Hi, I'm Gage :)

If you've made it this far, you're probably wondering who I am and what I'm all about.

You might be curious about if I'm just another one of those new-age-y, spiritual life coaches (oh god please no), or if I'm the real deal.  

Well, let me see if I can shed some light on the subject... 

 

1.  I'm from Lincoln, Nebraska. Yep - born and bred in the heartland. I moved from Nebraska to California at age 13 (my parents split and I moved in with my dad), so I like to think that I got the best of both worlds:  the kind & practical nature of a Nebraskan, and the laid back open-mindedness of a Californian :)

2.  I'm a Soul Centered Professional Coach AND a Co-Active Professional Coachwhich is essentially a long way of saying that I like to make sure that I'm well-trained before working with people.

3.  The (long-ish) backstory to why I became a life coach:  When I was in high school, I had an eating disorder. I was a compulsive overeater and binged on food as a way to help me cope with what I wasn't able to feel or deal with emotionally. Read more...

4.  I love to vacuum.  Yes, it's a control issue, but whatever. There are worse control issues to have.

5.  My Masters Degree is in spiritual psychology.  You might be wondering: What the heck is spiritual psychology?? 

Well, my teachers - Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick (the directors of the University of Santa Monica) - have defined it this way:

"Spiritual psychology is the art and practice of conscious awakening, awakening into the awareness of who we truly are.  And there are three essential questions [that we ask in this practice]:  Who am I?  Why am I here/What is my purpose? How can I make a more meaningful contribution?"  

For me, awakening to who I truly am and what I'm here to do/be/share has been such an important (and always evolving) inquiry in my life. So as a coach, I help my clients explore and live into their own evolving and unfolding life purpose - or, who they are and what they are here to share in the world.  

6.  In addition to spiritual psychology, I love learning about all kinds of things:  Prior to getting my Masters, I earned a Bachelors in Spanish & Fine Art.  I also hold two coaching certifications, a 200-hour yoga teacher certification, and I am qualified to give CPR (which I truly hope no one around me ever needs). 

7.  To date, I have enacted two Vision Fasts.  In May of 2014 I enacted my first Vision Fast: three days and nights alone, in nature, without food, praying for a vision to bring back for my people. Most people think this is utterly insane; for me, it's just one way I know how to pray and get back to what is really true. 

8.  My coaching philosophy is simple:  I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my job is to help you hear your own answers within (those authentic, life-enhancing answers), and live them into the world.  My job is also about challenging you to stretch beyond what you think is possible for yourself, and really go for it.