Welcome! I would be delighted to be your coach. You could consider me to be your accountability partner as you identify and move towards your personal goals. You truly can have, be, and do exactly what you want, and we will put a structure in place to make it happen. My coaching clients are bright, committed to learning, growing and becoming the best version of themselves. You are warmly welcomed into my practice!
The benefits of coaching build over time. In order to make this experience as valuable as possible, I have created a minimum coaching period of three months with all of my clients. I recommend six to twelve months to establish longer-term support as you make major transitions and changes in your personal and professional life. After the initial period, you may extend as long and as often as you like. My clients often stay with me long past our initial coaching period.
Since I limit my private coaching practice to a small number of inspiring clients, most of whom continue coaching for an extended period, my practice is full and there is a waiting list for new clients. If you stop coaching and decide later to come back, we will do our best to accommodate your request by giving you “preferred client” status on the list. The waiting period varies and we’ll be glad to discuss it further with you should the need arise. Your coaching timeslot is a “reservation” on my calendar, a committed time period that I dedicate to you and your goals.
Coaching vs Counseling
It is important to me that you have clarity about the difference between coaching and other types of professional services such as therapy or counselling, consulting and mentoring. Coaching focuses on where you are presently and where you are headed, with a goal of helping you gain clarity about your vision, eliminate obstacles to your success, accelerate the pace of personal growth and achieve results that empower you to live your best life – professionally and personally. We can focus on any area of your life: Relationships, Finances, Spiritual Life, Work and Business, or Physical Health and Environments. While coaching is forward-focused, counseling tends to deal more with past issues in which you may find yourself stuck and struggling. We may occasionally discuss something that has occurred in the past, for the purpose of clarifying the present, but your coaching will not focus on resolving the past. A simple rule of thumb to know whether you should be coaching or counseling: If your past is an issue, counseling is your best option. If your past is simply a fact (regardless of whether the circumstances were difficult or negative), you are probably ready for coaching. If it appears that there is an issue for which you may need counseling, I will suggest it. With the support of a counselor or therapist, some individuals choose to engage in coaching and counseling simultaneously, but with a focus on different areas of life for each service.
Coaching vs Consulting
A coach focuses on helping you walk your unique path to success. As the client, you are responsible for the results you receive as a result of coaching. I help you discover how to become more of who you need to be to achieve those results and identify what you may need to do differently. A consultant takes responsibility for a specific project, acting as a specialist, providing specific deliverables and knowledge. I believe in your ability to fully experience your potential and will provide a safe, consistent space for you to develop your potential.
Coaching vs Mentoring
As a coach, I focus on the development of people in general, and the development of your unique path in particular. A mentor guides you towards a specific path of development. I am more interested in helping you onto to the unique and divinely-ordained path that is meant for you – which may be quite different than the path I have taken, even though the purpose of our paths may be very similar. My job as your coach is not to tell you what to do, but rather to help you uncover the answers that lie within you. Consider me a catalyst for your success.
Coaching Credentials and Education
I am a professional coach and have a certificate in personal development coaching from The CAPP Institute. I have degrees in Psychology from Michigan State University, and in Social Service Administration from The University of Chicago. I also have over 10 years of experience in mentoring girls.