Meet Jody Pogo
Hi, I’m Jody Pogorzelski, better known by my friends, cohorts, and business connections as “Jody Pogo”. I’m a GenXer who lives in a little house on a creek, with my four kids (a twenty something Millennial and three cats). Aside from singing loudly in my car, my all-time favorite thing to do is dance. And, I drink teas and tisanes pretty much all day long.
For nine years I ran a small life coaching and speaking business called “Finding You”. My intention in starting it was to guide others into living more passionate, authentic, joy-filled lives. Many of my clients will tell you, I know my stuff and have served them well. As of September 2022, I relaunched my business under the name, SELF Uncovery. It is a culmination of my many years of coaching and life experiences. Ultimately, it allows me to bring all my gifts to the table to help others.
As a young girl, however, my interest was mainly in creative expression. I wanted to be an entertainer. Whether it was singing, dancing, or acting, I saw myself one day being on TV for all the world to see. I also had a thing for teaching. Whenever I discovered something or learned a skill, I couldn’t wait to share it with others. These things still ring true today. Those desires took me from earning a bachelor’s degree in the Fine Arts in 2001 to co-founding and performing in a small-town community arts group from 2015 to present. They also had me running around from city to town, offering workshops and doing public speaking on joy, passion, self love, and life balance. While I’ve slowed down over the last couple of years, to regroup, redefine, and affirm my own passions. joys, and balance, I feel like I am just getting started.
I have almost a half a century of life experience in relationships, people watching, technical advances, education, and jobs ranging from factory to fast food to hotel housekeeping to data entry. I even spent a few months training to be a part-time ballroom dance teacher until a full-time customer service gig showed up. The past 20+ years have been laced in office management for alternative health care clinics. From wild nights living in the big city, to cozy hibernation in a small town, my life has been anything but boring. I’ve always found ways to love what I do; and when I could no longer say or feel that, I moved on. What I know is:
The possibilities in this life are endless.
In 2010, I had a major health scare that knocked me to the floor (literally). While it took the wind out of my sails in one aspect, it also breathed new life into me in others. I call it the cosmic 2×4 that woke me up to me. I had been stressed and overwhelmed in all areas of my life for quite some time. Single parenting, roller coaster relationship, struggling at work, financial hardship, and saying yes to everyone but me were parts of the script I had been acting out. My body no longer wanted to play on this stage. This was the “aha” moment where I could either do a long, drawn out death scene or get up off the floor and figure out how I was going to dance through the next stages of my life. I chose to start letting things go and got to work rewriting and changing the script. Tapping into all aspects of my character: body, mind, spirit, heart, soul, I started uncovering who I really was, what I desired, and how I wanted to show up in the world. Learning to become the heroine of my own life story certainly was not easy, yet it was (and still is) well worth the time, effort, highs, lows, frustrations, tears, “aha” moments, and laughs I have experienced along the way.
My biggest discovery was that I am, and always have been, worth it.
This is why I write. This is why I coach. This is why I act silly to get others to lighten up. Life has the potential to be a bitch or a beach, all in the same week. It really does matter what you focus on and how you respond. Are we humans having spiritual experiences, or spirits having human experiences? Pffft! Who cares. It’s all about balance. My hope is that simply by being me and sharing what I know and love, I can offer some inspiration to those who are seeking to live a little more passionately, authentically, joyfully, or even peacefully. After all, we are all on this crazy planet together, why not share some tears and laughs along the way?
“SELF Uncovery” Life Coaching:
I create a space of peace and security within each session to allow my clients to go deep within to release old fears, find what they are truly passionate about and move forward with purpose and clarity. My main mission is to create a re-connection within the individual to bridge the gaps between their inner and outer self, so that they can begin to live a life that feels authentic for them. I help my clients “Find” themselves by helping them to reconnect at the core of who they truly are, reclaim their voice and power so they can regain a strong sense of themselves again.
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Touted as being “Engaging”, “Awesome”, “Outstanding” and “Inspirational” by audience members, I bring my own unique, approachable, gentle, enjoyable, fun and effective style to the stage. Touching on humor, love, self-empowerment, and passion, my mission is to inspire people to live the passionate, authentic, joy-filled life they really want to live.
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