What is coaching?
Coaching is a partnership. The partnership between a coach and client is completely confidential and free from judgement. It’s a safe place to talk about whatever goals and dreams you have for yourself. Through the coaching relationship, you will learn about what you want, why you really want it and what is keeping you from getting it. You will gather the tools you need to overcome the obstacles that trip you up, and, let’s face it, we all have them. These obstacles show up as anxiety, self doubt or second guessing, and guilt. My goal as a transitional coach is to help my clients discover their potential and create options for their lives so they can move forward and experience the confidence, independence and freedom that they deserve.
It is still somewhat surreal to me to see myself on a website. The story of how I got to this juncture began when I started to realize that I had special powers. No, I don’t run around in a cape or a spandex suit. That power that I discovered was lurking in a most obvious place… in me! I have always been interested in what makes people tick. And I love to solve puzzles. Those two passions led me to pursue a B.S. from the University of MD and M.Ed. from the University of VA in the field of special education. Helping my students build self awareness of their strengths and navigate the challenges they faced was extremely fulfilling. Most importantly, those passions led me to start investigating what makes me tick, to figure out the puzzling situations I got myself into and eventually out of. What I found is that I have the power to write out whatever story I want for my life. I have the freedom to choose who I want to be at any given moment. I also uncovered the thoughts and beliefs that held me back. I started by letting go of things that I couldn’t control and figuring out what exactly I wanted. As my vision for my life become clearer, I started taking small steps toward meeting some of my goals and built my confidence. I decided that I wanted to help other women who feel stuck or trapped in circumstances beyond their control to experience the confidence, independence and freedom that they deserve. Many hours of classes and extensive training through iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) later, I earned my coaching certification and became an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. Now, I’d love to help you discover your special powers.