Our work together turned everything around Sarah Van Aken, CEO and Fashion Designer, Philadelphia PA
I am now more productive in less time at work and spend more time with those I love Nina Berryman, Farm Manager, Philadelphia PA
Erin quickly identified the #1 issue holding me back Diane Young Sussman RestoreInnerWealth.com
“Wherever you direct your attention, energy follows”, or, How a newspaper article changed my life. Ellen Sweeney, Writer, Warrington PA
I have found my place in the world, am more clear & focused, and unplug from my work-life with ease. Irma Jennings, Bone Health Coach, New Hope PA
Erin’s coaching was like a wake up call or a reset button. Dave Schiman Acupuncturist, Philadelphia PA
I have re-prioritized my life and now have what matters most to me on my “to-do” list. Nora Mullen Dance Educator, Yogi, and Mom, Oreland, PA
I’ve lost 73 lb, I feel fantastic, and no longer feel like a bystander to my goals. Karen Rossignol, Wellness Practice Owner, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master
I feel empowered and will carry Erin’s teachings with me for lifetimes Eleanor Byström, Artist/Painter, Stockholm Sweden
A total sense of renewal and a savoring of life! Kalpana Patankar, MD, M. Ac. Acupuncturist, with ever deepening interest in Indian Classical music (sitar) and gardening and cooking.
Because of my work with Erin, I feel enabled to make positive changes in my life. Anika Fontaine Former Non-Profit Consultant, Current Project Coordinator, Georgetown University Washington D.C.
A Total Quality of Life Upgrade! Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger Singer-songwriter, Mother of 2, Grad Student New York, NY
I’m now living life the way I really want to live! Emilie McDonald Sustainable Living Advocate, Philadelphia, PA
My work with Erin has had a lasting and profound effect on my life and professional well-being. Kara A., Interior Designer + Sustainability Consultant
Erin’s guidance, support, and intuition inspired a healing journey DR, Alexandria, VA
Our work together turned everything around
A year ago, I felt like my life was a disaster. I felt totally stuck and trapped, and I really needed a guiding light and a beacon. Erin has an incredible intuition. She was able to recognize and help me bring to light things that I would have struggled to recognize on my own (and I am a pretty self aware individual). It wasn’t just that I grew through our work but it was the way she worked to enable me to cultivate it.
I found her work style incredible. She was able to come to the context of my life and experience and work from the knowledge base I had to build upon in a way that has been highly effective for me. Erin was an incredible support during a time in my work and personal life when I felt like I was moving a mountain, and I walked away with life tools and an understanding of myself that brought me to a new place. Now, I’m more excited than even before I started my business. It’s like the beginning of my new life.
I am now more productive in less time at work and spend more time with those I love
When I came to Erin, I was drowning in a backlog of thousands of emails, struggling to get on top of things at the farm, and learning how to fit in time with those I love—no matter how close or far they lived from me. I was worried about how to balance my time and reduce my stress level, and I wanted to change my perception of always feeling behind at the farm.
After just 3 months of working together, I can now relax and fully enjoy my time with those I love when I’m not at work! I am a better farm manager because I can stay on top of administrative work, and I am a better farm mentor because I am more organized and calm when working with my team.
Working with Erin enabled me to develop a rubric that makes it easier to make difficult decisions for how to spend my time, create healthy boundaries between work and personal life that enabled me to be fully present whether on the job or with friends, put in place a weekly system for communicating with my coworkers to reduce redundant communication that has encouraged teamwork and collegiality on the farm, and establish a more structured calendar for organizing what I do when so I’m making more efficient use of my time. All of these changes have enabled me to be more productive in less time at work and spend more time with those I love.
Erin has a magical skill for listening and transforming your words into directional action steps. She has a great balance of: a) guiding, and b) opening the door for me to step through. She is always positive, encouraging, and congratulatory—even if I didn’t fully accomplish a next step. If you work with her, be sure to be committed to it, because you get out of it what you put in.
