Work With Me
I primarily work with professional men and women between the ages of 45 and 60 who are living with a chronic illness and want to break down barriers--real and perceived--in order to live a more successful and fulfilling life.
I have personal experience dealing with health and mobility issues. I was born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect. I'm familiar with doctor's visits, hospitals, surgery, feeling insecure, feeling lonely, being frustrated, dealing with roadblocks, dealing with people who don't understand me or my health issues, and more. Luckily, I've had caring and knowledgeable doctors and supportive family and friends who were able to help me walk and live a basically healthy life.
I strive to be a welcoming, supportive, professional, knowledgeable, and considerate coach, putting you, the client, first. I'll guide you on your life journey as you set goals and take action to meet those goals, including breaking down potential barriers to success. I'm here to support you as you take steps to make your life the best it can be.
Is coaching for you? If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, you may benefit from coaching. Do you:
*want to learn how to get out of your own way?
*have feelings of being "stuck" or lost?
*have mobility issues due to an injury or medical condition?
*struggle with lack of confidence, believing in yourself, trusting yourself and/or others?
*want to remove barriers--physical or perceived--to further your career?
*want to find a career that offers flexibility and financial security, as well as providing a sense of purpose and fulfillment?
*want to learn to focus on what you can do rather than what you can't do?
*need accountability, motivation, guidance and/or support to get through a temporary setback?
*need guidance regarding work/life balance and time management?
*want to become more social, make friends, deepen connections with others?
*need guidance on educational goals?
*want to learn how to be more independent and take more responsibility for your own life and actions?
*have mobility issues due to an injury or medical condition that holds you back from being your true self?
*have issues or conflicting emotions regarding your significant other or spouse who has health issues?
*have issues or conflicting emotions regarding your child who has health issues?
*want to learn to focus, pay attention, stay on-task?
How it works
Send me a message with Coaching Info Request in the Subject line via the Contact Me form to get more information or ask questions.
If you are under the age of 18, I will need to make an appointment to talk with your parent/guardian via phone or Zoom video conferencing and get permission in writing as well, to talk with you about coaching/work with you as your coach.
If you're interested in coaching, and would like to take advantage of my free 45-minute phone or email session, fill out this form, and I will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a time that works for both of us. You'll receive one free 45-minute phone session where we can get to know each other a bit, find out what your goals are, find out what you're looking for in a coach, review my coaching style, have a mini sample session, review my various coaching packages, and find out if I might be a good coach for you. See if we click.
If you decide to purchase one or more coaching sessions or one of my coaching packages, I accept payment via Paypal. We will discuss a payment schedule that works best for both of us.
If you are under the age of 18, I will email you a consent form which your parent/guardian will need to sign and email back to me before payment will be accepted or paid coaching sessions will be scheduled.
You'll need to get a Paypal account if you don't already have one, in order to work with me.
After you purchase one or more coaching sessions or one coaching package, I'll email you a contract to review, sign and email back to me, plus a Welcome Packet.
Then it's time to set up our first session. I'll ask that you fill out electronically and email back to me the intake form and various other forms from your Welcome Packet no later than 24 hours prior to our first session, so I can review them. You are responsible for calling me to begin each session. Any long distance phone charges incurred are your responsibility. We'll review your intake form together during the first session, I'll answer any questions you may have, in this and each subsequent session.
Sessions may be structured or unstructured. Structured sessions follow the DIBA method. I guide you with questions, exercises, homework assignments, etc. The DIBA program also has on optional art component. Unstructured sessions follow a more informal method. For example, I may start the session by saying, "So, what would you like to talk about today? And you talk. I may offer input, suggestions, ask for clarification, etc., but basically you talk about what you want to talk about. This method is for clients who basically need someone to talk to, to listen, to bounce ideas off of, to organize thoughts and ideas in order to figure things out, take action, and live a more fulfilling life.
Whether you choose structured or unstructured sessions, ongoing coaching sessions involve reviewing the progress you've made on action steps since the last session, celebrating victories, guiding you in revising goals as needed, deciding on the action step commitments to work on for the next session, motivating you to commit to taking action to achieve your goals, and guiding you toward reaching your goals and realizing your dreams.
I will email you a summary of each session within 24 hours of the session.
Periodically during our contract period, I will email you resources related to topics we've discussed. (Videos, studies, articles)
Please read my coaching refund-cancellation policy carefully.
Please note: I am also open to working with anyone who is feeling stuck and is willing to be curious and explore creative ways to bring about meaningful change to their lives. However, in order for individuals younger than 18 years of age to work with me, I require written permission from and an initial phone or Zoom (video conferencing) session with the individual's parent(s) or legal guardian(s).
Giving Back: Nothing helps us more than helping someone else.
Are you interested in coaching yet you don't have the financial means to afford it at this time? If you are 100% committed to sticking with me and doing the work that it takes to make meaningful changes to your life, fill out the form below to set your own coaching fee. All I ask is that you send me verification via email (email@example.com) or text (435-215-8512) that you have made a donation to a charitable organization that you believe in or you've personally received help from. I firmly believe that nothing helps us more than helping someone else.
You may choose my DIBA program with or without the Art Component, or traditional talk-only coaching. Please share your story as well in the space provided in the form. I would love to hear about where you are now and where you want to go from here. What are your dreams? What are your struggles? What's holding you back? Who is there for you? What are you hoping to gain from coaching? Any other parts of your story you wish to share?
I will review your responses and contact you within 24 hours of receiving your message set up a complimentary introductory phone or Zoom conversation to chat, get acquainted, address questions, and set up our first paid session.