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 have value and claiming my voice in the world. Jul 28, 2017 1957 If my life were a book the title would be My Search For Connection.I grew up the youngest of three never feeling like I belonged. My siblings were six and nine years older, my parents involved in their own lives and I felt left out. On top of that I was a highly sensitive child who was always being told that whatever I was feeling or expressing wasn't acceptable. By the time I was 12 years old I had learned to stuff my feelings so far down that I couldn't tell you what I was feeling if my life depended on it. Well, it turns out that it did. Jul 28, 2017 1992 Wake-Up CallI was 35 years old I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and several other auto-immune issues. I had been working in a high stress job that wasn't honoring my integrity or values. My doctors told me that if I didn't drastically change my lifestyle I wouldn't see my 40th birthday. And so began my inner journey toward healing, wholeness and a deep connection to my divinity. Jul 28, 2017 1994 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 were rapidly dying and, like it or not, I was being called to make some radical shifts. Jul 28, 2017 1996 Following the Inner CallAs part of my healing and wanting to share 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 world began to transform at an accelerated pace... by slowing down. Working with a coach allowed me to give myself permission to take care of myself, and to know that I deserved to be healthy and happy. 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 also became accredited with The International Coach Federation.I was passionate to share with others the powerful changes that can happen with coaching. Jul 28, 2017 2012 Wake-up Call #2At 55 years old I was ready to open to a new level of healing and I knew I had to do it on my own. I followed my inner wisdom and took a leap of faith and ended my 30 year marriage. Jul 28, 2017 2014 Struggle and OverwhelmTwo years later, I found myself stuck in a story of overwhelm and unhappiness. It turned out that I had brought all the patterns of my marriage with me into my relationship to myself and to life.I got to the point where I couldn’t stand to listen to my story any longer. 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 do the same. 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 and to claim my place in the world.Great Story Coaching is the vehicle that allowed me to acknowledge and unlock the emotions I refused to feel. It helped me see the limiting stories I was telling and to find out why I was telling them. Most importantly it gave me the tools to shift them and author a more empowering story. 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. It 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. Being joyful 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 my truth. 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 am deeply connected to myself and to my divinity. I have greater self-love, value and greater sense of belonging. I live each day knowing that my future is mine to create, however I choose. It is a continually evolving process and one that I am deeply committed to. I am excited to discover what the next chapter of my life will be titled. Freedom, Joy and Passion! GET STARTED WITH A COMPLIMENTARY IDEAS & INSIGHTS SESSION.