Stew Berman Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Life Coach, Health and Fitness Coach, Business Coach
BA, Certified Food, Health & Nutrition Coach, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Communications, Professional Certified Coach, Certified Laser Coach
PERSONAL/BUSINESS MENTOR LIFESTYLE & NUTRITION
I provide a safe place for my clients to explore who they really are. The basis of my practice is to actively listen to my clients, providing the ideal environment to get to the heart of the matter. Coaching is an effective approach to raise your consciousness, uncover belief systems, then focus on the transformation of your thoughts into action and measurable results. My expertise is in listening. I listen for your greatness, your blocks, your beliefs, your wants, needs, unmet needs, goals and aspirations. I am listening to your "mental construct" or “personal operating system”. These are the tools I use to support you in achieving a higher level of self-awareness.
As a Certified Mentor Coach, I also invite all new coaches to tap my experience on honing their skills and starting/building a joyful practice.
I am a certified mentor coach listed on the International Coach Federation (ICF) website, offer mentoring to coaches at all levels of experience. Since 2003 I have trained and mentored coaches from Coach U, Coach Training Alliance, Coachville, Coach Training Institute, Newfield Institute, Concordia University as well as many other coach training programs.
LIFESTYLE, FITNESS & NUTRITION:
I am a Certified Nutrition & Health coach and am well suited to assist and support you in adopting a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. It is not about dieting but rather about mindset. Here are a few areas I can support you in:
♦ Higher self-worth
♦ Improved health
♦ Increased energy
♦ Sustainable weight loss
♦ Healthy choices
♦ Getting off the medication rollercoaster
♦ Improved digestive health
♦ Goal setting
"If you want to know what your thoughts were like in the past, look at your body today. If you want to know what your body will look like in the future, look at your thoughts today." DEEPAK CHOPRA
22 reviews (0 verified) (5.0)
Robin & Carl Adams. Boston, MA. September 2005
When we came to Stew for coaching, our marriage was stuck. The love was there but he passion had ebbed. Counseling was ineffective so we decided to try coaching. After 9 sessions, we are back on track and have learned to listen carefully to each other. Things turned around dramatically and we are the happiest we have been in years. Stew was instrumental in helping us to reframe our relationship and helped us to enhance our true appreciation for each other. We are so very grateful.
Tony Meehan. Wichita, KS August 2006
It is truly an honor and pleasure to write a testimonial for my coach Stew Berman. Stew's coaching has had a major impact on my life. Through and by the specialized relationship we created, I have become empowered like never before. I have learned how to be proactive versus reactive. I am calmer, making better choices about everything, and have profited in all areas of my life since entering this coaching relationship. I am more in touch with myself than ever before. Without reservation I recommend Stew to anyone that can use an objective, nonjudgmental, caring soul (with a great sense of humor) that can partner with you and move you in a forward and more positive direction.
Anne & Mike Yardley, PA January 2006
We will never forget about the masterful coaching you provided us with. You heard us out, helped us get off the mat, dust ourselves off, and keep moving forward. Your compassionate and witty approach helped re-install confidence and optimism. You helped us take responsibility for some of our choices while providing acknowledgment of and compassionate for our circumstances. Most importantly, you helped us to reaffirm what’s most important to us… our marriage, lives together, then our family and friends, then our jobs. Of equal importance is that I can now envision success. Thank you so much Stew Berman!! We are so grateful for everything!
Elizabeth Weider. Los Angeles, CA August 2005
After just three sessions of working with Stewart, I was amazed as to how I was able to shift my thinking about my current dilemma. My 16 year marriage had lost the spark it once had. I did not feel I was making any progress from numerous discussions with my husband. I sought out a therapist but quickly realized that I was not depressed but instead in need of a new perspective. Stew's listening skills were amazing! He heard what I was saying as well as what I was not saying. His questions helped me to probe my inner truth, revealing what I was really thinking and hence experiencing. I have been empowered now to make decisions that reflect my authentic self and have mobilized in to a more positive direction. Stew's coaching has proven to be an invaluable investment in myself and my marriage.
Wendy Walter, Portsmouth, NH May 2005
We all need a touchstone, a place, way or person to go to, to remind us of what we have forgotten. To remind us of our strengths, to remind us to live out those strengths, and to remind us of the beauty way, to walk in beauty as the Native Americans say. Stewart Berman is this touchstone for me. Through his wisdom and work he had held up a mirror so that I can see and remember all the good, positive, energy that I carry. I have accomplished uncountable goals because of this continuous gift in perception of myself. His ability to perceive my needs and to get to the core issues is a gift. I would highly recommend him as a passionate, committed life coach.
Sandy Madison. Detroit, MI December 2003
Stewart's ability to listen and help me reframe the situation I was in helped me to rethink my position at work. I had no goals, no strategy, or no idea how to formulate either. After just 5 months of working with Stew, I have been able to switch careers, increased my income and feel better about all aspects of my life. Stewart is always warm, insightful, upbeat, and nurturing while challenging me to do more, and be my true self.
Martha R. Hampton, NH March 2006
Being coached...and being coach by Stew...Two of the best choices I've ever made!
Margot DePatie. CA. July 2007
The partnership I have with my coach, Stew Berman, has changed my life. His ability to listen and keep me on track is phenomenal and he does it with empathy and humor. As a result, I am growing in my ability to challenge myself to be confident and effective in every aspect of my life. I am in my 60's and I have discovered that it is never too late! I am excited about my life now and curious about the future. For these reasons, Stew has my heartfelt gratitude for his insight and guidance. I read something the other day that made me think of Stew. I don't know who wrote it. 'Some people come into our lives and quietly go.......... Others stay a while. and leave footprints on our hearts........ And we are never the same.........'
