Lorna Moon - Q&A

 

How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a Life Coach and Mentor for Teens, Young Adults, and Moms?

To answer this question, it's probably best that I share with you a bit about my background, my big defining moment, and the resulting "compelling story" that brought me to where I am today. – living my calling by helping young people avoid the same painful mistakes I made so that they can live a life of fulfillment, purpose, and happiness without taking decades to get there.

I was born in 1976, the 2nd of four children of an African American mother and a Caucasian father. This decade was back when you had to check the "other" box next to race on forms and when you'd get funny looks when you were out places with your parents. 

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. I was just six years old. I took on the role of helper in the family, taking care of my younger siblings and helping with the cooking and cleaning around the house. My mother went into remission, but her cancer came back. She was given the diagnosis of bone cancer when I was 13 years old.

I struggled with the grief of watching my mother deteriorate while maintaining my grades in school and keeping the household in order. My mom passed away in my junior year of high school. Externally, I managed to keep it all together, graduating high school in the top 15% of my class and earning a full scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin.

Inside I was a mess. I went off to college, maintained a 3.0 GPA, and became addicted to cocaine to numb my pain. At the end of my first year of college, I finished my exams, celebrated my 19th birthday, and woke up with the paramedics coming through my door; I had overdosed.

 

What a wake-up call! I had to get myself together, but how? 

 

I wish I could say the heavens opened, and my problems were immediately solved, but they weren't. I did, however, have the courage to finally end the abusive relationship I had been in for three years and start the journey to getting my life together. 

I met the man that would become my first husband, and he helped me see my worth and that I had too much to live for to throw my life away. He was my own "coach" of sorts - before it was a thing.

I got clean, started my career in Information Technology, and had an excellent 5-year run before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. With no tech jobs to be found, I ended up in the retail automotive industry. Here, I discovered that I enjoyed working with people and had a knack for listening and finding solutions to problems, whether they be business, financial, or personal. 

My 18+ years in the car business provided me the opportunity to succeed in a variety of roles. It also funded the completion of my bachelor’s degree and MBA. However, at my core, I knew something was missing.  

In late 2016, my third marriage ended, and I started to question the purpose of my life. Assuredly, it couldn't be alternating between good and bad life situations, paying the bills, and taking trips. So, I started reading every self-improvement book that called to me (over 100), working on personal growth and healing, and getting reconnected with God. It was like a 2nd full-time job. Through this work, I started to feel better and better. I prayed for God to show me the purpose of my life. While meditating on December 31, 2018, the answer came to me in a vivid vision. 

 

My purpose is to be a catalyst for creating a world full of people who know their self-worth and feel connected to their higher power and each other. 

 

The extensive work I've done on myself has allowed me to clean up my past and put together a system to help others do the same. I have watched many people's lives change in days, weeks or just a few months. I've worked with people to heal their emotional (and sometimes) physical suffering, which has resulted in so many transformations!  Clients tell me often that life just seems easier.

More recently, my purpose has evolved even more as I have been called to work with teenagers, young adults, and moms.  For me, media coverage of the COVID pandemic illuminated the extreme stress that teenagers are facing in our modern culture.  I saw stories of suicide, abduction by online sexual predators, and just the severe anxiety facing teens and I knew what God was calling me to do.  I knew that my skills and training matched with my own story could be used as a powerful elixir for healing.

I have committed to dedicating the rest of my professional life to helping teens and young adults overcome anxiety, low self-esteem, academic overwhelm, and other life pressures so that they can succeed at home, school, and in life. My clients are able to get a handle on their anxiety, see themselves for the beautiful and amazing people they are naturally and develop systems to handle daily life and school with ease.  And the parents feel like they got their kid back.  

I've worked with many private clients, spoken in front of numerous groups, and I lived my dream of waking up every day excited to make an impact in peoples' lives while knowing I am fulfilling my life's purpose. I have created Moon Method Roadmap™, a client-centered program consisting of series of four powerful pillars for overcoming anxiety, boosting self-esteem, increasing confidence, finding your voice, and creating success. It is a potent process to unlock your teen’s (or young adult’s) and your best self and help you create a purposeful, fulfilling life.  The process is also designed to help open the doors of communication between parents and their older children and improve family life. 

 

Who are your clients?

