Sigrid Kjeldsen is my name and I the mother behind The Joyful Mother!
A Joyful Mother?
People often wonder if I really walk my talk, am I truly a Joyful Mother? You bet I am. That doesn’t mean I don’t have my off days or make mistakes as a mom. But the thing that keeps me feeling good is the fact that I know mistakes will happen, that I won’t do everything right, nor do I aspire to. I know that mistakes help me grow and I anticipate them. I see my mission as a mother to extract learning out of every problem and that by doing so create depth within myself and connection to my family.
“A truly joyful mother is not a perfect mother. A truly joyful mother is constantly evolving one. She celebrates what she does well, accepts the things she has done less well, she learns from her mistakes, moves on to do better in the next moment and understands that love and forgiveness has the power to heal both herself and her family.” – Sigrid from The Joyful Mother
That joy and belief in growth infects all that I do and all that I create here at The Joyful Mother. Each program, post, video, teleclass, webinar, and podcast is meant to inspire that same kind of joyful resourcefulness in you as well. Besides a seriously happy camper, how else could you describe me and why should you care? Well, I am a….
As anyone close to me could report, if you tell me to do something your way….I rebel. There is nothing that irritates me more than when someone thinks they know the solutions to my challenges.
As a Non-Conformist you can count on me to:
- Facilitate change your way. When working directly with me, you get to run the show. Through facilitation, you get to choose where we are going, how fast we go and how long it takes. You get to decide how it is going to taste, feel and look. Imagine me (I know goofy analogy…) as the wind beneath your wings! You are doing the work, I get to be the one reminding you to keep flapping your wings!
Not long ago, my mother commented on how brave she thought I was for packing up my family and all my belongings and moving to Dubai. I never saw it as brave, I saw it as natural and simply the only next step for myself and my family. Many of my decisions in life may seem brave, but because they clearly resonate with my life’s path, I have no fear.
As a Dare-Devil you can count on me to:
- Getting clear about where you want to go and how you want to feel is nr. 1. From there I will help you take actions that resonate with your life’s path. Fear becomes a non issue when you KNOW what you are doing is simply…the right thing to do.
A Grounded Idealist
I believe in LOVE. I believe that there is more well-being out there in the world and in our lives that the opposite. I idealistically believe that my dreams are achievable. And, I know, it makes me sound like a modern day hippie….but with a twist. I know that to achieve all that I wish to achieve – to have right action, I must be consistently grounded in the present moment, in this life.
As a Grounded Idealist you can count on me to:
- Believe in your dreams as much as you do! I will help you harness that passion, that positivity in concrete ways so that you too can be, have and do all that you wish in this lovely life!
For the modern mom, The Joyful Mother provides a spiritually practical approach to improving your lives. I have the unique ability to take, what often can be, complicated or hard to understand spiritual concepts and make them “user- friendly”, practical inspiration!
In all of my written products or in my one to one coaching with clients, I combine insight and learning and use practical exercises that allow my client’s new awareness’s and learnings to be felt and experienced in their day to day lives – this the most powerful way to instill new, more empowering habits.
If that wasn’t enough, you may like to know that I am both American and Norwegian – having lived the majority of my life in Atlanta, GA and 14 years in Oslo, Norway. I now reside in Dubai as an expat with my husband and two children. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the US and my coach training and certification from one of the top ranking coaching schools, The Coaches Training Institute. I have been working as a life coach since 2003.
Here is a video I did in collaboration with Ashely Ryan where I talk more about my background and my purpose as a coach!