Carla Marie Ciampa

I started working with Ginny after a devastating divorce. I found myself alone with a toddler and lost in our crumbled world. I felt limited, stuck and scared. Looking for part time, minimum wage night work that would allow me to care for my daughter days and leave her with family in my absence. In a stroke of genius Ginny said to me “you need to look at what you CAN do, not what you can’t.” Suddenly doors I had once closed in my mind started opening. She made suggestions for work that was centered on my talents, as it should always be, and was forgiving on my parenting schedule. This had never before seemed possible.

Together with Ginny I worked through the steps of rebuilding my life while caring for my daughter. With Ginny’s help and guidance, I found a preschool teaching job within months that allowed me to bring my daughter to work with me instead of leaving her in day care. Using her insight, I tapped the internet to reboot my abandoned design career, which used to require me to be away from home ten hours a day, but could now be done from home. She was generous with who she knew and how to connect with them. I used to joke with people that my life had become Six Degrees of Ginny. All the great relationships in my life were ones she had encouraged me to pursue or renew.

Within a very short time I was earning a living that supported myself and my daughter and I continue on that path today. It was a street she helped me navigate and eventually travel confidently on my own. Working with Ginny is a continuous stream of “Ah-Ha” moments. Ginny quickly got to work on what was working and how to make it work for me. In this process of our work together I become more focused on what I value and creating a life centered on those values. I still check-in with Ginny often and find even in our friendly chats that she still has so much honest insight into me and my motives. She is remarkable at her work, and I can only hope to reflect her good work back to my own clients.

Carla Marie Ciampa