I told a transformation story about how I saw that
communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.
That was freedom.

~ Carlos Fernando Flores Labra
Chilean cabinet minister


The Roots of TurningPoints Coaching

TurningPoints Coaching and MindfulCaregiving Coaching are rooted in the theories of Action Language (Searles, Flores, and others). Life coaching insights, tools, and exercises are integrated with principles of alternative healing, mind/body practices, and New Thought. The resulting tools are laid out in “The Caregiver’s Compass” in a form that can be used equally well by non-caregivers. “The Caregiver’s Reader” further explores Mindful Caregiving, and includes 6+ pages of caregiver resources, as well as the profoundly useful “housecleaning” exercise, and coaching on how to get help, excerpted from “The Caregiver’s Compass”. The book covers a range of topics, including “Surviving Family Gatherings”, “Stuck in Limiting Beliefs”, “Learned Helplessness”, “Sibling Damage Control” and others. A “TurningPoints” handbook is also in the works.

Holly coaches by phone, email, or in person, hourly or on retainer. She offers workshops and support groups through The Lotus Foundation in Newburyport, MA.


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About Holly

Holly Whittelsey Whiteside is a TurningPoints Transition coach and MindfulCaregiving coach. She is a member of the board of the NH Coalition for Culture Change in Eldercare homes, and an Eden Alternative Associate. She is author of the self-help handbook, “The Caregiver’s Compass: How To Navigate With Balance & Effectiveness Using Mindful Caregiving”, and a mother/daughter memoir, “Exploring Hell and Other Warm Places” . Both books are available at www.Amazon.com.  Holly lives in a former one-room schoolhouse in New Hampshire with her luthier husband of 37 years and two Golden retrievers. She may be contacted at holly@turningpointscoaching.net.

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Statement of Philosophy:
Holly believes that wellness in caregivers breeds optimal wellness in their clients and loved ones. As caregivers learn this new language of what it means to be a caregiver, they eliminate the energy drains of caregiving. They become more available in heart and mind as they tend to their own balance and vitality.

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