What is a Professional Life and Leadership Coach?
A Professional Life Coach specializes in helping people move from being functional to becoming optimal.
Examples of this are:
A C-Suite Executive transitioning from one leadership position to another more demanding one
A stay at home parent launching an entrepreneurial venture
A Millennial transitioning from school to the work force
A newly single parent wanting to create a successful co-parenting process
A single parent ready to date and create an ideal relationship
A retiree who wants to create meaningful ways of engaging with the world and staying creative
Whether your chosen field is business, parenting, athletics, or any other, I have the expertise and experience to move you out of the problem and into the solution mindset.
From this state, with clarity, and armed with life-changing tools and skills, we will unleash the energy and focus necessary to achieve your goals.
How is your coaching different that that of other Life Coaches?
Life Coaching is built on a foundation of rapport and trust. My style is highly personal and inclusive, and each program is bespoke, created around each client’s individual needs and aspirations. Once we decide to work together, I’m completely and totally in your life for those number of months. I’m accessible, engaged, communicative and working hand-in-hand with you.
Some of the ways we may engage include:
In-person meetings, weekends or workshops
Online over video conferencing
Through phone calls or text messages when impromptu events come up in your life
Movement-based coaching where we will work while moving through nature
Conversing over a 3rd-party coaching app that allows for emotions-based feedback and daily dialogue, if desired
Our weekly sessions are the anchor for our work, creating momentum, and uncovering insights. However, growth often takes place between sessions, and I’m right there with you.
Who is the ideal candidate for your style of coaching?
My clients vary across age and gender lines. In one 6 month period, I was coaching, amongst others, a Graduate school student in Barcelona, a world-renowned entrepreneur in London, a newly divorced single father and businessman in NY, a high achieving CEO of a global luxury brand, a mother and entrepreneur in Atlanta, a writer/yoga teacher and corporate leader in Charlotte, NC and a female film industry executive transitioning to a brand new industry.
Working with a diverse group of individuals brings me personal joy, is lots of fun, and serves my own personal growth in a powerful way.
However, my clients do have a few key qualities in common.
They are ready to move from “thinking & knowing” to “doing”.
They can’t wait another minute to do whatever it takes to start their new life.
They understand that there is a default future that awaits them if they don’t take action. This default future is unacceptable to them.
They get that they are responsible for creating a new future and want to work with someone who can help them figure out the next steps and help them actually take those steps.
They are inspiring, committed, imaginative, focused and fun!
How do I know if I should work with you or a therapist?
Many people benefit from working with both a therapist and a Life Coach. But if you are to choose one, therapy (broadly speaking, as there are many kinds of therapy) helps you explore your past and its impact on your life. Whereas life coaching is a very action-oriented discipline with the goal of creating a road map and actionable steps towards your future. Accountability is an integral part of coaching and what sets it apart from other modalities.
You have a robust background in business. Will you help me launch/grow my business?
This is one of my favorite questions because the answer is always a resounding yes! I have over 20 years of experience in both launching and managing businesses. In addition, for a number of years, I served as a business strategy consultant for numerous small to medium sized businesses. This was all before I launched my own full time life coaching business, which continues to grow.
Helping entrepreneurs is one of my passions and brings me immense joy.
How does someone become a Professional Life Coach?
Anyone can call themselves a Life Coach and there are many extraordinary and successful coaches who have no certification at all. My certification is from the globally respected school, Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC), which meets the high standards of the governing body of this industry, The International Coach Federation (ICF).
Having said that, because life coaching is a combination of art and science, I felt strongly about learning the fundamentals of this work in a more structured manner. Creating change is the foundation of this work and I wanted to learn everything there is to learn about this process. So for me, it was important to make the investment of resources necessary to become certified.
How long does this work take?
A life coach is like a personal trainer for your mindset, so the short answer is that you can work with a coach as long as you want to keep growing. Coaching does not come from the world of medicine; it comes from the world of sports and entertainment. Most high achievers in business, entertainment, and sports continuously work with a coach.
In my practice, I ask my clients to make a minimum commitment of 3 months. The success of our work is 100% dependent on your level of commitment to showing up for yourself and actually doing the work. Your progress will build on itself, sometimes exponentially, and within 3 months you will be well on your way to handling the challenges of your life with a new, winning mindset that will have you moving steadily forward towards your goals.
A commitment of 6-12 months will ensure a total transformation of any and all areas of your life, including your career, intimate relationships, parenting, social relationships and your physical/emotional health and well being.
How do we start?
We start with a brief call to assess your present situation and whether Mindset Coaching is the appropriate modality to support you in achieving your goals.
Next, we make time for a deep Coaching Conversation. The purpose of this conversation is not for me to talk to you about the “concept” of coaching. This is a commitment of time and effort on both our behalves so you gain a real “experience” of what coaching with me would be like.
At the end of the session, we will decide together whether we’re a match and if so, we will work through the details.