Sedona Mindfulness & Meditation Programs and Retreats
“Chess brings a certain calm and caring and nonjudgmental presence to his work that I, as a man, find to be very inspirational and positively disarming. I never feel that I have to pretend to be anyone other than who I really am, even when I’m feeling quite vulnerable. He asks the right questions at the right time and in such a way that allows me get past my old stories and take action on possibilities that I never even knew existed.”
Working with Chess is truly a gift. With his compassionate wisdom and amazing clarity, Chess has guided me to discover the common threads underneath my thoughts and belief patterns that kept me feeling anxious and limited.
The work is freeing, and has rather quickly allowed me to embrace a new sense of self-love and confidence that I carry out into every aspect of my life. It is relieving, exciting and expansive all at the same time. I’m very grateful for Chess.
Educator and Administrator
“Working with Chess exceeded all expectations. Each discussion had a very unique and organic feel to it. He sought to understand me on a deeply personal level, and helped me understand what was most important to me moving forward. He helped me make difficult life decisions with a sense of peace and confidence.”
“I more than enjoy our sessions, they are fantastic.
The work we did last week ignited a huge shift inside me.
I am immensely grateful for your ability to listen and to see me so clearly. Everyone deserves to feel this radiant, clear and focused.”
“My time with Chess in Sedona was
I came away from the retreat with a
profound connection to my deepest
and truest nature.
I encourage anyone who wants to
transform their lives through expanded
consciousness to book a private retreat
with Chess and push through to a whole
new level of awakening.”
“I was open to the possibility and challenge of a new direction in my life, but was not expecting the profound positive changes via coaching with Chess. Career opportunities have opened up, friendships have deepened and my view of the world is more in line with my core values.
Chess has a gentle and professional coaching style that is a perfect balance of compassion and directness. He has an ability to ask enlightening questions and provide strategies that facilitate a person’s innate ability to guide their choices. His style has been perfect for me and I highly recommend him!”
Music Teacher and workshop facilitator
“My work with Chess has blown me away while it has simultaneously blown open all sorts of possibilities in my life. Chess get’s right to the heart of the matter so that we get the most use of our time together. When I try to keep things “safe” and try to deal with the surface issues, Chess jumps in, dives deep and get’s us right to the more foundational issue that ultimately gets me the hell out of my own way.”
“When I started working with Chess I experienced amazing breakthroughs that I hadn’t been able to reach any other way. Words of praise cannot begin to express the accolades he deserves. Unbounded gratitude fills my heart when I thank him. With Chess’ guidance, my life path looked more inviting, more joyful, and more hopeful despite a host of life conditions that presented great difficulty.”
I wanted to let you know I have been very committed to my practice, all that you recommended in just that one powerful session has been tremendously helpful and effective.
Fitness and Performance Coach
”I came to Chess paralyzed with doubt and uncertainty. Never had life felt so confusing and out of control. Chess not only got me back on track, he helped my accelerate my life into realms of possibility that had always seemed impossible before. From desperation to excitement in such a short amount of time!”
“I am constantly amazed at the resources you so spontaneously bring to the coaching sessions…
Thank you SO much! It is always an uplifting pleasure to have conversations with you. You are very good at what you do.”
“Chess, you have come to my rescue multiple times both on a personal and professional level over the years. You have provided me with the guidance and tools needed to help me through my transformations in life and coach me down my new path. I am so grateful for you - thank you for helping me discover my self love and life purpose."
“Chess is a gifted and intuitive guide who helps me shift out of limited thinking and into big possibilities where I’m able to live closer to my desires and my truth.
His true dedication to my progress makes our sessions a welcome challenge while his kindness and quick wit keep it gentle, human and joyful. And, in my experience, results can come surprisingly quickly.”
Producer & Product Manager
“That was a great session this week. It’s amazing how I can’t see those old patterns and how they’ve been holding me back. When that old pattern dissolved this week, I felt like my whole life opened up. I’m both excited and nervous, and I like it.”
