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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 .

the confident woman interview series featuring terry!

terry sidford and harriet castle

Have you have reached that point in your life when you ask yourself, ¨Is this really it? Is this my life…..” you want more meaning and purpose as you go about your daily life but deep down you are scared that this is as good as it gets.

Here’s the thing. You’re not alone.

Harriet Castle, the host of the interview series I’m speaking at, has many clients come to her with exactly this. The feeling of being stuck, like there must be more (but no sign of it), working hard but not getting ahead. That the dream they had for their life when they were growing up, is nowhere to be seen.

That’s why she created this series, to help thousands of people around the world get access to tips, tricks, life hacks and good advice from leading global experts. Experts who are bestselling authors, elite athletes, TEDx speakers and more.

Because you are member of my community, you’re invited as a special guest! You’ll have access to hear me and many other experts, plus get the Free Gifts they will be sharing with you.

This can be your first step to reclaiming your power, and start living the life YOU WANT. Now!

Click the button below to gain access to get The Confident Woman strategies, tips, hints, and action steps before it’s too late! The series is easy to access, and runs from December 4th, and is designed to fit into your busy schedule as each session is only 30 minutes!


join me: permission to be courageous talk


Please join me for a women's gathering to hear my new talk "Permission to Be Courageous & Change Your Story." My goal is to inspire you to give yourself permission to find your courage in your life and to see inspirational courage in others.

I am working on a "keynote talk", and would like to share this event with an intimate circle of friends whom I love and trust, and celebrate the connection we all have as women.

We are limiting invitations to 50.
Light appetizers & wine to follow talk.

Thank you to OP Rockwell-Rockwell Room, Zenzee & Jafflz for sponsoring this event.

For more info go to our Facebook Event page >>

RSVP here >>


Posted on September 18, 2017 .

happy, healthy minds - part 1

Great news … I’m being published. 

Happy, Health Minds is being launched tomorrow on Amazon with a 3-day special (only AU$0.99 normally AU$9.99). The special starts tomorrow (Saturday) morning and ends Monday night  This eBook is created by Great Health Guide and is part of The Health Specialists’ Series.  So yep – just facts – no fads. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Here's a bit on the Health Specialist' Series

No matter who you speak to these days, everyone, even the dog, appears super busy, toiling away to get through their ever-growing to-do list, juggling life, family and work and wondering if they’ll be able to experience the luxury of having that little bit of time to themselves ever again.

If you’re more than a bit tired of feeling overwhelmed, overstretched or just plain exhausted, fear not, help is at hand in the form of Happy, Healthy Minds.

The last few decades have revealed a wealth of greater understanding of how the human brain works and of why we think and behave the way we do. But how is it possible to distinguish between the real science and neuromyth? Fake news is everywhere. Knowing what truly works to elevate mental performance, keeping us from flipping our lid, matters more today than ever before.

This is the reason why Happy, Health Minds has been created. By combining chapters from a number of recognised health professionals specialising in optimum brain function and psychology, this book can help you discover what it takes to maintain your cognitive and mental well-being to always function at your very best. I’m delighted to be one of the contributors.

Knowledge is power, and how you apply it is the spark to better thinking. As Jeffrey Eugenides, author of Middlesex wrote, ‘Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.’

Dr Jenny Brockis
Medical doctor best-selling author

Posted on June 25, 2017 and filed under Life Coaching, Articles.


Dear Friends,

Recently vulnerability has been showing up all over my life and in the lives of many people I know. So I am inspired to write about it.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”   — Brene Brown

Life is at best a test of our fortitude and ability to endure the many challenges it throws at us. There is, however, a gift presented in these challenges. It is the opportunity to be vulnerable. I have learned from my brilliant clients and my own life experiences and that this is where the gold within us lies.

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Many people see vulnerability as a weakness. We are raised to have a stiff upper lip and not show our emotions, our humanness or our feelings. People may think they will lose themselves, when in reality they will end up finding themselves. I believe that you become weak if you do not connect to your emotions and your heart. Vulnerability will point you in the direction of the place that is most sacred to you. Who you truly are can be found at the heart of your vulnerability.

Why are we afraid to feel vulnerable? Revealing our most sacred place by wearing your heart on our sleeve can be very uncomfortable. We all want to be seen and heard for whom we are. But we might be seen as weak or we may be misunderstood. It is difficult to let yourself, your true, deepest feelings surface and be shown, but it is necessary to learn who you are and to gain confidence in who you are.

I feel every emotion known to man and everyone else’s around me! There were times in my life that I did not want to feel everything. Particularly when I had lost everything I had to a con-artist boyfriend. I was living on my girlfriend’s couch with not a penny to my name. I buried my emotions so I would not feel the pain. What I realize now, is by not feeling the pain, I could not feel love and joy which is the core of who I am. I knew the most important thing I needed to do was to start feeling again.

The emotions of pain and joy are like two sides of a coin. On one side of the coin is pain; on the other, immense joy. These emotions connect to your soul. And you cannot feel one without feeling the other.

Here are some tools to help you feel all emotions:

1.  When feeling pain look it in the eye and feel it. If it is too overwhelming take a walk outside and come back to it when you are more calm. The trick is to also allow it to go away. If you hold onto it too long it is not healthy. What I have found is feeling it instead of burring it allows it to go away much faster.

2.  Create a support system for yourself so when you feel vulnerable, you have a safe place to be. Find a friend or a coach to allow you a safe environment.

3. Notice that when you allow yourself to be vulnerable and feel the array of emotions associated with vulnerability you feel more connected to YOU and can in turn feel more joy.

4.  Notice how you are allowing others to be more vulnerable the more vulnerable you are.

It takes courage to be human and to experience all of life which includes being strong, persistent, loving and vulnerable … all at the same time.

With love and appreciation,

Create Your Life Coaching has specific tools that can help with vulnerability issues, call or email today to book your complimentary session.



watch terry's courage talk


Terry Sidford's "Courage Talk" shares stories of ordinary women showing outstanding courage in difficult times. She also shares stories of her own life experiences where she somehow found courage to muster through. "Courage Talk" will inspire you to find courage in your own daily life and also see the inspirational courage in others so that you can encourage them.

Posted on February 25, 2017 and filed under Life Coaching, Video.