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I came to Dana because I felt like I was walking around in a fog. There were so many things I wanted to do, but I felt like something was stopping me. I had recently left an abusive husband and wanted momentum to dive back into my life. And by life, I mean work.
Here’s what happened — my heart, the last thing on my mind, cracked open. I discovered that I was hiding this incredibly loving, sweet, nurturing person (me) behind a wall of too-cool-care, no-time-to-care, results-driven person (also me). Dana guided me through an intense realization and healing process where I discovered that parts of my life, besides work, brought me so much joy. Along the way, I fell deeply in love, decided I wanted to have a family (had always been a hard pass for me), got a high-paying side hustle, and started taking control over my acting career.
Dana’s approach was all about the answers being inside me. Working with her showed me that not only could I trust myself, but I was the most important person to check in with! The more I tune in, the more I see how wise, beautiful, and expansive my soul is. I always felt that Dana was super loving, supportive and nonjudgmental. That helped me go on this unexpected and bountiful journey. I felt like she had my back and she had an incredible wealth of knowledge.
When I started working with Dana I was feeling disconnected from myself, longing for a way to dig deeper, clear out the negativity, anxiety, and fear that had felt more present in my life than ever before. Dana provided a safe and encouraging space to clear out old ways of thinking/being and opened the door to see the abundance around me and the power I have to create a life in my own vision…I came away feeling empowered to just be me in a way I’ve never felt! I’ve felt a shift in the pride I take in my work and my drive to see that work succeed. In our work, I set a “deep” dream number for my business. I’d never made that much before. And I hit it!!!! I can’t believe it. I have my new number for 2018, I’m feeling the major momentum!
Before I hired Dana I was having a terrifying restrained sense of self love. I found it very difficult to be myself and love myself for who I am. Life, although livable and considerably successful, had become something I had feared. I had completely lost trust in myself.
Within the first 5 minutes of our first interaction, I was in tears. My ability to speak so open and honest with a stranger was quite bizarre and her energy was shooting straight through the phone lines.
Most extraordinarily profound was her ability to allow you to process and comprehend your feelings independently, making the process uniquely compelling. I applaud her ability to channel the love and confidence inside of all of us and recommend her training to all regardless of your state of emotional, physical, or spiritual stability.
The work I did weekly with Dana helped me to take a holistic look at some of these “stuck” areas and start to observe how they related to larger issues, including a lack of self confidence and inability to see my own strength. Dana also began to help me develop ways to counter these limiting beliefs and develop a plan to unstick myself.
My experience with Dana was incredibly meaningful. She helped me see both the areas that I needed to address and also the sources of personal power that routinely ignored or neglected. She gave me the tools to begin to make the changes in my life and access the things that I now know I deserve and can have.
Maybe you don’t need fixing. Maybe you just need someone to listen with empathy and kindness. Maybe you just need to be challenged. Maybe you want something but don’t know exactly what it is. Maybe you don’t really know what feels broken. Dana will not give you the answers to all of the maybes, but she will help you see that maybe what you need is already there ready for you.
Dana held a loving and perceptive space for me to see and hear what works and what wasn’t working in my life. The program touches on every part of life: career, relationships and spirituality, and some of the same themes came through all of those parts of my life. She helped me bring clarity to my intentions and desires to walk a unique path, and empower myself with trust and self-love. I love Dana’s work because it honors our individuality. Rather than just prescribe a pre-fabricated success routine, together we sank in and explored what’s important, exciting, satisfying to me. If you are in a transformative period or want to be, I highly recommend her full program.
When I started working with Dana, I didn’t even realize the scope of the problems I faced. I knew that I was about to embark on a big adventure, yet again. It was time for the next chapter of my life and I could not afford to be blindsided by my own sneaky, self sabotage. I wanted to hold myself accountable, and bring to light any issues hindering my ability to manifest.
In essence, working with Dana provided illumination. Often times we are simply unaware of the mechanistic beliefs in the unconscious mind, that largely influence our conscious decisions. I was able to confront deeply held beliefs, in all areas of my life, that were holding me back. I found working with her a refreshing hour of my week that I looked forward to during our time together.
