Coaching

Welcome. Working one-on-one with clients is among my favorite things to do.

I tend to delight in getting to know you – who you are, what matters to you, the ins and outs that brought you to coaching.

I also delight in being your thought-partner and sounding board – helping you see and hear yourself more clearly and with more compassion, working with you to identify new insights and ideas, and helping you to (re)connect with internal and external resources to make the changes you seek.

We have the option of integrating mind-body practices (yoga, self-compassion, mindfulness) into our sessions. For those interested in creative practices, we can draw from Designing Your Life to think more expansively and creatively.

My overall goal is to help you to feel more at home and empowered in your life.

Many of us encounter obstacles, transitions, and uncertainty.

You may wish to work with me if you:

  • Are feeling stuck. You may want to make a change and are not sure where to begin, how to continue in the face of obstacles, or are feeling like you could use more support.
  • Are navigating uncertainty or transitions. Health issues, career changes, becoming a parent, changes in relationships…these inflection points can be challenging (even with a positive change).
  • Are experiencing stress, burnout, or dissatisfaction in professional or personal roles.
  • Wish to more fully explore and express who you are and what matters to you. Many of us haven’t always had the permission or the space to be fully who we are.
  • Are seeking to prioritize your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual well-being. This can be radical, as well-being isn’t always prioritized in our places of work and communities.

Coaching can help.

Working together, we will engage in a process of discovery to:

  • Gain clarity: Learn more about what’s working well for you, where you are stuck, and consider new approaches to meet challenges with compassion, creativity and insight.
  • Reflect on and articulate your priorities, values, and goals.
  • Take incremental steps toward your goals.
  • Approach change as a kind experiment, and with a growth mindset (learning as we go) rather than perfectionism or “getting it right.”
  • Be with your thoughts, feelings and experiences with more awareness, compassion, and curiosity.
  • Find greater alignment with your priorities in your daily life.
  • Increase satisfaction with life and work roles.
  • Elevate your self-care with a focus on what is truly replenishing for you.
  • Feel more empowered, and connect with motivation rooted in kindness, rather than criticism.
  • Take designated time and space for you to be seen, heard and supported.

The process is customized for you.

The process is centered on you and your goals and typically involves a combination of the following:

  • Discussion and support to help you make incremental progress toward your goals. This includes recognizing and celebrating your progress, and working through barriers with understanding and creativity.
  • Time and space to reflect on themes and patterns you notice as you progress toward your goals, all in service of learning more about what works well for you.
  • General support. In this reflective, experiential process, there will likely be unexpected twists and turns, a range of feelings, and new questions and insights that come up. We will take time to explore and integrate whatever arises.
  • Problem solving to think about and work with challenges in new ways. This often includes connecting with internal strengths and external resources for more support.
  • Weaving in new perspectives, tools and exercises to get unstuck, including from self-compassion, mindfulness, yoga, and/or Designing Your Life.
    • Examples include: Beginning and ending each session with a mindfulness exercise; engaging in a self-compassion meditation; incorporating brief stretching and breathing breaks; or trying one of many Designing Your Life exercises, such as designing three alternative 5-year plans.
    • Weaving in tools from any of the frameworks I offer is done in partnership with you, based on your interests, what is arising in the present moment, and what aligns with your overall goals and values.
  • Support in identifying next steps between sessions: such as practical ways to explore concepts, implement a new idea, or adopting a new behavior.
  • Follow up emails after sessions, when appropriate, with relevant resources we discussed (with links to meditations, articles, books, podcasts, etc).

A reflective, empowering, heart-centered approach.

In this relationship-centered process, finding a good match matters.
We might be a good match to work together if:

  • You are seeking a coach with a reflective approach, centered on compassion. I tend to listen deeply, reflect back what I hear, including themes, patterns, and questions that arise, share new perspectives for your consideration, and encourage you to reconnect with your own inner wisdom.
  • You wish to feel more empowered in reconnecting with yourself, your wishes, your strengths. Much of my reflection will be on helping you to more fully embrace who you are, what is meaningful to you, and to experiment in life with what moves you forward, authentically and sustainably.
  • You wish to have a relational approach to coaching. I will want to get to know you and will invite us to have authentic interactions during coaching.
  • You appreciate a flexible, integrative approach with space for surprises along the way. I tend to draw from a wide range of tools and perspectives, rooted in mindfulness and compassion, and believe curiosity often leads to greater clarity.
  • You appreciate choice. There is no one way through any particular challenge; rather, we each can find a path that resonates with us. I tend to check in regularly to get a read on what resonates with you, and to include you as an informed partner in developing a path forward toward your goals.

Pricing

Sessions may be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed. I recommend planning for a minimum of three months of coaching to gain traction toward your goals.

Session packagesStandard RateSliding Scale Rates
Stand alone sessions
(rates are per session)
$125$75 – $120
Starter package – 3 months of coaching:
1 month of weekly sessions +
2 months of bi-weekly sessions
(8 sessions in 3 months)
$760Beginning at $560
3 months of coaching
2 sessions per month
(6 sessions in 2 months)
$600Beginning at $420
5 months of coaching
2 sessions per month
(10 sessions in 5 months)
$900Beginning at $650

Sliding scale rates are available to address income and resource inequality, and are available to anyone who can benefit. The sliding scale offers the same sessions at a lower cost because we all have different access to resources. My hope is to make coaching sessions more accessible to those who could benefit.

Payment plans are available for the Starter Package, and the 3 and 6 month commitments.

Frequently asked questions

How many sessions are recommended? I recommend considering a 3 or 6-month session package, to keep momentum and to build in accountability for the changes you seek. Stand alone sessions are also available, if you prefer the freedom to choose how often you engage in coaching.

We can continue to work together as long as you wish beyond that initial timeframe, in support of your goals.

How do I get started? Schedule a free 30-minute consultation to explore the possibility of working together, or send me a note (both options are below). In the consultation we will discuss what is bringing you to coaching, your goals, and how I may be of service.

Is this therapy? The coaching I provide is not therapy and I am not a licensed therapist. Therapy involves the application of the principles and procedures of counseling to assess and treat intrapersonal and interpersonal problems and other dysfunctional behaviors and to assist in the overall development and adjustment of those served. Coaching does not involve diagnosis or treatment. Coaching, instead, is a transformative process for personal and professional awareness, discovery and growth. Coaching is a future-focused practice of partnering in a thought-provoking and creative process that will hopefully inspire you to maximize your personal and professional potential.   


be easy.
take your time.
you are coming
home.
to yourself.

-the becoming | wing

-Nayyirah Waheed


Schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

An opportunity to meet each other, explore options for working together, and ask any questions you have.

Let’s connect.

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