Frances Gardening



You are meant to shine. Your light is your life’s purpose, your talents, your curiosities, and your calling. If you are lost, stuck, or merely searching for something to bring deeper meaning or true direction to your life, we can work together to find your answers  by recognizing and releasing old patterns and limiting beliefs that no longer serve you.

I am a certified Wayfinder master life coach. I’m also a writer, speaker, artist, and several other things, and my heart and soul shine through them all–even the ones I’m not that good at. Which is sort of the point. What I am good at is guiding you to your light and bringing your light to the world. And guess what: Who you really want to be, is who you really are.

want to talk?

Me too. Let’s connect for a free consult call. And trust that wherever you are on your path is where you are supposed to be. You’re right on time.

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Life Coaching

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Life Coaching

*Or tell me any area of your life you’d like to work on or gain insight into. Or do you just have a vague feeling that you are somehow missing your mark? That there is more meant for you? Or is there too much in your life and you’d like to simplify, clarify, and come into alignment with your essential and true self. The “living space tool” is a favorite of mine, but it is just one of many ways to gain practical yet powerful insight into what makes you who you are and how to get to who you want to be. Setting your intention is the first step. You don’t need to find the way, just a way. Read more about wayfinding and life coaching here, or Email me and/or, take me up on this… Take this 5-minute living space quiz, and I’ll do a complimentary 30-minute personal interpretation with you via phone or Zoom. It’s fun and it’s free.



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The Slough at Goleta Beach

Painting is such a treat for me. I work mostly in oil and watercolor, and I do sell my work. Follow my journey Around the World in 80 Paintings , and you can see more of my work here and occasionally on my Instagram. I also host painting workshops taught by highly respected professionals.


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January 31-February 28, 2023


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An organized etagere is a beautiful thing…

This tremendously popular  5-session live, virtual workshop will be lead again by Life Organized founder Barbara Reich and me, and is the perfect way to begin your New Year and to lead the life you were meant to lead: clearly, beautifully, and clutter-free. Info and registration here. Questions in the meantime? Email me here








MAY 14-19, 2023


Frances Schultz painting en plein air in Provence.
Me, painting en plein air. Photo Jill Steenhuis

Is there a more picturesque, paint-worthy place in the world than the English Cotswolds? Not really a fair question, but you’ll be utterly charmed and delighted with this 4-day, small group workshop taught by English watercolorist Andrew Hucklesby and accompanied by me. We’ll stay at the wonderful and luxurious  Barnsley House, worth a trip in itself, but we will also visit nearby villages and sites. Details to come, and email me if you are interested. This trip will fill quickly. 











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Thank you for coming. Thank you for your presence. Thank you for your light. The world needs you.

Xox Frances

Frances Schultz