Dana is honest, authentic, and asks the right questions to allow for her clients own “aha moments”. It was a beautiful journey that we shared together and during that time my personal transformation was exponential, and I would recommend it to others ready to take on their own lives. I have this amazing frame of reference to use in the future. And it sort of feels like, there is no going back. Thank you Dana!
As a new mom juggling a fundraising career with an emerging artistic practice I simply felt stuck. Dana helped me wade through the crap we all pile on ourselves and actually fully answer the scary question: what do I really want out of life? It was like diving down into a deep and sometimes scary pool, but then seeing sunlight and breaking the surface. I’m still learning how to be a better swimmer, but working with Dana gave me flippers and a snorkel so I’m no longer floundering.
Dana helped me re-discover my light and with her I went on a radial journey of learning to love myself once again. Dana lovingly helped me re-write my story of who I am. She helped me see the stories that had unconsciously been running the show of my life for 20 years. I can now say that I deeply believe in my own worth, my power, and my capacity to create change, both for myself and for the world. Dana led me to the most beautiful discovery I could have ever hoped for: self love. Working with Dana has brought me the liberation I’d sought for so long, but didn’t know how to access. She is a miracle worker. Dana is the real deal, doing transformative healing work that our world needs.
Dana guided me in coming home to my own solutions by touching in with my intuition which was a big theme throughout our work together, she gave me the tools I need to tap into my own source; as a gentle reminder that everything I need is always within me. She was a soundboard, with extremely helpful feedback, and an active listener so that I was able to find my own unique solutions, not from her but from her process of allowing me to hear myself. My experience working with Dana opened me up to the patterns I have lived with for most of my life and that are no longer serving me. We were able to identify where they came from then discuss and apply what visions and thoughts I want to have from now own. My experience was challenging, enlightening, and fun! Dana was able to expand my perspective from the tunnel vision I had been in, showing me what possibilities are available when my mind shifts, and instilling in me a sense of self-responsibility that has been deeply empowering. I would highly recommend Dana whether you are in a rut or flying high in life, she is extremely perceptive and will be able to offer insight that will help you shift your life on your own. She is also really funny and magical and makes healing work that can sometimes be taken so seriously, full of laughter and joy.
It’s incredible to look back at my life “pre-Dana” — the habits and narratives I was holding onto that were no longer true, and were certainly no longer serving me… The power of intention to create the life you want cannot be over-stated. I’ve moved from feeling fundamentally alone to feeling deeply interconnected.
With Dana’s guidance, I delved into the most formative experiences and relationships of my life, and was able to increase my self-awareness of my own journey in a way that has been profoundly transformative for me, both personally and professionally. I now experience much more ease and joy in my work and intimate and familial relationships, and more fully unleashed in the power of my leadership and my voice in this world. What a blessing!!
Working with Dana was one of the best decisions I’ve made, and one of the best investments in myself and my future that I can imagine. She is a touchstone for my truest self.
Working with Dana felt very much like gardening. She guided me, getting to the deep core soil of my beliefs, and supported rather than pushed me to find what rings true for me. Dana had a confidence to really dig deep, support the weeding process, and ultimately, uncover a part of me that I always knew was there, but hadn’t been tended to for quite some time. I am very grateful of our time together and feel I have a toolbox of tricks to continue my empowerment practice.
Thank you so much for holding space and patience for me as I worked on finding my growing edges. With your guidance, I have seen my ability to handle more using the tools you have taught me. Yes, it is still a learning process but it gets easier each time.
My work with Dana gave me the ability to reframe, in many instances, 20 – 30 years of conditioning. I’ve learned to create healthier boundaries in relationships, a hopeful vision for the future, to stop pathologizing, and to show myself more love and respect.
Dana has also reminded me simply that I’m human and no matter how far off-track I may veer, the simple fact that I’m aware of it shows that I’m still doing the work. That removed a lot of undue pressure that I’ve been putting on myself for years in the moments that felt like a relapse. Through our work, I’ve learned to be more gentle with myself.
