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    Ontological Life Coaching

  • About Me

    Hi, I am Vanessa!

     

     Life coaching has been a natural progression from personal training and hiking guiding but also a calling. My number one reason for doing all that I do, is the study and celebration of the human journey.

     

    I am a professional life coach trained by the Newfield Network, an accredited school through the International Coaches Federation.

    I spend my time between the Canadian Rockies in the town of Canmore, our southern home in Northern Nicaragua, and wherever in the world our work and adventure takes us! I love to cook, write, play my guitar, read, putter in the garden, adventure in the outdoors, travel and surf. And I'm totally addicted to audiobooks.

    It is my passion and honor to be a part of my clients path, to share the storms as well as the smooth seas, and help others create the life and relationships they want.

     

     

     

  • WHAT IS ONTOLOGICAL LIFE COACHING?

    I am an Ontological Life Coach. Together, you and I are an incredible tool that will streamline and focus your life in areas of your choice. Through powerful conversations and questions, reflection and in-site, I offer a focused space for you to find your own answers. Together we will clarify where you are at, where you want to go and create action plans and practices for you to get there! Coaching is a powerful tool in personal growth and achievement, as well as for business professionals looking for focused sessions on action plans, conflict resolution, leadership skills, and personal development.

     

    Ontological Coaching is the study of being. This approach takes coaching a step further from transactional coaching.

    We explore the language we use with ourselves and others in everyday life, the emotions that drive our world, and use the body as a domain of learning.

     

    We all live within our own unique universe that is created with our histories and experiences. These dictate how we run our world. Think of the wisdom and possibilities that might come to us by looking through different eyes, with different perspective?

     

    A typical session might look something like this.

     

    We connect in person, via Skype or phone. Have a quick general catch up, then talk about homework. How it felt, did you do it? What did it teach you?

     

    We then move into the subject at hand. This is a key responsibility of the client to bring to the table what they would like to be coached on. Then we dive into the heart of the session.

     

    The last ten minutes might include new actions for the week, or practices to support a new awareness. You might create a tick list of must do's. You create your own plan, I help clarify the details.

     

    Check out the different packages for your journey from Coaching, Personal training, to Customized Retreats around the globe!

    Personal Testimonials

     

    "Vanessa has been an invaluable guide for me over the last 6 months. She has been instrumental in helping me achieve key milestones in my business and personal life. Vanessa has an amazing ability to listen and then ask those thought provoking questions that enable me to identify and implement in easy and manageable steps the key changes necessary to create powerful change in my life. Thank you for enriching my life’s journey and delivering such awareness and insight!" - Mike L

     

     

    "Within my training Vanessa gave me the ability to achieve the successes I
    have. She has always encompassed all of my goals into a efficient and effective strategy with a holistic approach. The plans were well thought out and monitored and adjusted as circumstances arose which took us down the path of success.
    Within my personal self Vanessa took me from being on my knees to standing tall and able to face myself in the mirror. My life is full and complex. She never gave up on me.

    Vanessa did all of the above, not with empathy and consoling, but with
    strength and confidence.
    Vanessa has an inner strength (force) that will lead you to your goals." - C Fraser

    Personal Testimonials

     

     

    "Vanessa has been an invaluable guide for me over the last 6 months. She has been instrumental in helping me achieve key milestones in my business and personal life. Vanessa has an amazing ability to listen and then ask those thought provoking questions that enable me to identify and implement in easy and manageable steps the key changes necessary to create powerful change in my life. Thank you for enriching my life’s journey and delivering such awareness and insight!" - Mike L

     

     

    "Within my training Vanessa gave me the ability to achieve the successes I
    have. She has always encompassed all of my goals into a efficient and effective strategy with a holistic approach. The plans were well thought out and monitored and adjusted as circumstances arose which took us down the path of success.
    Within my personal self Vanessa took me from being on my knees to standing tall and able to face myself in the mirror. My life is full and complex. She never gave up on me.

