Megan (Heffernan) Gonzalez
I knew there were areas in my life that needed to be worked on, and I wanted to continue growing my relationship with the Lord and being more aware of my feelings and how to manage them. After hearing and personally first hand experiencing my mom's transformation from working with Dianne I wanted to work with her too.
The issues I was struggling with included my anger, how to really keep it under control and not blame anyone because of the way I was feeling. I was very unhappy in my marriage, and just struggling personally.
Working with Dianne was like talking with a friend every session. I knew I could confide in Dianne each week and after every session I felt relief and walked away with ways to work through a situation and/or an assignment that helped change my way of thinking.
Coaching with Dianne has made a difference in my life because instead of being focused on earthly things I was able to learn how to have a deeper relationship with the Lord and change my thinking around to be more positive and forward focused.
I absolutely recommend coaching with Dianne to others!
I met Dianne while taking some coaching classes together. I observed her confidence, powerful questioning skills, and ability to help others strategize ways to create and move toward their goals.
As a leader, I felt I was struggling in my personal and leadership development. Basically, I was stuck. I had desires to better lead my team and I realized that to take my team forward, I had to first get myself moving, again.
Dianne is very relational and shows genuine interest in my well-being, not just as a client, but as an individual with real-life issues. I feel like she listens well to what I share, gathers information from listening to my heart, and is able to help me think beyond my self-imposed limitations. It is a joy to meet with her and I look forward to our coaching sessions.
Through coaching, I was able to identify my Core Values. These values are the “why” to what I do. I’ve been able to identify areas of leadership growth and develop a plan to increase my effectiveness as a leader. Although she is not responsible for my actions, she allows me to be held accountable to the commitments I make for myself. This, in itself, is helping establish new disciplines that are part of my growth.
If you are looking for someone who will help you grow as an individual, work better with a team, or simply get “unstuck” and discover your purpose for being, Dianne will certainly challenge you and work with the unique individual/organization you are.
My experience working with Dianne McKim of Precious Stones Coaching has been nothing short of the definition of AMAZING. Dianne started coaching me in March of 2020. When we met I told her I was looking for a spiritual mentor to help guide me in my journey of faith. During our first conversation I expressed my feelings of loneliness, insecurity, and the desire to know my purpose in life.
Dianne's approach to helping seemed effortless and very encouraging so I immediately took her lessons and suggestions to heart and put the steps into actions. Less than 6 months later my spirit, attitude and life began to show signs of transformation into everything I had hoped for and more. Goals I wished for were being met, self confidence and self esteem grew stronger, working on core values-creating mission statements and developing positive relationships all became reality. I have worked with several counselors in the past and have never experienced the growth and success as I have with Dianne.
Not only would I recommend Dianne to others, I already have referred her to friends and family, who have told me what a blessing she is to know and work with.
I chose to work with Dianne McKim from Precious Stones Coaching because I saw how it helped my friend and I felt I can use some coaching also. Before I signed up with Dianne, I felt overwhelmed with some situations. I was finalizing my divorce, trying to refinance my house, and establishing a new chapter in my life, along with establishing a budget and an everyday routine.
My experience with Dianne is wonderful. She’s someone safe I can talk to, I can openly tell her what’s on my mind, share secrets that burden me, and reveal my feelings about anything without feeling judged. She helps me with my spiritual journey and guides me in single-parent situations since she has the personal experience herself.
I tell her about my goals and she helps me accomplish them. She holds me accountable to accomplish them, whether it’s a weekly goal or a long time goal. It keeps me from procrastinating and thinking I’ll “finish it another time”. Her coaching skills are very motivating, especially when I feel like I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. She helps me stay centered, especially with the Lord.
Getting coached by Dianne has built my confidence, helped me to not only face my fears but to work through them successfully. She has helped me stand strong and firm when facing difficult situations.
Whenever I encounter someone that is overwhelmed with life and doesn’t know how or where to start, I always talk about my experience with Dianne. She’s someone that many can use to help them in their life, personally, professionally, or spiritually. Since she’s such a blessing to me, I know she can be a blessing to others.
I chose to work with Dianne McKim of Precious Stones Coaching because she has the experience and expertise to help me navigate my personal as well as my professional and spiritual needs. She is also easy to open up to, we connected from our first session.
I was dealing with a potential divorce and a lot of marital issues. Dianne helped me navigate my life as a new mom. She has a very calm and inviting approach to her coaching. I felt totally at peace and without any concern about her ability to help me. She is trustworthy and demonstrates true care and concern for me in every session. She is also very action oriented and always helps me create a tactical list of next steps for our next session.
Dianne has helped me so much. She has helped me to see areas in which I needed to change and adjust for the betterment of my marriage. Her keen insights have truly given me different ways to look at situations so I could handle them better. She helped me to set realistic and attainable goals, keeping me moving forward each session.
I Definitely recommend Dianne to any person or organization. You will find the help you need to grow at the same time. I am so grateful that she is part of my life and I couldn't have asked for a better coach!