What always lacked in conventional therapy/coaching methods for me was the spiritual component that Dana brings to the table, along with her wisdom, intuition, honesty, and ability to peel back the layers to uncover the truth.
There is the way I saw the world and myself before Dana, and then there is now. The change is gracefully subtle, compassionate, and full of groundbreaking spirit – just like her. The work for me was a perfect combination of mind-bending big ideas and the small steps we can take to move towards them. I approached Dana as a business owner in crisis: “I have no idea what I am doing”… “I am not sure this is what I should be doing”… “Why don’t I have enough money, ever?”… “I must be terrible at my job”. These were the constant tangled threads. As we began to unravel the knots, I quickly saw the connection between these thoughts and the reality they create. We also began to connect the mind with the heart and the body, giving me tools to tackle insane anxiety and create calm spaces for new, expansive thoughts to form. This is life changing work, and Dana is an exceptional and rare spirit guide. I often wonder if a person has had a more profound impact on my life.
When I first called Dana, I was burnt out and stagnant in my own life — and on multiple fronts. I knew I needed to make a change but didn’t know where to start, or which corner of my mind needed the most love and attention. I’d been contemplating leaving my job for a while but felt ashamed to commit to the designs I had for my own life. I ended up quitting my day job the day after I committed to working with Dana, and my life started to change. It was so empowering to have Dana in my corner to guide me through the changes I was making, but that felt big and scary. When I think back to the person I was almost a year ago, I want to give her a hug and tell her to trust in the process of change. Dana taught me that change happens question by question, thought by thought, action by action, and is fed by faith in my inner voice, and the ability to get quiet and listen to it. These are the skills I practiced with Dana over a few months.
The beauty of working with Dana is that it is a wholly uncomplicated process. She guides you through a format that, week after week, unravels the knots of self-limiting beliefs. I had no idea how many small knots I’d built up over time that were preventing me from even seeing the big ones. Dana helped me re-map my entire mindset in a kind and self-loving way. She is a teacher of many things, but most of all she taught me how to be more myself, and how to love and live the process of becoming.
When I first started to work with Dana, I was in a familiar, yet draining state of overwhelm. I knew that the way that I had been living my life and approaching my work – the hustle, the endless to-do list, the constant busyness- was not healthy for me. I wanted out but wasn’t sure how to break out of old patterns and move into my next phase. I kept saying to Dana “something’s gotta give”. And give it did! I am on a completely different path now, carving out a new life that will nurture my vitality instead of draining it. Dana helped me to identify and transform limiting beliefs, get in touch with my inner guidance, and most of all…begin to believe in myself. Dana is masterful. She will help you connect to yourself and your potential and purpose in new and life-altering ways. I’m so blessed to know and work with her.
I never believed in coaching until I met Dana. She was the person I could hear, and through this gift, was able to hear myself – my fears, hopes, desires, and dreams. At a time when I was making weighty decisions in my personal and professional life, Dana’s guidance enabled me to tap into the deep beliefs hidden beneath the surface of my everyday life and find clarity and vision for my future.
I reached out to Dana on a whim when I thought life was relatively fine but I knew I needed to grow and expand at my core. By the time we had completed our twelve weeks together I had found a greater sense of self and a true connected partnership with the universe.
My long term relationship had run its course and I had found the strength to move on with grace and clarity. My perspective at my job shifted and I now have the ability to fearlessly embark on new experiences. I have an active and exhilarating meditation practice now and Dana also introduced me to breathwork which has changed my life.
The work I did with Dana was an exploratory deep dive into my innermost self in such a beautiful way that allowed me to honestly see myself in a nonjudgmental way for the first time in my life. I left each session with a new positive outlook on how to retrain my old thoughts into a new way of living.
If you are looking to unearth the gunk at the bottom of your soul – dive in with Dana. You won’t regret it for a second. I finally feel like I am fitting in with the world about me.
