Simplify

Begin to reduce mental, emotional and tangible barriers.

This 'decluttering' reveals your true position.

Clarify

Explore each area of your life to determine exactly what you need.

Establish a meaningful framework to guide you.

Plan

Design your new state of being.

Take action that is congruent with personal direction and do it your way.

Live

Walk the talk. Practice being present and curious. Feel calm and open. Smile more!

Vision

I help people pare down and slow down, to clear space and find time, so they can be present, to fully live at the centre of their lives.

This is a whole life invitation, to move beyond coping strategies, look past expectations and work from a calm place that is open to creativity, acceptance and joy.

The more breathing room clients create for themselves, the more they are available to positively affect those around them. This is the essential perspective that inspires me to coach.

Because we only get to do this once.

Jo Bennett – Certified Life Coach, Professional Organizer

 

About YouAbout You

Life is busy and naturally there are ups and downs. However, a cluttered, over-committed schedule gives rise to a feeling of ‘running on a treadmill’ that causes you to lose touch with yourself. When drowning in detail and focused on results we lose the ability to be present, spontaneous and creative. The slow erosion of personal resources (health, career, relationships…) may go unnoticed at first. Over time, your capacity for joy diminishes. You suddenly realize how thirsty you are! And it doesn’t just affect you – your weakened system prevents you from fully contributing to the people and community you care about.

Let’s stop for a moment and breathe. Just sit still and feel where you are at. No matter how complicated things have become, know that with deliberate, systematic attention you can create a bit more space, and let in a bit more light. Take control of the little things and feel anxiety diminish. Become capable and embody optimism. Reconnect with yourself and the world around you and watch everything begin to fall into place. [Find out how]


About JoAbout Jo

I enjoy the liberating power of choice, expressed in action. This is the true value of a minimalist perspective. The process of ‘mental, emotional and tangible decluttering’ is two fold: let go of perceived barriers to a meaning-filled life and then choose what you put back into the new found space. Sometimes tough decisions are required but I have learned from personal experience that even small moves produce significant and satisfying change over time. I feel strong and ready to handle the unforeseen events that in the past may have been crippling.

As a coach, it is deeply satisfying to assist others as they discover and develop this power for themselves. “Being invited to slow down is revolutionary!” exclaimed one client. I’m happy to be able to provide tips and tools to help manage schedules, organize projects, overcome procrastination and more, but mindfulness is the foundation that supports what might otherwise become band-aids for coping. Facilitating a process that allows clients to clearly identify their goals is the first step that opens the door to purposeful and effective living. To be present at the moment, when someone breaks free of blocks and gets to where they want to go, is the great gift that my clients give to me. [my curriculum vitae]

Services

Coaching

Personalized individual sessions in three format lengths to suit your needs.

Group coaching - a cost-effective solution for those who can solve shared issues together by sharing your coach.

Emotional Intelligence assessment - get a snapshot of your mental and emotional well being.

Workshops

Your life does not begin after 5pm! A new approach to balance by exploring the choices you make in your lifework.

Minimalism - the lens through which to view life. Find meaning by consciously curating what you have and what you do.

Do you crave FLOW in your office? A unique offering that combines coaching and organizing for office workers.

Interviews/Writing

Add value to your article or post regarding the themes of minimalism, mindfulness and organizing - I welcome inquiries to be interviewed on these topics, for either a professional or personal perspective.

I also enjoy writing for a variety of audiences - don't hesitate to ask for a contribution to your magazine, news outlet or blog.

Minimalist Self Blog

the value of our lives

the luggage

In a recent CBC article, Erin Collins asked, “What would you grab with a fire breathing down your neck?” Highlighted were a few brief stories reflecting the tough choices made by many of the 80,000 evacuees of Fort McMurray, Alberta, regarding what to pack with short notice as they escaped unprecedented fires last week. One […]

for better health – do less! office routine

a photo of the author's desk, with monitor, keyboard and shelves with only necessary tools for office work.

Okay, that title is just me being provocative. Yes, I am a coach and a minimalist who helps clients pare down and slow down. Especially for freelancers, we can experience a self-imposed pressure by working non stop, because there is so much to do! Regarding this post, however, I will clarify and add: “do less….in […]

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Toronto, Ontario, CANADA