Create the life you want to liveby getting clear on your goals and turning intention into action.
- Are you having trouble moving ahead toward a goal in your life?
- Do you want a better balance between your work and personal lives?
- Are your decisions out of line with your core values and needs?
Through coaching, you develop a greater awareness of your needs and values and discover how to integrate those needs and values into your everyday decision-making processes.
With the help of a coaching collaboration, you learn to define your goals, recognize areas of opportunity, call on your strengths, and harness your own skills to ensure your desired outcome becomes a reality.
As an ICF-certified coach, I have the skills to help my clients identify their goals, turn intentions into action, and raise their awareness of what they’re learning through this collaborative process.
Through a focus on their goals combined with structured follow-through, my clients are set up to achieve the success they are looking for.
How would you like to...
… create and maintain a better self-care routine?
Self-care is very important, and it means different things to different people. Getting enough sleep, exercise, and fueling our bodies with good nutrition is paramount to a healthy lifestyle.
Incorporating new routines into our schedules can be complicated and daunting, but once we connect to why a healthy lifestyle is important to us, creating and maintaining these routines becomes much less daunting.
Many of my clients have found success in creating a self-care routine, blocking time in their calendars, and enlisting an accountability partner for regular check-ins.
… stop being late for important events?
Being available and reliable to our family and friends is a promise most of my clients want to keep, but frequently they struggle with the relationship to time.
Understanding why we are late is key to breaking the cycle. Making the critical mental connections to important events and activities, identifying key transition points between those activities, and creating support structures to remind us of those transitions will go a long way to being more available and reliable.
My clients find success in utilizing a detailed calendar and creating transition cues (timers, electronic notifications, etc.) to ensure they get where they need to go on time.
… make commitments and actually follow through?
Not being dependable is a frequent concern for my clients, not just about being on time for commitments, but in not fulfilling commitments at all.
Reasons vary by client, but frequently I hear concerns about not knowing how to start a project, unclear scope or stakeholder expectations, being stuck in a perfectionist loop, and underestimating how long a task will take.
In these situations, I ask my clients to partner with the appropriate stakeholders and support team. Whether it’s a family or work project, being clear about expectations and knowledge limits goes a long way toward building trust and ensuring follow-through.
I can help
As an Associate Certified Coach, I understand that sometimes we just get stuck. We know where we want to go and what we want to accomplish—we just don’t know how to get there.
That’s where my genuine curiosity and thoughtful coaching process generates awareness, understanding, and learning within my clients.
Whether my clients look to me for coaching expertise, organizing proficiency, or both, together we create the life they want to live.
Here's how it works
Coaching is like a three-legged stool: You, Me, and the Coaching Process itself.
You: Before coming to coaching, you more than likely identified a gap between where you are today and where you want to be. Because you are the expert in you, you will bring that deep-seated awareness, intuition, and resourcefulness to each of our coaching sessions and the fieldwork you will do between sessions.
Me: Through deep curiosity, defining questions, and the ability to guide you to your own realizations, I become a full partner in the journey with you. I will help you come to new awareness, assist you in developing your strategy for advancement, and help you be accountable to the commitments you make to yourself.
Coaching Process: Through connecting via phone or video, we will meet on a regular, mutually agreed-upon schedule. During these sessions, we will work through a defined agenda that includes (but is not limited to) identification of your topic, what you’d like to accomplish during our time together, and why this topic is important to you at this point in time.The coaching process doesn’t stop with our meetings, but extends into an Awareness–Action–Learning Loop that will be part of our sessions and the fieldwork you will do between sessions.
Awareness: What do you know about you? What do you know about the situation? Is there another perspective we can look at?
Action: Based on your new awareness, what action are you open to exploring to change the situation?
Learning: What did you learn from either achieving, or not achieving, your goal? Learning will manifest itself as new awareness, strengthening the Awareness–Action–Learning loop.
Are you ready to make a lasting, positive change?
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you meet in person, on the phone, or via video?
