the day I started life coaching with Hava Kohl-Riggs,
was trapped in a career that I had "settled for"
We were living in a house that I did not feel comfortable
in because it lacked character. I
was feeling the distance between the adventurous young
person I had been and the verbally camouflaged professional
I had become. Hava
encouraged me not to compromise on any of these things.
As a result, we are now living in a house that is
much more interesting. I'm returning to school this
year to pursue a more communicative career. I have
also become more outgoing and changed my appearance
with you as my coach has been an enriching, enlightening,
and very challenging experience. In a few short months
of working with you I feel as if I have made tremendous
and significant strides in my personal growth.
your coaching, my life has altered, and I have transformed
my relationship to life, loving the life I live and
being the inspiration that others similarly love their
lives, ultimately leading to the enrichment of the
human experience. This is it! We only have this life
to lead (that we know of), and with your coaching,
I am making the best of it for my Self, my Family,
my Friends, my Community, and for Everyone. Thanks,
David Goodman, M.D., M.P.H.,C.I.M.E.
the time I was not sure if I wanted coaching or therapy
but I listened to my intuition and decided to do coaching
first. Something told me that getting help with ACTION
was the most important thing..
. .More than education, different than psychotherapy,
coaching really is the best of both venues for change!
I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get
Diane P. Psychotherapist
you for helping me get a realistic perspective on
my skills and the values I bring with me to the job,
for helping me see the value of the skills I have,
for helping me restore my self-confidence, for always
seeking to help me understand, rather than judging
. I am so grateful for Hava's coaching. Thanks to
Hava, today I have a job working with people who are
doing work I find worthwhile, with people who I share
values with, for a pay that is commensurate with my
responsibility, and where I feel valued for who I
am and the strengths I have..
Hava will help you grow as fast as you want to. All
the change is in your hands, but she is there cheering
you on, encouraging you to listen to yourself,"
I yearned to do was combine the things that I love
and do them with courage and confidence. Starting
my own business was only a faint dream. The scary
thought is that without the encouragement and guidance
of my coach, I may never have pursued that dream.
It would have been "something I've always wanted to
do" but today, now, I am doing it! After less
than two months of coaching, Out of the Gallery Arts
is up and running, and I am happily earning a living
designing and painting murals, producing books, tile
art, and creating just about any other fine art project
that interests me! I have bigger plans to expand my
business, too, and, working with Hava as my coach,
I know I'll achieve those goals."
artist and owner of Out of the Gallery Arts
an individual, it is so easy to get caught up in the
same routine--with the help of a professional--they
are objective and know precisely what to do to get
you going in the right direction."
Denman, May & Associates
can highly recommend Hava as a personal and professional
coach. When I first met Hava, I was immediately impressed
by her insight as well as her ability to communicate
powerfully and poetically. . .Hava
was incredibly skilled at helping me to clarify my
values and reminding me of what I was committed to
when external influences distracted me from the "path."
Hava also supported me in strengthening my parenting
by coaching me in the use of Holding Time; this has
allowed me to maintain a close connection to my son
despite being away from him several hours a day while
at work. . She is a great person to have in your corner,
whatever your goals may be!
Carol Hermann Madison,
I came to you for Personal Life Coaching, it was as
if I was standing out at the edge of a forest, very
confused. I had no idea which way to go and things
were a jumble, a mess in my head.
Now, Im on a path; Im definitely going
know where to find my compass. I can go anywhere now.
have appreciated your many gifts and skills that you
have brought to the coaching partnership, especially
your willingness to share relevant personal experiences,
as well as your mighty enthusiasm about my ideas,
goals and progress
have been particularly impressed by your ability to
reframe a negative self-view into a positive one and
to see criticism as a learning experience, not as
a reflection of failure.
assisted me with a number of personal, family and
professional goals. I think the best way to sum it
up was that I had a lot of valuable "raw material"
floating around as unexpressed potential and I needed
help bringing my insights, experiences, energies and
drive into a more focused plan of action for my life.
I had always heard people talk about having a personal
mission statement or having some unique "gift" to
express in the world and I felt like I could never
zero in on this kind of clarity for myself.
I have a deep spiritual faith which is of course a
compass so I was looking not so much for the values
that guide my life as how I express what is uniquely
me in my business and in my personal life. One
of the most valuable aspects of this work with Hava
has been getting that clarity for myself.
Principal, Gritton Design
coaching is much more concrete than therapy approaches
I have tried in the past, I have been able to make
concrete progress at reshaping my life in my own best
Donald K., Madison, Wisconsin