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
We can see the Emerald City, but not the Yellow Brick Road. There's a reason Dorothy had companions singing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" on repeat. We need others to journey with us as we find our way.
Coach Elizabeth Brink
What is somatic coaching?
The somatic coach brings structure and safety for the client to process and problem solve their challenges through connection with their inner world and body.
We set goals based on areas of life the client wants to better understand and manage. During each session, the client brings a topic they'd like to explore. We'll get specific on what they want to accomplish during the session and then we'll spend time unpacking the topic.
Many neurodivergent people are disconnected from their internal experience, though they may also sense something intense going on. It's common for my clients to start out feeling confused, agitated, despondent, or afraid of their inner critics.
The reflection and unpacking in a coaching session may involve a variety of modalities, including body-based, or somatic, practices, Inner Relationship Focusing, Internal Family Systems, and cognitive processing.
This hybrid approach helps the client deepen awareness and wisdom about their current issue with input from their body.
Wondering how somatic coaching could help you? Let's connect! Fill out the contact form in the top right corner of the page. I'll look forward to hearing from you!
What can coaching improve?
Coaching can improve a variety of daily life and work.
The client's goals are identified in the first two sessions, and revisited periodically. Some things my clients are working to improve include
self-acceptance and knowledge
time awareness + estimating
setting + remembering goals
breaking down projects + tasks
prioritization, organization, + planning skills
decision making, self-confidence, + reducing shame
your responses to challenges
managing negative emotions, triggers, + energy
communicating + connecting with others
What happens in a coaching session?
We'll start by setting an overarching goal to work on together and then each session we'll dig into a related topic of your choice.
It's fine if another topic bubbles up, but the goals will ensure you get what you most need from coaching.
Each session, I'll ask you to define the topic, identify any objectives for the discussion, and determine the success measures so we know you got what you needed.
We'll spend the bulk of the session exploring the topic utilizing a variety of modalities based on what comes up and client's interest / comfort.
When do sessions take place?
We'll meet for one hour each week during the first three weeks of the month. I do my best to keep clients at a set day and time slot.
I currently do not offer any evening or weekend session times. I am located in the Central time zone and see clients most days of the week between 9AM and 4PM CST.
What are your fees?
Coaching is pre-paid by the month through an online autopay subscription managed through Stripe.
Each month includes three coaching sessions (45-55 minutes each) and unlimited support by email and text. The current monthly rate is $450.
I ask clients to expect to work with me full-time for at least two months, but there is no limit on how long we continue. Most clients work with me for five to ten months.
I'm currently fully booked.
To join the waiting list, please complete the contact form at the top of the page.
Payment plans are available without penalty.
Couples coaching is available upon request.
Can I book a consult to learn more?
YES! I love meeting with people.
Complete the form here to be added to the wait list. I'll be in touch to connect as space opens up.
I look forward to meeting you!
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.