I have a life-coach. For real.

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Today is a good day because I get to introduce you all to my life-coach.

WHAT????

Yep. I have one of those. Never thought I would, but I do. And can I just tell you, SHE ROCKS. For real. I’m a believer in life-coaches now, where before I was all, “Seriously, who gets a life-coach? What kind of new age junk is that?” I was, might you say, skeptical?

But THEN I realized that I was crazy and unorganized and had a so many ideas and no place for them to land and I love run-on sentences and…

So I did the normal thing.

I tweeted that I wanted a life-coach. ‘Cause that’s totally normal, right?

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Friends, meet the lovely, wonderful, kind, helpful, Carey Bailey

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Oh friends, I just LOVE HER.

She has been so helpful to me, like, life-changing helpful. She pointed out some hard truths about some of my choices, and it flipped me good.

All of this to say that I asked her if she would offer one of my readers four weeks of her life-coach services for free to celebrate the launch of The UnWired Mom, and SHE SAID YES.

{Happy dance}

Because I figure, if you’re using the Internet as an escape, or you just get sucked into being online too long, or you’re not engaging and enjoying your real life, maybe some life-coaching would do ya good.

There are other reasons to consider talking with a life-coach. According to Carey

Life coaching can…

  • help you discover what brings you joy.
  • help you make choices about how you spend your time based on your core values. (THIS THIS THIS. Um, THIS <—–Sarah Mae’s note)
  • help you create realistic priorities so your day doesn’t feel overwhelming. (Oh yea, this too!)
  • help you assess your current life satisfaction and strategize with you on how to live a whole life. (Oh, so this as well!)

If you don’t win this giveaway, you should just hire her. If you can. But try. She’s offering a 20% discount code for all life coaching packages. Just use code: UNWIRED. It will be active till 8/1/2013. WOOT! Go here, email her.

Onto the giveaway!

Just fill out the form below! Good “luck”!

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Love, SM

P.S. Life-coaching is not therapy. Although it is for me. But it’s really not, so this is the disclaimer, k?

P.P.S. The UnWired Mom hit #1 in three categories on Amazon, so THANK YOU!!!

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  • http://www.thesweetandthesalty.com/ Jo Lynn

    A life coach would be amazing! I have so many dreams in my heart that I know the Lord has placed there, however I don’t know how to go about implementing many of them.

    I was on a good track and was sideswiped fours years ago when my son was born with a very rare genetic syndrome and suddenly instead of pursuing the call I believed I had for ministry (I worked full time at a church for several years and as a social worker for a couple years) I was immersed in a world of feeding tubes, surgeries, dr appts, multiple therapies, and being the hands, arms, legs, feet, and voice for my son.

    I am time strapped and limited due to the care my son requires but I have DREAMS and I am often frustrated as I try to reconcile what life looks like now with what I hope it can look like.

    It would be amazing to have a life coach come alongside me and help me figure things out and get on the right track. I checked out Carey’s site and loved what I saw! I’m so excited about this giveaway, thank you for the chance to enter!

  • SweetsLady

    I have been having a hard time with my daughter graduating high school, moving off to college in August, and just me home during the day. I feel like I have no purpose.

  • http://www.theblogmaven.com/ Jeni

    Y’all have thrown down the gauntlet. Maybe reaching deep within isn’t as powerful as reaching out to others? I have a crazy life and a booming business…full of joy but let’s get things straightened out a bit, shall we? In likely event that I don’t win the coaching, I may be reaching out to you anyway, Carey. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Rachel

    I’ve been thinking about this for a while…funny how as soon as you start to think about it, you suddenly see it EVERYWHERE!

  • Jennifer Wilson Millett

    Um, yes please. I could use some real-life, will-tell-me-the-hard-stuff-even-when-I-don’t-want-to-hear-it help.

  • http://www.anewlifehartz.blogspot.com/ Lindsey @ A New Life

    I need one desperately as I work on launching this ministry!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Shelby

    I think a life coach could be a huge help to me – I need to figure out a way to align what I want from my life in terms of values with how I really spend my time.

  • Mary Lenaburg

    I have been praying about this very thing. Right now I am in a changing season with older children and trying to navigate what I dream of doing and what my family needs form me is very challenging. I have a profoundly disabled child and a book in my heart to write and a blog and…and…and…So this would be absolutely amazing.

  • Mama Hen

    I very rarely enter giveaways, but this one is worth it!

  • http://crystalstine.me/ Crystal

    Carey is incredibly gifted and one of my God Sized Dream sisters :) I know she could help me identify the goals for my blog and my VA business that align with my values – not just what I “think” I should be doing :)

  • breaduh

    I am unorganized, unfocused and undisciplined in so many areas. I can really see how a Life Coach would be beneficial to help me in those areas.

  • Courtney Sebastian

    I could use a life coach to help me get my priorities straight. I am working incredibly long hours but I long to just become a mom to my own kids instead of always taking care of everyone else’s. I just don’t know how to get there.

  • Cynthia

    I’m sure I could use this. I’m sure my husband would be so happy if I won this. I think I would probably cry before it is over. I told someone the other day that this is not the life I thought I would live. BUt it is the one I got. Mothering prodigal daughters as well as the good daughters, and raising a grandson. I could use this for sure

  • Susan Akula

    As a middle-aged, semi-employed-through-the-internet woman, I find that I have way too much time on my hands, most of which I spend mindlessly surfing the web. I know there are amazing things out there that I could or should be doing, I just can’t figure out what they are and can’t motivate myself to find out. Someone to coach me along toward setting and reaching toward some goals would be a huge value to me.

  • CyndiMac

    Who couldn’t use some improvement in their lives!?!?! I know I sure could :)

  • holly

    this would be awesome

  • Emily

    I think this sounds like a neat opportunity. Having someone to help me organize my priorities would be so helpful. I have so many things I want to do, but get very little done to completion.

