Jennifer Butler Newcastle, California
Life Coach, Leadership Coach, Family Coach
As a Coach, I use evidence based models to support my clients in defining their values and goals. Together, we will work through the road blocks standing in your way from reaching your goals and living your best life.
I have been working with youth and young adults since 2002, when I myself was just a teen! I learned so much while working with at risk youth about myself and the world around me. Mainly I learned that there is SO much that we, as humans, can't control, but there is ONE thing that we can learn to control - our reactions.
Our brains are programed by our experiences and reactions. These actions create shortcuts to behaviors and expectations. But, good news for many of us, our brains are NOT in control of these behaviors, our MIND is. Brains are thought producing machines, but it is our MIND that gets to decide how to react (or not to!) to all those thoughts that come tumbling into our conscience mind.
By utilizing evidence based practices such as Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (in a NON therapy venue), I help my clients visualize their true self, define their core values, and move beyond the outdated personal scripts and negative lens they view their life through.
I personally understand the process of overcoming difficulty in life. I earned my AS in Psychology with honors in 2012 while working full time and my BA in Psychology from UC Davis in 2014; during which time I also worked as a Peer Counselor, an Assistant Lab Manager, and Research Assistant. All of this experience led me to make the decision to train with the Youth Coach Institute (YCI) to become a Certified Youth Life Coach. I didn't let my thoughts of self doubt hold me back. I persevered through the years of hard work. I believed in myself.
So what is standing in your way? What kind of life do you dream of living? Let's chat today and open the path to success, happiness, and true fulfillment.
Working with Jennifer was a wonderful experience start to finish. This was my first time with a life coach. I was apprehensive as I thought it may be similar to counseling, but this was such a refreshing way to improve some aspects of growth in my life. She asked the right questions in a loving, non-judgemental way to keep me focused on ways I could enhance my life. I truly felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders after my meetings with Jennifer. It also gave me a more positive perspective on areas of my life I had previously viewed as negative. I am so grateful for her support and expertise! I highly recommend Jennifer if you are looking to make positive improvements in your life.Holly