are testimonials and expressions of thanks from some of the people I have worked with. Names are omitted for privacy.
“After only a few sessions with Life Coach, Cynthia Emerlye, I was able to understand how I was holding myself back from the things I really wanted out of my life and how to remove myself as a roadblock. Cynthia kindly and patiently used various techniques to help me see myself realistically with personality traits, character flaws, and areas where I needed to change my perspective and behavior. I was wasting a lot of energy trying to control things outside of myself and am now working towards changing those habits and focusing that energy towards making a better life for myself. Cynthia has helped me to set realistic goals to attain the things I want and kindly placed my first foot forward in the right direction to reach those goals. Cynthia carefully listens and figures out what my challenges are and then empowers me to make better choices for myself. They are my choices, not hers. I choose the path; she helps me to see it more clearly.
I have learned how to communicate more efficiently with coworkers, friends, and family and how to value myself more and have self- confidence.
Cynthia has inspired me and has set in motion the changes I needed to make to transform the course of my life for the better. There is something so amazing in the way she really seesme like no one has ever really seen me. Thank you, Cynthia for being such a special person and for giving so much of yourself to help others.” ~Entrepreneur
"Many many thanks for a wonderful day. Your generosity of knowledge, spirit, art and home were well appreciated.... Thanks also for the personal dowsing session at the end of the day. I've been thinking about it ever since. I'm going to read up on your personal life, coaching and dreamwork, and I'll be in touch again. Thanks again, you're remarkable! One of my favorite children's books, Nail Soup, has an expression, "Such people don't grow on trees!" (Artist & small business owner)
"Cynthia is a creative, artistic soul who combines perceptive sincerity with a mature understanding of human nature. Cynthia creates safety that encourages trust. She is able to break through the most tenacious resistance to engage clients in challenging work. I have seen her work her loving magic, assuring self acceptance and awareness, releasing people from whatever binds them. I most enthusiastically endorse her services." (Unitarian Minister)
" I was delighted to have the opportunity to participate in Cynthia Emerlye's internet presence workshop. Her approach is well-thought-out, logical, and creative--not intimidating to those who may be less internet-savvy. The valuable materials and insights she offers may well give an exciting boost to my career as an artist. Thank you!" (Modern Dance Instructor & visual artist) "I've always believed that people enter our lives for very specific reasons. Nothing is coincidental. Cynthia appeared in my life when I was in the midst of a "fork in the road" regarding my career. She recognized that I had an over-abundance of creative energy, that if I didn't expend that energy, it would balloon and cause more harm than good. Cynthia has been working with me, offering direction, exploration and counseling with my new business venture. Cynthia couldn't be more patient and kind; sharing her knowledge while guiding this neophyte to and through all that is available to me within reach. Cynthia coaches with respect, compassion and kindness while maintaining absolute professionalism." (Personal Chef and Caterer) "Cynthia has been a wonderful resource for me to work out problems. Her insightful personality has given me the tools to improve relationship issues with my children. Anyone seeking a thoughtful and skilled person to work with should consider Cynthia. One would be pressed to find a more skillful consultant. I have used her for several issues, several times. " (Archival Imaging Expert)
"Cynthia, I'm at a loss. Why was it that I stopped coaching? Now that its a year later, I keep thinking, "I was doing so well when I was seeing Cynthia every other week." Maybe I thought I didn't need you any more because I was doing so well but now I see that I was doing well because I was seeing you. " (Owner of Architectural firm) "I chose to get life coaching because, after college, I didn't really know what to do. I had a job but nothing that thrilled me. Then a friend told me about Cynthia and my parents helped me pay. In the beginning, coming over to Cynthia's house every week was something I dreaded doing. (Sorry, Cyn.) I always ended up sweating because she asked me hard questions. I started to understand that I didn't really know myself at all and I was bummed about it. But, for some reason, I kept coming. After a while I really started seeing that I could head myself in a direction and not be so lost. Then I started to really look forward to coming. I have made huge changes in my life now and I have a plan for my future and I am doing it!!! I think many more people should get life coaching from Cynthia." (Recently graduated college student)
"Cynthia has a way with the question. She caused me to think not just during our phone call but many times later through reflecting and dreaming the possibilities of all the whats, wheres and whys of my life. I feel that my feet are placed firmer in who I am and where I want to go. Life is full of the endless. Thank you Cynthia." (Mature woman deciding on a second career)
" When I first began meeting with Cynthia I was feeling like I was stuck in a rut of my life, and I didn't even know why. Cynthia was able to lift the veil in front of my eyes so I could see how to take control of my life. I learned so many things about myself from our coaching sessions that I think this should be a class available to all students. I am forever grateful for everything she has helped me with and taught me. At a huge crossroads in my life Cynthia pointed me in the right direction!!! Thank you!" (Newly graduated massage therapist)
"When I came to Cynthia for life coaching, I thought that I was just going to set some goals and she would get the megaphone out and cheer me on -- kind of like High School field hockey. Wrong! I had no idea how much I could learn about myself. Cynthia helped me see patterns of thinking and behavior in myself that made me sabotage myself. She didn't let me get away with making excuses either. And, believe it or not, it was fun!!! Now I really feel that I can make some big decisions about my life and not just guess. I have a lot more confidence about how to move forward. She has shown me how to establish better patters of living, not just choose what to do next. She is great! " (College Student)
" I was facing a big move in my life: uprooting 22 years of living in one place to go off and pursue a dream. My house was sold. But I realized in the last three weeks of preparation that I had never accomplished a household move on my own. Let alone a move when I had lived so long in one place. How was I going to do it? I froze.
