Whichever area(s) of your life we choose to address in coaching, each of the following tenants will be central to our work together:
I encourage clients to cultivate and practice mindful awareness of all aspects of their moment-to-moment experience - thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors. Such awareness is critical to any serious endeavor to create lasting change.
I encourage clients to use their increasingly refined awareness to reflect on specific aspects of their experience. These reflection yield insights, which, in and of themselves, help bring about the desired changes in their lives.
Clients who choose to work with me are asked to take on daily practices that will allow them to develop the skills they need to get the results they want. By carving out time, daily, to deliberately and consciously build new skills, my clients are more able to apply those skills when the occasion arises in "real life."
Personal Development Coaching
“Each of you is perfect the way you are ...
and you can use a little improvement.”
― Shunryu Suzuki
All of us – sooner or later – have an experience or a collection of experiences that finally cracks, breaks, tears or shatters our sense of who we are or what we are or how we are or how our life should be.
We get sick.
We stop sleeping well.
We lose someone close to us.
We cannot seem to turn the corner in our career/relationship/creative life
We get thrown to the curb .. again.
Perhaps we just get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
And suddenly the need to make a change - to lose weight, to quit smoking, to cut down on this or that, to leave the relationship, to skip town, to finally pursue that something that's long been stirring inside of us - feels utterly urgent.
But ... then what? How do we initiate lifestyle changes that will actually stick, and leave us feeling empowered and fulfilled rather than regretful and disappointed?
Enter the coach.
Together, we will discern which lifestyle changes are central to achieving the outcomes you desire. Then, we will develop a plan to help you consciously develop the skills and competencies you need to make and sustain these changes. In the process, you learn how to apply the same techniques to any future changes you wish to make in your life, with or without the help of a coach.
How Integral Coaching Works
I view coaching as nothing more or less than a process of engaged learning. Because life is better lived than thought about, I often design specific experiences that allow clients to put their ideas, skills and learning to the test.
The coaching relationship is utterly unique, insofar as the focus is always and exclusively on the client, for the benefit of the client. I do not judge; I only observe and share my observations. I am only concerned that my client feels more capable and free to live a fulfilling life than when they began coaching.