How and when are you available?
I'm available by phone or video chat. My office hours are M - F, 10 - 4 EST. You can book online here.
What do I need to know about coaching by phone?
I recommend that you use a headset or speakerphone so that you can be hands-free. Also, please choose a time when you will have privacy and be free of distractions.
What do I need to know about coaching by video?
We can use Zoom, FaceTime, Signal or What's App. Please note that of these options, Zoom is the only platform that is not presently end-to-end encrypted. I keep my app up to date, however, and take all recommended precautions to keep my Zoom calls secure because it provides the best visibility.
What is coaching? What is a personal development coach?
The International Coach Federation defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." A personal development coach is a life coach who emphasizes the development of inner capacities as foundational to everything else.
What is a coaching container?
For me, a coaching container is:
a safe, reflective space for another to clarify and speak their truth in
an artful, candid space that allows for shifts to occur at the level of belief system and identity
a respectful space that honors the body's wisdom
a spacious space that encourages another to birth a new level of awareness
a focused container that supports another to manifest something very meaningful to the
Who is your ideal client?
You're my ideal client if you resonate with the following statements:
I feel a desire to become more satisfyingly me.
I want to focus my attention on that desire.
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 Conversation?
During this free, 25-minute phone or video chat conversation, I'll ask you questions that speak directly to who you're wanting to become and what you're wanting to experience. Then we'll discover an immediate way for to move in the direction you're wanting. You can ask me questions about my coaching agreements, pricing, and anything else you'd like.
How much time will I have to devote to coaching?
This answer will depend on your personal vision, circumstances, and 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. Most of these practices and exercises that emerge from our coaching conversations will be easily folded into your daily routine.
The actions you choose to take will require various amounts of time. However, you might be able to free up some time in your schedule by identifying certain things you can do less of or some things you may be willing to let go of. In fact, letting go of what no longer serves you tends to occur naturally as you become more satisfyingly you.
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 withing 24 hours of your appointment time. I charge a $50 fee for appointments not cancelled or rescheduled within this time frame.
What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
Generally speaking, therapists will help you explore and understand conditioned patterns of behavior that you formed in the past. They'll also offer you suggestions and resources that will help you more effectively manage your behavior and navigate your present reality. Within this category, trauma specialists can help you actually process neurological information that may have overwhelmed you in the past.
By contrast, a life coach's role is to facilitate powerful conversations that allow you to gather your internal resources, clarify your vision, and intentionally create your most authentic, fulfilling life. While conditioned patterns of behavior will definitely be a part of some of these conversations, as a coach I won't delve into your story or try to process any trauma. I will, however, honor your emotions as they arise, and I will help you identify and shift any underlying beliefs. I'll also help you become aware of the subtleties of the habit nature you're wanting to change, and I'll help you consciously choose and practice new ways of being in the world, new ways that support you actively creating your desired future.
Is life coaching for me?
Life coaching was embraced and popularized by the corporate world to great success, but it's not just for executives anymore. It's for anyone who feels a desire for more authentic ease, joy, and fulfillment. 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 and what you'd like your session outcome to be. This awareness isn't necessary though. Any way you show up will be fine.