendered and grateful for what we do have in our lives. Just like a loving parent disciplines their child, God wants us to be healthy internally and have a good attitude, before He will allow blessings into our lives. The point I am trying to make is, I don’t believe life has any quick-fixes. We need to start at the root (internally) before we can make real (external) changes. The most important place to start when thinking of a career transition, is on your knees. All the answers lie within us, and we need the Holy Spirit to help us uncover these.

My coaching is based on honed skills and proven coaching methods I have been taught and practised but, most importantly, I rely on the Holy Spirit to help me, help you. My heart is open and available to guide you on this transformation journey of self-discovery and soul-awakening ‘aha’ moments, but I can only coach what I know and what I know is that once we are connected to Him, the author of our lives, we are able to see things we never saw before; we experience peace and joy in situations that would previously seemed unbearable and our sense of purpose is deepened in such way that we embody purpose in what we are, not only what we do; something I had to learn the hard way.

That being said, God has blessed us all with innate skills and abilities to use in our everyday lives to make this world a better place. Whether you are an artist stuck in an admin job, working in finance when you would love to work full-time as a photographer or deeply desire to climb the corporate ladder but unsure which steps to take, don’t waste a minute longer allowing your talents to lay idle and go unnoticed. If not today, then when?

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If you are ready to get serious about smashing your limiting beliefs that keep you stuck and feeling like a victim in your life, instead of the victor and excited about taking powerful action to propel you forward, please contact me, I’d love to work with you.

Hello Beautiful!

I’m Ivònn, a career transition coach for christian women who are ready to start dreaming about their passions and purpose again. It’s so easy to get stuck in a job just to earn a paycheck and completely lose sight of the big picture. Girl, life’s too short for that!

If your interested in taking action toward making your dreams reality, but need some more clarity around what to expect when working with me, scoot over to my services page and schedule your complimentary clarity call to see whether we’re the right fit.

client love

Marie Kenny

“Ivònn was my coaching buddy as part of my Beautiful You Coaching Academy Training, which means we coached one another over a period of three months to put the skills we learnt into practice. Coaching a peer while still training is a very vulnerable position to be in, and I could not have asked for a better coach than Ivònn to train with. From the start of our series, she was incredibly warm and encouraging, and created a really safe space for me to explore my goal. Over the course of our three months together, she supported me as I worked towards launching my first podcast. This allowed me to take risks and push out of my comfort zone, while keeping me accountable to uphold my dream. Self employment and creative living can feel very lonely at times, but I found that Ivònn’s constant encouragement helped me celebrate each little step and navigate the doubt that shows up when we work on something we care deeply about.

I really cherished Ivònn’s compassion and experience of motherhood.

As a mother, it is easy to be overly harsh on yourself or feel like you are falling short when you try to raise a child and have do meaningful work. Ivònn was there every step of the way to make sure I would honour my goals no matter what. Thank you for your beautiful support and encouragement Ivònn, I know you will inspire many more women to uphold their dreams in the way you have done for me.”

AMANDA LEMMER

“How do I start explaining the unbelievable experience it has been to have a coach who helps you to accomplish your goals?! Ivonn is an amazing coach and has the ability to help me feel at peace, encouraged me and reminded me how much I have already achieved. She has a sincere heart after God and it has been such a blessing to walk this journey with both her and the Lord. Ivonn always gave me prompt feedback when I needed to talk to her and made herself available via e-mail in between sessions if I needed further guidance or support. Prior to coaching I found myself drifting through life for the most part, struggling to accomplish things that were important to me, mostly due to not knowing where to start to turn my dreams into reality. I learnt so much during my coaching with Ivonn and I am incredibly grateful for the time we spent together. I realised how my goals can change shape as I grow and gained further insight into what is truly important to me. There were so many goals I wanted to achieve but through coaching I learned to start with small goals and work my way up. This has helped so much with the overwhelm that used to keep me from doing anything; it has truly opened my eyes. I learnt to work daily on my goals by visualising what meant the most to me and them getting those things done; something I couldn’t do on my own. I am sad my series has come to an end but so grateful for the wisdom I have gained that will no doubt help me achieve ongoing goals. I absolutely recommend Ivonn as a coach and can say without a doubt, you won’t be disappointed. She leads, motivates and encourages you to the extent that you feel you can conquer the world! God most definitely blessed her with this gift.”

want a free 30 min complimentary clarity call?

If you are ready to get serious about smashing your limiting beliefs that keep you stuck and feeling like a victim in your life, instead of the victor and excited about taking powerful action to propel you forward, please contact me, I’d love to work with you.

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