Praise from clients
I have realized some inner truths, like I am tired of trying to control everything, and the messy side of my personality is dying to come out!
I reached out to Irene after struggling on my own for years, but wanting to make a change before my wedding. My fiancé and I went through some challenging times, and I was feeling stuck and unable to move past old hurts. For years I had been slowly building up walls, and separating myself both emotionally and physically, even though I wanted nothing but closeness and intimacy deep down. Irene made me feel at ease right away: she has a way of guiding you to answers you didn't know you had inside you. After only a couple of months of working together, I am now able to reach for my partner when I need him. I have shed the fear of not being good enough for my partner. I have realized some inner truths, like I am tired of trying to control everything, and the messy side of my personality is dying to come out! I have transformed from rigid to soft, from closed off to open, and from insecure in my relationship to more confident and connected than ever. Irene has provided the safe space I needed to process, and move forward. I can't wait to see what the coming months hold for our work together!
Sarah • Engaged • Marketing Director • Denver, CO
Irene helped me move to the next level in my healing process as a sexual individual and as a partner in a relationship.
"Working with Irene was wonderful. I've worked with many different types of therapists and coaches along my healing journey, and Irene's approach is unique. She offered me support that was free of judgement and filled with knowledge and understanding, the kind of which I had not come across before. Working with her helped me to move to the next level in my healing process as a sexual individual and as a partner in a relationship. Thank you so much Irene for sharing your wisdom and support!"
Anna Holtzman, life coach
I feel like I am becoming a better version of myself in all areas of life — it has been awakening in many ways.
Before coaching with Irene, I had been with my now husband, whom I love very much, for over 10 years, but I was frustrated that I didn't want sex. I felt abnormal, self conscious, and I felt bad that I was neglecting this area for him. After a few sessions with Irene, I understand much more about myself as a whole (not just in regards to sex). As a result, I feel like I am becoming a better version of myself in all areas of life — it has been awakening in many ways.
Jennifer, Nurse Practitioner, married & mother of 2
I feel more joy in my every day life at home. I recognize that this is a journey, not a race— and I walk it more fearlessly.
When I approached Irene, I was despondent and resentful of my spouse. I wanted a deeper connection with him, more intimacy and honesty. After working with Irene to identify my needs and my fears, I am able to communicate honestly and directly with my spouse, and this has led to a deeper feeling of connectivity and deeper level of intimacy with him. I appreciate this about the coaching: Irene is gentle yet tough. She was able to gently guide me to see where I needed more intense self-care and introspection, and she held me accountable. As a result, I feel more joy in my every day life at home. I recognize that this is a journey, not a race— and I walk it more fearlessly thanks to the coaching by Irene.
Physician, married and mother of 2
I'm growing as a person and growing in my marriage.
Before coaching with Irene, I was lacking desire to have sex with my husband, whom I love very much. We had only been married for 3 years, and I felt like I was broken and that there was something inherently wrong with me. After a few sessions, I started to learn the importance of daily practices and acknowledging fear and desire. It helped me to understand more about myself in many areas. As a result, I'm growing as a person and growing in my marriage.
I feel fully alive, vital and sexy. My relationship with my husband is hotter … sexier … exciting.
I see myself completely differently. My love for myself (and realization that I matter) has grown tremendously. I don’t feel numb anymore. I don’t hold back as much. I feel fully alive and vital and sexy. I feel powerful and magnetic. What I am most proud of is my openness to talk with my husband about things I was afraid to ask for before. My relationship is hotter, more fun, sexier, exciting. Coaching with Irene has been fun, and the most valuable coaching I’ve ever gotten.
Suzan, Co-Active Relationship Coach
Irene helped me find and connect, mind and body, to the woman I knew was inside.
I had spent years in my head and totally disconnected from my body. I felt flat. I knew I wanted to feel differently but I wasn't sure what to do about it. Irene helped me to zero in on how I wanted to feel within my body, then name and claim those desires. I laughed, cried, cussed, and got turned on! Working with Irene was nothing short of transformational. Don't let her sweet voice fool you though, she's tough ... and you'll love her for it! And you'll love yourself too!
With Irene's support, I transformed from doubting to resting in a knowing that I'm ok, no matter what. When I do doubt I recover faster. Irene challenged me to use daily practices that created significant changes freeing me from old unhelpful patterns. Irene's affirming approach allowed me to feel safe enough to be messy and also to celebrate my accomplishments. She continually asked questions and made offerings in a way that called me to rely on my internal guidances instead of an external authority.
