through the jungle, llc 

Deborah Halvorson
Certified Coach

Create & Experience

Your Well-Being

Well-Being = Life Satisfaction

Most people want to live and cultivate the best version of themselves. To live a balanced and meaningful life from a place of truth, authenticity, and purpose. But what happens when we forget who we truly are? When career, children, commitments and other life situations and circumstances come before our own well-being? We get out of balance. We get restless, irritable, and discontent. We get lost. Well-being coaching is about helping you remember who you truly are – to the core.

Deborah Halvorson is a Certified Professional Coach trained in a specific approach to coaching known as the “Co-Active coaching” model. This model involves the active and collaborative participation of both the coach and the client, making the coaching relationship the source of empowerment for each client. Deb is passionate about helping people create and experience their own well-being. “It’s all about Remembering Who You Are.”

How Well-Being Coaching Can Help You

 Well-being coaching can help you create balance, meaning and purpose in your life, identify and achieve your personal goals, get un-stuck from dead-end patterns and routines, create meaningful personal relationships, and identify and challenge your inner critic.

What Is Well-Being Coaching?

There are five basic ingredients needed to optimize your well-being: Connection (positive relationships), noticing (living in today), helping (service to others), learning (continue to expand), spirituality (belief in something greater).

When just one ingredient is missing, we become out of balance.

Well-being coaching will help you discover, explore, and identify how these 5 basic ingredients show up in your life. We’ll ask simple, but powerful questions, like, “What do you need more of?” “What’s working?” “What’s not working?” “What is needed now to create change in your life?”

Together we’ll answer these questions. We focus on more awareness and less judgment. You will remember who you are.

Who Needs a Well-Being Coach?

 People from all walks of life and circumstances can benefit from coaching. Coaching can be particularly helpful if you feel like your life needs more meaning, purpose, or balance, you are struggling with a difficult life transition, you feel like you’re stuck in the same old patterns and routines, you feel overwhelmed or empty by your personal relationships, you want more personal power and options in your life, you want more awareness, and less judgment. 

 Coaching works best if you are willing to be accountable and step outside your comfort zone.

 

What is The Process Like?

Coaching is about discovery, awareness, and choice. During this process you will be supported and encouraged as you find your own answers and make important life-changing choices. All you need is a willingness to explore and step outside of your comfort zone. You bring the willingness, and together we’ll figure out the rest.

 

Discovery Session

We will discuss your current life situations and circumstances. We will assess your current state of well-being and determine your readiness for change. We will design our coaching relationship, explore your core values and signature strengths, identify what’s really important to you, discuss your Inner Critic, and explore your goals for coaching. This session is 1.5-2 hours – $250.

Regular, Ongoing Sessions

The coaching process requires a commitment to yourself. A commitment to make some changes. Change happens over time: sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. You will make forward progress in each session if you commit to the process. Each regular session is 1 hour and can occur weekly or every other week – $125.

Closing Session

One final closing session is required so we can assess your progress, discuss your learning, and celebrate your shifts and changes. Together we’ll create an action plan to continue to deepen your learning and forward your action – $125.

Coaching Packages

Through the Jungle is an inclusive organization, striving for equity within its Coaching Packages in order to be accessible to as many communities and identities as possible.

Don’t see a package that works for you? Let’s create one!

Discover Your Path To Well-Being

2-hour one-time coaching session.

More Details

During the 2-hour session we will discuss your current state of well-being, which well-being ingredients are in balance, which are not.

We’ll explore and reveal your core values, your signature strengths, and what’s really important to you. We’ll discuss your Inner Critic and identify those areas controlled by the Critic. We’ll focus on what’s working and what’s not working in your current life situation and circumstances.

$250

Premium Create My Well-Being Coaching Package

6-Month Journey

1 two-hour Discovery Session

12 one-hour sessions for 6 months

More Details

We will begin with a 2-hour Discovery Session, then we will continue regular sessions 2 times each month for 6 months. We will focus on identifying and shifting the 5 basic ingredients in your current well-being. What do you need more of? What do you need less of? We’ll access your signature strengths and core values to implement changes and shifts. We’ll devise an action plan to challenge your Inner Critic and identify the ways your Inner Critic sabotages your well-being. We will create an action plan to continue to deepen your learning and forward your action.

$1,750

Optimize and Transform My Well-Being Coaching Package

  12-month journey

 1 two-hour Discovery Session (complimentary)

 24 one-hour sessions for 12 months 

More Details

We will begin with a complementary 2-hour Discovery Session, then we will continue regular sessions 2 times each month for 12 months. We will dive deep into identifying how the 5 basic well-being ingredients are showing up in your current life and what needs to shift or change. We’ll use a tool to identify your current life satisfaction level.

We’ll identify your signature strengths and determine how to use your core values and strengths to shift and change your well-being. What do you need more of? What do you need less of? We’ll dive deep into the Inner Critic and identify all the ways your Inner Critic sabotages your well-being. We’ll devise an action plan to challenge your Inner Critic and shift the way you actually think about your own well-being. We will create an action plan to continue to deepen your learning and forward your action.

$3,000

About the Coach

Deborah Halvorson is the owner and founder of Through the Jungle, LLC which is a coaching business focused on creating and experiencing your own well-being while maneuvering through the jungle of life.

Deb’s personal story involves recovery from a traumatic past. She knows the courage it takes to face your past and the ever-looming temptation to return to what’s familiar, even if it’s harmful. Her story also involves alcohol and drug addiction. She is active in a 12-Step recovery program and has served others like her for over 40 years. She has been through the jungle and knows the way out.