I came to Dana feeling stuck and frustrated about several aspects for happiness in my life. I was having trouble finding a focus to engage and move forward, not really knowing that I felt certain in a direction of choosing. I was exhausting my efforts and spinning my wheels trying to find something.
Dana was able to help be uncover some of the belief systems that were no longer useful for me. Things that were holding me back from making better choices, and gravitating toward the things I love. To trust myself in the creation of my own path. She allowed me to realize these beliefs not only in the contribution I have with career and work life, but also within my relationships with so much else.
In working with Dana I felt encouraged, challenged, and very supported. She is a gentle soul that truly knows her stuff when it comes to empowerment training. She was able to improvise during our sessions where she felt alternative plans were needed based on my current state or feedback. The sessions were intuitive for her and always surprising in their effects.
When I found Dana I called in the perfect person to help me figure out my path in life whether I knew it or not. I came to her feeling dead inside personally and professionally. I didn’t know where I was going but I knew that I had to find a way to change the path I was on. The methods we used helped me construct an amazing vision for my life well as a realistic path on how to get there.
Dana was calm, patient and understanding. The tools I have learned and crafted while working with her have given me a sense of hope and optimism that 3 months ago I could have never have dreamed about. I look forward to the life Dana helped me discover.
Dana Balicki transformed every inch of my life, from the external to the internal. She made it possible for me to make huge changes, ones I had never dreamt were possible before our work together. Thanks to Dana, I was able to leave my dayjob and enter into the universe as an artist. Within a year, I had sold a novel and obtained a theatrical agent – goals that I’d been chasing for years. But even more than that, I’ve been able to move through my life with intention, to define what I want my life to look like, and to move towards those goals with clarity. I have found a power within myself that Dana helped me understand was always there. I am forever grateful to the work that we did together – Dana’s huge open heart a kind but no-nonsense attitude helped to gently move me along and I take all the lessons and dig deeper into them on a daily basis. I cannot recommend Dana more highly and urge you to start your journey with her ASAP.
If you feel called to work with Dana, trust those instincts!
I’ve done a lot of “self work”…like, a lot. Productivity courses, business workshops, hypnosis, energy work, you name it. But, nobody helped me get unstuck quite like Dana.
Dana gave me heart-centered tools to envision and create my ideal life (and figure out what that even looks and feels like), so I could quit desperately controlling everything around me, hoping to get my needs met. Less hustle, more flow. And wayyy more expansion!
If you want to better regulate your emotions and bring your subconscious desires to the material plane, this work is IT. If you want quick fixes, cookie-cutter formulas, or to stay a forever-victim, this ain’t for you.
Sessions aren’t always easy — you’re asked to stare down your most shadowy, vulnerable, limiting beliefs — but Dana is like a trusted friend, challenging you to look deeper and excavate the hidden gems that are waiting for you. I felt so seen and supported in my work with her!
I was feeling a sense of stagnancy: I was in a good job that wasn’t a good fit; I was struggling to get over a relationship that had fractured my heart and sense of self; I didn’t think that I had the power to change these realities beyond a certain point. More than anything, having a weekly time and space to consider how I could go about changing my reality was the key solution to my personal progress. By virtue of doing the sessions, I unconsciously affirmed to myself that I was worth the trouble and expense of transformation.
Beyond that, Dana provided me with a mirror into my psyche and the false stories that kept me bound, as well as a toolbox of exercises to use in service of the new self I sought to create. My experience working with Dana was honest, challenging, and worthwhile. She was always considerate of where I was in my journey, but gently guided me to challenge myself every week. This became possible because she is incredibly open to share her personal experiences and challenges with clients in hopes of demonstrating that they are not alone in their pursuit of being whole and fully human.
Working with Dana definitely helped me to do what I set out to do — get closer to becoming the person I want to be. I discovered some deep and important insights into myself through Dana’s coaching. Putting the work we did together into practice, I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have and far clearer on the path towards my dreams.
