Working with you has given me back my life.
I just had an insight about my experience, which I wanted to share with you…
Before I worked with you, I was stuck. The “presenting problem” was that I couldn’t work out how to earn a good living, but I was also stuck in other ways as well. It was like I was perched on a tiny ledge, high up and halfway across a rock face, afraid to go up or down or sideways, not knowing which direction to move in. I had been stuck there for so long – too many years. And it was getting more and more uncomfortable where I was, on my tiny ledge. I was running out of energy. I’d tried many, many things and I knew I couldn’t get going again on my own.
And, two years later, I am now the opposite of stuck. I have an amazing abundance of possibilities in my life, new adventures, large and small. My energy levels are usually great, and when they’re not, I know how to listen to them and act accordingly. My life is full of love and fun and joy and creative new ventures. Sure, I haven’t solved everything, but I don’t think I need to, and I don’t think that’s the point anyway.
It wasn’t easy, when I started working with you. It was actually incredibly hard – like persuading someone to start moving again when they’re frozen in fear, halfway across a rock face. It took me three or four months before I started to notice new things happening. And it has taken me two years to be able to reflect on the changes that have happened in my life. But, it worked. It really, truly worked.
When I started working with you, I couldn’t see how it could happen, but I just knew something had to change.
I remember you saying: “throw your heart over the jump and the horse will follow.” Well, I did, and it did, and here we are!
Thank you Scout, from the bottom of my heart! Working with you has given me back my life.
Alice, New Zealand
This is the best money I have ever spent in my whole life…
When I first became interested in working with Scout as my coach, it was because I loved her marketing style. My desire was to gain her expertise to help me better express my purpose and passion as a coach in marketing my business. I already had a few clients and wanted to expand what I was doing, but I didn’t want to use some of the strategies of traditional marketing that didn’t feel true to me.
What unfolded for me was even more fun and expansive than I could have imagined! A romantic relationship that had just begun for me prior to speaking with Scout is now blossoming in ways that feel delicious and authentic … and it is happening so naturally. In the past, I was guarded and skeptical where now I am open to love, joy, and pleasure.
This is in addition to my discovering how to ideally present my heart-felt intentions to gain new clients in my own coaching practice. I value the spiritually centered “how-to” business coaching I’ve received from other leaders. But after only a few weeks of working with Scout, I can honestly say – This is the best money I have ever spent in my whole life.
Renée Brown, Marketing Consultant & Life Vision Coach
ZEN AND ZEST
I am excited to be giving myself credit for what I have to offer…
THANK YOU for all you have done for me – and the tremendous help you have been and the incredible changes I have experienced since we started working together.
Today was very cool and powerful. I had so many thoughts that I did not get to share, as I went into some kind of “zone” – which was wonderful. It was interesting that you kept talking about the chair supporting me and I flashed on that old “trust” exercise where you close your eyes and fall backwards, trusting your partner will catch you. I realized that that is exactly what the Universe does – it catches us. All the time.
I also kept having a vision of my inner “little girl.” Only this time she was not nearly so young or little – much more grown up and she kept standing up out of a chair – standing tall and standing up for herself. Which makes me excited to continue to explore the role / idea / beliefs I have regarding standing up for myself. Permission. Ability to. Fear of. Etc.
I am also excited to explore the ideas around my role and contribution to things in general and work and relationships specifically. Giving myself credit for what I have to offer and what I bring to the party.
Finally, today I have had several email exchanges with a person I’ve had a lot of conflict with in the past. I am actually very proud of myself. I said what I needed to say strongly, but I hope kindly enough.
She kept pushing – saying that I was “self-sabotaging.” That made me smile, actually, because I thought,
“This may be the least self-sabotaging thing I have ever done.”
Bottom line, I did not buy into her drama, I did not get physically or emotionally upset, and I stood my ground and claimed some power. That all feels very, very good.
