Professional Recovery Coach | Trauma Facilitator | Athlete | Survivor | Storyteller | Visionary

If you are looking to find passion and purpose and you are willing to reinvent yourself after an addiction, a trauma, a crisis or life changing experience, iEvolve Recovery Coaching will guide you to a place of wellness, where you will discover a space to reach inside and access your inner wisdom. ~Charissa Balman

Meet Charissa

If you are looking to find passion and purpose and you are willing to reinvent yourself after an addiction, a trauma, a crisis or life changing experience, iEvolve Recovery Coaching will guide you to a place of wellness, where you will discover a space to reach inside and access your inner wisdom.  

iEvolve was founded by Charissa Balman a Professional Recovery Coach, Trauma Facilitator, Athlete, Survivor, Storyteller and Visionary. Charissa has coached many individuals find their Recovery Capital, embarking on a journey of discovery and have a fulfilling future. The practice of Recovery Coaching also encompasses working with people close to individuals experiencing difficulty and moving them forward in life with honesty, open mindedness, willingness, integrity and courage. Charissa has her own recovery experience and offers families invaluable tools to cope in crisis, chaos and conflict.

Charissa works with various models of coaching within the systemic model of detrimental behaviours. She likes to give her clients valuable tools to work and empower themselves with. Creates solution focused recovery and promotes sustainable recovery and wellness. Helps all members within the family structure to heal, come out of isolation and offers a deep compassion and understanding to the challengers they face through substance and behaviour misuse or addiction, social and family breakdown, chronic illness, trauma depression and mental illness.

Charissa specializes in trauma and uses a method called Traumatic Incident Reduction which is aimed specifically at addressing the painful and persistent effects of past traumatic incidents as well as themes that recur in people’s lives such as: unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes and pains. TIR takes the emotional charge away and assists people move to a place of wellness.

A strong connection with a coach can be an important element of an individual recovery process. We look at behaviour patterns, a recovery capital, goals, resources to support ongoing development and personal growth. Prepares us to engage with and address addictive behaviour, which exists in all of us. Charissa’s clients leave feeling empowered and hopeful and thriving as opposed to surviving. Let’s embark on a journey that takes you from recovery to discovery. 

Charissa is also the co-founder of Storylab where we believe that lives are changed through the power of sharing stories. My own experience of sharing my stories has helped me connect with myself in an honest and authentic way, which has ignited connection and transformation with others. My stories are unusual, unique, courageous and filled with strength and hope.

Talks By Charissa

Take Off Your Mask, Go Inside And Ignite Your Story

This talk will inspire you to uncover your stories and give you the tools to find the courage to share them. Your stories are the threads that when woven together form the fabric of your life with its imperfections, patterns, pains, and pleasure you are stronger because of your stories. They need to be spoken and heard.

We value every story as it reminds us how unique, fascinating, courageous, and fragile we all are.

In this talk, you will discover 8 tools to owning your story and being able to let go, forgive, love, and live a meaningful life that heals your heart and others.

By combining the tools of self-acceptance, trust, openness, being real, having a deep yearning, love, awareness, and bravery you will find yourself connecting with yourself and igniting your inner wisdom to tell your story.

What you can expect to take away:

  • True-life storytelling from beginning to end
  • Connection with one another through shared experiences
  • The gift of telling your story – STORYLAB
  • A desire to share your story and grow from the experience
  • Gratitude for a friendly, warm, intimate, honest, and life-affirming space.

Included:
Replay of Talk
Guest Speaker Presentation