Frequently Asked Questions

What is Intuition?

“Instinctive and unconscious knowing without deduction or reasoning.”

Intuition is receiving input and ideas without knowing exactly how and where you got them from. You simply know it is not from yourself. Like creativity, intuitive inspiration often happens when someone becomes one with the activity.

Intuition can be developed and at its highest level leads to a conscious contact with higher levels of wisdom and consciousness.

Intuitive decision making is far more than using common sense because it involves additional sensors to perceive and become aware of the information from outside. Sometimes it is referred to as a gut feeling, sixth sense, inner sense, instinct, inner voice, etc.

It is related to developing a higher consciousness in order to train these sensors and to make the process of receiving information intuitively a more conscious one. People who can’t accept the existence of such sensors may instead call it tapping into “collective intelligence” or “collective unconscious”.

Albert Einstein (Theoretical physicist who is widely considered one of the greatest physicists of all time. Best known for the theory of relativity, said:

“The only really valuable thing is intuition.”
“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.”

Alexis Carrel (French surgeon, biologist and eugenicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) said:

“All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.”
“Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.”

What is an Intuitive Session?

An Intuitive Session is like a session with a coach or a mentor. There is a lot of processing, releasing and transforming of mental, emotional and physical energy blocks that you might be experiencing in your life. And that’s why a good reading is an opportunity for you as a client to heal and feel better instantaneously.
I personally guide you and mentor you through the time of the consultation using my heightened perception. I reveal your soul purpose, lessons and obstacles in this lifetime. Then we look at where you are today, and how to best align with your plan, overcome your blocks, and restore your wellbeing immediately. The result is getting the answers that you need to proceed with grace and peace.

What can I expect from an intuitive counseling session with Vanessa?

Vanessa has been a professional intuitive since 1990 and has done consultation for thousands of individuals. Her clients come from all over the world and from every walk of life. (She speaks four languages.) She is widely regarded as one of the best intuitive counselors in the field today. When you get a reading with Vanessa, you get practical guidance with actionable steps you can take to change your life and get what you want.

She helps people gain clarity about their direction in life and move towards greater happiness and fulfillment. The real purpose of the Intuitive Session then is to:
♦ Get rid of confusion,
♦ Make a decision,
♦ Gain more clarity,
♦ Recognize challenges in regards to your health, work, relationships and finances and available routes to take in order to overcome them.

Sessions are self assuring, confidence building and empowering.

Vanessa also teaches others how to develop their intuition.

What makes a good intuitive session?

♦ You receive clarity with regard to your questions.
♦ You receive a three-month overview which helps you gain direction for different areas of your life.
♦ Being with Vanessa raises your vibrations and you feel calmer and happier as a result of the session.
♦ You record the session or take notes so you can go over it in the comfort of your home.

During your session you’ll receive guidance in areas such as:

Career: What career path would bring you the greatest happiness and fulfillment, and what can you do right now to transition from your current career?

Relationships: Does your current relationship have long-term potential? What can you do to attract a loving, stimulating partner into your life? Is a new relationship waiting around the corner?

Life Purpose: Are you fulfilling your soul’s purpose for this lifetime? What are your unique soul gifts, and are you using them in your day-to-day life? Are you having an impact?

What are the Typical Questions People Have Asked During a Session

Here is a small sampling of questions asked during consultation:
What do I need to do to become a vibrational match for an amazing relationship?
How can I transition from my current job that I dislike to the one I really want?
What am I missing that my guides really want me to know?
Why can’t I lose weight and what can I do to get the body I want?
What is my life purpose? Why am I here?
Should I stay in this relationship or leave?
Should I move and if so, where?
What college major is going to work out best for me?
What are YOUR pressing questions? What do YOU want to know?

How do you schedule your Intuitive Session?

If you’re coming in person to see me at Serenity Now, then call them to make your appointment. Call Serenity Now at (727) 787-5400. During the day I also do phone sessions from Serenity Now.

If you’re calling from out of Florida and need an evening consultation, please call me at (727) 642-1950 to book your appointment. We can also use SKYPE to set up a video call. Then you can go to my website and make your payment through PayPal.

On the days I am scheduled at Serenity Now, the request for an appointment may require that I stay as late as eight o’clock. Accordingly, I am establishing evening sessions for Sunday and Monday evenings from 9 through 11 PM Eastern daylight Time.