  • Elisha Juarez

    Sounds wonderful!

  • Cassie DeLapp

    Oh boy, first of all I need a life coach. I’m stuck in so many areas one of them being the fact that I have paid good money for life coaching training but still do not have my own life coach because I can’t afford it. But also in my life I do not have that close friend that will be there to help keep me on track or help me find my way out of being stuck. I have a lot of acquaintances but they only seem to stick around while they need something from me. No mentor or anyone to help guide me along my way. I’m entering a new phase in my life where I am a facilitator with a program called Celebrate Recovery through my church. I also have a 16 yo now who has his license and a job so that is all new, not to mention I’m homeschooling my 9 yo daughter and we are just starting the process to adopt through the foster care program. So needless to say I would absolutely love the opportunity to receive some coaching from Carey. But I do know there are probably many other people out there that are more deserving than me and I hope the person that really would benefit the most from this wins. God bless everyone and have an amazing day.

  • http://memyselfandmercy.blogspot.com/ Mary Bonner

    This sounds almost too good to be true! What a great opportunity…thank you Carey & Sarah Mae!!!!

  • Valerie

    My life is a mess, so I could probably use a life coach.

  • Kendra Kimball

    Love this opportunity. It’s exactly what I need right now. Thanks for sharing your journey!

  • Kathryn Plasencia

    I’m going through some pretty big changes, so I really need all the unbiased support I can get.

  • Mandy b

    With a husband, 3 kids, and a house to care for, I could use a coach! Thanks!

  • ibeeeg

    Never heard about life-coach until recently. The concept sounds good and something I could utilize to help me sort through my chaos and questions of life that seem to be slamming into me.

  • Kelly

    I would love Carey’s help ironing pout the craziness in my life!

  • Janey Backer

    This would help so much to find which way is up in life!

  • Allie B

    Time management!

  • http://thequeenmommy.com/ Debbie Taylor

    Yep, “That’s Me” is me on most of the questions on Carey’s survey. Ack! I would love this – need some fresh eyes!

  • http://mandymianecki.com/ Mandy

    I am so thrilled about this! Carey is awesome, and I am so proud of my God-sized Dream sister. I could use direction in helping me narrow my focus because I have so many interests. Any tips on how to manage homeschooling and doing what I love would be great too.

  • Kim@onerebelheart

    I really don’t like to admit I could use a life coach, but…. there it is. I’m one of those who knows what she needs to do but could use a push to actually do it.

  • Erin

    Oh my goodness, yes! I can’t even tell you how much I would love to win – too many possibilities on my husband’s & my plate, but with too little focus… we could use a third-party voice to get us out of our current holding pattern.

  • Susie D

    Could use this!

  • Becky

    this sounds fabulous.. I’d love someone to help make sense of this madness. Four little ones under 5 years old, worship leader, housekeeper, chef, and soon to be homeschooling Mom. I could use a bit of life organization as we begin this new phase.

  • Amy

    This would be awesome! I’d love to get new ideas on time management specifically on balancing staying home with my kids and starting a business.

  • LynnHugginsBlackburn

    I would love to have someone help me “pull it all together” – a few years ago I wouldn’t have thought I needed it. :-) Now, I KNOW I do!

  • Michelle Mills

    How could a life-coach be helpful to me right now? By helping me strategize my approach – I’ve let go of a bunch of unnecessary to-do list items and still find too many important things to cram into the day. Maybe I need someone to help me get *more* real with myself. ;

  • Keri @ Growing in His Glory

    I feel like I have something to offer the world, but I’m not sure what or how to go about it. A life coach would be instrumental in helping me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Mel

    I know I could use a life coach…I feel very stuck as far as life goes. There are so many dreams and passions in my heart…writing, blogging, pouring into relationships, loving others. I’m just trying to figure out what He wants me to pursue and what needs to wait. And I still want to be the best wife to my hubby and mama to my little girl that I can be in the middle of all of it. :)

  • Jennifer A. Janes

    I would love to have a life coach so that I can have someone help me organize my mess to get more done and pursue my dreams more effectively.

  • http://www.livingjoel225.com/ Christine

    How awesome is Carey?? She’s get-out-of-the-boat-when-Jesus-calls kind of brave. LOVE that in a life coach!! : )

  • http://www.inamirrordimly.net Shannon McKee

    I am hitting 43 and I’m stuck. I have areas of my life that I am asking God to change but I just feel stuck. And, as a pastor’s wife, sharing my “stuckness” is hard to do because people don’t want their pastor’s wife to be stuck. Ya know? A life coach makes me feel a little more hopeful.

  • http://www.bumblebeegrace.blogspot.com/ Melissa Ann

    Naptime is shrinking with the age of my kiddos and I think life coaching might help me make the most of the hours I do have to “work”. The ipad app 30/30 has really helped me focus during that hour and a half… but I still want to be more productive.

  • Paige Y.

    Love this option! Need her totally!

  • Carin

    I’d love to find my way back to joy. Homeschooling three kids with a fourth on the way, my life has felt very stuck and joyless for years. I need help turning this around and living life with peace and love again.

  • Marlise

    I have so many things I’d like to do… But my priority is my toddler. Wondering whether there would be better ways to use the scant time I’ve got. A life coach might be able to give me ideas and pointers I never would’ve thought about.

  • JenMomof5

    Having the opportunity to work through some things in my life with an unbiased person would be helpful.

  • Stacy Stone

    Would love this opportunity! Thanks for the chance!

  • Heather C

    I could use a fresh perspective on my priorities and time management.

  • Danielle Hull

    I’m try to prioritize my priorities and set some goals.

  • richele

    This Is So Intriguing – Can’t We All Use A Little Direction?!

  • Sheila

    Would love a life coach. I hope I win :)

  • Christian

    I have so many dreams and life is so big… where and how do the dreams fit in? I could use a little coaching!

