There are too many opportunities to feel misunderstood and like an outsider. We grow up seeing peers please the world with their ability to remember important dates, do what they said they’d do, not interrupt and let others talk.
Being neurodivergent can be lonely.
I have two sisters and two brothers by birth and mannnny more by choice. They never leave me wondering if I belong, and they grow with me in understanding my unique way of moving through the world.
Thriving Sister Coaching was born of my deep love for my role as a sister.
I am good at being a sister - at holding space, encouraging learning, and providing gentle accountability with a hearty dose of laughter.
Everything feels harder than it should and nobody seems to get you and your struggle.
If that describes your experience, I want you to know that a lot of what you’re struggling with may, in fact, be harder than it is for others. You’re not imagining it.
You do things your own way and sometimes it takes too long or doesn’t work out. I get it. I’ve lived it and I’m helping others slow the spinning and move forward.
Can you imagine your life with less shame and more space for healing and growth?
I am a white cis-gendered woman, a parent, a married person, a home owner in Otoe-Missouria, and an entrepreneur.
I am a survivor of generational and childhood trauma, including the death of my infant brother, my parents' divorce, my mother's 15-year battle with cancer. I am the child of an alcoholic who is the child of an alcoholic.
I am the beneficiary of generational wealth and status that I did nothing to earn or deserve. I am a college degree holder and have traveled internationally.
I acknowledge the privileges I carry in my person and the impact they have on my thoughts, views, and business practices. I am committed to unlearning oppressive beliefs rooted in white supremacy and working to make reparations and peace in my community. I welcome feedback and correction.
Elizabeth Brink is an AMAZING coach! She is dedicated, and has an authentic, caring style, with a dash of no bull. I’ve mentored Elizabeth and also used her as my own coach. With tremendous skill and compassion, she coached me through some tough times. I trust Elizabeth implicitly and recommend her to anyone who is ready to live a better, less stressful life! - Nancy A. Ratey, Ed.M., MCC, SCAC
Nancy A. Ratey
ED.M., ABDA, MCC, SCAC, BCC and Author of “The Disorganized Mind”
What's on my mind
I love to write, but sometimes I need a place to try on ideas. Hear my 'rough draft' thoughts on all things personhood, neurodivergent living, and healing in my Sunday letters.