She helped me feel more empowered in the face of change than I could have ever imagined...

I reached out and put my dilemmas, struggles, achievements, and crazy head talk out there because I was looking for an alternative way of thinking. A new way of experiencing my life and thoughts. It's often because I know there is a better/healthier way of being, thinking, acting that I want to explore but can't push myself to. I am completely changed because of Allegra's guidance around empowering me (and so many other women) to see that their experiences and lives are what they make them.

For me, life permanently changed overnight.  The impossibly real struggle of picking up the emotional pieces, seeing life and myself through a new and loving lens, realizing the power I have to create happiness for myself, embracing the uncertainty of everyday, and finding hope/possibility in the next were realized when Allegra came into the picture. Her incredible wisdom, loving guidance and compassion, constant listening ear, and gentle reframing of life were the pivotal factors in helping me feel empowered to embrace what was happening and find peace and possibility in what will be.

My family and friends were amazing resources and shoulders to lean on.  However, they didn't have the limitless amount of insight or patience, the unparalleled ability to provide me with new lenses and perspectives, and belief in me when I couldn't find it within myself.  My work with Allegra provided me with a constant and unwavering source of strength.  

In the moments when I didn't think the sadness would end and I didn't know what to do with the fear that comes with uncertainty and loss, I realized, with her guidance, that when things fall apart, new and amazing things come together.  Thoughts are powerful and can be the source of suffering or tremendous growth.  When I was endlessly clumsy and simply couldn't get up off my knees, Allegra was there to offer love, support, confidence, and a resolute sense of hope and possibility.  I am confident the fog I was in would have lifted eventually.  I do not doubt for a second though that Allegra's angelic guidance, wisdom,and determined belief in me changed me forever.  She helped me feel more empowered in the face of change than I could have ever imagined. 

-Jennifer Simpson

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Allegra’s work is empowering. Mind-blowing...

When I first met Allegra, I didn’t realize I needed this kind of coaching until I started.  I couldn’t verbalize what was missing from my life and felt like I was flailing. I had been injured at work, out on disability for months, a close friend of mine passed away, and I decided I wanted to completely change careers.  During this tumultuous time, I was ready and willing for any help I could get!  

I chose Allegra because I connected with her instantly!  I was in tears 30 seconds into our first session.  She knows the right questions to ask me to truly make me think.  She’s “teaching me to fish” as the old adage goes.  She also nurtures my vision to lead an impactful life.  As much as I want to do this coaching for myself, I believe that by living my life this way I will touch other peoples lives and help them find the motivation and inner peace of mind that they may be missing. 

Since starting our work together, I am able to connect with and accept my emotions instead of feeling like (thinking) they’re running the show.  I’ve been able to eliminate or lessen the panic attacks I'd been experiencing. I am managing stress better; I live my life knowing that am powerful and in control of how I think, feel, and act at all times. Totally life changing realization, and applicable in so many other areas of my life. It has helped my interpersonal communications and relationships. I am a better listener and a better friend.  My relationship with my boyfriend is improving immensely. Realizing that he is not responsible for making me happy has been an important milestone in this work for me. I am leading a deliberate life now, instead of allowing circumstances to dictate my life.  

Allegra’s work is empowering. Mind-blowing. You have to be completely open to accepting new concepts into your life. Check your excuses at the door and listen. If you’re not ready to really hear and apply the lessons, then you’re wasting your time. You have to be willing to make a change in the way you think and that starts with recognizing (without judgement) that what you’re doing now isn’t allowing you to live and think to your fullest potential. 

I LOVE ALLEGRA.  No seriously.  This is the best thing since sliced bread.  Although I don’t eat bread… so the best thing since paleo desserts.  

-Alice Meagher

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Allegra helped me figure out how to create more of what I want and less of what I don’t want...

When Allegra and I started working together I was in a place of knowing that there had to be more to life. Despite having a family and running a household and business - "Having it all" - I still felt like I was missing something and like there had to be a better way!

At the time I was struggling to find space for me with everything that I have going on. I was constantly feeling like I was giving (clients, kids, dogs, house, husband, family, etc) and not taking time for myself. I was Overfilled & Unfulfilled

The most transformative part of working with Allegra is how “OK” I feel. I have my bad days and great days, but much more of an overarching sense of OK.

Because of our work I’ve discovered that I need to play more. I’ve realized that my world is always revolving around trying to reach some sort of unattainable perfection and that I need to let myself play and have fun with everything I do! Stop taking life so seriously! I am excited to have found that part of myself again.

Quite simply, I was overwhelmed and looking to create space; Allegra helped me figure out how to create more of what I want and less of what I don’t want. 

-Jen Francis

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I started working with Allegra after realizing that ME is the MOST important and that other people can not make me feel happy...

I started working with Allegra after realizing that ME is the MOST important and that other people can not make me feel happy.

One of the most noticeable parts of our work together are the ah ha moments when I realize it’s just my thoughts in my head then I calm down

As a result my work with Allegra, when I am about to let my thoughts run wild I actually stop and take a moment to settle down. When I am about to complain I pause and become mindful about what I want to say. And the BIGGEST change was how I disconnected from my phone without the anxiety that I can not get to it.

Allegra challenges me, and I enjoy challenging myself.  Usually someone gives me advice and I have the opportunity to take it or not. Instead, Allegra gives me opportunities to agree, disagree or renegotiate.  

-Judy Annunziata

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I trust Allegra, and when we work together, I end up feeling more effective and confident...

When Allegra and I reconnected and started working together again I was feeling afraid on some levels to actually move forward with that I really wanted. Allegra is a trusted sounding board. She isn’t the kind of coach that often tells me exactly what to do. Instead, she listens to what I’m going through and comes back with strategies for me to work on regarding said struggles. You know how when you take a shower and the bathroom mirror ends up all foggy, then you go to put on makeup or brush your hair? You can see the outline, a blurred image of what you look like. Allegra’s sort of like the hand that wipes away the fog so I can see myself more clearly.

I trust Allegra, and when we work together, I end up feeling more effective and confident.

Steph Gaudreau //

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