  • StacyWilliams82

    Would love to win this!!

  • Jennifer

    I would love to win this because I am so exhausted from feeling like my life is running me

  • Kim Lau

    I do not see a form to fill out for the give away, so I am hoping this is it, cause I could really use a life coach.

  • Natalie Klejwa

    I love her little Cravings devotional. What a great gift idea too. This giveaway will be a blessing to someone!

  • Shellie Rainey

    Fun! I could use a life coach to help me sort out my life! Homeschool, writing a book (ahem, maybe), helping hubs with our shared work, managing special dietary needs for two of my kiddos, etc…

    • Shellie Rainey

      Oh, and weight loss/dietary management for myself!

  • Soaring Eagle

    I would love a life-coach to help me with my life…

  • Becca

    I could really use some life coaching as I am looking into leaving my career and starting a business.

  • Heather

    A Life Coach Would Help With our Crazy Hectic Lifestyle that We Are Now Adding Homeschooling To. Mom could Definitely Use A Few Pointers On prioritizing And Time Management. I Want To Find Joy In parenting Again Instead of Feeling Completely overwhelmed.

  • Misty Bow Kitchell

    As much as I would love, love, LOVE to use the services of a life coach for MYSELF, I would most likely offer the services to my sweet husband. He’s working so hard to provide for our little family and he’s just struggling with so much. I want him to feel SURE of the choices that he’s made – instead of thinking that different or difficult must mean that he chose WRONG.

  • Muriel

    A life coach could help me manage 2 kids under 2 years old, work and keeping up with the household needs like cleaning, paying bills, etc.

  • Catherine

    Oh man. This giveaway REALLY makes me wish I still had Facebook (something I gave up in hopes of being a little less wired/influenced).
    As far as why I would like a life coach, I’ve been feeling stuck for awhile. I can’t seem to figure out what truly brings me joy or how I need to change my life to be happier with it … because with all of the blessings I have, I should be much more happy.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Rebecca

    Pick me! Pick me! What a joy to see someone working in an area God has gifted them in. :)

  • Ronda

    I feel like my life is out of control. I doubt anyone else sees it (except maybe my kids and husband) but I barely function. I am exceedingly lazy, and just barely manage to do all that simply must be done. I have loads of projects that I’d like to do, but no energy for them. Since I’m a homeschool mom busy working my way out of a job (my youngest is 16) I am also having a bit of a crisis about my whole purpose in life now. I think I am a bit ADD, with lots and lots of ideas but no follow-through.

  • Sarah

    I would love to win this! I need it!!

  • Mona

    I have so many things I want to do, but then get bogged down in the day-to-day, get sucked into my computer (I’m reading UnWired!), and at the end of the day I’ve done nothing toward things I really do want to do.

  • Amanda

    I have no idea that Life Coaching even existed! Sounds exactly like something I need right now too! Thanks for sharing and giving us this chance!

  • Kathy Davis

    I’m a bit skeptical but I would certainly welcome any help. Plus her picture is so darn cute :)

  • Paula

    Neat idea!

  • Dyan Osborne

    I would really really love to have a life coach!

  • Elizabeth Anne May

    I just had my first Google hangout/life coaching session with Carey on Tuesday. She’s amazing! I was so lucky to meet her online through a book launch group we’re both in, and I love her heart … and her life coaching rocks too… This is something we all need :)

  • Marci Diehl

    Ummm, I need that. Yes, yes, yes please!

  • Becky

    Having a life coach would help me to find balance in my daily routine of raising 2 small children.

  • Tracy

    I always though life coaching was a bit cheesy – but I’ll take cheesy over chaos!!

  • Gordon Hosoda

    I think a life coach could help me identify my blind spots.

  • ANGALA HEUERMANN

    As a Momma of 4, I definitely NEED to be ‘flipped good’

  • http://www.sonyamacdesigns.com/ Sonya McCllough

    Super excited for ya & looking forward to that unwired mom manifesto! I have the most perfect place to hang it !

  • Amanda Weatherford

    Yes. Yes. Yes. I could use lots of coaching! :-)

  • Jenn Walden

    Organizing the happy chaos!! :)

  • Monika

    This is something new…I don’t think that that I personally know anyone with a life coach. I haven’t even really heard about them before.

  • Kristy K

    My youngest started kindergarten last fall and I feel a little lost after a decade of having children home with me! A life coach would be awesome at this stage!!

  • http://www.sonyamacdesigns.com/ Sonya McCllough

    A life coach could help me get organized & ready for The She speaks conference … cause it’s less than a month away!

  • Tiffany

    I always wondered what a life coach was and now that I know I totally could benefit from one!! I need someone to talk to about my life including my priorities and how to just get myself focused and life in order.

  • Brooke Roper

    A life coach would totally help me organize my thoughts…and help me figure out what I would like to do with my life career wise. I need help starting because I’m so overwhelmed I don’t know where to start…what to do…or which end is up!

  • Tanya C.

    Ah! I SO need this!

  • Chione

    I could totally use this to help me refocus during the days and find my own direction.

  • Amanda Chambers

    I don’t know if a life coach could help me or not, but I’m willing to give it a try! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Melinda H.

    Time organization would be helpful.

  • Women Abiding

    Sounds like exactly what I need! The sooner, the better :-) God bless you!

  • delicatefade

    I’m hoping a life coach could help me figure out what I want to do with me life. I feel like I don’t have anything I really enjoy anymore.

  • Bonnie Jean

    I feel like I am drowning in the mess of my life… everything has become fearful and overwhelming… counseling helps but I need someone who will tell me what to DO !!!

  • Mary (Owlhaven)

    I have the feeling I could tell myself what I should be doing. But maybe I’d listen better if it came from someone else…. love the idea of a wise advisor.
    Mary

  • Kellyann Walker

    I just need encouragement in what I’m doing. We moved to a new bigger house in Novemner and we still have boxes everywhere! I know what to do but having a problem with the how.

