What is Life Coaching?
Coaching provides a safe and stimulating environment to spur personal growth. Coaching helps you identify and remove the obstacles to your success, and allows you to create actionable plans with detailed steps for achieving your goals. The coaching process nurtures you and helps you maintain accountability to make dynamic adjustments that sustain your advancement.
My approach to coaching helps you gain Insight into your intention, motivation, and goals, as well as the obstacles that keep you from achieving what you want. You will experience a safe environment to explore all your thoughts and questions without judgment. When you find yourself stuck, you will receive compassionate encouragement to face your fears, as well as science-based techniques to resolve and overcome emotional blocks. I help you create a sequential plan so you aren't overwhelmed and can take it one step at a time, building confidence and increasing initiative. Using a holistic approach allows you to learn the skills and tools to understand and manage your whole self, which you leverage to successfully complete your plan and action steps. My clients delight in experiencing greater satisfaction and joy in their life. You can too!
In Person or Online Video
Coaching is provided in-person or online at the pace you need based on your goals. Often we meet more in the beginning and then dial back once you're working through your plan. Online coaching provides a high level of flexibility and convenience so you don't have to leave the office or home and spend time driving. Additionally, video coaching can be provided anywhere in the world as long as our schedules sync up!
What can Coaching help with?
Coaching helps anywhere you want or need to experience personal growth. Common examples are:
- Identifying & Accomplishing Personal Goals
- Managing Stress
- Creating Work-Life Balance
- Increasing Self-Esteem
- Improving Family and Friend Relationships
- Developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Successful Transitions (new parents, new relationships, new job)
- Sustainably Living with Purpose and Joy
Whatever your goal is, Coaching can help you reach it. For more information on each topic, scroll down to learn more in my Areas of Expertise below.
How is Therapy different from Coaching?
Therapy is for resolving a specific crisis or for managing an ongoing difficult diagnosis or situation. Coaching is for improving quality of life and achieving your goals. Clients often make the transition from healing therapeutic work to energetic goal-oriented coaching after a stable foundation for impactful development has been laid.
If you're still not sure which approach you need, the best way to find out is to schedule a free phone call.
What to Expect
Initial Phone Consultation
We will talk for 20-minutes on the phone to help you figure out if I can best meet your needs at this time. If I think there may be someone better suited to help you, I will refer you to another qualified and respected professional.
Before the First Appointment
Once an appointment has been scheduled, I will email a confirmation along with necessary forms for you to complete online before your first appointment. The registration covers information I need to allow us to successfully work together. It will include contact and background information, your coaching goals, as well as provide you more details about my business practices and policies.
The First Appointment
We typically spend 75 minutes together to review your expectations, discuss your coaching needs, and most importantly allow time for us to get to know each other and create a working relationship. If you need additional time, you may extend your first appointment up to 120 minutes for a prorated fee based upon availability. Some clients really enjoy having an extended first meeting because they are eager to get started and able to quickly digest a large amount of information to create an immediate action plan. For other clients, taking the time to savor the exploration process is equally valuable. There is no right way, just Your way!
Follow Up Appointments
When we decide to work together, we will schedule meetings based on your needs, goals, and capacity for change. I provide my professional expertise and suggest a pace of meetings that will work best to promote your resilience and healthy development.
A typical model for coaching is to meet once a week for 60 minutes for the second and third meetings. Then based on your input and feedback, your coaching schedule may be adjusted. It is important to keep in mind that in the beginning, consistent appointments are needed to drive foundation setting and goal creation. Once your project is underway, appointments may be scheduled every 2-3 weeks or even once a month.
Schedule you FREE Phone Consultation so we can discuss your needs or goals. I look forward to meeting with you soon!
Areas of Expertise
- Assertiveness & Negotiation
- Career Planning & Growth
- Emotions & Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Family & Marriage
- Finances & Budgeting
- Identity Issues
- Mindfulness & Meditation
- Motivation & Time Management
- Multicultural Families
- Self-Esteem Challenges
- Stress Management
- Transitions (Personal & Professional)
- Sustainable Living with
Purpose & Joy
- Work-Life Balance
Areas of Expertise
Living with atypical neurology is personally and professionally complicated and challenging. Understand the neuroscience of your unique brain to support you in experiencing more stability and connection though establishment of successful routines and life rhythms, as well as other holistic lifestyle changes.
Assertiveness & Negotiation
Knowing how to speak up and discerning when to do so are essential skills in navigating life’s relationships and expectations. You experience confidence when you know your needs and have the ability to express them to others. You create relational safety through healthy boundaries, which allows you to set expectations and promotes appropriate flexibility and collaboration.
Career Planning & Growth
Whether or not you’re in your dream job right now, the reality is the long term landscape of careers has changed. It’s highly likely you will change jobs more often than in previous generations, and be motivated by a desire to engage in meaningful impact driven work. Understanding your personality, skills, interests, and next steps will help you pursue learning and work experiences that enable satisfying engaging productivity.
