WHAT IF THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM WAS YOUR BEST FRIEND?
When we say there is an "elephant in the room," we mean there's an obvious problem or a difficult situation that we don't want to talk about. But what if the elephant in the room is your best friend?
The elephant in the room (and in our lives) can be mammoth sized, and often stands firmly in the way of our vision and goals. Whether it's conflict within our team, an archaic system that won't support new ideas, or an everyday reality that is incongruent with our vision and values, being able to name and befriend our elephant grounds our aspirations in reality, where they become possible.
Usually, however, the elephant is camouflaged to match the curtains, so familiar to us that we're not aware of its presence, or hiding in our personal and collective blind spots.
Let's get some night goggles, find our best friend, and expand what's possible in our living room.
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Hi! And Welcome. It’s a privilege to do the work that I do, and I appreciate your attention.
I work with organizations to evolve and build culture in order to achieve strategic results such as team and organizational effectiveness, productivity, and engagement. Specifically, in my consulting and group coaching projects I work with organizations and teams to support organizational transitions, develop leadership, improve group dynamics, and build capacity for desired outcomes through transformative learning experiences and programs. My consulting practice focuses on participatory methods so that the people influenced by change have access to influencing it, and are equipped to integrate the effects of it ongoingly.
In my one-on-one coaching programs, I work with female leaders and professional women world-wide who are in the midst of a career transition, who want to fully embrace their leadership potential, who are launching a new business, or who seek to clarify and realize their ideal future. My practice focuses on professional self-realization because I believe we ultimately sabotage what’s possible for us as a collective otherwise. This includes undoing the binary, either/or thinking that equates honouring the self with selfishness (self-minimizing ultimately does this instead by repressing what is most authentic) or with loss of belonging (a hugely ingrained concern for women in particular). My practice welcomes and includes: LGBTQ women, women of colour, female leaders, entrepreneurs, social change visionaries, artists, and coaches. I am a certified Integral Coach (TM).
" So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”
— Caterina Fake.
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"Jessica is a dynamic and vibrant coach, who takes a deeply loving and honest approach to her work with clients. She brings great intellectual wisdom and deep intuition to our sessions, which help me achieve greater clarity with each one. I feel like I've been able to step off the hamster wheel of over-analysis and into my own wisdom. I appreciate being able to explore all aspects of myself and my process in a space that is compassionate, smart and inspired. Jessica combines knowledge, experience and insight, with an approach that is very intuitive and holistic. Also, she is funny and knows how to laugh and take it all just seriously enough."
"Hiring Jessica to be my coach was like landing in a hammock after jumping into an abyss. I immediately felt taken care of - a priority. I felt truly heard and ultimately seen and the process was deeper than I had anticipated. Jessica’s insightful wisdom has been the guiding light I needed to navigate this new exciting path. This has been a life altering gift, for which I will be forever grateful. I feel excited and evermore hungry to dig deeper and make this opportunity count. I cannot rave enough about my coaching experience with Jessica, I have felt so grateful to have this wise, wonderful woman as my coach through such a pivotal time in my life."
"Jessica is very intuitive and highly skilled at "reading" me and the circumstances I'm in in multiple ways. It's amazing how she can sift through all of that information and offer back clear and pointed inquiries or observations helping to shed light on my current path. I appreciate Jessica's ability to see me as a whole person that embraces my spirit, intellect, emotional body, and physical self. After working with Jessica I am clear that I need to align my professional identity with my vision of "right livelihood". I am clear that I can achieve that which I wish to create.”
"I came to Jessica to help me develop my leadership skills. After working with her my attitude and my ways of thinking have changed. I got to step back, clarify, depersonalize my experience, and realized I did not have to be so hard on myself. Jessica's inviting approach allows you to see yourself and your situation from a fresh perspective. From this place of clarity, you can examine your motivations, values, and options. For anyone wanting a gentle guide back to yourself, Jessica is for you."
"I have met with advisors, coaches, psychologists, and counsellors, and Jessica Earle-Meadows outshone them all. She is far and away the most insightful of all the practitioners that I have had the privilege to meet. She sees connections, and more importantly, acts as a catalyst to allow me to connect the dots in ways that I never thought possible. She is understanding but decisive. She has unshakable integrity. If you are ready to make real change then she is the one I'd recommend."
"Jessica is creative, compassionate and intelligent. Our work together provided me with a helpful understanding of some ways to shift my approaches relating to myself and others. I especially loved the metaphors she came up with, because they were so evocative and rich. I am pleased to recommend Jessica as an able and effective coach. You'll be in good hands."
"I was feeling stuck and disconnected from my life's purpose. Jessica is a warm and authentic coach with this amazing ability to listen with openness and empathy. She really helped me to clarify my thoughts and ideas about my life choices, and to build the courage to take a very important decision. After many years of thinking and hesitating, I took some time off my full-time paid job. I feel inspired and motivated to continue working on my personal growth. I feel that I am gaining momentum towards realizing what I truly want. Jessica is so good at what she does, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with her."
"Jessica was amazing in her ability to let me express my feelings without inhibition and without fear of being judged. She is very gentle and loving but doesn't shy away from addressing potential hard truths. She was extremely good at mirroring back what I was trying to explain and helped me to become more clear without ever assuming the role of the coach 'who knows it all.' Throughout this process she was exceptionally supportive and caring. I highly recommend her for any coaching!"
"After my work with Jessica, I am more conscious of what I want and need; more determined to seek it, and more intentional about creating situations and making choices accordingly. I now feel that I am capable of making the shifts that I want to make, especially with Jessica’s help with understanding what those shifts are, and why they are important. I feel re-charged and optimistic. Working with Jessica was an absolute pleasure. I would recommend her services to anyone who's looking for a change."
"After every session with Jessica, I left feeling inspired about my topic and the work ahead of me. What I remember most about Jessica was her creativity and insights, and her ability to ask great questions, and magically 'connect the dots'."
Through my life changing coaching with Jessica, I found a solid path forward. She sifted through chatter (mine) and came up with inspired ideas that instantly resonated with me. I always felt I was on the right track. Jessica offered me immense support, encouragement and unwavering belief which is where the real value came. She helped me believe in my vision, my purpose and find my voice. Jessica has a gentle but wise way about her that made things relaxed but effective PLUS she is funny! At every session I went away feeling charged, supported and focused. For anyone considering coaching with her don’t hesitate - it is worth every penny.