    Vanessa did all of the above, not with empathy and consoling, but with
    strength and confidence.
    Vanessa has an inner strength (force) that will lead you to your goals." - C Fraser

     

     

     

    "I had the opportunity to visit Vanessa in person for a couple of sessions. After our first session I felt as though I had my ducks back in a row. I went in seeing her with a complete scatter brain and so many thoughts, Vanessa had such a great way of helping me figure out how to prioritize my thoughts and then further help me with strategies to go about accomplishing my goals.

    Vanessa is incredible with allowing you to speak about your most pressing thoughts, she really makes you feel comfortable and like you can tell her anything. She is also great at helping you stay on track to ensure you have a productive session and really leave feeling like you have a better sense of your thoughts.

    I always look forward to my next session with Vanessa, I leave feeling so confident in what steps i need to take next and how to go about pursuing my goals.

    Thank you Vanessa for not only being a helpful ear, but genuinely caring about helping others and having such a kind heart." H.C.

  • READY?

    If you are ready to embark on a coaching journey, congratulations. You have just given yourself a wonderful gift.

    I offer a complimentary 30 min phone/skype consultation to answer questions and clarify the coaching process. Please call or email to set up an appointment!

    Stoke Your Fire Intro $450

    5 one hour sessions with the 6th session complimentary
    over 3 months. (6 sessions total)

    Why three months? Because deep, sustainable change takes time.

    •   Pay monthly so it's easier on the pocket book!
    •   Ongoing text and email support.
    •   Bi weekly co-designed homework, and an accountability partner to keep you moving forward.
    •   Coaching anywhere! In person, phone, Skype, private retreats anywhere on the planet. Let's do this!

    3 Month Premium Package: $1275

    This is a premium wellness package for those dedicated to complete lifestyle transformation.

    Includes:

    • 2 Personal training programs that are 6 weeks long each (6 sessions total) that include written take home programs.
    • 6 1h life coaching sessions.
    • Weekly email catch up sessions with program support.
    • 2h basic nutrition and menu planning.
    • Text and email support.

    SYF Monthly Features!!

    Featuring "Mind Your Marbles" Month

    I want to make coaching a priority so I am offering 4-1/h sessions for the month, for only $220 Canadian Dollars.

    Email me at stokeyourfire.com for more details

  • Retreats

    Coaching and fitness holidays personalized for you!

    Come join us in the beautiful & wild Northern Nicaragua.

    Winter 2017/18

    Come build your own adventure in Northern Nicaragua! So much has changed in the north over the years we have been here. The community is expanding with so many options for wellness activities, adventure, great food and fun in the sun. Working in partnership with local retreat centers and surf camps, you can personalize the best retreat fit for you - or build your own! From fitness and adventure to life coaching, yoga and nutrition. Bring a group, the family or come on your own. Message me for inquiries or details!

    SYF and Gracious Living

    Presents!

    Winter/Spring 2018

    Yoga Fitness Fusion! March 10-17 2018

    With Vanessa Plimley and Grace Van Berkum

    Hosted at the Gracious Living Oasis in Northern Nicaragua. Fitness and Yoga classes daily, plant based menu for optimal cell health, Life Coaching, and fun in the sunshine!

    Loads of additional activities available. Surfing, SUP, massage, horseback riding and so much more!

    Book here:

    https://www.graciouslivingoasis.com

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  • Personal Training

    Vanessa Plimley NNPC, MES, CPT, SMS1

    Vanessa Plimley works all over the world, offering retreats, one on one personal training and seasonal classes. She has over 14 years in the fitness industry as a strength and conditioning coach, post rehab exercise specialist, and fitness instructor for outdoor/ indoor Boot Camp, Spin, TRX and Agility conditioning.

     

    She has worked with a variety of clients, from dry land conditioning for Hockey Canada development teams, the Banff Hockey Academy and professional athletes, to rehabilitation, weight loss and general conditioning. Her passion is supporting people to achieve their goals both in their bodies and their lives.

     

    When not in the gym can be found hiking guiding, playing in the mountains and surfing around the world.

     

    Rates :

    $85/h, but the more you buy the cheaper it gets!

    Contact for details.


    Customized program design

    ( 5 sessions+ customized printed program ) $400

     

    Program update 

    (2 sessions) $170

     

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