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Big Changes for 2011

As many of you know, I’ve been doing a cleanse for the entire month of January. Although this Dr. Natura Colonix works on the physical level, I’ve intended detoxification and release on all levels. Let’s just say, it’s been an interesting (and intense!) month so far.

Some of you have let me know that my International Renaissance Coaching website won’t open. Thanks for your concern. Yes, I am aware of this problem. It appears that my website host (irun.com) has gone out of business without warning, taking down all the hosted sites with it. I’ve initiated a domain forwarding to this blog, while I decide what, if anything to do about my former website. Fortunately, I had put much of the content on this blog, so, aside from a shopping cart and cleaner template, I’ve not lost much. I can still invoice everyone from PayPal. For now, you just won’t be able to pay directly on my website.

At first, I thought, “This could not have come at a worse time!” I’m speaking at the Physician’s Round Table Conference on Thursday and introducing several speakers there on Friday. This meeting of diverse and prestigious colleagues from a variety of disciplines, especially the medical community, seemed like such a great opportunity. What was I supposed to do with all the business cards listing internationalrenaissancecoaching.com???

Once I managed to forward the domain (I hope!), I began to consider other implications. I spent much of 2010 painting portal doors, encoding them with intentions, most of which have already come true or are in obvious (to me) process of unfolding. I’ve felt for awhile that my business needed to change, but I didn’t know in what way. I just knew that I felt called to paint doors and learn more about Runes and other symbols and systems, including Tarot. I’d get glimmers of an eventual outcome, but the how remained ever so elusive. Familiar with major life transitions, since I lead so many people through them via coaching, I recognized 2010 as an incubation period.

Then 2011 rolled around and things started shifting due to this cleanse, timing, and lots of meditation. My comfort zone suddenly seemed awfully constricted. Even my clothes started to feel tight. For a few weeks I wondered if I had suddenly gained a lot of weight, but trying on clothes at stores resulted in my usual size. My own tight clothes symbolized a “too tight life,” similar to what I felt just prior to my 1998 brain injury. As a Medical Intuitive, I know that when life begins to feel too tight, the soul’s crying out for change. If we listen, things can shift in seamless, graceful ways. If we resist, then “life” often steps in to force the issue. I, for one, have had enough trauma-drama to invoke change.

Deciding to opt for what I now call “the ease and please” route, I began to coach myself. When I looked closely and honestly, I found myself unable to deny some rather uncomfortable facts:

I could suddenly no longer envision a sustainable life coaching practice. In fact, I seemed to be getting serious kicks from the Universe to move in other directions. I could see the intuitive readings continuing to grow and flourish, but whenever I tried to focus on expanding the life coaching portion, I felt anxious, depressed, uncentered and “lost.”

I’ve felt nudges about transitioning out of life coaching for awhile, but my move to Madison brought those to the forefront. Whereas before I could coast through the shifts without making a conscious decision, I was suddenly faced with a need to find a new bank, completely revamp the shopping cart option on my website and create a new PayPal account independent of my ex-husband (Stephen’s) original account used to build my coaching website. Wisconsin has no Bank of America branches, and multiple calls and emails to PayPal and irun.com revealed a surprisingly involved process of switching things over. Prior to my move, the overlap hadn’t inconvenienced either of us, but a few things happened simultaneously, all of them screaming, “Cancel those accounts and open new ones!”

Since I go to Chicago fairly regularly and conduct most of my banking online, I dragged my feet about opening a local business account in Madison. Somehow I just couldn’t bring myself to make all these changes for a company called International Renaissance COACHING, which I took over from my (now ex-)husband, especially when I’ve intended 2011 as such a break free year. Beginning anew with the old name, old site and old business model just seemed backwards.

And so … I’ve decided to let things incubate a little more. I have some very cool visions of what’s on its way, and those elusive how’s seem much more visible these days. I will likely open a brand new business, with a new name, new model and new website. You’ll see some overlap, especially with my intuitive services and classes, but life coaching will not remain the focal point.

I don’t know the timing; however, this post serves as my official announcement that I’m winding down my life coaching practice. I will certainly finish up with current clients, and I may even take on some additional folks in the short term. I will continue to offer past life readings, soul readings, medical intuitive sessions and intuitive life path assessments, as well as Reiki classes. I just don’t know how much longer I’ll be taking on new coaching clients.

If you’ve ever wanted to work with me as your life coach, now really IS your chance. For the rest of January, I’ll offer life coaching 5-packs for $555, as I did during the first week of January. This special includes 5 hours of coaching for $45 less than my usual 4-pack price. I will re-evaluate whether or not to accept new coaching clients periodically as time progresses. As I said, I don’t know the timeline yet and feel committed to helping current clients reach their goals. I just felt nudged to announce the shift today, so that anyone on the fence would know that time is of the essence.

Thanks for growing with me! Exciting times, indeed …

Much Love and Many Blessings,
Laura