Tess Miller (she/her)
I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life until I figured out what I didn’t want. This was a 20-year process. In this time, I earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music performance, taught at the college level, performed with orchestras, freelanced as a chamber musician, recorded a CD, presented at conferences, and became a Music Practitioner playing therapeutic music at the bedside.
And then, career burnout hit hard. It was painful to keep making myself work, but I couldn’t just quit everything. I was STUCK. I let go of a few of my responsibilities in order to recover and remember why I became a musician in the first place. I came home to myself only to discover that I had neglected to honor where I felt enthusiasm for life. Enthusiasm is what fuels motivation and engagement. Without enthusiasm, I was fabricating energy, which drained my resolve until there was nothing left.
Through meditation, journaling, talking with friends and family, reading, and lots of podcast listening, I was able to recover my enthusiasm. It seems I am most in my own skin when I am helping others cultivate awareness about themselves. Even as a musician, whether I am teaching or performing, my natural state is to foster meaningful experiences that help people see their next best steps.
In order to maximize my enthusiasm, I became a Certified Professional Coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and founded my seminar and coaching business, Wings Unfolded, LLC. In 2021, my first book, The Book of STUCK will be published. This book comes out of my passion for sharing my biggest life lesson learned so far: It’s okay to be STUCK, but you don’t have to stay there! My goal is to help others navigate their STUCK places and create a life that allows them to follow their enthusiasm.
Life Coach, Life Coaching, Stress Management
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A community with which to share my writing, New patients for my practice