To what degree are you present in your mind and present in your body in this moment?

Take a moment to check-in with yourself. Take a conscious breath and pause. And ask yourself:

“To what degree am I present in my mind and present in my body in this moment?”

Taking the time to locate yourself a couple times each day can be a helpful way to feel more grounded and anchored to what is happening right now. Neither the past nor the future are real. Only this moment is real.

In my recent coaching sessions with clients, some clients have found it helpful to locate themselves using the aid of a framework. Some clients have really appreciated the Steven D’Souza framework shared in his book Not Knowing. (You can watch his TedX talk on the same theme here.) Other clients have been working with me to use the Conscious Leadership Group’s “Above the Line” framework, which you can learn more about here.

In this email, I am sharing a framework that you also may have seen in a recent content post on social media. I am grateful to my coaching colleague Michael Levine who tracked down the origin of this framework to its source: an emergency room physician in India named Dr. Monika Langeh.

Where do you see yourself in this frame in this moment? In the fear zone? the learning zone? the growth zone?

Who Do I Want to Be During the CoronavirusPerhaps you vacillate between zones throughout the day depending on what is happening in your mind and in your environment. Notice what inspires you to shift from left to right, and also what may trigger you to stay in the fear zone or move right to left.

Have you noticed a progression in your experience over the days, weeks, and months of our shared COVID-19 era? Perhaps you have shifted from being primarily in the fear zone for the first 2-3 weeks, then finding your ground and spending some time in the learning zone. With frequent “tests” on your stability and ability to respond to uncertainty, it may be too difficult for you to stay in the learning zone for more than a few minutes at a time. And if you’ve found yourself at times in the growth zone, notice what supports you in arriving here and staying here. For me, a daily meditation practice is critical.

Try a sample coaching session!
If you are not currently supported by a coach and you would benefit to have the ear of a neutral advocate, I invite you to try out a sample coaching session with me. I am currently offering 15- and 30-minute complimentary coaching sessions, which you can schedule here:

In this sample coaching session, I will guide you to shift to being present, locate yourself and find your ground, and remember who you are and who you want to be. After this sample coaching session, if you’d like to continue, please know my offer of discounted coaching is still available through the end of this period of restriction. You can purchase the discounted sessions to use now or save them to use in the next three months, as serves you best. See details below.

Birthday & Anniversary SPECIAL OFFER ends on May 31st
In honor of my 48th birthday (which was in March) and the 16th anniversary of starting my coaching business (which was in February), I am offering a package of 4 (four) or 8 (eight) or 16 (sixteen) half-hour coaching sessions for just $64 per coaching session. (48 + 16 = 64. Basic celebratory math!)

This is more than 50% discount off my regular coaching rate!
All coaching takes place via phone or Zoom video platform, from the comfort of your home or new home office location.

This offer is for returning clients AND new clients, and for a limited time only: you must purchase before the end of May and then use the sessions in the months of May and June (if you purchase 4) or in the months of May, June, and July (if you purchase 8) or use them all by end of August (if you purchase 16). Half-hour sessions can be combined for full one-hour coaching sessions, if you prefer.

How to invest in yourself and take advantage of this special offer:
Send $256.00 USD (package of 4) or $512.00 USD (package of 8) or $1,205.00 USD (package of 16) via PayPal to or via Venmo to @ErinOwenPhiladelphia, then use the Schedule Now button below to schedule your first half-hour coaching call.

I am with you, one moment at a time,


Erin Owen, MBA, PCC, JCTC
Executive Coach since 2004

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