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WELCOME to the LIGHT at the end of the tunnel...



                  I'm so glad you made it here!               


I've heard this saying, "the light at the end of the tunnel" so many times throughout my life and what I like about it, is that it implies looking forward and seeing a BRIGHT LIGHT that is uplifting, inspiring and moving you to a better place, a better feeling and a better NOW! There is a feeling that all those struggles you've been experiencing are finally lifting and some wonderful growth and understanding has come from all you've gone through! At Rainbow in the Puddle, we are here to partner with you on your life journey, to help you problem solve, maximize and optimize your life in every way! We believe in looking forward not back; we focus on the now and look to the future.

At Rainbow in the Puddle, coaching is all about this light at the end of the tunnel. We help you see it, explore it and use it to the fullest, in all parts of your life!   

Hi, I'm Patrice Swenson, and I'd be honored to coach you on your life journey. I think it's important to know some of my basic beliefs about life coaching and what exactly that means to me. For me, an easy way to understand life coaching is to think of how you might prepare for a marathon. You wouldn't wake up one day and be able run 26 miles without training...would you? Of course not! You also can't have someone else run YOUR marathon! You might train for the marathon without help, or you might hire a personal trainer to help you.

What does a Life Coach do? 


Patrice Swenson

Life Coach, Business Coach & Inspirational Speaker
  • At Rainbow in the Puddle we work with high achievers that are ready to move forward and maximize their potential in their personal and professional life situations. We honor you as the expert in your life. The most important thing a Coach can do for you is ask you the right questions to help you get your own answers! Our coaching methods foster growth and development to increase awareness, gain clarity and optimize your potential in any life situation. The results are: answers to difficult questions, getting "unstuck", transition to new situations, strategies for success, setting goals, plans to achieve and sustain goals, creating and being resourceful, improved relationships and pursing dreams and taking your business to the top!   

Who is a high achiever?

  • A high achiever is reading this answer right now; you're here because you're ready to improve your life. You look for solutions instead of focusing on problems. A high achiever is not someone without struggles and problems, it's someone who uses struggles and problems as opportunities.  

As your Life Coach, I will help you train for the most important marathon you will ever run, called... LIFE! 


Life coaching perspectives and coaches are not all the same, so it's important to find out what your life coach believes in, where they've trained, how they've trained and what experiences they have that might make them qualified and fit for you. There is NO official governing body that presides over life coaching so a lot of folks criticize the industry and often say that anyone can call themselves a Life Coach. This is actually a very true statement. Because there is no official governing body that gives particular merit to the credentials for life coaching; this can make it seem more difficult to find and feel you are receiving services from someone "qualified". However, that said, it is also misleading to believe that because an individual carries qualifications that include certain letters or abbreviations after their name that they are indeed qualified or fit to assist you with your life. I believe it's a combination of both objective and subjective information; it's important to look at credentials AND it's important to look at the person; get a feel for who they are, what they're about and above ALL, be confident in your choice. If you are training for your life marathon with someone you don't have confidence in, you are training with the wrong coach...and even more importantly, it's important to feel your coach believes in YOU...first and foremost!

I believe NO ONE is qualified to be the expert in YOUR life except YOU! You alone make choices that affect the outcome of your life marathon and no matter how qualified or unqualified someone is or is not to assist you, YOU make the calls, YOU run the race and YOU have to live with what that brings. I believe in prevention and proactive solutions. I focus on the now and look to the future, to assist you and empower you to run that marathon to your highest potential. I don't dwell in the past or what you've done that may have gotten you stuck but rather what might get you UNSTUCK! I believe that well being is achieved by utilizing a holistic approach to life. My coaching  style is ALL ABOUT YOU...what do you need and want and how can I assist you in getting there!

The most important thing to know about me is that I'm ALL about using POSITIVE LIFE STATEGIES to achieve all that you want and need to enjoy what you have RIGHT NOW!


Thanks for reading a little more about what a Life Coach can do and how I view coaching.

If there is anything I can answer for you, please ask!

I'm excited to meet you and help you see that light at the end of the tunnel. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~ Patrice


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