I grew up on the Southside of Chicago with an extended family of adventurers. My dad  frequently reminded me to enjoy every minute of this life journey in spite of, and sometimes because of, my own obstacles. That motivation took me around the world, exploring the insights and wisdom of women and men who have experienced life head on.

My life journey as a seeker, rising from mistakes, striving to be fully present, celebrating triumphs, led me to coaching.  Business experience from secretary to CEO, corporate to nonprofit, continues to deepen  curiosity.

Mindfulness puts us in the moment, going within ourselves to find answers that we seek, the courage to walk through fears and the tenacity to explore ways we can create a life of peace, joy and satisfaction.  It is a privilege to walk this path with my clients.

 

WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

We all have stories that influence our choices and impact our actions. And, we have the ability to change our stories from those that keep us tethered to those that help us soar.

Take Mary who hopped on a Greyhound Bus to see new places rather than stay home and wait for her congestive heart failure diagnosis to stop her. Or the young woman who changed her group of friends once she decided to shift her habits and lifestyle.  There is no magic solution, only a process guided by each individual to be happy.

One of my favorite quotes (and my bumper sticker) says “Don’t believe what you think.”

Study is important, but practice gives us depth. Mindfulness can reduce stress, increase positive affect, reduce depression and decrease anxiety. By focusing on the moment, without judgement, we can become more self-aware, hone our ability to be present, enhance intuition and make us more present to one another.

Our quality of life, particularly during this stressful time, is being re-created. How do you want yours to unfold?

Sandy is a “coaches” coach. She is masterful at helping clients create a path of possibility that inspires others and gets goals accomplished. Her ability to listen fully is profound and the pizazz and fun she infuses into her coaching and communication keeps clients coming back – again and again.

Colleen FitzgeraldFormer Executive Coach, Marquette University & CEO of Coaching Creates, Milwaukee, WI

Sandy Wright is a marvelous coach and presenter. We have used her services several times for our conferences and workshops. She is a funny, dynamic and insightful facilitator. She leads group discussions with wit and wisdom, giving creative and useful advice on dealing with issues our organizations face today. She is quickly becoming a crowd favorite among the nonprofits with which we work.

Kim HenryExecutive Director, Sarkeys Foundation

As a coach, Sandy creates a safe environment for people to see themselves, their team and organization more clearly. Through intentional thought, action and behavior changes, clients move to agreed-upon results. Together, client and coach build structures, accountability and support necessary to ensure desired results. She has a unique talent of weaving humor into the mix to address the vagaries of life’s challenges & adventures.

Jo JonesInfant Crisis Services, Oklahoma City, OK