My primary focus is to assist adult women through the transitions of life while gaining confidence along the way. Confidence in your relationships with family members, friends and yourself.
To all mid-career artists and creative professionals who are stuck in a slump and lost your artistic passion.
Years ago, you started your career with so much fire, idealistically you put a lot of time and energy into developing your creative practice, and now you are wondering „why am I doing this again?“
Let’s get you out of that slump and rediscover the power of your artistic process.
You will create safety and trust with yourself and create your art with ease.
I have worked with the plant the Stinging Nettle in my art for many years and I learned a lot from her. I have harvested the large plants in autumn in my local parks, brushed away the leaves and dried the stalks in my studio. I broke the stems open, peeled away the strong skin and was left with long strands of green fibres that I could twist into yarn. I worked hundreds of plants into threads and threads into necklaces.
All of this to say that I have been quite intimate with the Stinging Nettle for years and I have observed many traits from the Nettle that I could transfer into my life: She lets you know clearly when you have crossed her boundaries, you feel the prickly itch on your skin right away. But when you know how to be around her, when you take your time, you can pick her fresh leaves with bare hands. She grows big and lush wherever humans leave their shit. She is a great metaboliser and transforms used material into extraordinary new fuel. She gives a lot of herself, you can drink her tea, eat her like spinach, let her fertilise your garden, create nourishing hair wash and twist her fibres into strong, lasting yarn for ropes and fabric.
Do you want to live less anxious, with more ease and learn how to compost your mental sh!t into the fuel of your life: come and coach with me.
I am and artist and a life coach, and I’m taking all I have learned in 20 years of making art, teaching art, being human, and my coach training into one programme:
The Stinging Nettle Coaching Programme
Here are some examples of what we can do:
Create Stinging Nettle Boundaries so that you are not anxious anymore and start trusting yourself.
We will look at the state of your boundaries, so that you are aware of them and clearly know them in your bones. You will get to a place where you can communicate them with more ease.
Create Stinging Nettle Clarity so that you take your decisions quickly and calmly. Gone are the days when you spend weeks thinking about which is the best option and are so paralyzed that you don’t try anything at all. (Remember the last time you wanted to buy a backpack, spend days researching for the best one and didn’t buy at all in the end???)
We will look at your decision overwhelm: All the decisions you want to take but are not taking. You will find ways to make the best decision for you. Quickly and calmly.
Create Stinging Nettle Sovereignty so that you stop expending your energy on this perfect looking mask that you wear and which disconnects you from your creativity. Connect back with your inner fire that started this career of yours.
Create Stinging Nettle Roots so that you take up space in this world comfortably and calmly. Learn to create safe belonging for yourself.
Create Stinging Nettle Weirdness so that you can embrace your oddities with love. Doing that will allow you to create more art than you ever have, in a way you will enjoy. I will help you transmute what you think is bad about yourself into your super powers.
Fun fact: “weird” comes from having power to control fate. Let’s go do that together!
Create Stinging Nettle Composting Powers so that you are not afraid of failing anymore and start experimenting playfully. All the while being kind to yourself. Beating yourself up is a super intense energy hog. Let’s direct that energy where you actually want to use it.
Create Stinging Nettle Nourishing Love (you know, the kind that also loves your healthy boundaries) so that you feel at ease no matter what. Focus on giving in a way that nourishes both other people AND you. That’s like a super power and will give you lots of room to move in your life.
My coaching program focuses on the mindset piece of selling. Most companies provide the “how” to sell, but with me we will dive deep on discovering the thoughts, patterns and beliefs that are in your way. We will explore who you are, what you are capable of, how you present yourself, your core beliefs about selling, money, and how you and others view you, ensuring you are aligned in integrity and can sell authentically, dealing with the emotional highs and lows of sales. Together we will collapse time to get you to your future confident and successful self that meets her quota with confidence and grace.
I help nurses feeling stuck in overwhelm and burnout to reconnect to their purpose. As a nurse, I get it. We care for others all day and then feel depleted, frustrated and unfulfilled because our needs always come last. We are great at caring for others but terrible at caring for ourselves. I believe nurses can give with their whole hearts while still feeling peace, calm and fulfilled in their lives and careers. Slowing down, listening to our own needs and trusting in our intuition are just a few of the ways to begin the shift to a more enjoyable life. The secret to success in anything we do is our relationship with ourselves.
