In 2004, I expanded my practice as a psychotherapist by also becoming a life coach, graduating that year from The Academy for Coaching Excellence (ACE). I became a Professional Certified Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2006.
What is a life coach? A life coach helps you discover your personal potential, recognize your strengths, values and life intentions, and determine what your contribution to life is by facilitating goals that are meaningful and rewarding. This “hero’s journey” is filled with exciting markers of success.
As a life coach, I support my clients’ endeavors, strategize with them to develop solutions to negotiate the rough patches on their journeys to success, and create safety and structure in the process, showing respect and honoring confidentiality. The client takes responsibility to be a willing partner with me as their coach, is willing to explore options and, with my help, takes authentic actions to achieve the results he or she wants. By honoring the agreements of the coach / client contract, this powerful alliance creates its own synergy of success.
Life Coaching for Athletes
As a certified COR.E Performance Dynamic Specialist, I also work with athletes to achieve their goals through consistency of performance, consistency of results, consistency of focus, consistency of confidence, and even consistency of fun regardless of the ebb and flow of their competitive sport during any given season.
As most athletes know, high performance is not only a matter of talent and training. It is a state of mind that brings everything together in order to realize your highest potential. In his renowned book, Flow in Sports, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes flow as “a harmonious experience where the mind and body are working together effortlessly.”