What I offer you?

I will be completely and 100% honest with you during your session. If I feel you need to make major changes in your life in order to get where you want to go, I’ll tell you. If you ask me a question and I am not able to intuitively receive an answer, I’ll tell you.

I strive to be empowering. I don’t just tell you what’s wrong, I’ll tell you what you can do about it and move in a more positive direction in your life.

No judgment. If you’re going through hard times or you have a burning question in your mind about a difficult or awkward topic, know that you are free to tell me about it .Your reading is about you, and what steps you can take to improve your situation for the better, no matter where you are.

Your privacy and trust are important to me. Your reading, and everything we discuss, will be kept strictly confidential.

May I just ask you to tell me whenever you see?

Yes you can. I usually frame this within a three month time window.

May I interrupt you with questions while you do this?

Of course you can. When I touch on an area of your life that you are interested in, feel free to ask me to expand on this.

May I ask the questions with an extended timeframe? Beyond the three months?

Of course you may. Some of your questions may cover a longer time frame.

Is everything I tell you confidential?

Yes, all aspects of the conversation are confidential.

How long a session do I require?

That depends on what you want to accomplish. Here are some general guidelines:

20 Minute Specific. A 20 minute consultation is good to get a three-month overview just to see what’s coming up for you, or you could just focus on specific areas of concern that need answers now

30 Minute Initial. Many of my 100’s of client tell me that they value a 30 minute initial session as it gave them a good overview of the next three months and adequate time for questions and coaching on several issues. Many of my initial clients take a 30 minute initial consultation because it gives them the time to obtain a really good overview and then discuss their action steps in support of the areas.

45 Minute Overall. Clients that are seeking more intuitive counseling and coaching find that a 45 minutes session is just about right. It provides more time to go into depth and discuss your questions. Clients that come for consultation 2-4 times a year have the time to compare past consultation and devote more time to personal development and their goals.

60 Minute – Comprehensive. This provides sufficient time to cover all areas: relationships, finance, career, family, health, etc. It gives us more time to go into greater depth and answer most of your questions.

How often may I come for a consultation?

I usually suggest a three month timeframe. Some people come more frequently when they are going through a crisis. And when that passes they come less often.

May I do phone consultation?

Yes. Phone consultation are available, just e-mail or call me to set up your appointment.

Is it possible to have a consultation on Skype?

Yes it is. We can arrange this in advance when you set up the appointment. It can be set up as audio only or audio with video.

What is Inspired Living Coaching, Counseling and Mentoring?

As we view it, coaching, counseling and mentoring are different words for basically the same activity. We have both done Coaching, Counseling and mentoring – we will refer to this as Coaching – for many years in professional firms and for the last 10 years with our own company. We have served hundreds, even thousands of people, to create and then realize well-formed outcomes that are inspiring, motivating, and possible. To achieve the clients desired results we always start by helping our clients clearly define what their outcomes are.

The most compelling reason for having a coach is that people are unwilling to wait to get what they want. Self-help is a distant second to coaching, Who has the patience and capacity to work on themselves, all by themselves?

  • Coaching is distinct from consulting, therapy, and friendship. The coach/client relationship is a designed alliance, focusing on maximizing opportunities, not just on solving problems.
  • People hire a coach because they want MORE of something (money, time, happiness, success, and freedom) or LESS of something (frustration, delays, missing opportunities, etc.)
  • As a coach we work with clients on life, personal and business/career goals. A therapist works on issues. There’s a big difference.
  • Coaching works because of the synergy resulting from a professional partnership.

Why Utilize Coaching?

  • Studies show that coaching, added to education/instruction significantly improves performance. Just by adding coaching you almost double the performance.
  • Assistance is about giving you the opportunity to come up with your own insights and solutions. Coaching is not about giving advice.
  • Coaching supports, challenges, and holds the client accountable to make consistent (often dramatic) progress towards their outcomes.
  • Coaching is a designed alliance, focusing on maximizing opportunities, not just on solving problems.
  • Coaching is used by people because they want MORE of something (money, time, happiness, success, and freedom) or LESS of something (frustration, delays, missed opportunities, etc.).

