Coaching

My Coaching Services

I specialize in coaching people at the individual and at the team level to expand their capabilities and facility. You will learn to observe yourself constructively and re-invent your approach. You will be better positioned to deal with the inevitable uncertainties of life. You will see new possibilities that previously seemed unavailable. Your relationships will be enhanced. You will expand how you participate and engage in the world. 

One-on-one coaching is the most effective and preferred form of coaching for most people.

My way of life and coaching style can be summed up in one phrase: “Don’t buy into that crap.”

And by “crap” I mean the messages you tell yourself that are not constructive or loving. The messages that get between you and feeling at peace with yourself and your life.

Your problems of wishing you were more successful, pining after the perfect job or relationship, and even thinking you should achieve some idyllic, symbolic goal you’ve never received (great big home or dream job) is all rooted in stories your brain tells you about what SHOULD be reality.

Where do these expectations come from? Who is telling you that you need to achieve these milestones to be happy… or deserve love?

I have my theories about where these stories (which your brain insists are real) originated. Sometimes it’s environmental. Sometimes it’s connected to the structures of living in a society that prides itself on meeting certain criteria (race, socioeconomic status, gender, family, etc.) in order to succeed. Sometimes it’s just because you were never taught to be kind to yourself and realize that you are truly enough.

Regardless of the source, the truth is that these stories are not YOU. They’re not your true self.

When you cut through the BS stories your brain tells you, the worries you have about external validation, and what you think you have to do or achieve to be happy… it’s amazing how grounded and balanced and at peace you will feel.

This is self-love, my friend.

My goal with every person I work with is to help them break through what’s holding them back, the self-sabotaging cycles, and the deeply-rooted biases that form our life strategies.

Once you identify how you fight your way through life, you can replace it with ways of being that reflect the value of who you really are, you can begin to:

  • Increase effectiveness and power in relationships (work and personal)
  • Become a more effective, compassionate leader
  • Experience more joy in life
  • Define and release barriers in the way of your success
  • Let go of biases, helping you be a better ally
  • Create possibilities rather than respond to circumstances.

My straightforward, compassionate approach helps you do the work and get to the heart of what is blocking you from success, love, empathy, and true happiness.

Only you can unlock what stops you from getting what you want — and ultimately change.

I am here to be your coach along the way.

Defuse Hard-Wired Biases to Become a Better Ally

Although it can be tough to admit, we all have a foundation of implicit bias.

Bias doesn’t mean you are a racist or bigot; it’s not necessarily a moral failing. Through nature and nurture, we all possess internalized and implicit biases that are unconscious associations, beliefs, or attitudes toward any social group. Unavoidable in a country founded on white patriarchy, we are all hard-wired to a degree to “other” social groups that are not our own.

So, bias is part of being human, but it’s also a part of our humanness that requires introspection and a release of the ego.

If you’re on this page reading this, you probably have already realized you have built-in biases — and want to learn how to challenge and reduce them.

Maybe the criminalization of minority groups by police and prison states in this country has made you realize you need to stand up, use your privilege, and become a better ally with communities that have been marginalized.

Maybe you have close friends or family who are damaged or affected by internal, implicit, or completely intentional bias… and you want to be a better friend and support system.

At work, perhaps you are starting to become aware of microaggressions that happen towards POC colleagues, perhaps you’ve become aware of having done some of these yourself… but aren’t sure how to identify or address them..

Whatever your reason is to wake up from these implicit prejudices and improve yourself as an empathetic and self-aware person, you’ve come to the right place.

I will help you learn to look at these biases objectively, consider the impact of them on specific social groups, and learn to slow down and not act on these polarizing impulses. My coaching approach is based on looking at biases inherent in society and human nature and choosing more constructive and empathetic beliefs and actions.

One step at a time, I’ll help you:

Understand that implicit biases inform your everyday decisions and beliefs about yourself and others
Separate learned patriarchal beliefs from redefined beliefs rooted in love that reflect your true self
Implement mindfulness and objectiveness to improve how you view, support, and interact with those around you
Overcome biases and improve your empathy and effectiveness in all relationships, from people you work with to strangers you engage with everyday
Discard beliefs that have been accepted “just because that’s the way things are” and challenge others to create a more effective and compassionate dialogue about social issues

Are you ready to learn to disrupt biased thinking and cut through the BS to be a better ally to all social groups?

