Fifteen years of competitive swimming, three years of championship debating, and countless hours in leadership programs over the years exposed me to many types of coaches and coaching techniques. I’ve experienced coaches who’ve cajoled, screamed, inspired, guilted, motivated, supported, angered, belittled, companioned, laughed, begged, pled, argued, ignored, rebuffed, prayed, guided, seduced, and yes, some who even gave up.
My experiences, training, values and heart, however, lead me to believe most of us respond best to a coach that listens well, demonstrates integrity, guides subtlety, inspires consistently, and works hard enough to gain and maintain trust with inquiry, knowledge, demonstrated successes, and repeated encouragement.
In other words, I’m not a coach that screams, angers, belittles, guilts or even practices what some call tough love. These behaviors never worked for me and I don’t believe they work for most.
I am a passionate coach who loves to inspire and motivate others through her work.
Trained and certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching as well as 25+ years of executive business experience, I listen extraordinarily well and I love and work hard to inspire people to listen for, access and move towards their best selves. I also recognize most of us have a lot of unrealized capacity. My passion helps you delve deep inside yourself to discover, unleash and increase your own capacities to create and live the life you desire. I do this through inquiry, listening carefully, and creating space for conversations where together we explore opportunities, challenges, ways to learn, and alternatives in creative and different ways.
My areas of coaching expertise and passion:
- Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Coaching
- HR Executive Practitioner Coaching & Mentoring
- Spiritual Coaching/Spiritual Direction
- Collaborative Leadership using The Circle Way™ Methodology
- Retreats and Meeting Facilitation
The relationship between a coach and client is important, unique and highly collaborative. When it’s great, it’s like having a dance partner you are “in synch” with so that the two of you move well together. So it’s important you choose a coach that is right for you.
If you have questions, or if you are interested in working together, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.