Consulting and Coaching
Many communities are experiencing rising property values that make it hard for people who work there to live there. Mountain and resort communities face special problems included a limited land supply and competition for housing with visitors and second home owners.
Cindy worked for more than twenty years planning and developing affordable housing in Boulder, Colorado and was the lead developer on the mixed use Holiday Neighborhood. She was also part of a consulting team that worked with Colorado and New Mexico mountain towns to help explore ways to provide high quality, affordable housing for their workforce.
She now partners with other housing experts to help communities explore how to best provide housing that is appropriate for their needs.
"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.”
— Tom Hiddleston
To assist clients in creating satisfying and fulfilling lives, as they make transitions.
Two Meadows Coaching is dedicated to helping people navigate life transitions such as graduation, changing careers, and finding their life purpose. Two Meadows Coaching provides support and assistance as people explore and find new directions. The reason for the name is that we may have at least two main periods of our lives – the ones we have lived in the past and the new one opening up before us. Two Meadows also refers to the use of nature as a healing tool in life coaching.
What coaching is and isn't
Life coaching is about looking at what is important to you in life and figuring out how to move forward in alignment with your values. Coaching allows you to assess your life, identify any obstacles to progress and make a successful plan for moving ahead.
Coaching is different than counseling or psychotherapy, because it focuses on the future rather than the past. Coaching can be used as a supplemental approach, but it is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment.
Coaching works by providing tools and other assistance that the client uses to define goals and reach them. The role of the coach is to provide a safe space, suggested techniques, and encouragement to assist clients in achieving their life goals. In my practice, I emphasize mindfulness techniques that allow the client to access their own inner wisdom. Coaching works with the conscious mind to make powerful, successful plans for the future.
Areas of emphasis
Aligning life transitions with values
Major life transitions such as graduating, changing careers, retiring, moving and getting married or divorced present new opportunities, while also potentially causing stress and uncertainty. Coaching can help clients sift through emotions and challenges and get moving in the right direction with more ease and grace.
Connecting with nature
Reduced stress, better focus, and overall health are among the benefits of connecting with nature. Guided hikes for individuals and groups are offered through Two Meadows Coaching. The hikes can be customized to include meditation and writing time.
Writing for health
Expressing ourselves through journaling and poetry can help lead us to insights and release. In addition to using the book Lessons from Nature in healing, strength, and flexibility as a resource, I offer opportunities to write poetry, short stories, essays, song lyrics and more, along with drawing and taking photos to help clients explore their feelings and insights.
My poetry has been featured in the “Women Writing Nature” issue of literary magazine, Sugar Mule and in the anthology “Veils, Shackles, and Halos: International Poetry on the abuse and oppression of women.” My short stories appeared in the book Storied Wheels (SOMOS 2014).
Health and well-being
With life transitions may come challenges to our health and well-being. By including a review of health in overall goals and planning, the challenges can be addressed and we can create energy and health in our bodies and minds.
Two Meadows Consulting
Rates for non-profits are available. Contact Cindy for current rates.
Coaching: Rates and Scheduling
Introductory rate $50 per hour
Standard session $75 per hour
In-person (Taos) Monday 1:00 - 5:00 pm MST
Phone Tuesday-Friday 1:00 - 5:00 pm MST; evenings available
Cindy is one of the hosts for a series of podcasts on spiritual matters.
Podcast #1 Greening the Blues
If you are looking for information on healing from grief and trauma, you can listen to the first podcast take a look at "Greening the Blues: healing patterns after grief," a new book by Carol Terry. Read about it here.
Podcast #2 Beautiful Oneness
Are you on a spiritual quest? Listen to Alicia Hanlen talk about her search and her discovery of Science of Mind. Find out more here.
Podcast #3 Flight of Falcons
Author Tony Huston talks about his love of falconry and his spiritual life. Listen.
“Thanks so much for stepping in and providing coaching and support while I experienced the rocky rapids of my recent project. Words can't really convey what a solace it was to be able to rant/brainstorm/problem solve on our periodic calls. Thank you for your availability, openness, gift of time and unconditional support.”
— Willa Johnson