Wanting movement in a particular area of life? Start with a FREE consultation. Then, schedule a series of 10-12 regular meetings, each lasting approximately 50 minutes. Whether you want to meet face-to-face, online, by phone, or a combination of these options, I can help you...
Identify your needs and values
Define and simplify your goals
Specify your action plan
Balance work, social/family and personal time
Discover your innate creativity
Practice paying attention
Identify and engage advocates
Evaluate your wins
Premarital coaching is process to proactively strengthen your relationship beyond the BIG day. Rather than wait until serious issues arise, I use the nervous energy and excitement of the conversation of lifetime commitment to deepen and elevate their relationship. Research backs up the resilience that this process strengthens. Trust me, going through counseling when things are going well is much more enjoyable than allowing for issues to snowball.
I view premarital counseling as a way to increase communication skills, prevent conflict from boiling over and to co-create relationship values that promote a rich and meaningful life together.
While the sessions may vary depending on the model we choose, I offer a 10-12-session pathway that includes assessment of strengths and areas of growth as a couple and conversations and activities exploring:
Where we come from
Getting our needs met
Connection and commitment
Money and power
Intimacy and affection
Rituals of reconnection
Roles and values
LIFE, WORK LIFE, PREGNANCY & PARENTING, GROUPS
Group (2 or more individuals) coaching is a popular, affordable and interactive alternative to individual coaching and follows a similar plan as described above, but on a focused topic shared by the group.
Coaching is great for solving complex problems because it guides and supports group members to closely clarify the problems, identify powerful strategies to solve them, and specify relevant and realistic actions to implement those strategies.
Support and accountabilities can be used to ensure that group members actually apply the content that they got from education provided in person, through book studies, etc.
Team building and Networking
Members' strong focus on helping each other can quickly form a close and confidential bond in which members come to rely on each other to achieve individual goals. Because members count on each other, they share their needs, open and honest feedback, and useful and practical resources among each other.
Coaching has been proven to be a powerful means to cultivate change in people. Organizational change, including cultural change, requires change in people as well. In some formats of group coaching, the members not only get coached, but they practice coaching.
The groups can be lower cost than individual coaching because the members do much of the work in the groups.
There are many skills that group members will develop, regardless of the purpose of the group. For example, they will build skills in presenting to a group, asking for and accepting help, listening, asking good questions, action planning and learning from reflection.
Group coaching is interactive and filled with the creative force of many minds coming together to encourage change in each other. There is often as much laughter as there is learning.
Weekly sessions for a period of 2-3 months (depending on topic). Each session is approximately 60-90 minutes. Work within the sessions is a combination of individual and group activities. Read below for some examples of questions/topics for group coaching. Contact me if there is a topic for group coaching you would like to be considered for a customized group.
Is your work not working for you? Are you stuck on whether to branch out professionally and which direction you might go if you did? Are you wondering how your skills add up to a professional life that meets your expectations and fulfills your dreams? Are you ready to reinvest in your reinvention?
Is your life's work being challenged by your work life? Learn how to sustain positive relationships while building on personal and professional dreams. Find mutual vision and values with colleagues. Unlock the creativity to address problems before they become insurmountable.
Are single or single again? Are you sick of picking the wrong relationship and wanting to figure out how to identify a good match?
Are you in love, but on the fence about taking your relationship "down the aisle"? Are you planning a wedding, and wanting to make sure you have the tools you need for the "happily-ever-after"? Do you want an opportunity to address some of the protective factors and pitfalls of marriage? Would you feel more confident knowing how to grow together and communicate about stuff more effectively?
Are you pregnant? Shopping for a stroller? Filling out your birth plan? STOP. You need a plan that will allow you to get rest, get fed, get showered and get out of the house when you need some me or we time. You need a plan for how to remain "awake" amidst the prolonged sleep deprivation that comes with newborn care. You need to understand perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and how they affect dads, too. Read more, here.
Are the teenagers in your home making you crazy? A study showed that "depression is actually most common among mothers of middle school children as they catapult into the tween years". Studies suggest that support from other parents may even out your relationship at home.