Do you want to be a caregiver AND lead a fulfilling life? Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone.
Caregiver Coaching might be for you if
Pressure from non-caregiver siblings and family is causing stress
You feel like you have put the rest of your life on hold
The person you are caring for has unrealistic expectations
You aren’t prioritizing your own health and rest
You feel like you don’t have the right to make choices
There are no boundaries in your relationships
You just can’t get a break from the emotional grind
Why are we so passionate about helping people who are caring for older loved ones? Well, it’s personal. Our founder and CEO, Kay Coughlin, tells the story this way:
“Almost a decade ago, my family and I moved back to my hometown to live next door to my parents. At the time, my parents didn’t need any help with their personal tasks, but they were having trouble keeping up with their 5-acre property. So my husband and I decided it was time to transition our family into a living situation that would allow me to become my parents’ primary caregiver whenever the need would arise.
While we didn’t plan to live in the same house with my parents, construction on their house was delayed – and we had no choice but to live under the same roof for almost two months! Very quickly, I began to study how we were behaving toward one another. We all love and respect each other very much, but I’ll let you imagine what it would be like to suddenly be crammed into a 3-bedroom ranch house with your parents and all of their worldly possessions, and with your spouse and kids and all of their stuff, too!
Over time, I learned that I could make some small changes in my thinking, behavior, language, and the way I was making decisions – and that my small changes could have a significant impact on the quality of life and love for everyone in my family.”
Now, we help clients learn how they can change their thoughts, beliefs and actions to reduce stress, build a new and loving relationship with the people they care for, and succeed in all areas of their lives, even beyond their duties as a caregiver.
Caregiver Coaching helps you
Design and live your own fulfilling life
Be fully present at work, at home, and as a caregiver
Love the person you are caring for unconditionally
Change family dynamics to reduce your stress
Set realistic expectations and boundaries as a caregiver
Ask for help when you need it
Change your thinking so you can sleep, eat right and exercise
Carve out time for yourself
Set goals to achieve what you desire in all areas of your life
Kay Coughlin, CEO and Chief Facilitator of Facilitator On Fire, has a vision to create a world that is generously inclusive of all five adult generations.
Kay’s keynote addresses and seminars help leaders and managers build amazing multi-generational teams in workplaces. “Caregiver Coaching” helps caregivers reclaim their own fulfilling life AND be a good caregiver.
Facilitator on Fire is a subsidiary of Donor Relations Mindset LLC, which Kay founded in 2015. She lives with her husband and children in central Ohio. Kay can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.