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About Donna Goodin

Donna Goodin, Ph.D., CMC, is a life, career, and transition coach. As a trailing spouse herself, she is passionate about helping and supporting others who are struggling to put their lives back together after relocating in support of their partner’s career.

Establishing a Regular Routine

In last week's post, I suggested that one way to begin coping with relocation stress is to create a regular routine.  One thing that can be a challenge after relocation is that most or all of your familiar routines will no longer exist.  If you’ve never been in this situation, you may take having a [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Trailing Spouse|0 Comments

The Trailing Spouse and Identity Loss

Whether you are moving to a new city or to a new country, Identity loss can be one of the greatest challenges for a trailing spouse, because it comes in many different forms and can be very insidious. So what is identity loss and why does it matter? Most of us have experienced identity loss [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Trailing Spouse|0 Comments

Are You a Trailing Spouse?

Are You a Trailing Spouse?   The other day I was talking with a friend and colleague about my work coaching trailing spouses. She had never heard that term before, and initially had no idea what it meant. So I explained, and much to my surprise, she said, “Wow! So I’m a trailing spouse! Who [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Trailing Spouse|0 Comments

Welcome to Ideal Path Coaching!

Hello trailing/accompanying spouses, and welcome to the Ideal Path Coaching blog.  I’m Donna Goodin, career, transition, and life coach for trailing spouses, and this blog is for you. I am a life and transition coach, and I have also been a trailing spouse for the last twenty-five years.  Unfortunately for me, I spent much of [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Ideal Path Coaching|0 Comments