Breaking the Mold on Coaching

Breaking the Mold on Coaching

“High-level coaching does not have to be cost prohibitive to be life changing.”

I do things differently than most coaches in the industry.

Through my company, Tara Sage Inc., I offer several comprehensive signature coaching programs:

The Dream Acceleration™ Program

The Speak Up™ Program

Nomadic Living 101 

… to name a few.

I provide in-depth seminars and trainings, both online and in person events.  

If you haven’t already, my FREE Dream Acceleration Strategies video training is a good one to grab, for sure.

And I offer Private Coaching. 

Most of my clients come from other clients.

Client referrals are and (since in 2004) have been, the primary source – like, 80% – of how I attract new clients into my business. Most people find me and my programs because someone they know recommended they connect with me.  

Referrals really are the best testimonial. 

Here’s an example of an email introduction made from a past client recommending that the woman she knows connect with me.

She wrote:

“I told you about the difference that Tara Sage has made for my business. She truly is a dream acceleration coach, listens deeply for what wants to come to light for her clients, is a brilliant life hack expert and knows how to create organic workflows, compelling messages and teaches how to enroll clients gracefully and effectively.

With her help I was able to double my income and generate my best revenue year ever – and I didn’t kill myself in the process and had fun with it. Her first 30-minutes are at no charge and you will have an opportunity to unlock something of value even in that initial engagement.”

Claim this session here >>> www.sessionwithtara.com 

Private coaching obviously provides the most customized and personal level support, but something I’ve consistently heard from folks who are in my signature coaching programs (The Dream Acceleration Program in particular), is how unique it is to find such affordable content-rich coaching programs that INCLUDE built-in personal customized private support.

 

The industry standard is that you usually get one OR the other – not both.

But anyone who knows me knows, I’m a BOTH/AND kind of person.

I re-write the rules.

I manifest new horizons.

I color outside the lines.

I don’t accept that things have to keep being done the way they’ve historically been done.

I always see new avenues and opportunities to create results.

I love finding new ways to break old molds.

I set and create my own standards about what’s possible.

I’m told that this is rather contagious. 😉

My clients quickly start seeing new opportunities where they thought there weren’t any.

They start having courageous breakthroughs in behavior patterns.

Narrow limited views suddenly open up to become broad, vast and expansive.

Possibilities they never considered before, or that seemed impossible, rapidly start coming into focus.

I love finding new ways to do things better.

And I’m fierce about my clients’ success.

As a rule, I don’t hold back on what I know will make the biggest difference for them.

Private 1:1 Coaching + Comprehensive anytime-access to invaluable at-your-fingertips content = The magic mix.  

It’s the java juice, the secret sauce, the dynamic duo.

This supercharged combination is the potent pairing that gets results.

I say this from my years of experience, integral Masters level education, and many many many hours of coaching individuals, people spanning four continents.

Customized support + timeless universal wisdom = the winning combination. 

This is what makes all the difference for you, your goals, your dreams, and your success.

Working in this way, I am able to provide high-level coaching without it being cost prohibitive.

High level coaching does NOT have to be cost prohibitive to be life changing!

This Is For You IF: 

==> You are motivated and ready to build a life and/or business that delights you …. a life that you can’t wait to get-up-and-out-of-bed-for in the morning … a life that you won’t need a vacation from.

==> You are tired of the status quo and part of you is crying out, longing to be lived, eager for a new level of experience, because you know there has GOT to be a better way.

==> You are ready to align your thoughts, words, and actions with the life you so deeply desire.

==> You want content-rich support from a coach who “gets it”, who explains things clearly, and who provides exactly what you need when you need it to achieve your goals and dreams (and keep on achieving new ones).

==> You have a “can do” attitude, you’ve had it with excuses and feeling stuck.

==> You understand the value of support, and you want to be shown exactly how to create more joy, ease, grace, and abundance – quickly and sustainably.

==> You are ready to amp up your courage, ready to be brave and supported throughout the entire process, to step up and into creating the life that you KNOW (in your heart of hearts) that somehow, someway, you are capable of.