With so much love and appreciation,
My path ahead became profoundly clear…
I had begun a master’s program in a field I was extremely passionate about, loving every second of it, and yet while working very hard I couldn’t find the clarity I was looking for around where I could really take what I was learning. I wanted to feel completely lit up, in awe, and totally inspired by my ultimate goal – and I could not see nor feel that goal clearly.
I reached out to Scout for some one-on-one coaching. In 15 minutes, Scout had helped me to de-fog and cut through the ‘grey’ areas to get to the crystalized goal that I was holding in my heart.
My path ahead became profoundly clear, I felt calm yet quietly very, very excited. There were now some big games to play and a roasting fire lit inside.
I can operate in the world from a place of openness…
I leaned my head against the railing and relaxed. Yes, I said, and thank you. Finally I can stop, finally I feel grounded and centered and supported and nourished. Thank you for this house, thank you for this back yard where I can return every day, and thank you for the connection that allows me to carry that with me through the day. From this place I have something to give, I can operate in the world from a place of openness and from a place of gratitude and fullness.
I came back into the house realizing I was completely open, feeling the energy of the house itself, cool and inviting and supportive and protecting. It too is my home and has become part of me and I part of it and I am grateful.
Thank you, Scout, for helping me to come to this place (both physically and metaphorically.)
How high can I fly?
I spoke with Scout because I had an important meeting coming up and I was concerned that I was being set up for failure in this meeting. Scout and I spoke on our regular coaching call and she helped me reframe my anxiety – I realized that I was in danger of sabotaging the meeting myself, with my expectations of a negative outcome.
She walked me through two exercises that helped me understand how I could acknowledge my fears and change my expectations. I left that call with a welcome sense of calm and some tools to help me prepare for a successful meeting.
The meeting itself turned out to be very different from my original expectations – exceptionally positive on all counts. It was clear to me that the “me” I brought to this meeting – a confident, experienced and calm “me” – was responsible for that difference.
I left the meeting, and this whole experience, wondering what else could be possible for me? The experience showed me how powerful my own negative thoughts and expectations could be, as well as how successful I could be when I change those thoughts and expectations.
How high can I fly? I’m interested in finding out.
Because it feels so right…
I feel so pleased that I have gotten to a stage where I am now doing this work out of my own free will, because it feels right – rather than out of a sense of desperation and looking for a way to relieve the pain and discomfort. There’s a big difference! With love and appreciation.
It is remarkable how quickly I was able to change my ingrained patterns of thinking.
I would like to tell you how much I enjoyed my session with you, in 30 minutes you managed to get to the heart of my problem and not only did you give my practical steps I can use whenever I need to, but the most important part was the emotional shift I felt. It is remarkable how quickly I was able to change my ingrained patterns of thinking after talking to you. Thank you so much for the change I have experienced because of you.
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Listen to what Laura has to say:
Laura Routlegde had lost five loved ones in 13 months, and was filled with confusion and fear. Now – “I have a feeling of well being that hasn’t been there in a very long time. It’s going to be another cycle of life that’s going to be far more meaningful …successful…happy…productive…and far more contributing than it’s been…This is the best decision I’ve made for a number of years. It has just been so good for me. To me, what I think of it as is the inner diamond. It’s there – you just have to find your way to it.” – Laura Routledge, Alberta, Canada
I have been thinking of you a lot lately and decided to stop, take a minute and write this email.
Mostly, I want to reach out and thank you…truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was over a year ago that you and I worked together and as a direct result of those sessions, one of my passions and dreams is finally coming true. I can honestly say that your coaching skills and inspiration changed the course of my life forever.
At the end of July I will be presenting my first ever “Let’s Be Creative” workshop. I have dissolved my old businesses and am now devoting 50% of my time now to building my coaching business and the other 50% to my own creative endeavors. (ok, I eat, sleep, play and other stuff in there too.) I have also changed my name, which is also a direct result of our work together and the realization that when “things” are in alignment with my deepest values, life flows.
Please know that you hold a special place in my heart and though we still have yet to meet in person, the impact of your presence in my life has been enormous.
