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Why work with me?
I bring a mix of skills, education, and life experience to my coaching, and I’ve successfully coached over a hundred men and women since starting my practice in 2013. My clients can tell you about their greater impact in the work productivity, leadership skills, and personal lives.
Why work with me? When I asked my former clients that question, they give one or more of these reasons – I make them feel comfortable and safe in our conversations, no matter what we discuss, second, that they experience feeling heard and that I’m a really good listener. That they experience my belief and faith in their well-being and wisdom makes it easier for them to find it in themselves.
In addition to realizing their individual goals, all of my clients learn how to navigate and manifest change with ease and grace, and that wisdom, clarity, and well-being can be experienced in any situation or circumstance that life throws at them.
I have two coaching credentials (Clarity Coach & Strozzi Coach), two masters degrees (MBA from ASU Thunderbird School of Management and an MFA Writing from Bennington College, and over 30 years’ experience in the business and non-profit world. My transformational approach to coaching requires no tools or techniques, and is entirely improvisational, which is where my 17 years performing improv comes in handy! Improv is all about responding authentically and skillfully to whatever is present in the moment. That’s coaching in a nutshell!
I love my work, my clients, my family and my life. I like to sum it up this way: we are all born with everything we need to realize our dreams and to live a fulfilling life of happiness and well-being.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with Kathy, my wife of 26 years. We have two grown children who share our love of the outdoors.
Recent Blog Posts
Radiation: Day On Two cheerful techs in blue smocks place a skintight, perforated mask over my face and shoulders. They fasten it and me onto the treatment platform with four loud snaps. They make some final adjustments, positioning me where the LINAC’s ( linear...
Last fall, I asked a colleague, Davida, for some help with creating and sticking with routines. Countless times over the decades, I’ve created organizing systems, workout routines…only to eventually abandon them. Earlier that year, I had some health challenges, which...
"If you’re not in a good feeling, ignore everything you’re thinking." Sydney Banks New year, Monday morning. I start up the fire-road at Sorich Park, still stiff and tight from last night’s six-hour drive home from Malibu. The rain has stopped and a...
I discovered an innate confidence in myself that had always been there, a confidence that allowed me to connect easily with people. Job interviews became nearly effortless! Today, I am thriving in my new job – confident, focused and happy.
~Tuck Barclay Resource Development Director, United Way
Understanding that it was only thinking that caused me to shut down and not respond, I was freed. The next day, I met with the person who had challenged me at the meeting. The freedom was fabulous; I spoke open and freely, without any feelings of defensiveness.
~Jane White CEO, Granahan Investment Management
~James Bill Zia Architecture
~Corey Fischer Writer, Actor, Director and Teacher; Co-founder, Traveling Jewish Theatre