I’ve always been one of those people friends come to when they’re stuck.
Through purposeful conversations I’ve helped countless people figure out what’s going on, identify what the real sticking point is, find out what next step they can take to make a difference – and then turn that into action.
I didn’t know there was a “coaching” or “mentoring” profession until I hired a coach for myself and saw the impact it had on my life.
That’s when I realized I’d been coaching all my life – I’d just had never had a name for it.
I’m a straight talker, but I’m gentle. I can nudge, and I encourage, and support you, but I can’t make you change. That part is up to you.
What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?
Coaching and mentoring are very similar, although they have different different ways of delivering the assistance. Coaching is defined as a form of development in which a person, called a “coach,” supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. Mentoring is defined as a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn.
The bottom line difference between the two, in my mind, is the way coaches simply give practical advice and/or training and mentors act as partners to develop the client. In my practice, I have both styles of relationships with my clients, depending on the challenge for which you are looking for assistance.
Coaching with me has been described as “A breath of fresh air through my brain”.
I’ve used both coaching and mentoring to help me achieve my goals in life for a long time, and over many years I’ve picked up a number of exercises from my coaches and mentors that I now share with my own clients.
If you are interested in a complimentary 30 minute session to determine whether I may be a fit to help you move forward, drop me an email letting me know a brief outline of your current challenge, and I’ll be in touch to arrange a time to speak.
Intuitive, sensitive support
My natural intuition is one of the most powerful tools I bring to our coaching sessions.
I was born deeply sensitive to different layers of reality; as a child I experienced visions; deja vu experiences; I “just knew” things. In a shamanic culture, that aspect might have been cultivated early on; as it was, it was many years before I was to experience training in shamanic practice.
Tools I bring into coaching, in agreement with you and if we deem it appropriate, include journey work, soul retrieval, and energy healing.
Back in 1986 I had the good fortune to start a business with a few friends, providing PC-based networking software back before the Internet had been created. Seven years later, the company went public and I was able to retire from the business age 33 with the freedom to discover my true calling. After leaving the software business, I founded and was the Board Chair of Ringing Rocks Foundation, a non-profit foundation working with indigenous healers around the world, from 1995 to 2009. I am also a working glass artist, and founder of Creative Gateways, an artist collective and gallery here in Sedona.