Pathfinding Apprenticeship

by Pace on March 5, 2012

You want to follow your path. Your heart aches to do what you love, but there are bills to pay and so many questions!

What if you could find a path that lights up your heart and also brings in some money?

I (Pace) am offering 4 apprenticeships (EDIT: 1 spot remaining), where you’ll work one-on-one with me as well as in a small group with the other 3 apprentices. It’s a 6-month-long program starting on October 16, designed to help you find your path and grow a small business around it. Here’s a video where I tell you more about the program.

About the Pathfinding Apprenticeship

In the Pathfinding Apprenticeship, I will help you figure out what your deepest calling is, and how to create a profitable small business that is aligned with your calling. We’ll bridge that tricky gap between dream and implementation, between passion and strategy, between woo-woo and nuts-and-bolts.

If you have no clue how to move forward on your path, but you’re committed to making it happen, this group is for you.

And I’m only accepting 4 apprentices (EDIT: 1 spot still available), so I can give you each the time and attention you need.

At the end of the 6-month program, you will:

  • boldly state your deepest calling with no doubt in your mind or heart
  • take concrete, effective action to turn it into a working, active business with customers and income.

Pace, you have mad skillz as a coach. I signed up for the Pathfinder Program because I had this vague sense that my business needed more of my heart in it, but I didn’t really know what that meant or what to do about it. Six months later, I now have reliable access to my heart. I have trust and faith that my heart knows where to go, and how to lead my business in the right direction. The strength of your faith is very reassuring. You’re a constant, strong anchor. You have direct access to this constant source of, well… Source. I always felt like you gave me support and direction, and now I feel clear and confident about my own direction. Thank you. You inspire me.

-Kelly Kingman | Content Visionary & New Media Publisher | www.kellykingmanmedia.com

I’ll be able to help you best if:

  1. You’ve already taken Pathfinding Class. This group is only open to those who have taken Pathfinding Class, so we all have some common ground to start from.
  2. You know that you want to find or forge your own path, not follow in anyone else’s footsteps.
  3. You are open to reflection and change.
  4. You’re looking for a path that integrates both your heart’s desire and your need to earn a living.
  5. You’ve felt, at least once in your life, an inkling or an intuition that you have a path that’s calling to you. Maybe faintly, maybe strongly, maybe clearly, maybe mixed-up… but your heart, on some level, feels the pull.

If these things are true for you, I can help you.

Before I started working with you, I was angry, stressed, and caught up in my own world. Now I feel a completely different energy from this city. I feel way more peaceful – I have a deeper sense of awareness, and I’m so grateful for it. I’m not taking things personally anymore, and it’s such a relief!

I signed up for this program because I don’t want to go through the next 50 years with the same sort of blinders on that I had in the first 50. I’ve been drifting along the path, and now I want to create my own path.

I will be eternally grateful to you for the work we’ve done over the past few months. It’s been brilliant. I feel a change. It’s a new beginning, and I’m really curious and excited to see where it goes.

—Lianne Scott | Writer, Adventurer | www.liannescott.com

During this program, you’ll learn:

  • concrete strategies for growing your audience through blogging, social media, and other outreach strategies
  • how to access your inner compass to get clarity on tough decisions
  • what to do when your inner compass gives you confusing or inconsistent answers – or nothing at all
  • how to choose the right business model for you
  • how to refuel when you feel burned out
  • how to fill up before you feel burned out
  • what your calling is
  • how to grow a business around that calling
  • how to get the technical nuts and bolts in place for your business
  • how to express your calling in words that will strike a powerful, resonant chord in the hearts of others
  • how you can bring more of your heart and spirit into your work
  • how to create relationships that sustain and nourish you (and what to do about the ones that don’t)
  • how to create systems, habits, and routines that sustain and nourish you
  • how to create products and services that are truly of service to your audience
  • how to offer them in a way that encourages the right people to buy

Also, I’ll tailor our one-on-one coaching sessions to your individual needs so we can help you with the issues you’re struggling with. At the beginning of the program, we’ll assess where you are now, where you want to go, and what your obstacles are. From there, we’ll discuss and agree on your personalized objectives for the program.

