I'm glad that you stopped by to learn more about coaching. Welcome. Some questions you may have...
Q: What is Ontological coaching and who can benefit from this style of coaching?
A: Ontological coaching is the study and observation of "what is." This style of personal development coaching observes emotions, the body, and language as it shows up now. The individual that can benefit from coaching is the individual that wants to be coached. My style of coaching also incorporates CBC (Cognitive Behavioral Coaching), dialectical thinking, mindfulness, symbolism, and somatic awareness. Coaching is for anyone who is interested in creating change and diving deeper into personal development. I provide a safe and inclusive space for all humans including the LGBTQ+ and Veteran communities.
Q: What are some outcomes from coaching?
A: One of the most beautiful parts about coaching is the co-creation of the next steps, not just short term fixes but long term solutions. In co-creating new practices you will get to see the world with new eyes and gain a deeper sense of individual awareness. This can then create a life of less reaction, more stability and ways to cope.
Q: What can coaching help me with?
A: My coaching has helped individuals work through: negative self-talk, self-worth issues, effective communication in partnership and with family, presence in life, finding values and purpose, ruminating thoughts, ways to cope with moderate levels of anxiety and depression, grief/loss, understanding emotions, creating boundaries, and deeper connection to self.
Q: What's different about your style of coaching?
A: I have always been fascinated by human resiliency. By connecting with "what is" I offer a platform where clients are heard, supported, and viewed as whole. I too am not perfect, never been, and have been swayed by life stressors, ruminating thoughts, and profound loss. It is from this place we can acknowledge the truth of what is happening.
As oppose to consulting, real certified coaching does not offer answers, I instead provide questions so that you can unearth these answers by yourself. We then collaborate on practices that will support greater flexibility in life and ways to handle challenging situations.
I have coached hundreds of clients, including clients from over ten different countries, and about ninety percent have experienced improvement. I have also done an immense amount of personal therapy over twenty years, with reflection, meditation, and movement as my underpinnings. Not only do I bring the western understandings of cognitive and dialectical behavioral coaching, I incorporate the works of Stephen Porges and Peter Levine, to understand how stress and life shows up in the body and the nervous system. These practices have invited me to bring a stable and regulated nervous system into our sessions so that it creates a safe attachment environment for you during our sessions. This is imperative for change.
Q: Are you certified?
A: Yes, I received my certificate of completion through Newfield Network of Colorado in 2019. This program is recognized as one of the top three coaching schools in the nation and is accredited through the ICF (International Coach Federation).
I hold over 1200 hours of coaching hours towards a PCC - Professional Coach Certification. I have been coaching for about five years and half way through my graduate studies towards becoming a licensed clinician in the state of Colorado.
What's next? Book a complimentary twenty minute consult by clicking the link below. Let's connect to see if you feel it's a good fit. If we find out you are looking for a different type of support I have a trusted referral list of other coaches and therapists I would be happy to share. Finding a connection with your coach/therapist is imperative for change. I am happy to make that transition as easy as possible if either of us come to determine that. I look forward to meeting you!