I am attaching a flyer for the workshop just so you can see what I am up to. Of course you are welcome to come play if you feel called and really, I just wanted to share the profound shift and change.
Thank you again. Big virtual hug.
When I reflect back on this year, going to your workshop was a great gift to myself. The year really blossomed from there. So much has come to light. I did start speaking. My well-fed heart journey: stories from the trail. Now I have a new video series — the 4 minute kitchen makeover.
All the hard work is beginning to bear fruit.
I hope your holiday is filled with joy and laughter. Why you do everyday really matters and I thank you for your generosity. All my best.
I have finished 21 days twice…I am in awe of you creating it. It’s so good, and it’s so great to be able to revisit and refocus. Now the work begins, and I have a list of tools!
Your program has given me back a spark: the hope, and joy of knowing there is more, and I am on my way to doing it. Perhaps I don’t know yet which way I will go, but I have started; its like a secret smile inside. The lovely energy of Scout leading me forward, and knowing that I can follow something to get me there, like following a trail someone has left for you to find your joy and worthiness, and discovering what else there is along the way. I am so happy to have found this!! Thank you – Christine
Scout, Thank you for what you have given me.
I have just finished a call with a client and he concluded by saying he wished he had tried coaching years ago. We both know that would not have happened had I not found the courage to sign up for your personal breakthrough program. I can do this because of what you have done. It seems to boil down to this immense feeling of love, peace and gratitude interwoven with a myriad of colours and creativity – what I have longed for all my life
This is immense fun 🙂
Scout, I wanted to tell you how ingrained my new pattern has become. I was thinking about it recently when something I did wasn’t just right (can’t even remember what now) but I just saw how productive my reaction was to it. I saw myself recognize it and think about how useful that information I just received was so that I could do it differently/not do it in the future. After that, I made a point to take note of my reactions and recognized such a beneficial bodacious (good word!) pattern. My foundation shift doesn’t take any effort but is part of me. Some of the best money I ever spent was on our work together. Thanks again! -SR
Just a quick note to say its lovely to see you getting the recognition you deserve with your new venture!
I wanted to share that today is promotion day and I get to accept the role of deputy managing director. I am worried but getting ready I heard this question don’t be nervous what would Scout do?!! Show up and play…I figure so I have set my intent on that…and thank you, Kate
I am so grateful to you! With your help I am getting to places that I had just about given up hope of reaching. And I know more is possible, I only have to keep going. Thank you so much!
Scout, I wanted to send you a sample of the feedback I got from people at the event (after our work together). It was overwhelming, all the feedback. Some of it was very focused on my weight, even how different I looked in the videos and photos that were shown. A lot on my energy. Part of me feels a bit taken a back because I didn’t realize I had that much room for improvement (if you know what I mean).
Being on that stage was all we envisioned. It was great!
Here’s a sample of the feedback I got:
“Lisa, I thought you did an amazing job during your talk, you held the stage and entertained the audience. There seemed to be such a difference in your energy then when I saw you last in February and even in January. You just felt happier and more settled into yourself. I hope this makes sense because I would have preferred to share this with you in person and followed with a big hug! It felt that some shifts had happened and I wanted you acknowledge you for that.”
I want to let you know how great I am doing and that our work together was really just the beginning of me taking back my power and my confidence. I have been doing lots more work on my subconscious thought patterns (mainly through affirmations, meditation etc) and making sure that I replace any negative or unproductive thoughts with new and better ways of looking at things and that I ask better questions!
I have started a new company and I am in the middle of a deal that will put my husband and myself back on the map financially. The great thing is though Scout – if the deal doesn’t come through for whatever reason, whilst I will be disappointed, I won’t be stopped. There is a confidence and focus inside of me that I haven’t felt in a long time.
I know that everything always works out perfectly. I will just keep going and when the time is right, I know I will reach my goals. I now know that life really is a gift in all its forms – there’s something valuable to take from every situation (even if we don’t recognise it at first). – Deb
Thank you for what you have given me.