  • Gretchen

    This would be GREAT! We just moved 1000 miles and I feel things are out of control!

  • Tiffany Brown

    Need help with organizing and just prayer and encouragement :)

  • Heather Jo Adams Vincent

    I would love a life coach! Just need help!

  • Jana

    Three kids under 3 years old, just moved for the 3rd time in 8 months, strong desire to start a Moms in Prayer group in my town, and can’t always fit a shower into my daily plan….uh, yeah, I think it would be great to have a life-coach! ;)

  • Heathahlee

    Well, I don’t need this at all. So, how many entries do I have? ;) (Translation: “Pick me! Pick me!”)

  • Kim EverythingEtsy

    I’d love help staying on track to complete projects…I need help! :)

  • Amy

    Since becoming an em

  • Victoria Santiago

    Accountability has always been a struggle for me. I’ve been thinking of getting a coach to help me with that so this giveaway has perfect timing. : )

  • Jenny B.

    I struggle with time management, I get too involved in something and don’t leave enough time for the basics.

  • Lori L

    Working through some relationship issues. Would be helpful!!!

  • Jana L Brown

    I feel completely disorganized, and no matter what I try to accomplish, I just can’t seem to find any order. I need HELP!!

  • Joy Vega

    That is so cool – I never really knew what a life coach did, but that sounds pretty awesome. =)

  • Joy Vega

    Lord knows, I could sure use some help prioritizing how I spend my time…

  • Bethany

    Hmm. Love a life coach to help me prioritize! :)

  • melaniebjohnson

    I could *so* use some life coaching right about now… Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  • Amanda

    To get organized with grad school and soon to be TWO kids

  • http://memosfromthemanagement.blogspot.ca/ Carlie V.

    I’ve been having trouble prioritizing my day – so many things and ideas and just not enough hours in the day – what is more important? What should wait until later?

  • kathrynexpectanthearts

    I would LOVE this! Awesome!

  • foursillysisters

    It would be helpful to have a fresh set of eyes take a look at my “life stuff” and help me be sure I’m living to the fullest. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • submissions

    Would love some professional objective view into my plans!

  • http://www.raisingtherosses.com/ Zohary Ross

    This is so great. I’m a life coach and I also have a life coach, it is so valuable. I wish more people understood what it was about so they could take benefit from having a coach. Thanks for sharing about it on your blog. p.s. I love the Unwired Mom :)

  • R dG

    Oh I could us this for sure!

  • Jacqui

    How would a life coach be helpful to me?!?! Oh, let me count the ways! Well, I was recently diagnosed with ADD. I’ve known I’ve had it for years, but getting diagnosed was my first step into accepting it and learning how to harness it for my good instead of letting it run wild and make a mess of my life. So a life coach would be wonderful to help me get myself organized and focused on my goals. As you pointed out, someone to help me see my priorities and build my life so that I can accomplish my dreams without feeling overwhelmed all the time. Also, help me find ways to minimize distractions and reign in my impulsivity. And while I don’t expect to truly accomplish all of that in 4 weeks, I’ll take anything I can get at this point!

  • Jessica Gourley

    I would just love the accountability and getting objective feedback about my life/choices.

  • Jenn

    I would love some help me get organized, and learn how to prioritize my family over my house! That balance is so hard! Whatever else she thinks would be helpful!

  • Grace D.

    Life Coaching has intrigued me for awhile now but have never taken the step to do it. Perhaps it is something I should seriously consider!

  • melanie

    I did career counseling a lifetime ago and had some great revelations. I think it’s time for some new revelations in this crazy life season. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Ambre

    My Dad just passed so we’re trying to get our affairs in order too. Life coaching could really help!

  • Janelle

    Not sure if I’m doing this right or not, I don’t see a form, and the link opens up to a dead link. So hopefully leaving a comment will work. :) I would love the chance to connect with a life coach!

    Janelle

  • Kat T.

    Life coaching could really help me right because I have been working really hard to parent my children better, parent MYSELF better, and rediscover my faith.

  • Connie

    I life coach could really help me to organize my thoughts…Thank you!

  • Heidi K

    I think a life coach could help me with improving and simplifying my life.

  • http://www.positivelyalene.com/ Positively Alene

    ME. Me. ME! It’s time to re-prioritize my time and focus at a new level.

  • Erin @ My Mommy World

    There are days when I feel as though I’m just going through the motions of raising my family and not really LIVING.

  • http://www.triplebraidedlife.com/ Brenda @TripleBraided

    I’m so undisciplined with my time and need help! I have so many things I want to do but can’t seem to get organized to do them! :-)

  • April

    Oh how I need this. I need joy in my life. I dread getting up every day, thinking, how can I do it all again? I’ve lost site of what brings me joy. I totally use the internet as an escape. I cry and cringe when I think of my children, once they’re grown, remembering their mommy with her back to them, endlessly on the computer instead of playing with them. I think I even use housework as an escape cause at least I know how to do it…it’s actually easier than raising my kids. I never thought a life coach could help with areas like this. I just assumed it was because I wasn’t a good enough Christian. But maybe…just maybe…. it could help me. Maybe it’s something I can’t do on my own. Just envisioning a different me brings tears to my eyes. I’m ready! Please pick me!

  • Augiegrad03

    I love this! I would actually one day love to become a life coach!

  • Carol

    Feel like my life is going way too fast and out of control. The idea of someone who could help me make responsible choices and decisions? Priceless.

  • Apryl Mizener Yoder

    Desperate for some mentoring!

  • Audra Silva

    This would be good for me–especially now.

  • Karina

    I don’t even have enough words to express how much I NEED a life coach!!!!

  • Melissa Taylor

    I need help with my priorities too, and pushing away from the computer. Life should be so much more than this!

