Certified Coach: Gestalt International Study Center (GISC), ICF International Coaching Federation certified member, Ph. D. in Education with specialization in Confluent Education
I offer a form of coaching that blends EFT meridian tapping with Gestalt-based coaching for individuals and groups who are stuck, stressed, or stretching into their next steps.
What type of coaching do you offer and to whom?
I offer individual transition coaching for individuals and small groups face-to-face, on Skype and by phone. Coaching blended with meridian energy work provides a safe, structures and efficient way for a client to get out of their own way, smooth out stress, reframe resistance and get on doing what they want to do in the world.
Why did you get into coaching? What motivates you?
Over my long career I have worked in higher education, community-based programs, for-profit and non-profit settings. My passion has focused on adult learning, and how individuals can use the cognitive, emotional and physical aspects of themselves. I’ve worked in multiple contexts – supervision, leadership, conflict resolution, group dynamics and career change. Over and over in my earlier work, I saw individuals, teams and small groups flounder when one or more of the areas were excluded. I knew a different way was possible, and – I set out to explore ways to help individuals identify and disconnect from their old inner programming in order to do what they really wanted in the world.
What differentiates you from other coaches?
Basically EFT Coaching combines meridian energy work and Gestalt-based coaching techniques. A core tenant in my Gestalt-based coaching is “internalizing and applying the power of awareness.” A coach works with awareness to facilitate clients’ self-identification of habitual, unaware patterns of response, particularly those that interfere with their ability to respond in changing situations. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a tool that can reduce the emotional charge that accompanies issues identified through our coaching. This type of blended coaching supports clear thinking, enabling a fresh view and the ability to move forward.
What values are important to you when working with clients?
I value the client as the driver for the coaching session; each coaching session should be developed collaboratively to support their goals.. It is my role to assist the client in figuring out and prioritizing goals. Once we are both clear about the focus for the session, my role is to support the work by asking questions and keeping things on track in line with the client’s identified intentions.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy walking, spending time with family and doing Tai Chi.