Fortunately, I realized that I needed coaching, and knew Cynthia could help me. Sure enough, she arrived within hours of my call, listened to my challenges, and helped me outline a plan I could follow for the next two weeks - a plan that was completely practical, workable, AND that conformed to my values. And three years later, when I unpacked, everything was where I knew it would be because of her help. Cynthia's inspiring blend of the ability to truly hear, to open up to possibility, and to communicate this to me, was a true bestowal of grace at a time I most needed it! " (Minister)
"Cynthia is a wonderful combination of intuitive and tough, warm and wise - she calls a spade a spade, and helps us to see ourselves clearly, rather than through the veils of our "ideas" of ourselves. I really appreciated the additional input from the dowsing, as I do believe that "the body doesn't lie" - information comes straight to us via the body, without any mumbo-jumbo from our tricky minds!!" (Yoga Instructor)
"When a friend recommended working with Cynthia, I jumped at the chance. I was enduring the most difficult period of my life and feeling at a loss on how to pull everything together. I hadn't worked outside the home in 10 years and my resume was in pitiful shape. Frankly, I was in pitiful shape. I weighed about 90 pounds, couldn't eat or sleep because of stress. Lack of financial resources, plus the care of my two beautiful children and, well you can imagine. In my work with Cynthia I encountered something out of the ordinary. This wasn't "therapy". Her work with me gave me a workable plan and a chance to realistically Dream again. Over time, with her knowledge, skill and best of all, humor, I made progress in finding myself and my way through the darkness. I also found I had a strong will, but needed to harness my willfulness. Over a period of time, and a lot of dogged determination on both our parts, I am through the "bog" of feeling helpless and back on solid ground.
In a nutshell: my work with Cynthia supported me in growing up and claiming my rightful place as an adult in charge of my life. I am delighted to report that I now own my dream business, support my family, and am happy and fulfilled!!
I resist using the word, "magical", but it is a really good word to describe... our work together!" (Bookstore Owner)
"I came to Cynthia in hope that she would help me sort out my many interests so that I may concentrate on those that truly make me happy. Her guided approach to self-discovery and her insightful discussions have shed new light on the way I view myself and the world around me. I am very grateful for her wisdom and humor and recommend her highly." (Artist & Homemaker)
"Working with Cynthia has been a wonderful experience for me. Finally, I am being pro-active for ME! Cynthia has helped me learn how to be an advocate for myself and it feels great. I am proud to be embarking on my journey towards my personal goals. Although my goals seem easily attainable, I know that without Cynthia's help and guidance, I would continue to let my daily life interfere with what I truly desire. Thank you Cynthia!" (Writer & New Mother)
"I can't thank you enough for everything you are doing for me. You have no idea how you are affecting my way of looking at life.... At first I didn't get the magnitude of that. I am getting it more and more. I know my marriage would have been affected by this diagnosis so much more if I hadn't had your support. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you." (Executive Assistant, Teacher, Patient)
"Cynthia's rapport with and interpretation of the dream world is truly amazing. Working with her provided a profound insight into the meaning of my inner reality as seen through my dreams. The dowsing that Cynthia did on my body showed me where thought and beliefs manifested as stagnated and blocked energies. Since that session, I feel more open and free in those areas. Cynthia's talents, combined with her care for humanity, her compassionate, empathic spirit and her genuine desire to help others become whole, make her a healer in the truest sense of the word." (Licensed NY massage therapist and body worker)
My father paid for me to get some coaching from Cynthia. I thought it was going to be lame but I said OK, what have I got to lose? I told him I wanted to drop out of school and he said I had to do this first. Cynthia was not what I expected. She is so much cooler than I thought a old lady could be. (Just kidding. I love you Cynthia!!) She helped me find out who I am and what direction I really want to go in. I sorted many things out, ended up changing my plans completely. Now I think Dad is in love with her. LOL. (College Student)
"Cynthia is very accurate in her profiles. She is very sensitive about the way she approaches issues or subjects that may be delicate to the individual. I have never had anyone read me so well without me saying a word. She is entirely thoughtful throughout the whole process and wonderful at putting her clients at ease. Cynthia also makes really great eggs!" (New Zealander, student)
"This year an angel coach challenged me to undo Christmas and I am having miracle moments of pure gratitude. This morning I am so overcome with thankfulness that you are a part of my life. As my coach, I am not sure I could have survived this period of my life without you, Cynthia. Your gift of loving, caring wisdom have nourished me through the most difficult time of my life. There were days I thought I wouldn't survive and you were there, putting the disaster into perspective in a most living way. There were times I was so scared to unfold my darkness, but when I did, you received it and me without surprise and with such compassion. Bless you, Cynthia and thank you endlessly for sharing your gifts with me." (Interior Designer)
"Thank you so much for awakening in me my need for beauty. I will always be grateful. And I am having so much fun feeding that need. You have contributed so much to my well being." (Educational Executive)
"Thanks again for our short coaching sessions. Whoever said "you can't teach an old dog new tricks?" (Retired Activities Director)
"You may think it strange, but I prayed for answers and then visited you twice in three months and you were my answer! Thank you." (Teacher)
"At first I wondered whether this sweet, gentle woman could help me with my business, since I work in such a high-powered environment. Boy, was I wrong! Cynthia is very sharp and kept my feet to the fire. She helped me clarify my vision, see where I was off track and wasting energy and understand what I really wanted. With her help I have also rounded out my lifestyle so I'm not burning myself out with work. Now I actually work less but I am more productive -- I thank you and my family thanks you too." (Financial Executive)
" Cynthia has a lot of insight, which has helped me make some important changes in my life." (Artist & Fashion Designer)