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Vision Powered Coaching

Bloomfield, CT

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Bio

Trained/ certified/credentialed Personal Life Transformation Coach with decades of experience helping singles, couples & families. I ran a non-profit agency that I founded & directed for 30 years. Strong Survivor, who will help you be one.

About Vision Powered Coaching

SOME PEOPLE CALL ME THE STOP SUFFERING SORCERESS...NO KIDDING!!

Areas of Expertise:

Personal Coaching:

Facing a big life change?
Wanting to make a change that is terrifying or that you don't know how to begin with?

Need relationship help, or mourning a breakup?

Suffered a stressful or devastating loss of any kind?

Widow? Widower? Loss of a dream? Loss of job? Loss of parents? Loss of youth?

Dealing with stress from problems of aging parents or ill family members?

Empty nest?
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Also specialist in all issues of Adoption Community-adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees, raising adoptive families and mutlicultural families. My personal experience, social services background and extensive training by an International Coach Federation accredited program have helped me help many people.
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& Marketing and business help for solopreneurs and small businesses:

(Small businesses and solopreneurs who want to get more clear on their target markets, ideal clients, and to come up with some good ways of reaching that market. I help new coaches get clear on their own fears, recognize what parts of their own life stories are holding them back, and find ways to change those stories and their outlooks.)

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. My decades of experience working with families and individuals running a non-profit agency and my caring, creative approach have carried over to my coaching practice. I coach people with a practical heart, which means I am both tender and tough simultaneously. I care about my clients a lot and am known for this, but I expect a lot from them. To get the most out of working with a coach, you have to put in the time and effort



I help men, women, gay, straight, single, married, divorced and widowed clients. I don't care what your "label" is. If you are stuck and suffering and want a different life, want to dream again and grab onto the things you have been missing, I can help. It's time to stop hurting.

I want you to know that I am not all about money, though I have to make a living like everyone else, so don't decide you can't afford a personal coach before we talk. Let's see what we can work out. If you are serious, please contact me. Most coaching is done via phone and email and it WORKS. Get help from your own home or office without going anywhere. .

Location

Bloomfield, CT 06002

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  • 5/5 stars September 25, 2014

    Iris Arensen was very professional and understanding in my initial conversation with her. She was willing to give relevant, helpful examples of her work as a life coach, and was very compassionate.

  • 5/5 stars September 16, 2014

    Iris has been there for us coaching us in many different ways in our life; family issues, and work. She is always positive outlook. We have known Iris for 19 years. She is always there for us if we have any issues along the way. Iris is a great support person.

  • 5/5 stars September 16, 2014

    September 15, 2014

    To Whom It May Concern:

    It has been my pleasure to have known Iris Arenson-Fuller for a very long time. Iris has two outstanding personal qualities- perseverance and determination. These qualities, coupled with her life experience and professional training, are a winning combination for a life coach. She is a positive, warm, and friendly individual who has the gift of being able to inspire other people to achieve whatever goals they set for themselves. She certainly helped me to achieve my goals.

    Sincerely,



    Mary Ingoldsby, Torrington, CT

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2013

    Coach Iris demonstrates compassion and a genuine concern in her coaching style. I have not been disappointed, and have had support through coaching that has help me maintain a balance in my life while I'm transitioning to my next life phase.

  • 5/5 stars February 25, 2013

    Iris came into my life at a very critical turn. Suffering from depression for years, I began withdrawing further and further into myself. I had been working with my doctor and taking the medication he prescribed, but it just wasnít enough. I rarely left the house except to go to work and I associated only with family and only as needed. I wanted to make changes, but I didnít know how to take that first step.
    Iris put a lot of effort into getting to know me. She is generous with her time and talents. Iris listened carefully and shared tools and ideas that were tailored to my specific needs. I knew within the first two sessions that I was on the right track and with the right life coach.
    Iím not where I want to be yet, but I am definitely on the right track. Iris breathes life back into flagging hopes and dreams. I feel courageous again for the first time in a long while.

