I found that total strangers would begin talking with me at the grocery store or in line at the bank. They’d ask my opinion on things without even know who I was. Often the conversations would begin with “I don’t know why, but I just want to talk with you for some reason.” The next thing I knew, we were discussing their life’s struggles and problems. Regularly, work has included help with physical ailments that have resulted from emotional/spiritual stress. I would also offer my clients reiki and other modalities that were suited to their greatest progression. And every time they went away with solutions for their struggles, hope for their healing, and alleviation with their ailments.
So Insight came into existence. It started off with a different name and I have worked with individuals, families, and companies in 82 countries for the last 9 years. I’ve helped thousands of people find the direction, hope, strength, and faith to move forward in their personal and/or professional lives.
My close friends often ask me if I get burnt out, hearing people’s trials and struggles and problems all the time (about 75% of my clients are relationship-related between spouses or parent-child). The thing is, there’s nothing I’d rather do. I love helping people find the solutions to their problems and creating a home and work environment that is supportive and conducive to growth. Nothing makes me happier. I never tire of hearing how things are going and where the pain is coming from. It’s an honor for me to be trusted in such a vulnerable space and to be able to offer the Insight I have.
There is great joy and satisfaction in seeing those I work with and come to love find happiness and success in their lives.
One of my happiest moments was when a client hung up quickly with me to go spend time with her 8 year old daughter who had just come home from school. This same client, not a year earlier, literally (in her own words) hated her daughter and hated being a mom. It made me so happy that she WANTED to be with her daughter and hear all about her day.
I live for for moments like that.
I've had great experiences working in person as well as over the phone. Tara is compassionate, thoughtful, insightful, perceptive and has had a way of helping me get down to the root cause and replace those lies with truth. As a religious/spiritual person, I experienced a very powerful change of heart with Tara's guidance. She implemented a variety of therapy techniques and helped me discover a truth that brought me so much light, joy and gratitude like I hadn't felt in years.
Tara has a way of looking into your heart and finding that piece that needs healing. A few minutes after meeting her my girls were in tears. Not in a bad way. She's a compassionate, generous, intuitive person and friend. I highly recommend her as a person and consultant.
Tara is an amazing counselor! She draws on her depth and breadth of expertise and experience to help me exponentially grow.
Tara is very a very caring and helpful individual. Her intuition is amazing! She is definitely a natural at what she does. I would recommend her to everyone!
Usually I will do a short phone interview with a new client to be sure we are a good fit for each other. The interview lasts about 15 minutes. After that, if I feel I can be helpful in their progresssion, we set an appointment to meet either in person (if local) or over the phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc.
I have been coaching relationships (personal and professional) for more than 20 years. Nine years ago I started my own company. I have worked with special needs families (mostly Autism Spectrum), strained personal relationships between spouses or parents and children, workplace hostility, as a communication coach, and as a career change coach. Each of my clients have said the same thing: namely, if they are diligent about implementing the suggestions I give them, 100% of the time their life improves and changes for the better. Their relationships heal. Their work becomes more meaningful and enjoyable. They become better spouses, better parents, better children, better friends, better coworkers, better bosses.
I charge $125 for a session. A session lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours. If we go over 2 hours then there will be additional fees. If we do not need a full hour, the fee is discounted. Sessions are paid for in advance, when scheduling and cancelation refunds are given on a case by case basis. There are no refunds given if cancelation is less than 24 hours before the appointment.
Everyone I knew told me I should be paid for my advice because it was always sound and wise. So I started letting people pay me rather than offering it for free. The amazing thing is, they took those Insights more seriously when they were paying for them and had an even greater success in their lives.
Communication in family relationships
Adult child-parent relationships
People who have lost themselves
Fertility emotional struggles
Emotional recovery from trauma
Emotional/Physical/Sexual abuse victims
Grief and loss
Special needs family dynamics
Communication in the workplace
I am a recent convert to baseball. My best friend finally convinced me it was a good sport. We were talking one day about the game and I was telling her how selfish all sports are and that I don’t like them. She replied that baseball isn’t that way.
She he went to her bookshelf and pulled out her scorebook - the one she keeps score in for special games. She opened up to a particular game and began explaining to me the methods and motives for each play. She shared how teams are more like families and it is in the best interest of the individual to be selfless for the team.
I actually became teary-eyed as I looked at this scorebook and found myself quite moved. If only all the families I work with could learn the concept of what I was seeing in the numbers on the page in front of me. It touched my heart and I became a die-hard baseball fan.
It’s important that you feel like your coach/consultant is a good fit. And by good fit, I mean someone who feels comfy to you. In order to progress you have to be able to trust them enough to open up your vulnerable spaces. So you need to feel respected and supported and understood. You need to feel cared about. It’s important that you feel like you won’t be judged so that you are free to explore all the areas of struggle without shame or guilt.
Am I willing to do hard work?
Am I willing to be consistent?
Do I honestly desire to change?
Or am I simply seeking for the world around me to change without working for it?
If the above answers after real soul-searching are not yes, yes, yes, no, then you are wasting your money and time and the coach’s time. Until those answers are honestly there, what needs to happen for it to be a productive and positive experience will not happen.