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Full of Flight Life Coach | kerensa leigh

I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth from Full Flight Life Coach. We strolled around White Rock on a beautiful day in March.

We did a bit of a Q&A on what you can expect when you hire her:)You can read that further down…but first let’s meet Elizabeth;)

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Q: What is your business?
A: My name is Elizabeth Turner. I am a Women’s Empowerment Coach and Full Flight Life Coaching is my business.

Q: What do you do in your coaching?
A: In my work I assist overwhelmed Mom’s to create their best lives.

Q: What are your qualifications?
A: I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (Vocational Rehabilitation) from UBC, I have worked as a vocational counsellor for more than 20 years and have completed Dr. Martha Beck’s intensive coaching program (certification pending). (Dr. Beck is the resident Life Coach/ monthly contributor in Oprah’s magazine O).

Q: How exactly do you create your ‘best life’?
A: Coaching is really about removing what isn’t working and magnifying what is. Women today are overwhelmed by so many competing demands-children, work, relationships, heath, finances etc. The last thing they need is more stuff to do. Through the use of various coaching techniques I help them to access their ‘inner GPS’, cut through the chaos of overwhelm and get more peace and clarity.

Q: Who should use your services?
A: Overwhelmed Moms who want more joy, peace and freedom and less daily grind!

Q: What does the coaching cost?
A: I have an 8 session program for women called Overwhelmed to Optimal. The cost of this investment is $775. If people prefer to see my by the hour my rate is $100.00 per one hour coaching session (this includes lots of fun soul homework!).

Q: How do you get started?
A: If you are interested in finding out more contact me through my website www.fullflightlifecoaching.com or at elizjturner@gmail.com and we can set up a free 30 minute strategy session to see if coaching is right for you.

Thank You!

What should a 4 year old know | kerensa leigh

As a mother of three boys I know how easy it is to compare how smart, athletic, artistic and advanced my kids are. When in truth they are all quite ‘normal’ and ‘average’! This has especially held true with Mekai, our youngest. He is 20 months old and when I look at the charts he is supposed to measure up to, he is a little on the slow side on most items. He didn’t crawl till 10 months, didn’t walk fully till 17 months, just now has all his teeth, and isn’t saying a lot of words. But you know what?? He is just ever so slightly my favorite!! GASP!! This is mostly cause he’s my last baby and so I have treasured every stage and I have to say that looking back I’m elated that he wasn’t first to do everything and in turn grow up too quickly! He has remained my baby longer than the average and I love it! He is happy and healthy and loads of fun and destruction.

My middle boy is 4 and approaching his second year of preschool so this article I came across spoke volumes on this issue of parents competitively comparing their children with their peers! Please take a moment to read this article about what really matters in the lives of our children and how we can help them become contributing members of society. They can’t all be doctors after all, because who then will keep our streets safe from the bad guys, who will cook our dinners when we go out to dinner, and who will teach our children in the school system?

I love all of my boys more than I ever imagined loving someone else. I want only the best for them and only expect them to try their best, which doesn’t mean they have to be the best!

priorities, balance and success | chilliwack wedding and boudoir photography | kerensa leigh

how does one maintain balance while trying to be great at everything? if you are reading this and expecting the answer please don’t be disappointed as i’m still searching for the answer. there are some hours where i think i might not be behind the 8 ball. and then i look in the kitchen and see dirty dishes where there once was only bare counter.
having 3 fiesty boys i have resigned myself to the fact that it is my lot in life to be a cleaner, picker upper of toys and tossed sippy cups. maker of grilled cheese and mac n cheese. enforcer of fair play and warden of nap times. lunch packer and chauffeur. and this is only my mommy jobs…

trying to maintain a successful and loving marriage is no simple task. having a simple conversation while the kids are awake is less than simple…i think we usually can get a few sentences out before someone is asking for a drink, or just seeking our attention so we rely on the family calendar to ensure we know each others schedules. quite honestly once the kids are asleep we are both mentally exhausted that we usually end up on the couch beside one another watching separate shows (me on the tv and adam on the ipad) hey it’s still quality time when we are in the same room, right? thankfully our care group is focusing on how to have a successful relationship and after 10 years i know without a doubt there’s no one else i’d rather be married to and its a fun challenge to make it even better:)

running a home business is not without its own challenges. i’ll be the first to admit that the business and marketing side is not my strong suit. i have lots of ideas rolling around in my head and in various note books but putting them into action is the hardest part. i’m a procrastinator by nature and i’m very good at finding things i’d rather do other than work on SEO.

so here i am editing a boudoir session, watching olympics, checking facebook and looking at bridesmaid dresses for my sister-in-laws upcoming wedding while also waiting for the washer to finish so i can switch it to the dryer…all in a days work:)

if anyone has any idea’s on how to maintain a healthy balance between work, life and fun please leave me a note:)
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tofino | 10 year anniversary | kerensa leigh

as i reflect over the past 10 years, the last 5 being a bit of a blur with the addition of 3 boys. i have many emotions and many memories. i can honestly say that i am so happily married to a husband who is supportive of my hopes and dreams, who continues to ask where i see myself and us in the next 5 years, who is a great father and role model to our boys, he is a provider to our family, he keeps a warm roof over our heads and food on the table.

we went to tofino for a weekend getaway, we stayed at a little place on the water, we took walks on the beach, we talked about life and love, how much we missed our kids and enjoyed the silence at the same time. there’s something so different about rain at the ocean than there is about rain at home. at the ocean it doesn’t matter that it’s raining, in fact it added this element of adventure, i didn’t feel the cold quite as much and just enjoyed the fresh air. watching a large group of ladies learning to surf, conquering their fears.

where do i see myself in the next 10 years? i’ll be 44! (yikes that’s a bit scary to think of) i’m actually excited to turn 40! i see myself in the best health i’ve ever been in. i see my marriage getting even better, i see myself enjoying being a mother to two teenage boys and one almost teenager. I’m sure i’ll be super busy keeping up with their schedules, homework and appetites! costco will be getting a lot of our money! i see my business at a place that keeps me busy while still magically maintaining the household and juggling everyone’s needs:)it’s attainable, right? i will also have crossed off a few more vaca’s from my list of places to see.

 

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