Like a bolt of lightning through my life, working with Dana lit me up. Dana’s deeply structured program and uncanny intuition helped me uncover fundamental approaches that were restricting joy, freedom and potential. The work is deep and transformative—and so incredibly hopeful. For someone not used to engaging with hope on the regular, Dana has been a tremendous coach and cheerleader—incredibly generous and wise in helping me shift my internal landscape. I daily find myself incorporating the tools I have learned to make thoughtful, clear decisions that are true to my path. For anyone feeling stuck in their lives, or who want a deeper understanding of themselves and their potential, I cannot recommend her program enough.
I work in community mental health and have a lot of personal and professional experience with various forms of mental wellness, life planning, self organization…In our work Dana was a consummate professional; kind, organized, thorough, practical, inspired. One of the sparks and distinction of her practice is that she brought me through a process that connected me with my heart’s desires (a game-changer in and of itself) while remaining fiercely passionate that my empowered connection to my visions of happiness are of vital importance to collective justice and equity work. She expressed a belief in our interconnectedness as humans and the power of working from a joyful vision as a foundation for larger social change. To fully access this work, I had to overcome a sense that my happiness and vision are somehow self-indulgent.
Dana’s strong feminist and social justice orientation supported unpacking of social training that teaches lack, hierarchy, and exclusion. Plus she is funny. She walked with me through this in a kind, bold, and hilarious way that challenged and inspired me.
In this process, long-held, barely articulated dreams of mine were made clear and have since come true! It has been a strange and wonderful unfurling because materially the realization of these visions has sometimes been different from how I planned. The emotional core, the way I feel, with the career, relationship, social, and health changes outlined with Dana and now realized has surpassed my sense of what is possible. I felt committed to my work and life, but I now feel energized by the ongoing refining of my happiness and ways it supports social justice. What a gift.
Dana is a truly special coach that helped me create energy in areas of my life that felt stagnant. She taught me the power of intention and guided me towards a true understanding of empowerment. Her guidance, encouragement and thoughtfulness helped me see things in ways I hadn’t previously. Her work is remarkable. Just like her.
Working with Dana has helped me shift the way I relate to my life, inviting more joy, ease, and acceptance. A lot of the work has been the beginning of opening up and uncovering some fundamental ideas I wasn’t aware were so at play in my choices, actions, and thoughts.
The work is really just starting. I tend to resist the idea that I can have whatever I want, partially because in committing to social justice, I sometimes get bogged down in the structural complexities, and realities, of daily life. This work has helped me push where I believe I have the power to enact and embody opportunity and become an agent of intentional change within the ecosystem of my life and circumstances.
I’ll always be glad of the tools I acquired during my sessions with Dana. They’re tools which were available to me all along, deep in my own self, but which I didn’t even know existed – and they’re so valuable and so powerful that it’s actually scary to think I might have gone on in my life and my career without knowing that they were there to draw on.
Dana’s practice focuses on empowerment at a fundamental level, the level at which we as people talk to ourselves and create the inner monologue which follows us around all day; that this is something which can be changed and reshaped for the better is one of the most important things I’ve ever learned.
Since working with Dana, I’ve finished a major project, gotten a new job, pinpointed the things which matter to me personally and professionally – and I’m still learning. If you’re stuck, if you’re overwhelmed, if you’re feeling as though you messed up or missed out on the things you wanted to do, I can’t recommend Dana’s sessions highly enough. As for Dana, she’s wonderful to work with – she’s smart, focused, and brimming with empathy and problem-solving wizardry. Do yourself a favour and book a consultation!
I reached out to Dana after having a client of my own recommend her to me. I had watched this particular person struggle with personal issues and had seen her try different methods of healing, but it wasn’t until she started speaking with Dana that I saw her change. She seemed settled, and soft. She seem empowered and comfortable. It was a very visible and noticeable change.
I wasn’t facing any particular challenges, but I was feeling like I didn’t have a direction or a heading. I knew that I had covered up a lot of things from my past but I hadn’t truly healed the wounds those things created. I was also recently engaged and trying to figure out my place in a marriage. I was in a very loving and committed relationship but knew that to move forward I needed to put some things to rest and work on some personal issues so that I could better involve myself in my marriage.
