BitterSweet Coaching is a self-empowerment system for teens and chronic illness warriors.

Words are powerful. One of the first things we can do for ourselves is acknowledge our own strength. Instead of thinking of ourselves as sufferers choose a word that denotes power. Chronic illness warriors may not always feel valiant but we do not have to claim suffering as our being. Our goal is to realign our thinking to support a purposeful life.

Services

Private Coaching Sessions


During our sessions, we will explore issues and obstacles, brainstorm solutions, develop a solid plan of action, identify steps to take prior to our next sessions, and provide resources to guide you. We address effective communication and explore dormant dreams and ways to reinvigorate your heart’s desires.

Sessions are one-on-one and take place via zoom or in person. Most people have weekly sessions. Short check in sessions in addition to weekly sessions are available via phone or email.

To learn more, contact me here.

Free consultations

Future sessions: 30 minutes $50, 45 minutes $90

Monthly packages available: 4 x 30 minutes: $200

Clients understand that coaching services are not meant to take the place of receiving physician treatment.




Group Coaching Sessions


During group sessions, you will have the opportunity to talk with other chronic illness warriors. Members will be encouraged to support each other, exchange ideas and stories about living with a chronic illness. We will explore possible issues and obstacles, brainstorm solutions, develop a solid plan of action, and identify steps to take prior to our next session. You will receive resources to guide you. Some items we may discuss include effective communication, dreams given up on and ways to reinvigorate your heart’s desires.

Sessions are done via zoom or in person. To learn more about group coaching, please contact me here.

Free consultations

Future sessions: 30 minutes to $40, 45 minutes $75

Clients understand that coaching services are not meant to take the place of receiving physician treatment.




Public Speaking


Are you looking for an experienced speaker for your next event? As an educator, author, entrepreneur and chronic warrior, I will inspire a crowd. Topics include workshops on empowerment, life skills, purpose and more. Contact me for a custom quote (about-arlene-garcia). Throughout the years, I’ve had the opportunity to inspire more than 20,000 people across the country. If you are a part of a business, college, corporation, or conference, I can offer my assistance. I’ve been speaking to large and small audiences for over 20 years. Presentations include keynote, workshops, and master of ceremonies. As an educator who has transformed adversity into triumph, I use motivation and storytelling to inspire young people daily. Whether it be a group of students or adults, I bring the same motivation to inspire one to live his / her best life. I offer workshops on life skills, purpose, leadership, and more. Speaking topics: Various topics include motivation, inspiration and courage, personal effectiveness, and much more. Please let me know how I can help you at your next event. Highlighted Speaking Engagements

  • She’s With Me: Women’s Empowerment Event (CT) (2017)
  • Entrepreneurial Events, CT, NY, D.C., (2014, 2015,2016)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Invest in Success Scholarship), Manhattanville College (2013)
  • Eastern Sociological Society Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (2009)
  • Hord Gala 21st, CT (2009)




Book & Blog Coaching Sessions


A La Carte Coaching Session includes:

  • Pre-coaching consultation via email

  • One hour of reading, editing, evaluation and/or email exchange

  • Thirty minute private one-on-one coaching session by phone

  • Post-session recap sent to you via email

Blogging Assistance

Some people want to start a blog and would like to explore writing about their passions. Through conversations and exercises, you will be on your way to establishing your presence in the blogging sphere. Others who have been blogging for a while may want more motivation and engagement. I can help you establish your presence and increase your productivity.

Robust Book Coaching Program

You have a clear vision of your book and it may be based on speeches you have given or thoughts you’ve written down before. You want to get started as soon as possible.

Robust Book Coaching provides three months of private coaching to help you plan your book, begin writing, and give tips for publication. It includes weekly coaching and inspiration calls for writing obstacles, email support, editorial feedback, and resources to get you started.

This program allows you to focus on writing your book and affords you the following:

  • 1:1 book-writing guidance which includes outlining

  • Clarification of your goals, audience, and message

  • Tips for generating ideas and getting unstuck

  • A clear writing map to move forward

Once this program is complete, you will be on our way to publishing your book.

Focused Book Coaching Program

You have a general idea of what you want your book to be about. You can benefit from making a concrete plan with details but feel like you are starting from scratch. You want to explore possibilities.

Focused Book Coaching provides three months of private coaching to help you explore ideas, determine the type of book you should write, and get underway. It includes weekly coaching and inspiration calls, email support, editorial feedback, and resources to get you started.

This program allows you to focus on your writing and affords you the following:

  • An objective ear to help you determine your focus

  • A coach to help you clarify your ideas and structure

  • Expert advice on developing your concepts and writing.

Once this program is complete, you will have achieve clarity on what you want to share with the world and be able to analyze your writing. This option allows you to play in the sandbox and explore ultimately leaving you with a discovery draft.

Guided Book Coaching Program

You have a solid book idea but would benefit from some guidance along the way. You want to write and publish it but would appreciate assistance along the way.

The Guided program offers six months of private coaching to help you plan, write, and publish your book yourself. It includes bi-weekly coaching and inspiration calls, email support, editorial feedback, and resources to get you started.

This program allows you to focus on writing and affords you the following:

  • Guidance so that you do not have to figure everything out alone

  • Expert advice to help clarify and organize your thoughts

  • Accountability for finishing your book

Stick to the schedule and you can have your book published sooner than you think!

Policies

  • I offer a complimentary twenty minute session for all incoming clients. Email me or call me to set up a session.

  • All sessions are by phone unless you live in the Tri-State area and are interested in meeting in person.

  • I require prepayment prior to our sessions.

  • I require 24 hour notice for cancellations.

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Teen Coaching


Teen coaching sessions will help teens grow their confidence, set goals and deal with traumatic experiences. Coaching sessions are approximately 45 minutes via Zoom or in person.

We address effective communication and explore goals, dreams and ways to accomplish the heart’s desires.

Sessions are one-on-one and take place via zoom or in person. Most people have weekly sessions. Short check in sessions in addition to weekly sessions are available via phone or email.

To learn more, contact me here.

Free consultations

Future sessions: 30 minutes $50, 45 minutes $90

Monthly packages available: 4 x 30 minutes $200

Clients understand that coaching services are not meant to take the place of receiving physician treatment.