Prior to starting my coaching sessions with Dianne, I was dealing with restructuring my life after the loss of my father. For several years, my life was on pause, and coaching has assisted me in self-examination and establishing goals. If you are in a season in your life where you want to unlock what has been locked up within you, reconnect with your passion, your vision, or just process life with an objective and impartial ear, I recommend that you give yourself the opportunity to work on yourself and develop yourself by working with Dianne.
"My coaching time with Dianne was very beneficial and a turning point for me in my life. The areas I struggled with were setting and accomplishing goals for myself and my business and following through with steps towards them.
Dianne is very intuitive and along with her personal life experiences and approach, she helped me to better define my goals and priorities. I have a greater understanding of the importance of having goals and carving out time to work on them. Having regularly scheduled meeting times allowed Dianne to hold me accountable for what I said I would do each session and made me more aware of what I needed to do.
I was also living by many limiting beliefs prior to coaching. Now, with Dianne's help and belief in me, I'm letting go of those and embracing new approaches, better boundaries, and greater dreams and vision. I recommend Dianne to any woman who needs help getting unstuck, letting go of limiting beliefs, and discovering her destiny."
“I learned so much in the "De-Stress in a Stressed Out World™” online group.
With all the information shared, I realized I am already doing many things well. The techniques provided have given me a new awareness and cause me to really think about how I am handling the stress I face each day.
I strongly recommend the "De-Stress in a Stressed Out World™” online group to others.”
"I attended the Women's Vision Board Workshop and loved everything about it... the welcome I felt upon arrival, the lessons taught in the presentation, the sharing, and the anticipation of creating my vision board. I felt like a kid again!
I felt a connection with creating the vision board with my personal journal writing. Throughout the workshop, I enjoyed the music played and truly felt the presence of God. I also enjoyed the fellowship with the other ladies.
Thank you so much, Dianne!"
"Dianne has a personal and compassionate approach to coaching. She is devoted to her clients and I have seen such large growth in my goal areas in a very short period of time!
Dianne has shown me how to dream again and how to actually achieve those dreams! It is a wonderful feeling to know that things can change and that even difficult goals can be achieved again with the right support.
I believe Dianne was made for this calling to coach and nurture women on their journey. I know that every woman will benefit from her approach and feel accomplished!"
“DeStress in a Stressed Out World™” Online Group
I was dealing with a lot of stress due to marital issues as well as work-related issues. I felt a lot of pressure and noticed it was impacting me every day.
I learned a lot about stress, how it affects all the parts of my body and lots of great ways to help me manage my stress. I have been better able to get through each day so the stress isn’t causing as much pressure.
I would absolutely recommend this group to anyone who is under a lot of stress and would like to learn how they can help themselves manage it better.
"I had the pleasure of being part of a support group led by Dianne McKim. She was a wonderful leader who brought out the best in the members. Her thoughtful questions produced deep and sincere conversations and she was always able to keep us on point.
She showed personal care and concern to each member outside of group times and stayed in touch to make sure we knew we had her support. Because of her leadership, our group was bonded together in healing and friendship. I am so grateful for her, as our facilitator, and now, my friend."
Lorraine Schaefers, LMFT, Counselor
"Prior to attending the workshop, I thought this might be good for me to do. As a Licensed Counselor, I could see the benefit of spending time working on and creating a vision board for my future that would help me in my counseling practice and in my life.
As I went through the workshop, I was drawn into the process Dianne presented that really helped me get in touch with the direction the Lord wanted my life to take. Putting the board together to capture my vision was fun and beneficial as it kept me focused on the visions. Dianne led an excellent and professional workshop, helping each of the women in attendance take steps closer to their visions, which is exactly what a great LifeCoach should do.
Be sure to sign up to attend her next Vision Board Workshop; you won’t be disappointed!"
"Through many years, Dianne, with great care and patience, has helped me focus on the important things and let go of the things that get in the way. She is a woman of integrity who helped me to grow in many ways.
Her life experiences give her a unique ability to help women who need an understanding and listening ear. She is easy to talk to, listens with great compassion and is thoughtful in her approach. Dianne is uniquely and perfectly designed to be an awesome Life Coach."
"At the Women's Vision Board Workshop, I enjoyed having the beautiful moments to spend with friends while digging a little deeper into what God has for me.
This workshop helped me set a plan and really view at once, all the desires of my heart. It's interesting how even while cutting out phrases and images pertaining to the future I got a chance to reflect on the journey of my past All the good and bad is part of life's journey, but the future brings hope and new beginnings.
We need to get the word out and possibly expand even more on how deeply rooted in Scripture this process is for one's life. "
"During the Precious Stones LifeCoach Vision Board Workshop, I loved being able to take a breath and focus on what is important for me here and now. Hours before the workshop I was focused on my future, but a little bit confused about it! I was very surprised during the workshop, to get some clarity as I visualized quiet places alone, walking in nature, seeing lots of the color green, and lots of trees. In all of these, I was without someone else, just me!
In this workshop I learned:
to be well focused on my different feelings as I was going through the magazines, even if sometimes the noise around me was distracting
I learned to accept what was in my mind very quietly without judgment
I discovered that for me, it is the beginning of a process of projection on my future. During my 42 years of marriage, I was UNABLE to make plans for the future. I was able to think only for the next 24 hours no longer...!
