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Heard of Speed-dating? Try Speed-Coaching.

Everyone faces challenges in life, and everyone has goals, and yet it can be hard to know how to find help—and sometimes even how to phrase the question. Enter “Sparking Change: an Evening of Speed-Coaching” on Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.

The idea for the evening came from motivational coach Cate Baio.

“Cate contacted me about an innovative way to give local folks a taste of some of the different kinds of coaching that are available right here,” says Adult Services Coordinator Anne DeGrace. “I thought it was a brilliant idea.”

Participants will experience 20-minute micro-coaching sessions with professional coaches working in the areas of business, leadership, divorce, women’s empowerment, and life transitions. All that’s required is a brief summary of who you are, the challenge you’re facing, and what you’d like to gain from your time with your coach. The sessions are free of charge.

“People can expect to come away with some clarity, perhaps some action steps to take,” Baio explains. A motivational speaker, conference presenter, and women’s empowerment coach, she’s excited for people in the community to get a sense of what’s possible. “This is a fast, fun way to create a clear path to you goals.”

Along with Baio, coaches include Peg Christian (performance coach); Jen Gare (divorce and transition); Fenando Murray Loueiro (small and family business); Carolina Ribiero De Almeida (transition coach); and Birgit Treiple (life coach and small business consultant) and Brodie Whitney (transformational leadership). In addition to the 20-minute one-on-one sessions available on a first come, first served basis, group sessions allow several people at a time to get tips and insights from a coach.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and participants will be able to sign up with the coach of their choice. Full information about each coach will be available. For more information contact DeGrace at 505-5684.

Photo Caption: Motivational coach Cate Baio. — Submitted photo