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March, 2003


In This Issue

  What Brings People to Coaching?


  Upcoming Events

  “Ah-Ha” Moments

  My Offer

  My Request

  Give the Gift of Coaching

  To Unsubscribe

What Brings People to Coaching?

After the January newsletter I received a lot of

inquiries about what I coach people on. So, I’m including a list of questions for you to ponder. These are examples of what some people have begun a coaching relationship with me for.  

Would you like to improve your relationships?

Are you considering a job or career change?

Do you need motivation and a plan to

exercise and eat healthier?

Is it the right time to start or expand

your own business?

Does your energy level keep you from

getting things done?

Is your home or office unorganized and cluttered?

Would you like to communicate better?

Do you believe your mind, body and emotions

are connected?

Are you all alone with your concerns?

Do people take advantage of you?

Do you wish you were more assertive,

open-minded, flexible or stable?

Do you want more time for yourself and what's important to you?

Has balancing your family and work life

become overwhelming?

Do people misunderstand you?

Are there people that you can’t get along

with no matter what you do?

Is there someone you don’t trust and would like to?

Do you want to let go of what’s holding

you back so you can move on?

Does your child need guidance to become

a better student or athlete?

Are you not getting enough quality sleep?

Do you want to learn a healthy way to

manage your weight?

Is it difficult for you to make decisions?

Do you want to be yourself and truly

connect with others?


In coaching, I call the examples listed above “breakdowns.” Breakdowns are events that interrupt the flow or transparency of the action in our lives.

In general, we do not need to think about our daily activities in order to perform them. They are so much a part of our routine that they are invisible to us.  

In other words, they are transparent to us.


When we get interrupted, what was once invisible

now becomes evident to us. Breakdowns focus our awareness on the action that we are performing.

They interrupt our future action. Breakdowns result

in a change in the expected normal course of events. They can be positive or negative (death, birth, marriage, promotion, accident or sickness, computer glitch, moving).


Our ability to voluntarily declare breakdowns is essential to our ability to learn in life. Without the admitting that we are dissatisfied, we have no chance

of initiating the process of growth and development. For example, in order to lose weight, it is necessary first to say, "Enough, I don't want to go on suffering emotionally and physically because of my weight."




"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It

can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."                 ~ Melody Beattie

In this section of the newsletter I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the people and organizations who I have worked with in the past couple months. I also want to thank everyone for their

wonderful feedback and support from the 1st newsletter!


Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department, Mitch Waite

The Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department recently received a FEMA grant for an employee wellness initiative. They have made many improvements including new exercise equipment. As their wellness consultant, I’m very excited to work with this wonderful group of dedicated people. We successfully

kicked off their program the first week of February!


Women’s Health – St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mary


On January 20th I was invited to present “Your Health: Create a Plan You Love & Live It” to the Marshfield community.


WIFC, Brian Michaud

On January 25th, Whole Life Visions was one of the sponsors for the WIFC Mind, Body, Spirit Expo in Wausau.


South Wood County YMCA , Joanne McCarville & Sara Cepek

On February 2nd, the first annual “Day for Women” was held at Camp Alexander.


Riverview Hospital Association-Heartguard Presentations, Gayle Gibbons & Tina Bart

How many of you knew that drinking “turkey juice” is

a healthy thing to do for your heart? Giving presentations in the 1st grade classes of 19 different schools during February is all the proof I need to remember that kids do say the darnedest things!

River Cities School, Carrie Siler & Candyce Holbrook

On March 6th and 13th, I enjoyed interacting with the girls at River Cities School about overcoming the challenges they face in setting and achieving their goals.  


Delta Kappa Gamma, Carol Olson

On March 11th, I presented the concepts of language, body and emotion to this group of active and retired teachers.



“Ah-Ha” Moments

Attracting what you most desire both personally and professionally starts with exploring these four questions:

1.       What do you love to do?

2.       What are your talents?

3.       Who do you love to be with?

4.       Where can you find these people?



My Offer

If you have a life – you can benefit from a coach. If you don’t have a life – then you really need a coach! As a coach, I offer people one of the most sincere relationships they will ever have. In this partnership they can create the life they love and live the life they create. At times, I show them a perspective they haven’t seen or don’t want to see. This helps people design their life so that they can achieve what they want.


I would be honored to share this information with you and others. So, don’t hesitate to invite me to come to your next staff meeting or social gathering. 



My Request

My request is that you will be an advocate for me and the profession of coaching. I’m a pioneer for coaching locally. One of my goals is to spread the word so that others can benefit. I value your assistance and would appreciate your support. I’m very grateful to those of you who have referred coaching clients, workshops and consulting opportunities my way.    


Do you know someone else who would enjoy the Whole Life Visions Newsletter? Please forward this on or refer them to to sign up. Remember to keep the information intact, including the contact information. Thanks!



Give the Gift of Coaching

Give the people that are important to you the opportunity to achieve all that they want in life. Give them a gift certificate to get started with a coach to guide them on their journey.  


Thank you for joining me to create the life you love and live the life you create! I look forward to sharing and receiving the gifts of this exciting community.


Create a great day,


                                                                  (Volume 1, Issue 2)


Jackie Bredl-Dietrich, CHES, PCC
Life & Business Coach, Speaker, Consultant & Author
P.O. Box 1101, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495



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