As we view it, effective coaching and consulting means assisting our clients to create and then realize well-formed outcomes that are inspiring, motivating, and possible.

Why is Inspired Living Coaching so very important today?
Today, change is impacting every area of our lives, and the change is accelerating. In our dynamic modern times change is inevitable. What is your approach to change? There are four choices – Which do you normally choose?

  • Resist change,
  • Be passive and just watch it happen,
  • React to the changes being imposed upon you, or
  • Proactively initiate changes that will shape and create your desired future.

Everyone experiences change. Have you noticed that the change that is imposed on you is the most stressful and difficult to cope with? As you encounter change, “the difference that will make the difference,” will be the choices and decisions you make regarding change itself:

How will you convert the changes and challenges you face today into opportunities? How will you be more aware of the critical and important decision points in your life and business?

How will you shift from being at the “effect of change” to “being the cause of change”? How will you develop and generate improved alternatives and choices? How will you then take the required actions?

How will you adapt new and improved thinking that will initiating “New Causes? Albert Einstein said:

“The thinking that created the problem can never be the thinking that solves the problem.”

What are the topics and areas of my life where coaching can be valuable?

Personal Outcomes – What are your specific and personal SMART Outcomes: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant/Realistic, Timely)? We will have provided you tools and techniques to clearly define your SMART Outcomes. Share those with us so we can help you focus on and achieve your desired and deserved life, as you define it.

Business & Career Outcomes. – What are your business and Career Outcomes for the next 3-5 years? What is your longer term vision for creating rewarding work, business and career. What are your strongest skills and talents? What are you doing or are you going to do to keep improving and developing these skills?

Wins -Wins are the purpose of coaching. When you reach an important outcome, accomplish a task, or have something wonderful happen, you have scored a win. Share these with us. We want to know and celebrate with you. And by sharing with someone who really listens, the win becomes even more rewarding and sets you up for the next win and builds greater confidence for success.

Results and Feedback – Because our clients have established SMART outcomes they can play the improved game of life: “No failure only feedback.” Ultimately coaching is about achieving results. Accordingly we encourage our clients to take special notice of the results they are producing and to use this as feedback compared to the smart outcomes they created.

A Problem – Life does have its share of problems. The contract was cancelled, an employee left unexpectedly, you caught the flu before your big presentation. Whatever the problem, talk about it with your coach. Just communicating with someone who listens takes away some of the sting. And once you’ve been heard, the solution (and there is always a solution) may present itself. It is worth sharing even those events which “really aren’t a problem, but we would ask that if you bring up a problem and/or issue that you also be ready to discuss solutions and action steps.

A New Idea – Do you have a germ of an idea? A concept for that best-selling novel? Figured out how to make money in marketing? Share your ideas with your coach who is a safe person for even your most delicate and sensitive ideas. Your Inspired Living coach won’t debate the merits with you. He or she will listen, help you develop them, and take actions that are the most personally and financially feasible ones .

Financial Results – You are paying for professional coaching service so you should expect to create some financial value from working with your coach. Be willing to articulate your immediate and long-term financial goals with your coach and get support in reaching them. What specific financial results would you ideally like to achieve to know that you are realizing an excellent return on your coaching investment.

Ask for Advice and Feedback – Your coach is knowledgeable and experienced. Feel free to get the best of your coach’s experience by asking for advice and criticism. You can expect that your coach will also take the initiative to offer you feedback when she or he thinks it would be helpful.

Creating a personal Inspired Living Plan – The majority of people spend more time planning an annual vacation than they do planning a life. More and more we are coming to see and fully realize that we are the creators of our life. Many people are life observers and they observe, see life is happening to them. Inspired Living starts with the premise that we, along with spirit, are the creators of our life. By our vision, values, beliefs, choices and actions we can focus on creating the life we desire and deserve.

Inspired Living Coaching enables you to create your own plan and path. It does so by supporting and empowering you to draw extensively on your inner vision and wisdom. This enables you to create a life of greater purpose, meaning, success and value based on your terms and the beat of your drum rather than society, the economy and other pressures .

To obtain our coaching assistance and support – just call or email us to discuss you special needs. After we talk with you, if we feel we can be of value and help, we will collaboratively develop a plan. Upon your acceptance we will send you an invoice from PayPal for easy on-line payment.

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