Why choose Coaching? Simple. I co-create change with my client for my client.
I get asked this question frequently. Often by family members and friends and often followed by, "You went to school and got your Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Why don't you do therapy anymore?"
There is one BIG reason why...
I chose to coach for the simple fact that I feel my clients work for what they want and therefore get it! When I practiced therapy, I felt like
clients in my office where not really seeking change. They were satisfying a requirement for medication, to stay married or court orders. Going through motions.
Maybe it was because insurance covered it, so there was really no "skin in the game" and maybe they were not motivated by a therapist or an "expert" telling them where they should be or what is wrong and feeling judged. That the therapist knows the answer to problems, but will not tell.
I also do not feel that providing a diagnosis to a client is always empowering or necessary. Ditch the labels!!
As a coach, I have freedom and flexibility to allow my client to be the expert and many of them truly want the change! I find my clients are motivated by me showing that I am a regular and authentic person who can support, encourage and help them in accountability while they reach their own goals and desires!
My education was not a waste of time and money. It helps me to be a better coach in that my niche is families and relationships. I learned about the function, diversity, development and construction of families, relationships, self, and community.
Between my education and my experiences, I am more authentic, and can better relate to my clients!
What I do?
I coach mom’s to help them
-dig out of the parent sham game
-challenge your inner critic
-reset your minds and parenting goals
-expand your parenting tools
-communicate effectively with your teens so that you can be a trusted guide in your teen’s life!
I coach teens to help them…
-identify, own and use their power (maturity and independence) in a way that is helpful in their identity development and be intentional about what they will do and how they will make an impact on the world.
-self check reality
-communicate more effectively
-use powers for their benefit