Nina Berryman, Farm Manager, Philadelphia PA
Erin quickly identified the #1 issue holding me back
I had already done a number of group programs and private work when I made the decision to work with Erin as my personal coach. The other programs were meant to bring me closer to my goal of having a thriving coaching practice, but there were elements missing which I couldn’t quite identify and were limiting my success.
Erin quickly focused on the #1 urgent issue holding me back and as a result I now have the clarity and trust in myself to do my work with grace and ease.
Erin has a powerful combination of skillful articulation and open compassion in her coaching style, which allows for me to be seen, heard, and guided in manifesting my dream business. If you are thinking about receiving personal attention and guidance that will take you on a direct path toward your goals, Erin is your coach!
Diane Young Sussman, RestoreInnerWealth.com
“Wherever you direct your attention, energy follows,” or, How a newspaper article changed my life.
A year ago, I was flailing because I:
- was allowing my AWOL dissertation director to affect my ability to complete my dissertation
- was emotionally and physically drained from a waitressing job
- was overweight and felt bad about myself
- was in a romantic relationship that depleted my energies and I wasn’t getting what I needed from my partner.
I knew I wanted to be energized by life, but I didn’t know how to get out of the rut I was in.
Then, one morning, I read an article about Erin in The Inquirer and thought, “Ah ha!” I needed help to take control of my life, so I called Erin up.
This phone call would change my life dramatically for the better.
Erin immediately took charge of moving my dissertation towards completion—we organized a conference call with my dissertation director, and she established a timeline for us both. A little bit more than a year later, I have just submitted a draft to my dissertation director!
Erin also gave me helpful suggestions about stress-management, nutrition, and meditation, but the most important piece of advice is her own golden rule that serves as my testimonial’s title. I don’t always succeed in directing my energies the way I want, but I try to catch myself and redirect my energies. It’s a practice, as Erin says, and there are days I’m remarkably successful, and others, not so much. I’ve learned that successful living is discovering practices that work for me. Some you find work well, others not. It’s all part of the journey.
I’m on my way to finding a career for myself as a writer, and am exploring life post-dissertation (life is SO much better without that over my head). I am finding out more and more about what I want in my life and what I need to do to achieve it.
Things aren’t perfect, and I’ve had some stumbles along the journey this past year, but each day is a bit better than the last in so many ways. And I have Erin to thank for lighting the path for me.
Ellen Sweeney, Writer, Warrington PA Return to top
I have found my place in the world, am more clear & focused, and unplug from my work-life with ease
Before working with Erin I felt I was unfocused and flying in many directions. I witnessed Erin’s life structure, her productivity and joyful balance and knew I needed that in my life.
Erin’s support and gifts are thoughtful and expansive, and she always has my highest good in mind. She helped me navigate the physical world in my business world and daily life, take time away from the computer, and remember the importance of physical connections.
Erin’shighly skilled and well-tuned brain, the depth of her spirituality, her sweet physical presence and kindness that she brought to each of our coaching sessions was absolutely delicious and allowed me to go very deep. Now I catch myself when negative thoughts come into my being and replace them with “I am” statements. My thinking is more clear and focused. I unplug from my work-life more with ease.
Irma Jennings, Bone Health Coach, New Hope PA
Erin’s coaching was like a wake up call or a reset button.
Before working with Erin, I was having trouble with anxiety, motivation, and energy levels. Frankly, I was feeling anxious, depressed and just plain bummed out.
We started with nutrition. What I noticed right away was how amazingly intelligent, thoughtful, and knowledgeable Erin is. She had all the answers to my questions immediately…she REALLY knows her stuff! I have read countless books and articles on nutrition, but had never really put it all together until now with Erin’s help. Almost immediately after taking her advice and dietary suggestions, I noticed more energy in my daily routine, and faster recovery from training.
Next came motivation. Even though Erin and I only worked on this for a short time, it was the kick start I needed to get myself back on track. Erin’s coaching was like a wake up call or a reset button.
And from then on, I climbed out of the funk I was in and got myself back in action. It was just what I needed!
My energy is better, my mind is calmer, and I have gotten back on track with my work and sports training!