  • MDiskin

    Transitioning back into writing more … I need this!

  • Debbie Maulsby

    WELL THIS SCARES ME TO DEATH!! And yet, I’m feeling like I’m standing on the edge of a precipice and Jesus is saying “Go for it!” I’ve researched Michael Hyatt, I’ve studied Twitter, Facebook, taught Bible studies for 23 years, visited leadership websites, prayed, written, prayed some more, gone to writing conferences, getting ready to submit a proposal to Chip MacGregor Literary -AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! It’s all happening too fast, but I can’t NOT try! I need professional opinions, guidance, critique…whatever it takes so I can do what the Lord is asking me to do – He doesn’t let up, you know!! (Nor would I want him to!)

  • rebecca

    I’d love to win this! God knows I could use a little coaching..;_)

  • katie

    Love the idea of helping each other using the talents and abilities gifted to us.

  • Tammie Phillips

    I can’t seem to get a handle on organizing life…home, work, raising kids…some life coach help would be a blessing!

  • kimbaASPTL

    I’m a lot like you, SM. Disorganized, distracted, full of ideas that I can’t keep track of…and I’m mostly crazy and sometimes my priorities are screwed up and I can’t seem to fix it myself. I need a life coach.

  • pamela

    I could totally use a life coach… I just had my third baby and wondering how I will ever realize personal dreams… Would love to document some of this journey of attachment parenting so I can remember these days with clarity… And maybe a book someday?? But I have no idea how to actually make that happen!!

  • Emily @OAAA

    I am starting my second year of college. It would be great to have some encouragement and guidance. I have no idea what I want to do, maybe I’ll be a life coach, too.

  • http://adelightfulhome.com/ Stacy @ A Delightful Home

    I have never considered getting a life coach, but now I am am! What a wonderful idea.

    I think a life coach could help me make some decisions about how to use my time. I’m pondering what to give up and what to keep and having a hard time choosing! I need help.

  • Molly

    I’m intrigued by the idea of a life coach… I’m sure it would be helpful and I would love to try it.

  • Edwena

    Never thought of a life coach but would love to get someone else’s input on how to mesh my ideals and what I need to get done in life.

  • Janel

    I’m glad she’s been so helpful!

  • Kelsey Jacobs

    I never would’ve considered getting a life coach, but the way you described it sounds like exactly what I am looking for! When I have free time (or need to make myself have free time) I have trouble finding something to do that brings me joy because my mind has been so focused on what I *should* be doing.

  • Jessica Varang

    Fabulous life-coach and Christian Biblical counseling. They do Skype and face-to-face counseling. I have benefited from this couple’s help numerous times and highly recommend them! (Based out of Eastern WA state). http://www.shammahsfield.com/

  • Tiffany

    I would love to have someone help me organize my dreams, responsibilities, etc. with our family and personal values.

  • Jenny Markgraf

    I have never thought of a life coach before, but its totally something that would do me good! I am constantly trying to figure out how to fit everything in my day, and find time for me with 5 kids! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  • Andrea

    Sounds like something that would be extremely helpful! I looked, didn’t see a range of what her services typically run?

  • Wani Penrod

    I totally need a little coaching! ;-)

  • Sarah

    That’s a good idea

  • http://www.twocannoli.com/ Kristin S.

    I really need a coach to get me on track! i have so many ideas and no idea on how to get organized.

  • Catherine @ A Spirited Mind

    I’m trying to find my footing after having another baby, and still homeschooling and working part time (from home)–I’d love to figure out a way to make things less frantic! I think a life coach would be a good start!

  • Elaine P.

    I can’t even tell you how positive this would be for my life right now!

  • Vicki

    This would be wonderful!

  • Susan

    I need some help getting organized!

  • Annabel’sMommy

    I am a new mom again (after 13 years) and my husband and I recently decided to let me become a SAHM. While I LOVE the fact that I can play a primary role in our daughter’s upbringing (my son is from a previous marriage, and I was a single mom with him until he was 9, working two jobs, and living with my parents- I moved out, he still lives with them :( ) I am finding out that I’m not as efficient as I used to be when I worked outside the home. Housework has fallen by the wayside, multiple hours it seems spent online when she naps, no routine, and constantly doubting my ability to be successful at home (and if my husband actually MEANT he wanted me to stay at home, or was that my idea I forced upon him during better financial times? ) I am willing to try anything to get back on track. I hope a life coach can help!

  • Krista

    I’ve been stuck in a rut after recovery from leukemia & a stem cell transplant. IT would be awesome to have help getting my goals straight again.

  • Shasta Campbell

    Love the idea of having a coach! Great for you!!

  • Nadia

    Life coach, please.

  • Jenny Martin

    There are so many things going on in my brain that I want to do–and then I get overwhelmed and do none of them!

  • http://joyfulcontentment.wordpress.com/ Elizabeth Sadosky

    Yes, please! In a season of waiting and preparation right now.

  • Dawn

    Feeling out of control with a three year old and a newborn…

  • CW

    I’d love some godly encouragement and advice about building relationships with my peers.

  • http://www.redeemingthetable.com/ Kamille Scellick

    I’ve personally been interested in becoming a life-coach, so I would love this and I too love Carey:)

  • Jennifer

    Oooh! I could so use this! A new baby makes us a homeschooling family of 7 with our own business. Life is hectic and I could use a bit more focus!

  • Jennifer

    I would definitely benefit from a life coach as I attempt to figure out “what’s next” as my little one nears school age.

  • Alisa

    I don’t even know where I would begin!

  • Jen Mc

    life is crazy and hectic with many little ones, some focus and direction would be great!

  • fibia

    Would love some direction, guidance, focus. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • alison_1

    I’m working on priorities… being a stay at home mom, how do I balance my time and my kids and cleaning and all that. maybe a life coach could help be see more clearly

  • Crickett Brown

    For most of the same reasons you mentioned is why I would like a life coach! I so need to talk through some direction for my life.

