I mentioned to a friend I needed to get away and take a road trip needed to “find myself” she said come with me to Iowa on a retreat. I mulled it over for a bit and said why not? I didn’t know what to expect but meeting Joleen was exactly what I was meant to do that weekend. I began to discover I am important, I need to take care of myself, most importantly I NEED to love myself. Joleen taught me to treat myself as my own best friend. I enjoyed my day so much I went out on a limb and asked her if I could become a client of hers and would she consider coaching me? Even though I live 3 hours away to my surprise Joleen said she would be honored to be my life coach! I felt such a powerful connection to her that first day! We began via phone, then advanced to Skype which is very awesome to see her, and from the comfort of my own home. Joleen has taught me to love myself, and to speak my truth without regret or guilt or fear. My whole life I have always cared for others and not myself, I would feel guilt if I even thought of doing something for myself, I felt my whole life I have felt undeserving of anything good. I have learned through Joleen that I do matter, I am a good, beautiful, caring person who deserves to take care of myself in order to care for others I need to take care of myself and stand up for myself and how I treat myself is how society will treat me. In short I have learned how to love, treat, and respect myself and I owe a lot of this to Joleen. I don’t feel I would be where I am without her! I will never forget that road trip to Iowa. Joleen is truly doing what she is meant to do! There were times when Joleen spoke her truth with me and I respected that something’s are hard to here but I needed to hear it!