Do you have a clear vision of the life you'd love? If so, are you taking the steps to make it happen?
If not, coaching is designed to do just that — it puts your wisdom into action, so you can move past where you're currently stuck and spend your time and energy on what matters most.
There is no doubt you have the passion and motivation to do it. And, we know you want to look back on your life and be proud of what you've done (rather than just the busy-ness of it all). What if all that was missing were a few simple tools and support to get the momentum going?
Feeling stuck and not sure what kind of support you need? We can answer your questions in a discovery session, and you can also follow this flowchart to see if coaching might be what you’re looking for. [CLICK FOR THE FLOWCHART]
During coaching sessions you can expect to:
- Discover what holds meaning and purpose for you in your life and work.
- Create goals that reflect what's most important to you.
- Develop strategies to move through obstacles and take effective action.
- Go beyond the worries, doubts or fears that may have stopped you in the past.
- Achieve your created goals with clarity, focus, ease and grace.
- Celebrate your accomplishments and success along the way.
You can bring a topic from any area of your life and work to our coaching sessions, including:
Stress, Self-Doubt, & Overwhelm: Tame your “inner-critic” and enjoy not freaking out so much.
Time Management & Productivity: Treat time as a friend to cherish, not something to conquer.
Career & Purpose: See where you really want to go next and how to get there.
Relationships: Enjoy a life built around those who matter most to you.
Financial Success: Use money to put your true values and intentions into action.
Health & Well Being: Learn to partner with your body as your lifelong companion.
Leadership & Teamwork: Hone your ability to empower others toward purposeful action.
What is coaching?
As a coach I don’t give advice or tell you what to do. Rather, I work with you to put your own wisdom into action.
Some useful distinctions about what coaching is and is not:
- Therapy is about healing and insight; coaching is about action.
- Consulting prescribes expertise-based solutions; coaching empowers you to act on your own wisdom.
- Mentoring guides you based on a mentor’s wisdom; coaching guides you according to your own values and intentions.
- Training follows a set curriculum toward set objectives; coaching reveals your own objectives and a path to fulfill them.
- Coaching supports you to get clear on what is truly important to you and to move forward past where you are currently stuck.
Am I the coach for you?
“Chemistry" is important to consider when working with a coach. You'll see if we “click" during our discovery session, and this will also be a chance to confirm that our values align. I am committed to social justice and anti-oppression, and to serving clients of any race, ethnicity, ability, religion and gender.
I'm always happy to share referrals to other excellent coaches in my network if that would better serve you.
My starting package is 6 months with two 50-minute sessions per month, including text and email support in between sessions. This time frame is a do-able commitment yet long enough for you to see meaningful results in your life. You can always renew as we approach the end of 6 months.
I operate the way I’d want any coach to operate with me: Simple, easy, and straight-forward each step of the way.
We'll start by clarifying what you'd love to get out of working together, and we'll answer any questions.
If we see we're a fit, we'll review and sign a digital contract and start as soon as you'd like.
In our sessions, you'll gain clarity, move past challenges, set goals, make action plans and celebrate successes!
I stand for a world in which everyone is supported 100% and no one is left out.
As a coach still in training, I currently offer a single, affordable monthly rate of $150. This includes 2 sessions per month (each 50 minutes). My rates will adjust to an income-based sliding scale when I complete my certification in 2019.
If money is a barrier, please contact me to discuss scholarship rates and pro bono coaching. My coach training was made possible by crowdfunding donations from 190 people who believed in my vision for this practice. As a coach, I offer you that same spirit of generosity and service that supported me.
I discovered coaching after finishing my master's degree in geography and leaving graduate school to pursue my athletic goals as a rock climber. But while I was out there “living the dream," I kept doubting my decision to climb full-time. Is this really the path for me? What about the solar energy and environmental justice issues I came to grad school so passionate about? Is professional climbing my life's work and contribution? How can I design a fulfilling lifestyle while using my privilege and education to build a more just and sustainable world? These questions got me to a coaching group that helped “lift the fog" so I could see my next steps and a clear path forward.
As a coach, I love helping people design fulfilling and successful lives that align their actions with their values. While I'm new to coaching, the methods feel familiar. Both of my parents have careers in mental health, so it's no wonder coaching feels like that profession I had always been looking for. I began coaching in 2018 and am currently enrolled in an 18-month training and certification program with the Academy for Coaching Excellence.
Beyond coaching, I am passionate about activism, education, yoga and rock climbing. The common thread through all of my pursuits is to mobilize the power of personal transformation for social change.