" Lee has a tremendous intuitive gift that is clearly her purpose and calling. She can tap into WHO I am, help me recognize WHERE I am, give voice to my place and facilitate my creation of the ME that is desirable."
- Barbara B, PhD, North Carolina
Lee’s approach to life coaching is truly personal. Throughout our sessions, she guided me to trust the wisdom of my past decisions, identify my passions — all while guiding me towards a unique path of self-expression and personal awareness. Helping me to identify what I really wanted — she allowed me to turn a crossroads in my career into a wonderful new adventure!
- Barbara Summers, MBA
The reason I wanted coaching was to get a fresh perspective from someone whom I could trust with the details of my life to figure out what steps I needed to take to start living in my purpose. I was encouraged to set goals for the next 90 days that we would be working together.
I am thrilled to have achieved them either as totally complete or as an ongoing journey to completion. Through Lee’s innate ability to ask questions (which helped me arrive at my own conclusions), she enabled me to create a schedule that supports and serves the goals important to me. There were times I was clueless how to deal with a situation but with her keen insight and attentive listening she guided and taught me tools I can use so I don’t take on something that does not align with my values, needs, or goals.
I feel more balanced and in control than I have ever known. She gave me a paraphrased quote that says ‘There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect’. Without those aspects operating in my internal compass I will spin out of control and will not land where I expected! Throughout the coaching sessions I have become confident that my purpose in life is unfolding before me and
is in alignment with my spiritual values and needs. I feel so empowered that no matter what comes my way I can handle it with grace, peace and clarity.
Thank you Lee for your sensible guidance, professional and fun attitude and most of all, your fresh perspective. A million times Thank you.
Day Marie Smith, Entrepreneur
It is my pleasure to recommend Lee Beaven as a life or business coach.
Working with Lee is upbeat, enlightening, inspiring and effective. She taught me how to focus on what gets results.
Lee helped me identify and analyze my management strengths and weaknesses, and her ability to address difficult situations helped me improve my own communication style, put myself in my teams’ shoes, and gain their support. In the year that Lee spent with me, our group has become a more effective team, and most of all, we now enjoy a fun and more productive atmosphere at work.
I will not hesitate to hire Lee again in the future.
– Peggy D., Nonprofit Events & Marketing Manager
It is my sincerest pleasure to recommend Lee Beaven as your life or business coach! A few years ago, my wife, Chris, and I were at crossroads in our careers. In my case, I was a retired Naval Officer and had been teaching for a few years under the “Troops to Teachers” Program. Lee helped me focus on what I really wanted to do in the education arena. With her good counsel and well reasoned coaching, I entered into a doctoral program in educational leadership at the University of Virginia, and in a very short time, received an educational leadership (School Principal) endorsement from the State of Virginia. Within a year, I was an Associate
Principal and Vocational Director of a Virginia High School! Without her help, I would have floundered and possibly never reached my career goals in education.
Best of all, she helped me uncover a buried passion to become a Park Ranger. She not only helped me uncover this desire, she encouraged me to dust it off, shine it up and put it in the forefront. After 7 years, I left the education field to pursue my dream of becoming a Park Ranger.
With the principles that I learned from Lee, I’ve been able to continually set clear and attainable goals related to my career, education, family, health, recreation, spirituality and even finances. Thank you,Lee, you’ve been a major influence in my life!!! I’m sure, Chris will say the same!!!
Fred T. Matthies
Retired Park Ranger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lee Beaven has the skill, tact and courage to discuss difficult issues in a very straight-forward way. She communicates in clear and concise way which helps me to pin point issues to work on . She really listens to my issues and can easily see things from my point of view.
– Fay.M. ~ Human Resources/Training/Special Projects
Retired - Sit ‘n Sleep, Culver City, CA
My husband and I started a full-time photography business eight years ago and as we were getting it going we found we have some very different ideas about how to run a business based on our two very different backgrounds in business. We also found that we were talking business with each other 24/7. We hired Sarah Lee Beaven to coach us once a week during our weekly planning meetings.
Lee not only helped guide us into more effective (non-emotional) communication so that we could move forward, she also helped us compartmentalize our time for better efficiency and to make sure we had personal time together and separately.
She always kept the tone upbeat and positive, while making sure we each got our time to present ideas. The ideas she helped us put in place at the beginning are still serving us well, and we have included her many times in our annual planning meetings to help us organize our thoughts into a workable plan.
We highly recommend Lee Beaven as a coach for new business owners, and any that find themselves at a stall, or getting ready to move to a new level. We are at that point again and will definitely call on her for a bit of coaching as we redefine one line of our business.
– Beth & Wolfgang Jasper
Wolfgang Jasper/Howldog Photography, Richmond, VA
“Lee has an excellent ability to ask smart questions, listen and coach individuals to an improved performance. She was instrumental in our efforts to develop and coach our sales teams contributing to 30 consecutive months of positive sales increases. Lee was effective in coaching associates face-to face and over the phone which gave us the flexibility to continue our coaching programs during tough economic times.”
Former VP of Stores, Storehouse Furniture
“Lee, brings a unique perspective to coaching. In 30 minutes she inspired me to make significant changes in my life that positively changed the course of my year! She thinks out of the box. Plus, she is so personable. A great experience!"