How do we build healthy mindsets and emotional intelligence?
In high school you're assigned a guidance counselor. Someone to help you explore your options without telling you what to do.
Who gives you guidance now?
Friends, partners, coworkers, or family members are often busy with their own lives and competing agendas.
The work we do together is about engagement, connection, and partnership to help you develop new insights about old stories you've been telling yourself around what's possible for you. It's about learning who you are, what you feel, how you want to feel and what gets in the way.
We can write our lives forward. We can rewrite endings to old stories when we know ourselves better.
You know that thing you really want? What's keeping you from getting it? What's true and what's not?
Traditional therapy and psychiatry are valuable tools and certainly helped me when I needed them, but
I don't believe anyone needs a medical diagnosis
to ask for support.
Life is MESSY. We need each other.
Is this work for you?
Coaching is for people who are highly motivated, open-minded, and willing to do the work. Real change and growth occur as a result of the client(s) taking insights and ideas from the sessions and translating them into action between sessions.
This type of work is not for people who aren't ready to take responsibility for improving their lives, nor is it for people who blame others for their challenges.
I'm not a therapist. Therapists often diagnose and treat clinically significant disorders, with the goal of helping clients return to normal function.
In contrast, this work is focused on helping clients move from functional to optimal, as well as overcoming areas where they may be stuck (such as personal and professional burnout, boredom, a sense of isolation or loneliness).
All of the chosen evidence-based techniques I use serve to help people clarify what "success" means to them and what internal and external challenges are getting in their way. That insight is then used to set and accomplish goals for leading a more purposeful and meaningful life.
We are very focused on action and the future in these programs.