One day, we will live in a world that honors a sensitive way of being.
First, we must learn to honor ourselves.
Honor can be defined as ‘holding oneself in deep respect or high esteem.’
Why is this so important for highly sensitive people?
Until we learned about our trait, for years many of us felt out of place, misunderstood or even ridiculed. We might have thought something was wrong with us or tried to bend ourselves to fit societal expectations. Knowing that we were created this way, being tuned into the subtleties of life is actually a gift and not only that, but sensitivity is actually our greatest strength!
Honor takes on a whole new meaning when you realize you’re exactly who you’re meant to be…
Taking the time to find the right life coach, especially as an HSP, is absolutely essential. Before you select someone, I highly encourage you to research, watch their videos, read their blogs or newsletters, and sign up for a complimentary session to see how they interact – really get a strong sense of their philosophy in working with clients.
Ask, ‘What experience do you have with coaching HSPs or empaths?’ It’s important to have a ‘knowing’ that you made the right choice.
Coaching is the right fitif you are ready to take action to create the life you deserve. A great coach will help you to access the inner strength and wisdom you already possess.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Coaching in Partnership
The single most important thing I do as your coach is to create a safe, sacred space. Our participation embodies respect, with mutual agreements about how we treat each other and clarity around who is responsible for what.
I am responsible for:
Listening at a deep level: hearing what is said and also what is not said
Being unconditional; I accept you for exactly who you are in every moment
Ensuring we are always recognizing and celebrating your forward progress
Revealing blocks, limiting beliefs or blind spots that are holding you back
Encouraging you to step beyond your comfort zone, where true growth happens
I ask you to be responsible for:
Showing up even on the hard days, especially when you want to quit
Speaking your truth and showing up authentically
Moving beyond the roles of ‘critic’ or ‘victim’ or ‘rescuer’
Honoring your gifts, giving yourself credit, falling in love with you
Creating and living a bigger vision than you ever thought possible
My Philosophy on Integrity
I’ve been in the business world a long time, as the vice president for a nonprofit organization, handled million dollar portfolios for a large corporation, employed by a small business and I’m now the founder of Sensitive Journey. No matter where my career has taken me, I’ve followed a strong set of guiding principles:
First and foremost, I am here to be of service to others.
Partnership is created through building trust, respect and continuously showing up for my clients day after day.
Always tell the truth, even when it’s uncomfortable to say or hear.
Listen first to understand another’s point of view.
Every person has something important to contribute, no matter their position, age or experience.
Decisions should be made with long-term sustainability in mind.
I will not use marketing tactics to create a sense of fear, of missing out, scarcity or pressure.
Ask questions to see what I’m offering is the right fit. If not, I will happily refer you to someone I know and trust.
I have chosen the business structure of a social enterprise – designed to improve human and environmental well-being. I am also in the 2 year process of pursuing B-Corp (benefit corporation) a rigorous certification to meet standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
10% of annual net profits from Sensitive Journey programs will be donated to support organizations that move us closer to meeting the basic needs of all people on our planet: access to clean water, healthy food, sustainable shelter and life-long education.
‘Bevin does an outstanding job as a facilitator for this group and I look forward to more. Great group participation.’
‘Warm, accepting relaxed group. Wide variety of people which always makes for lively, interesting and informative discussions.’
– Villa Ann
‘Bevin, you lead such helpful programs with great information to offer us HSPs! I always look forward to them and what I will take away with me to meditate on and process more deeply. Thank you for sharing this wealth.’
‘I’m enjoying getting to know people and learning more about living well as an HSP.’
‘Awesome! Every person is extremely friendly, and welcoming. I look forward to seeing everyone.’
Acknowledging My Tribe
I am so grateful for the guidance and support of family, friends, teachers, Leadership Team, and colleagues - you all know how much you mean to me.
To Spiritual Arts Institute and The New Message for guiding me back to a strong relationship with God.
To Alan Seale and the Center for Transformational Presence for teaching me the fine art of coaching, leadership and for inspiring me to 'create a world that works.'
To my best friend Francis, whose encouragement led me to discover my life purpose.
To my soulmate Stan, our partnership has changed my life. I look forward to traveling together for many years to come.
To my mother Dove, who from day one has been my greatest advocate.
Thank you, JeanGonzales-art.com, for an amazing logo.
A special acknowledgement to Margaret Rode at WebsitesforGood.com whose creative design allows me to share my gifts in the world.