I work with teens and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, academic overwhelm, low self-esteem, and other common teen and young adult issues. Most parents contact me because they are concerned about their teens or young adult and want to help.  They feel their child is healthy and not in need of therapy or medication (or is already seeing a therapist), but would benefit from having outside help from a coach.  My parent clients are often also struggling with their own challenges and want to find a way to make life easier on them.  My clients may feel:

  • Anxious about school and life
  • Stressed about college preparations
  • Self-Conscious
  • Fearful about the future
  • Worried about getting out into the “real world”
  • Social Media Related FOMO
  • Everything feels hard
  • Isolated due to online school
  • Overly worried about what peers think of them
  • They "should" know what they want to study in college/be in life, but don’t
  • Tired of being stressed out
  • They need someone who can listen without judging them
  • Parenting is overwhelming
  • Lingering hurt or resentment from a divorce
  • They don't know how to talk about things without it turning into a fight

 

What makes you different from other “life coaches”?

I work exclusively with teens, young adults, and their parents.  My life and practice are built on helping parents get their children back.  I understand deeply the teenage experience and the absolute importance of teens feeling nurtured through these delicate years.  I am able to bond with teens and help them feel heard and validated, yet gently show them new ways to look at things.  What this means is you get someone who can get through to your teen and help you do the same.

 

What type of personality do you work best with, and what is expected of me and my teen or young adult?

I work well with all types of personalities.  The one thing I absolutely require is that you and your teen are willing to show up for your sessions and be open and ready to grow.

 

For what type of people are your programs NOT going to work?

I haven’t met anyone yet that I couldn’t help, however, if you or your teen aren’t willing to show up for your appointments or spend the whole time playing on your phone, it definitely won’t work.

 

What exactly is The Moon Method™, and what does it include? 

The Moon Method Roadmap™ begins with a connection audit where I will diagnose your specific situation.  From there, I create a custom prescription for you and your family situation. 

 

An example of the process you can see below:

Connection Audit → Moon Method Roadmap

Uplift HER → [ Unpacking ] + [ Root Reversal ]

Uplift YOU → [ Unearthing ] + [ Trigger Reversal ]

Dual Connection → [ Success Planning ] + [ Voice Work ]

 

Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our work is an approach to removing old negative programming, shifting your mindset, removing the blocks to communication, and understanding/controlling your emotions. This process allows you to build your best life, get into action and making positive change happen now! (See Testimonials located at bottom of page here) https://lornamoon.com

 

What results can I expect?

You can expect for you and your teen to: 

  • Feel confident speaking up for what you want 
  • Take massive action on creating the life you want
  • Get CLEAR on what it is you WANT, and DON'T WANT
  • Have big breakthroughs and ah-ha moments
  • Let go and release trauma and hurt feelings
  • Forgive others & find more peace and compassion
  • Dissipate anxiety so peace and calm sets in
  • Fill your gas tank & learn how to self-nurture
  • Feel confident to reach for your passions in life
  • Discover yourself & your voice
  • Feel empowered & excited about the future
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Have more ease and grace in your life
  • Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
  • Find your happiness
  • Watch your best life unfold with ease
  • End the drama cycles and patterns
  • Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of my clients tell me that is worth the investment alone).
  • Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies, so you can take action and start living life with ease.

 

How can I see what it’s like to work with you?

I offer consultations over Zoom.  You can experience a bit of what it will be like in our sessions.

 

How quickly can I expect results?

That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Most clients start seeing positive changes within a few weeks or less. It ultimately depends on how open you and your teen are to creating change.  

 

How can I guarantee myself that I will get the most out of working with you?

Do all your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take action and implement all the steps. All my clients (parents and teens) who have diligently applied every step of The Moon Method Roadmap™ have successfully shifted their lives and feel more confident, happy, and fulfilled.

 

Lorna, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?

Congratulations on deciding to take action on improving YOU & YOUR teen's life! I'm happy to work with you and your teen or young adult. The best way to work with me is in my 3-month Moon Method™ Signature Program. Here are some of the results you can expect:

 

  • Feel confident speaking up for what you want 
  • Take massive action on creating the life you want
  • Get CLEAR on what it is you WANT, and DON'T WANT
  • Have big breakthroughs and ah-ha moments
  • Let go and release trauma and hurt feelings
  • Forgive others & find more peace and compassion
  • Dissipate anxiety so peace and calm sets in
  • Fill your gas tank & learn how to self-nurture
  • Reaching for your passions in life
  • Discover yourself & set goals and reach them
  • Feel empowered & excited about the future
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Have more ease and grace in your life
  • Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
  • Find your happiness
  • Watch your best life unfold with ease
  • End the drama cycles and patterns
  • Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of my clients tell me that is worth the investment alone).
  • Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies, so you can take action and start living life with ease.

 

OK, I’m ready to do this for us, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Great! It sounds like you’re ready! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, click https://calendly.com/lornamoon/consult to book an appointment on my calendar for a 45-minute clarity call. I’m happy to chat and learn more about you. I can’t wait to work with you and your teen or young adult.  I am honored to be the one to help you. 

 

Let’s go!

Lorna Moon ♥∞♥