I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and work with you to turn those stuck areas in your life into actions full of real meaning, purpose and value.
MY APPROACH:I truly believe that as we learn to develop a healthy personal relationship with ourselves we are better equipped to develop healthier personal relationships with the people in our lives as well as with those things that are consuming us. Discover how to manage your relationships with family, friends, food, money, sex, work, or whatever has you bound up. Once you learn to take your thoughts captive and apply goal specific action plans to your new way of thinking then your emotions tend to follow and you find the freedom, fulfillment and empowerment that you have been lacking thus far. I call this approach my Single Thought Method. With this method my clients essentially learn to coach themselves and become less dependent on professional help to navigate their world successfully. I know this method work will work for you because, not only have I witnessed it in my clients lives, but it has been instrumental in greatly transforming my own life as well.
MY EDUCATION:I earned my RCS (Relationship Coaching Specialist) certification from the Institute for Life Coach Training (ILCT), which is accredited through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), “The only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners” and "the gold standard" in coaching credentialing. I continue to further my education through ILCT and have now added Dispute Resolution, Stress Reduction and Grief and Loss coaching to my tool belt. Additionally, I received my certificate for CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, the leader and pioneer of this highly respected approach to thought, behavior and emotional modification. I am a member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Specific Coaching Certification:
- Dispute Resolution
- Stress Reduction
- Grief and Loss
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Sexual assault and abuse: Intensive training through Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
- Post Traumatic Growth: Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), supplemental studies
Additional professional experience:
- 3 years pre-marriage counseling: Household of Faith Church
- 6 years orphan advocate/ team leader: Kinship United
- Victim advocate/first responder: Sexual Assault Resource Center (ongoing)
- Pro bono coaching (ongoing)
WHAT DOES A LIFE COACH DO?
Simply stated, life coaches partner with their clients to identify and set goals, helping them to move beyond the circumstances that have them stuck, freeing them to attain their goals.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." ICF website
Coaching is not therapy, consulting, counseling or psychiatry. We do not prevent, diagnose or treat mental illness. We do not "fix" the past. However, what we do is life transforming. Beginning with the present we partner with individuals who are stuck in a mindset that is preventing them from moving forward in some area of their lives and together we discover ways to tap into their greatest potential to transform it. What is this limiting mindset? It may come as just a mind block but in actuality it is that inner dialogue that says, "I'm not capable, I'm inadequate, I'm too shy, too fat, too awkward. I can't do it. It's too hard. I'm scared." Or maybe, "I'm scarred. I'm unloveable." Often times this mindset camouflages itself, telling the client that their limitations are caused by outside circumstances that they have no control over. These outside influences do have the power to greatly affect our lives but it is our inner dialogue, our thought process, that either keeps us stuck in those circumstances or uses them to create purpose and meaning. When one learns how to harness the power of their inner dialogue their potential is unstoppable!
With warmth and gratitude,