My Story

Denise Bischof

Finding my way back to peace, purpose, and joy!

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My passion is empowering women to courageously and confidently discover their voice, step into their power, and find fulfillment in life and work!

My journey…

My inspiration comes from my own journey in 2012 when my hurried and worried life left me stuck in a cycle of overwhelm and self-doubt. 

For many years, I was lost in the hustle of our culture. Though I was always striving to be better, to do better, I never felt good enough. In my mind, I always came up short.

I was following a path as a mother, wife, and non-profit leader that fulfilled my need to help others, but I was losing myself. I was so focused on pleasing everyone and meeting cultural expectations that I was losing my passion and joy for life. 

The underlying stress was affecting my health, work, and relationships.

On the outside everything looked great, but on the inside I was exhausted, frustrated, and I felt alone and unsupported.

I was burned out. Something had to change.

Deep inside I knew there was a better way – a way that would bring fulfillment AND happiness.

My rebirth… 

So in order to save myself, I got off the hamster wheel and put me on my list of daily priorities. 

Working with a life coach to re-envision my life, I focused first on improving my health and emotional stability through yoga, meditation, and prayer. I worked on forgiveness – of others and of myself. It was through these healing practices that I felt like my soul had been awakened.

It began to feel like I was going with the flow of life rather than fighting against it.

That I was receiving rather than resisting. It felt easier. I realized I didn’t have to work so hard. I just had to open my eyes to see myself and the world through a new perspective.

Could it really be this simple?

Life is messy. Things happen all around us that we have no control over.

But, while we don’t have control over the circumstances of our life or the choices other people make, we do have control over how we respond.

We can each make the choice to let go of an old way of being in the world and to create a new way of being that opens our eyes to possibilities and abundance.

I saw firsthand how our beliefs become the lens through which we see the world and they create our reality. We can choose empowering or disempowering beliefs. This wisdom is timeless! In the year 57 A.D., the writer Paul explains it clearly in a letter he writes,

 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you which is good and pleasing and perfect.” 

That approach worked for me, as I began to see my life and its purpose from a completely new perspective.

I learned that the peace, joy, and serenity we seek does not lie in the changing of our circumstances but rather in the changing of our hearts. 

My purpose… 

My calling became clear, to help other people find their way to some sort of peace and understanding in this crazy world.

In 2014, I joined the team of 2B Well Integrative Health and found myself on a new path of discovery as a teacher and a coach.

As a certified restorative yoga teacher since 2007, I encountered students in my classes in a place of burnout and stress, just where I had been.

They were often so busy taking care of everyone else that they had forgotten how to take care of themselves. Many were also seeking a deeper connection with themselves and God, just as I had.

I realized teaching restorative relaxation was so much more than providing rest.

It was guiding others along their own journey of discovery back to their true selves as spiritual human beings. And while each of these journeys are unique, they are not so different than my own.

Now, as a certified coach and member of the International Coach Federation, I guide my clients to feel empowered to live an inspired life; aligned with their values and rooted in authenticity and peace.

I help people grab hold of the strength and wisdom that is within to rewrite the plot of their life’s story and experience peace, purpose, and joy!

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“With life coaching, I experienced growth that allowed a quiet confidence that I had been looking for. I received tools to address some life areas, that were loving, gentle, and pragmatic. I would recommend Denise to anyone hoping to move ahead in areas in which they’d like direction and encouragement.”

Mary Chiles

“Through life coaching with Denise, I received a whole new way of experiencing and being in my world. Denise taught me I am worthy. I do not have to carry other’s pain and negative feelings. She showed me I have power and gave me “permission” to make and hold boundaries. I now know I was controlling when I thought I was helping. Frustration and strife are gone. Much peace now!”

Dana Sisk

“Denise created a space that allowed me to feel safe and helped me become more self-aware. She truly listens in a kind, gentle, and authentic way. With her support, I am creating a more joyful, fulfilling life! I recommend Denise to anyone who needs to re-calibrate, re-focus, or find some clarity. Thank you for blessing me in a powerful way!”

JoLynne

My Values & Beliefs

We were made for community

We are biologically, cognitively, and spiritually wired to love, be loved, and to belong. We are not meant to do this alone. 

We are unique, complex, spiritual human beings

We all have gifts to share with the world. The most important journey we make is the journey to get in touch with the truth of our soul and the purpose of our life on this planet.

Sustained change happens over time

Change requires courage, an open mind, and a perservering heart. Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and beautiful at the end.

We are all worthy of love and belonging

We don’t need to be fixed. We are whole, healthy, and full of potential. 

We must design our own life

If we don’t write our own script, someone else will do it for us.

Life is like a compass, not a map

To get to where we’re going, we have to find our inner compass and start walking the path. If we veer off, we take the next best step to get us back on track.

Beliefs are a choice that can be changed

Our beliefs create our reality. They either propel us to or prevent us from living aligned with our passion and purpose.

Fear is our soul's GPS

It is natural to have fear and discomfort as we grow and expand. The trick is allowing ourselves to feel fear while we take action.

Failure is a Faithful Attempt In Learning

Failure is just an event. It is not a characteristic. People cannot be failures.

We are responsible for our life

We are not reponsible for the actions of others or injustices, but we are responsible for how we respond. 

All emotions are healthy

Giving ourselves permission to experience and release emotions is essential to our well-being.

My Approach

My passion is creating a safe and sacred space for people to learn, heal, and grow as spiritual human beings so they can enjoy the fullness of this beautiful life; finding peace, purpose, and joy!

As your life coach, I help you see yourself as whole, healthy, and full of potential; knowing you have all the answers within.

I believe no one knows what is best for you more than you do.

While I am your guide, you are the one in charge and responsible for your own healing and growth. I walk beside you throughout your journey offering encouragement, insight, resources, and accountability.

I listen without judgement or agenda.

My curriculum is a customizable to meet your needs. My natural approach is to guide and teach with the goal of empowerment.