Why I Coach

I am passionate about making workplaces more pleasant (and effective!) for leaders and those they lead. As your coach, I will partner with you to discuss your goals and how you can reach them. Please note, I am not a consultant. You will bring all of the knowledge and expertise to this party. I bring curiosity, enthusiasm, and lots of questions.

A.A. Milne may have said it best.

I do not intend to imply you are of very little brain, but who among us has not woken up at 2 AM with a very Thingish thought only to discuss it with a friend or colleague and feel a little better? Now imagine if that friend had been trained to ask questions aimed at getting to see that Thingish thing in different ways . . .with no judgment about your choices (or that sweater she advised you not to buy). That's coaching in a nutshell.

“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.”

Skeptical? I get it.

Coaching sounded like BS to me until I took courses in Adult Development and was floored by how much insight I gained from every coaching conversation. Each coach's attention to whatever problem I brought to the table supported me as I pondered challenges big and small. Their questions illuminated corners of my mind that were previously inaccessible to me, and it felt so good to know they were in it with me---to be seen and to see myself differently through their reflections. It was a tremendous gift. And it’s one I’d like to give to you.