People often wonder...
What is coaching?
Coaching is the act of supporting someone as they set out on a road to achieve their personal and professional goals. Sometimes, a client isn’t sure what road to take. Other times, they know what road they want to travel, but are a bit stuck. In either case, a coach can help a client connect to their inner wisdom so that they can: uncover their hopes and dreams, activate hope and motivation, and create a plan that leads to success. The role of a coach is not to give advice, but to help the client understand personal values and belief systems, and how these show up in all areas of our lives.
What is Positive Psychology?
Often we hear the word psychology, we think of the study of people’s thoughts and resulting behaviors. WHY people do the things they do.
Positive Psychology, on the other hand, is the field of study devoted to what makes one flourish. It looks at what is strong rather than what is wrong. It seeks to understand what goes well for those who live their best lives and what conditions are necessary for one to be at their best.
Positive psychology is NOT about pretending that everything is fine when it isn't. That is referred to as toxic positivity. Positive psychology uses science to help better understand how we can live our best lives, even when faced with challenges.
What is Positive Psychology Coaching?
Everyone has strengths, and ways of using those strengths that are different from anyone else in the world. Positive psychology coaching helps clients identify their strengths so that they can call upon them more consciously as they pursue goals. It can also help clients see their own power to grow and change, as they develop strengths that they use less often, but want to use more.
Positive psychology coaching is based on research that has identified a variety of experiential tools that put the client in the center of their own journey toward growth and fulfillment. It honors the emotional aspects of what it is to be human, while helping a client build positive feelings of resilience, self-efficacy, and hope.
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
Therapy is the process of looking back and uncovering the causal relationship between the past and the present. Coaching is forward focused with an emphasis on strengths and goals. While one might occasionally turn to the past for insight, it is always with the intention of moving forward. Coaching clients are typically feeling stuck on some way, but are generally functioning in their daily lives. Coaching is not a substitute for therapy. If you are suffering from mental health issues or trauma, please seek professional help before coaching.
Do you offer online coaching?
Presently, I offer coaching via ZOOM for clients 18 and up.
What are your fees?
Fees vary depending upon the package. Please refer to Packages and Fees for specifics.