  • Kim

    I am a sahhomeschoolingmom of three, wife of one and we recently (9 months ago) moved overseas. We are full-time missionaries living in SE Asia. Life is crazy – every day, a life coach just might be what the dr. ordered to help get this momma back on track!

  • Amy M

    focus!!!

  • kirsten cost

    i. just. need. help. like bad. my life is amazing but most days i feel like i am treading water and i’m about to drown. there are so many things i think i have to do before i get to what really matters. i have the vision, i just need someone to help me see it through.

  • Heather

    Help will realistic goals and expectations, and long term planning. Thanks!

  • Melissa D

    I’m just starting homeschooling my oldest and I sure could use some help with time-management and prioritizing my values. :)

  • Courtney Rae

    Selling our home, searching for another, new job for hubby, trying for more babies, living with parents in the meanwhile… Life is nuts! This could save my sanity!!

  • Heidi Smith

    Well, I desperately need a life coach. I am a homeschooling mother of 5 boys and am also a pastor’s wife who needs help figuring out how to juggle it all and remain sane at the same time!

  • Lorena

    How would a life coach be useful to me right now? I assume there’s a character limit here … The short version is: I am treading water in the life season known as perimenopause, and everything I thought I knew about myself is suddenly dubious. I would LOVE to have someone objective and caring to help me to sort it all out.

  • Aimee

    yes, yes, yes. need this.

  • Amy

    What a thought….and unique giveaway. May be just what God has for us at this time.

  • Ashley

    I am normally a very organized and ‘got it together’ gal, but lately I’ve been struggling, even my husband has noticed. I’d love to have a few sessions and hopefully get back on track!

  • Darlene Collazo @ {In Pursuit}

    Would totally consider this… yes.

  • Cali

    sounds so awesome! I’ve never even thought of something like this!

  • Brooke

    Everything you listed would be helpful to me right now! My biggest struggle right now is figuring out where to focus my energy!!

  • Megan

    A life coach would be helpful to get my priorities straight and help be not feel overwhelmed by the never ending to do list I have because I set too high of goals.

  • Erin

    Never would have considered a life coach, but sounds like something I need!

  • Kim O.

    I wonder if she could help me to get organized??

  • hill

    a life coach could help me figure out what i.m doing. xoxo.

  • Kelly

    So, life coach, I was thinking… Of how much I needed that. I make lists every night of what I need to do the next day. And I don’t throw those lists away, and I seriously have about three boxes worth of lists were going back for five years. With the same things still on the list. Now including to clean up the list. But when I read what she is Able to do, I want so badly for her to help my mom, my mom has had no joy in her life, and she has a regular schedule, but nothing that stills her. I want this for my mom. I’m 38, and my mom’s 57

    • Chatelaine

      I almost thought someone had sneaked in and took a pix of my ‘work in progress’.

  • Joy B

    my husband and I were just talking about life coaches this past weekend and how important it is to have outside encouragement and help with goal setting! I would really value this!

  • Jennifer Ross

    hmmm… I’m curious about it, so if I win… I think it would be fun!

  • Shari Miller

    I am a stage IV breast cancer survivor, I’ve been married 20 years, and have two teenage children at home. I help take care of my elderly mother. I am a blogger, I contribute for three other blogs, and am in the process of writing my memoir. In the midst of all this, a life coach would rock my world!

  • JessicaC

    I’m not even sure what a life coach is, but I need one! My life feels so out of control and overwhelming and I’m so lost in trying to figure out how to get it all together!! Thanks!

  • Jenny

    May be just what I need!

  • Melissa Shilling-Kane

    I could definitely use a life coach I feel so scattered brained most days I need help prioritizing I always feel like I have so much to do and never know where to start. I want to start a new business and community service projects but do not know how to begin.

  • heldbyHishand

    I’m about 4mths out from finishing uni… and I’m not sure what’s next. No clues. (Thanks God, for surprises – just can you surprise me now so I know what’s going on??!?) I’d love to hang out with Carey to coach through that.

  • Rach B.

    I’d love to see some of my blind spots and be more deliberate about working on them.

  • Kathy

    I would enjoy a life coach in order to make the best use of my time and talents.

  • Aimee Doerksen

    When your Indian friend tells her Mother In Law, visiting from India, that you run on Indian time (often are late, etc.)…but you beat them all out….well, is that a compliment or no? There are good reasons for not joining Facebook/Tweeting/Texting- I don’t want to add one more thing and know the pull those things would have for me. I’m interested in so many things, fairly laidback, love love people and staying/soaking/marinating in the moment (including a lot of listening and caring for souls)- these can be both strengths and weaknesses and sorting it out becomes confusing…if I ever make it that far. :)

    I nodded my head yes to all the reasons lifecoaching could be helpful.

  • disqus_9tauDRxVGV

    She sounds wonderful! I would love a chance to learn from her!

  • onesassymama

    I have often thought that a life coach sounded great. You make it sound even better than I dreamed.

  • AmandaEspinoza

    Sara! I would love this.. I know so many readers would. I am an overwhelmed mama of 4 who homeschools and just had my hubby return from Afghanistan 4 days ago…I feel so lost sometimes. I continually make good plans and have little follow through. I feel like life runs me rather than me running life sometimes!… I would love this.. if I get it, thank you! If not, blessings to the one who needed it more ;)

  • Martha

    I think a life coach could really help in my life right now. There’s alot of changes and relationship changes right now. I would love an outside view!

  • http://joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/ Joyce (and Norm)

    Help me to prioritize the important things in my life…

  • Karisa

    Wow, as a busy mom of 5…..a little (or a lot!) of prioritizing would be fabulous!

