"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. … Keep the channel open."
This quote by Martha Graham embodies my life long passion and focus, which is to help others realize and live their unique and full potential.
I can help you to keep the channel open, no matter what has been getting in the way.
What will it be like to work together?
First and foremost, our work will be a collaboration, a joint effort. We will work in partnership to make your life what YOU want it to be (not what I or anyone else thinks it should be).
We will also uncover the values and passions that naturally drive you forward into action.
What if you don't know what you want for your life, or what your goals are? Don’t worry - we will figure it out.
Each time we meet, we’ll look at how you’ve been able to move toward the life you want. Together we will “peek under the hood" and explore where you are struggling, overwhelmed, and stuck.
Unlike other therapy and coaching approaches where what you are experiencing is viewed as problematic, we will welcome it all and stand firmly in the knowledge that whatever feelings and reactions you are having are normal and logical given your history.
Our job will be to uncover and shine a lite on the learning experiences and natural reactions that are producing your distress so that, instead of being whipped around by it all, you can pause and choose wise, values-based action.
When we find what is holding you back (and we will find it because I know where to look!), we will take its power away. Our goal won't be to get rid of it ignore it, avoid it, or fight it. Instead, we'll get to know it, understand it, learn to calm and soothe it, and learn to work skillfully and wisely with whatever is arising that is getting in your way.
Will it be uncomfortable?
This work is about fundamentally transforming your life.
Yes, it will probably at times be somewhat uncomfortable.
But I know you can do it.
If you’ve been in therapy or coaching before, you are probably going to find the work we do together to be different and eye-opening.
I promise that I will not just sit there and stare at you while awkward silence takes over the room. I also promise that I will not let you talk on and on and on while I gently smile and nod, leaving you feeling listened to but still confused and without direction.
What I will do instead is teach you to notice the thoughts, emotions, body sensations, memories and stories that are running your life, how to free yourself from their power, and how get on with building a meaningful and satisfying life even in the presence of all the stuff that we can't do anything about.
This approach may feel counterintuitive, but it works!
You’ll find that experimentation is a big theme in our work – trying new things to get new results.
Regular reflection and noticing what is happening is also highly encouraged.
Most of my clients leave each session with a bunch of notes covering fresh insights they’ve gained, new actions they want to try, and practices and strategies they are going to experiment with to improve their lives.
Please email me today and let’s get to work to free you from the tyranny of your mind and make your life what you want it to be!
My journey of helping people achieve their unique lives began with a very fulfilling career as a VP of Talent Management and HR in a Global Fortune 500 company, including earning my MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
After 20 years it was time for a change.
I reflected on what I loved doing most and it was clear that my favorite days were when I got to work with people one-on-one to help them maximize their potential and work through challenges and opportunities. Executive Coaching was the next step on my path to helping people thrive in their lives.
To make sure I had effective skills and strategies to offer my clients, I earned an Evidence Based Coaching (EBC) Certificate from Fielding Graduate University and became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation.
Turns out, even executives have tricky human minds (haha, I knew that from personal experience). So I went to Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research to learn how to most effectively help my clients work with their minds to achieve the changes they were seeking.
In 2014 I earned a Master of Social Service (MSS) degree, became a Licensed Therapist (LSW) and have been in private practice as a mental health therapist and Executive Coach in Media, PA since.
When I’m not working with my clients or learning something new and useful, I can be found hanging out with my husband, children, step-kids, and our Tibetan Spaniel Bodhi at our home in Delaware County, PA.
We enjoy regular family stuff and watching superhero and sci-fi movies together. I try to workout and meditate daily (even though I’m not always successful), and for the last couple of years have been really enjoying negative strength training with the X-Force system.
The bottom line is that I have the experience and knowledge to effectively help you become who you want to be and build the life you want to live.
Let’s work together to create your own unique life.
Call me today at (484) 816-6181 to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit to help you achieve the life you want. I look forward to talking to you!