In my mid-fifties I began to experience life from a different perspective. It wasn't just about getting older. I was transitioning into a new life stage, beginning to reflect on where I had been and thinking more about what was really important. After many years as a psychotherapist working in non-profit organizations and private practice, I was asking "What's next"?
While I had always loved my work, there was a creative part of myself that had not been fully expressed. It was time to let go and open the space for new possibilities, develop my strengths and interests and learn new skills. Coaching was a natural segue which satisfied my desire to continue to work with people. Leaving a career has been an opportunity for a new beginning rather than being the end of a rich and varied work life.
My passion is helping people in midlife and beyond to clarify what they really want to create in the next chapter of their lives. I believe that by exploring our needs and values, tracking life threads that reveal meaning and purpose, and reconnecting with long forgotten dreams, we begin to see who we have been and who we want to be moving forward.
Coaching is not about healing the past. It is about helping people grow into their true selves. It is a strength-based approach for identifying our talents and abilities, clarifying what needs must be met for us to thrive, challenging limiting beliefs that are holding us back, and setting and reaching goals that are congruent with our values. As a result we live healthier, more satisfying and meaningful lives.
Roberta Taylor is a licensed psychotherapist, career/life transition coach, couples relationship coaching specialist and speaker. She is a member of the National Speakers Association. Roberta is certified through The Institute of Life Coach Training. She is a "Too Young to Retire" affiliate coach, leading workshops based on the book by Howard and Marika Stone. She is licensed through the Center for Third Age Leadership. She was trained by, and is affiliated, with The Purpose Project™, a joint project of the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Richard Leider of the Inventure Group.