Isn't it true that our desired work and how we measure success can change throughout our lives?
Like many of you, I wear a lot of hats. I’m a professional, entrepreneur, certified career coach, non-profit board member, mom, wife, friend, sister—you get the idea.
Also like you, I LOVE to wear all of my hats but one of my favorites—okay, they’re all my favorites—is my “work” hat. My work is super-important to me. Why? It’s who I am. It’s a key piece of my identity. I love to work and I love my work. I fully and wholeheartedly identify with helping, serving, problem solving, collaborating, contributing and doing my part to make the world a better place.
My work is one of the deepest and most authentic expressions of who I am, truly. You too?
If so, I bet that you’re also results-oriented.
Driven to be the best at what you do.
Maybe even, unconventional.
Unafraid to speak up.
An out-of-the box, strategic thinker.
At the same time, perhaps, you are restless in your career and sense, rather than understand, that making a change might be a good thing. Maybe, too, you are seeing, or starting to see the world and your place in it differently than, say, people you work with day to day.
So, you’re scoping things out. You’re thinking of tweaking your job or maybe changing up your career altogether so that it’s more YOU. And, you’re looking for a partner and some guidance to help you get there.
That’s where I come in.
My mission is to help careerists step confidently and courageously towards “what’s next” in their career without getting derailed by fear, doubt and inaction.
I’m an International Coach Federation-certified career coach. But, frankly, the piece of paper that declares this truth is simply the cherry on top of my career sundae.
I’ve worked in small family-run businesses, non-profits, blue collar, white collar, service-based, and, most recently was a corporate marketing ladder-climber for fifteen years.
I’ve had the “big job” with a travel schedule and long commute while birthing and raising babies.
I’m a mom, balancing work, life and family.
I know what it’s like to step off the cliff into major unknowns and be scaredy-cat scared.
I’ve seen what happens when you work with a coach and without a coach:
rapid, supported change vs. slow, uncertain change.
I also know how freaking scary it is to move to the middle of nowhere and come face-to-face with cows standing in the road.
I love helping people take a stand for themselves and their work because I believe that….
… our work is our art – a space for creative self-expression.
... being authentic is critical to sustained success.
… Sunday nights don’t have to suck!
… we all wear many hats and work and life is wonderfully rich, complex and sometimes hard to navigate.
I do this work because there is nothing better than seeing the light come on in someone’s eyes and hearing the excitement in their voice when they reach for the next toehold in their career and grab it for their own.
Are you in? Ready to face some cows?
How I work
I work with clients over the phone. What I, and my clients, love about this environment is that it is super-convenient. There’s no travel time and it’s also, very private and extremely confidential. Good so far? Bueno.
In between coaching calls (typically three per month, each 45-minutes long), clients have access to me by email or “laser” sessions when things come up—which often happens because that’s when the magic of coaching reveals itself: when you are implementing what you’ve learned in our sessions and nailing it. I love to hear from clients between calls!
How to get started
If you’ve made it this far down the page, I’m guessing you’re interested in learning more. Yes?
To get started, click the button below and you’ll be taken straight away to my online calendar. Pick a time for us to chat and your requested time will land on my schedule.
With this meeting invitation, you’ll be asked a few brief questions so that I have a sense of what you’re looking for and the challenges that stand in your way. You’ll then send me the answers to these questions so that we are all on the same page. Trust me, this step is essential for us to make the most of our time together. Plus, they’ll get you to think and reflect, which is a good thing!
During our call, you’ll get to ask me questions, learn about my coaching style and my process for you to get results. I’ll listen to you a lot and probably ask you a few more questions. And remember, after this conversation, you are under no obligation whatsoever to continue forward. It’s simple, really; you’re just checking things out.
I look forward to connecting!
Photo by Ashley Rowe