  • 5/5 stars October 18, 2011

    Iris coached me during one of the most difficult periods of my adult life. I would cite, among her many strengths, her ability to "hear" a client. "Hearing" a client is much more than listening to words; hearing a client acknowledges a client's mood, energy, and thought processes.

    Iris has remarkable recall and there is no need to "start from the beginning" for every session. Iris prepares meticulously.

    She is able to avoid creating an unhealthy relationship of dependence. Her suggestions and assignments make a coaching session a shared venture, a balanced relationship. Iris is able to identify a client's strengths and weaknesses and use her insight to steer a client in a healthy direction.

  • 5/5 stars October 15, 2011

    I have known Iris for many years. She is a warm, wise, caring person who is interested in helping people, and she will be a positive force in the life of anybody who engages her coaching services.

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2011

    Iris is an insightful and compassionate person and an excellent life coach. She has been of great help to me through some very difficult times.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I work a lot with the adoption community and birthparent grief, and with widows, widowers and those having a hard time with the realities of being aging Baby Boomers and thinking about the next phase, or are part of the Sandwich Generation. I help people with relationship changes or who want to make changes. Also work with young adults with loss that holds them back and gives them pain. I work with those facing or wanting to plan for a big life change and who are ready and motivated to stuff suffering and to begin the process of reinventing themselves.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. A coach must feel like a good fit for you. You do a lot of important work with your coach and trust must be built. If you don't feel compatible from the get-go this is not too likely to happen. I was trained and certified by International Coach Academy, am an ACC (Assoc. Certified Coach) through the International Coach Federation, and am a Founding Member of Impact, an International Membership Group of Coaches, Advisors and Trainers

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Coaching is a tool that takes many forms. It works!!

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Prospective coaching clients must decide if they are ready to do the work it takes to achieve their own goals or to change their lives. The coach doesn't do the work for the client but facilitates the change, provides an ear, prodding, insight, help and accountability to make change possible.If you are hurting enough, or tired of how things are, you will be ready to invest in yourself. I will be 100% committed to seeing that you make the transformation you seek.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I coach with a practical heart. I have a nature that is a combination of creative visionary and practicality.
Not only have I helped many people over the years but aside from professional skills, I have moved through many life changes and losses myself. I know how to help people move from pain to passion and purpose.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Watching people blossom and transform their lives in ways they never thought possible.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. What if it doesn't work? If you are truly open to viewing the world/your life in a fresh new way and to finding solutions for whatever your problems are, I believe those solutions are within you and I will help you to find them.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. It is so terrific to watch the growth and change that we facilitate as coaches and to be able to cheer our clients on. I have many stories. I guess watching a particular widow blossom and grow after she thought she would never feel "normal" again, and also helping birthmothers begin to look forward to new lives and start to set goals are among my favorite accomplishments and "stories" from my coaching work.

I also run a group for new or struggling new coaches and it's great to watch them move ahead and get clear on how to build their businesses.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Coaching is not therapy or mentoring, though at times a coach can also wear a mentor's hat. Clients have to be ready for the changes they are commiting to and for the work and new perspectives that will come their way.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. After running an adoption agency for nearly 30 yrs that had a unique, client-centered approach, someone pointed out to me that I did a lot of coaching at our agency and that was unique for the field. I decided to look into further training and became a certified professional coach, as well as continuing to take advanced training at every opportunity. I love the work and being able to help clients lead healthier, more successful lives no matter what they have gone through.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Client confidentiality makes this difficult but you can read some testimonials here and on my websites.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am continuously taking training. There are all sorts of coaching training programs out there. The main training I took for my professional certification was an exciting and rigorous program equivalent in time, commitment and work to many grad school programs.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Coaching is a relatively new field and has many applications and uses in business and in people's personal lives. All coaching essentially boils down to life coaching, whether it is working with an executive, a homemaker, an artist, a parent, a person with any career. We set our own goals and we all have our unique blocks that keep us stuck and prevent us from taking our lives to that wonderful next level, to achieve our dreams and goals.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What do you tell people who say they probably can't afford coaching.

I ask them if they can afford to remain just the way they are without doing what they want to do or growing out of the pain they are in. I ask them what they can afford and tell them we can probably work something out if they are serious about coaching and getting help.

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