Hi, I'm Jacquie Hale. At my very core, Iíve always wanted to
help people. I started out working in a hospital lab where I had lots of
patient contact and could follow their progress and discuss their treatment
and prognosis with their doctors. Eventually, that kind of medicine went
the way of the country doctor who made house calls and I ended up
disgruntled with the big business attitude on modern medicine.
I made a lot of changes.
mid-thirties. I changed careers, I changed husbands, I changed where I lived
and how. It was a long roller coaster ride where I made mistakes and made
amends and tried new things and gave up. I did all of that--a lot. Even
though I made all those changes, by the time I was in my mid-forties, I had
a new life but I was bored and boring. I had changed circumstances but I
didnít really know how to change me.
Luckily, I woke up. I didnít need a
sledgehammer, I had just accumulated enough entropy to be
uncomfortableóheading toward miserable. Here are some of my characteristics
from that time:
I was restless and unable to be still
unless I was at a movie, then I fell asleep.
I inwardly blamed and criticized my
husband for things that didnít really matter in the in grand scheme of
things. I kept a mental list of all my grievances and reviewed them
I felt like there was something
important that I was missing.
I did my work well but longed for it
to be more meaningful.
I was lonely and sad a lot of the
I could not relax. I always had to be
working at something or I felt lazy.
I had created a nice little life with
all my hard work but I didnít enjoy it very much. Thatís when I could have
used a coach. (I also could have used one in my 30s too, and I need one.)
I set out on my own to find a solution
to my apathy. At the center of it all, I knew it had to do with love. I
yearned to love and serve others and what I discovered was I had to love
myself first. Through a lot of trial and error, I added skills and began to
discover what made me truly happy. I followed my love for health and studied
acupressure, herbology, nutrition, and eventually got an advanced degree in
natural health, but I still felt something was missing. I began to read self
help literature and became deeply involved with personal growthómine and
Everyone came to me to discuss their
troubles and I longed to be able to help them more.
I had great gut
instincts but felt I lacked the skills needed to really help people discover
what was most important to them. Thatís when I found out about coaching. I
was delighted to train as a coach! I got great coaching myself and learned
how to identify and solve my own problems.
I set goals and reached them.
turned my own life around to be vital and exciting and completely
fulfilling. My relationship with my husband flourished and my adult
daughters became great friends. Best of all, I used the processes that
helped me and created tools for helping my friends and clients. Being
coached and coaching are the best two things Iíve done with my live. I only
expect it to get better because everyday I take responsibility for what is
happening to me and how I react to it. If it makes me happy, I am thrilled.
If it doesnít make me happy I find a way to make it better. Coaching is all
about making things better. Itís about making dreams come true.
My Credential and Experience
I have a BS in Biochemistry and am a Medical Technologist certified by the
American Society of Clinical Pathologists. I worked in hospital labs for 17
I have an advanced degree in Natural Health and I am certified in Acupressure,
Emotional Release through Acupressure, Massage, Herbology, Iridology, Dark
Field Microscopy. I have studied nutrition and weight loss extensively. I
have been a health consultant for 15 years.
have an enormous and well-read library of books on health and personal
growth. I also have a massage table and microscope for when I work with
people on their health issues. Of course, I have a computer
trained at the Coaches Training Institute and was certified by the
International Coach Federation. I was personally trained and mentored by Gay
and Katie Hendricks of the Hendricks Institute. I have been in private
practice as a coach for five years. I will soon be certified as a Master
Coach by the ICF.
I have been a professional writer for 20 years, writing user manuals, online
Help, and tutorials for major software and hard ware companies.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, both on the phone and via email, I have lead
teleclasses and workshops, Iíve written three books:
Your Self to Wholeness
Coaching Skills for Bodyworkers: How to
engage your clients in their own health process
Serenity Is an
Inside Job: How to Reduce Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life.
I've written a chapter in 101 Great Ways to Have Better Life. You can order them from
Jacquie Hale * 510-548-2585
2209 Glen Avenue * Berkeley, CA 94709