Even now it is difficult for me to visualize all of my future, yet I am totally confident in God’s love for me and that I am his daughter. This is new for me and as I continue to visualize and work on my future, I will get more used to that. It’s so big, so great, so amazing, so peaceful…! Thank you, Dianne, for an amazing workshop."
"I was going through a really hard time in my marriage, and not wanting to share my troubles. The pressure became too much and I became an emotional wreck. At this point, I decided to confide in my friend and fellow Bible study participant Dianne. As I found out, this was the best thing I could have done.
Having been through a difficult divorce herself, she became my resource and sounding board, as well as a great comfort. She was able to guide me to stay focused on Jesus through very dark days and nights and to release negative, intrusive emotions and thoughts to Him. Her deep knowledge of scripture and her own life experience that she shared with me was crucial to my recovery.
My marriage unfortunately ended, and Dianne was there to help me regroup and focus on a new beginning. When I think of that period in my life, I'm overcome with gratitude that Dianne was present with me through the whole ordeal and beyond. "
"Dianne has helped me for many years to grow in my personal and spiritual life. Her care and compassion provided a safe place for me to share. She has a keen ability to breakdown complex situations making them easier to work through.
With her wisdom, guidance, and insights I was able to move forward to achieve passions in my heart. Dianne is a Life Coach for any woman who needs someone genuine to work with to make her dreams happen."
Adele Berenz, Ph.D.
"For the last fifteen years, I have had the privilege of having Dianne McKim in my life as a spiritual director, mentor and life encourager. Her wisdom, grounded firmly in the WORD, has been a barometer to me as I have navigated major life decisions, from job changes to personal relationships.
She has affirmed my efforts to understand my strengths and challenges, re-directing me whenever I would get bogged down in old messages and destructive habits, and cheering me on when I pursued the purpose for which I am really designed. It is exciting to witness her making herself available to others who will truly benefit from her caring and empowered skills as a life coach."
"I am in a real transition time in my life and needed someone to talk through all the potential upcoming changes. Speaking with Dianne was so helpful. She is a woman of great wisdom and someone I trust. Her help and perspectives encouraged me on my path and she provided a few great ideas for me to implement.
Having so many changes all at once is scary, but having Dianne available to listen to my plans and be able to have a neutral outlook helped me to feel excited as I continue in this time of transition. Thank you, Dianne!"
"Dianne did a really great job leading us in this workshop. I feel encouraged being part of this. I love how I can see my visions on a colorful board full of pictures I chose. I definitely would love to be a part of this workshop again. Thank you, Dianne, for having this workshop!"
"I can honestly say it was a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful group of women at Dianne's vision board workshop. She gave not only useful information for creating a vision for ourselves but a real opportunity to explore it and see the possibilities that lie ahead of us.
The atmosphere was comfortable and inviting, and she made us feel very special with all her efforts to provide all the tools we needed as well as yummy treats all day! No one wanted to leave it was so much fun!"
"I'm so grateful to the Lord to have spent such a great time at this Vision Board Workshop with these amazing women. Thank you so much dear Dianne and dear Donna. I feel now at the end of this workshop much more able to see my future. I feel joy, light, and peace deep inside of me."
“The "De-Stress in a Stressed Out World™” online group was so helpful to me. I learned a lot about health issues and what stress does to my body.
The stress management tips provided were so helpful and I will definitely be able to apply several to my life. I took many, many notes so that I can go back and review again and again and incorporate these de-stress tips into my life.
For anyone wondering if they should participate in the group… I say Absolutely!! It is definitely worth it.”
"I was so excited to attend the Vision Board Workshop held by Precious Stones LifeCoach Dianne McKim. This year is a year of great transition for me so having an opportunity to dream and pray about my plans and visions for my future was so helpful.
Dianne has an excellent communication style that provided great teaching and insights. Being a part of the workshop with the women who attended was fun and beneficial. I recommend the workshop to any woman who wants to press into her dreams, visions, and passions for her life."
“The topics covered in The Women’s Hope and Healing Online Group were exactly what I needed to hear. The insights provided were so helpful to me in my current situation.
Dianne always seems to have the right thing to say to speak into both the topic and my life situation. Her background and experience really comes through in what she shares. Her encouragement made me feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
I highly recommend this group to any woman going through Separation or Divorce. You will find a helpful and encouraging place to help you.”
“I live day to day and don't know what my vision is. I was excited to hear from God.
The workshop allowed me to take the time to focus, get quiet before the Lord with the purpose of hearing His vision for me.
I came with expectation and God met me.
This was a safe place to dream and share my thoughts. The board took me by surprise!”
“Dianne has been such a blessing. I don’t feel alone in what I am going through. I felt so comfortable with her and in this group to be honest, expressing my emotions without feeling judged. I felt safe to confide in Dianne.
It is so important to have that level of trust. The Scriptures shared spoke to each topic and were so helpful to me. Being a part of this group helped me to know I wasn’t the only one going through these things. I strongly recommend this group to women going through separation or divorce. There is hope and healing.”
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