I have just finished a call with a client and he concluded by saying he wished he had tried coaching years ago – we both know that would not have happened had I not found the courage to sign up for your personal breakthrough
I can do this because of what you have done. It seems to boil down to this immense feeling of love, peace and gratitude interwoven with a myriad of colours and creativity – what I have longed for all my life. This is immense fun 🙂
With very best regards, KO
“When I first heard Scout say, ‘The opposite of hopelessness is knowing’, I was intrigued, could sort of understand it at an intellectual level, but it didn’t resonate within me; I couldn’t seem to truly understand what it meant.
After an amazing session working with Scout today on a deep core anxiety I have had, now I totally get what she meant at a level I could not have previously imagined.
It’s a feeling of lightness in my body and spirit, replacing a sense of heaviness and despair. It’s a feeling of realness, a solid KNOWING right to my core about what is now true and feels sort of new, but yet is not new because it is what my spirit has known all along. There is a feeling of incredulousness in this new reality, yet the feeling is also very solid and deep, because it feels like I have connected to a deep inner place that is not my mind, not my thoughts. It is who I am as a being, as a spirit, as a life force. Scout’s work has given me the powerful, heart-felt experience of knowing what KNOWING is, not just a cognitive impression of what I had ‘thought’ it might be. And so that KNOWING erases the hopelessness because they just can’t be experienced at the same time. They are two different experiences of life.
Thank you, Scout, for your profound gift today.”
– Lisa Dennys, DeepSoulGrowth.com
I already have gotten so much from your literature… Your words have already made a difference in my life when little else has. Thank You! Respectfully,
“I first came to Scout because I was tired of beating myself up for any mistake that I made. Although I did my job well, had a great relationship and a good balance of play and work, I just couldn’t let myself alone if I had made a decision that was less than perfect. This was mainly internal, just always re-visiting the mistake and saying, ‘I should have done that differently’ over and over again. Often it would even wake me up at night, with no solution, simply a continuous condemnation. Being an intelligent person, I realized that there is no merit in this.
Working with Scout through neurological re-patterning, I have seen a dramatic difference in the way I deal with so many things. As she explained it, this method goes right down to the foundation of who I am and re-builds some basic premises that have been with me since childhood. Now if this sounds scary because you don’t want to change who you are, it’s not. I have always liked who I am and only wanted to be nicer to myself, which I think is actually quite common.
In my case, I changed my foundation belief from ‘You are capable and you should always do it right’ to ‘You are capable, do your best and move on.’ Perhaps this sounds like a simple little change but it is a huge change when it comes to my inner peace. Huge. This does not mean that I do not hold myself to a high standard. I still do. But when I make a mistake, I recognize it, correct what needs to be corrected and move on. I don’t spend the endless hours thinking, ‘I should have.’ Even a century of life is short. I am so grateful that I will no longer be wasting mine on that self-recrimination.
As an added benefit, I find myself able to start new challenging projects that in the past I didn’t want to try because I might not complete them perfectly. I guess deep down I knew that I would not rest if it was not perfect. Now I feel that I can do my best, which is actually quite good, and move on. It is freeing.
Life is still life and is not always perfect, thankfully. But I see this core change in myself everywhere. If I do make a mistake and start to berate myself, I recognize it and have the ability to look at it, let it go, and move on. I am so grateful for this change.
I heartily recommend working with Scout. Her method has proven results. Her kindness and enthusiasm for her work is a pleasure to work with.”
Just to let you know, I read the book straight away and found it inspiring and useful.
I have already started using the two tips which have proven so far to be effective – it’s unbelievable!
Thank you so much, Gwen
Thank you so much, Scout. It’s amazing how you sent this at the exact time I needed to hear it. I was on the verge of tears for not-so-good reasons as I logged into my e-mail. Now that I have read your message, I am in tears–but tears of relief, and amazement that you spoke directly into my heart and told me how to handle what I’ve been struggling with. I only wish I had read this earlier, but at least now I can sit with your words and change the course of my evening and days ahead.
