Teresa Gallis thinks in spreadsheets, dreams of travel, and helps busy women to create sustainable systems for recharging in the midst of unpredictability so they can avoid burnout and enjoy wellness. Her credentials include ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Duke Certified Health & Well-Being Coach, and Professional Academic Life Coach with a Masters in Teaching and a background in nontraditional education. Two little girls in Heaven and two lively boys on earth call her “Mom”. Cultural exchange, digital minimalism, and authenticity energize her as Teresa coaches online and adventures with her family from their home in North Carolina.
Although I was born in Illinois and have lived in 9 states (mostly in the Midwest), I credit growing up in Orlando with my obsession with sunshine and feeling most at home in the water.
Inner Critic: gaining the perspective that the nasty voice in our head who is sabotaging our success is not even our own voice empowers us to choose our path forward as we realize that this familiar voice is, in fact, not our boss (even if we’re used to giving him this honor).
I am honored to meet people from all over the world, and to peek into their cultures and perspectives. It’s also a bonus to be able to wax eloquent about my favorite subject (coaching!) with people who share my interest in empowering others to exceed their dreams.
A core lesson I learned after the shocking and unexpected death of my first daughter and my accompanying layoff from a job that felt like home was to honor my values by prioritizing my health and well-being, and my family’s needs, above the ever-present demands of work–and to confine work within boundaries that support my values.
Know* and honor your values. Sacrificing your values for anything else will leave you feeling frustrated and dissatisfied.
*I love helping people clarify their values and create a sustainable framework for honoring their values in the midst of their real life. Contact me to get started!
As a working parent of an energetic preschooler, I don’t really have any “free time”; however, current joys include reading to or adventuring with my preschooler, challenging my physical limits twice each week during a group cycling class, and unwinding during nap time with a Zen swim several times each week. I also welcome opportunities for basking in the sunshine with a good book, dreaming about tiny houses or van life, and enjoying lively conversation on brisk walks.
“What you focus on grows.” From a neurological perspective, new synapses and neurons form when we reinforce a new skill or a certain thought. The more times we revisit this neural pathway, the stronger it grows–and the easier it is for our brain to access it! I try to be intentional about cultivating the pathways that I want to shape my life.
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