Mastering the ability to create, communicate, and express oneself is a life long journey….

 Finding the correct words to communicate oneself can be a challenge and often the cause of many mis-understandings.  Positive Motivation by Design  is a very effective system of giving a voice to those emotions and thoughts that are not so easy to express.

A successful way to really address the perceptions that stop you from moving to the next level creating anxiety, and hindering your performance.

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This method has been used to:

•solve problems
•get a fresh perspective on things
•overcome and unblock creativity
•identify emotions and subconscious thoughts2009_0310school0056

Why am I passionate about coaching?

From personal experience….Our oldest daughter loved to sing and dance. At 16 she was given the opportunity to perform on the Jim Stafford stage in Branson, Missouri.  She loved her work, it was a dream come true. However, what others were not aware of was her struggle with perfectionism, OCD, and self-worth.

A dream come true

At the age of 17, Mr. Stafford offered her a larger performing opportunity to advance her career.  She took on the added stage time, working harder than ever before. However, within a short time she began to struggle with her voice due to what was appearing as allergies.

All she knew to do was to work harder, totally unaware that the real problem lied just under the surface.  She had no idea that she was fighting an invisible battle between what her subconscious mind was feeding her, and the conscious thoughts she believed.

A losing battle

She was unaware that she was fighting a losing batter; because stronger were the hidden perceptions that her mind chose to focus on.  Thoughts like, “you could never be good enough”, began to hinder her performance.  The only thing she knew to express to us, was that she felt stressed and feeling anxiety.

She had a budding career, but her own self-doubts were beginning to take the sparkle and fun out of something she had always loved.

I had just finished my training in the profession known today as, Positive Psychology.  So she became my first client.  I was beginning to help her with the needed shifts of thinking from her underlying concerns and fear, when she was taken in a car accident.  Our precious daughter never got to rise above, what mentally was holding her back from fully stepping into, and enjoying, that next level of her performance.

I became more fully committed to helping others recognize these hidden vulnerabilities.

Through my experiences of guiding others to reach the levels they seek,  Positive Motivation by Design, was born.  A process to laser-in on the basic ideas and thoughts that are causing the problems.

Now 17 years later our youngest daughter, gifted with the same singing abilities, faces similar fears and doubts about her performance.

(Shared with her permission)

Faced with an opportunity to compete for a chair in the All-region choir her senior year, she began to struggle with her own personal concerns and doubts.  These unspoken perceptions were beginning to sabotage her desire to even perform.

Take a listen to her mindset, as I bring you into our private session…

I had no idea of the burden that she felt. We are one day before the competition and she has set herself up to fail.

Positive Motivation by Design focuses on helping someone see what thoughts are the driving force for the results that they are getting.

We found the perceptions that would raise her motivation and enthusiasm, to a level that would bring her more of the success she desired.

Listen in on another part, as her mind begins to make a shift

Raw Honesty and the ability to view what is holding you back, is one of the first steps that help you begin to create your dreams.

So how did she do?   Only 15 could be chosen out of 60 young women competing for a chair in the Mezzo-soprano section. She made the 6th chair.  She was ecstatic!!!   Her comment to me, “This is the highest position I have ever made.”

I had no idea before our session, that she was having the thoughts that she was having.  Nor did I know that she was feeling such a burden to even sing.

Her final creation.  A strong visual to hold in her mind.



•The subconscious speaks in symbols, I have created a system that provides an easy avenue of expression.
•You learn how-to create a thought that has a stronger and higher energy impact on your attitude, then you are presently choosing.
•It has been known to Improve academic abilities. This technique will increase reading skills 20% when applied before reading exercises. I have seen a child’s score go from a grade of F, to a C after having three simple sessions.

Young Mother’s Testimonial


“My son saw himself as the green dinosaur, feeling overwhelmed, hands up to cover his ears, being surrounded by “big teachers” being yelled at. To being “an A student”. All 3 of my boys enjoyed doing this.
Thanks Cathy for sharing your skills with my own family.”
Sally  – Mother of 5

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