As a certified life coach, I work with professional women dealing with career-related challenges and transitions, such as pivoting within the same organization, pursuing a new job, or starting a new business.
My mission is to inspire, champion, and support my clients to strategically and successfully manage their careers. I use the Whole-Person approach that emphasizes working with the clients as an integrated whole and helping clients become mentally, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually aware. My solutions focus on guiding clients to tap into their creativity and resourcefulness to produce an effective and executable plan that prepares them and boosts their confidence to align their careers with their passions and core values.
If you are ready for a positive career and personal transformation, I’m here to help you. Together, we’ll turn uncertainties and challenges into profound possibilities and work toward a hopeful and thriving future.
What is Life Coaching?
Life coaching provides multifaceted benefits, including helping you gain clarity and confidence to work through challenges, discovering your full potential to achieve the best version of yourself, and exploring your definition of happiness to lead a fulfilling life. Life coaching sessions direct you to inquire within your heart and tap into your inner wisdom to find solutions and new perspectives.
What do we do in a life coaching session?
We’ll work side by side to strategize and develop actionable plans to support you in your journey. We may also discover dreams, thoughts, and ideas that are important to you along the way, and we can work together to turn those into reality. As a client, you steer the conversation in a direction you feel beneficial. The following is a list of destinations that we can get to together:
🖤 Manage your career challenges with composure
🖤 Create a new career or business that you feel passionate about
🖤 Improve skills and job performance to prepare you for the next level of your career
🖤 Think more clearly and confidently to open yourself to multiple possibilities, solutions, and perspectives
🖤 Identify what happiness and success mean to you and pursue what matters the most to you
🖤 Let go of limiting beliefs that are holding you back from your heart’s desires
What is the potential benefit/outcome of working with a life coach?
🖤 Be more resourceful and strategic at managing your career and life
🖤 Be on your way to starting a business or new career that aligns with your passion and core values
🖤 Be confident and courageous in pursuing your dream
🖤 Be more passionate about your future
🖤 Be true to yourself
The Difference Between Coaching and Psychotherapy.
What is the difference between coaching and psychotherapy?
Coaching can be distinguished from psychotherapy in several ways. To understand them, it’s important to start with definitions of each.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
The American Psychological Association (APA) defines psychotherapy as “the informed and intentional application of clinical methods and interpersonal stances derived from established psychological principles for the purpose of assisting people to modify their behaviors, cognitions, emotions, and/or other personal characteristics in directions that the participants deem desirable.”1
When comparing the outcomes achieved through coaching and psychotherapy, we find core differences in four key factors: focus, purpose, population, and who is leading the change.
A therapist primarily addresses clinically diagnosable problems associated with mental health and trauma for individuals dealing with some form of dysfunction or disorder. They work with their patients to identify challenges through a diagnostic structure, typically based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
By focusing on psychopathology, emotions, and the past, a therapist attempts to alleviate symptoms through counseling and, at times, prescription medications. The desired outcome is a shift in behavior or result – as defined by the therapist – frequently addressing physical or emotional pain, dysfunction, and conflict within the individual or a relationship they hold. To achieve this goal, the therapist focuses on past issues to improve their client’s capacity in the present.
A coach – and specifically a Whole Person Coach – does not rely on a pre-defined definition of normalcy. As the client, you inform the process and lead the way holistically. The coach uses powerful questioning to help you recognize and leverage your strengths and resources then self-create your desired outcomes. Client-stated goals often address aspects of personal or professional development and improvement.
Unlike the therapist, upon whom patients often remain dependent for extended periods of time, a coach builds your capacity to be your own changemaker – exponentially, in every aspect of your life. A coach focuses on visioning and success in the present to move you into the future.
Coaching relationships are shown to produce desired outcomes among well-functioning clients and do not involve the diagnosis or treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. Nor is coaching a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment.
Coaching or psychotherapy: which is right for me?
You may benefit from the support of a professionally certified coach if…
- You feel lost or confused about your purpose or next steps in life.
- You are afraid to try something new (even though it’s something you’re genuinely interested in).
- You feel constant stress, self-doubt and succumb to the “you shoulds” imposed by family and friends.
- Your happiness and forward momentum are constantly derailed by limiting beliefs, old patterns, and self-sabotage.
- You have a goal or vision but lack the focus, organization, and clarity necessary to form an action plan.
- You want to make changes to your personal or professional life such as improvements to health and wellness, personal relationships, spirituality, career, time management, or work/life balance.
- You procrastinate or have difficulty completing tasks from start to finish.
- You are facing or currently going through a major life transition.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), you may want to consider speaking with a licensed therapist or counselor if…
- You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.
- Your problems fail to resolve or improve despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
- You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments or conduct everyday activities.
- You worry excessively, expect the worst, or remain constantly on edge.
- Your actions, such as drinking too much alcohol, using drugs, or being aggressive, harm yourself or others. 2