My name is Theresa Stuart
Certified LifeSkills and Success Coach.
I am the founder of LifeSkills Coaching, a Full-Service Coaching Program in Southern California. In the following paragraphs, I will share with you a little about myself. I hope to learn more about you at one of our events, or perhaps as YOUR one-on-one coach.
I wanted to share with you a little of my background. To help you understand why I have chosen Coaching. I feel it is important for me to offer help, guidance and ways to overcome challenges and see things through different perspectives. I am a graduate (with honors) from the School of Hard Knocks, with a Masters degree in single parenting. My actual credentials are listed below.
I was in an extremely unhealthy relationship for 12 years. Always telling myself, "If I change this or fix that, it'll all be fine."
That was not the case, as I found out. When you are faced with an abusive relationship (physically, emotionally or both) then it's not ok. There is little that one person can do to affect change in that situation, unless the change is simply to leave it and that is what finally happened in my situation.
I started out happy, positive, fun loving, enthusiastic, and full of life. In the end, I was NONE of those things. I was depressed, sad, feeling guilty; life wasn't a fun place, but a pointless, hard difficult task.
It was nearly impossible to find any reason to get out of bed and difficult to see good in ANYTHING. I would question every decision I made (was it right? maybe I should not make decisions, or can I even trust me?). It affected my relationships with business colleagues, family, friends and worst of all, with my children. I was no longer Me, the person who started out as a "whole person".
Along the road to my own recovery i found many challenges. Single parenthood was not what I sought out, but what I found my self faced with, and all the difficulties that come with it. There were (5) children, (4) of them living with me. We lived in a friends garage at one point, in low income housing at another. We moved a lot while I was trying to balance working with taking care of 4 children under the age of 8.
The children were facing challenges of their own, one Bipolar and ADHD, which presented a new set of difficulties. Another had complete kidney failure at one time, keeping me in the hospital, for weeks on end. Another was paralyzed from the waist down, again in the hospital, not working for long periods of time and then after dealing with his paralysis, he was held hostage and tortured for a 24 hour period, which came with a lot of emotional trauma. At one point I had a near fatal car accident, from all the injuries and severe bleeding I should have not have survied However with positive thoughts,I DID.It left me wheel chair bound for nearly 5 months, having to relearn to walk. BUT, I am here and I know there is a reason for that.
I don’t tell you this for your sympathy or your pity, as I want neither. I tell you this so you can see what I’ve been through. The many challenges I had to face, and that I made it out whole, in tact. I had help and guidance along the way, those were the good days. I, at times felt as though no one would ever understand what had happened to me and how overwhelming all of it felt. Those were the bad days.
I finally found ways to leave all of this behind me. It was a long process to get ME back, but I made it out whole and complete! I am once again that person who is full of life and vitality; I look forward to each new day. I love my life, both where I am headed, where I have been, and all the difficult lessons along the way. I’m here now to help others find that same Joy and fulfillment in their lives.
NOTE: (all of my children are now well, whole and in a good place, with positive and healthy attitudes and outlooks. They are productive and happy young adults, a few with families of their own and they are terrific parents).
I want to give back by what I’ve learned over the years. I feel the best way I can do that is to be a LifeSkills Coach. No matter what has happened to you, there are skills that will help you cope and get through even the worst of times and come out a whole, loving person.
YOU CAN feel fulfilled in every area of your life. YOU CAN BE a person with wonderful relationships, a great career, able to love, feel and care for others.
I am able to provide resources, support, and guidance as well as the accountability necessary to teach you the skills that will keep you stay focused and feeling like I CAN DO THIS. No matter where you are at present.
Life Skills Coaching can help you get from where you are, to where you want to be in life. Be that related to family, career or both. I can help you balance all the areas of your life and feel fulfilled and whole. You can have great relationships, wonderful careers, and be healthy, happy, joyful and loving.
CERTIFIED GRADUATE: LIFE / SUCCESS COACH
FOWLER WAINWRIGHT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF COACHING
NATIONAL SPEAKERS ASSOCIATION (NSA)
WOMENS SPEAKERS ASSOCOATION (WSA)
BRAVEHEARTWOMEN ASSOCIATION (Women in business, Networking, Chairity work)
AWH : Awesome Womans Hub, international and california chapter (empowering women and creating change)
ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERCITY NORTHRIDGE (CSUN)
Psychology Major / Business Minor
ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE
Legal trainng; Contract law and criminal defence law
AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF HYNOTISTS
CERTIFIED NLP PRACTITIONER
JACK CANFIELD Breakthrough to Success
BTS GRADUATE transformational Coach / Speaker
SMI (SUCCESS MOTIVATION INSTITUTE) PAUL MEYER
CERTIFIED GRADUATE: MOTIVATIONAL / TRANSFORMATIONAL SPEAKER