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BRENDA: thank you SO much! Your advice is exactly what I need to do. I am amazed how much you “get” me after only exchanging a few messages!… Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ve helped me more than a year of therapy sessions! – Megan on space2live
Megan
I have been dating an introverted man who I am very in love with for almost 2 years.  Reading your posts have helped me to be more supportive and understanding to him especially during the times when he needs space.  I just wanted to thank you for your weekly posts and let you know how helpful they are for someone who is in a relationship with an introvert. C.M. on space2live
C.M.
your depth of understanding, and talent at sharing it amaze me. Speechless… and for your sharing of it.. Thank you… deeply. *sigh, its like coming back into my body through acceptance….. Sherrie on space2live
Sherrie

“I was struggling with my daughter (16 at the time) and our constant fighting. You said something to me that changed my life! You were speaking about your own situation and you said to me “my child could not handle my emotions”. This was a HUGE “lightbulb moment” for me and it forever changed the way I dealt with my emotions when I was around my daughter!

I am happy to say that things have never been better between my soon to be 18 year old daughter and myself! I honestly never thought we would…

Mom M
Because of your blog, I know that it is possible for me to have the love that I want one day and that I don’t have to be alone.  — Indepthwoman  on space2live
Indepthwoman
This is me. This is me from the day I was born. For so long I felt misunderstood and rejected, even by the people closest to me, because they could never understand my need for solitude, and I had no idea how to explain it to them. Even now that I know more about Introversion and have a more informed understanding of my hard-wired need for solitude, it’s still very difficult sometimes to help my loved ones understand this profound craving for time and space all to myself. This is one of the best…
Sharon
During one of the harder times in my life I found Brenda’s website
and reached out to her. To say the least it has been one of the best
decisions I have made. Being an extrovert I never quite understood
what it meant to romantically involved with an introvert. Brenda does
an incredible job listening, giving in the moment feedback, and helped
me understand the how an introvert functions. She helped explain to me
that I am introspective extrovert, and this gave something to identify
with and allowed me t…
Evan H.
That courage and dedication you so generously share with the world, has inspired me to push myself a little harder, persevere at each task a little longer, dig a little bit deeper to where the answers just “feel” right to both my humanity AND my spirit. Your insights have reinforced my direction and given me additional tools that help me clear my path. I’m wired into my creativity as never before and the new music is pouring out of me faster than I can record and produce it; this is the Un…
Gary
You’re so honest in your writing. It’s bold. It’s frank. It’s wonderful. I could definitely see the work you are doing here as a useful book. It could save/make a lot of relationships! — Jimmi Langemo
Jimmi Langemo
Your site has saved my sanity and my life. Maybe even my marriage. I work part time and have two young boys at home, my husband is supportive of me but until recently I thought I was going crazy. … Reading your writing not only inspires me to pick up the pen again, but gives me nourishment in the deepest places. I will fight for balance. Everything you write is spot on… And wellness is so incredibly multifaceted.  I was ready to give up hope, but understanding myself through your words is bring…
J.K.

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Individual Coaching 2017-09-14T08:22:11+00:00

Are you going through a transition or major change in your life that feels overwhelming?

When was the last time you felt truly alive? Has it been too long?

Are you a sensitive person and/or an introvert and would like to know more about your gifts? 

Do you want more energy to be able to keep up with your job, kids, partner? 

Do you feel misunderstood and undervalued within your family, at school, or at work? 

Do you need help sorting through your emotions so you can focus on moving forward? 

We all go through transitions and challenges in life.

Often we need a catalyst or intimate friend to spur us on to self-knowledge and growth.

We need to give ourselves a place to be vulnerable and real. It must be a safe, encouraging space, where our authenticity is valued.

A neutral, nurturing coach is ideal for working through fears and gaining confidence. I can offer you that.

I can help you develop as an individual.

I particularly enjoy helping clients build respectful loving relationships.

I focus on meeting you where you are now in your life and moving forward.

Six years of writing and guiding on space2live, the research and writing of my book The Quiet Rise of Introverts: 8 Practices for Living and Loving in a Noisy World, training as a family mediator and certification as a Myers-Briggs  practitioner, have all brought me to this perfect point where I can help you:

Gain self-awareness

Photo courtesy of Nic Askew of Soul Biographies

Brenda Knowles. Photo courtesy of Nic Askew of Soul Biographies

Understand personality differences

Improve understanding of emotions

Increase energy

Move forward

Reduce conflict in your life and

Enhance intimacy in your relationships

New self-awareness may be applied to career paths, friendships, family dynamics, personal growth and romantic relationships.

Sometimes being seen is the same thing as being saved.

       — Mary Rakow, 

The Memory Room

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Session Options

Hourly and Ongoing: One hour private sessions with me via video chat or phone call* during which I listen and offer perspective and suggestions regarding your current situation on an ongoing basis. I will offer insight into your personality type, affirmations regarding your nature, reflections to help you process your thoughts and action steps to move you forward.

$100/hour

 

Snapshot Sessions: Two one-hour private sessions with me via video chat or phone*. The first hour is an information gathering session where I get to know you and figure out what kind of change, help or results you desire.  I will provide my perspective and suggestions during the second one-hour session. This is a brief analysis offering insight into your personality type, affirmation regarding your nature, and action steps to foster your potential. These are affordable, clarity-providing sessions most helpful to those not interested or able to participate in long-term guidance.

$225

 

 

*In-person sessions available to those in the Minneapolis area.

 

If you are ready to move forward, please fill out the form below.

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