Ready to explore how YOU can benefit from a customized coaching experience?

Here’s the next step: Click here to claim a time on my calendar. 

Let’s map out the exact best strategy that is going to be most relevant and helpful to YOU, your goals, and dreams.  We’ll take it one step at a time.

You know when something is for you.

If you feel called to learn more and connect about this truly transformative opportunity, go now to www.SessionwithTara.com and schedule a time for your free session.

A real-time, two-way conversation. (My favorite kind.)

Talk soon!

,

Tara Sage

PS – If this is not for you, but you understand and appreciate the power of high-level coaching, consider this a good-karma opportunity to share this with others. Who do you know that could benefit from high-level, private, comprehensive, cost-effective, custom-designed, transformative expert support? I always ask new clients how they heard about my work, and as a referral-based business I make a point to show my gratitude for each and every referral received. 🙂

Why goal setting doesn’t work (and what does)

Why goal setting doesn’t work (and what does)

Every November, I spend a few focused hours doing a Year-in-Review assessment of the closing year AND setting goals for the coming year.

I’ve been doing this as a personal practice for more than a decade and have been coaching others to do this for more than a decade. And each year, I make tweaks and improvements to this annual exercise.

And I must say … that my latest Weekly Progress Template is my best, most cohesive, no BS version, to date! 

I’m, of course, happy to share it with YOU – for you to adapt and use as you see fit, all in support of Your Best Year EVER!

First, here’s a no-nonsense truth about goal setting: Goal setting, by itself, doesn’t work. Your goals and intentions must be paired with an ongoing, consistent, aligned, action plan – a way to stay in momentum with the intentions you’re setting out to accomplish and create.

That’s why, in addition to setting my annual goals, I block out time in my calendar (on repeat, the same day, same time, every single week) to fill out my Weekly Progress Template.

Here ’tis:

The Tara Sage Coaching Weekly Progress Template

A minimum of THREE Gratitudes/Celebrations From the Past Week:

Uno.)

Dos.)

Tres.)

JOURNAL while considering the following questions:

What went well this week? What didn’t go so well? How do I feel? Where might I have overcommitted? Where did I come up against resistance? What can I do different next week to better support my goals, dreams, values, and intentions? Where do I need support?

THEN, fill in this chart …

In the first column, fill in what I call your 5 Life “Buckets”.  (Determining your 5 Life Buckets for the year is an incredibly powerful process and something I love coaching people through the process of claiming and naming. I’ve given you some general examples below, but I recommend you make them as personal as you can. No rules.)

Then fill in 1 Specific Goal per Bucket. Be as specific as you possibly can so you are sure to know when you’ve accomplished your goal!

Each and every week, determine your next actions: The Challenging-But-Doable Action Step(s) you will do that week in support of your annual goal related to each of your 5 chosen “Buckets” for the year.

5 Life “Buckets”/ Categories of Focus For Your Year (e.g. Fitness, Travel, Creativity, Money, Love, Travel, Family …) Identify ONE Annual Goal
for each “Bucket” (Be specific: “I will know I’ve successfully achieved this when ________.”)
This Week’s Challenging-but-Doable Action Step
to Move Closer to Your Goal For The Year
1.

 

2.

 

3.

 

4.

 

5.

 

 

(So, to recap, that’s … 5 Categories of Focus, 5 Specific Goals, and 5 Action Steps for the week. Your Categories and Goals for the year will repeat throughout the year, and your 5 Action Steps will be unique to each week. Fill in this chart, every week, to pinpoint your weekly steps to stay focused, aligned, and in forward momentum toward your annual goals. This, times 52 weeks, and just imagine what YOU can create!)

Then, last but not least …

IDENTIFY Three Core Desired Feelings for the week:  (E.g.: Grounded, Loving, Grateful, Focused, Peaceful…)  Decide how you want to FEEL as you pursue your action steps each week. Giving language to how you want to feel is a powerful way to pre-pave your path for that experience.

Uno.)

Dos.)

Tres.)