I was wrapped in negativity and anxiety, and the fear that none of it would change anytime soon. Now I will go and wash my face and meditate on your words– and do exactly what you advised. How blessed and amazing that your message today would speak directly to my issues. That is NOT a coincidence, that much I know. Thank you so much. –Traci
Thank you for creating such an AMAZING program, I truly enjoyed working with you, your fantastic program and having my breakthrough. I have NEVER experienced anything like that before. As I am still listening to the meditation, I am so happy that I accepted your offer to change my life. I sincerely appreciate you.
Please accept this as my official “Thank you” for being Scout and caring so much about others and their success. May you be richly repaid for what you have done.
Be blessed, Ingrid
“I was convinced this was important work to do – with an emphasis, in my mind, on work. Yes, it was work – and I was so surprised and delighted to have it turn out to be fun at the same time. Whenever I looked up and saw you beaming at the wonderful new decisions I had found inside, about myself and my future, I had to beam right back…what elegant, yummy work it is!”
– Tina Ann, Bolinas, CA
Just wanting to say “thank you!” for a great shift. Several years ago I chose a new name that felt more aligned with my life path. I began mentally correcting my name whenever I was referred to by my birth name, particularly when by family, until this correction became rote. Last week you led me through a process of merging my two “selves”. This weekend I attended a family dinner. It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I had gone the entire evening without once reacting to their use of my birth name or feeling the need to affirm/defend my chosen identity. And it wasn’t a fluke! I attended another holiday gathering last night and once again, no automatic correction, no defending. Consequently I had the most enjoyable time with family that I can recall in years. I can’t wait to discover what other wonders will unfold!
“What I have learned from Scout is, to make your own path. But, if I need help or am hesitant about a decision, to go to her! Support, Support, Support is what Scout is all about. Her words are powerful, moving and uplifting. She is dedicated to her work, helping people get what they want in life, and she is good at it! I did her goal setting segment and I could see my goal in my hand, it brought tears to my eyes. It left me speechless; it’s an incredible feeling. Scout is one of the most caring, beautiful and inspiring people I have met, and I’m so glad she’s in my life. Thanks Scout!”
“Scout has the ability to cut to the chase and help you see and deal with the real issues. Even when I feel stuck in a fog, Scout has the unique gift to bring clarity and guidance. She knows when to speak, and when to remain silent, and so often knows the right question to ask at just the right time.”
– James Bush, Business Owner, Lawrence KS
“Looking back, it is hard for me to believe the amount of personal growth I have gained working with Scout. When I first contacted Scout, I was filled with inner confusion, mixed internal messages and I based most of my decisions on fear. As I move closer to realizing my dreams, I am making choices by trusting my inner wisdom and decisions are based on honesty and integrity.
I am so thankful that I have Scout in my corner. Through active listening, emotional and practical support, and contagious enthusiasm for my plans, she has assisted me to take giant steps in areas that I am passionate about. She has never faltered in being there for me on “up” days and on “down” days. This journey with her has been such a rewarding experience. Thank you Scout for your invaluable guidance!”
– Sue Lenander, Massage Therapist, Missoula , MT
I am so amazed that I did my practice coaching today from a place of eager excitement and deep desire to be of service–with no “stage fright” at all! The work each of you did with me really helped, and I am truly grateful to be approaching “my time” to be a coach!
Thank you! Jd’G
“I’ve been waiting a few days to offer feedback from our Skype session because I know the euphoric feeling that can come and go within a couple of days. WOW! You have helped me in a way I haven’t found before, I’ll send an email describing more in the next day or two. Scout, I feel such deep gratitude for you, I can only hope that you can sense this. You are right – I need to go deep, it is time. Scary too, like you said.
Blessings! ” -CB
What a gift ~ the peace I found listening to your message earlier this week set me right back on course & is keeping me there. On Wednesday, thinking I was out for a fun-filled day of riding turned into a medical emergency. I was so grateful for my inner calmness. It served me & others well. Thanks, dear friend. Indeed, an amazing world ~ DL
You are an incredible woman. I have named my visualized self, “Flash”. Thank God for putting people like you in the world. Yours, LJ
I don’t cease to admire and love you Scout Wilkins!
