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What I do in the world
Coaches partner with clients to help them reach their goals and full potential by using skills of active listening, insightful questioning, visioning, planning, and accountability. Types of coaching I offer through recurring session packages include:
Positive psychology and neuroscience trainings
One-time or recurring 1- to 4-hour trainings for individuals and groups
Team dynamics facilitation
One-time or recurring facilitation for groups up to 15 (inquire for larger groups). Can include team dynamic diagnostics and evaluation.
Custom workshops and facilitation
Custom workshop design and facilitation for groups up to 50 (inquire for larger groups). Can include components of training, discussion, and/or guided reflection.
As a coach, I work from the belief that my clients are creative, resourceful, and whole and have all that they need within them to move forward. Sometimes, that internal genius, wisdom, and intuition just needs a little drawing out from some who can help peel back the curtain and witness what's behind it. This is the power of coaching. A coach is a partner who listens carefully, poses insightful questions, challenges stuck beliefs, imagines future visions, asks what's possible, helps make plans, and holds clients accountable to taking action toward their goals.
As a trained positive psychology practitioner, I bring evidence-based theory and practical tools to clients interested in bringing time-and-wisdom tested practices for wellbeing into their lives. Defined by University of Pennsylvania (my alma mater and where the PP field was founded), "Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play."
As a student of literature on loss, grief, healing, and trauma recovery, I also take a trauma-informed approach to my work with clients that pays special care to empathy, psychological safety, and supportive presence.
Working from a foundation of holistic wellness, I ask all new clients regardless of their specific goals for coaching to examine all areas of their life from financial and relational to emotional and spiritual. This helps the client form a basis of holistic wellbeing into which coaching can fit as a complementary co-conspirator of good.
Clients usually find coaching most effective when they work with a coach on a recurring basis, usually over a period of 3-6 months, sometimes more. However, many clients find that 3 or 5 sessions give them the boost they need to move forward with clarity.
When working with groups and teams, I often use a combination of qualitative assessment methods as well as data-driven diagnostic tools for those wanting to have quantitative rigor at the table. I am certified in several diagnostic tools and choose the best for a client's needs.