Whitney Kaminsky Portland, Oregon
Life Coach, Career Coach
BA, MA, Certified Reiki Practitioner
To live from your highest and best self is like getting to have your cake and eat it too. That’s what I am proposing- let’s make your life the tastiest cake, then eat that sucker guilt free. Being an artist at my very core allows me to bring an element of creativity to my work. Together we will look at the source of what fills you with passion in order to develop a new sense of connection with your personal being. From that space all the magic will happen. We will clarify your vision and design a life that is your perfect fit.
My background includes a BA in communications and journalism, and an MFA in copy writing in advertising. After spending some time in advertising, I left my career at Leo Burnett advertising agency to continue my education in ontological coaching. From there I graduated Accomplishment Coaching and moved to Oregon to build my current coaching practice.
My first call with Whitney was in February (?) of 2016 and and by “call” I mean 60 whole minutes of me just sobbing into the phone. I was in an extremely dark place; totally overworked, foggy with negativity, and smothered by an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. It is only now, after working with Whitney for six months, that I realize nothing was actually wrong with my life. The only thing wrong was my perception of my life and myself. I had so many amazing things right at my finger tips, but I couldn’t access or acknowledge them because of my complete and utter lack of self-love. I wasn’t respecting my body, my time, or my worth.
Whitney was the last person I spoke with before I marched into my boss’ office to put in my two weeks notice. She wasn’t my Mom, who, frankly, had had enough of my self-pity. She wasn’t my best friend who didn’t understand just why I was so unhappy at this job. She was simply a voice and a beaming light of positivity and hope on the other end of the phone saying, “I’m here to remind you that you are not crazy. You are making a sober, responsible, and healthy decision. Why postpone your own happiness?” We worked towards this moment together and when I finally did it, my life grew exponentially fuller in a matter of weeks. She taught me how to get completion around experiences in my life, what my conditions of satisfaction are in love, what my survival mechanisms are for coping, and even helped me discover what my essence is as a human being. Because we live in different states, she put me in touch with a local personal trainer and also gave me invaluable nutrition advice. I could honestly go on and on and on about all the feelings and self-love I’ve acquired through coaching, but I think numbers speak louder than words in this case.
February 2016 - July 2016
- Went from working 6-7 days a week to 3-4 days a week
- Increased my annual salary by $7,000
- Acquired 8 new freelance opportunities
- 1 internship in a new field I’m interested in
- 1” off each arm, 2” off my waist, 3” off my shoulders, 5 lbs gone and counting
- From 0 romantic prospects to quite a few dates + a new outlook (Wait4Fate!!)
- 0 regular exercise to 1 triathlon sprint accomplished
Whenever I thank Whitney for any of the above she says “it’s all you.” I know this is true to a certain extent, but I truly believe I could not have reinvented my life without her coaching me from the sidelines. In my ear, cheering me on, holding me accountable, and pushing me far and beyond my comfort zone and into healthy, flexible, positive, and rewarding world I never thought I could’ve created. Again, thank you for changing my life, Whitney.Carolyn, Art Director, Chicago Illinois