At the end of the Pathfinder Program with Pace, what do I have now that I didn’t have when I began? I have my “wonderbubble”. It’s like a go-kart of peace that doesn’t take any gas and I can ride it anywhere I want. It’s a sense of confidence and ease that I never had before, and now I can access it in any situation.

And now that I’ve got this wonderbubble, I feel safe to unfold my heart fully. I have a deeper and richer connection with the Universe and with other people. What that actually looks like is, for example, me leaving the house and connecting with people in real life. I used to be sort of a hermit, and now I’m coming out of my shell in ways I never had before.

I feel like my life is just beginning. The Pathfinder Program was my six-month chrysalis. Now I’m a butterfly, and I’m ready to fly.

—Claudia Snowden | Writer, Musician, Healer | www.claudia-snowden.com

How it works

As you know, the basics of finding your path can be learned in a few weeks. But putting it into practice can be tricky – you reach the limits of your knowledge and your comfort, and unexpected obstacles rise up to block you. In this Apprenticeship, we’ll switch between the practical and the spiritual as needed. When your path is clear, we’ll work on the practical, concrete steps you need to grow your business. When obstacles come up, we’ll do deep work and get to the root of these obstacles. It’s important to get the root, otherwise they’ll just come up again and block your path later. You’ve got Great Work to do, so we need your path to be free and clear.

What you get as part of the Pathfinding Program

My individual coaching rate is usually $500 per session, so the cost of a 6-month program would normally be $3000 ($500/month for 6 months), and that’s just for one-on-one coaching. But I’m doing something special for you in this program. You’ll get:

  • 1 individual session per month, for 6 months
  • 1 group session per month, for 6 months
  • A private Facebook group to stay in touch with the group and build community
  • Email support as needed

for only $2250 for the entire 6-month program. That’s $375/month for 6 months. You can pay monthly or in one lump sum; either way is totally fine.

What I used to always do is think, “This is what I need to do,” and I’d do a lot of work and it turned out to be totally the wrong direction. I changed course a lot. But now, after completing the Pathfinding Program, I’m feeling like I’m headed in the direction that I need to go. I have more of a focus and a clearer direction. I have action steps that are going to take me where I really want to go. That’s a good thing.

I now have clarity that I do have something to offer the world, and I know what it is that I offer. I wouldn’t be where I am without your coaching support, Pace. I’d still be back there working on my website, creating another website for this, creating another website for that – without realizing that it all fits together. Realizing that it all fit together under the theme of authentic expression changed everything for me.

I really enjoyed this process. It was just so much fun! I’m very grateful. The Pathfinding Program was a good investment. Money well spent.

– Peggy Nelson, MS, OT | Teacher, Healer, Website Helper | www.creatingheartconnections.com

Details

Dates: The Pathfinding Program begins on October 16 and lasts 6 months.

Times: To be scheduled. We’ll find a time that works for everyone.

Location: Over the phone, via email, and on a private Facebook group.

When I started the program, I felt like I was trying to build a house of my dreams and goals without a plan, without the proper tools, and without a clear vision. It was completely overwhelming – an incredibly daunting task. Now, six months later, I have everything I need for building not only my own soul’s home but also to do the work of community building that is important to me. I know what to do, I have the tools, and it feels much less overwhelming. (Still a bit overwhelming, to be honest – but much less so.)

Through my work with Pace, I have developed a strong framework and foundation that can stand up to the storms of life and the rigors of daily living. By starting with a solid base and focusing on one element at a time, I can move past feeling overwhelmed and onto progress. By building each piece separately, I make the whole stronger and the process of building more enjoyable.

