Social anxiety and discomfort is a growing problem for many as our modern world continues to evolve. Even though living in dense urban areas, many people feel lonely despite being surrounded by people.
By working together, I can help you become more confident and secure with yourself in social situations. You can learn to feel comfortable striking up a conversation with the person sitting next to you, asking someone out on a date, or joining a new group or activity. And, you can actually enjoy the process along the way.
Social & Emotional Intelligence
Individuals with higher levels of social and emotional intelligence
are healthier, happier and more productive
have deeper connections and more positive relationships with others
are better able to adapt to change
manage dysfunctional and debilitating conflict more effectively
are more intentional as they go through life
manage stress more effectively
are more resilient, optimistic and collaborative
demonstrate greater creativity and innovation
have far greater empathy, and enhanced interpersonal and communication skills
make better leaders
have the ability to build bonds and build trust with others more readily
Life coaching is future-focused to help you determine and achieve your personal goals. In my practice as a life coach, I work with you using individualized methods and tools (such as values assessment, goal-setting and behavior modification) to help you set and reach your goals. Life coaching has its roots in executive coaching, management development and leadership training which have been a part of my life for the past 30 years. My life coaching approach draws inspiration from my work and studies in positive and transpersonal psychology, positive adult development, career counseling, organizational development, mentoring and social work.
Clients tell me that they want "a coach to really listen to them and give honest feedback," to be a "sounding board" and "motivator" who assists them in moving forward with their lives and careers. As a life coach, I provide a place for you to hold yourself accountable as we monitor your progress in implementing your action plans. Together we evolve and modify the plan to best suit your needs and environment. My role is to act as a human mirror, sharing perspectives that are outside or your network and unbiased.
As a life coach, I help you learn specific insights and gain skills to empower the you toward your goals. At the core of many a human problem is the issue of lack of self-esteem. Our society and culture have told us who we are supposed to be in order to be worthy. Self-esteem actually comes from within and we can work together to help you realize your full potential . Shame and guilt can be explored in a sensitive and nonjudgmental manner, creating a new sense of self and accompanying personal empowerment.