I have personal experience dealing with not knowing what I wanted to do for a career, or, actually, having so many interests that I had trouble deciding which one to focus on. English, theatre arts, and psychology were the main majors I considered. I actually majored in sociology/human services. In my thirties, I thought I might study to be an ultrasound tech or physical therapist. I ended up getting my associate's degree in office technology instead and worked as a secretary. Then, in 1995, I started my own typing and design business, which I had for the next 12 years. Also, I've always loved writing and in 2004 started writing freelance for various publications and websites. Then, in 2009, I got certified as a personal trainer and fitness coach. And then, in 2014, I had an "ah-ha" moment. I found life coaching. Perfect!
My interests have been all over the place. It took a lot of trial and error to find my calling. And, although all those jobs I had were learning experiences and I met some amazing people through them, I hope to make the journey to your "ah-ha" moment a bit shorter than mine was.
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 career coaching for you? If you answer "Yes" to any of the following questions, you may benefit from career coaching. Do you:
*want to learn how to get out of your own way?
*want to build confidence, belief in yourself, trust in yourself to do what you truly are good at and love to do?
*want guidance on digging deep to find your true self in order to tap into your purpose, your true calling?
*have mobility/health issues that you let hold you back from getting a job, doing what you'd love to do as a career, and finding success?
*want to learn to focus, pay attention, stay on-task?
*need accountability, motivation, guidance and/or support to get through a temporary setback in your career?
*have issues with a coworker or boss that are leaving you feeling stuck or causing you to hold back on career goals?
*want to own your own business but have no idea what type of business to go into?
*feel as if you are at a crossroads in your current position/career and want to explore other options?
How it works
Send me a message with Career 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 to get consent 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 the form on my homepage, and I will get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a time that works for both of us. During this phone session 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 session(s) 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 appointments 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. 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 are having difficulty with. 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.
I will email you a summary of each session within 24 hours of the session. If you are under 18, your parents will get a copy of the email unless they waive that right.
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.