Nursery Owner & Garden Goddess
Working with Chess is an immensely worthy and valuable investment in yourself!
Chess helped me move from my initial desire to build a new career to moving full speed ahead in my wonderful new career. I have completely removed blocks that held me back from fully believing in myself and my creative abilities.
I highly recommend working with Chess if you want to powerfully expand or create any area of your life.
Parent Educator & Family Enrichment Coach
“During our session, the mental images and feelings that came up in my body were so profound and are helping me step (FLY!) off the ledge and into my life…Fully. Thank you!!”
Health Coach and Healer
“Throughout our work together I was able to deepen my truths, dissolve my limiting stories and build a strong foundation of belief in myself. Most powerful was shining a light on my true skills, talents, and all the things that fully inspire me. I’m now creating the bigger, better, beautiful life that’s possible for me. Chess holds THE most empowering, supportive, accepting and honoring space wherein anything feels, and is, possible.”
Graphics and Creativity Genius
“In a short amount of time I went from being a bit lost and mostly disconnected from my life to being clear, focused, inspired and charging ahead into my bright future. It hasn’t always been easy, but Wow, what a worthwhile ride”
Teacher & Youth Empowerment Coach
“It’s amazing how much your life can change in an hour. I entered my life coaching session with a sense of openness, yet an awareness that having a dream doesn’t make it come true. Chess was a great listener who was able to capture the essence of my thoughts and emotions and steer them in a meaningful direction.
He engaged in the coaching session with creative techniques that helped me hear and translate my authentic voice into achievable steps and embark on a path to reach my goals. If you are planning a coaching session with Chess, prepare to stir up your soul’s desire and be ready to move towards the change you want!”
Psychotherapist, Professor & Yoga Teacher
“Feeling extra grateful this morning for my coaching call with Chess Edwards as he took me on an amazing journey to see where I was still holding on to the ‘shoulds’ that kept me from truly living and loving my authentic self. I highly recommend his clear, nurturing, and expert guidance.”
“Chess has a way of artfully examining where I’m not stepping into my full potential while simultaneously inspiring me to be a better, healthier and more courageous man. I always come away from one of our sessions with a clear idea of what actions I need to take and what ways of thinking I need to adjust to be more successful. Since working with Chess, my business has increased more than it has in the past 5 years”
Real Estate Genius
“Trapped, stuck and confused, I was scared to death to finally go for my life purpose that I’d been avoiding for most of my adult life. Chess helped me see how and where I was holding myself back so that I could clearly see the wonderful road forward. I am well on my way to creating the life that I’ve always wanted, but never thought I could have.”
“Thank you Chess for helping me see and embrace my dreams as actually being possible. I feel a freedom I’ve never felt before. Thank you. I can’t wait to take the next step, and the next, and the next. Bring it on.”
While Chess was coaching me, I experienced so much clarity and the process was so much fun! Prior to the coaching I was struggling with finding a way to talk about what I do in my business with executive clients in an elevated and authentic way.
By the end of our session I had a number of new strategies I felt comfortable using and experienced more confidence in my ability to relate to new clients. Chess was masterful at asking me the right questions and moving me toward my goal through discovery and committed action.
Executive Coach and Consultant
"I just wanted to thank you once again for two amazingly powerful sessions that will undoubtedly move me along my spiritual journey."
Chess is a gifted guide who stands at the threshold and holds the door wide open for you. His approach is based on true authenticity; which pulls to the surface the stuff you need to see in a loving and safe way. My experience with Chess is a cherished flow of growth and transformation. I can only hope that others will allow the opportunity to work with such an amazing soul! Chess is the a unique being who brings light to all who he touches!
“I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so heard as I do when working with Chess. He creates a space that is both remarkably safe and richly challenging where I can really do the work I need to do to get clear on how to reach goals that used to scare me to death.” If you’re looking to make big moves and get on with your big dreams, I highly recommend working with Chess.”