My work with Dana took me to a place of understanding and forgiveness that I wasn’t expecting. I learned how to really listen to myself. I learned how to better communicate in my relationships with other people by first communicating well with myself. Her work and the change it created snuck up on me. It slid into my life without me even noticing. I find myself approaching issues and challenges in a healthier way without even making the conscious effort to do so. Her work lives in my sub-conscious. She helped me empower myself so that I could create the abundance and the love and the happiness I was looking for.
Working with her was easy. She made me comfortable and I walked away from every session with new knowledge and insight. She peeled back layer that I didn’t even know were there. She asked the right questions in the right way.
I sought out Dana’s help because I was burnt out from very low-paying non-profit arts work, and wanted to shift away from promoting others’ work and into focusing on putting my own work front and center, and examine my relationship with money — why I felt like I’d never have any, why I felt shy about charging for my services, and how to make more money. Whew! While we got into that, working with Dana was a total life overhaul! I gravitated toward Dana because of her history in the Occupy movement, and liked that she spoke the language of astrology — woo but not too woo — still grounded and honest and a gentle badass.
I can honestly say that my life has transformed because of the work I did with Dana. My business is expanding, I left a long-term relationship, started offering more personalized and intentional magical services, lead my first witchy retreat, did a bunch of magical traveling that I felt like I would have talked myself out of before working with Dana, and basically have a different mindset about who I am, what I’m capable of, what I deserve, what my boundaries are, and what nourishes me. I love how Dana immediately felt like a sister, is completely non-judgemental, and how I continue to feel like she’s rooting for me all the way and I could lean on her for support when things got confusing. I especially appreciated that she has experience working with other witches/healers/artists, and it just felt like we clicked from the beginning. I’ve been shouting her praises from the rooftops, but let me say it here too: If you want to change your life for the wayyyyy better and are ready to put in the work, Dana is your gal!
I had a great experience working with Dana. Over the course of our sessions, I had countless insights and made progress in areas I didn’t think I ever could. I learned so much about myself and what I’m capable of creating in living my most fulfilling life. I gained so many valuable tools to help me navigate life’s twists and turns with aplomb, and I can’t say enough about how sweet and wonderful Dana is as a guide on this journey!
Working with Dana is such a great way to find your way back onto your path, feel more centered in who you are, and help to discover things you may not have even realized that you want. Since completing our program I am now focused more than ever on making the specific life I want.
When I hired Dana, I felt stuck in a really crucial way. It was a matter of self-esteem. I was getting to a point where I noticed myself standing in my own way any time I tried to take a step forward. This was happening in many areas of my life. I didn’t recognize that the thought patterns I was creating were within my control, and more importantly, that the thought patterns were linked to core beliefs I had was holding about myself.
I had learned about these core beliefs before, but I didn’t have any tools for working with them. I knew how to talk about them, but I didn’t really know how to move them. And I had an idea that moving these beliefs should be really hard work.
It’s an understatement to say that I was really able to change my life through working with Dana.
There were times when the program was quite challenging. It pushed me to question parts of myself that I had maybe never brought to light before. It was at these times that Dana was the most inspired of guides. She was wise and gentle. I knew that she was truly holding space for me.
I found Dana at a time when I desperately needed help breaking unhealthy relationship patterns and refocusing on personal growth. I was anxious at first because I knew I had some serious work to do, but Dana is so easy to talk to! I instantly trusted her implicitly and was able to comfortably open up at a deep level throughout the process. I felt refreshed, grateful and sincerely proud of myself after our sessions. Dana is the perfect balance of loving energy and tender guidance while teaching practical, sustainable tools. Her ability to facilitate meaningful self-discovery and inspire authentic, positive change is nothing short of magnificent. I went in frantically looking for help and walked away calmly with healthy personal boundaries, unfettered confidence in my abilities, and a new, genuine love for my mind, body and soul. Dana is my favorite.
