"Nothing happens by chance, my friend... " - Richard Bach, author
I work with clients one-on-one, but also use coaching in my communications and consulting work.
You might want to work with a coach if you:
Feel stuck, don't know what you want, or aren't sure how to get it
Set goals but struggle to achieve them
Have competing priorities and can't get traction on any one thing
Are afraid to change something you know you have to
Want to improve some area of your life
Those are just some of the reasons people come to coaching. It's all part of the condition we call being human. Coaching is a safe place to explore new ideas, try something different, and get access to the inner wisdom that most of us aren't very good at listening to.
To date, I've helped clients with relationships, work, loss, grief, decision-making, mindset shifting, navigating challenges, improving coping skills, acceptance, greater wellness, and generally getting to the root of any of those queries above.
Coaching: it's transformative.
Here's how I can help
Navigate. Coaching can help you navigate transitions on your ever-winding life journey. It's a safe place to identify goals, explore desires, dive into challenges, reconnect with your inner self, shed light on what's next, and chart your course.
Listen. My job is to listen deeply, watch for blind spots, check your focus, and help you align your values and desires. What "stories" do you tell yourself? How's your self-talk? Do your habits help or hinder you?
Clarify. A good coach is curious. Good questions help you see what you can't see--that "what you don't know you don't know" place and clarify what's most important.
Prioritize. You know you want a different result but how to do that isn't clear. Coaching can help you assess and reprioritize your choices to stop doing what drains you and do more of what inspires you.
Empower. Coaching empowers you to create the life you want while uncovering what gets in your way. You create your action steps based on what you're willing to stick with.
Why work with me?
Professional experience. I got my coaching credential in 2014, but some would say I've always coached. Changing perceptions and/or behavior is also what makes marketing and communications work, which is where I've spent the majority of my career.
Personal experience. A lifelong interest in personal growth, human potential, social structures, and mind/body wellness, along with major life hurdles and strong intuition, helped me develop my "soft" skills. You can read my personal take on things on my blog.
Training and credentials. I completed my training through Invite Change, a professional coach training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). This vigorous 16-month vocational program was both experiential and academic, resulting in certification from the ICF (see box for their Code of Ethics).
What coaching isn't
A key premise of coaching is that we are all whole, capable, resourceful, and creative. Coaching isn't a substitute for therapy or mentoring, although occasionally, there's overlap. Please see my "How Coaching Works" page for more information.
Ready to explore coaching? Send me a message.
*I work with clients to achieve overall wellness from a holistic perspective; if you need a dietician, nutritionist, or specific types of healthcare or bodywork, I am happy to offer referrals.
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Int'l Coach Federation (ICF)
Member since 2014