Welcome! Soul Nourishing helps you nourish your heart, mind, body and soul with a variety of healing choices that will empower you! As Your Development Coach, I have an intuitive heart and an analytical mind. I will work with you on the areas you have recognized that You want to work on at this time in your life. We will walk along that path together. I am your Guide. I am the Founder of Soul Nourishing, LLC. As your Development Coach I will work with you on our first session to identify where you are and what direction you want to work in next. We will have an INTAKE session to identify what’s going on & then you may select what you want to work on. A. REFLECTIONS: Healing & Resolving the Emotional Relationship with Loss, B. ACCELERATIONS: Stepping Bolding Into the Drivers Seat & Moving Forward with Your Life. We can do A, B or C (BOTH -But not at the same time). You may make these choices on the following pages or the hyperlinks above.
Who am I & why would you want me to ride along with you on this journey?
I could say I will bring soul food to the picnic, but actually, I’ll help you create the menu & navigate the route. So, let’s go on a road trip!
Who am I?
I studied pre-med in undergrad, received my bachelors of science in Microbiology along with additional Chemistry courses. I have a masters in science in Environmental Engineering Science with an emphasis in Toxicology because I was interested in how science and industry blended together for hazardous waste remediation purposes. I literally have focused on helping others to clean up our wonderful planet for 20 years. I have worked as a consultant since 1995 in Corporate America, coached and trained Fortune 100 and Federal Government clients and team members to use risk and data systems and procedures, and a variety of standard & customized tools. The years of training as a consultant included negotiations, health and safety, reporting, communication, leadership, finance, marketing, etc. Following these best practices and combining it with a positive attitude, good communication skills and the motivation to succeed has allowed me to be a top performer in my career and achieve the satisfaction and support of my peers and clients. Applying this level of awareness and interest in personal development has allowed me to improve my relationships, personal power and choices, and develop new career opportunities. When circumstances changed and my environmental career went part-time, I began investing my passion and mission as a coach to help others find their personal power too.
What am I packing for this road trip?
As I forged ahead and jumped into claiming my own life, I received my NLP Practitioner (basic and mastery) certification (NLPP, MNLP) from Best Resources/Texas Institute of NLP; my Grief Recovery Specialist certification (GRS) from the Grief Recovery Institute; my Professional Life Coach certification (CPLC) from the Life Coaching Institute of America; and my Theta Healing Practitioner certification from the Theta Healing Institute of Knowledge. Other valuable programs I have studied are the Silva Method (Life System & Intuition programs) by Mind Valley; Stalking and the Enemy Way with Hal Robinson of The Dancing Bear Teaching Lodge in Kerrville, Texas; and also Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling with James Lawley and Penny Tompkins, of the UK. I also include sensory experiences in many of my workshops, and provide creative forms of expression such as writing, art and music. Oddly enough, there is always food, but I bet that has something to do with nourishing the soul. Ah… yes! But you did not read this far for the cookies. (Please explore the tabs for more details!) I am very excited to be able to share all of this with you! Heads up – this will not be a passive relationship! I am ready to be your accountability coach and help you reach your goals. I help individuals on a personal or professional basis in the San Antonio, Austin & the surrounding Hill Country areas of south central Texas. I also work over the phone or Skype for long distance clients as needed.
I am also a freelance writer and artist, an interfaith minister, a member of the International Association of Professional Life Coaches(TM) (IAPLC), a doTERRA wellness representative, a Council of Stewards member (Treasurer) at Celebration Circle, an Ambassador of the local Holistic Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Natural Awakening Network (NAN) member, and a sales representative for the alternative health magazine, Natural Awakening. I am currently enjoying yoga and gardening but don’t be fooled – I’ve been known to jump out of planes and leap over fire. Life is about exploring it to the fullest and having fun!
Please note it is against my company policy to post links to other businesses on this website that I have no connection with. I am an affiliate member of several networks and you may find links to those services. Dual Party Confidentiality exists when there is a contract in place. A contract consists of a completed and signed New Client Agreement Form that has been submitted to and received by me, and a payment has been made. I do occasionally publish healing stories for the purpose of inspiring others to seek professional help wherever they may live. For ethical reasons I have decided not to publish the names and details of my clients and will protect their confidentiality, as promised. If someone is so inclined to publish a public testimonial they have done so voluntarily.
Why was it so important for me become a healing coach?
It was and is important to me to feel (and to help others feel) empowered each and every day because there have been times in my life when I did not have a choice over what was happening in my world. I understand what it is like to be on the receiving end of verbal, emotional, mental, physical and sexual abuse. I made a decision to switch from being victimized to surviving and then thriving. I will not allow myself to be a victim of bullying nor circumstance, as I have realized my self-respect, health and well-being are more valuable to me than anything else. Now, you may have differing religious, political or cultural beliefs than I do. I do not include my personal views in our professional coaching sessions so if you want to explore yours we shall. I will respect your choices and ask that you respect mine. I ask that we honor our views as unique and individual while we work together. Deal?
It’s my mission to empower others to make better choices for themselves during and after loss, and in doing so, we lower the occurrence of suicide, addiction, and domestic/ sexual violence. My family has seen enough of this and this is my gift to others. I have had a lifetime of opportunities, losses, challenges and successes to realize that some of the best plans don’t happen and I should not get too attached to the outcomes. I am in a very good place right now, enjoying today and grateful for those moments that do work out. I do reflect on the past, but only to see the lesson, not with regrets. I do look to the future to plan for a bright tomorrow full of joy and service. I make the most of NOW, being authentic, balancing career and fun, family and friends, service and hobbies. I listen to my gut. My intuition says, Go for it! There is so much more happening just around the corner, so I invite you to join in and be present as the magic unfolds! Please enjoy the posts, add your comments, and make suggestions on what you would like to see. Please call me to book a session so that you may unlock your full potential today! Together we can do more!
Thanks for visiting!
In Love and Light,
Elizabeth Garland, M.S., CPLC, NLPP, GRS
CEO & Development Coach of Soul Nourishing, LLC
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