“Live Life on Purpose”
Three great words sum up my approach—CURIOSITY, COMPASSION and COMMITMENT.
My goal is to be an effective and supportive advocate for who you want to be in your personal and professional life. Just as every human being is different, so is every good coaching plan. I work to understand your unique world, then develop a program specific to your needs and goals.
I believe in measurable results and well-defined outcomes. As we go through the process we’ll create goals, set markers, and assess short-term and long-term accomplishments.
Find your “Stretch Zone”- Helping you grow by learning to move outside of your comfort zone is an important part of my process. We all have three zones: comfort, stretch, and panic. We don’t learn or flourish in the comfort or panic zones, so it’s important to move into the stretch zone to maximize learning and growth. When you’re a little uncomfortable you’re living close to your edge, which is where personal growth happens.
Here are some key values that inform how I work with people:
Be true to yourself. How we draw on and integrate our many roles is an ongoing challenge and an opportunity to achieve greater authenticity and satisfaction.
Hear your inner voice. Learning how to listen to your head, heart, and gut is key to making decisions—big and small—that work in the long term.
REACH TOWARD LIFE BALANCE
Make time for work and time for play. On the balance beam of life there are very few moments of complete “balance”; often it’s about making small corrections (or big ones if you fall off). Balance doesn’t look the same for everyone, but if we listen in, we can know what we need. Simple, but not always easy.
Even though we can plan and guide our lives to take us in the directions we choose, we don’t always get to choose what happens to us. But we can choose how to respond. In fact, we experience our greatest growth when we learn how to effectively deal with what is, rather than being frustrated by what is not. Presence not only creates the opportunity for choice, but aliveness and gratitude as well.
Your body greatly impacts your capacity. As a leader, you can only be as effective as your body allows. You need to manage your energy, just as you manage your time.
Your environment impacts you. Since we respond to our environment, it’s important to notice how our surroundings support us. Getting outside is crucial, as is creating comfortable home and work spaces. Even your clothing creates a micro-environment that influences how you feel.
Relationships matter. As humans we are social creatures; we need strong, supportive relationships to nourish us and help us thrive.
You are an integral part of your community—both locally and globally. Edward Everett Hale said it well: “I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
Spirituality is part of the human experience. We flourish when we feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience,” said Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. “We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
I am based in the wonderful town of Brattleboro, Vermont, though I often travel across North America and Europe to meet my clients’ needs.