Boom. And you’re off. May this be YOUR Best Year Ever!!

Have questions or want some personalized support? I love connecting with people from my online community. Run don’t walk … Go here now to get on my calendar for a complimentary session: sessionwithTara.com. I look forward to our connection!

To your success,

xo

Tara Sage

Helping people live their dreams since 2004.

 

 

I am NOT an Independent Woman – and neither are you.

In today’s “Tips from Tara” episode, I share something that took me years to come to terms with:

I am NOT an Independent Woman. And, you know what? Neither are you.

Gender really isn’t important here so let me re-state:

I am NOT an Independent Person — and, dare I say, neither are YOU.

If you’re thinking, “Hey, you don’t know me! How can you say that, Tara? ‘Independent’ is my middle name!”

Trust me, I get it.  >>>> Historically, I’ve prided myself on being independent.  I’m a solopreneur. I’ve traveled internationally, alone. I’ve owned property, by myself. I’ve been a landlord – actually I prefer “landlordess”. 🙂 Either way, I did it by myself.

I could go on and on with examples of how I rationalized my sense of pride and striving for independence.

But the Truth is I’m NOT independent. I’m profoundly INTER-dependent — and so are you.

To give you an example of what I mean here… a client of mine, an accomplished athlete, said something along the lines of, “I’m so tired of doing everything by myself.”  And who can’t relate to that feeling?

I asked her to give me and example of something she does by herself and she said, “Marathons.”

I challenged her.

“Really? Who made your sneakers?  Are there water stations along your route? Who set those up? Are there people cheering you on as you go? Did you grow all the food that’s fueling your body?”

(You get the idea.)

The truth is we are profoundly interconnected and profoundly interdependent and profoundly supported.

And while feeling capable as an individual is valid and important, if being “independent” is fundamentally built-in to your sense of identity, this may be a belief or a construct that limits you, that keeps you removed from collaboration, anxious or even resentful about needing to do everything by yourself, AND – more than likely pretty gosh-darned tired!

Here’s an alternative to all that …

It is time to breath into the high truth of your inter-dependence. The truth of YOU as an integral part of the whole.

Embracing and appreciating this can create more ease, experience more gratitude and grace, and savor the experience of being supported.

Together we really are so much more.

Ready to connect and experience an entirely new level of appreciation, grace, ease and the power of support?

As my GIFT to you, let’s connect for a complimentary 1:1 session and explore the possibilities together: Session With Tara.

I whole-heartedly invite you to open up to receive this fully, to say yes to support.  In our session I will be my A-game and my experience successfully serving clients since 2004.  See client success stories here.

Again the link to claim your session and get on my calendar is: www.sessionwithTara.com

Ready to live boundlessly and create a life (and business) you don’t need a vacation from? No more waiting for later. Together, we’re going to team up on behalf of your best self, and your best life, and make today your someday.

Go now to: www.sessionwithTara.com

See you there!

 

“Someday” Is A Serial Killer

Breaking News: We have a serial killer in our midst.

In record numbers, people are finding themselves stuck in sneaky paralyzing behavior patterns, living uninspired lives that could otherwise be extraordinary, caught up in the numbing nonsense of a false logic loop, behavioral BS, or an endless epidemic of Someday Syndrome.

Far too many dreams go to the grave.

There’s a serial killer in our midst that never makes the news.

And this fires me up.

Because here’s the thing:

When you stop waiting on your dreams,
 
and you stop squashing your inspired ideas,
 
and you stop taming your deepest desires,
 
and you stop telling yourself “later” and “maybe someday”
 
and you re-write the rules,
 
and you shift your focus,
 
and you draw some lines in the self-sabotaging sand,

and you get the right support,

and you get into aligned action with what REALLY makes all the difference ….

 

Then,
 
you realize a completely new level of what you’re capable of,
 
and you experience new heights of joy and freedom,
 
and heart-space,
 
and head-space …
 
And you start to get fired up too.
 
Because you see it everywhere too.
 
You see how norms are nonsense.
 
You witness ‘someday’ kill yet another dream, in broad daylight.
 

