Hazel Palache, Hypnotherapist and Certified Results Coach, joins Dr. Bunny to share her story of how and why she started another business in her 70’s! Hazel is a true example of inspiration!
About Hazel Palache:
I’m a woman entrepreneur, 74 years old, going on 30, with a great sense of humor and, 25 years experience in the field of personal, spiritual and professional development. I’m a certified master clinical hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, stress management counselor and a certified coach. I’m also a Mom, Sister and Friend. I know your time is valuable and although I don’t want to give you a long winded bio, it wouldn’t be fair to you if I didn’t share something about who I am:
I was born into a very traditional family in London, UK during world war two. My Father was a compulsive gambler and rage-aholic and my Mother was a battered wife. I had a sister 3 years younger and as children we lived lives of fear and negativity and we certainly didn’t disobey our parents. As girls we were expected to get married and procreate, so college wasn’t even an option for either of us. At 19 I got married, had two children and my name became wife and mother!
My husband and I with our two children moved to the US in 1979. At that time I was 37. After living here for six years I was beginning to discover things about myself that had been lying dormant for all those years. One of the things I realized was that I didn’t say ‘Yes’ to myself only to other people and, the word No wasn’t part of my vocabulary. At the age of 42 having been married for 25 years I filed for divorce.
I Discovered My Own Strength
It’s amazing what you can do when you are highly motivated. That was the scariest thing I had ever done but it led me to finding strengths I didn’t know I had.
I discovered I was an entrepreneur at heart. I was very fascinated with how the mind actually works. With my earlier training in psychology, I went to school at night and after a year of training, in 1990 I received my certification as a Master Clinical Hypnotherapist. Whether they were in the entertainment industry or not, or they couldn’t maintain healthy relationships, were in pain because of their childhood, their marriage was having a problem or because they wanted to change a behavior, I had the honor of helping many dozens of people to overcome fears, doubts, negative mind chatter and much more. My practice was successful, I loved my clients and every day was a blessing.
Life sometimes gets in the way! In 1991 a driver jumped a red light and my car was totaled. Although I didn’t know it at the time, that accident was going to impact my health in different ways for the rest of my life! I was left with 3 herniated cervical discs that created terrible daily migraine headaches. In 1994 I was diagnosed with Fybromialgia. I gradually realized that working in my practice was not going to be possible for my health, plus I wouldn’t be doing clients any favors if I couldn’t concentrate fully on their needs. I wanted to stay in the personal development field but had to find another avenue.
In 1996 coaching was barely in existence but, after doing some research I knew that if I got certified as a coach I could work with clients by phone, which was an answer to my prayers. This would also allow me to help women nationally and internationally. In 1997 I received my coaching certification and while I was closing my private practice I started working with coaching clients on the phone. I was re-inventing myself again by allowing an old door to close! I opened a new one and found the key to continuing to do what I loved.
Contact Hazel Palache at (818) 981-9885 or E-mail: Hazel@yourstairwaytowealth.com
Also visit: http://Yourstairwaytowealth.com
Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
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