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Do you have an Internal block that seems to follow you where ever you go, whatever you do?
If you could just get over this one issue –what goals could you achieve?
What would that be worth to you?
In Your Personal Breakthrough Session, I use NLP and hypnosis techniques that can actually unhook that issue at it’s root, so that you can fully and completely release it.
What would your life be like if this issue were no longer present?
For decades I struggled with feeling powerless and studiously avoided anyone I saw as “more powerful” for fear of being victimized. I was mildly successful at accepting and managing my attitude but had given up on ever significantly changing it. When I resolved to make a career of songwriting and production, it quickly became obvious that all the talent, perseverance and hard work in the world wasn’t going to get me where I wanted to go as long as I couldn’t forge warm professional relationships.
Over two extended sessions, without drama or struggle, Debra enabled me to simply disconnect this destructive, knee-jerk response. The impact has positively affected all of my relationships both business and personal. The difference is so profound that I find it hard to remember what it felt like before!
Jon Sorensen, Songwriter/Producer
As a coach, I am constantly blown away by the power of these sessions. I’ve worked with people who have spent years in therapy trying to get past this one block, issue or childhood trauma. And when I follow-up with them after the session, very often they find it very difficult to describe what’s changed. But when they really look at it, everything has changed.
Because it’s as if that block or issue never existed!!
Debra was dynamic and insightful during my Personal Breakthrough Session. She was able to skillfully guide me to find answers to difficult questions within myself. The process was very effective for me. After the session with Debra, I found myself thinking and acting with a new self-confidence. Opportunities suddenly came my way, and I was able say yes to them. There was no fear, no doubt, no discouraging voices from the past. I felt truly empowered and joyful. Linda Kay Burke, Singer/Songwriter
Because these foundational issues often have tentacles in so many aspects of your life. You may clearly see them affecting one area. And then, when we clear that issue, you discover so many blocks have magically dissolved.
After the Personal Breakthrough Session, I found that an issue that had stymied me for years no longer had the power to prevent me from moving forward.
Sophie Littlefield, Writer
Some of the issues or blocks that are well suited to Your Personal Breakthrough Session:
- Foundational limiting beliefs – like “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t get what I want”
- Inner conflicts like – “Part of me wants to succeed, but part of me thinks it would be selling out”
- Childhood traumas or issues – like being the child of an alcoholic or abusive parent
- As well as phobias and some addictions – like stage fright or smoking
Clients have reported after sessions that relationships from the past show up and they are able to be completely themselves and very often repair old hurts and misunderstandings. Current relationships with parents have become much less fraught with old triggers and more open and loving. I’ve watched clients easily and effortlessly take action in their career in ways that would not even have been conceivable before this process.
I carried into my session with Debra an annoying habit – deeply ingrained in my moment-to-moment thought process. I knew it was there. I knew it was destructive. I knew it was causing stress. I knew it was diminishing my ability to perform, and I knew that it did not need to be there.
Debra unhooked it as easily as removing an old picture from a wall.
J.H., Musician, Programmer, San Rafael, CA
Your Personal Breakthrough takes place in three Sessions:
- Intake Session – 1.5 to 2 hours by telephone
- Personal Breakthrough Session – 2.5 to 3 hours in person, skype video or telephone and within 48 hours of the Intake Session
- Follow-up Session – .5-1 hour by telephone about 2 weeks later
Coaching for Creative Professionals
and the Professionally Creative
When I started out as a coach back in 2001, no one really knew that “coaching” wasn’t just something athletes needed.
Today, the world has certainly changed! More and more everyday people understand what coaching is (and isn’t) and may even be considering this type of support for themselves.
If you’re still not exactly sure what coaching is, you can read the Coaching FAQs.
Hey Debra…..you are a very wonderful, kind, smart and generous gal. Thank you for all your time and help. Thinking of you tonight. Your pal, Sloan
Still, the first question a lot of people ask me is, “How does this work?”
Well, you start by filling out the Coaching questionnaire (just click the button to start). I will evaluate the answers and come back to you with the option that I believe best fits your needs and your budget.
If that option is indeed private one-to-one coaching, then we will schedule a free, no obligation discovery session to talk about the issues you’re facing, establish your goals, and evaluate whether or not I am the right coach to help you achieve them.
Coaching is an intimate relationship, and if the chemistry doesn’t work and we aren’t a good “fit,” the coaching will be less effective for you — and much less fun for me!
