paradigm pivots :: park city library talks

Four local speakers will address topics such as
courage, resilience, commitment and intimacy.

paradigm pivots talk at the park city library

Terry Sidford wants to help change people's perceptions of issues that may hinder what they want to do in their lives. To do this, the Park City resident and author has organized Paradigm Pivots, a night of presentations that will address topics such as courage, commitment, perseverance and relationships.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Park City Library's Jim Santy Auditorium. The talks are appropriate for an adult audience, due to explicit content.

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guest article :: Great Health Guide 'Choice'

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Many People struggle with feeling a lack of control and have anxiety over the things they cannot control. When you draw a line between the truth of what is controllable in life and what isn’t, you instantly have a feeling of relief. Can you really control another person’s actions? Can you control the weather, can you control what the leaders of your county are doing? Not really, you can influence but not control any of those things. Read full article here >>

Posted on November 8, 2018 and filed under Life Coaching, Articles, Interview.



I’m sure we’ve all heard the sage words of encouragement, “You are stronger than you think you are”. But when you are in the middle of a storm, it can be challenging to find your way out. Life was designed to challenge us. How else do we learn who we are and of what we are made?
I have had many opportunities to be resilient and have seen many people weather the storms of life. Through my life experiences and the lives of my friends and clients, I have learned how to understand the ability to be resilient. To know that there are answers to a problem that can’t be seen when we are struggling.
Here are few my favorite hints that have helped pull me through difficult times.
Ask For Help:
Ask your friends, family or a higher source, whatever that might mean to you. Let go of trying to figure it out yourself and ask for guidance. It could be from your own soul, angels, god, universe.
Stay Grounded:
Do whatever you need to in order to feel safe, connected and grounded. Go for a walk, take a bath, read a book, help someone else in need, write a list of what your strengths are and what you are grateful for. These are all things that will bring you back home to you. You are the only one that can get yourself back up! Muster the strength needed to keep going and Do Not Give Up.
Trust Yourself:
Your courage, strength and resilience come from within. Connect to your heart, spirit or soul and believe you will find an answer to any problem. You can only do your best and control what you can and let the rest go. You cannot control other people.

I recently heard my friend Kirsten Fox speak on this subject and took away some golden nuggets I want to share with you:

  • Allow ‘good enough’ to be your goal for the stressful time.

  • Ask for guidance.

  • Connect to YOU.

  • Use humor.

  • Find a silver lining. If you can’t make one up.

  • Attitude is everything.

  • Control what you can and let the rest go.

You can do it! I believe in you! — Terry

Posted on October 3, 2018 and filed under Articles, Life Coaching.



“What I know for sure is that when you declutter,
whether it’s in your home, your head, or your heart,
it’s astounding what will flow into that space and
enrich you, your life, and your family.”

— Peter Waisil

Have you ever felt so scattered and unfocused that you didn’t know what to do next? Or didn’t know what your heart was feeling or telling you? When things are cluttered, whether in your material world or your inner world, everything can feel out of order and hazy. You can’t find the words, the important paper or your favorite blouse you bought weeks ago. When this happens, I know I have not been paying attention and not taking care of things.

Being decluttered takes constant vigilance. You must continually put everything in its place and get rid of what you do not need. Things have energy that will drain you. Have you ever spent a day purging what is no longer needed and afterwords you feel a lightness and clarity again?

The same thing happens in your heart, mind and emotions. How many old beliefs, stories and attitudes are you holding on to that no longer serve you and are draining your happiness, joy and creative energy? Thoughts, like things, have energy attached to them that will bring your vibration up or down or completely stagnate you. You know what I mean, don’t you?

Pay attention to what you say and what you believe. Is it serving you or is it an old habit weighing you down? Take inventory of old stories that keep you from creating new ones in present time. Get rid of old clothes, papers, clutter. You will be amazed at the sense of getting rid of the past that opens up many more possibilities for the present and future. You will feel free and your energy level with be boundless.

What are you waiting for? Take inventory today and declutter your life.

Steps to take:

1.  Sit down and journal beliefs or old stories you tell that do not serve you any longer. Replace them with beliefs that do serve you now.

2.  Clean out one drawer or closet or space every week until everything is current and decluttered.

3.  Be mindful of what you chose to think or add to your material space. Ask yourself “Does this bring me joy of any kind? Does it add to or take away from my happiness?”

4.  Notice how this opens up energy for clarity and a more positive outlook.


Posted on August 11, 2018 and filed under Life Coaching.

interview :: moms living the dream life

My friend Sophia Makris is interviewing mompreneurs living the dream life. This interview series is your chance to get to know 21 moms as they share their journey on how they created their dream life while still raising a happy family and building their dream business. Register to listen to the series including Terry's interview with Sophia.

I want you to meet my friend Sophia Makris who is a certified success coach and happily married mother of three!

Sophia was always non-stop, following her heart, making instant decisions towards her destiny and always saying YES to her DREAMS.