TraceyJoy Miller, Spiritual Healer, traceyjoy.com
Working with Irene has truly been life changing. From the first session I felt a shift in my energy. I have been able to access positive energy and genuine happiness and let it flow in a way that I have not been able to in the past.
I have done therapy on and off for years, but working with Irene I have felt comfortable saying things I have never uttered out loud to anyone. Irene creates a safe, open, and completely non-judgmental space where I am free to express my deepest fears, desires, and craziest of crazy thoughts. Through this work, I am able to live the life I have wanted for a long time.
Sometimes you meet people (or follow people from afar) that you feel have some secret formula to live a happy life. Irene is one of those people, and in working with her you feel that she wants everyone to access this power and knowledge.
Corinne, Education Consultant
In working with Irene on leadership as an entrepreneur, our journey together surprised me in many ways. I was not a big believer in coaching before, but Irene’s questions made me take a deep, honest look at myself, and her guidance helped me take real action and emerge at the other side a better leader, friend and decision-maker.
Chedva Kleinhandler, Founder & CEO, lean-on.us
I was in a really challenging time in my life when I started working with Irene. I was not able to shake off this constant feeling of being a victim in my life, not being good enough, and constantly putting up excuses for not being satisfied with my life. She helped midwife me through a process of opening me to my choices and desires in life. I feel I am more of a co-creator in my life. I feel lovable, worthy, grateful, excited and engaged in my life. I am fully aware that my life is a result of my choices: in actions, thoughts, feelings, intentions and prayers. I am really grateful for the deep love and support that I have received from Irene. I feel incredibly blessed!
Working with Irene as a coach is something to look forward to. Irene is extremely compassionate, humorous & vibrant. As a coach, she had the ability to guide a group of people in no time to higher grounds, shaping their personal skills and talents in a way they’ll never forget. During the Desire Fest workshop, she helped motivate me and bring awareness to some of my deep desires. I truly enjoyed working with her.
Ramya Mehul, Marketing Manager
Irene takes a direct approach to coaching in that she takes me out of my comfort zone so I'm forced to break out of my norm to go beyond. The experience was not only uplifting but has allowed me to be more methodical and positive when dealing with difficult situations. A rewarding experience indeed!
Katherine, Marketing Director
I started working with Irene [through The Coaching Fellowship] because I wanted to better define and realize my professional goals. I very quickly realized we were doing much more than that. With Irene's help, I have begun to integrate dreams and desires across all of the previously disparate aspects of my life. By understanding myself as a whole person, I more clearly see my preferences, skills and achievements, building confidence in myself, my vision for my life and my ability to create that vision.
Tiffany Hopkins, Founder, thefound.org
I hadn’t worked with a life coach before contacting Irene. She was conscientious, compassionate, and exceptionally supportive as she guided me through the process for the first time. What impressed me the most was how well she listened and observed where I was in each session, tailoring the activities and work accordingly.
Kelly Chatain, Artist
Irene is amazing! She’s so easy to talk and open up to that before you know it you have moved beyond and out of your comfort zone. She challenges you to discover your own analyses of feelings and actions. I feel better equipped to manage life and my feelings thanks to the challenges and tools she gives me. She teaches you to celebrate YOU, and she celebrates right along with you!
Swiyyah White, Lawyer
Irene is a wonderfully skilled coach, compassionate and intuitive who holds your accountable. My work with Irene has been empowering: Irene champions the best version of myself and holds that vision and provides a safe place to explore possibilities and encourages me to step into my greatest potential. I am so grateful for the invaluable insights and support she gives me.
Angie May, Life Coach
Working with Irene has been a profound, eye-opening experience. She listens deeply and compassionately and is very easy to talk to. Irene is extremely intuitive, curious and warm. Her bold, thought-provoking questions have helped guide me to discover my own answers, which I didn’t realize I had. To have Irene’s support had been encouraging and empowering. She had a true gift of bringing out awareness and possibility in others.
Michelle, Financial Analyst
Irene has had a magical impact in my life. She helped me through my personal challenges. She is one compassionate, genuine, and humble person – who has a very strong personality. She is a great listener, who softly guided me to find the answer within me to help me get out of my crisis. Unlike others, who give recommendations, she helped me resolve my issues by looking for the answers within! Finally, Irene really cares about people and is really passionate about helping.
Ibby, Senior Marketing Manager