Once we’ve decided that, yes, we both want to move forward with this coaching partnership, we work together to establish a plan and get you into action going after your goals.
I accomplished my goal of signing with a top literary agent the first month I was working with Debra. The lessons I’m learning about goal-setting, my mind-set, and my willingness to take responsibility for my life will continue to propel my career forward.
My self-confidence is at an all-time high! And hey, I’m just getting started!
If you’ve had trouble setting goals in the past, don’t worry. I have 15+ years of experience helping people identify and language their goals in a way that is inspiring, exciting and clear. And once those goals are set, I’ll hold you accountable to taking clear, specific action each and every week to make them happen!
If that sounds like the kind of help you need and you are ready to commit your time, energy and financial resources to working with a coach to achieve your goals, Click the button below today to start the process and discover if I am the right coach for you.
Before I worked with Debra Russell, I longed for more time to create my art. I was drowning in administrative overwhelm. I had products and processes in place but I lacked some significant time management and business skills.
Debra gave me a wealth of tools to see how my days were actually spent, identify where systems were needed and release more time to paint. With clear insight, patience, and humor she taught me to streamline tasks, save time and money, relieve stress and raise the level of my art career.
At all times she was my advocate and cheerleader who kept me focused on my best and most productive self. She showed me, by example, how to use my strengths, keep moving forward and celebrate my progress along the way. Thanks to Debra, I gained the confidence to exhibit my work in a way that felt authentic and unique, with professional and efficient systems to support me.
When I began working with Debra, I was in the dark with regard to our finances. I had dreams of going to France, but never thought we could afford it. All I knew was that our credit card debt was growing and I didn’t know what to do about it!
Debra enabled me to gain solid control over my finances. With systems in place, we’re paying off our debt and saving for the things we want. And no more money drama! Gone is my anxiety over money.
I thought a budget meant deprivation! Instead I discovered tremendous relief, power and freedom.
And I’m going to France without creating more debt! A big thanks to Debra for helping me to replace my head-in-the-sand money habits with easy, practical and sensible routines. And I’m teaching my children healthy money management so they grow up with the same power and freedom.
I offer a variety of Coaching Packages designed to give you the right amount of support and intensity to suit your goals, lifestyle and resources. Keep reading for more details.
Prices will be discussed in advance of your initial session. I accept Visa/MC/Discover and PayPal.
If you are thinking, “Boy, I’d love to work with Debra – but she’s probably too expensive,” please don’t hesitate to start the process. You may find that the cost is less than you expect. And I will help you find the right level of support to fit your budget, your available time and your needs.
Speaking of time, please note that in addition to the time in coaching sessions, you should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours each week between sessions taking significant action to realize your goals. But isn’t that the point? For you to take the right action at the right time to get you to your goals?
Plus, if you need additional help, support is available by e-mail and telephone for all of my private coaching clients.
At the time I met Debra, I was working 12-14 hours a day on music production, writing, engineering, producing, going to conferences, designing websites, writing newsletters, etc. I worked until I felt sick, but nothing really changed. I was getting nowhere fast.
I began coaching with Debra. We started very structured. I created excel sheets and tracked every bit of time I spent on activities. We began breaking activities out, was it marketing? was it creative? was it production? was it budget? Debra also had me work intensively on goals, internalizing goals and breaking them into doable chunks.
What became obvious over time is that I was spending 90% of my time on the least important aspects of my business. I had no balance. Through work and feedback with Debra I was able to work less, accomplish more and most importantly to set up systems that I didn’t have to reinvent over and over the way I was doing before. Problem solved.
A second major block presented itself. Feelings of guilt and shame made it difficult to network and build a successful business. I was unassertive, apologetic and unwilling to really pitch my skills or my work. Debra did one NLP/hypnosis session using some fairly modern psychological techniques (I’ve since researched them) and it was like someone turning a switch. I ceased to feel guilty, I no longer felt the need to be apologetic about my craft.
To make a long story short. As of this moment, I have 20 songs signed to publishers and libraries. I have produced other artists and I facilitate a monthly songwriters group at a local studio where I give feedback and encouragement to other artists and songwriters. I’m also now a practicing therapist and treat addiction, trauma, depression and anxiety as well as occasionally facilitating addiction groups.
