Reframing Strengths...Transforming Lives.
My name is Nancy Clifford and for the last 30+ years, I have coached individuals, from teens to retirees, to understand themselves more deeply and to use these new insights to improve internal wellness, rework life story, and initiate next steps to build rich, satisfying lives.
My practice, LIFELINE THERAPY, offers personal coaching in the following areas:
As a personality specialist, I use my deep knowledge of signature strengths to help you navigate the unique and challenging psychological journey that accompanies all transitions.
WHAT TYPE OF SUPPORT WOULD BE HELPFUL?
Are you stuck in a career or work setting that is frustrating or draining and are looking to make a positive change?
Are you feeling tentative about a role, phase, or transition in your life and need extra support as you explore new possibilities?
Are you in recovery from addiction or mental health issues and want to bring a sense of stability and well-being to your life?
Nancy’s Distinctive Approach
RESTORES YOUR WHOLENESS...
I love to start clients on a path to recovery or “Return to Self” that provides the most fertile ground for change, using type and temperament as a guide. Tapping into signature strengths is like breaking a code or gathering “insider information”.
And it begins by rewriting the story about you that you tell yourself.
With laser-like focus and skill, Nancy will help you find and embrace your Essence – the unique blend of personality, temperament, interests, gifts and spirit that makes you who you are.
In my Actionable Insights Program, I will guide you through six sessions of intensive exploration to help identify the inalienable truths about yourself that most effectively lead to personal transformation.
Survey your levels of life satisfaction and sources of stress due to perceived obstacles and/or limitations.
Articulate your core strengths (what you Like and Do Well) and the Desired Outcomes you wish to achieve.
Collect your career and life history, illuminating significant experiences on your lifeline.
Explore your gifts and interests and how they will help incorporate passion, purpose, and legacy in your life.
Administer and interpret the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator)and/or Keirsey Temperament Sorter.
Identify your personality preferences including work, learning, and leadership styles, and relationship needs.
EXPLORATION OF POSSIBILITIES
Select and narrate achievement stories that highlight your competencies.
Apply accomplishment history to identify Possible Selves and elevate those things you appreciate most about yourself to formulate a Favorite Self.
STRENGTHEN INTERNAL RESOURCES
Convert your old story to a new story that matches what you feel with what you tell.
Develop a coherent narrative that fortifies your identity and builds self-esteem and courage.
RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTION PLANS
Complete the program with specific recommendations to transform your Actionable Insights into a new vision and plan for the future and a more affirming narrative.
To learn more about the Actionable Insights Program, please click here.
Nancy combines deep knowledge and an intuitive wisdom with a quick wit and gentle humor that engages clients and inspires trust. An articulate and gifted communicator, she resonates with each client and opens new pathways of thinking for them in a very short time. Simply put, Nancy is an exceptional coach who changes lives!
Margie Cherry, Assistant Director, Alumni Career Services, Lafayette College; Career and Life Coach
Nancy Clifford, M.A.
Career and life Coach
LIFELINE THERAPY provides guidance and support for individuals with varying needs and interests.
Continually changing jobs and careers throughout a lifetime is the new norm. The average is about 10-15 job moves over your whole career.
I teach you how to process internal changes and harness favorite strengths to produce more satisfying, good-fit results.
Change happens throughout our life. Sometimes it happens to us, and other times we elect to make changes to improve.
In either case, I help you evaluate options and identify how to use change as a valuable opportunity to grow.
At LIFELINE THERAPY we focus on two areas of recovery:
Individuals looking for support in their self-help program of recovery from an addiction (e.g., drugs, alcohol, food).
Individuals looking for help navigating work/life issues associated with mental health challenges (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADD).
Your Essence (the blend of personality, temperament, interests, gifts, and spirit) was and is exactly who you are meant to be...it's a matter of remembering it and bringing it forward. You might also have to locate a few parts of your essence left behind. Once you gather them up, you'll need to love your essence and bring it into a permanent place in your life.
Nancy’s message – that those with or affected by addiction need to strengthen themselves through discovery of their personality and essence - is needed in the world.
Ann W. Smith, MS, LPC, LMFT, Executive Director of Breakthrough at Caron, (a PA drug and alcohol treatment center)
Nancy is a compassionate and insightful coach. Her belief that everyone can find work that is meaningful to them and that harmonizes with one's core strengths is contagious and encouraging. She is a great antidote to career malaise.
J. L., IT Project Consultant
I was looking ahead to a major transition – retirement - and initially filled with a jumble of conflicting emotions ranging from excitement to impending grief and sadness. Nancy helped me to tune in to my truest self and reshape my future by reconnecting with lifelong but dormant dreams, desires and goals.
M. W., Non-Profit Professional
From the first time we met, through the years of our coaching relationship, Nancy was a close and thoughtful listener. I felt quite the center of attention but not as if I were under a critical microscope. Rather, I felt like Nancy took real joy in noticing and pointing out my strengths to me, especially the ones I might have ignored for years and years.
M.P., Environmental Educator/Landscaper/OCD
Contact me to set up a FREE, get-acquainted 20 minute call to find out if my coaching aligns with your needs.