“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.”

– Brené Brown

Life Coaching

Who is Life Coaching for?

  • You are likely seen as “successful” in many people’s eyes (you have an “awesome” job, relationship, life, etc.), and you are on the path that you are “supposed to be on.” But… you’re not feeling the way you thought you were “supposed to feel” (happy, fulfilled, etc.).
  • You feel stuck, and you’re not sure what to do about it. You may even feel afraid or guilty to admit that you’re not feeling awesome about your “awesome” life.
  • You’re capable. You’re really good at a lot of things, (Hint: just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you want to or are meant to be doing it).
  • You’re scared that making a change in your life or career means you have to “start over.”
  • You have very high expectations of yourself, and you are hard on yourself (and maybe even others). You want everyone to like you (or you’re at least aware of whether they do or not).
  • You might wake up feeling uninspired about going to work or taking on your day – you don’t feel “lit up.” You don’t feel like yourself, even though you might not even know what that looks or feels like, you just know you feel “off.”
  • You know that something needs to change but you have no idea where to start.
  • You might be hoping to “figure this out” or “fix it” somehow.

What you can Expect

  • You will feel sane, relieved, connected, energized, excited, hopeful, happy, fulfilled and at peace.
  • You will learn why you aren’t happy and fulfilled and why you’re feeling stuck. And the obstacles in your way (including people, situations, places, thoughts beliefs and actions) will fall away very quickly.
  • You will learn who you really are (not who you should be), what you really want (not what you should want), what you want to do (not just what you’re good at) and gain confidence and power in creating a life and career around that person and those desires.
  • You will learn how to get what you want and need without apology or compromise.
  • You will learn that you don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward and you can live without a plan. This may seem scary to you now (it was to me!), but it won’t soon.
  • You won’t feel alone any longer. You will have a coach, a sounding board, an accountability buddy, an advisor, an advocate, and a cheerleader.
  • You will experience change VERY quickly (usually, you’ll feel a lot of relief in the first session, or even just in our consultation).

How it Works

  • 3-9 months of weekly coaching. I work with clients for a minimum of 3 months because that is where lasting change really sets in, and my typical coaching relationship lasts about 6 months.
  • Coaching Format:
    • Four 50-minute phone sessions that will take place at a weekly recurring time.
    • Individual work to be completed between sessions
    • Email support during the week
  • Individual 90-minute Springboard Sessions are also available. These are most beneficial and relevant to individuals that are trying to make a big decision or understand a specific situation.
  • In addition to the above outlined coaching, I also offer assistance with Job Search needs including helping clients translate their key strengths and selling points in their resume, cover letters and interviews. Contact me to learn more about these services, which can be offered as part of a coaching package or independently.

I offer free 30-minute consultations to anyone interested in working with me. It gives me a chance to learn more about you and for you to learn more about me and how I work. It’s very important to me that it feels like a good fit for both of us. And, if I’m not the right coach or consultant for you (and I don’t claim to be right for everyone), I will happily refer you to someone that I think might be a better fit. So, let’s chat!

What is a Coach?

I am asked this question frequently and the answer to will differ depending on the coach you’re asking. Who I am as a coach is largely about my style (see above), but there are a few basic descriptions that can help…

A coach is just like an athletic coach. I am on your team. I am pushing you. I am supporting you. I am helping you to develop your strengths and unique gifts and working with you to overcome weaknesses and struggles. When you make a great play, I am proud of you and celebrate with you. When something goes awry, I’m there to help you see what’s going on, what is at the root of it, and how can we improve for the future.

Many people ask about the difference between a coach and a therapist. There are similarities and some big differences. My teacher, Dr. Martha Beck, describes a life coach as a counselor for people who don’t need therapy. She uses the following analogy: “A life coach is to therapist as a personal trainer is to a doctor. Therapists take mentally unwell people and get them healthy and coaches get mentally healthy people to very high performance.”A few other key distinctions between coaching (at least the way I coach) and therapy are:

  • Coaching is forward-focused. In my work with clients, obstacles may arise that are rooted in the past, and we will take a look at those and move through them. We focus on moving forward vs. focusing on or dwelling in the past.
  • Coaches can relate, which leads to a different kind of relationship. I do not have to keep my experiences out of our coaching sessions. I will be transparent, open and honest with you about what I’ve experienced as well as what I notice for you. This allows you to feel supported, heard and not alone.
  • Coaches push. I am not going to just listen. I am going to truly question you and help you make change.

Coaches are not experts, and I’m certainly not claiming to be one. I don’t have everything “figured out” or “mastered,” but I may be a few steps ahead of you in my own process and that’s what matters. I can relate to a lot of what you’re going through and I have both the experience and training to help you through it.

Curious about why I can relate so well, or how I got here?

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what clients have to say…