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A New Deep Awakening for Cindy…

I could tell Cindy was worried as soon as she walked into my office.  Her face was solemn and her brow furled and the usual warm and sunny Cindy wasn’t in the room.  I asked her, “what’s going on Cindy, you look stressed?”

Cindy replied “I haven’t been sleeping well lately.  I’ve been thinking it’s time to start my coaching business but I’m very worried that I won’t make enough money.  I’m embarrassed to say that I don’t know If I can really do this.  What if I can’t charge enough to pay my bills, what if I can’t help people in the way I want to, what if I make all this effort and it doesn’t work out?  What if I fail?”

Can you relate to Cindy?  I know I can.  If you are like most people who want to start something new, whether it’s a business, a new relationship or even a new exercise program, there are those moments when your thoughts are telling you “YOU CAN’T DO THIS, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?”  It feels like you are screaming at yourself…how is that possible?

It’s a well-known statistic that we humans can have as many as 50,000 thoughts a day and that 98% of them are thoughts we’ve had before, thousands of times before in fact.  Up to 80% of our thoughts each day are often negative.  Our mind is caught in a continual loop of negative thinking that we’ve already thought thousands of times before!  No wonder we yell at ourselves!  And no wonder we have a difficult time talking our self into taking a risk and trying something new.

Cindy came to see me to participate in a RIM* session.  We sat down and I helped her get comfortable, close her eyes and begin to breathe deeply.  In the next sixty minutes, Cindy experienced a Conversation to Awakening, my name for the RIM process.

Cindy’s RIM session took place in April of 2013.

Recently, I checked in with her to see what’s happening in her life now.

Tresa, I am so thankful to report that the clarity I received from doing Conversations to Awakening with you led me down an amazing path of freedom, growth, and joy in my life these past few years. I worked another two years at my corporate job, purposefully saving plenty of money to give me a sabbatical to travel extensively after both of my kids went off to college. I took an entire year to travel through 26 states and live by the ocean for a few months. I also went on a mission trip to Africa! Then I moved to a community more aligned with who I am and started my own business. Recently, I published my memoir about Africa and have had a wonderful response, leading to speaking engagements, additional writing opportunities, and fundraising efforts generated by the readers. At the same time, I am building a platform online through my website, blog, and social media efforts. I am thrilled to be using my coaching, speaking, and writing skills to support people personally and professionally through my own business at last! My life feels truly magical, and the possibilities are endless!”

Cindy D. Whitmer

Licensed Counselor, Author, Coach, Speaker,

Tresa Leftenant CFP® Author, Reinvention Mentor

Your Conversations To Awakening Facilitator

Tresa Leftenant transformed her life from complaining blaming victim to empowered leader.  She tells her story in her book Reinventing HER – Helping Women Plan, Pursue and Capitalize on Their Next Chapter.  Tresa is dedicated to teaching women the lessons she learned that transformed her life.

My personal reinvention in my 40’s is the drive behind my books, workshops and speaking topics.  It is not only my passion to pass on what I’ve learned; it is also my responsibility.  I am very clear there is no way I could even think about helping people reinvent their life had I not done the work in my own life first”.

Tresa’s coaching certifications include Certified Jack Canfield Success Principles Trainer and Certified RIM* Facilitator.  She is an international speaker, workshop facilitator and contributed chapters to three joint venture books; Forming a Deep Long Term Connection, Successful Living & Successful Marriage – Learn from International Experts How to Create a Happy Marriage, compiled by Jose Gomez, MD., My Story of ReinventionLiving the Success Principles, compiled by Jack Canfield, and Mastering the Inner You for Kick-ass Business Success, Coaching for Entrepreneurs, How Life Coaching Can Help Entrepreneurs Improve Their Bottom Line, compiled by Jeannette Koczela.  Tresa is also a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and Founder of My Financial Design, a boutique financial advisory firm in Bellevue, WA.  Learn more at

*Conversations to Awakening is based on RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory), a process created by Dr. Deb Sandella, an award-winning psychotherapist, international bestselling author of Goodbye Hurt and Pain, 7 Simple Steps for Health, Love and Success, university professor and originator of the revolutionary RIM (Regenerating Images in Memory). Learn more about RIM and Dr. Deb here