We provide personal and professional coaching to individuals who wish to improve some aspect of their work or personal lives. Whether you are an executive who is interested in growing leadership capability, or an individual interested in transforming your life, we can work with you to design your desired future.

Coaching Philosophy

I love working with smart and savvy leaders and individuals who seek to enhance performance and fulfillment in their roles. Whether working primarily on a performance or leadership coaching issue, or helping an individual navigate a significant transition, I believe the "whole person" shows up. That is why we are called human beings and not human doings. Therefore, I consider the whole person and how they construct their experience and make choices based on purpose, values, and passions.

My coaching approach embraces the following core tenets:

Who might benefit?

Clients come to coaching when they need assistance in reaching goals, seeing their blind spots, finding more effective paths forward, or when they are seeking more passion and fulfillment in their roles and lives. Some specific reasons people seek out coaches include:

The Coaching Process

A typical coaching process will follow several steps.

Define engagement and negotiate contract During the initial meetings, client and coach work together to understand the client's goals and the scope of the coaching engagement. The initial contract is formed to guide the coaching relationship.
Understand beliefs and values Initial meetings between the coach and client will focus on understanding their client on a deeper level. Through a process of discovery, the coach seeks to understand the client in a holistic context—understanding their history and key influences, their current personal environment, their beliefs and values.
Conduct assessments, gather data, provide feedback Depending on client goals, the coach may utilize several means of gathering data and providing feedback to the client and identifying performance gaps. Assessment may occur through structured surveys and self-rating instruments or through informal one-on-one interviews with the client's colleagues, employees, friends, or family members.
Formulate a purpose and future vision A key element of the coaching process is to uncover the client's passion and purpose, so that future actions are based on those things that matter most to the client—the core motivators that will inspire the client to act courageously in pursuit of his dreams.
Develop an action plan Client and coach work together to identify concrete, actionable steps and build accountability for the client. "Homework" is frequently assigned and agreed to between coaching sessions.
Coach the plan and evaluate progress Ongoing coaching assesses progress toward goals, as well as where clients meet stumbling blocks. Coaching for resistance, as well as providing support and resources, are key elements of this phase.
Celebrate success; conclude coaching engagement The ultimate goal of the coaching relationship is to enable to the client to craft ongoing visions, plans, and provide the client with a set of processes, frameworks for understanding, tools and resources with which the client can achieve her desired outcomes. Progress is measured along the way and at the end of the coaching engagement.