My hope is to help people lead more fulfilling lives. With some clients, we may focus on developing strengths, improving relationships, and clarifying a sense of purpose. With others, we may focus on healing wounds of the past, understanding unconscious blocks, and gaining fresh skills. In two decades experience, I have had the privilege of seeing that we can really change. I work with people from different walks of life to make those changes.
The process I use is as much art as it is science. Grounded in my training in psychology and personal experience, I collaborate with my clients in a process that fosters authenticity, personal connection, and exploration.
I am sometimes asked how executive coaching, psychotherapy, and leadership training are connected. They involve psychologically developing ourselves to be more able to manage challenges, to be better at connecting to other people, and to live simultaneously with ease and vibrancy. While helping someone with depression or trauma may look very different from helping a senior leader or competitive martial artist, with a high stakes event, I've found the underlying challenges are related because they involve managing our minds.
Myself, I am regularly reminded that I have a long way to go on the path of development. I find it very meaningful and gratifying to be on this journey with my clients.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SCALE
A simple model of the journey to deeper authenticity, healing, and growth
Overwhelmed: You may feel a lot of fear and distress. Getting "in the zone" may seem almost unattainable.
Conventional: You manage day-to-day matters effectively but you have the sense that life could be more. You might find yourself saying, "I'm sure I could be more vibrantly alive and creative but I'm not there".
Optimal: You feel a pervasive sweet stillness, an expansive sense of connection, and an easy awareness of the present. Your mind is creative, and in "flow".