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WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?
A Life Coach is someone who supports and guides you while you create and make changes. These changes can be personal or professional, or both.
A coach is different than a therapist. Therapists work with the past and the why's. Coaches work with now, the future, and how. We do talk about how the past affects you, but most of the focus is on who you are today, and who you want your future self to be.
Most importantly, coaching is action-oriented. That means we try things to see what works- and whether it works or not is an answer. Knowing what you don't want is as important as knowing what you do want.
WHO DO YOU WORK WITH?
I work with people in mid-life who want to understand themselves better so they can feel more confident and lead happier, more fulfilling lives. You may be frustrated by the big ways your authentic self is missing in your own life. You could feel frustrated or angry more than you used to, sometimes at nothing. You might not be sure what you want, but you know this isn't it.
You aren't alone. The pressures of modern life can be overwhelming. I know from experience that remembering yourself as an individual (self awareness) can create a sense of inner strength and confidence that makes life feel alive again. You start to feel like a person and not a robot. You connect with yourself, so you naturally connect with others. You feel like you matter. And it's such a relief.
WHAT KIND OF COACH ARE YOU?
I'm the kind of coach who thoughtfully and firmly leads you through the changes you want to make. I am curious, funny, kind, and supportive. I have great respect for my clients and feel honored to do this work.
(Technically, I'm a personal development coach specializing in emotional intelligence.)
WHY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?
Emotions lead thoughts, and thoughts lead our lives. Understanding and managing our emotions helps you know yourself better so you can be more present and satisfied in your personal and professional life.
Building emotional intelligence gives you confidence, improves your relationships, and increases personal and professional satisfaction.
CAN'T I JUST FIGURE OUT MY LIFE ON MY OWN?
You could. But if you're like me, things make more sense when you think out loud with someone who listens deeply and has your best interests at heart. You tend to make lasting changes when someone holds you accountable, challenges you, AND gives you the freedom to be curious and try things out.
If that's true for you, then I'm here to guide and support you as you remember who you are.
I'M INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE, WHAT NOW?
Let's talk! I offer a free initial conversation.