I empower leaders to excel in both business and family life! My focus is to help you connect deeper with your family, prioritize your physical and mental health, and build a business you love. Finding YOUR version of success!
I help overwhelmed moms who often feel like they’re drowning in the chaos of daily life. I help you regain clarity, set meaningful goals, and craft actionable plans to achieve the life you desire. I work with my clients on building resilience, managing stress, and creating a roadmap towards a more balanced and fulfilling life as mothers and individuals.
Do you want some support to do things differently, and to improve your experience of your life? I can help you with any and all areas of your life. You might want to work on your business or career, your relationships, your own wellbeing, or a combination of things. I can help whether there’s a particular problem you’re struggling with, a goal you want to achieve, or if you’re just feeling stuck and dissatisfied, and you know that something needs to change.
Here are some of the things I can help with:
- Reconnecting to what it is you want for your life
- Finding direction and motivation in your career
- Creating the self-confidence to go after what you want
- Managing the challenges of parenting
- Life after pregnancy and baby loss
- Creating more connection in your relationships
- Slowing down and being less stressed
- Making yourself the priority in your life
- Rediscovering fun, joy, and purpose.
Caryn Gillen is a trusted coach, advisor and chief of staff for wildly amazing, remarkable humans. She takes the big picture view, asks the unexpected questions, and helps her clients figure out what’s right for them. Caryn is known for her warm but direct manner and her laser-like ability to get to the root of the issue (and it’s usually not what you think it is.)
Her primary focus is helping her remarkable clients get what they want and do life their way, taking the most impactful route, and doing it in an aligned and elegant manner.
Caryn is a former therapist with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through Coaches Training Institute, Master Coach through The Life Coach School and a Certified Equity Centered Leadership Coach.
I help female physicians solve overwhelm so that they can enjoy work again.
Coaching can help with what you didn’t get in therapy.
Have you had therapy, and learned to understand your past, but not what to do about it?
Did counseling give you support, but leave you without specific tools for change?
Have you ever wondered, “if I’ve had therapy, why do I still have this problem?” You don’t want to keep talking about why. You need to know what to do.
This was my experience, even though I am a therapist myself! And for me, coaching was the missing piece. Therapy helped, but I wanted more. I tried coaching as a client, and found a whole new world.
Therapy works, but it isn’t for everyone, and sometimes we need a different approach.
I help busy, burned-out veterinary professionals transform their lives and fall in love with their careers again. You CAN live a life of alignment, fulfillment and intention without sacrificing your time, your money or yourself!
How do I know this?
Because I reached a point in my own veterinary career where I almost quit. Fueled by frustration and stress, I found myself on the precipice of leaving the profession forever. And had I done so, I would have become yet another statistic. Another victim of burnout.
But I didn’t!
Instead I decided to use those signals as an opportunity to transform my life into something better.
Life coaching truly saved my career and my life. So much in fact, that I decided I had to share this work with others. And that is what I do today.
I love what I do.
I rediscovered my joy for veterinary medicine and
I still work as a doctor, doing the doctory things I love and
I help those who are struggling (just like I once was) to create and cultivate their dream life too!
I help stressed out people enjoy life by being less overwhelmed, more confident, calm, and resilient.
Do you feel stuck in a loop of stress you can’t get out of? This pattern of overwhelm and fatigue may feel like it will never change, but you can break free. Imagine not having to go through every day struggling. Knowing that you have skills to handle whatever comes your way. If you know deep down you are carrying some unwanted patterns/wounds that are directly affecting your life and work then you’ve come to the right place. We all possess what we need in order to reach our goals, however we may need a little help and guidance to get there. I can help you address these patterns and resolve the stress that you feel.
I know firsthand how beliefs and behaviors rooted deep within can create significant challenges with our health and in our daily lives. I bring compassion, personal experience, playfulness, and professional experience helping individuals obtain their greatest potential. I empower clients through deep coaching to transform from within to create the life they want.