In this episode, we sit down with Teresa Gregg, a wonderfully passionate woman who, like Dr. Randall, is completely blind and, like Dr. Randall, stops at nothing to accomplish her goals in the spirit of helping others turn adversity into opportunity.
I was born with congenital glaucoma and uveitis. In my younger years I used large print and looked like Inspector Gadget with my hand-held magnifier. In 1993 I had my left eye removed due to the glaucoma and in 2013 my right eye also. I fell into depression after that surgery for two years. On the bright side, every five years I get to pick out a different eye color for my prosthetics.
I was tired of living in victim mode. I have always been a mentor and leader so becoming certified as a life coach was the next logical step. I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach with the certifications to assess/debrief with the Energy Leadership Index and Emotional Intelligence 2.0. In 2017 I won the Hadley School for the Blind Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship Program Grant to start my own coaching practice. It truly was a gift.
It is my vision to offer you endless positive possibilities for a heart centered energetic passion driven lifestyle. Working with families who have children with disabilities and being a liaison between the family and their IEP team is rewarding. Partnering with the schools for the blind in workshops regarding social interactions, rec and leisure, self-advocacy, self-determination and Human Growth Development and Sexual Education is a passion for me. Helping others understand their sexuality and social and emotional skill sets is the best gift I can offer those with a visual impairment.
For more information on Teresa and her organization, please visit Lumine Your Way.