While many forms of coaching focus primarily on what you do (by helping you set and attain achievable goals, for example), transformational coaching focuses more on who you are (including how you see yourself and how these perceptions keep you from living your life to the fullest). Personally, I aim to address both your perceptions of yourself and the personal narratives that shape those perceptions.
I offer two different kinds of transformational coaching: personal coaching and leadership coaching. (Keep reading for more details.)
Q: How is personal coaching different from leadership coaching?
The aim of personal coaching ispersonal healing and transformation. Our sessions will focus primarily on your story, your inner world, and your style of relating to your outer world. This is deep work that invites you to contend with feelings of grief and/or shame, and our progress will depend on how deeply and honestly you are ready to engage yourself and your own story.
The aim of leadership coaching is growth in regard to how you lead and influence others. Whether you are an artist, an activist, a healer, a coach, an educator, a business person, a clergy member, or [fill in the blank], your own story and style of relating determine how you affect people within your sphere of influence. Our sessions will focus primarily on addressing any issues you face as a leader, and identifying how your story impacts your capacity to lead with love and integrity. (If much deeper engagement of your story is needed in order to grow, I might suggest you either consider personal coaching sessions or see a licensed therapist in addition to our time together.)
Q: What happens in my first coaching session?
We'll talk about what you hope to gain from transformational coaching, and I'll answer any questions you have about my approach. By the end of our first session, we'll have some idea of the kind of care you need going forward. How we proceed depends somewhat on your individual needs, desires, and style of relating.
Q: How much does a session cost?
A single coaching session costs $140 for 50 minutes, or $220 for 80 minutes. I am able to offer a reduced rate, according to need, for some clients. Longer sessions and story groups might also be available; contact me for details.
Q: Where do we meet?
I meet all of my clients remotely, using Zoom. (Keep reading for more info.)
It depends on you and what you hope to gain from coaching. I usually recommend meeting at least once a week (at first) for personal coaching, and once every two to four weeks for leadership coaching. More progress will happen the more often we meet. At what point we decrease the frequency of our meetings (or stop meeting altogether) is ultimately up to you and will depend on how satisfied you are with the progress you're making.
Q: What kind of education and/or training have you had?
Yes. I strive to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and I am committed to providing culturally informed, affirming, and supportive care whatever your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Q: Do you have experience working with BIPoC folks?
Yes. I am committed to the work of decolonizing my practice, and to the work of educating myself (outside of client sessions) in regard to the culture and the intersectional experience of each of my clients. I am also committed to the ongoing pursuit of education when it comes to the history and impact of white supremacy, including the impact of racial trauma on the minds, hearts, and bodies of people of color.
Q: How do I know if transformational coaching is right for me?
Transformational coaching is for anyone committed to the ongoing discovery of who they are and how they relate to themselves and others. If you're ready to take a deeper look at yourself, your story, and your impact on the world around you, then transformational coaching might be for you!
Q: Is there a way I can get to know more about you before scheduling an appointment?