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Meet your coach - Lucy Romao Vandepol BA, MA, PCC

Mental Fitness & Life Coach, Higher Education Professional, Educator and Facilitator


As a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation​, my formal coach training started with Gallup's Strength Coaching, Adler's Foundations of Professional Coaching and culminated with the completion of International Coach Academy's Certified Coach Program, Group Coaching Program and receiving a Professional Certified Coach designation by the International Coach Federation. As a lifelong learner, I’m always looking for ways to enhance my skills and have completed training on Positive Intelligence® and can offer you the Positive Intelligence® Mental Fitness Program. 

For more information on my professional experience, please visit LinkedIn. 

In addition to being a coach, I am a higher education professional passionate about student success. Fun fact, my Master's research focused on perceptions of student success. It is my passion for student success that lead me to coaching. Working as a wellness coach at a community college for the last eight years has been very rewarding, but inside I knew I wanted to do more.

All too often, I see my colleagues struggling with feelings of self-doubt and perfectionism. I see them being hard on themselves and witness their exhaustion from trying to do it all. I started to wonder what would be possible if they trusted themselves, weren't so hard on themselves and weren't feeling so stressed out and exhausted. I began to dream about what would be possible if more people embraced their potential.

I got excited because I knew I could help; I felt called to do something and started looking for opportunities. I wasn't going to let the fact that I was only one person with limited capacity get in the way. I decided to take action and started using my social media platforms to "bring coaching to the masses." I started sharing information that invited reflection and offering free masterclasses based on Positive Intelligence® to help people strengthen their mental fitness and gain insight into what is possible. In 2022, I launched Dare to be EPIC, an eight-week group coaching program aimed at helping people get out of their heads. 

I'm on a mission to help others be EPIC - EMBRACE their POTENTIAL and IGNITE their COURAGE. 

I empower you to get out of your head and reconnect with your best self. Together we will focus on your goals, strengths and mental fitness and work on developing a plan of action. It's time to take care of YOU and your well-being.

Working with me is an investment in YOUR personal development and self-care. 

Are you ready?

My mission is to help you move forward with your goals

Together we partner to identify your goals, what success looks like to you, and determine the outcome you are looking for. I provide a non-judgmental space for you to openly discuss your challenges, obstacles, opportunities and dreams. Through our conversations, you will come up with the following steps that best serve you and your goals. Together, we will revisit and celebrate your progress and make adjustments along the way.

Goals are the seeds of life, and they are waiting to grow. Coaching provides the garden to plant those seeds. During coaching sessions, I ask questions to evoke awareness to help those seeds grow and pick out the weeds that impede personal growth and lead to burnout and exhaustion.

Change often requires a shift in perspective, I'm here to help you identify your disempowering perspectives and what is getting in the way of your goals. Once we uncover what is holding you back, we can start working on getting you unstuck and moving forward.

Improve your mental fitness and wellness

Your mind is your best friend. But it can also be your worst enemy. Your mind loves to sabotage you.

My training in Positive Intelligence® provides me with the tools to work with you to strengthen your mental fitness and update your operating system. 

Mental fitness refers to your ability to handle life's challenges with a more positive mindset, and less stress. By strengthening your mental fitness you are able to boost performance, improve your wellbeing and strengthen relationships.

I work with you to strengthen your mental fitness, evoke awareness of your limiting beliefs and saboteurs while also uncovering your super powers, inner Sage and authentic self.

Empower you to get out of your head so you can move forward

I am passionate about empowering others to see the best in themselves, find their strengths, and master their weaknesses and saboteurs. My goal is to empower you to let your true authentic self shine. 

As a coach, I often take on the role of accountability partner and cheerleader. I am here to support you in breaking through the obstacles holding you back.

I am direct about what I see and hear, including recognizing your progress and hard work and calling you out on how you are getting in your way. I encourage reflection, and I am not afraid to ask difficult questions.

I keep your goals focused and encouraged the exploration of motivation and what is getting in the way. I also acknowledge that goals might shift as we work together, and I will work with you on making those pivots while also examining lessons learned.

You will always be the one in the driver's seat because you are the expert in your life and the one who defines success. 

I specialize in creating personalized sessions for each client based on their desired outcomes and goals.

Life's too short to restrict your oxygen and delay your goals.

Let's connect to start working on your goals and strengthening your mental fitness. Please feel free to book your free 30-minute chemistry call to discuss the next steps.

I specialize in creating personalized sessions to shift you toward your desired outcomes and goals.

Are you ready to make changes?

Are you ready to shift your perspective?

Let me be your coach to support you in identifying what is standing in the way of your goals. Get in touch today for a free 15-minute connection conversation to discuss the next steps.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Image by Saad Chaudhry
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