Coaching takes many different forms, and I'm invested in finding the format that works best for you and yours! Let's meet for coffee, chat on the phone, or connect via skype to discuss the best approach for you.
Individual Coaching (Adult and Youth)
Coaching is an action and results-oriented approach to growth that is based on targeted conversation, authentic and non-judgemental feedback, and purposeful insight. The personal development that occurs through the coaching process is sustainable and transformative, so long as both parties are committed to purposeful and collaborative action.
Coaching for individuals creates a safe environment in which one can increase their self-awareness, develop truthful self-evaluation processes, identify and take required actions, and practice essential skills for long term success. It is about developing the courage to take personal responsibility for what one has control over, and letting go of what one cannot control.
Coaching is right for you if:
something is holding you back from reaching your highest potential
you frequently feel lost, alone, tired, or generally ineffective in work, school, personal pursuits, or in relationships
you are struggling to overcome an obstacle
you feel that you should be more successful than you are
you are looking for an action-oriented complement to traditional therapies
For more specific coaching, please read below.
Child-Centric Family Coaching
We all know that managing a healthy, thriving family is tough work. It's a full time job, on top of your full time job! Child-Centric Family Coaching is an option for families who struggle to pull together and support their children's success through a myriad of growth opportunities, such as:
an increased homework load
specific learning difficulty diagnoses (ADD/ADHD/Processing delays, etc.)
suspected learning difficulty diagnoses
difficulty with academic performance
integration into a new community
social skill and confidence development
developing personal resilience
study skills and personal organization
In Child-Centric family coaching, I take the guesswork and legwork out of your approach. I liaise with the child, the family, teachers, school counselors, psychologists, and all other expert stakeholders in the child's success to create, communicate, and execute a cohesive plan. As the point person for all parties involved, my role is to support the child and family as they set goals, develop strategies, and learn to hold themselves to their highest potential.
Transitions often spark in us a resistance to change, a decline in self confidence, and a general feeling of being completely and totally lost. Whether your transition is a divorce, a move, a change in career, a new addition to your family, newly identifying a facet of your identity, or a significant loss, my role is to support you as you step into the next season of your life. With transitions coaching, you will be heard, supported, and encouraged through one on one coaching that includes:
compassionate listening -- transitions are fear-inducing and it's okay to be scared!!
defining perceived limitations
selecting strategies to deconstruct those perceived limitations
developing frameworks and strategies to define goals, core values, and areas for growth
creating a strategy for working towards those goals and that growth
continued follow ups through the transition as your experience and perspective changes
general support as you move forward
I love serving people through transitions! The coaching lasts as long as it takes for you to feel confident, resilient, and empowered to transition to the next phase of your life with grace.
I lost my Mom (my mentor, my best friend, my biggest support system) when I was 23 and trying to finish up my University degree. I was working, going to school, and doing my best to support my Mom and our family through a long battle with Leukemia. Through the process and in the years following, I learned that there is nothing graceful about grief. The loss of someone meaningful in our lives (whether through death divorce, or separation) is one of the biggest, messiest, most foreign transitions we'll ever face. Grief coaching looks a lot like transitions coaching, but it employs specific strategies to understand and navigate the weird and sometimes long-winding grief process.
Once we've suffered a loss, grief is a passenger that we carry for the rest of our lives. The right time to seek grief coaching is whenever you need it, whether that's at the moment of loss or years later.
One of my favourite things to do is work with couples who are interested and invested in one another and in the long-term health of their relationship. I work with couples who want to develop strategies for:
effective and compassionate communication
the art of no blame and non-judgement
safe spaces for difficult conversations
a long-term sense of fun and excitement
making the relationship a priority, even when life tries to get in the way
managing a transition in the relationship (a new job, a new living arrangement, rebuilding after a shift, etc.)
Couples coaching happens once a couple makes a collaborative decision to invest in the health of the relationship. It can be a powerful and transformative act of self care for both people involved, and the skills developed through couples coaching can revolutionize the way you approach other meaningful relationships in your life.