Coaching

for Compassion Fatigue and Pet Professional Transformation

 

You've spent so much time and money advancing your education, your skills, and your business, but have you invested in your number one asset? Not investing in one's self is the biggest mistake any professional in the pet industry can make and it will lead you to burn out, compassion fatigue, or failure.

I get it! It's not easy to put yourself first. There are so many pets in need. So many owners desperate for help. The weight of the world is on your shoulders. Lives are on the line.

If you haven't already hear, there is an occupational hazard in the pet care industry called Compassion Fatigue. It's symptoms, left unchecked, have taken the careers and lives of many talented professionals. Beyond awareness comes action. We cannot protect ourselves with knowledge alone. Without developing a self care plan and implementing it, you're at great risk of suffering from the symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, or worse.

Don't go it alone. Your industry needs you! Taking action isn't as hard as it sounds. Contact me today for professional coach sessions to evaluate your risk of CF and Burnout as well as ways to recover, prevent and in general have a happier, healthier career. A career you can enjoy for years to come instead of dreading waking up the next morning.

Through my coaching program we will work on both your personal wellness needs and advancement in the professional and volunteer worlds you're involved in.

For this tree to be it's most beautiful self it needs a little help to stand. The tree isn't sorry. The stand isn't burdened. They work together in harmony. (Narita Japan - Copyright 2016 - Molly Sumridge)

For this tree to be it's most beautiful self it needs a little help to stand. The tree isn't sorry. The stand isn't burdened. They work together in harmony.
(Narita Japan - Copyright 2016 - Molly Sumridge)

You program will include:

  • Evaluations to measure present stress, vulnerability to stress, resilience, coping strategies and quality of life.
  • Identifying strategies to recover from and stave off the harmful effects of your field
  • Creating a plan for lifestyle and professional changes that you can apply immediately
  • Business analysis and development plan
  • Volunteer work analysis and development plan
  • Check ins and support for the bumps along the way

Your missing piece is here. Professional Coaching from someone who has been where you are now and understands the struggles of the pet professional field. Someone who is taking the steps with you, and isn't perfect either. You're not alone. We can do this together. Start Today.

Professional Coaching is not a a replacement for mental health counseling and may be recommended upon initial consultation. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.


Dog Behavior Consulting

Kindred Companions LLC

In 2008 I founded Kindred Companions LLC, a dog training company in Frenchtown NJ. When I started it was just me, my dogs, and a vision to help people and their pets. Today we are 10 staff members strong, with a large regional reach and impact. We offer group classes on a variety of topics, as well as in-home coaching and training. What makes us special is our commitment to giving owners real life application to training so that results happen immediately. We believe in empowering both pet and owner, and we do that by making solutions practical and accessible.

I am available for Dog Behavior Consulting and Training a few days a week. I usually have a new client opening every 2-3 weeks. Meanwhile our staff is available most days of the week with earlier openings. You can contact us to request booking information at info@kindredcompanions.com .

Primitive Dogs

Kindred Companions was inspired by a deep passion for primitive dogs. Dogs like Shiba Inus, Akitas, Ovcharkas, Canaan Dogs, and Carolina Dogs, are independent in nature, have a strong sense of self, and are highly intelligent. They come from a time before dogs were expected to be biddable and listen to their owners. These dogs are the closest we will come to the early domesticated canine ancestors and require a special touch and respect.

After well over 10 years with these dogs, I couldn't see a life without them. They have shaped me as a dog trainer and I hope to bring their lessons to all dog owners. A book is in the works and I periodically blog on the topic. I also have podcasts and webinars devoted to the topic of primitive dog ownership and training. For those interested in speaking engagements you can find more information on my Speaking page.

Molly with Journey the New Guinea Singing Dog - No Dog is Untrainable! (Copyright - Molly Sumridge)

Molly with Journey the New Guinea Singing Dog - No Dog is Untrainable! (Copyright - Molly Sumridge)