My initial reluctance in signing up for Katie Jay's Empowerment Coaching Program came from money concerns and making a commitment for a full year.
Soon after we began I realized that the time we spent together made a difference. While any food plan or other tool almost always works short-term, self-critical and self-limiting beliefs have always sabotaged me in the long run.
That’s why working with Katie weekly over the course of a year has been so helpful. In fact, I signed up for a second year.
The support and encouragement I've received from Katie is phenomenal; she has been there for me throughout. She even helped me cope with some very traumatic medical events during our time together.
The most valuable thing I discovered is the importance of self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-care for long-term results after bariatric surgery; and how to cultivate these qualities.
Some specific things that Katie helped me with include:
- Learning effective ways to interrupt negative and self-sabotaging thoughts before they can spiral into a depressive episode.
- Developing a toolbox of helpful techniques and resources.
- Accessing other helpful information. (Katie is very knowledgeable about what is available. If I want to pursue a specific idea further, she can usually recommend a website, book, CD, or other resource.)
Katie's coaching is different. She doesn’t tell you what to do. She helps you find your own way. She helps you clarify what you want from the coaching and then helps you reach your goals in a way that works for you.
I highly recommend Katie's coaching! She has impressive academic credentials and a wealth of experience. She has been there herself and she knows what we are going through. Katie is warm, outgoing, and easy to relate to. Most important of all, Katie genuinely cares about each of her clients.