Dave Schiman, Acupuncturist, Philadelphia PA
I have re-prioritized my life and now have what matters most to me on my “to-do” list
Prior to my seeking a Health Coach, I found myself depleted, unsatisfied with my life, and struggling to maintain any type of balance between my work and my home life. My career was no longer fulfilling and I felt like I was failing as a mother. I was sick every three weeks along with my daughter and could not seem to find any peace. My daily life seemed to deplete me instead of feeding my soul.
Since working with Erin, I have reprioritized my life. I have put my personal health, family, and home on top of my “To Do List.” My life is more efficient, my daughter and I are healthier, and my home is on its way to becoming my ideal living space. Thanks to working with Erin, my daily life now feeds my soul.
Nora Mullen, Dance Educator, Yogi, and Mom, Oreland, PA
I’ve lost 73 lb, I feel fantastic, and no longer feel like a bystander to my goals
Erin helped me to identify areas of my life that had been neglected. I got my home more organized, my finances in order and I started moving my body more. I now take time for myself regularly, where before I was rarely on my list. Even though I initially went to Erin with the goal of losing 50 lb, the actual food piece of the equation was the last component that I put into place.
In the first 10 weeks of eating differently, I lost 19 pounds. In the year since we began our work together, I’ve lost 73 pounds! I feel fantastic. I am exercising daily as well. I no longer feel like a bystander to my goals. I am actively and purposefully involved daily in my well-being.
I am very grateful to Erin for her generous assistance in this process. It has been a wonderfully empowering experience for me and I cannot recommend her more highly.
Karen Rossignol, Wellness Practice Owner, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master
With Erin’s help I’ve gained more confidence about my abilities and landed my dream position in NYC
Thanks to Erin, I now have the organizational skills, healthy practices and habits, and confidence to continue making smart choices to support my goals.
I’ve organized my room, established blocks of time for important activities in my calendar, developed a daily habit of straightening up and keeping order and shifted to eating healthier foods that fuel my body.
My energy levels are so much better now and I wake-up feeling rested without a need to rely on caffeine. I’ve lost 10 lb so far and have successfully trained for a 10-mile race — the furthest I’ve run in a long time. I definitely feel like I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been since being out on my own.
Erin has a calm and steady approach that helped me to continually re-focus on what was most important to me. She has an incredibly positive “you can do it” attitude, is open to tackling tough and personal issues, is always there to help, and gives great advice. If you want someone to talk with to focus on YOU, to address your everyday energy levels, and your struggles with your health, mindset, overall goals, career goals, and lifestyle, then you should definitely talk with Erin!
Johanna D, Boston MA
I feel empowered and will carry Erin’s teachings with me for lifetimes
Erin is very helpful for those who want to live the life of their dreams. She will cheer for you & always believe in you no matter how crazy you might think your idea is. She also is very skilled at helping you create an action plan & schedule that includes things like time for work, play, eating healthy, exercising so you feel healthy and balanced. She has a fun and playful approach that helps you get to know yourself better & clarify what’s most important to you & than start living that way. Best of all, she always supports your dreams & visions & will remind you of them when you get off track!
As a result of my own work with Erin, I like myself again! I feel empowered and no longer compare myself to others because I have a clear vision of what I want for myself and tools to cope with challenges. What are the results? I quit smoking, found a new job in new country, re-prioritized my passion of painting, cultivated the habit of exercise, established a consistent yoga practice, and more.
I highly recommend Erin & personally know I will carry her teachings with me for lifetimes. It’s really really nice to have someone who cheers for you & believes in your dreams.
Eleanor Byström, Artist/Painter, Stockholm Sweden
A total sense of renewal and a savoring of life!
I have had the pleasure of having Erin coach me to identify areas in my life that needed attention. I have experienced many rewards of a successful career in medicine since 1969 and I have focussed on all the minutia that needed attention in making that happen. I have also had the delight of seeing my own children grow to be confident and accomplished young adults and I have a satisfying marriage and family life.