It strikes me again and again how generous you are in putting your own self out there, and your own story, and being so helpful to others by doing so! And clearly your sincere and straightforward and no-nonsense manner resonates so deeply for me.
Hugs from me to you! MY
I want to write you a LONG email message – I feel that I have so much to tell you – and I know I can’t do it tonight – so I am going to write you a short message – and tell you that I listened to a recording of your call and it was magnificent!!!!!!!! You simply touch upon so many chords that resonate within me – it’s pretty mind boggling. I’ve read almost all those people out there – all those talented people in the self-help line of work – and no one so consistently hits the nail on the head for me like you do. I want to find out if the course you talked about is doable for me – but I will get back to you about that. Meantime – just have to send you a big thank you for who you are and what you do and your generosity in sharing yourself the way you do with the universe. -M
Scout, I thought I’d just write and tell you how I am still seeing the changes in myself from our time together.
Lately I have been messing up for some reason, hurt one friend’s feelings, offended another, didn’t catch some mistakes, said the wrong thing. Kind of a challenging time in relationships of all sorts for some crazy reason. But what is great about it is that while I did what I would have done before in correcting these errors, I am also able to fully accept that yup, I did mess up, but it is ok, I have tried to correct them, recognized that I am not perfect, and am not berating myself over what I “should have or shouldn’t have done”. Freeing. My do it right lady must be on vacation or maybe she moved on altogether.
So that feels good and I just thought I’d share it with you since your work is what allowed me to be in that place. Keep up the good work! -SR
I was feeling totally stuck with my business and very depressed and frustrated, knowing that something I was doing – or not doing – was turning the tap off as soon as things started to work well. Although I knew that I am very good at what I do, frustration and repeated disappointment had taken away the passion I used to feel for the transformation I can help my clients to make. I was afraid of everything. I knew that this was coming over to potential clients because business coaches repeatedly told me so and my results reflected this. I just didn’t know how or what to change.
Scout’s programme was a last throw of the dice for me. Although it is very early days in my Travelling Light programme, I know that I have already made a step change in how I feel about the possibilities that are flowing to me.
My belief in myself and the transformational power of what I do has changed and I have been able to speak from the heart to prospective clients. This has resulted in at least one sale made for each strategy call I have made this month and my income in January is six times what it was in October. My web stats have gone through the roof and my mailing list has increased to over 600 after being stuck at just over 500 for months. I’m a work in progress and Scout has been there for me every step of the way. I’m looking forward to the future. -CP
I want to thank you for the session you did with me right before your trip. I am actually not feeling all that shame that I was feeling and I still feel my body!! Yeah!!
I am sick with a cold and doing my Vaues Exploration today and looking forward to all I am about to discover.
Thank you this body of work and for your amazing support. It is priceless and I know I’m going to be able to FLY and experience “Free to Be”, which has been my life-long dream and desire.
Peace and Blessings, – RR
Last Friday’s session was absolutely awesome–thank you so much!
I am always amazed at how my inner thoughts just flow out in words in our sessions. Sometimes, I end up listening to myself with utter astonishment yet there is a constant thread through it all, that of truth–my truth :). That place of confidence and personal power you mention in your e-mail is exactly what I am trying to recapture, and you’re right about the wisdom creating a deeper and more powerful place to experience. I think you have outlined the problem and the desired outcome very well.
If I understand your question correctly, you would like to know a phrase that I might use to describe my desired experience of reconnection? After some thought and a search for words, here’s a description of what I hoped for, wanted to accomplish, and believe I made great progress achieving, in my sessions with you:
Rekindle my core of light’s essence within, know my heart’s power of my purpose, and let my wisdom guide my path.
I hope this helps you to bring a definition/description to the wonderful work you do!
All my very best to you, too, Scout! -LR
THANK YOU, your work has unleashed an amazing cascade of huge energetic healing. – Lisa
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