Paula Kirsch, Coach U Grad and owner of Energetic Living,Â is a student at theÂ Wayne State University School of SocialÂ Work. Â She will have her MSWÂ May 2014.Paula has more than 20 years of experience in business and advertising sales, holding positions in all facets of business: as an employee, a sales manager, an independent contractor and owner of several business entities.Mother of three and grandmother of two, Paula knows firsthand the pressures of being a working mother and the pressures associated with jobs in "people-centeredÂ industries": whether it's sales, social work, law, law enforcement, EMT, teaching or some other facet of being in service to the public. If you are a professional dealing with people, your job can take its toll on you and your health!Â Be nice to yourself!Â Â Good self care andÂ a support system thatÂ "feeds" you are investments, and YOU are worth investing in!
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[/framed_image]Â Â Â Paula isÂ a Coach U Grad having completed both the Core Essentials Program as well as the rigorous Coach U Advanced Program including 200 hours of supervisedÂ coaching.Paula isÂ also a Social Work Student at Wayne State University and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.Â She will graduate with her MSW in 2014. Â Supportive, compassionate, and without judgement, Paula is here to help you discover your passion and achieve your dreams!
About Paula Kirsch
$0I am a resourceful â??outside-the-boxâ? thinker. Â When my children were preschoolers I figured out how to be home with them, still contribute financially to the household and go to college as well (All very important to me at the time.) I ran my own in home licensed day care business. Â While not an answer for everyone; it worked for me!$0$0$0$0$0When I reentered the work force outside the home, I still didnâ??t quite have my associateâ??s degree, but I was almost there. Â What I did have was the experience and confidence I had gained by running my own business and the desire to put that to work in my career. Â And I did just that, embarking on a successful 20 year run in the tough world of advertising sales. Â It gave me the flexibility I needed to be there for my kids and I was good at it so the financial reward and personal satisfaction were both high!$0$0$0$0$0The kids graduated and Â in a bit the recession hit. Â It was transition time again! Â My life didnâ??tâ? fitâ? anymoreâ?¦ a lot of things in it werenâ??t workingâ?¦ I had a lot of sorting out to do.$0$0$0$0$0I felt like Humpty Dumpty. Â I had fallen off the wall! Â So I would call in all the kingsâ?? horses and all the kingsâ?? menâ?¦ which in my case translated into a life coach, a therapist and a Reiki Master. Â I learned that life doesnâ??t always follow a straight path and sometimes the things you knew would last forever just donâ??t. It was time for me to reinvent myself as I started a new career as a Reiki Master and a Life Coach. Â My original involvement with Reiki came about as a result of my daughterâ??s ordeal with fibromyalgia. Â I practiced on her until her symptoms went into remission. Â I also ended up going through a divorce after 30 years of marriage. Â While it was a time of endings, it was also a time of new beginnings!$0$0$0$0$0I now look at this time of my life as an incredible gift! Â I have learned to accept myself for who I am and to be my own best friend! Â I have learned to value myself and invest in myselfâ?¦ Iâ??m the only â??meâ? I have! I am worth it after all! (So are YOU!)$0$0$0$0$0Now as a social work student, intern and life coach, I am doing the work I feel I was put on earth to do! Â That doesnâ??t mean itâ??s always easy though! Â I have come to learn that self-care is so very important for those of us in the helping professions. Â I have learned that meditation and energy work are vital to my well-being! Â I have learned to continue to utilize my own coach, therapist and Reiki Master to maintain my life balance and excel!$0$0$0$0$0My clients tell me they feel the same way about the Reiki and coaching sessions they have with me as well.$0