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Learn more about Turning Point Coaching and Heather Wieshlow.
MISSION
To inspire and guide individuals through significant Turning Points in their lives.

VISION
Provide real world tools and strategies for professionals seeking career opportunities that are emotionally fulfilling and financially rewarding. Through this process individuals will come to know themselves at a deeper level, recognize their unique gifts and contribute to humanity on a grand level.

HEATHERíS PERSONAL MESSAGE
I truly love my work! Coaching, teaching, speaking and writing are my venues for inspiring and guiding professionals who have reached a turning point in their careers. I have had the honor of working with over 10,000 professionals in a variety of classes, workshops and personalized coaching sessions that focus on the phases of Career Discovery, Career Design and Career Development. Individuals come from a wide variety of industries and positions, yet they all share a common bond that is highly relatable. Each individual has a fervent desire to obtain work that is meaningful, allows them to take onchallenges,acquire new skills,build relationships and make
make significant contributions. This combination is possible and I consider it a privilege to share the journey with my clients and students as they traverse toward their own successful outcomes.

My expertise combines real world experience, 1000ís of hours of education, training and certifications plus the normal ďbumps and bruises of lifeĒ Iíve weathered along the way. My personal story began over ten years ago when I went through a major career transition after being in the corporate world for many years. There I was successful, gained a firm understanding of business principles (which Iím eternally grateful for), yet didnít really feel a true sense of fulfillment. I was completely baffled on how to figure out ďwhat I really wanted to be when I grew up,Ē and definitely didnít have a clue on knowing which steps were necessary to be successful in my endeavors. I felt stuck, yet didnít know which questions to ask, who to ask or where to find the answers that would ultimately would give me a sense of clarity.

Through my own experience, I realized the importance of having an experienced professional guide me. Someone who had an understanding of the full cycle of the career transition process and could give me a roadmap. Someone that could help me discover a career that would truly give me a sense of fulfillment and knew how to walk through the stages of planning and implementation. Someone who possessed the insight and strategies that would help me move past roadblocks when I got stuck and who most importantly sincerely cared about my success. Since that turning point in my own life, I have done my best to be that ďsomeoneĒ individuals can count on to guide them when they are in the throes of their own career transition.

Fortunately, what seemed to be a very confusing and challenging time in my own life serendipitously became a pathway to me helping others in the same quandary. My experience offers a real world business perspective coupled with a humanistic outlook and personal insight; a unique combination of professional expertise, understanding and compassion. I am committed to making the journey easier for professionals who donít know what they want to do in their careers, need assistance with job search strategies or are simply stepping up to the next challenge in their careers. My dedication to this work gives me an opportunity to contribute and a sense of fulfillment that is unparalleled.

COACHING PHILOSOPY
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau
This quote reminds me of the importance of being a coach. If I can encourage individuals to sing their song during their lifetime, then I have lived my purpose. I believe that deep within each of us lay seeds of potential, purpose and passion that are waiting to be nurtured into existence. The careers we chose will often determine where we spend the greatest amount of time and energy and subsequently how we feel about our lives. Itís where we gain our sense of identity and fulfillment and develop our talents and skills. During a career
transition, professionals may struggle to find a career that is more inline with their interests in the Career Discovery stage. Or they may find that they are in Career Design stage and are grappling to understand what tools and strategies are needed to become employed again. They may even find that they are in Career Development and are unsure how to take their career to the next level. Whatever the case, the transition period can often be disconcerting and many people feel alone in the process.

After all there is no instruction book that gives a step-by-step plan specifically customized for their particular situation. Other people may not understand their challenge or are unable to hear their trepidation from a neutral perspective. Financial concerns may loom, confidence can feel threatened and confusion reigns. Yet, somehow professionals are expected to know exactly what to do. I jokingly tell my students and clients if they are experts in searching for a job, then Iím really concerned; because that means that most of their lives they have been searching for a job instead of doing the work that they are best at!

I believe that each clientís experience during a career transition is unique and canít be solved with a cookie cutter approach. What may be the right approach for one person can be drastically different for the next individual. My role as a coach is to foster critical thinking, promote acts of courage, elicit creative solutions and guide toward purposeful action. Even the difficult times can be a catalyst for learning and insight.

Through coaching individuals begin to feel a renewed sense of hope and power. With time-proven strategies and an environment that feels safe and trusting professionals begin to express themselves authentically and get results. Sometime all we need is to see ourselves through anotherís eyes to remember who we are. I encourage clients to question the trap of desperation that the status quo can bring about and gain a greater sense of fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

COACHING STYLE
My style of coaching is ontological based and seeks to initiate transformational change through an awareness of body, language and emotions. Through the process clients are able to see situations with new eyes which allow them to have a wider range of choices and to build relationships built on trust. My approach with each client is customized and I draw from the fields of business, psychology, philosophy, science, theater and spirituality to access information that will be most beneficial for them and the way they interpret the world.

I consider myself somewhat unconventional, am an independent thinker and from an early age have asked the question what if? This question allows me to see opportunities for my clients that they may not be aware of and with my years of corporate and business expertise I can guide them through the steps that it takes to be successful. My clients describe me as energetic, inspiring, creative, intuitive, tenacious, nurturing, personable, supportive, insightful, direct and as someone who knows how to get results. If you want to know more about the coaching experience click here or check out FAQís

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