JILL WOLK

GREAT STORY MASTER COACH

JILL WOLK

GREAT STORY MASTER COACH

MY STORY

My story is a journey towards emotional authenticity, discovering who I am, what I want, knowing that I matter, belonging and finding my voice in the world.

 

  • Jul 28, 2017

    1957

    In the family I grew up in, emotions were supressed. Sound familiar?

    I was born in 1957 the youngest of three.  I was labeled a cry baby. I  told that I was not allowed to be angry. My enthusiasm and excitement were also not appreciated and I decided that whatever I was feeling was just plain "wrong". I learned to stuff my feelings down so deep that by the time I was 12 I couldn't tell you what I was feeling if my life depended on it. 

    I was a highly sensitive child who never felt like I belonged. All I knew for sure was I WANTED ATTENTION! But my way of getting it when I was young was to get sick and when I was older to get in trouble. 

    This pattern followed me through life. It was my story. Or so I thought.

  • Jul 28, 2017

    1992

    I had my first wakeup call in 1992. Big time. I was 35 years old and dying in spirit every single day while working a high-stress job in motion picture marketing. This job wasn't honoring my values or integrity. I wanted out and was not doing anything about it.

    My body brilliantly gave me a way out when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I had been ill for so many years, and told it was “just stress” or “in my head” that by the time I was properly diagnosed I also had chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and a host of other autoimmune issues as well. My doctor told me that if I didn’t drastically change my lifestyle I wouldn’t see my 40th birthday. And so began my inner journey to healing and wholeness - a journey that led me towards emotional honesty, my first spark of self-love, a deep connection to the Divine and into a passionate commitment to personal and spiritual transformation.

  • Jul 28, 2017

    1994

    More shake-ups. Between 1994 and 1997 I experienced the loss of my job, the betrayal of a spiritual teacher, the death of my mother, bankruptcy, a move across state and then my fathers death.  The structures of my life was rapidly dying and, like it or not, I was being called to some radical shifts.

     

  • Jul 28, 2017

    1996

    As part of my healing and a way of sharing with others what worked for me, I became a Certified Holistic Health Educator, a Yoga Therapy Teacher, and in 1998 a Reiki practitioner.

    In 1996 I sought the help of a life coach, and that's when my inner world began to transform at an accelerated pace...just by slowing down. When I became ill and after I had left my job I still thought I had to produce, produce and produce in order to prove my worth. Working with a coach helped me to give myself permission to take care of myself. To heal my body. That I deserved to be healthy. This is when my true healing process began.

     

     

     

  • Jul 28, 2017

    2008

    Coaching had such a profound impact on my life that in 2008 I became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, the world’s leading accredited coach-training program. I was passionate to share with others the powerful changes that can happen with coaching.

  • Jul 28, 2017

    2012

    But I had more challenges ahead. My 30-year marriage ended in 2012. In my marriage I had recreated my early family life where I was not able to express my authentic emotions. I had been hearing whispers in my body and mind for years and trying to ignore them. I wasn't happy and I knew that continuing on the way I was, those whispers would turn to shouts that if ignored lead to another more devastating wake-up call.

     

     

  • Jul 28, 2017

    2014

    Two years later, I found myself still stuck in a story of overwhelm and unhappiness. Repeating it out loud until I couldn’t even stand to listen anymore. You can imagine how my friends and family felt. I had spent more than 20 years on a sacred journey of reconnecting deeply with my body, my emotions and my spirit and helping others. I recovered a great deal but life was still a struggle. Frustrated that I hadn't moved beyond my current level of happiness, I was determined to break through to find my voice and place in life. Great Story Coaching is the vehicle that allowed me to acknowledge the emotions I refused to feel, the limiting stories I was telling and to find out why I was telling them. And it gave me the tools to shift them.

AND THE STORY CONTINUES

During my 3-year training to become a Lucid Living Great Story Master Coach I learned that early on in life I created a law I lived by that said I was not allowed to be happy. While unconsciously created this law protected me in many ways as a child but as an adult, not so much. This law controlled my beliefs, my emotions and my choices. It controlled my health, my relationships and my work. I was functioning as a damped down version of myself. Expressing joy was not allowed!

When I became comfortable feeling and expressing a full range of emotions is when I broke free from the story I had created. Emotional fluency allowed me greater access to my vulnerability and authenticity. It opened up pathways to move beyond the patterns I had been stuck in. Using the Great Story process I began to heal. Now I am stronger, healthier and happier than ever. I live each day knowing that my future is mine to create. It is a continually evolving process and one that I am committed to.

I now author my life from an empowered place of ownership and authenticity while creating a life of freedom, joy, and love that is filled with purpose.

I want these changes for you. Whatever you want to change and create in your life I want this freedom and joy for you. I am committed to and passionate about helping you to achieve the authentic life you are longing to live