In my professional life I focus on four areas:
- Life Transition, Small Business Development and Coach Coaching,
- certifying others as Life Transition Coaches,
- personal growth & creativity workshops & seminars,
- personal/professional development retreats to The Algarve, Portugal.
Yet I am so much more than these things!
I have successfully navigated the turbulent waters of many life transitions including early widowhood, divorce, job downsizing, promotions, and shifting from life-long employee status to becoming an entrepreneur. I am about to become a step-grandmother for the first time.
I am unwilling to watch others struggle with life events when they don’t have to.
My name is Gwen McCauley; I own two companies -OUIcoach™ for all my coaching & human growth interests, plus AlgarveExperiences™ for my Algarve, Portugal interests. I have a BA in Anthropology, an MA in Human Systems Intervention. I’m an NLP Master Practitioner, a Quantum TLC™ Master Facilitator, a WEL-Systems® Educator and CODE Model™ Coach.
I am an ordinary human being who lives an extraordinary life full of fulfillment and joy. I know that if I can create this life for myself anyone can. I coach and train so that you too can discover that a wondrous life is possible. No matter how many challenges, disappointments, disasters or successes you’ve had, the future is yours to craft however you wish. The big question is: can you move beyond the limits you have set for yourself? I know you can because you are the same as me and I have done it!
I was nearly 50 years old when I started to realize that I had tons more potential than I’d ever really realized. My life now is about stepping deeper and farther into the potential that I am in this world. And my clients are my biggest invitation to keep claiming more and more potential. We dance a wonderful dance of Self discovery, each of us becoming more as a result.
Part of my challenge in life is that I have many diverse interests. So it is difficult for me to choose to focus on any one thing! Hence, you’ll find that I have several websites & blogs, each focusing on a specific area of interest and passion, for as long as it feels vibrant and meaningful to me. A bit of a dilletante, perhaps, but life lived this ways works very well for me. Here’s a partial list of what I’m passionate about in life: cooking, traveling, gardening, reading, photography, painting, writing, exploring social media, yakking with interesting people (and who isn’t interesting if you’re nosey enough?), listening to music, writing poetry, watching quirky movies, and driving roads just to see where they go!
If you suspect you aren’t living up to your potential, of if you are clear that is your situation and you don’t know how to go further, I encourage you to explore these pages and see what there is for you to discover. And if working one-on-one with me feels like the next step, contact me via e-mail at gwen at ouicoach dit com or call me at 1.800.913.2203. You may also find that my seminars, workshops, retreats or books may be the right next step for you. Don’t be shy, I’d love to chat with you and support you in deciding if what I have to offer is what you seek.
Whatever you do, I encourage you to stick with your search for more. You are worth it!
I have been having a love affair with Portugal since 1975. And more recently, my affections have turned towards The Algarve, that sunny holiday destination that runs across its southern border with the Atlantic Ocean.
Now I know that The Algarve has, in many ways, become a tourist trap. But My Algarve is not that narrow 1km strip of hotels, shops and restaurants along the waterfront. My Algarve includes the less impacted beach areas of the coast, but especially focuses on the back roads, the hills, the abandoned farms & fields and the windblown headlands. My Algarve also includes the markets and the people who make this such a warm, safe and liveable place to spend time.
Come back often as I post pictures, video clips and other tidbits of information each week about this place in the world where I feel wonderfully alive and vibrant!