Maureen Sweatman

i help clients define and reclaim joy for themselves as they grow their choice muscles and get closer to becoming the person they want to be

Coach and Consultant

As a Coach, I have dedicated my life’s work to supporting others in their development as they evolve through the different stages of their career and their lives.


As a Consultant, I am well-versed in the realms of leadership development, strengths assessment, emotional agility and navigating life and career transitions.


With over 15 years of experience as a certified coach and career transitions consultant, I have coached thousands of professionals and students in my roles in higher education and now in my private practice. I specialize in supporting mid-career professionals looking to make a transition in their career trajectory by assessing strengths and exploring alternative career paths. I also counsel new professionals on how to launch their career, hone their leadership skills, and engage successfully with their employers, in addition to advising senior leaders to embrace generational differences and diversity to enhance their human capital strategy.

I am a Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and will complete my Professional Coaching Credential in late 2021.

Specialties

• Addressing Limiting Beliefs
• Advocating Equity, Inclusion and    Social Justice
• Articulation of Purpose and            Strengths
• Creating Job Search Strategies
• Creating New Habits for a              Lifestyle Change
• Developing Emotional Agility
• Developing Networking Skills
• Exploring Career Transitions
• Facilitating Difficult                      Conversations
• ICF Mentoring
• Interview Prep
• Setting and Achieving Career and    Life Goals
• Skills Gap Analysis
• Supporting Leadership                    Development

• Addressing Limiting Beliefs
• Advocating Equity, Inclusion and Social        Justice
• Articulation of Purpose and Strengths
• Creating Job Search Strategies
• Creating New Habits for a Lifestyle Change
• Developing Emotional Agility
• Developing Networking Skills

• Exploring Career Transitions
• Facilitating Difficult Conversations
• ICF Mentoring
• Interview Prep
• Setting and Achieving Career and        Life Goals
• Skills Gap Analysis
• Supporting Leadership Development

“I define change as making shifts in thinking and behavior as well as exploring external opportunities that get us closer to the person we want to be. I believe the person we want to be evolves over a lifetime and that there are core beliefs and values that remain steadfast. As early as I can remember, I have been a person who embraces and actively seeks change to continuously grow. I take pride in being a change agent. I value Gallup’s Clifton Strengths assessment and my top strength is Developer which I understand to be someone who supports and seeks change in themself, others, and organizations. My life and career choices reflect this strength and value of change. I embrace change within myself. As a coach, I support others in growing their choice muscles for making the changes they want to make that will get them closer to who they want to be.”

Thoughts on Change

Motherhood and the Zoo

above all else, I am a mother

I got a divorce and had a baby all in the same year, and it turned out to be a surprisingly powerful transition for me. Parenting has been the most life-giving and joy making thing I have ever done. It is very important to me to parent intentionally and to break family cycles that aren’t healthy, as well as embrace the strengths of my ancestors that serve me well. This has been so life-giving to me and has even allowed me to reconnect with my own mother in very transformational ways. I always strive to be a mirror who reflects back the light I see in my daughter, as well as my friends and clients. I have friends that are "Framily" and we support each other through all the ups and downs of this wild and precious life. And I can't forget my furry family. Four cats and two dogs rescued us and continue to give us lots of unconditional love and pet therapy.

I believe civic engagement matters for making the world better. I have volunteered regularly with organizations and causes I care about since my days in college and I love to encourage and support others in doing the same. Some of the causes I care deeply about are racial equity and justice, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, fair trade, and pet rescue. Don't be surprised if you hear me speaking out for what I believe is right. I've always believed we are our values in action by how we show up in the world. My own core values are courage, honesty, integrity, love, compassion, and joy. Late Congressman John Lewis is one of my heroes and I do my best to live my life getting into "good trouble".

Civic Engagement is what we need to make the world a better place

Powerful Truths

I grew up on a farm in coastal South Carolina and now call Metro Atlanta home. I speak fluent Southern, y'all, and I love to travel while learning about different people, places, and cultures. My favorite place I've visited so far is Istanbul, but I have quite the bucket list of trips to be taken! Fun fact, I have a motorcycle license and once owned a bike named Earl. Some of those bucket list trips will be done on a bike someday! I am also an avid reader and life-long learner. If you need a book club buddy I'm happy to be your go-to. In 2019 I started practicing an intermittent fasting lifestyle. Through this new lifestyle I have had so many health transformations that I know will make a difference in how many years I get to live this life. I have gained a grounding and centering in my body and a strength I didn’t know was possible. I can’t imagine living my life any other way and am excited to see where this new lifestyle takes me.

a few facts about me you might not have known

Wanderlust and More

Favorite Quotes

WE MUST DEBUNK THE MYTH THAT JOY IS A DESTINATION. THE TRUTH IS, JOY IS WITHIN YOU RIGHT NOW, BUT YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE IT.

AND THE WORK IS IN THE CHOOSING.

-maureen sweatman

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

-Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman

You have everything you need for complete peace and total happiness right now.

- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Opportunity for joy and love is unlimited... The Secret is having your vision before you to inspire you to be your true self... We are not on this journey alone. We can support the transformation of one another and in turn the world.

-Dr. Deepak Chopra (paraphrased)

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

-Viktor e. frankl

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

-Henri Nouwen

You are your best thing.

-maya angelou

Leadership is about the team - the culture they keep and embrace, it’s about empathy for your customers, clients, employees and the communities where you do business, it’s about doing the right thing for the right reasons, being confident enough to take risks and responsible enough to think of those who your decisions and risks may affect.

-Kat cole, Focus Brands

Continuous learning leads to continuous improvement. Commit yourself to advancing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. The business environment is quickly changing, and your understanding of the leading practices, thinking, and emerging tools will help you manage for better results. Be a lifelong student.

-Pamela Gill Alabaster, Centric Brands

Let me be your mirror
Help you see a little bit clearer
The light that shines within.

-Alessia Cara

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