"Be they individuals or employers, my clients are my heroes. I have witnessed them courageously bring countless dreams to reality."
I have worked as a certified coach for 15 years now, and what I have learned is this:
Whether my clients come to me for executive, career, life, or spiritual coaching, each and every person shares one thing in common ...
The yearning to live a deeply rich, rewarding life.
It is my purpose―my privilege―to help my clients turn this yearning into reality.
My Certifications and Training as a Coach
As a coach, I am PCC-certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), having received my initial coaching certification through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), a highly-acclaimed organization endorsed by the ICF.
Trained and certified as a Co-Active Life Coach (CPCC), I partner with my clients to help them achieve their goals rather than direct them. This way, when a client’s dreams are actualized they are able to own their success and walk away from the coaching relationship with a tremendous sense of self-empowerment.
My Coaching Philosophy
I believe that everyone has the power within themselves to create and live a deeply rich, rewarding life. My job as a coach is to help my clients develop a vision for their life reflective of who they are, be it at work, at home or within. And to co-design actionable steps to bring that vision alive. Over the years, this has included anything from identifying and living out one's passion, redesigning a career, and relationship development to health and wellness, spiritual awareness, leadership development, and home design.
My Coaching Practice
Over the past 15 years, I have consistently provided coaching to clients in the specialty areas listed below, all of which also happen to be particular passions of mine.
◦ Life Coaching
My extensive experience as a Life Coach has afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide-variety of individual clients over many years – each with uniquely different goals and needs. I meet my clients wherever they are – be it a need to have greater fulfillment in all areas of life or to meet a specific goal, like enhanced confidence, discovering life purpose, freeing themselves from an unhealthy relationship, weight loss, etc. Together, we partner to powerfully - actionably - bring their unsung hopes and dreams to fruition.
◦ The Power of Essence Coaching
Having a background as an executive recruiter, I bring to my career coaching the unique inside advantage of knowing first-hand what employers are looking for when seeking top talent. My experience as a career coach allows me to provide traditional career coaching - helping clients turn-up-the-volume on a career they already love, or helping them identify a career that they will love. And my experience as an executive recruiter allows me to additionally provide a knowledgeable, tried-and-true, carefully designed job strategy that works.
◦ Leadership Development Coaching
I work with executives and individual contributors at all levels to help them develop or refine their leadership style, based on personal values and the professional values of the organization for which they work. We identify areas for growth and together, work to take their leadership success to the next level. My clients come from large, private organizations, as well as small nonprofits.
◦ InnerBeautiful You Girls Coaching
Coaching young girls is a tremendous passion of mine. My approach to coaching for girls is founded on an ‘InnerBeautiful You’ curriculum that focuses on inherent inner-strengths and gifts, inside of a culture that otherwise emphasizes outer-beauty and outer-achievement. I have seen, time and again, that when girls become keenly aware of their inherent inner- self their self-esteem is naturally, greatly enhanced and they are able to more successfully, and with greater ease, navigate social pressures and personal choices.
◦ Home Design Coaching
With a mother as an artist and brilliant interior decorator, I grew up inside of home spaces that were not only beautiful but perhaps more importantly, reflective of who we were as a family. My mother was able to weave each of us and our own sense of how we wanted to feel inside of our homes into the décor, allowing our homes to become personal paradises. I have taken this experience into my coaching and work with clients to help them get a very personal sense of what they find beautiful – not what the latest trend or magazine dictates – and to help them gain clarity around how they want to feel when they walk into a home space. From this place, they are empowered with a vision from which they can build.
◦ Facilitated Group Coaching
I have been facilitating women and girl’s groups, as well as employee groups, for close to 20 years. My experience as a facilitator began as the founder of Women Enabling Beauty (WEB), a group that met regularly to focus on women and girl's inner-beauty and their inherent inner-power and strength. As I moved through my corporate career, I began to facilitate employee groups and larger town halls. Over the years, I have leveraged my coaching skills and expertise to evolve my facilitation process into facilitated group coaching.
◦ Workplace Excellence Coaching
Throughout my career, I have consistently coached and consulted with employers during their journey to create workplace cultures of excellence. My passion for and experience with cultivating thriving workplaces began when I served as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE), a position that I held for 10 years. More recently, I supported healthcare leaders to design and implement an employee-driven workplace excellence strategy. Many of the employers with whom I have worked are now globally recognized for their workplace excellence cultures.
Be they individuals or employers, my clients are my heroes. I have witnessed them courageously bring countless dreams to reality.
The coaching relationship always begins with an initial 'Discovery Session' where the client and I work together to get a clear vision for the client's goals, ensuring that we can hit-the-ground-running to get them to where they want to be.
My clients are wonderfully diverse in every way from age, socioeconomic background, and culture and have included senior executives, entrepreneurs, students, children, artists and fellow coaches.
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An experienced coach myself, I chose to work with Lindsay as my own coach based on her unique combination of business/market savvy and personal impact. Lindsay's empathy, intuitive mind, and deep and appreciative listening gave me confidence that she saw me, "got" me, and was in my corner. When I hit a low point in my executive job search, Lindsay was the high point; when I forgot my own value proposition, Lindsay articulated it for me; when I lost access to my internal resources of resilience and creativity, Lindsay got me back on the path. At the very beginning of our work together, Lindsay affirmed that she wanted me to find a role that I loved, not just a role I could execute. I didn't think it was possible but we got there, and I accepted a role that I love. I cannot recommend Lindsay highly enough and, in fact, refer her to others on a regular basis. She is my go-to referral when it comes to career coaches.