Defy the odds and refuse to be its next victim.

Chant, “hell-to-the-no!”

Decide that not on YOUR watch will it have its way with you.

No friggin way.

Well, not on my watch either.

Not a chance.

This mission possesses me like no other.

The right support makes all the difference. That’s why I provide a FREE 1:1 session as my personal gift to you.

It’s why I run special programs like Today Is Your Someday a few times a year.

It’s why I’ve served hundreds, ages 20 to 76, spanning four continents in my renowned Dream Acceleration Program.

It’s why I created my ‘Tips from Tara’ video series.

The FREE 1:1 Session with me is an anytime offer. My personal gift to you.

Together, you and I can stop “Someday” in its tyrannical tracks.

Claim YOUR complimentary session, now, and make today YOUR someday!
 
>>>>> www.sessionwithTara.com <<<<<<<<<<
 
Today IS Your Someday.
 
Because you are deciding that it is.
 
Follow the link to get on my calendar, and you’re on your way! 🙂

The Dance Of Life: What’s YOUR Salsa?

Today, May 21st, marks my salsa-versary. 🙂
 
On this day in 2012, I started salsa lessons, taught by Carlos Gonzalez of MamboPaTi Dance Studios – not only a great dancer, but a great teacher (a rare combo). The rest, as they say, is history.
 
The dance floor quickly became home for me. My sweaty sanctuary. A place of freedom, friendship, and fun.
 
A psychic I met once told me that latin dance is a past life (re)connection for me. I was caught off guard by the tears that instantly welled up in my eyes. Truth makes me cry, and while not something I had ever considered before, her words felt true. So perhaps that explains something, but either way, I’m just so grateful to have found it. The joy Latin dance has brought to my life is immeasurable. I think my t-shirt in this picture, dancing with a friend at The Salsa Room in Arlington, says it all.
 
I “speak” salsa, and bachata, rather fluently. Dance is a language and I love being able to show up on a dance floor – wherever I happen to be – put on my salsa shoes, and let the conversations happen.
 
I’ve danced in Providence (where I learned), several places in Boston, many clubs and socials in New York City (the BEST), a slew of venues in and around the DC metro DC/MD/VA area, a few spots in Orlando, and Destin, and several really great socials in Tampa. I’ve danced in Philly, in Richmond, VA, a few times in Raleigh, NC, and Charlotte, NC, and in Savannah, GA, twice. I’ve danced three or four times in Burlington, VT, a few times in Knoxville, TN, and the Dominican Republic. And if merengue in a living room in Puerto Rico counts, then add PR to the list. There are many more states, commonwealths, and countries yet to be danced.
 
Like anything though, it’s not all fun and flow-state.
 
I’ve fallen more than once on a dance floor. One time my heel got caught in the lace of my other shoe and, thankfully, I landed face first in the lap of someone seated next to the dance floor. It was awkward, but at least he broke my fall. (LOL)
 
I’ve been stepped on, more than once. I’ve bled after the heel of another woman’s shoe scraped the back of my ankle – ouch. Another time, a man stepped on my foot with hard shoes and it broke my toe — it took months for me to heal. I’ve also been clocked in the nose and the side of my head by a stray elbow or wrist (ladies and gents, *please*, keep the styling tight and close when the dance floor is crowded).
 
But — after each instance, I brushed myself off, iced my nose, or stayed off my foot long enough for it to heal … and then, I keep on dancing. 🙂
 
So here’s to celebrating the dance of life — for all it’s beauty, all it’s fun, all it’s foibles, and all it’s fabulousness. Sometimes smooth. Sometimes risky. Sometimes sexy. Sometimes awkward. Sometimes slow. Sometimes fast. Sometimes a bit off balance. Sometimes deliciously in synch. Almost always sweaty – and definitely fun.
 
Other than the time needed for my foot to heal, I’ve rarely gone more than a few weeks without dancing over these past 6 years. And I’ve never left saying, “I wish I hadn’t come.”
 
I’m curious, what’s YOUR salsa?