If only communicating was just about using the right words at the right time. In fact, verbal communication only makes up 10% of an interaction. Learning to understand and use non-verbal communication skills increases your ability to communicate effectively with others, positively impacting your relationships at home and at work.
Emotions & Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
An accurate and science-based understanding of emotions and feelings is absolutely essential for healthy identity, relationships, and careers. Our emotions and feelings are often misunderstood and thus mishandled. Learn the science of emotions to empower you to more effectively manage yourself, and your personal and professional relationships.
Family & Marriage
Every family comes with its own unique set of unspoken rules and expectations based upon each partner’s childhood family experiences. The experience of parenting and marriage can be far more satisfying when partners proactively create the marriage and family culture they want by working through their hidden assumptions and issues, and applying positive parenting approaches.
Finances & Budgeting
Money is an issue ripe with underlying psychological impact. Your beliefs and assumptions about money, value, and worth can impact how you spend, save, and share. When you have a healthy relationship with money, it no longer controls you and instead becomes a tool to help you accomplish your goals.
Who have I been? Who am I now? Who do I want do be? Who do others assume I am? Who do I project myself to be? Who am I afraid of becoming? These are all aspects of exploring your identity and determining the most authentic, integrated, and powerful way to live your life.
Mindfulness & Meditation
Learning to train the mind and its fluctuating thoughts is as useful and powerful as training your body for healthy living and physical challenges. Meditation and mindful living can improve your life in a myriad of ways such as increased focus, increased equanimity, decision making clarity, deeper enjoyment and satisfaction of ordinary living or challenging circumstances.
When you procrastinate indefinitely or can’t meet your goals, you often will question your motivation, intention, and even your self-esteem. Peel away the layers of self-deception and fear to reveal your authentic desires and hopes to free you to begin with fresh energy and excitement. Genuine insight enables you to take appropriate action.
Increase your ability to live effectively in a multicultural society by exploring and understanding yourself and the Other. Conscientious investigation of both the positive easy aspects of differences, as well as the challenging gut-wrenching parts that disappoint and hurt is crucial to working through division and creating collaboration and community.
When relationships are unfulfilling, unsettling, and disappointing, you feel the negative impact on many other aspects of your life. Everyone longs for genuine connection and belonging, and we seek to find these experiences through interactions with others. Understanding the science of relationships helps you improve the quality of your connections at home, work, and in the world.
Self Esteem Challenges
It’s impossible to believe in or love yourself when you fail to meet your expectations of who you “should" be. To set yourself free and embrace your most authentic beloved self you will need to examine your beliefs, understand the origin of these ideas, and challenge your perspective, attitude, and choices with a loving compassionate mindset.
Almost everyone arrives at a moment in their life when they ask “Is this all there is to my life?” You wonder about your place and purpose in this world in your relationships and career choices. You want to understand how to live a meaningful life that has a broader perspective than just you and your concerns. Examining your underlying value systems and clarifying what drives you to connect, achieve, and share will increase your life satisfaction and efficacy.
Using the science of the body and brain, you can learn to understand and manage your stress in a healthy productive way. Stress is not a given, nor is it healthy when experienced all the time. By learning to identify and understand your stress triggers, you can adopt lifestyle changes to decrease your stress, increase your resilience, and expand your capacity to solve problems and cope with disappointments.
Are you frequently wondering where all your time disappears to? Our society currently prides itself on being “busy” no matter the unhealthy consequences you experience and see everywhere you look. You feel this internal pressure to run from task to task, meeting to meeting, without any opportunity to breathe. Learn how to prioritize your commitments, manage your schedule, collaborate and delegate to others, and ultimately say No to busyness to increase your quality of life and relationships.
Transitions (Personal & Professional)
Times of change are inherently unstable, unleashing doubts and stress. Examining all your thoughts and feelings a transition stirs ups provides a profound opportunity to experience deep transformation. By engaging consciously and purposefully with any transition you are making or will make, you can navigate the changes with more clarity, increased positive outcomes, and less regret. Common areas of transition are becoming a parent, entering into a new relationship or marriage, starting a new job or career.
Sustainable Living with Purpose & Joy
You know that burning the candle at both ends results in your own destruction, but you aren’t clear about how to stop the cycle of stress, work, family, and more stress. By learning and applying a science-based method of sustainable living, you will experience greater freedom, deeper purpose, and feel joy about your day to day life.
When work responsibilities and aspirations collide with life tasks and desires, it’s often life goals and needs that get sacrificed. Even though you know that more work isn’t the solution, you feel powerless to resist the unrelenting urgency that modern day technology driven life brings. Learning how to listen to yourself first, addressing the priorities that truly matter over a lifetime will help you prioritize, say no to more unfulfilling commitments, and create space for deeply satisfying authentic living.