“You seem to have this ability to intuitively flow with what whatever happens each and every moment and it makes me want to learn to be as present as you, but without your experiences. If there is anyone that can make that happen it’s my Life Coach, Rick Robare. In guiding me along and helping me follow my process you have been direct and honest, and called me on my BS by confronting me and making me accountable. How you learned to balance those qualities and package that with your out of this world wisdom is beyond me. I just want to give you a huge “thank you” for the insights and understanding of my road blocks and the way they were impacting my life. Just when I would start to wonder how I could get through them you offered me the tools that capitalized on my strengths so that I could break through another, or maybe just walk around it without giving it much attention at all. I have already turned my marriage around and my husband has been so impressed that he’s hired you to work with his employees in their communication with each other. Everyone close to me is amazed when they experience the effects of the changes and I have to say that I think there’s a little envy too. Like they want what I have in their lives. They see me reaching my goals and watch my husband and I laugh like giddy teenagers and they long for that like I used to.
You have been so supportive too, taking my calls in the middle of the night and guiding me to a place where I can think and feel clearly – and to know what the difference is between the two.
If anyone really wants to make a change for the better in their life there is only one person I know that can help them make that happen. You are big Rick and I have been blessed because of you.”
“You created such a safe space with your compassion, understanding, and lack of judgment Rick. If asked though, I would have to say that your sensitivity is one of your greatest strengths. Maybe it comes from the experiences you shared with me in one of you many analogies or your unique ability to feel what I feel, I’m not sure. But I do know how easy that made it to trust you, like you really understood me and my feelings. No matter though, it comes down to one simple thing, you are one hell of a Life Coach.
The entire time you stayed on purpose, held the focus and shifted as necessary. There were times I thought you were going off track but in fact you were bringing me full circle and in the process changed by 180 degrees, the perception I had about what we were working on. You always feel so even, so centered and the more I come to know you the more I want that in my life too.
All of those qualities combined with your seemingly natural ability to communicate effectively when you would reflect back to me made me know that you valued our time as much as I did. I mean, I really came to value the time we shared as precious.
You know, it’s amazing what can happen in such a space.”
“Rick Robare was my coach for only two months, but that was all I needed to get on track in the areas of my life that needed the most attention, my marriage and myself. The best way to describe it is, “Wow what an experience!”. It felt so good to finally talk to someone that really understands people, relationships, and communication. Someone who is actually qualified to see the patterns of behavior that were causing the problems and help me FIX them. In the past I just disguised them with other behaviors that did not help!
He guided me through the process of identifying the things I wanted to change in my life and really know the goals that were important to me, things that I really wanted to achieve. We worked together a weekly basis and he taught me how to make changes rapidly and really fix things!!! For the first time in my life Rick made me believe in myself.
Rick’s coaching abilities were absolutely wonderful, I am just so impressed with him. I’ve learned to live my life in a way that I feel is successful. Finally, I got the help that I needed!! Such a caring man with a lot of methods that really worked!!! What a precious gift I was given having him as my life coach.”
“I have had several sessions with Rick Robare as my coach over the last several months and I have taken so much from these meetings. I would like to first say that Rick has given me the tools to deal with conflicts in my personal relationships. Being a single mom I have to deal with the dating aspect as well as possible marriage in the future. With the communication tools he taught me, I am able to talk to my partner now and communicate my feelings about our relationship without fear or hesitation. That is a huge step for me! In the past I’ve usually just bottled them up and never faced them.
Because of what I’ve learned I have grown as a better partner in my relationship too. Before I could move forward we had to work on some issues I’ve carried with me from my past and Rick guided me through them, firmly but compassionately. I’ve learned to keep them as the past and use them as tools to grow from. Part of that process led me to realize why I do or say things in relationships that I know have not been healthy.
My best session with Rick is when he showed me how I don’t have to let my mind win over my spirit and how to be aware of my true self. He showed me how that behavior was causing me not to be the real person I am today or the person I have the potential to be. He has also shown me that I am truly a good person inside and that the negative statements I’ve heard from others my whole life does not have to ruin me, or even influence me. How wonderful it feels to know that my spirit is good and I can let that shine no matter what others say or how they behave.
He has even helped me with something as small as not getting mad or angry at another person when they were not having a good day and took it out on me. He has also worked with me to stop beating myself up over little things I really have no control over. That’s a little harder but I’ve come a long way already and with the tools and understanding I’ve learned by having Rick as my Life Coach, I know I will get there.
You know, sometimes just being able to talk to him helps by getting what’s inside out and he helps me to see things I wouldn’t normally see with a clarity and understanding I wouldn’t have believed was possible. I honestly can’t say there is anything he should change with the way he coaches. I have been to “counselors” before and they have never helped me like he has. Rick is real, more like a friend or as he says “A Guide”, with some real good advice.”
“No one can imagine, unless they’ve gone through it, what it feels like to get your child back after losing them to an addiction. My son was lost and not even 14 years old yet. After two tries at rehab and a few counselors we were referred to you, and we came not expecting much.
I wasn’t real happy at first because the process seemed so much different than anything we had experienced before. Looking back now I understand why it was this way, because it works. Nothing, I mean nothing, could have prepared me for the rapid changes we saw not only in our son, but in our family as a whole.
You put your cards on the table from the beginning and damn, you didn’t hold anything back during the process. You kept saying, “Hey, we have a f***ing life to save here!”. Talk about keeping it in perspective! No one has ever talked to me like that before, or my son for that matter.
Shortly after our second session where we did a visualization technique we noticed a subtle shift in each of us. We each shared what we were feeling with you at the beginning of the next meeting and you smiled that big smile of yours, you knew then that he was coming home. Until then, not one of us realized the others were feeling anything. For the first time in over a year my wife, my son, and I hugged and cried together. We had just been transformed, each of us drawing on the strengths of the others and committing for the first time during this nightmare that we would beat the addiction as a group.
What I hadn’t realized is that my son had felt abandoned by us to deal with this on his own. Up until we met with you we hadn’t considered the possibility. It was like I had just understood that I sent a little boy out to face the wolves with no tools or weapons to defend himself.
We love you Rick and words could never express how dear you are to us for helping us get our son back. Thanks for keeping in touch with him too, it means a lot to him.”