Hi, I’m Sandy!
My own story of Limb-dwelling transition
I’ve always marched to the beat of my own drum. I’ve always been a Limb Dweller. Big surprise, huh?!
But it was only after my own messy, uncomfortable, and all-too-real transition that I realized a true calling—in my 60s!
Like you, I hit a Transitional Phase of examining who I am in my second half of life. As a business coach following 35 years in advertising sales, marketing, training, and business consulting, I thought I’d “arrived.” But suddenly, I hit a long, scary dry spell—with NO clients.
I had plenty of time to agonize. What did I really want to do? Who was I without "business" attached to my coaching practice? Was I washed up in this town? The questions went on and on...
So, I got support. I got vulnerable. I talked to my former clients. To other coaches. To myself.
And I realized that clients rarely came to me to talk about business. No, they wanted to delve into retirement, legacy, new careers, internal ageism, and identity issues around not working.
They, like I, sought clarity, confidence, and accountability for the second half of life.
They, like I, had to find ways to uncouple a former identity to make room for a whole new chapter.
BAM! It hit me: I am at my best out here on a Limb. This is the work I really love. This is what others need. And Limb Dweller was born.
Now I bring to the world my 3-part process that transforms the unknown, the unclear, and the uncertain into clarity, confidence, and compassionate accountability.[AD2]
[AD1]Let’s talk on the phone about the mix here in the overall doc of first and second person…it could go either way…
[AD2]To me this is the CORE of your value…so it may be better off at the top of your bio. If you agree, we can discuss that in more detail.
My mother used to say that you really don't start living till you turn 60. I think she was onto something.
Today, there are so many possibilities open to us as we age. It stirs up all sorts of questions and anxiety if we don't have a safe haven to sort it out.
Over 35 years ago, when I started my career path in advertising sales, marketing, training, and business consulting, I never imagined that I would be rounding out my career as a Transitional Coach.
But, as a woman who has always marched to the beat of her own drum, it's not too surprising.
Here's what happened
I had been a marketing consultant and business coach off and on since 2013, working with individuals and organizations. I was doing pretty well. Suddenly after a particularly busy and abundant span of work, I found myself without any clients. Initially I was thrilled, I needed a break. Then I started to panic. Since I started my practice I'd always had clients.
But suddenly, I had NO WORK...for 3 months.
Thus began a Transitional Phase of examing who I was at this stage of my life. And I had plenty of time to agonize. What did I really want to do? Who was I without "business" attached to my coaching practice? Was I washed up in this town? The questions went on and on...
It was messy, it was uncomfortable, it was real.
I got support. I talked to my old clients, I talked to other coaches. Here's what I realized, my clients were rarely coming to talk about business. They wanted to talk about retirement, legacy, new careers, internal ageism, identity issues around not working. That's the work I really love.
Changing my coaching focus from business to transitional was much harder than I realized. I was wrapped up in the word "Business". It was part of my identity. Unraveling that, using the 3 part process I now share with my clients, opened up a whole new vista.
This process - through direct experience- is what I'd love to share with you.
I can't wait to meet you!
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If you’d like to check out my portfolio of coaching credentials, professional background, and all the nitty-gritty:
CPC, ACC ICF credentialed. Positive Psychology Influence, Neuroscience of Gratitude, Voice Dialog Practitioner.
ICF pilot program: UW Bothell, King County Public Health
"Challenge the Imposter Syndrome with your Authenticity Code", Change your story, Change your business" "Selling with Integrity for small business owners", "Gratitude changes your mind and business…literally" "We are bigger than our wounds", "60 and wiser, female business owners…watch out"
"Challenge the Imposter Syndrome with your Authenticity Code",
"Fear- Pushes, Vision- Pulls- a seriously playful Program for 45 and wiser female biz owners", "60 and wiser business owners- the magic hour in a woman's career".
"I HATE SELLING... how's that working for you?"
Sandy is a compassionate, smart, and engaged coach. Her listening and discernment skills help identify what I cannot see on my own. My old 'stories' are transformed into a new personal vision that empowers and motivates me. An amazing coaching experience!
Sandy is truly amazing at what she does! She has a way of asking the right questions to get to what is honestly and really keeping you from achieving the goals you want for yourself and your business. I highly recommend her for anyone feeling like they want to improve their success in their business!
~ Julie Vanni
Biojunction Physical Therapy
Sandy Stamato is the real deal. I came to Sandy with a very focused coaching need… She focused the energy so that each session moved things forward, but was also grounded in reflection and discovery. She helped me to slow down, center myself, and begin to convert stress to excitement and optimism. I attribute this to Sandy's skillful, flexible and empathetic coaching. I recommend her unreservedly.