Working with Dana has allowed me to re-connect with my innate courage and power while also providing key reminders to have patience with the process of growth and change. Her method provides helpful tools to cultivate personal power and her depth of commitment, compassion and personal attention is what really distinguishes working with her from others. The comprehensive approach to creating positive change in one’s life in substantive yet incremental shifts on one’s “growing edge” has proven to create deep transformation in the way that I view my own potential. I have become confident in my ability to act, take chances and take charge of my choices and my life.
Furthermore, Dana’s generosity with her time, expertise and care extended to the fact that she worked with me to find a way to compensate for the sessions even on my limted budget. I highly recommend working with Dana for those who are ready to dig in and work for the changes that come “little by little, then all at once”.
Before working with Dana I was getting stuck in full-time hustle mode. Even though I knew it wasn’t the way I wanted to live or run my business, I couldn’t break out of the cycle. Dana gently but firmly held me accountable to create the life I actually desired, which led to me creating an extremely successful semi-passive income model while significantly reducing my active work time. Thanks to Dana, I not only have dramatically shifted my relationship to work and time, but I also have the tools to continue to readjust when I need to. Dana is a a total dream, and I am so grateful to have her by my side.
I was anxious and directionless regarding career growth and having intimate relationships . These aspects of life seemed vague and I did not feel empowered making choices in regards to them.
What specific solution did my work/I provide? I would say that it helped me really see my belief systems in a concrete way. A belief is such an abstract and intangible thing that when you sit and write and illustrate them, the picture gets clearer. From the clarity, you are able to establish what the limitation is and then move beyond it; the growing edge as I learned!
So specifically, I would say I was able with your help, shape my belief into something I feel more congruence with. My experience was positive even though it was painful at times. There were times of resistance too as I didn’t want to do the work but I knew I would get as much as I put into it. You are such a lovely person to be around! Your ability to usher me to my growing edges was always graceful, compassionate, encouraging, heartfelt and gentle. I would tell them that this is work but with great rewards; that if they were ready to get honest and take a real look into what they believe about themselves and their lives and want to make significant and real changes, get on board!
I started working with Dana just a couple of months after I became pregnant with my first child. The call to go deep and get clear on aspects of my life that were no longer serving me suddenly felt pretty urgent and Dana was exactly the right person to walk with me on the path of re-imagining what my life could be. Her active and compassionate listening skills, her excellent intuition and imagination, her belief in what we as humans are capable of, and her loving, no-bullshit sense of humor all helped guide me in exploring, dismantling, and totally re-constructing core beliefs across all areas of my life. In a year of total transformation, Dana helped me bring the sweetest combination of focused intention and deep surrender to the process.
The structure of her program was exactly what I needed to stay accountable diving into the nitty-gritty of working with my limiting beliefs, and her guided meditations and suggestions for rituals around key points in the process were inspired and provided a wonderful balance to the active work. This is the thing that makes Dana truly special and what I credit with actually rewiring so many of my ways of thinking about my life. The experience of embodying the work through meditation, ritual, and visualization was and is still profound for me, and has created real change in how I experience my life. I love having the template of the work that we did together, along with her ongoing support, as a resource as I navigate the tectonic shifts of becoming a parent and weaving this new reality into my creative life, career, and relationships. I can’t recommend working with Dana highly enough, especially for anyone seeking support in any kind of transition.
From coaching on how to have honest, loving clarity in romantic relationships, to wisdom on transitioning out of a long-term non-profit job, to advice on negotiating future employment, Dana’s skillful support has helped transform my life. She gets me to explore my truest desires and biggest dreams and dares me to engage in fierce conversations.
Dana came into my life exactly and perfectly when I needed her. She helped me find the voice, dreams, goals, faith, and belief in myself that I had lost. The gates flew open to making decisions for myself I’d been terrified to make for years. She is one of the most soothing and insightful people I have ever met and I am forever in awe of her ability to know the right questions to ask, the right time to nudge me forward and always always make me laugh, even through a few tears.
My last session with her, which I think about daily, I was sobbing and hysterically laughing at the same time and yelling at the top of my lungs, “I get it, I finally get it, I get it, thank you Dana!!” Thank you Dana!