Most of us have people in our lives that we talk with regularly. Where we share our frustrations and stories and hopes and plans. We also often are given ideas, suggestions, and even reasons to do or not do any given thing.
What would it be like to be able to talk through questions you have about yourself and only get back your own answers? To have someone listen and reflect, without judgement or an attempt to steer you in a particular direction? What goals, desires, and self-truths would you uncover if you had a partner in listening - someone equally as curious to discover your answers as you are?
As human beings we have innate needs to be connected, to be loved, and to be understood. Countless clients have mentioned that our sessions allow them to be truly listened to in a way they’ve never experienced before.
To explore your own thoughts takes courage. To explore them as a team takes trust and deep honesty. Your willingness to share is what allows me to not just listen, but to truly hear what you are saying. By being able to give you back what I hear, you have a unique experience of being able to listen to yourself.
At some point - for some clients it’s weeks, for others it’s longer - you will get to a point where you are better at being able to listen to yourself. You’ll be able to come to a fork in the road of life, and you'll be more equipped to ask yourself questions and then hear your own answers.
Working with me doesn’t require a long-term, high-price commitment. It takes a willingness to explore together whatever is most important right now. The biggest thing I ask for is a commitment to you, by you. Your thoughts, plans, and actions are what drive everything we do. I’m here to listen and help you navigate. It’s up to you to let me when you’re ready to go solo.
Isn’t this like therapy?
Yes and no.
Yes - you and I will talk about everything you’re thinking and feeling.
Yes - our sessions are completely confidential.
No - I’m not a trained therapist. I personally believe this to be a strength of mine. I was never taught to diagnose issues, so I’m not inclined to box you into any given definition. It allows my mind to be a little more in tune with yours.
No - I might not be the best person to help with extreme anxiety, depression, or deeply ingrained behavior patterns.
The first step is to try out coaching with me, and see if we are a good working fit. If you have questions before you are ready to schedule your first session, my personal email is email@example.com. I’m happy to spend the time answering anything I may have missed here, or on my What Is Coaching page of my website.