  • Jane

    Helping me identify & focus on important things

  • Tracey

    I’m pretty sure I’ve wanted a life coach for a few years now, but like so many other things, even though I *want* to do it, it just doesn’t happen. That should explain why I need a life coach ;)

  • Jennifer

    I feel torn in so many directions and it’d be great to get clarification on what I should (and should not) be doing right now!

  • Sharla Fritz

    I could use a life coach to help me establish priorities. I tend to say “yes” to too many things!

  • workoutangel

    She sounds amazing! I’m a homeschooling mom and foster mom who wants to spend less time on line and more time connecting with the amazing people around me!

  • Arabah Joy

    Sarah Mae! Congrats on your new eBook! It would be so interesting and helpful to have someone else in ministry give her assessment of where I’m at. Never had an opportunity like this :) Thanks and keep making the hard choices!

  • kristen

    have a ten month old and feel like im totally stuck in this rut of mommyhood when I have so many desires, dreams and goals but feel stuck. don’t know how to get out of this fun or where to begin

  • Chara Shopp

    I don’t see a form to fill out… Maybe I missed the giveaway? :(

  • caroline J

    I so need someone like this. Im currently going through depression, i want my life to be happier. I would love to wake up every morning with a sense of purpose, hopes and a future.

  • Lisa V.

    Awesome! Good for you! Hmmm…not sure I wouldn’t frustrate a life coach to give up on me!

  • trisha

    I need help organzing my life. Like you said- so many ideas and not really sure which way to go.

  • Jessica A

    I so need this. I am not naturally gifted with being organized or keeping on top of life. I feel like having someone TEACH me these things would be exactly what I need right now. I’m trying to do a million things (just like every other mom) and I feel like I’m quickly drowning. I don’t deserve to win this by any means but this would be a huge blessing in my life right now. Thank you so much for the giveaway and for blessing my life so much already!

  • Emmeline

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Tammy M

    I am pregnant with my third baby in three years so I think it would be nice to rediscover who I am outside of pregnancy.

  • Adriana Watt

    Well I am not sure exactly why I need a life coach, but I would love to discover how to live closer aligned with my values as I strive so hard and feel as if I get no where.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Adriana

  • Nina

    I could really really use this life coach, I feel like you and I are kindred spirits Sarah Mae – I struggle badly with being an unwired mum (from Australia). (and I hate crafts!!!) The internet, sadly, has been my escape for a while now, even as a mum of 4 under 8. I’d love the opportunity to have the help from Carey.

  • ShellyBooBoo

    would love to win! thanks!!

  • Rachel

    Sounds awesome!

  • Shannon

    It would be nice to have help setting my priorities and keeping me accountable.

  • Carrie

    My friends and I are trying to get organized this summer. I tried last summer and was not successful! I could really use a life coach to help me prioritize so I can make good choices about what to spend my time doing!

  • Naomi

    To help me focus my efforts more efficiently.

  • Andrea Wiley Sagely

    I’ve known Carey for 20 years! You are in for a treat. She’s a doll! I was fortunate to have her as my college roomie. She has always inspired people. Can’t wait to hear about your results. Way to go!

  • Melissa Walker

    I’ve always wanted to try a life coach!!

  • Tara Denson Sloan

    Right now I am all over the place! I am in desperate need of a reset and redirection ! I need a life coach!

  • Lani

    I’m just getting to know Carey. She is such a sweetheart! :)

  • Misty

    I am at a real crossroads in my life…6 kids, constant disorganization, realization I am going to be 40 in 2 years and hardly any goals have been met. Yes, I need one of these!

  • Becca

    Thanks for the encouragement that if things aren’t working as you would like.. seek out help! Life coach sees so obvious but have never thought of it before

  • Emily Bailey

    Having a life coach – just reading about your experience makes me feel inspired and I would love to find out more! I’m constantly trying to find that “right” balance of living out my priorities and using my time well, it’s been hard to find that sweet spot because initially it doesn’t seem like a hard thing but in daily life for some reason I have a hard time finding just the right rhythm. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • sue

    I could DEFINITELY use a life coach! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • ThandiweW

    Like you, I’m all “life coaching? blah, blah, blah.” However, the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result. I know God can, so I’m opening myself up to the possibility. I want to be a recipient of new Grace. What’s the worst that could happen?
    What an exciting opportunity. So excited for y’all.
    Peace and good,
    Chelle

  • http://gospelhomemaking.com/ Amy Clark Scheren

    What’s sad is that I already know much of what a “life coach” would tell me to change…I just choose not to do it on my own! This would be an interesting adventure to win!

  • Katharine Barrett

    I’m at a transition, three kids in university, one in high school. I could really use a life coach!

  • Maria P

    I had never considered getting a life coach…but i wonder if i’ve been led to this post for a reason…i have many of the challenges described!

  • Krista

    Oh to have some suggestions as to what could be changed in my life to gain some order!

  • Amanda

    I didn’t realize I needed a life coach until reading your post right now. :)

  • http://www.gingerciminello.com/ Ginger Ciminello

    Not only is Carey Bailey one of my favorite people on the planet, but I have no doubt that she would make an incredible life coach!

  • Jen

    I feel like I could definitely use some help figuring out where to spend my time and what’s really important.

  • Kelly

    I’m in recovery.. Well sort of, I’m recovering, from a lot of things LOL. I am so glad u recognized that pull on you to surf the net was a had to not a want to feeling. You will be able to do w/o it. It will b hard. I have prayed for you. On your screen tape a pic of ur kids… Or the ? Do I really need this. Don’t make it your screen saver, and make it an actual thing that you have to move in order to see your screen… Then every time you’ll be making a choice to move something to see that screen!

  • Rosie

    A life coach would help me get on the right track with my time and energy.

  • Lydia

    I think it would be great to have a life coach who can help me “redeem my time”. But I would probably never have the extra money to do that!! Winning this would be such a blessing to me and our family.