Prior to founding Through the Jungle, Deb received her B.S. in Legal Studies from Winona State University and served for over 30 years as a litigation paralegal specializing in Family Law. The compassion, understanding, and patience gained from working with clients immersed in the emotionally charged divorce process have proved invaluable in Deb’s coaching practice.

In 2016, Deb left the legal profession to pursue the second chapter in her career:

Coaching.

She achieved the Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation through the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI).

She also earned the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coach Federation (ICF) which is contingent upon coaching hours and continuing education credits. Deb’s coaching adheres to the ICF Code of Ethics. 

Deb earned the Certified Sexual Assault Advocate and Counselor credential through SOS-Sexual Violence Services in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

In 2019, Deb earned a Certificate in the Foundations of Positive Psychology through the University of Pennsylvania by completing a 5 course specialization series on Coursera. 

Recommendations

“For a couple of years, I have been approaching the classic age of retirement after 36 years in a very successful professional career. I enjoy my work and don’t feel financially ready for retirement, but have many other things I want to pursue. And I’d like to do them while I’m healthy, energetic and engaged. What do I do? Do I keep working, do I retire, do I wind down, what? I’ve talked to a lot of other professionals who have retired, or not, and have only been able to conclude this is a very personal, individualistic process – there is no secret passage to the right action.

While casually talking to Deb she began a series of questions that caused me to think about this in ways I had not before. I decided to engage her for a focused consideration and she has run me through a series of exercises that focused on topics like what drives me, what engages me, what I really want and what I’m afraid of. This has led me to a decision that’s right for me.

I found through this process that simple advice from others about what I should do was well meant but too general and never felt right for me. Unfortunately finding the right path to this transition to retirement is not easy and not universal. Fortunately, Deb was there to help me explore what was right for me. Her native insight, intelligence, instincts and approach are really well suited for her role as a coach. I highly recommend her for anyone going through a professional transition – she can help find the most appropriate personal path for you.”

John H.
Attorney

“In early 2017, significant changes occurred at The Breitenfeldt Group. These changes directly affected our employees. We anticipated much unease and uncertainty during the transition. To keep morale at a positive level and to ease the transition process, we hired Through the Jungle, LLC. Deb conducted a 2-hour Discovery Session with each of our 40 employees. During the Discovery Session, each employee had an opportunity, with Deb’s guidance, to identify his/her personal values, to determine what’s truly important to them, to see where their values strongly show up in their lives, and to see where their values are being stepped on. It was an amazing, eye-opening process. The session showed us the necessity and connection between aligning our current everyday life with our personal values to achieve balance and fulfillment. Each employee walked out of their Discovery Session with a new self-awareness and focus. Due to the highly confidential nature of coaching, the Discovery Session also provided our employees with a safe arena to voice their concerns about the company changes and to receive some coaching around their concerns. Because of the positive impact of the Discovery Sessions, The Breitenfeldt Group encouraged employees to continue with individual coaching sessions with Deb. Overall it was a very positive experience for our employees and the company. I definitely recommend the coaching services of Through the Jungle, LLC.”

Joan Paulzine
Breitenfeldt Group
Manager of Medicare Services

“I wasn’t sure I needed a Life Coach. Life was pretty good. And yet – being the adventuresome type – I was curious about what a life coach could do for me. On a whim I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I took the risk and hired Deb Halvorson ( Through the Jungle, LLC). Even though I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be coached on, Deb wasted no time in helping me figure out what I valued. From there she helped me identify ways to bring more of what I valued into my life. I was amazed at how quickly the process unfolded and saw immediate improvement in my interactions with others. What I’m most grateful for is the increased confidence I have in my newly defined direction for focusing my attention and energy. I’m still amazed that all this happened in just 5 sessions. I recently decided to sign up for more – just to see where else this process can take me.

I highly recommend Deb for anyone interested in exploring ways to improve and get more of what they want out of life. One Caveat: You have to be willing to make changes – to push yourself through the discomfort of doing things differently. And she gives homework to urge you in that direction. It’s very manageable – and rewarding. I think the homework is part of the secret to why change happened so fast for me. If you’re not willing to do the homework, don’t bother with getting a Life Coach. If you are willing – then Deb is a skillful coach to have on your team. I feel very lucky to have found her.”

Sue H-C, Attorney

“Deb is kind, direct, compassionate, and a deeply attentive listener. She possesses remarkable insight and has the almost magical ability to detect the obstacles in my way from the tone of my voice. Although I hired her to help me build and maintain my writing habit, she has assisted me with so much more. She has helped me achieve a sense of balance and insight in my life and my writing has flourished as a result. I cannot imagine a more gifted life coach or a more caring individual. Thank you, Deb!”

Nico T., Author and Teacher

“I knew Deb for awhile before she became a life coach and I can honestly say that it made perfect sense as she has always been a source of guidance in my life.

Self improvement is something that has always interested me and I had some things going on, as everyone does, that I needed to work on.

One thing I’ve learned and am still learning is that we all have answers in us somewhere but sometimes we need help pulling them out by asking the right questions. For me coaching was a self discovery experience and a combination of gaining tools that I can use throughout life and working through issues that seemed confusing on my own. I was encouraged to challenge myself and explore ideas that were already within me but not accessible with my own efforts.

I’d recommend coaching for anyone. We all have things to work on and it’s a valuable piece of self care that benefits yourself as well as your loved ones.”

Karolyn
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