Going through life asks us to adapt and grow, time and time again. We often have to reinvent ourselves to live up to the next challenge or expectation. Sometimes when we look back, it all makes sense and sometimes it feels like we never master the game.
Looking back at my life a few things stand out: a strong desire to learn, to make a difference, and to connect. When growing up, I moved every 4 to 5 years and learned to make new friends at each school I attended. I moved to a different country and decided to volunteer in an animal shelter. I felt I made a difference. While raising a family, I was constantly adapting, growing and changing to keep up with the phases and ages of our children. I read books, I observed to better understand, and tried out new ways of handling situations. When I decided to go back to school for a Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics, I learned how to balance my time and energy between taking care of our family, studying, upholding dead lines while also freeing up time for family activities.
Since then (7 + years) I have worked as a Lifestyle Coach at a local clinic. Others started looking for my advice on how to manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and how to lower risk for diabetes through diet and physical activity. I coached groups of people on lifestyle changes, prevent diabetes, cooked meals for up to 20 people, created recipes, set up standards for hygiene in the kitchen and worked out with clients.
In 2019 I sped up my growth and change while being coached by a professional coach. She held me a mirror, asked me questions that made me think. I cried, I laughed, I set goals and my confidence grew. After several months of training through running and swimming, and a week of intense training with peers and professionals I swam from Alcatraz Island CA, to the shore. Something I had held as not possible for me for several years was suddenly being realized.
This is also when I decided that becoming coach was my next step; a way to contribute to someone else’s path to accomplish what they see as the impossible.
Since starting my coaching course I have coached over 300 hours. When you hire me as your coach. I will listen to what you will have to say. I will help you find the answers that are already live deep in your heart. I will support you while you find your next step, finish what you started, or make that big decision that you need to make.
Most of us know that something needs to change. Believing in ourselves, finding our resilience and knowing how to thrive is a different story. Having a coach can make the difference…
Margreet is a gifted coach and her intuitive, sensitive listening skills have supported me through some personal and professional challenges. She helped me reach new heights in my career and finally succeed at long-standing personal goals. She is extremely personable and has the ability to connect with her clients quickly and to begin working with them at whatever stage they’re in at the time. Margreet is trustworthy, always encouraging, and a patient and insightful guide through life experiences. Thank you for always holding a welcoming space for me, Margreet! You’ve helped me grow into a woman who is embracing what I truly want in life. I can’t thank you enough!
–Jamielynn Gordon, M.A., BCBA – Behavior Analyst, San Francisco, CA
Although I decided to begin the coaching journey, I had some uncertainty and a feeling that I would not receive the desired outcomes because I typically am not an open person. However, these feelings quickly changed after meeting and chatting with Margreet Adriani. She made me feel welcomed, understood, and most importantly, capable of reaching my full potential. Adelma Alvarez, Ed.D.