Lindsay Conn is so completely present with her clients. When you’re talking with her, you know she is 100% in your side and believing in you. At the same time, she will call you on your bluffs...in a way that is always kind and in support of bringing forth your best self.
I’m a successful professional who hit a wall and contacted Lindsay who connected right away and has helped me in so many ways! She’s intuitive and understanding who gets down to the issue quickly and then helps by empowering you to make the changes you want!
Lindsay clearly applied her wisdom and authentic presence in service to my challenges when I was at an important crossroads in my life. The trust she developed in our conversations together allowed me to integrate her perspective and advice. It was absolutely the right thing for me, and it lead me down a path where I have been able to capture my potential. As I reflect on my life, I can honestly and deeply attribute Lindsay's guidance in helping me stay true to what has served me best, where I can express myself and create a life of great meaning. Immense gratitude!
Lindsay is a tremendous professional who excels at delivering top notch service. She is extremely personable, patient, compassionate, and is very good at asking probing questions to allow you to really reflect on the areas you are seeking to improve. Lindsay helped me discover a new sense of strength and self confidence and I am so grateful for the help she has given in the past and continues to do so today."
I’ve been working with Lindsay for 5 years. I was referred to her in 2014 during a transitional time in my life. I had a goal of moving to Chicago, but was feeling stuck. She helped me create a plan that moved me into action while keeping my excitement alive. Less than a year later, the stars aligned and I’ve been in Chicago ever since. Throughout the years I’ve leaned on Lindsay for support both professionally and personally. My sessions with her have truly helped me gain clarity and move forward in life. She is the most intuitive and compassionate person I know and my biggest cheerleader. I would recommend Lindsay time and time again for anyone who is looking to make a change and find balance in their life.
My coaching sessions with Lindsay have been nothing short of magical. I might even call what she does “intuitive coaching” because she truly has a gift for picking up on the unspoken truth beneath the surface. She is one of the warmest people I’ve ever met and her enthusiasm for the work that she does is crystal clear. In the few months that we’ve worked together, Lindsay has already helped me to build my confidence in myself as an entrepreneur. This includes practical details like building a schedule and structuring my time in a way that works for me and breaking through limiting self-beliefs, among other things. She really sees the best in me which allows me to do the same. Lindsay has also gone above and beyond on multiple occasions to create custom tools and resources for me to use between sessions. I would absolutely recommend Lindsay to anyone looking for a coach who is both warm and compassionate yet pushes you to be the best version of yourself.
Lindsay was there for me 100 percent from start to finish during my coaching journey. She helped me recognize my core values and then encouraged me to live in my true essence! Lindsay listens and empowers! I felt so honored, respected, and challenged. What a gift it was working with her.
Lindsay helped me narrow down the issues, plan how to manage them, and execute that plan. Her work with me was invaluable. I'm so glad that I'm back working with her on some other issues.
I have known and worked with Lindsay for a couple of decades now. She is an unwavering advocate, cheerleader, coach and visionary with a gift for bringing people together, to create collaboration and powerful outcomes. Lindsay embodies compassion, resilience and possibility. Simply put, she is an amazing human being. When I first met her, she was just creating the women’s group that she had envisioned. I, of course, joined right away. Under Lindsay’s guidance and encouragement the group became a collective, we grew together, shared, supported and upheld each other’s visions and dreams… More than half of us now own and operate our own, successful businesses. Women Enabling Beauty (the group), then created a workbook from our many monthly meetings, so that other women and girls could follow this incredible model and reap the same amazing benefits that we did. Lindsay remains passionate about helping all people, and especially girls and women reach their fullest potential. She has an incredible gift of seeing possibilities, creating connections, and nurturing you to recognize then grow beyond your self-imposed limits. Her unshakable belief in your potential carries you straight through your hesitation and fear into places you have only dared to dream were possible both personally and professionally. I cannot say enough about what a transformational experience working with her is! Let her help you see what is possible, and guide you to living your fullest potential, whether personally or organizationally.
I had a excellent experience with The Wellspring Life and Career Coaching. Lindsay helped bring me back to my core values and how they affect my leadership style. She gave me immediate strategies to deal with difficult work issues. More importantly, she got me out of my comfort zone to explore career paths. I am a much stronger leader having worked with Lindsay. I would highly recommend The Wellspring Life!
My experience with Lindsay was wonderful. She was my first, and now, only life coach. Her warm and friendly disposition helps to create a relaxing and safe coaching environment. She helped me identify certain areas in my life that were distracting me from achieving my goal(s). She is a great accountability partner and a skilled professional life coach. My work with Lindsay through the years are evident in my present day life because her imprint as a coach equipped me with a few very valuable tools that I continue to use today.
My experience working with Lindsay was incredible. She is very kind hearted and genuine. I felt that really had an authentic interest in my well-being and we were on the journey together. I'll never forget some of the realizations that I came to during our work together, and I'm so grateful to know coaches like her are out there.
During my time working with Lindsay, I have had such an amazing experience. Lindsay has amazing insights on teens and really understands them. She really listens and builds off of what you say to her. She is very passionate and really wants to help people. She has a wide-range of topics she understands. She lets me get a clear on the real issues to solve a problem. She goes at your pace, not her own and makes sure to thoroughly check-in on you.
Lindsay tailored our sessions to what I wanted to focus on. I discovered new ways to view and analyze certain aspects of my life with her guidance. To me it was an extension of pschotherapy on a Much more creative and light level. So grateful for her insight and non judgement and flexibility with my work schedule. Highly recommend!!!