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Meena Singh‘s nonprofit coaching organization, In Awe Foundation Inc., recently sponsored a very successful fundraiser. The mission of the Foundation is to empower individuals afflicted with abuse or addiction and to help them rebuild their lives through life coaching. Specifically, through abuse and addiction recovery coaching, the nonprofit is designed to renew confidence for those struggling, to support them to take action, and to integrate the pay-it-forward model, encouraging clients to aid others with similar challenges. Read more about Meena and her foundation HERE.

In an article about the difficulties of working from home, Neil Cooper offered advice for those who are stuck in “guilt.”
Click HERE to read the article.Rachel O’h-Uiginn‘s client wrote about her experiences coaching with Rachel, whom she calls “Millennial guru.” See how she was transformed from skeptic to believer, HERE. And last, but not least, Beverly Buncher, who specializes in coaching addicts and their families, was featured in the following article; you can read it HERE.Congratulations to Meena, Neil, Rachel, and Beverly!
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             – Become an Awesome Leader


<Clinton, NJ >

InAwe Foundation ( on Monday
October 22 will present an exciting workshop for leaders in the business community on “Enthusiasm in Action through coaching” at the Clinton Firehouse from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Corporate executives, human resource managers, and senior level management can reduce their own stress and strengthen relationships with their employees by utilizing our highly successful approach to develop and implement our uniquely innovative team building workshops.

The workshop will be at the Clinton Firehouse at 1 New Street in Clinton, NJ and was created to help executives and managers become better leaders by learning techniques to understand stress, how to address employees who are having problems and to help them balance work and personal life which will support them develop an “enthusiastic” approach to life.


More information and reservations: ( )


In Awe Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) focused on empowering individuals afflicted with abuse and/or addiction to re-build their lives; to bring hope and awareness through action into the surrounding communities; and to become a catalyst for change at every level in worldwide multi-cultural societies.


For more information or to interview In Awe Foundation, a non-profit 501(C) 3 Tax ID 61- 1658271


please contact Meena Singh at 973.440.8427 .

In Awe

Coaching presents:

Inspirational speakers

on Oct. 16


HOPATCONG – To create awareness, educate others, and raise funds to build coaching centers for individuals afflicted with abuse and/or addiction within surrounding communities, In Awe coaching invites you to a special program on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. at the Hopatcong Civic Center. It’s at 32 Lakeside Blvd.


Guest speakers will include Chris Curran, author of “Leap Beyond Your Limits” and founder and president of Goal Ability!; Diana Perez, “jolliologist” certified laughter Yoga leader, owner of Laughter Heart; and Marlene J. Waldock, founder of “Because We Are Women,” former co-hostess on News 12 New Jersey. She’s also a poetess and owner of 1st Impression Communications.


Admission will cost $10; there is no charge for children.




The New Jersey Herald



STANHOPE — For the first seven years of her marriage, one Stanhope woman was subject to mental, physical and emotional abuse.

To cope with her anguish and the shame of a failed marriage — as a woman of Asian-Indian descent, she would be shunned as a divorcee —
Meena Singh turned to alcohol.


onprofit is designed to renew confidence for those
struggling, support them to take action, and to integrate the pay-it-forward model, encouraging clients to aid others with similar

Barbara Adolphe, executive director of the Center for Prevention and Counseling in Newton, said one in four children is living with a
parent who abuses alcohol.

“That in and of itself speaks volumes,” Adolphe said. “Because alcohol is not even viewed really as a drug by most people and because it is
so commonly used and abused, many times it’s hard for people to understand when they’ve had enough.”

Singh said the goal of In Awe Foundation Inc. is to “recover and discover.”

“Research has shown, although we think heroin use is worse in urban areas, it’s worse in rural areas. In our county, the abuse of alcohol
and prescription drugs and the use of marijuana and heroin are pervasive and they are all real problems here,” Adolphe said.

Singh said, “Coaching is the modality that I want to use for treatment for individuals afflicted with abuse and addition (rather than other
forms of treatment like counseling or therapy).”

Speaking from her own experiences, Singh noticed that most counseling centers and shelters allowed abused women to see themselves as
victims. She said the philosophy of victimization was offered by her counselors and written in all the literature she reviewed.

“It was everywhere,” she said. “But I don’t believe we are necessarily victims. We choose our surroundings, we make choices and decisions
to be in certain relationships.”

“Victimization is just a word,” she said. “You can make the choice today to leave. There are a ton of (support) resources.”

Additionally, Singh said counseling allowed people to vent, but didn’t give “homework” to clients in order for them to progress and grow as
coaching does.

In Awe Foundation Inc. hosted its first fundraiser Oct. 16 with the ultimate goal of raising money to provide life coaching and build life
coaching centers in the area. Singh hopes the first center will be

located in Flanders, where she has already eyed an unused building.

“It’s all about action,” Singh said. “Coaching makes you do things. It’s a form of accountability.”

The special fundraiser program featured meditation, laughter yoga and guest speakers like Chris Curran, author of “Leap Beyond Your Limits”
and founder and president of Goal Ability!; Diana Perez, a self-titled “jolliologist,” a certified laughter yoga leader and owner of
Laughter Heart yoga; and Marlene J. Waldock, founder of Because We Are Women and former co-host on News 12 New Jersey.

Guest speaker Christine Overton, Ph.D., also offered meditation targeted at those afflicted with abuse or addiction, a technique she finds
helpful during the healing process. Overton is the first female resident and chief executive officer of the Hanover Area Chamber of

“With everything I’ve seen around the world, it’s my responsibility as a leader of New Jersey to support the community with programs to
produce sober, stable citizens and help to highlight the need for community programs that produce safe environments for men, women and
children,” Overton said.

In Awe Foundation Inc. will present four “mastermind sessions” beginning Monday, Nov. 28. The group coaching sessions are geared toward
afflicted persons with the goal of passing along their knowledge to others faced with similar tribulations. The sessions will be held each
Monday; the final one will be held Dec. 19.

“It’s about helping other people who are like me,” Singh said.

If you’re interested

For more information about In Awe Foundation Inc. or its upcoming “mastermind sessions” for group abuse and addiction recovery, or to
donate to the new nonprofit, visit Created: 10/26/2011 | Updated: 10/27/2011

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