Through the program, I have learned to trust in my own wisdom and my connection to the Divine rather than seeking answers from external sources. This has freed energy and space for joyful discoveries and for celebrating the present moments. When I relied on external sources, there was lots of conflicting and competing information. This meant that any path I chose was destined to be wrong in the eyes of at least some people even while being right for others. For someone who self-trained to be a black belt in the art of people-pleasing, this was very stressful. Trusting my own wisdom removes the step of figuring out which external wisdom best applies, and learning to trust in my internal wisdom lets me move past this sense of being judged. This frees up more of my mental and emotional energy because I’m not wasting that energy on distracting opinions. Gathering information but trusting my own knowing means that the wisdom I find is tailored to my unique experience in life instead of someone else’s. Trusting my inner wisdom has helped me see that I know how to achieve my goals and build my soul’s home.

This work has also provided a new kind of mirror for reflecting my own thoughts and feelings back to me. This allows me to evaluate them more objectively. I’ve gained an awareness of my assumptions, of my habits, of my self-imposed stumbling blocks. I have also gained new tools for navigating decisions (Compass technique, etc.) for working toward and achieving goals. These tools make me better equipped for building my dreams.

Perhaps the biggest shift is in my perception. At the start of the program, I was very focused on making the right choice, getting the answer right, choosing the right alternative. Now I see that my path is a a journey rather than a destination. I understand that circling back around the spiral is not “failing” but part of the process. I see that even “mistakes” are part of growing and sometimes lead to unexpected but delightful discoveries. This has given me freedom to take chances and to live more fully. It has taken the pressure off; I don’t have to find the 100% right answer for all time; I can focus on the next step and trust that the step that is right after that will unfold in time.

In sum, through the Pathfinding program, I have learned to trust my own knowing as well as gaining new tools and the ability to use them. I have found more courage and freedom in the service to my calling. I have what I need to make the differences that are important to me.

– Shirley Keeton | Sacred Agent | www.sacredagenthq.com

What are the sessions like?

In broad strokes, I’ll help you with one of three things in each session:

  1. Deepening your connection to Source
  2. Earning money in a way that is aligned with your heart
  3. Getting around (or through) obstacles on your path

Here are some examples of things we might do during a session.

  • Discussing the next steps to grow your business in enough detail that you feel confident you can carry them out
  • Figuring out ways to quiet that “not good enough” voice
  • Finding nourishment to carry on your work
  • Learning how to step into your own power without harming others
  • Brainstorming and busting business-blocking barriers
  • Opening up to love

Each session ends with a clear task to focus on, so you’ll know exactly what to do to take the next step on your path.

At first I thought Pathfinding was going to be about how to build a business around you that helps you follow your path. And that’s what some of the people in our group started doing, and I felt like, “Oh no, I’m not in the right place, because what I’m working on is ‘meditate, get centered, learn how to do the Compass’ and all this spiritual and emotional work.” There was a moment when I felt, “I paid all this money for this? I could have just read a book!”

But I don’t feel that way at all anymore. It was exactly what I needed. Over time I realized that we’re all the same in this group, and that we’re each exactly where we are and where we need to be. Pace is great at figuring out where people really are and what they need to move forward.

I also really appreciated that it’s low pressure. I would sometimes think, “I didn’t do enough! I didn’t do a good job! Pace is going to fire me!” Whenever I thought that, it turned out okay. We just go from here, what’s going on today, and what’s next? I appreciated that it was always a “where are you at today” kind of thing.

So what did I actually learn? Getting centered, internal focus, the whole Compass thing, how to make decisions, how to know if they’re good decisions. Six months is a good amount of time for all those things to get connected up, and now I actually do some of those things throughout my day.

I’m glad I made the commitment to the whole six-month program. I’m glad I got through that dip. It all gelled at the end.

– Carol Bono | Chaplain

My promise to you

I promise to be gentle. If a kick in the pants is called for, I promise to kick as gently and compassionately as possible. (: I promise to treat everything you say as sacred and confidential. I know it’s hard, and I want to help. I know that you have a light inside you that’s bursting to get out, and I want to help you shine!

I just finished my second Pathfinder Coaching session with Pace, and I can’t restrain myself from spinning out a testimonial.

