SIMPLIFY ... so that there is Understanding

In order to understand the effects of hidden trauma, look for the distortions that appear on the surface. Repeated, negative patterns that sabotage your efforts are a clear sign of a hidden cause.

There is always more to be seen than what is obvious.

Complicated issues, events, and emotions are obvious.
What is causing them deserves looking beyond the obvious to see the root cause.

Shannon Parish


| Creative Life Coach |
| Retired Minister |
| Creative |

Nonprofit Leader addressing hidden trauma issues

SIMPLIFY (doesn’t mean easy) … 

Heavy, complicated matters are rarely solved if they are not simplified into bite-sized morsels of information.

Emotions can be complicated and heavy – they too, need to be clarified and reframed in order to understand your next steps.

Focus on what matters. 


  • How unrecognized trauma sabotages everything
  • What you need to feel centered and grounded. 
  • The power of knowing your WHY 
  • How gaining clarity and focus is unshakeable
  • Release what has paralyzed you
  • How to reclaim who you truly are, not what others have determined for you (self, and in business or career)
  • Make sense of past challenges and discover gold “in them thar hills” of broken dreams
  • Reframe non-beneficial behaviors and thoughts into beneficial ones.


Identify what motivates you. Coaching sessions will clarify and craft the life you desire while making sense of past challenges and difficult events. Everything has a lesson. It’s all gold.

Brainstorming product ideas, how to match your business to your life and future goals. Managing your creative mind without going nuts. If you are a Creative or working with one – you know what I mean.

An artistic eye takes into account the big picture while still identifying the smallest of details and which resource or medium is best when applied. This is essential in recovering from hidden traumas.

What manifests in business is already manifesting in your personal life. Everything and everybody we meet reflects back to us our strengths or our weaknesses. Understanding what is supporting them first begins with noticing patterns and results

“I’m so psyched about our recent meeting! How you were able to see things I have never looked at AND illustrate them during our sessions has lifted a huge load and made simple something I thought was too complicated for me to figure out. Now I feel like I can do anything!”

Let's talk about ...

As your Life Coach

As your Life Coach, I tap into over thirty years of Christian ministry work helping individuals navigate through life and relationships—including my own! 

Don’t walk through the darkness alone. I’ve been there … and I’ve discovered resources—and answers that will help clear the fog and light the way.

As your Creative Coach

You benefit from years of serving authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, and individuals as a creative service provider, graphic recorder, cartoonist, illustrator,  and WordPress website designer.

Let’s build that website, create that book, illustrate that speech, or create those products. One step at a time.

“You encourage me to think about and put into practice what I want to accomplish. I’ve learned so much from you.” – L.S. Lane