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  • How do we get started?
    Schedule a time to set up a free 30-minute curiosity call. Sessions are by phone or Zoom.
  • What happens during the consult?
    We explore the area(s) in your life you'd like to improve. Based on what you share, I offer a plan for a personalized approach to get you from where you are to where you want to be. We partner to make sure the plan is the right one for you to get results and then take the first steps in the initial coaching session.
  • What are we going to do in our sessions?
    Depending on the plan we’ve set out for you, we will use a variety of tools and techniques including: thought work to dissolve and re-frame beliefs that are keeping you stuck; fun, creative exercises of the imagination to reveal what gives you joy and how to bring that feeling into your life now; self-love and self acceptance practices; learning to listen to and use the signals from your body as a compass to help you make your wisest choices; mindfulness practices. Each session is 60 minutes.
  • What is the difference between coaching and therapy?
    Therapists diagnose and treat psychological conditions. They use a medical model to treat their clients’ symptoms and many spend a lot of time focusing on their clients’ history. Coaches are not mental health practitioners and we don’t consider ourselves experts. We partner with our clients to focus on steps moving forward so we can help them get the results they want today. We might touch upon a client’s history briefly to inform our choice of the best tools to make change in the present. Depending on where the client is in their therapy, coaching can be done in tandem. Coaches are focused on moving forward and getting results/making desired changes.
  • Do I need to prepare for the session?
    It’s helpful to have in mind an area of your life you’d like to change or improve but if you can’t think of anything specific, I will help you drill down to something meaningful we can explore. Together we will create measurable goals and doable action steps for you until the next time we meet.
  • Do I have to come every week?
    Weekly sessions are most effective and efficient. Developing new behaviors and ways of thinking requires repetition, reinforcement and a commitment to yourself.
  • What certifications and experience do you have?
    CERTIFICATIONS: ACICM - Advanced Certification in Coaching Mastery with Lindsay Dotzlaf. International Coaching Federation - Certified ACC Level Martha Beck Certified Wayfinder Coach Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Certification Program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield (includes DEIA training). CLASSES & SELF-STUDY MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Feldenkrais - Awareness Through Movement Trauma informed Dream Analysis REGULAR PRACTICE: Daily meditation and other mindfulness practices Daily journaling Daily self-coaching Consistent yoga practice Regular walks/hikes in nature PUBLISHED ESSAYS: Newsweek: Learning to Live with a Pet's Death Grown and Flown: Best Parenting Decision I Ever Made Was During My Son’s Junior Year Grown and Flown: Four Steps to Surviving and Thriving in the Empty Nest
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