There have been three times in
my life, so utterly full of loss and pain, that I had no where to look
but towards grace: watching my dad die, losing my marriage, and this
past year. And for two of those times, it was an impossibility to find
the grace I so desperately sought. I didn't know how.
This past year ...Angels led me to Bobbie Burdett... the gift to change
my life with Bobbie as my guide: a guide unlike any other...
Bobbie, with her gentle, wise spirit, began floating and spinning and
weaving questions around me: creating a safe, snug cocoon. And while I
sat in the safe space she provided, Bobbie patiently allowed me to
discover my own answers, my own truth: a truth that serves me, not
destroys me. Bobbie held a safe space for she and I to co-create beauty
from what I had viewed as once ugly. I had the answers all along, it was
Bobbie's beautiful light, in the form of gentle questions, profound
silence, and fierce protection that illuminated the answers I already
I have never been so blessed. I have never been able to handle painful
changes with such dignity and grace...until I met Bobbie. I am coming
out of this situation more perfect and whole than going in. Imagine
that: I thought I was losing everything and, in reality I was gaining
everything. Not only do I now feel peace, but I feel joy: for the past,
the present and the future!
Thank you so much, Bobbie, for being such a good soul: for having that
bright, shining light, in the form of a coach, that has the gift to
illuminate so many hearts and souls that yearn for that spark...even
mine. Thank you for being a knower and believer, and for offering the
priceless gift of a good life.
And Bobbie, always and forever, you will be in my heart. I am honored to
know you and everything that has happened this past (almost) year in my
life has been a thousand times worth it, because it brought me to you.
Bobbie is more than a coach, she
is an inspired mentor. Her personal toolkit is amazingly expansive and
she has a sixth sense in knowing just the tool to leverage moving you
toward your desired outcome. She remains fully focused on the
interaction – the partnership between herself and her client – and as a
client you feel heard and understood. Her coaching excellence is an
inspirational model – for personal development and coaching excellence.
Career & Wellness Coach
What can I say? I’m like a new
person, personally and professionally. My husband can’t get over it.
Thank you, thank you!
Thank you for helping to bring
clarity and sanity to my life and thinking processes over the past
THANK YOU so much for coaching
me today – WHAT A GIFT!!! It was really wonderful and it had been a
while since I had taken a spin on the wheel and it really showed me yet
again how amazing The Wellness Inventory is!!! Bobbie, you are such a
gifted coach – I am SO glad that you decided to do this as your
profession – you are helping so many people!!
I’m excited about this action step… it completely is doable for me and
will have a powerful effect in a short amount of time- just what I
I’ll keep you posted!
Bobbie Burdett, a talented coach with a great sense of humor, offers a variety of helpful perspectives and a wealth of resources. Her expansive insights come from both hard-won personal experience and a universal perspective. Her remarkable questions, which go directly to the heart of the matter, are enough to lead to transformation.
Joy J. Holloway, Ph.D.,
Professor of Psychology
I went to Bobbie
when a consuming life crisis was intensified and complicated by the separation from a man who meant a great deal to me. Her initial "first aid" was most compassionate and correct. She continued to amaze me in the sessions that followed, as we waded through the tangle of my mind, helping and supporting me toward my goal of sorting and discarding that which was
Her sensitivity to one's immediate needs and seemingly endless store of insight, collected wisdom, information and techniques to help one cope and ultimately transform, coupled with a loving, unthreatening and supportive environment really work!
I know others who have gone to her and am impressed with her capability in handling diverse types of people and situations.
I never feel expected to accept a particular belief system or discipline. Ideas are presented to facilitate our search together for the truth for me.
With her help I have glimpsed internal realms, peace and energy that I doubt I would have ever discovered alone. In this way she has helped me find and recognize my goals. My success and progress
have given me greater self-confidence, which in turn gives me more success. With the tools that I have acquired I need
never feel the victim of my own distorted thoughts and feelings. I have a choice!
And that's the truth!
