You’re an intelligent, self-aware woman who’s tired of pretending that “good enough” is actually good enough for your life.
You’re a coach or healing professional who have done a lot of work on yourself but could be “walking your talk” even more authentically in setting a healthy, balanced example for your clients or patients.
You’ve been on a logic-driven professional path, but know deep down in you there’s a creative spirit itching to be unleashed.
You’re on the precipice of a major life change, like leaving behind the comfort of a 9-5 job to follow your passion.
You’re feeling stuck and unclear on how to free things up, but know there’s more out there for you.
You hear but fear inner voices nudging you to do more of what you love.
You crave a deeper connection to yourself and your life’s experience.
You value intellect but would like greater access to your intuition.
You’re yearning for less “doing” and more “being.”
You spend more energy feeling anxious about food than you’d like.
You’ve had intentions of starting a regular meditation practice but haven’t known where to start.
You’re committed to your own growth.
You’re ready to let go of the stories of who you thought you were and do the work to welcome what’s truly possible in your life.
So what is coaching, anyway?
Coaching is a process and partnership uniquely designed to create sustainable positive change in your life. Your coach is a Certified Professional Coach trained through the ICF-accredited Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). iPEC’s coaching methodology is based upon the scientific application of energy and consciousness, and incorporates the best of concepts and tools from a myriad of paradigms including consulting, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), mentoring, quantum physics, metaphysics, adult and accelerated learning theories, emotional intelligence, and leadership development. With compassionate support and accountability from your coach, you will begin to integrate and embody these practices and become confident in clarifying and going after what you want in any area of your life. Your coach will help you learn to trust that you always hold your best answer within you, and the more you tap into that inner wisdom, the more you’ll be able to let your best self out into the world.
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?
Therapy can be a powerful tool to help people clear issues from their past. Coaching, on the other hand, meets you where you are now. We’ll take into account thoughts, beliefs, and circumstances that have contributed to who you are today, but we’ll never dwell on the past. We’ll focus our energy wholeheartedly right here, in the only place that change and growth are ever actually available: The present moment. Where are you now? What do you want? Why don’t you have it? We’ll explore what’s working and what’s not working for you and open up a sea of expanded possibility to give you greater choice in how you move forward. Coaching and therapy by no means need to be mutually exclusive, and some clients even find great benefit in going through both processes simultaneously. But if you’re ready to truly move on with and forward in your life, coaching is a fantastic place to start.
What does coaching provide that a conversation with a friend can’t?
Coaching provides a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your deepest desires and the blocks that hinder their expression, without fear of being judged or given unsolicited advice. Your coach will help you create achievable action plans toward your goals and serve as an accountability partner to help you stay on track. Your coach will help you stay honest with yourself about what’s working and what’s not working in your life, and will challenge you to make choices that truly serve you. Your coach will draw answers from your own innate wisdom, rather than presuming that she knows better than you about what’s right for you.
I feel pretty good about things now…would coaching still make sense for me?
Coaching is about helping you take things from functional to optimal, or from good to great. Your coach will be your partner in helping you tweak your thought patterns and habits to get even more out of your life. We think of coaching as preventive medicine rather than as treatment for an ailment. You’re not broken, so you don’t need fixing; but we can all use some roadside assistance along the way.
Will my coach tell me what I should do with my life?
Never. We believe you’re your own best teacher. Your coach isn’t here to give you advice based on her own experience, but rather to help you tap into your own inner wisdom to more confidently guide yourself on your personally customized path. Your coach will be beside you to encourage, support, and challenge you along your journey, but you’re at the wheel.
I’ve never thought of myself as a spiritual person, but growth is important to me. Would Mindfulness Coaching be a good fit for me?
Coaching is all about growth, no matter how you define or identify with spirituality. If you come to the coaching process with curiosity and a willingness to invest in yourself and honestly explore what’s happening in your experience, you’ll grow. We’ll start exactly where you are and develop practices that suit your needs, beliefs, lifestyle, and experience. There is no right or wrong with mindfulness.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a practice of, in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” It is the art of paying attention to what’s happening, just as it’s happening, and just as it is. This cultivated ability to see and welcome things just as they are, rather than wishing they were different and creating contraction through our resistance, can have profound affects on our life experience.
Are meditation and mindfulness the same thing?
Meditation is a way to systematically cultivate mindfulness. There are many types of meditation out there, and we’ll explore what feels right for you as you build a foundational mindfulness practice. The brilliant thing about mindfulness is that it can be applied anywhere, to any experience, not just seated silently on a cushion.
I think my mind is too wild for meditation.
It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed at the thought of trying to quiet the mind. Fortunately, mindfulness doesn’t set out to quiet the mind, rather to simply notice whatever arises in our experience in the most nonjudgmental way possible. And while quieting the mind isn’t the goal, as we consistently watch how the mind works without labeling the contents as good or bad, that wildness tends to calm down effortlessly. But don’t trust me; see for yourself!
Do I have to choose one of the Coaching Packages listed on the Services page?
No. The topics listed are jumping-off points, but your session agendas are ultimately up to you. Coaching is a nurturing environment for you to explore whatever feels most important to you from session to session—whether the goal is inner peace and clarity, better time management, a new relationship, or losing weight. While a clear intention will help you get more out of your series and each session, you decide where we head.