What are your office hours? Where do you work?
I'm available for convenient, effective coaching by phone or video chat on:
Mon & Wed 12 - 7
Tue & Thur 10 - 5
Fri noon to 4
If you live in or near Raleigh, NC, we can meet at Nest Raleigh at 414 Fayetteville Street, 4th floor.
How do I schedule?
You can book a free, introductory Clarity Call online here. If we feel we're a match and you choose me as your personal development coach, we'll book all subsequent calls directly.
What do I need to know about coaching by phone?
I recommend you use a headset or speakerphone so that you can be hands-free. Being hands-free will allow you to relax and pay attention to your thoughts, sensations and feelings. Also, please schedule at a time when you'll have privacy and be free of distractions.
What do I need to know about coaching by video?
Zoom is my preferred video platform because I feel it provides the best visibility. If, however, you'd prefer another end-to-end encrypted video platform like FaceTime, Signal, or What's App, just let me know. For our coaching conversations, please schedule at a time when you'll have privacy and be free of distractions.
How do you define woman?
I define woman as anyone who identifies as one.
What is a personal development coach?
"Personal development coach" is synonymous with "life coach." I choose to use the first term because it emphasizes being as foundational to doing.
So, what is a life coach? The International Coach Federation defines life coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
What is a "coaching container?"
For me, a coaching container is:
a safe, reflective space for another to clarify and speak their truth in
a respectful space that honors the body's wisdom
an artful, candid space that allows for shifts at the level of belief system
a spacious space that encourages another to birth a new level of awareness
a focused space that supports another to manifest something very meaningful to them
How is life/personal development coaching different from therapy?
As a coach I won't ask you to delve into your childhood story or help you try to resolve your past, as a therapist would. I also won’t help you neurologically process trauma, as a trauma therapist would. I will, however, hold space for any emotion that arises, and I'll help you shift the belief system that emotion has been projecting onto your world. I'll also help you become aware of the subtleties of the habit nature associated with that belief system, and I'll help you consciously choose and practice new ways of being in the world that support you actively creating your desired future.
Who is your ideal client?
You're my ideal client if you resonate with the following statements:
There is some way I feel called to grow or expand or develop.
I want to focus my attention on that calling.
I would like a coach to help me focus my attention.
I value honest conversation and powerful questions.
I trust the information my body gives me.
I value personal growth and am willing to step outside of my comfort zone.
What will happen during my Clarity Call?
During this free, 25-minute phone or video chat conversation, I'll ask you questions that allow you to gain some clarity about what you're truly longing to experience. You'll get to experience my coaching style and you can ask questions about my policies, pricing, etc. If we both feel we're a good match, you can purchase a coaching package. Or you can let me know you want to think about it or that you're not interested. If you're not interested, I might be able to refer you to another coach who might better meet your needs. Whatever happens, I promise I will not give you a hard sell!
How much time will I need to devote to coaching?
This answer will depend on the scope of what you're wanting to experience, where you are in your journey, your circumstances, and your level of commitment.
You'll need a half hour or an hour a week to meet for our coaching conversations, and you'll also be devoting some time each week to your Individual Development Plans. The practices and exercises that comprise these plans will emerge from our coaching conversations and most will be easily folded into your daily routine. Our goal here will not be to make you busier, but to actually free up some space so that your deeper truth and creativity can emerge.
The actions steps you choose to take will require various amounts of time. You might be able to identify certain things you can do less of or some things you may be willing to let go of to create time and space for these steps, if need be.
What methods of payment do you accept?
What are your refund and cancellation policies?
If you can’t complete a package or simply decide that you don’t want to complete it for any reason, I’ll happily refund you for the unused portion.
Regarding cancelling or rescheduling, thank you for doing so within 24 hours of your appointment time. Missed appointments and/or appointments not cancelled or rescheduled within this 24-hour time frame will be deducted from your package, unavoidable emergencies excepted.
Is life coaching for me?
Life coaching emerged in the 1980s from the human potential movement of the 60s and 70s, with Thomas Leonard being the first person to call himself a coach in this context. Leonard was a financial advisor responding to his clients requests for help. He noticed that while they didn't seem to need therapy, they did need help planning their lives and achieving their goals.
In the 1990s, life coaching began to revolutionize the corporate world, with many organizations embracing the idea because they realized that when leaders become more self-aware, then organizations run more harmoniously & successfully, and employees tend to be happier.
Since then, life coaching has become increasingly developmental, holistic, spiritual and somatic (body-wisdom oriented). Now it's for anyone willing and able to commit to the honest, internal exploration that will allow them to take authentic action. It's for anyone who wants to experience more ease, joy and fulfillment in their life. Is this you?
How can I prepare for my coaching conversations?
You can maximize your coaching time by entering into the conversations knowing what you'd like to focus on.