Led by Jolie Slovis, certified Life Coach and cancer survivor, this group is for those challenged in the Temple community with cancer: diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.
This group is more than support. You will be seen, and you will be heard. And when ready, we will dig into your mindset as it is now, and discover the many ways to strengthen and grow it so you get to choose which lens is best for you.
Meet Jolie Slovis
Leader of Mindset Coaching
My name is Jolie Slovis and I am the proud founder of Courage. Cancer. Coach. CCC is the space I have created to use my coaching skills to support those who have been diagnosed with cancer…and those who love them.
If you had asked me four years ago, when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, if I saw myself climbing all of the mountains in front of me to impact and support other people challenged with cancer, I would not have believed that version of me could exist.
My diagnosis, coupled with the death of my father from pancreatic cancer, numbed me. Deep feelings were suppressed to protect my loved ones and myself. My only focus was to just survive. “Why me?” and “Why is my body doing this?” These questions kept me fearful and anxious.
Those who loved me tried to help by saying: “Jolie, you’ve got this.” “You are strong and fierce, just fight.” “At least you don’t need chemo.” and “Others have cancer much worse than you.”
They meant to be supportive – their words fell on deaf ears. For two years, I stayed numb. Grieving my father and my own body, my femininity <fixed spelling>, and my vitality…grieving for the life I once had.
One winter morning, I woke up, got out of bed, and hurried to the window. I placed my forehead on the cold glass and looked outside at the grey sky. I said the words, “I am so tired.” I cried. And then I said, “I don’t just want to survive – I want to thrive.” But how?
I sought out a Life Coach. We worked tirelessly on my “mindset.” The beauty of this work is that I learned my mindset is in my control. I can choose to view my world through the lens of fear and anxiety – a victim of circumstances. Or, I could train myself to look through a different lens that allows me to be calm, creative, and find the silver linings.
The work with my Life Coach was life-changing. So, I got trained and certified to become one myself. Two years after that day at the window, I am now a certified professional Life Coach with a whole toolbox of strategies that enable me to help others with their mindset while supporting them through their difficult challenges.
This group is more than just support. You will be seen, and you will be heard. And when ready, we will dig into your mindset as it is now, and discover the many ways to strengthen and grow it so you get to choose which lens is best for you.
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