However at this stage in my life I was struggling with making choices to balance my career and family needs and my personal interests and hobbies which have been neglected for years and time management was a big issue. I experienced a great deal of challenge in making realistic balance between work and relaxation and down time.
My original goal in seeking coaching was weight loss and I realized over the duration that Erin has coached me that I create my own burdens and there are graceful and necessary ways to let go and do less and be more mindful in all areas of my life.
In 4 months of valuable input from Erin I can see the results — a healthy 15 pound weight loss by making simple and effective changes in my routine. Probably the most significant change was slowing down the pace to suit my life in my mid sixties and also to allow myself to spend more time nurturing and cultivating my interest in music, traveling, spending time with my extended family members who live far away.
I have experienced a sense of renewal and a savoring of life which I feel came from aligning my daily routines to suit what is authentic and right for me while letting go of unnecessary constraints I placed on myself and the weight loss is symbolic of my letting go of habitual burdens.
I am more in touch with what I need to have a balance in my life at this stage.
Erin helps me stay true to myself by holding me accountable to take small effective actions that I say are needed to create balance– and she is a good sounding board and listener whose feedback and summary at each session helps me hone in on what is key issue for me.
Kalpana Patankar, MD, M. Ac. Acupuncturist, with ever deepening interest in Indian Classical music (sitar) and gardening and cooking.
Because of my work with Erin, I feel enabled to make positive changes in my life.
Before I began my work with Erin I was bogged down with stomachaches and indigestion. I had very little energy and suffered one cold after another. After 6 months of being sick, and several antibiotic treatments, I decided a diet change might give my body what it needs to get stronger.
After working with Erin, I no longer have stomach concerns and my body has been able to fight off every impending cold. Erin’s guidance gave me the support I needed to make changes I wouldn’t have been able to make on my own. Today I am more in tune with my body and its needs. I am intuitively able to feed my body with what will give me energy and health. Because of my work with Erin, I feel more alive than I have in many years, which has enabled me to make so many more positive changes in my life.
Anika Fontaine Former Non-Profit Consultant, Current Project Coordinator, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
A Total Quality of Life Upgrade!
Before working with Erin, I was aware of the body/mind connection, but it was not until I sought her counsel relating to a health issue that I understood just how connected they are.
I came to Erin with unexplained stomach issues that were not going away. What I realized through working with Erin was that some of this was due to anxiety. So while I went to Erin to discuss a stomach problem, I came out understanding how finding ways to manage daily anxieties of life would help me to ease my stomach issues. She did not offer me fads or quick fixes, but ways to manage and address my issue in a natural way that was compatible with my lifestyle.
Since working with Erin my health and my quality of life have greatly improved.
Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger, Singer-songwriter, Mother of 2, Grad Student, New York, NY
I’m now living life the way I really want to live!
Before working with Erin, I was feeling stuck. I had plenty of energy, but I couldn’t find a job I cared enough about to pour that energy into. I was feeling lost, disorganized and tired of slaving away to the same old habits and unfulfilled goals.
Since working with Erin, I have a much clearer vision of the life I want to live, and I have the confidence to go out and get it. Erin has helped me to listen and identify my true and whole heart’s desires, as well as small and manageable steps towards actively obtaining them. This has been life-changing.
Emilie McDonald, Sustainable Living Advocate, Philadelphia, PA
My work with Erin has had a lasting and profound effect on my life and professional well-being.
By reflecting on the core practices I learned in our work together and implementing them consistently, I have experienced a renewal of my creative energy, feeling more connected with my spirit and my mind, and the desire to seek out an even better professional position. Thank you, Erin, for teaching me valuable lessons that I continue to apply.
Kara A., Interior Designer + Sustainability Consultant
Erin’s guidance, support, and intuition inspired a healing journey
Erin advised me in one of our first sessions together that I should ‘do something outrageous,’ and it really struck a cord. I figured out what it was I should do: go on a vacation by myself somewhere I wanted to go for 10 years! Her guidance, support, and intuition inspired a healing journey, and I took a trip of a lifetime to Mongolia without my husband or daughter.
DR, Alexandria, VA