I continue to use Debra’s techniques, I continue to manage our finances with the tools she gave me. Essentially she helped change my relationship to business, money, success and other people.
I offer the following packages for coaching:
A group coaching program that is part of the Artists Marketing & Business Academy, the Mastery Lab provides expert coaching as well as a dynamic community of people just like you, working to expand their Mastery in their business and their lives.
The Mastery Lab is a one-year program that can be renewed annually.
This package includes two 55-minute coaching sessions (by phone or video), scheduled monthly, for a minimum of six months. It is best suited to someone who is working on 2 to 3 projects or goals and wants time between sessions to take action to achieve a high level of results. After the initial six-month coaching period is complete, your coaching will continue for as long as you like, until you give 30 days notice.
Also Included in Your Private Coaching Package:
You will have full access to the Artists Marketing & Business Academy AND the Mastery Lab! The Academy includes over 100 hours of curriculum, with new content being added all the time. The Lab adds coaching to the curriculum and a Mastermind group made up of like-minded creative entrepreneurs just like you.
While I can and occasionally do set up individual “one-off” sessions, I don’t recommend them. I feel much of the value of coaching is lost without the consistency of support over time. If, on the other hand, you would like more support than two sessions per month, please contact me directly and we can design a package that is more suited to your needs.
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What will working with a coach do for me?
Is there something that you want in your life but you just can’t seem to make yourself do what needs to be done?
Do you find you never have the time for what is really important?
Are you working your hardest and doing what you see to do, but still not quite getting where you want to be?
Or are you very successful in one area of your life and you want to shift your focus to become successful in another area to create more balance?
Are you successful in your life, but want to raise the bar and get to the next level?
Working with a coach can assist you to take the actions that will create momentum – momentum that can carry you farther and faster than you ever dreamed of. A coach can help you determine which actions are the right actions to take and support you in taking them. A coach can help you prioritize and create balance in your life. A coach is your partner for having your dreams come true.
What is a Certified Coach?
A Certified Coach is a coach that has been trained and judged effective by her peers through a rigorous process. A Coach can specialize in specific areas (e.g. a business coach who focuses on your business, a career coach who will coach strictly on career or a relationship coach who focuses exclusively on relationship issues) or be more of a general practitioner often referred to as a Life Coach.
Many people call themselves “Coaches” and call their services “Coaching”, but more often than not, if they haven’t been trained and certified, what you’re really receiving is consulting.
A coach plays many roles in her work with clients.
- A coach is a mentor – someone who believes in you and helps you create a big vision with exciting and inspiring goals;
- A manager – someone who assists you to form a manageable plan of action with accountability to move you toward your goals;
- A personal trainer – someone who trains you to create a structure, keeps you on the path to your goal and has you stretch a little bit more each week to build your strength and expand your reach;
- And a sports coach – someone who gives you feedback and insight that expands your thinking and improves your game.
What kinds of things can I work on with my coach?
I am certified as both a business and personal coach and can work on goals in any area of your life. Some of those areas could be
- Career and Work,
- Quality of Life and Life Skills (including time management, finances and space organization),
- Health and Wellness,
- Personal Growth or Emotional Intelligence.
Is a coach like a therapist?
While a coach may deal with some of the same issues as a therapist – relationships, confidence, etc. – the approach to these issues is completely different.
A therapist approaches an issue by exploring the sources of the problems and how they affect your life. A coach focuses on an issue by exploring solutions: ” How can you achieve the goals you have set in that area?”
When an obstacle surfaces in your pursuit of a goal a therapist might ask, “When was the first time you had this experience?” A coach might ask, “What are some ways you can get past this obstacle?” or “What is a different way that you can think about this experience? How can we use that to help you move forward?”
How is a coach different from a consultant?
A consultant is generally someone who has specific experience in a particular field. Based on that experience, a consultant is hired to look at a situation and offer specific solutions or programs for you. Then, generally, you are on your own to implement the solution.
Usually a consultant has a lot of personal experience in a particular industry and is able to give suggestions based on that experience. However, consultants are rarely trained as coaches.
These days many people call themselves coaches, but without training in the specific skill set of coaching, they are acting as consultants.
A coach is your partner. Together we explore and discover the ways to get you to your goals. Together we decide the actions for this week and together we discover the learning from the last week and use that to move you closer to your goal.
A consultant provides answers. A coach offers questions, explores the possible options and discovers the answers with you. A coach is with you on your journey to your goals and dreams.
