Setting & Reaching Goals
There are many challenges related to
self-esteem, motivation, communication, confidence or problem-solving where individuals can benefit from concrete skills and guidance, that don’t merit the interventions and depth involved in therapy. This is where coaching can be tremendously beneficial. I help people learn and reinforce specific skills that help them gain perspective, move forward, feel motivated and attain goals. With coaching we are not engaged in a treatment process to heal past emotional wounds or work on sustained cognitive distortion.
Coaching vs. Therapy
There is no diagnosis and there’s a presumption of wellness that will allow you to build on existing strengths. Coaching is very much forward- facing and solution focused. It is also relatively short-term. In fact, some people prefer an intensive week of 2-4 sessions to help them deal with a specific challenge.
As a certified coach, I employ strategic methods to help you find focus and specific direction. So there’s no getting bamboozled by a charismatic personality talking a lot of hot air. I find I also draw on my lived experience and training as an attorney to add problem-solving, focus and analysis to the equation. (Though, of course, I cannot dispense legal advice in this context).
Practical and Accessible Skills
My approach to coaching is not unlike my approach to therapy in that regard. It’s important to be able to take what you learn in your sessions to your everyday life and put it into practice as part of your personal transformation experience.
Experiential and Integrated Learning -The Set-Up
I offer coaching through workshops and courses that usually contain an interactive and experiential component that allows you to absorb new information and tailor it to your individual experience. This may take the form of included retreats, Q&A sessions and online ongoing community interaction. Individual coaching is also available upon request.
I work with individuals and groups anywhere from one encounter through many encounters over many months. Select what feels right for you.
Remote access allows me to help people from the comfort of their living room. It provides unique flexibility that is an option for those with busy schedules, needing additional privacy or operating within boundaries for social distancing. Unlike therapy, your location is not a factor in providing services.
All of my work centers on identity and in some workshops/courses I delve more deeply into integration of one’s sense of self. All well-being depends on an integrated and coherent sense of self. Anxiety, depression, addiction, political conflict and life transitions all affect one’s identity. Sometimes this work is necessary after significant therapy to build confidence in moving forward.
Racial Trauma Coaching
Coaching is another way of providing support for those who have experience overt and subtle prejudice or microaggressions associated with racism.
Living amongst culturally-bound assumptions and privilege that suppresses your authenticity is stressful. Overt racism is painful. Being able to identify what is going on is a precursor to feeling safe in your body. Our group coaching is a particularly helpful and affordable way for BIPOC to feel safe and learn ways to navigate and maintain helpful boundaries.
Free Consultation: Call Me To See For Yourself
Explore if coaching is for you. I invite you to review the information on specific types of coaching below and take advantage of the free consultation to see how coaching might work for you and if it addresses your needs. Click here to schedule.
addressing Imposter syndrome
- Overcome invasive thoughts that paralyze and distort
- Recognize and reframe attitudes, beliefs and behaviors around perfectionism and productivity
- Define personal style and expectations
- Gain perspective
Wellness Restorative Coaching
This aspect of coaching allows us to go deep, deep into the restorative practices of self-care and mindfulness to live out a life of authenticity and integration of mind, body and spirit.
Ideal for those adjusting to life transitions.
- Find ongoing restoration after therapy or while working with a therapist to determine direction and build confidence in daily living.
- Build structure and lifestyle around racial heritage, multiethnic culture, race and related points of view
- Gain facility around political and sociological issues that influence identity construction
- Explore values that resonate with you to build a legacy that reflects your unique purpose and identity
Current Workshops Open For Registration
Ever feared being "cancelled" or "called-out" by friends, colleagues or family? If so, this interactive learning experience is for you.
We are living in a world of increasing disconnection, addiction, exhaustion, burnout, misery and hopelessness. This has been compounded with the onset of Covid, the attack on the US Capitol, racial injustice, issues related to freedom of speech, and political polarization. Social distancing exacerbated the isolation many experienced before Covid.
Much of this is manifesting in decreased tolerance for difference and conflict which individuals, families and communities have experienced as punishment, exile and reactivity which exacerbate isolation, disconnection and rejection.
In this workshop you will:
- Identify differences between harm, abuse, trauma and conflict.
- Gain confidence initiating conversations and responding to matters regarding race, privilege, power especially where there is difference, diversity and controversy.
- Foster a sense of belonging and inclusion.
- Distinguish nuanced experiences that counter typical Black/White binary discourse.
- Receive support and accountability for transforming insight into action.
- Engage in relevant discussion related to authenticity, privilege, intersectionality and power to better navigate your personal, social and professional life.
Click here to learn more or register.
How Do You Prepare Your Mixed-Race Children For Challenges You have Never Faced?
Raising children who may have a different racial appearance or race designation than your own and from their siblings presents some unique challenges. Traditional sources of information regarding race issues may fall short because they tend to cater to monocultural dimensions of race and are discussed within a Black and White binary framework. In this workshop you will:
- Identify common and contemporary issues regarding racism and/or oppression of minorities.
- Receive support and accountability including a follow-up
Q & A days after the workshop.
- Engage in relevant discussion related to authenticity, privilege, intersectionality and colorism to help your children navigate their space as they mature into adulthood.
- Gain confidence initiating conversations and responding
to your children’s questions about race to foster a sense of belonging and inclusion.
- Distinguish nuanced experiences that counter typical Black/White binary racial discourse.
Click here to learn more or register.