Before starting my coaching sessions with Ashley, life felt overwhelming since problems kept arising from every direction. It seemed like I had to put out one fire at a time, and I could never get ahead or begin moving forward in my life. These issues obviously produced enormous amounts of anxiety and prevented me from doing the things I needed to do, even on a daily basis.
Since working with Ashley, I feel like I can better steer the direction of my life. Because I’m focusing my energy on the issues that I’ve prioritized for myself throughout our coaching, I don’t confront as many challenges and, when I do, I am more present and have the tools to deal in the ordinary flow. The confidence, concentration and conviction that I’ve gained have also reduced my anxiety, and I’m steadily accomplishing my goals and setting new ones.
If someone had asked me six months ago, I would have said that life coaching sounds great but is not for me. I simply thought that I had all the tools and possessed the capability to succeed in life. However, my coaching experience with Ashley has demonstrated to me that there are always more tools out there and that anyone can benefit from an external boost, especially when things don’t feel like they’re going your way. Whether you feel like you’ve fallen into a deep rut or you’re simply looking for a sounding board for various ideas, Ashley will provide a burst of positive, enthusiastic energy and the precise tools to move yourself in the direction you wish to go.
I’ve been blessed to have Ashley in my life for 5 years. Her zest for life and helping others is absolutely infectious. She knows exactly how to guide me out of my slumps without making me feel overwhelmed or belittled. She can flip the coin in a heartbeat allowing me to see the side that lets me thrive instead of the one that holds me down.
I’ve never met a woman who has endured so much and yet still finds a way to exude pure joy and excitement everyday of her life. Ashley is inspiration personified. She is a luminous treasure. I’m honored to call her my best friend and couldn’t recommend her more.
Before starting Life Coaching with Ashley Cebulka, I felt complacent and was in a bit of a personal rut. I was happy with my job and content with my relationship, but knew that I was capable of more. I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and put myself in a place where I felt like I was moving forward and actually living my life, not just moving through the motions.
My life has changed dramatically in the few months since I’ve worked with Ashley. I have taken the reigns on my life and am moving forward towards my own goals and aspirations. I am finally taking care of myself and loving the effect that it has had on my relationships with all around me. It took life coaching to force me outside my comfort zone and realize that placing others needs before mine, to the degree that I was, was counterproductive when trying to live the life I want.
“I would recommend life coaching to anyone who feels like they’re missing something in life. Chances are, you have all the answers already. I certainly did, and it took Ashley to get it out of me and make me realize what I am truly made of. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants an extra push in figuring out what you want and how to get it. She’ll make you work, but reward is priceless.”
The best way to say how my life was before I started getting coached by Ashley is to quote myself in the first message I sent to Ashley reaching out for her assistance: “It’s the last semester of my senior year at the college of Charleston, I have a full course load, I am trying to figure out what to do once I graduate, me and my boyfriend of almost 4 years just broke up, and I’m trying to figure out how to save money while doing an unpaid internship- pretty much I’m feeling overwhelmed and bit lost in my direction right now. I would really love some guidance and mental organizational help.”
These were my feelings right before I started coaching with Ashley but they were really a build up of years and years of trying to achieve what I thought was balance in all areas of my life. The balance I envisioned was actually a perfectionist ideal and set me up for “failure” again and again. Although I have many amazing things to be grateful for in myself and in the world around me I was never meeting my own standards and often lost sight of the truth. I got caught up in fearing what might happen if I wasn’t constantly my harshest critique. These feelings culminated with the stress of my impending graduation and lead me to reaching out to Ashley.
After my coaching program with Ashley I truly feel like a have turned a page and am on much more clear, directed, and peaceful pathway. She has a way of asking you questions that evoke answers and emotions from yourself that open your eyes to your true feelings and desires without you even noticing. Ashley’s gentle guidance of my own mind and thoughts allowed me to make extraordinary internal and external changes.
To get specific I had three main goals when entering the coaching, which were around finding clarity and direction in my career path, what I wanted out of my romantic relationship, and reducing stress and anxiety around my everyday life. I now have fairly concrete post graduation plans, I know what I truly need in order to figure out what I want out of my romantic relationship, and she has given me amazing tools that have allowed me to bring true balance (not the perfectionist ideal) into my life. I still have a lot going on in my everyday but Ashley has provided me the tools to accomplish my goals and work through things in a more calm and gentle way. Part of that was letting go of the inner perfectionist that criticizes and accepting myself as I am, allowing me to not get bogged down in fear. This new level of awareness and consciences I have practiced through our work is truly life changing.
I would recommend this coaching experience to anyone and everyone. I think my lack of awareness of my own core-desired feelings is a common issue many people have even if they don’t know they have it. Anyone feeling stuck, lost, confused, out of balance, indecisive, negative or unclear could benefit from working with Ashley. She was helpful, insightful, and inspiring with her guidance in all areas of my life and I would highly recommend her to every type of person.
Before my coaching sessions with Ashley, I was confused about the direction that I wanted to take career-wise. As a person with many, many interests, I was having difficulty deciding what would be the right job for me — there were too many possibilities! I felt that I had lost touch with my authentic self; I was no longer able to identify what I really wanted (in both career and life). My mind felt clouded, and I was constantly spinning my wheels jumping from idea to idea without ever feeling “grabbed” by anything. I knew that I wanted a job that I would absolutely love, but that was about it. I was also scared to make any major moves out of fear that it would be the wrong choice. I felt lost, rushed, panicked, and beyond stressed!
After my sessions, I was able to gain the clarity necessary to listen to my intuition and figure out what I really and truly wanted — not what would look good on paper or please others.
The exercises that I worked through with Ashley helped me to dig deep down and reconnect with my core values which has been essential in making decisions that feel good. Ashley provided also me with lots of great tools to help me manage my stress, which enabled me to de-clutter my mind to the point of realizing my dream job and life.
I would recommend Ashley’s coaching services to anyone who needs a little guidance in finding a happy, inspired life that rings true to themselves and have fun while doing it. I truly enjoyed working with Ashley for her honest, no B.S., yet kind and compassionate, approach.