  • Joellen

    I’m perpetually disorganized. I know that I need to make changes, and have done better in the past, but every time it seems like I fall back into bad habits. The good spells last longer every time, but I could use someone to help me figure out how to stay on track.

  • http://madesacred.com/ Elizabeth Giger

    Hmmm…very interesting! I wonder if I might need such a thing? My curiosity is piqued! It would certainly help with giving my best time to God and my family and balancing my writing time.

  • Rebecca W

    It would definitely be helpful to have someone who is objective help me organize my brain a bit!

  • JB

    Oh how I love life coaches! I’ve unpacked it all (or almost all of it!) from my past and it’s time to move forward. Sometimes we just need a kick in the pants (and not so secret cheerleader!). Thanks for the honesty!

  • Carla Raley

    I signed up the other day to get the free book, but somehow it didn’t come…

  • Angie Rhinehart

    Boy, is this what I’ve been looking for!!! Between my 3 kids (6, 5 and 10 mo.) and going to nursing school, I feel like I’m drowning! Thanks for the chance!

  • Tina

    I have been sick with some chronic illnesses for 18 months. I am slowly beginning to heal. I need to figure out how to get back in to my life again (I’ve been mostly on the couch or in bed during this time). Maybe a life coach could help me set realistic goals so I can be more involved in my life without doing too much too soon. Thanks for this give-away.

  • tammy cordery

    I can’t wait to use her when I win I am so unorganized it is so bad

  • Sarah

    Just had my second baby and quit my job to be a SAHM (eventual WAHM). And my husband started a new job – all within the span of about 3 weeks. I could use someone to help me straighten out my new life!

  • Lauren M

    i just had my second baby. i just can’t seem to get life going again. every few weeks i get to a point where i want to run out the door and i don’t want to be like this… :/ could use a little wisdom!

  • Tiffany DeOs

    I could use some help figuring out how to do life with chronic illness.

  • Paige

    I need a life coach because I have lists that are a whole page long but never get some things done, others take weeks. I definitely need some help with prioritizing and efficiency.

  • Shelli

    I am in a not-so-amazing time in my life, so I would love to have a life coach help me get my priorities straight!

  • Mary Beth

    4 weeks of life-coaching would probably be just the tip of my iceberg, but I’d really love to win it!

  • cindy

    I never thought I needed a life coach until reading your post now I know this is exactly what I need. I feel like I spe d too much time online and at the end of my dsys feel like I ha ent accomplished anything :(

  • deardevi

    love to win it…

  • Melinda

    I didn’t think I needed a life coach til now! I need the neutral and helpful disposition of a life coach to help me clarify what my needs truly are vs. my wants. To help me put things in perspective.

  • Kimberly Baham

    I too never thought a life coach was for me but after reading your post I think it is exactly what I need right now. We are making a big move from Ca to T and to say I’m freaking out about all the unknowns is a bit of an understatement.

  • Jayda Justus

    Sounds great! After spending so many years with my little ones, I would love an expert’s help and guidance to see what is next in my life!

  • http://embracingrace.com/ Leah@embracingrace

    Wow, I would love this!! I have so many things on my plate now with a lot of re-arranging going on. Would be awesome to have someone from outside to observe where to put my main energies and focus. Hope I get it!! :)

  • Jennifer Potempa

    I thought that a life coach sounded silly but I feel so overwhelmed by life sometimes maybe I need a guide!

  • Kali

    Life really turned us upside down last fall, and I feel like I’m still getting to know the “new me” and a bit lost sorting it all out. The idea of a life coach sounds great!!

  • holliefriot

    Love this! I’m in the middle of doing some “restructuring.” It would be great to talk with Carey!

  • Brooke Irwin

    I kinda feel like I’m at a stand still in life, and would love to get a life coach! This would hopefully help me understand where to go in life a little better!

  • Rachel Rusticus

    Finding healthy balance and stream-lining pursuits.-Rachel Rusticus

  • Julie

    Would so love to win this !!! Thank you so much for the chance !!

  • Jennifer

    Can’t hurt, right?

  • http://whileonthisside.com/ While On This Side

    oh, let me count the ways, lol…

  • Erica Hawker

    Life coach sounds awesome. I would love some better organization to my life.

  • Ellen

    To prioritize

  • Katie Ritson-Carter

    “realistic priorities so my day doesn’t feel overwhelming” – Yeah, I NEED that!

  • Summer Burton

    I always wanted a life coach but considered them out of my price range..this has made me think again.

  • Becky Plank

    I have so many things I love and ideas…a life coach could help me sort it all out! :)

  • Maureen

    I would love a life coach to help me to best use my time wisely and to prioritize!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

  • Mindy Richburg Brasher

    I have come to the conclusion that this is exactly what I need. What a fabulous giveaway.

  • Lexy

    You know, I have always wondered about meeting with a life coach… I think @ this point in my life, it would be really helpful to me as I have spent the past 4+ years of my life unable to work as I have been dealing with health issues (which came up while I was in graduate school). It’s been really difficult trying to figure out how exactly I want to do with everything I must deal with now, especially as I have begun my job search. I think it would be really interesting to have this experience! :)

  • Nicole Summers Sparling

    I was having trouble posting last night so forgive me if I double posted. Yes, yes, YES to a Life Coach! I am drowning in exciting ideas, hopes, to do lists, self improvement projects, mom improvement projects, Bible studies, budget attempts, making friend attempts, changing careers, fitness plans. I am buried with the lists and words and notebooks and blogs and cannot seem to organize to take the first step. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Shanna Crum

    Would love to win, thanks Sarah Mae! :)

  • leigh dusek

    I am so completely overwhelmed with ideas and thoughts right now. I could really use a coach to help me focus on what would be the best direction for me and to help me figure out how to do it.

  • Melissa Pflugradt

    I’ve thought about getting a life couch, but like you..i’m skeptical how that could help in my situation when i’m just a sah / wahm. lol.