Mary Trent. Los Angeles, CA December 2004
I am delighted to write a testimonial for Stew Berman. There were three people in my life that had the greatest impact on me. My Mother, my Father, and my 6th grade teacher Mrs. Holden. I now have the fourth person in Stew Berman. He has profoundly impacted me and has guided me through a most challenging time of my life. At 47 years old, I was facing job burnout and other personal issues that had been with me for a long while. Stew listened carefully and asked me questions I had never thought of. He remained standing by me like a rock and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. He asked me to take action in each session so I could make things happen. I am now so clear about who I am, alive, and in a place of self-love like never before. Stew is a masterful coach, kindhearted and as sensitive a man as I have ever met. I am in deep gratitude for our relationship which I know will continue to impact me forever.
Dana Paulson. Patterson, NJ January 2006
From the very first session with Stew, I felt as though I had known him for a very long time. I was able to slip into a comfortable groove and let down all defenses, pretenses and spoke what I was really experiencing. Stew's ability to really listen to what I was saying was nothing short of amazing. This listening prompted his very insightful questions that really made me look inward for the answers. I have never experienced a relationship like this before with anyone. Stew's skill is unmistakable! I am now more focused, feeling a deeper sense of self and much more positive about my life and outlook. My growth is ongoing and expanding possibilities like never before. I am telling anyone that will listen to try a coaching session with Stew. This experience is one I will take with me for the rest of my life. Wishing you a heartfelt thanks Stew Berman!!
Paul Gainer. Canton, OH December 2006
As a direct result of coaching with Stew, all of my relationships have dramatically improved. Most importantly, the relationship I have with myself is significantly different and most assuredly healthier.
Sarah Pruett. Winthrop, MA March 2007
My partnership with Stew has proven to be most successful. I set a goal regarding my weight and fitness level. Through and by his coaching, I have achieved my goals and the change in lifestyle is sustainable. He helped me get to the heart of the matter. No diets, no scales, no food journaling. I was nurtured and pushed, he was gentle but firm, and put together a perfect recipe for a perfect outcome. I am telling everyone that wants to make real change to work with Stew.
Jennifer Marden. Atlanta, GA January 2007
Stew Berman is a gentle soul that I am so blessed to have had cross my path. Since coaching with Stew, my life has done a complete turnaround. I am seeing just about everything differently, more positively, and am now excited about my future. Prior to coaching with Stew I saw little or no possibilities and now have an attitude of gratitude everyday. My decision to invest in myself via this coaching relationship has been the best move I have made to date.
Nicholas Yaster. Durham, NH March 2007
Since coaching with Stew, I have a higher awareness of self and now operate from a higher level of personal integrity. Stew’s coaching has helped me be more focused and on purpose and I now see the world in a completely different (better) way. What a great investment in myself this has been!
Martin Sommers. Philadelphia, PA February 2007
I had previously been coached by two different coaches at challenging times of my life. My experience with Stew has been far above and beyond any I have had. My wife, friends, and co-workers have all noticed a marked improvement in me in all ways. He has provided me with new tools to navigate my life and I am forever grateful that I chose Stew to partner with me.
Paul Tamson. San Francisco, CA March 2007
Stew Berman: Soft spoken, great listener, powerful questions.
Ben Groomer. Boston, MA June 2006
I have worked with three life coaches before hiring Stew Berman. The experience I have had with Stew places him, in my view, as a world class coach and the benefits of our partnership continue to pay dividends every day of my life.
Samuel Greene Dallas, TX December 2010
Stew Berman has a wonderful combination of pragmatism, spirituality, and heart. As my coach, he consistently delivered excellent support, insight, caring and coaching expertise on every coaching call I had with him. I have recommended him to everyone I know that wants to be the best version of themselves they can be.
Elizabeth Yelway Long Island, NY October 2010
When I met Stew on a complimentary coaching call, I was stuck. My personal life, my physical fitness and my career were all painfully in need of help. I got exactly what I needed from my relationship with Stew. I have never met anyone who listens as well or who cares as much. It made all the difference in the world to me. Stew Berman is a great coach and mentor and without his support, I do not think I would be doing so well right in all these areas of my life as I am now
Andrew Frederick Escondido, CA. June 2009
"It is all how you think about it" is my biggest take away from coaching with Stew. I have retrained my patterns of thinking as a result of coaching with Stew and now I am much more keenly self-aware. No more self-sabotaging and no more limiting beliefs. Awesome! Great coaching and an invaluable use of my time.
Tyler Ulrich Hartford, CT. October 2009
I was referred to Stew by a colleague that was struggling in her professional life. After just one complimentary session with Stew, I experienced a shift and knew in my heart that he was a gifted life coach and that I was in good hands. After 9 sessions with Stew, I have a refreshed view of my career, and as a result am happier, more productive and do not feel like I want to switch careers. Thank you Stew Berman!
Shannon Grindrod Flatbread Assistant Manager Amesbury, MA May 2013
I started going to Stew when his services were offered to me by The Flatbread company. I did not know what to expect at the time but it turned out to be a wonderful experience. Stew was so open and caring that I instantly felt so comfortable that I opened right up and was able to talk about difficult situations. Stew helped me recognize my blind spots as a manager and helped me improve my awareness of my surroundings and self. Everyday I think about the tools I learned in sessions with Stew, these tools help me handle situation in a more effective way with my role as a manger and role as a mother. I am very happy I had the opportunity to learn from Stew. Shannon Grindrod Flatbread Company Assistant Manager Amesbury, MA May, 2013