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“Her approach is humanistic, kind, compassionate, and solution-focused….If you are looking for someone who truly cares, and is incredibly skilled at what she does, Kim is a remarkable gem!”

—M.M., Client

 

“You are a Godsend.”

—K.G., Client

 

“She cares and it shows!”

—A., Wellness Professional

 

“My students learned skills that helped them become successful.”

—E.C., Teacher

 

“She is so intuitive….I am continually amazed by her calm and loving nature…Kim is a treasure!”

—L.W., Teacher

 

“Mrs. Wallant was able to build wonderful relationships with our students.”

—G.K., Certified School Counselor

 

“Very professional and caring”

—M.G., Teacher

 

“[Students] often discovered parts of themselves that allowed them to grow and blossom.”

—H.W., Speech and Language Pathologist

Hi, I’m Kim.

I’m an artist, writer, and healer. My passion is to help my clients get a clearer picture of who they are, what they truly want, and what they can do to reach toward their dreams. For over thirteen years, I’ve supported people of all ages through expressive arts, positive psychology, and mindfulness, leading me to become an expert at creating a context for creativity and resiliency.

 

Kim’s Biography

Kim holds a dual Masters Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Prescott College, and is credentialed by the Maine Board of Counseling Professionals and the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB).

She brings her experience as an expressive arts therapist into her coaching sessions by including hands-on methods of expressing thoughts and emotions and movement-based practices, such as mindful breathing and walking, to overcome stress. Kim connects deeply with her coaching clients and gives them a space where they can delve into what they can’t always express in words, using the session as a touch point for finding personal insight and balance between body and mind.

The water lily, metaphor for growth and new beginnings. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." – Theodore Roosevelt

What is a Growth Mindset?

  • Do you worry that you aren’t talented enough, don’t have enough training or experience, or that something might be wrong with you when things don’t turn out the way you planned?

  • Do you find yourself being defensive or feeling insecure when someone criticizes you?

  • When you make mistakes or don’t meet your goals, do you beat yourself up or compare yourself to others?

If so, you may be stuck in a “fixed mindset.” You’re letting your life run you rather than running your life. The difference between having a fixed mindset and a growth mindset comes down to attitude.

A growth mindset is the opposite. You’re willing to look at your past triumphs and downfalls through a learning perspective. No mistakes. No failures. You reframe both as learning opportunities. When you fall short of a goal, you use the experience to gain new insights that will help you refine your approach. You’re open to trying new strategies, asking for and getting help from others, and practicing new skills, or improving your current skills, so you can do better.

When you have a growth mindset, you become more proactive and motivated. You’re able to face challenges with grit and determination, noticing that even very small steps put you closer to reaching your goals. You develop a confidence that, deep inside, you’ll bounce back from setbacks stronger than ever.

With a growth mindset, you take ownership of your attitude. You look at your weak areas and so-called “failures” with clarity and a willingness to learn new skills, knowing it will take courage, effort, and persistence.   You’re willing to believe that you, and, you alone, can create your own happiness.

Accessing a growth mindset can only be done by conscious choice, and it’s transformative. As you develop resiliency and open yourself up to opportunity, you’ll begin to uncover the parts of yourself that shine. Growth mindset is a decision to adapt and take charge of your own experience. It’s a practice, a discipline of constantly talking down the voices of defeat and negativism and listening to that more authentic, loving voice that whispers, “you can do it! You may not have gotten it yet, but you’ll get better at it soon.”

If you’d like support in learning how you can improve your understanding of the skills and strategies involved in taking control of your mindset, I can help you. I offer online phone or video coaching sessions that get you focused on your strengths, challenges, and priorities, and get you moving in the direction of your goals. Let’s connect and we can talk about whether this approach and my coaching is a good fit for you.

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