Coaching FAQ

Who is coaching for?

You have a meaningful personal or professional goal but you're getting in your own way. Common challenges include:

  • Overthinking, indecision, confusion
  • Self-criticism, perfectionism 
  • Self-doubt, imposter syndrome
  • Procrastination, distraction
  • Stress, burnout

What's your approach to coaching?

My approach integrates life and leadership coaching, cognitive behavioral psychology, and the Enneagram. Together, we'll unravel thinking traps, identify habitual patterns, and shift limiting beliefs. We'll develop practices for self-awareness, compassion, and acceptance. We'll build a foundation for mental wellness and sustainable transformation.

What's your background?

I received my coach training from the Co-Active® Training Institute (CTI). It was the first to be accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is regarded as the gold standard of coaching. The effectiveness of the Co-Active® model has been validated by the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical affiliate.

Prior to coaching, I had a multifaceted career as a founder, corporate marketer, brand strategist, and publicist.  


What's the difference between coaching, therapy, and a DIY approach?

Coaches look toward your future, helping you align with your inner compass and take conscious action in the present.

Therapists address your past, diagnosing and treating mental health challenges that are hindering you in the present.

A DIY approach would entail reading books, listening to podcasts, taking courses, and attending workshops. This increases your knowledge but doesn't necessarily shift your behaviors.

What are each of these approaches like?

Let's say you want to learn how to ride a bike but you're nervous to get started...

A coach would ask: What would be possible for you if you could ride a bike? What values would you be honoring by getting on the bike? What's one small thing you could do to start today?

A therapist would ask: What prior associations do you have with riding a bike? What patterns from the past are showing up now? 

An author/speaker/expert would say: "I know how to ride a bike, let me share what I know." 

What's your personal take on each of these approaches?

Coaching, therapy, and proactive learning are all essential. Each approach serves a unique purpose on your journey.

Working with a coach has made me more self-aware and connected to my inner sense of knowing. It's helped me see what's important and propelled me to take intentional action toward meaningful goals.

Working with a therapist has given me space to verbally process lingering emotions from my past. It has also helped me rewrite old stories that were no longer serving me.

While one-on-one, human-to-human support has been foundational to my growth, I also believe in proactive learning. I am a lifelong student, this enables me to stay up on the latest research and I apply it my own growth and work as a coach.

Why work with a coach?

Personal growth work often feels like climbing a mountain with a backpack full of bricks.

A coach can help you climb the mountain with more ease and clarity. Brick by brick, your coach will help you remove the mental weight from your backpack. When you're questioning why you're on the mountain, your coach will help you see your values and your purpose. When you're not sure which path to take, your coach will help you connect with your inner compass.

If you're curious about working together, schedule time to chat here. In the meantime, here's a bit about me. I'd love the opportunity to get to know you!