“Each transition offers someone the opportunity to become a better version of themselves.”
Schaffer was quick to point out that it’s based on the idea of learning how to struggle well. While life transitions can indeed cause stress, it’s a matter of navigating the situation at hand with grace and confidence.
By The Coast News Group
Schaffer's sweet spot is helping women in transition thrive personally and professionally throughout their various life stages. For over a decade, Schaffer’s enthusiastic personality and engaging presentation style has inspired women to move from a life on autopilot into one that feels more meaningful, vibrant and full of color.
By Rancho Santa Fe Review
La Jolla native Ilene Schaffer (nee Ilene Brenner) is purposely and contagiously positive. So much so, that birds zipping by her dark blonde hair (and this reporter’s blonde locks) at the Pannikin Coffee House one afternoon is not only cause for a laugh-filled pause, but a helpful reminder that the birds are probably contributing to elevated cortisol levels. Schaffer has a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a focus in life transitions, and is a “positive psychology” practitioner and a firm believer in the therapeutic power of walking.
By Ashley Mackin-Solomon at La Jolla Light