1. How did you get started to bring you to where you are now?
  2. What is the difference between counseling, coaching, and consulting?
  3. What makes you different from other relationship coaches?
  4. Who are your clients?
  5. Will this really work for me?
  6. How do you work with your clients?
  7. What are your fees?
  8. I’m ready, how do I get started?
  1. How did you get started to bring you to where you are now? I was coaching in the mid-ninety’s before really knowing what the formal name for what I was doing was called coaching. I’ve always been a curious person, interested in others, and understanding what made them tick. I could stand in the grocery store line and people would tell me their life story, not knowing who I was from the next person. In fact, I would often hear, “I don’t even know you, and I’m telling you stuff I’ve never told anyone”. If I had a dollar for each time I heard that I would own a bank. People are precious. Life is precious. Relationships are precious. I hold the space where people are able to share some intimate parts of themselves, mainly through intensive listening. This is how I support individuals, and the curious part of me is filled with questions that help them work through their “stuff”.In fact, curiosity sent me back to school for a graduate degree in counseling to help me understand the problems that kept presenting themselves through people who came to me. Once that was done, it enabled me to help on a different level, including knowing who and where to refer when needed. I seek to understand people, and  to help them understand themselves better.
  2. What is the difference between counseling, coaching, and consulting? Counseling and therapy is more focused on solving painful problems from the past, and letting go of old patterns. It works with people to achieve self-understanding and emotional healing. Counseling helps people build supports to stabilize their lives. It explores the root of problems, dealing mostly with past and trauma issues, and seeks healing. Coaching is focused on finding creative ways to reach your potential in the future. It works to move people to a higher level of functioning. Coaching guides clients toward strategic ways to maximize their lives. It works for external solutions to overcome barriers; learn new skills, and implement effective choices. I think Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D. says it best; that “Coaching is an ongoing relationship between the professional coach and the client, which focuses on the client taking action toward the realization of their vision, goals, or desires”. It’s a powerful alliance between the client and the coach. Consulting is more like advising that offers the client insight and recommendations. It answers “how” questions. A consultant shows you how to improve or do something better; to go from non-functioning to functional. Since they are considered the expert, the client tends to lean on their strategies to get them from where they are to where they “need” to be.These are a few examples of what the differences are between the three, and may mean something else to someone else. While I do hold credentials and have experience with each of them, I tend to consider myself to be more of a consultant, simply by my own personal nature and style of delivery. However, I enjoy the facilitation of coach due to the unique alliance between the coach and the client.
  3. What makes you different from other relationship coaches? It’s been said that I’m a kind of in your face coach; meaning, I don’t hold back. If you’re in need of being spoon fed and having your hand held, I can do this; but my best work is zoning in on the presenting issue you seek help or improvement for and moving forward from there.
  4. Who are your clients? I do great work with couples and it’s my desire to see a shift in the prognosis of marriages today. If there is no change in happy, long-term, committed, marriages, the future generation won’t have a clue or model of what one could look like. Couples are two individuals. My client would be the individual looking for lasting love. The work I’m able to do with the individual will help them prepare and create what it is they truly want for their life and for their relationship.
  5. Will this really work for me? Will you work for it? It will work, if you work it! The work we will do together is what you want as an individual. You will bring the picture, vision, or puzzle of what you are looking for, and together we will create a finished product; your desired end result.
  6. How do you work with your clients? While there are several ways we can work together, the most used are via phone and online or virtual  (trainings / tele-classes / seminars / webinars / groups). Benefits my clients have reported and achieved in working with me include:
    • Improved communication
    • Learning how to say NO to what they do not want
    • Better understanding of what’s showing up in their lives
    • Clarity about who they are and confidence to embrace it
    • Deeper connections
  7. What are your fees? Fees vary depending on the individual, where they are, and the work and time needed to accomplish their end result. Different works may include: one-on-one; group (trainings / tele-classes / seminars / webinars); programs (1-month, 3-months, 6-months); products (recordings, transcripts, etc.).
  8. I’m ready, how do I get started? Click the green button below and schedule your complementary consultation.