Each client interaction is different, and it depends on geography and client preference. If we are geographically close and the client prefers to meet in person, we will do that. Sometimes, even if a client doesn’t live close by, we will meet in person for our first session, then conduct subsequent sessions via phone or video. And with some clients, all our contact is via phone or video.
How frequently do we meet?
This decision is client driven. I have clients I meet with on a weekly basis, some I meet with every couple of weeks, and some I meet with once a month. I ask all new clients to commit to a three-month program where we meet at least every other week.
Why do you ask for a three-month commitment?
Many of my clients are looking for support in changing behaviors that have gone on for years, and real and significant change usually happens over a period of time. Unfortunately, there are few quick fixes when it comes to significant shifts in perspective, structure, or behavior, so committing to a process for at least three months has proven to be the most effective way to get long-lasting results.
How many times will we need to meet?
This, too, depends on the client. Some clients prefer a long, ongoing relationship to ensure the support that their “new normal” requires. Other clients reach out because they have a current, short-term need, such as a difficult employee conversation or a significant job change challenge. The tenure of our relationship is completely in the client’s hands.
Will you tell me what to do?
I use a therapist/counselor now. Does coaching replace that?
I suspect I may have ADHD or have some ADHD characteristics. Can you help?
Yes. Although I work with clients who aren’t challenged with ADHD, my expertise is in helping clients struggling with executive functioning issues. If you think you may be challenged with ADHD, I would encourage you to seek assistance from a licensed mental health professional.
You can also fill out the ADHD self evaluation to learn whether you might benefit from the expertise of a trained coach and productivity professional.
How much does coaching cost?
The session cost ranges from $90 - $125 per 60-minute coaching session. But the coaching value extends far beyond the session time. For those clients purchasing coaching packages, I am available via e-mail for the duration of our coaching agreement.
Sometimes the coach needs a coach! I work as a career and life coach and was struggling with issues related to time management and my relationship to time as I build my new business. Cindy's systematic approach and thoughtful guidance got me through some chaotic thinking and helped me assess my priorities and how I respond to demands on my time.
It was just what I needed.
Cindy helped me process a difficult business direction issue I needed to address. I had been working with an advisor who had strong opinions about how I should direct my company but I was not confident that his advice was right for the business. Cindy helped me process all aspects of the issue. At the end of the process, I had the data I needed to make the right decision. Cindy also helped with strategies for communicating my decision to the advisor, which was helpful.
I communicated to the advisor that we were pivoting and going in a different direction. While the advisor was not happy about this decision, it was the right thing to do and has allowed me to focus on growing the business.
I recommend her coaching services highly.
Cindy helped me process and let go of a connection to my former company and the work relationships that were detrimental to my health and well-being. The work she did with me allowed me to get unstuck and move forward. In addition, I had some delegation roadblocks with my new current team that once resolved has helped me connect more closely to my team and develop them as future leaders.
Cindy has a knack for putting me at ease and asking great reflective questions that help direct my thinking in ways that created long-lasting change.
- I struggled with my presence in the classroom. Cindy helped me understand why I was hesitant to be firm with my students and worked with me to become a more confident, effective teacher.
- Our goal was to “do a better job with our finances.” Cindy helped us clearly define our goal, focus on our current level of preparedness, and determine a realistic and attainable process to reach our goal. She helped us maintain our focus and motivation to create something lasting. The work we did with Cindy as our Coach was invaluable in helping us attain our goal.
- For years I have been stating "If I could just have someone knowledgeable and skilled around ADD/organization, and most importantly, that I could completely trust, come into my life and watch how I actually function and operate with ADD, and then provide non-judgmental insight, caring support, and more effective processes for how I live, I know I could improve my quality of life." Cindy has done just that! She has given me hope that I can live more efficiently, learn new ways to optimize the challenges that come with being ADD, and create more time for the things that really matter in life such as family, friends, and creating more peace! She's absolutely amazing, andI am so incredibly grateful for her steadfast support and the positive impact she has had on me and my family.
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Through a coaching collaboration with me, you’ll learn to define your real goals, recognize areas of opportunity, call on your strengths, and harness your skills to ensure your desired outcome becomes a reality.