I was sitting in a meeting
and was noting how good I was feeling, how connected and how my life was improving -- that I'm growing by leaps and bounds.
My thoughts wandered back to that incredible workshop and how you nurtured me -- and then to that day when I first met you and how impressed I was with your inner peace. That was when it all started for me. I just had to express again how grateful I am to you and thankful I am. If you never help another person, you filled your life's quota when you helped me. Thank you.
Wow! I am so in awe of your
insights. You identified and put into words something deep inside me
that I had certainly and constantly felt for years, but never identified
and put into words...
What a blessing you are for me right now. The timing is perfect. What a
gift of grace to have you walking and guiding me through this time of
PAUSE and restart.
Within the first session, I acquired some new ways of approaching my situation...The way the material is presented is simple, supportive and best of all,
non-judgmental. I experienced the security and freedom to tell the complete truth about myself, and in doing so I'm
able to let go of some old ideas I had about myself.
Last of all, I enjoy my sessions. My work itself is a slow, serious life process. However, Bobbie has a great sense of humor! I've learned a great deal about myself through the laughter and the ability to see the comedy in the human condition.
Probably needless to say, but I will anyway. You certainly bring a lot to the coaching party. I work with several here, and you are definitely the best.
You are able to listen in depth, which is critical. Most people, of course, don't, but I also find that some aspiring coaches don't either. I personally find that your background in typology is a huge asset, because it makes it possible to clarify the issues, to really get down to cases. I would go so far as to say I can't really imagine someone being a first-rate coach without real facility with typology.
Also, your ability to handle raw emotion is exceptional. You have a fine skill to acknowledge it and work with it without "falling into it."
Thanks so much,
Your intuition, sensitivity and good sense have helped me on more than one
occasion to see myself, understand and identify the origins of the 'quirks' which make me 'unique' and accept the 'bent by life' person other people already know and love.
By nature I am a skeptic. I have always handled my own problems and so it was in some desperation that I contacted Bobbie Burdett.
My first meeting made it clear to me that I was in the right place. I was not
asked to relinquish my self-responsibility, but rather to increase it and create with it.
The experience (the process which continues for me each day) is not easily described. What I can say is that I have learned more about living in the last year than I had in the ten years
For a coach to combine extreme professionalism with complete trust and love seems almost impossible. With Bobbie, this combination just simply exists.
Bobbie was doing coaching years before the term was ever applied to anything except sports. After 23 years of her private
coaching, as needed, and meeting dozens of other coaches, I still think she's the best.
John W. Travis, MD, MPH
Bobbie has an amazing ability to help my husband and me clarify our stuck
places, both individually and as a couple. Her questions and perspectives always help us to
quickly come to practical and tangible solutions. Her broad experience and seemingly inexhaustible "bag of tricks" never ceases to impress. She can synthesize it all seamlessly and adapt to what is needed in the moment to help us achieve our goals. All this is done with
humor, authenticity, and compassion. She has helped us create a happier and healthier
family, for which we are very grateful.
Meryn G. Callander, MSW
In several hours, the work of Bobbie Burdett has made a significant difference in my life. At a crossroads where my career and my marriage, which were connected, were both ending, Ms Burdett helped me sort through the emotional and physical chaos with skill.
She came into my home and office and guided me with a trained objective eye through the impasses which had produced great difficulty in what was a major life transition.
I recommend her without qualification.
I'm amazed at how you allow, see, and feel flowers where, and in circumstances when, most people would see weeds! Bless you.
You came upon me carving some
kind of little figure out of wood
and you said,
"Why don't you make something for me?"
I asked you what you wanted and
you said "A box"
"To put thing in"
"Whatever you have," you said.
Well, here is your box. Nearly
everything I have is in it, and it is
Rain and excitement are in it,
and feeling good or bad and
evil thoughts and good thoughts
the pleasure of design and
some despair and
the indescribable joy of creation
And on top of these are all the
gratitude and love I have
and love for myself
And still the box is not full.