Hello & welcome.

I'm Helen McLaughlin, a life coach and writer, based in Appleton, Wisconsin. My husband, Dana, and I spent two years living on the road together (one of those years was in a 34-foot motorhome!) and have only recently traded in our full-time nomadic status for homeownership. Our motley assortment of succulents now live on a windowsill in our kitchen, instead of in a basket in the backseat of our car.

Folks have enjoyed following our nomadic adventure through Weekly Findings, a report I put out every Monday from August 2015 until February 2017; also, Instagram, where I post pictures (almost) daily.

Nowadays, I write a weekly newsletter on taking action. Interested or know someone who might be? Wonderful. Here's what to do next:

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I work with clients who have an unrelenting commitment to themselves and are ready to dig deep to unlock that one distinction, that one shift, that changes everything for them. As I see it, my job is to create a container for powerful conversations and personal transformation. Together, we identify and navigate internal roadblocks to make way for growth. I want my clients to get what they really, really want, not the default future that's waiting for them if they don't change anything.

As creative writer with an MFA and a penchant for conversation-oriented work, I'm a big believer that words create our world. I'm keen on noticing folks' limiting Stories (those beliefs we have about the world and our place in it) and helping them to revise self-narratives that no longer work well, maybe weren't ever accurate, but were the best we had at the time.

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We all deserve access to the right words and tools to tell the most thoughtful and optimistic, compassionate and expansive, self-story.

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I've been interviewed on my career changecreativity, the importance of living life on your own terms, the self-narratives we hold onto and the sometimes-necessary revisions of those self-narrativescuriosity as a foundation for living, and fostering wonder in the everyday. I've shared a smidge of writing advice, as well as three ways to invite more curiosity into a creative habit. I've tried my hand at haiku. When I'm really good, I keep up with my postcard goals. I'm an inveterate collector of serendipity, a magpie of both physical and digital delights.

Reach out and say hello through the social media accounts listed below, or, if you suspect you're a good fit for coaching with me, through the handy form on this page.