Becoming a more empathetic and self-aware human being starts here.

Creating more meaningful and powerful relationships can lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.

By focusing on what you want more of within your relationships – at work and at home – and how to navigate conversations with different personality types, you can reduce the anxiety that can come with seemingly confrontational situations. This program is right for you if you are struggling in one or all of your relationships. I coach parents, couples, and individuals to have healthy and thriving relationships by identifying personality and communication styles, and addressing ways to create better results by providing tools and support.

Living with illness or dealing with major life changes or transitions…

While change is inevitable, it can also be extremely difficult for some people, especially if the circumstances seem to be outside of your control. The worst thing anyone can do is shut down or become paralyzed by the overwhelm that can come from unforeseen change or transitions. You have choices and options, even if you feel powerless. Get the clarity and support that you need in order to move forward powerfully and purposefully. 

Do you often feel like you aren’t being heard? Or do you often feel misunderstood?

Communication is key to building and maintaining interpersonal relationships. If you are noticing that miscommunication is happening all the time within personal and/or professional settings, it may be time to inspect the root cause of these situations, and identify more tools to improve future conversations. Gone unchecked, ineffective communication can lead to lower self-esteem, lack of confidence, or even social isolation.

Coaching the future leaders of tomorrow, and the leaders of today is one of the most rewarding aspects of what I do.

Are you:

  • Stepping into a role as manager, director, or leader?
  • Wanting to gain confidence as a leader?
  • Hitting a plateau in your leadership? The strategies that have worked before aren’t working anymore?
  • Is a manager on your executive team a high performer, yet they are struggling to create positive results through others?

During our coaching you will create:

  • Awareness of your own leadership style and your leadership hang-ups.
  • A solid understanding of the foundations of leadership.
  • An action plan for creating a new healthy leadership style

Executive, team, and organizational coaching makes your business stronger.

For companies looking to hire a coach for their executive teams, we will work together to address performance issues as they pertain to leadership challenges so that we can assess whether or not positive change is happening. By providing leaders, managers, and teams the tools to better communicate, and create results through others, business organizations see a number of benefits:

  • Increased productivity through more collaborations and teamwork.
  • Better, and more proactive communication.
  • Less HR issues.
  • …and more.

Creating a culture of coaching at your workplace.

Culture and retention go hand in hand and it is a lot more important to an organization or business than people would think. With your executives and your team we’ll identify and strengthen areas of your company culture to help you hire and retain the right candidates. 

Are you a coach that wants to improve the results that you provide your clients?

I have provided coaching feedback and support for many coaches that are looking to improve their results. Better results lead to happier clients that stay on longer as clients or may even provide referral opportunities. My goal it to help you create transformative results (in the grand scheme of things) through others.

More About My Coaching

What does coaching with me look like?

My coaching practice encompasses working with individuals to help breakthrough whatever is holding them back so that they can achieve. I’ve coached hundreds of business leaders, high achievers, and corporate teams through various challenges, helped them reach their goals, and do more to achieve their personal and professional potential.

Self-awareness and acceptance are at the core of how we achieve these goals; however, we also address the following personal and professional tenets:

  •    Responsibility   
  •    Integrity    
  •    Well being
  •    Straight communication    
  •    Compassion   
  •    Accountability
  •    Forgiveness
  •    Honesty/shooting straight
  •    Relationships to self
  •    Growth-mindset

Coaching is a great option for those that are seeking change.

If you are considering coaching but not quite sure if coaching is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you looking to be more effective at work (or even at home)?
  • Are you looking to improve your relationships with others (or even yourself)?
  • Are you stuck, or caught between making key decisions?
  • Are you looking to strengthen your personal and/or professional relationships?
  • Are you ready for change, but uncertain about what to do, or how to do it?

If so, let’s connect.

I'm here to ask the difficult questions and encourage you to make the difficult answers.

My aim is to see to it that you create positive, measurable results. Your effectiveness and power will increase. You will experience more happiness in life. You will have more fun. You will release barriers to your success, identify and realize new possibilities. And ultimately… you will change.

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