Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Coaching?

My personal definition of coaching:  A collaboration with the client to generate a conversation that creates a context for creativity and insight, which empowers and enables the client to become who and what they want to be in the world.

The International Coaching Federation’s definition: Coaching is a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Why would someone want to work with a coach?

  • To grow into the influential and impactful leader you are meant to be.
  • To align your values, and actions with your goals and purpose.
  • To develop powerful communication tools for work and at home.
  • To develop a roadmap from where you are to becoming your best self
  • To strategize moving through fears, challenges and obstacles you face
  • To grow the courage you need to step out of your comfort zone and have the life you want
  • To find peace within yourself.
  • To feel empowered and speak with your authentic voice
  • To conquer imposter syndrome
  • To quiet the inner critic
  • To get unstuck
  • To sort through challenging emotions
  • To get motivated and inspired

How does 1:1 coaching work?

We meet over the phone or video chat for 30-60 minutes for a number of session over a period of time depending on which package your prefer (click here for package choices.) While every session with every client is different and customized for the client’s needs at that moment, they all have certain patterns to them.

In the beginning of the session, you set the agenda and we talk about what matters most to you, your goals for the session and how they fit with your long term goals.

The bulk of the session we spend clarifying your vision for what you want and getting very specific with what that means to you. Using questions, mindfulness, and Positive Psychology tools that I introduce and you approve, we tap into your own resourcefulness and inner wisdom.

As you have new insights and ideas about what you want to do next and how, we move into the last part of the session where you plan as specifically as possible what you are going to do after the call to follow through on the ideas and insights that you generated in our conversation together.

How does group coaching work?

In addition to 1:1 coaching, I also offer group coaching that happens once a week for 60 minutes over a conference line or Zoom. Groups are developed around common objectives so that one participant’s goal is relevant to the others as well. Each client brings an objective for the meeting and through facilitated conversation that includes all the participants, the client gains clarity and new insights of how to meet her goal.

How do you know what you are doing?

I am a Certified Positive Psychology Coach which means that I have experience and expertise working with scientifically proven principles and tools that can create change in your life. I integrate years of experience in theater and education education with continual research on topics of leadership, emotional intelligence and human behavior.

Who are your clients?

My clients are usually high achieving women, and sometimes men, who are highly intelligent, highly sensitive, creative and tend to have some kind of artistic or spiritual interests. They are often business or community leaders who would like to make a bigger impact in their work.

What makes you different from other leadership coaches?

What truly sets me apart is the way I engage my background in theater, education and spirituality to connect and create a safe space for the client. I empower women to connect deeply with themselves, to drop the mask, own the spotlight and inspire their audience.

I primarily focus on women leadership which means that I am able to bring specific gender related knowledge and skills to to help women navigate the mostly male dominant modes of behavior in communication that govern your workspaces and the way you allow yourself to show up in the world. Because I work with so many women, I know how to help them let go of stress, self doubt and self-criticism. .

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

I work well with women and some men like you who are genuine, authentic and want to align their goals and values with their actions and voice in the world. People who have been working on their own to improve themselves and are ready to step into higher ground will benefit most from working with me.

What results can I expect?

Clients who come to their scheduled sessions open and ready to grow will find liberation and empowerment. Depending on the client and the desired goals, you will see evidence of change after 3 months and feel a sense of transformation after 6 months. By then you will have some tools to keep yourself moving in the same direction.

How long it takes for clients to reach the desired outcomes varies by client, depending on what those outcomes are and how the client uses additional support and resources.

If I’m not sure I’m ready to get started, how can I sample your work at low cost to see if it’s the right solution for me?

Use this scheduler or get in touch to set up a time for a complimentary exploratory coaching session. You will get a feel for how coaching would work for you what a coaching relationship would look like for us to work together.

Visit the Events page to learn about speaking engagements or workshops that I might be doing near you.

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