Lee Beaven, ACC
I live in a wonderful old house and, after many exterior upgrades and replacements, it was finally time for a fun interior renovation. The plans and the contractor were in place and I was very excited. Everything in the space had to be cleared which included my office, dense with file cabinets. My home was already full to the brim; 20 years of accumulation plus additional influx after cleaning out my childhood home where my parents had lived for 50 years. The task ahead felt daunting, to say the least. I needed a ‘thinking partner’, and immediately contacted Lee.
What I love about working with Lee is how she blends her professional coaching skills with her expertise in the home furnishings industry; they are equally valuable in this arena. Lee was creative, caring, and curious when it came to assessing my situation and recommending options. Before taking any action, Lee looked at every room in my home, while finding out what mattered most to me through her gentle, supportive, and assuring process. I felt confident in Lee’s guidance.
In order to ‘clear some space’, we identified categories that would make the biggest impact; clothing and bedding were the first targets. Lee worked side-by-side with me, asking questions and making observations, all of which helped me to let go of items. At the end of the session, there was an enormous amount of “stuff” in my car, ready for donation. I also had a set of questions to ask myself when working alone between sessions. What a great feeling to have made significant progress in one session!
It is that great feeling that spurs continuing action. Lee is masterful in anchoring that feeling through the combination of ‘hands on’ sessions and intermittent coaching sessions. Not only does the project at hand resolve itself, one develops the capacity to continue ‘clearing’ what is no longer desired; physical “stuff”, extra body pounds, old thoughts. Lee makes the process of ‘letting go’ a pleasure.
- Patty Gump, Newburyport, MA