While this is persistently a true statement, today I need your help in a particular way. If you receive this blog every Monday, you’re one of my “regulars” and I appreciate you just for that! Here’s what I know to be true about you:
- Roughly 55% of you open my blog when you receive it, and I’m hoping you find time to read it.
- When I embed a link into my blog, at least 15% of your open that link to see what it’s about.
- When I ask you for input, you generally offer it, either by emailing me or replying to my blog.
I love that about you! Even those of you who don’t have time to read my writing on a weekly basis – still, I appreciate your loyalty and remaining as a subscriber!
Today, however, I need your help to get the word out about me and my work to others who need to know what I’m up to. So, allow me to introduce myself. . . I’m a health & wellness coach who works specifically with caregivers – especially overwhelmed caregivers – whether they’re family caregivers or clinicians who are struggling with burnout from their work, to teach them the power of self-care as a necessary part of restoring their wellbeing.
My clients are usually women (not that I’m unwilling to coach men, but in our society, often the caregiver is female) and frequently they’re mid-life or older, although I’d love to increase my reach to younger caregivers as well. Often, my clients meet me when they feel like they’re at the end of their coping capacity – caregiving feels exhausting – and they need to know that relief and wellbeing is possible.
That’s where YOU come in. You may or may not be a likely client for me, either way, that’s okay – I still genuinely appreciate you and the time you give to my blog each week. BUT I expect you may know my ideal client. . .
You hear them when they’re weary at work, having not slept well the night before because of some calamity with the person whose needs they look after.
You recognize them when they’re distracted by frequent phone calls from the loved one they take care of who cannot seem to grasp that they need to focus on their work, not their home-life.
You watch them wringing their hands over worries about taking time off to care for a loved one and see their anxiety that the caregiving situation could ultimately force them into retirement earlier than they’d prefer.
You see their stress and pain and upset, and so do I.
You know my ideal client! And that’s why I need your help now, at the start of 2024. I need you to introduce me to all those people you know who probably ought to be connected to me in some way. . .
Maybe they need to know this blog exists, and all you need to do is forward it to them, with a note that says you’re thinking about them and their situation.
Maybe they need to know about my website, so they can read other editions of this blog or see the testimonials from clients I’ve helped. You might share that link with them.
Maybe they need to hear me speak, and you might be instrumental in getting me invited to make a presentation to your group (your church, your women’s group, your book-club, wherever you see my ideal client).
Maybe, they need to take my online course, Overwhelmed to Overjoyed: Caregiver Transformation through Self-Care (that, by the way, opens to the public this winter!!) because they really don’t see themselves having the time or money for coaching. Watch my website for access to that!
Maybe, they do need to see me for 1:1 coaching, so they can imagine a new way of being, a better way of getting through the gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, painful experience of trying to meet another person’s ever-increasing care needs.
So, that’s what I need from you, a little help, whenever you notice my ideal client struggling to do that thing they’ve been summoned to do (because rarely do we know what we’re getting into when we begin to be a caregiver, whether it’s for a family member or as a clinician, for our job!) – the realities sink in and we’re easily in over our heads; I need you to point them in my direction!
It’s always my privilege to be in your inbox on Mondays. I’m delighted that so many of you have stuck with me for years now, politely reading what I have to say. Now, it’s time to notice those caregivers all around you, who are hurting and worried, who are tired and sleep-deprived, and let them know that there’s a resource just for them – someone you now, because you read her blog!
Thanks so much for being a faithful subscriber. I look forward to meeting anyone you send my way. And remember, they can schedule a consultation call for free from my website.
Wishing you the very best as this New Year unfolds before us. And, hoping that when you spot someone who could use my services, you’ll be confident in sending them my way!