I’ve had the privilege of working with—and for—some of the top strategists, coaches, consultants, intuitives, and clairvoyants in the world. (I’m a lucky duck).

In my humble, unbiased opinion, Pace is very, very special. From the first few minutes of our consultation call, I felt a sense of being profoundly witnessed. When she paused to consider whether or not she could, in fact, help me—a critical step that all-too-many coaches skip!—I knew I was dealing with a person of ethics, integrity and self-awareness. A service provider devoted to, uh, service. Pretty revolutionary.

Pace’s coaching style is conscious, but not calculated. I never feel like she’s simply planning what to say next, to fill the silence. I always feel like she’s listening—deeply. And the insights that pour out are nothing short of miraculous.

In two hours with Pace, I’ve grasped murky patterns that have muddled up my romantic relationships since—forever. I’ve learned the difference between self-confidence and self-love, and I’m (beginning to) learn how to close the gap. Starting with shiny baubles, daily rituals and self-dates. Score!

By the end of our third session, I expect to gain several superpowers, such as X-ray vision, telekinesis and levitation. Not really. But…probably.

—Alexandra Franzen | Promotional Wordsmith & Pro-Active Pimp | www.alexandrafranzen.com

At the end of the Pathfinding Apprenticeship:

  • You’ll feel certain that you are walking on the right path.
  • You’ll be making concrete progress toward your goals.
  • You will be making money in a way that is aligned with your values.
  • You’ll feel fulfilled in the day-to-day steps you take in your journey.
  • You’ll feel a newfound sense of ease and peace; your life will feel more like an adventure and less like a struggle.
  • You’ll feel confidence in making decisions. Like the arrow that springs from the bow; no hesitation, no doubts.

Big goals, I know. But I’m confident that I can help you get there if you’re willing to make this commitment to yourself.

But you don’t have to take my word for it! Sprinkled throughout this page, you can read what some of my clients have to say about working with me. Here’s one more.

“In working with you, Pace, I’ve learned to trust myself. When we started working together, I was all caught up in my head. Now I’m in touch with my heart, regularly and deeply.

I’m not totally left brained or right, I’m right down the middle. I’m a Jill of All Trades. I felt bad that I didn’t have this one major talent, this obvious “THIS IS YOUR CALLING” sign lit up in neon lights.

But one of the things I loved most about working with you is that you have a way of getting to know each person and learning what works for them. We tried lots of new things, and I never had an “Eww, that was awful” experience. You’re so intuitive that it just comes to you. You never second-guessed yourself, you just pulled out whatever was needed from Pace’s Bag of Magic. And that’s what I needed – a little bit of lots of different kinds of magic.

If we hadn’t been working together, I would be hating myself right now. I would be curled up in a ball, grieving (or avoiding grieving) and hating myself. You helped me through that. You weren’t afraid to witness any of that grief. You leaned into the discomfort, you helped me sit with my feelings instead of judging them. And now I’ve come out the other side and I’m taking a leap of faith.

Now I have that boldness and clarity that was the reason I signed up, because I have that self-trust that I didn’t have before.

You’ve been a true blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

-Maribeth Doerr | Grief Coach-in-Training | maribethdoerr.wordpress.com

Application

This application process ensures we end up with a group of people who will work well together and enjoy each other’s company – and even more importantly, that I can help you with what you need.

First, you’ll submit an application. Next, we’ll talk on the phone for a little while. You don’t need to prepare anything; we’ll just chat about your situation and talk about how I might be able to help you. This call is totally free (money-wise and commitment-wise) and usually takes about half an hour.

Fill it out, click submit, and I promise I’ll get back to you within two business days. As soon as you submit an application, I’ll hold your spot for you. You can also use the application to submit questions even if you’re not sure you want to apply.

Registration closes TODAY (Tuesday, October 9) or when all 4 spots are filled. Currently there is only 1 spot still available. The program begins on October 16.

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Thank you so much! I appreciate you.

-Pace