By Karen L. Chandler
Reading Eagle, Pa.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Nancy Coco, a certified transformational life coach, spoke on the topic of how to stay motivated. She focused on a song, “Strength Courage & Wisdom” by India Arie, and described her own personal journey of leaving 30 years of teaching to start a new career as a life coach.
GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, Pa.
Just in time for September grape harvests, more than 80 women in business received a bounty of inspiration at the second annual Evolve Her workshop at the Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery, Greenwich Township.
Thursday’s event, presented by SCORE, a non-profit organization providing business mentorship and education, and the Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corp., attracted attendees from Berks and surrounding counties.
Nancy Coco, a certified transformational life coach, spoke on the topic of “Inspire Her,” and how to stay motivated.
Coco focused on a song, “Strength Courage & Wisdom” by India Arie, and described her own personal journey of leaving 30 years of teaching, including a position as director of professional development for educators at Penn State University, to start a new career as a life coach.
“I decided to call it a renaissance,” Coco said. “Today is for us to have that kind of renaissance.”
Coco attended last year’s Evolve Her workshop, was impressed by the atmosphere, food and other attendees, and was happy to receive an invitation to be a presenter at this year’s event.
“I left with so many connections that I’ve maintained,” she said.
Audience participation was key for Coco as she discussed the wisdom of listening to body, mind and spirit, and she offered time for audience members to spend on personal introspection.
Deborah Berger, owner of Hasch Daal Custom Embroidery, Silk-Screening, and Promotional Items, Maxatawny Township, volunteered her thoughts: “Strength, courage, and wisdom are inside of all of us. I have proven it to myself and we can all do it. Just believe in yourself.”