Holistic personal and professional Coaching to honor your life
We live in a performance-driven, isolated culture that ignores the rhythms and needs of life: our personal health, our communities, and our biosphere. I support professionals like you who feel called to redefine success holistically and do their part to reconnect with themselves, their communities, and the natural world. We will work together to tap into your creativity, the intelligence of your body, and the natural world to guide you toward an embodied life that is aligned with what serves you, our communities, and our living planet. Our work together will help you discover, as Quaker elder Parker Palmer so elegantly puts it, your role and your soul.
Here are some ways to know if you could benefit from my support:
You yearn for deeper connections with people
You feel isolated
You feel disconnected from the natural world
You are overwhelmed by the challenge that is climate change, and you want to do your part!
You are chronically overworked
You feel dehumanized at work
You want to get out of your head and into your body
You feel stuck
You feel like you are living someone else’s life
We are likely a good fit for each other if one or more on the list below sounds like you!
You are committed to creative change in your life, willing to do hard work and take risks, and willing to be held accountable
You believe that sustainable change comes from the inside.
You are deeply inspired by nature and care deeply about how humans impact our biosphere
You enjoy playfulness, creativity, and depth
You love to bring seemingly disparate ideas together.
You like to move your body
You are driven and thoughtful.
You are turned off by busyness as a status symbol
Embodying a life that is aligned with role and soul is different for everyone. Past clients have discovered and committed to a creative calling, stemmed overwork to have more intimate time with family, deeply owned their sense of purpose, created ways of working that provides a regular income and time with their family, and realized they don't have to go back to school to do work they value — just to name a few. The work is challenging and a great privilege: you will need the time, the money, and the commitment to see it through. I’m not promising you that your life will be perfect, but I do know this work can lead to a good life that honors you, your community, and our natural world.
Here's how it works: Contact me via the web-form below to set up a time to talk on the phone, and I’ll also send you an agreement for you to review before out session to get a sense of the commitment involved. If we feel mutual resonance after the first 30 minutes of our conversation, we can schedule our first session. We’ll discuss packages, payment and signing the agreement at that time as well. I will never pressure you.
COACHING, PSYCHOTHERAPY, AND CONSULTING: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Typically the difference between a coach and a therapist is that coaches focus on moving forward toward a desired change, and psychotherapists focus on healing the wounds of the past, with both practices utilizing knowledge of human behavior, motivation, behavioral change, and interactive counseling techniques. People who seek coaching are generally in good health, or already under the care of a mental health provider, and want to deepen their relationship with their inner guidance and move forward accordingly. In contrast, psychotherapy is a health care service people seek out to restore their emotional selves back to health, and frequently reimbursable by insurance. Consultants are experts in a particular field who you hire to help you solve specific problems. A coach will never presume to be an expert on your life.
Coaches are not subject to government oversight. As a commitment to my clients and my integrity I keep my accreditation up-to-date and adhere to the International Coaching Federation's Code of Ethics.