You may go to a consultant to create a program and then hire a coach to support you in implementing that program.
Since many consultants are now calling themselves coaches – how do you tell the difference? Do they stay with you through the process? Do they help you to eliminate the blocks that stop you from moving forward? And most importantly, have they been trained and certified as a coach? If the answer is no, that person is a consultant, not a coach.
What does it feel like to be in coaching?
In order to achieve the goals you will set in coaching, you may have to do things differently. Doing things differently can feel uncomfortable, it can feel challenging. In fact, a primary role of the coach is to challenge you and to stretch you out of your comfort zone.
Coaching also requires a serious commitment of time, energy, and resources. You are committing to the coaching sessions with your coach and to taking specific and possibly time-consuming actions in the weeks between your sessions to forward your momentum toward your goals.
Working with a coach is also rewarding and fun, taking on new challenges, achieving things you never dreamed were possible. And you aren’t doing it alone – you have a partner to bounce ideas off, to ask for support, to cheer you when you win and hold the vision for you when times are dark.
What kinds of results can I expect from coaching?
On average my clients report levels of achievement and satisfaction above 90% after completing a minimum of six months.
The results you will experience from coaching will depend greatly on you, on your time and effort, on your commitment, and on your willingness to try new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things.
(This does not constitute a guarantee of your results. Individual results will vary.)
7-CD Set by Christopher Howard
Are you ready… right now, to live the life of your dreams? Isn’t it time you achieved Your Personal Breakthrough? Begin a journey that will unblock your own inner wisdom and strength. In 7 days you can expect to:
- Blast through inconsistencies and blocks in your performance
- Eliminate overwhelm, procrastination and self-sabotage
- Define and realize your goals much faster than ever before
- Take charge of your focus and expect more out of life
- Create lasting results by removing the barriers that hold you back
- Understand and re-organize your approach to life
- Become unstoppable as you breakthrough to long-term success
Sounds incredible doesn’t it? To achieve these results, you will need to set aside some time every day to listen to the CDs and follow the directions. That’s it, just follow the directions.
Seven Steps to Get Your Financial House in Order
“Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.” – Zig Ziglar
Many of us think our problems with money are that we just don’t have enough. If we had more money, our problems would disappear. But the vast majority of lottery winners are broke within 3 years.
The problem isn’t the money – It’s how we think about, manage, and use this essential resource.
Certified Business Coach, Debra Russell, lays out the seven step process that she uses with her private clients.
Following these steps, you will:
- Streamline your money management to create certainty, freedom and ease
- Remove the mystery and become a Money Magnet
- Design a game plan that produces and sustains financial freedom
“When I began working with Debra, I was in the dark with regard to our finances. I had dreams of going to France, but never thought we could afford it. All I knew was that our credit card debt was growing and I didn’t know what to do about it!Debra enabled me to gain solid control over my finances. With systems in place, we’re paying off our debt and saving for the things we want. And no more money drama! Gone is my anxiety over money.I thought a budget meant deprivation! Instead I discovered tremendous relief, power and freedom. And I’m going to France without creating more debt!A big thanks to Debra for helping me to replace my head-in-the-sand money habits with easy, practical and sensible routines. And I’m teaching my children healthy money management so they grow up with the same power and freedom.”
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“Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world.”
-Joel A. Barker
Many of us dream and fantasize about the lives we wish we could be living. So what’s the difference between a fantasy and a vision?
It’s the difference between “I wish” and “I will.”
Are you ready to stop wishing and start creating the life you were meant to live? The first step is to Create Your Vision.
This one-hour Master Class will inspire you to dream big, and envision your successful life. You can use your vision to guide you to:
- Create a plan with clear steps to get you from where you are now to where you want to be
- Discover and take advantage of the opportunities, serendipities and coincidences that will help you get your goals
- Put the Law of Attraction into Action
- Your vision statement will clarify your choices and simplify your decision making process.
“One month after doing the visioning exercise, I created a job that increased my income more than tenfold, working only part-time, the ideal situation.”
In this class you’ll:
Explore how to create your personal vision statement
Learn various formats for your vision, and select the right one for you
Learn to creatively, insightfully imagine your future, the way you want it
Capture your ideas for a vision that will inspire you to action and results
“The Master Class gave me user-friendly practical tools to help keep my vision alive. I would recommend it to anyone in a creative field.”
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