Envision Life Coaching Gets a Make-over!

Foreign Service LifeInspiration
June 22, 2009

envision card

Well, given that nearly every facet of my life is in transition right now, it makes sense that my business would need an evolution as well.  I think most of you know this, but I’ve been a life coach since 2007.  It was by far the best leap I ever took (next to marrying Nick, of course!).  I started doing it as a side job first, focusing on coaching women in career transition.  I got more heavily involved in 2008, completing my certification classes and becoming officially certified in December of 2008.  I am proud to say that I am one of around 5,000 certified coaches in the world out of the estimated 40,000-50,000 practicing!

As I pondered what should become of Envision, I realized that in order to make the most of this opportunity to be an American overseas with the State Department, I needed to center my coaching around my new lifestyle.  And thus my direction was found!  Going forward, I will be focusing on life transition coaching for spouses of diplomats and expats.  There seems to be a real need present, as spouses don’t have the everyday support that a government employee or businessperson does.  Spouses are along for the ride, but they often need to create their new existence from the ground up!  And that’s where I come in – helping them recreate their identity, find meaningful work/hobbies and adjust to life in a new country.  I’ve learned over time that it’s best for me to coach what I’m immersed in myself, as I don’t have to be the expert – merely the listener, supporter and accountability partner!

Envision Life Coaching got a head-to-toe make-over with new logo, business cards (pictured above), letterhead and a website!  Not only am I on the world-wide web but I’ve also gained a presence on linkedin, twitter and facebook (please become a fan!).  I’ve also accepted the fact that I’m addicted to blogging and am launching a business-related blog called Inspired Overseas Living.  This blog will focus on providing resources and inspiration to make the most of life in a foreign country!  Please check it out!  I’m thrilled about this new direction and truly believe this is a niche that will afford me the opportunity to make my mark on the world.  Let the evolution officially begin!

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  1. Hi Sarah,

    I stumbled on to your blog via a link from Jenn’s blog.

    Congratulations on your exciting adventure. I wanted to recommend a book that was very helpful to me when I first moved abroad five years ago called “A Moveable Marriage” by Robin Pascoe. Robin is married to a diplomat and really built a career for herself catering to expat communities around the world. You can also find more about her at http://www.expatexpert.com.

    Funny that you are a coach. I am also a coach and did my training with Coach U although I primarily still have a corporate gig I am thinking more and more about flying solo so I can spend more time with my little girl who is due in just 15 days!

    Good luck as you embark on this incredible journey. I will keep checking in to read about your new adventures along the way.



  2. minnesotagal says:

    Patti- Thanks for dropping a line. Jenn told me about your move to London awhile back. I had no idea you were a coach though – so cool! Can I get your website? I’d love to take a look at what your focus is… I appreciate the book recommendation. Already own it, just haven’t read it yet. I’ll bump it to the top of the list! SLN

  3. Tami says:

    Hello Sarah,

    I can across your blog in my google search for Coaches in MN. I am an aspiring success/personal coach and in my due diligence and research in the field, I am looking to begin my training ASAP with a thorough training and certification program. Can you provide me a bit of direction on training (web/ tele classes) as there seems to be several directions to go. Who did you go through and were you satisfied with the end result of the training? I plan to follow through with becoming credentialed over time (based on the pre – reqs and qualifications). Thank you for your time.

    Peace & Bleesing in your new adventure.


  4. Bridget says:

    I just commented on one of your more recent posts but wanted to say that given what seems to be your upbeat, optimistic nature, I’m not surprised to discover you are a life coach! I will enjoy following you as your adventure unfolds! Bridget

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