What an interesting inquiry to be in!
Here is a little tiny part of who I know myself to be at this moment as a coach:
Through Intentional Creativity®, painting and coaching, I address the issues, the doubts, the fears and the limiting beliefs we all have in a creative and powerful way. In my personal work, I explore the Feminine archetypes and the Divine Feminine. Standing in the inquiry, I make room for the discomfort of the mystery and the unknown. I then welcome the transforming of my thoughts and beliefs by painting the image of a female archetype who teaches, heals and reveals needed wisdom, guidance and beauty in myself and the world.
In a coaching session with me, you can be sure to use colors, paint, canvas/paper and brushes to transform your own self-love story. You don’t need any art or painting experience. If you can hold a brush, you are just fine! I not only coach clients in one-on-one and in group settings but also offer personalized painting loveshops.
“Words of advice, if we ever meet, beware of sharing your dreams with me because there is no turning back after that. I am so passionate about you manifesting your dreams that I become your hugest cheerleader.”
If you want to know more about how I got here, you are welcome to keep reading:
I am Evelyne Verret aka Coach Evelyne. I live in Traverse City, Michigan and am originally from Québec City in Canada (yes, the Frenchest part of Canada! Don’t be surprised by my charming accent), I moved to Traverse City in 2011 after a five year journey in Phoenix, Arizona where I rediscovered who I really am as a woman, wife, mother, spiritual, and creative being.
I followed the conventional path and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and went to work as a Portfolio Manager in a Credit Union in Canada. The security of my 9-to-5 didn’t put out the burning fire inside of me to create my own business and path, beyond what was expected of me. For many years, I felt like I was dancing between two worlds, stopped by fears and insecurities to fully own who I really am: a powerful manifestor of dreams, a magnetic coach and an intuitive artist. For 15 years, I tried to conform to the norm but ultimately, my dreams of owning my own business won. I am now creating a life that I am passionate about as a successful, creative, spiritual entrepreneur.
This complete metamorphosis of my life started in 2012 when I participated in the powerful series of transformational courses that comprise Landmark Education’s “Curriculum For Living”. This introduced me to a whole new way of looking at and understanding myself. I learned of my ability to become the greatest version of myself. Part of becoming my greatest self included a return to a relationship with the Divine which had been rejected many years earlier.
I grew up Catholic and -- even at a young age -- was asking a lot of questions. In Quebec, many people got hurt by the Church. When I left my parent’s home at 17, I left the church and its suppression of women. This left me trying to figure life out by myself, helping people by carrying every problem and worry on my own shoulders. Establishing a tangible and loving connection to the Divine gave me both a sense of peace and empowerment; a support I never knew I needed and could have.
Having experienced first-hand the power of life coaching to cause unimagined breakthroughs, I went on to become a certified Law of Attraction coach. Exploring my love for painting that I discovered in 2007, I came upon the work of Visionary Artist Shiloh Sophia. By taking a few of her online courses, I became enthralled with the method’s application in coaching. I then went on to study the alchemical world of Intentional Creativity as a tool for creating breakthroughs and healing with Shiloh Sophia herself, becoming certified as an Intentional Creativity® Coach and a Color of Woman teacher. I used her powerful methodology to heal the wounds in my heart and transform my limiting beliefs to write the “new book” of my life, “I Love Myself, Anyway!”
For years prior to this transformational work, my lack of self-love impacted my life in sublte and not-so-subtle ways. I became angry and resentful towards both my husband and myself, for my own life choices. I didn't believe in myself or in my ability to have a successful career; and I didn't believe that I even knew what was right for me. I was constantly on the emotional roller coaster caused by giving other people control of my thoughts, beliefs and sense of worthiness. I was terrified people would see all the guilt and shame I was covering up so I became masterful at people-pleasing. This left me exhausted, gaining weight and becoming more and more miserable with each passing year.
When I began my transformational journey of getting to know the "me" that is sacred, loving and powerful, the work gave me the permission to release the rage and negative conversations about myself. For the first time, I started rigorously loving myself and this led me to heal my relationship with my husband by owning all the ways I withheld love and intimacy from our union. Now, as a Self-Love advocate, I take full responsibility for all areas of my life, asking for what I need and desire. Instead of feeling compelled to take control, I give myself and everyone around me the freedom to make their own choices and learn from the natural consequences, especially my children (not easy).
I practice saying "NO" often which sets me free from people-pleasing. Now I have more compassion for myself and for everyone as we go through the ups and downs of life. I now have a career doing what I LOVE as a Life Coach and teacher. I am not done learning to love myself, for this is the journey of being alive here on Earth: to always be learning and growing.
In addition, I can go to your organization or your home to lead your friends through a creative process that is personalized to your group needs or challenges. The themes of my creativity loveshops are about developing a loving relationship with yourself in any context, at any time. Here are some examples:
• Awaken Your Self-Loving Muse
• Love Yourself Through Loss and Grief
• Remember Your Unique Gifts
• Love Your Wild Self
• Reawaken Your Sensuality - A New Relationship to Your Body
• Release Your Passion for Life
• Bring Pleasure in Your Life
Contact me: (480) 532-4936