It all changed when she became a mom. She began to play it safe and say no to her dreams by putting everyone else first which only led to depression. Sound familiar?

It was when she came across her mentor and success coach that she found her true identity again and stopped playing the negative story in her head that told her, "you are a mom now and you should focus on only that, not your dreams."

While Sophia's children where 7, 5 and 6 months old she said YES to her desires by going for her Success Coach certification. She had to figure out how to create the family and life vision she always wanted. Sophia cracked the code and figured out how to manage her family and her business while still taking care of herself.

That's why she decided to interview 21 Mompreneurs who are already raising a happy family, building their dream business and living their DREAM life (including me!!).

This masterclass is called Moms Living the Dream Life: How to raise a Happy Family while Building the Business of your Dreams!

Because you're a valued member of my community, I have a complimentary ticket for you to watch these amazing interviews from the comfort of your home. It's really easy to tune in, simply register here to get access:

This is for moms that have that burning desire to create more in their life. The moms that believe they have so much to give, but don’t know where to start.

Here’s what you'll get out of this interview series:

  • How to plan your day based on yours and your family needs
  • How to maintain a great relationship with your husband
  • What is the mindset needed and how to take that next step towards your dream life
  • The importance of self-care
  • How to spend quality time with your children so they don’t feel neglected and how to not feel guilty for not being with them 24/7
  • How to inspire your children and build a healthy relationship with them
  • How to outsource responsibilities so you can create more space for your family and life vision
  • How to fill your home with more love, support and empowerment

And so much more….

Knowing how busy you are as a mom, these interviews are short and to the point.

I am so excited that I have a complimentary ticket for you to attend from your home, your office/work or on the road

— Terry

terry's TEDx talk is live!

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Permission To Be Courageous
Terry Sidford

Certified Life Coach, author and speaker Terry Sidford, spent years working with women in all walks of life and was astounded by the courage and valor they demonstrated daily; even though they never saw themselves as courageous. Terry shares the insights gained from her research collected from 100 women, as well as experiences from her own life, and encourages women to give themselves permission to tell their own stories, stand tall, be proud, and not feel alone. Her talk gives us all the inspiration to discover and celebrate our own courage. As a dual-certified life coach by Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation. Terry’s life’s purpose is to clear away the darkness that prevents individuals from seeing their own unique paths to achieving their dreams. For the past eighteen years she has helped people reach their highest potential so that they may live their lives to the fullest. Terry has spent over half her life acquiring the knowledge and experience that qualify her to guide others. The acquisition of those experiences is the basis for her book One Hundred Hearts: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Lived Them, a collection of stories of female courage in the face of adversity. A sought-after speaker, Terry is also a certified Passion Test facilitator, accredited Pilates instructor, and author of a popular newsletter that showcases her personal experiences and insights. The mother of two grown sons, Terry lives with her husband in Park City, Utah.

Posted on June 13, 2018 and filed under Video, Life Coaching, TEDx Talk.

join terry at TEDx Twin Falls!

TEDx Twin Falls is quickly approaching
on Saturday, April 14th

To say I am excited to be one of their speakers is an understatement. Five years ago, I had an idea that I wanted to share with as many people as possible. I thought writing a book would be one way to do this, and followed by a speech that would support the message in my book. I NEVER in my wildest dreams thought I could write a book, given that I was never a good speller and English was my least favorite subject. I had some dear friends show up that convinced me to give it a try and that they would be there to help me out. 

It took a lot of courage, and literally taking it one day and one step at a time, until I was finished and published "One Hundred Hearts.”  I truly want you to know YOU CAN do what you think is the impossible with help from others and never giving up. Taking this experience of publishing a book and speaking to large groups of women, I thought In the back of my mind  “I wonder if I could possibly do a TEDx talk?”.  I mustered up my courage and worked on my speech and prepared myself to search for TEDx talks that had a theme to match my idea or message. I started researching TEDx events all over the country and saw that Twin Falls, Idaho, theme matched perfectly with my message. Their theme is "Way. Shape. Form."

My idea is to give ourselves permission to make a shift from being ashamed and embarrassed by our stories to finding strength and courage from our stories. We are the only ones that can give ourselves permission to look into our past and mine courage from it.  When we empower ourselves to see our own courage and bravery, we help others do the same. 

Change the WAY you look at your stories, and SHAPE the present to FORM your future with courage and heart.

Stay tuned to Create Your Life Coaching for the release of my video TEDx talk “Permission to be Courageous.”

Dreams do come true,

There are still tickets available for the Twin Falls TEDx.

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Go to TEDx Twin Falls Facebook page to see the speaker line up.

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Posted on April 5, 2018 .

feb 10 / dolly's book signing / park city utah

Join us at Dolly's Bookstore on February 10, 2018, when Park City's own Terry Sidford will reveal stories of ordinary women who found extraordinary courage in the face of heartbreak and peril. Collectively, they inspire you to appreciate the courage you demonstrate in your own life. Journey with them through the pages of One Hundred Hearts.

Posted on January 7, 2018 .