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A significant lifestyle change may be perceived as exhilarating or debilitating, eagerly embraced or deeply resented and resisted. It may come as a welcome overseas posting or as an unwelcome upheaval from family, friends and professional supports to a country on the Travel Advisory list.

A radical career change, a midlife crisis, a medical diagnosis, becoming a step-parent, leaving your partner, post-divorce dilemmas, or simply being ready to take your destiny into your own hands, all pose challenges and opportunities to redesign a life that will be enjoyable, deeply satisfying, and fully in line with your needs and values. Changing Lifestyles coaching is squarely aimed at the self-empowerment taking charge of your life can engender. Its focus is on assisting you to discover how to use the changing circumstances of your life for your own growth and self-enhancement. To define and redesign the kind of life and lifestyle that would give you maximum zest, enthusiasm, and the freedom to pursue what is important to you. In other words, to thrive, “to rise to the occasion of your life circumstances and utilize them to create a more authentic and meaningful life” (Paul Pearsall)

Changing Lifestyles coaching is squarely aimed at the self-empowerment taking charge of your life can engender. Its focus is on assisting you to discover how to use the changing circumstances of your life for your own growth and self-enhancement. To define and redesign the kind of life and lifestyle that would give you maximum zest, enthusiasm, and the freedom to pursue what is important to you. In other words, to thrive, “to rise to the occasion of your life circumstances and utilize them to create a more authentic and meaningful life” (Paul Pearsall)

A personal coach partners with you to sharpen awareness of what is essential for you to thrive, and to take focused and effective action along these lines. Within a context of respect, support, structure and stimulating inquiry you are encouraged to explore and define your needs, fears, concerns, and meet your challenges with unique, solution-based strategies that strengthen you, and create momentum toward sculpting the life of your choice.

Coaching happens when you are oriented around achieving a lifestyle change, personally and/or professionally, that may seem out of your reach, that moves you to the next level of your existing capacity, your existing skills, knowledge or comfort zone. To do that you might need to shift your thinking, expand your expectations, or evolve yourself in order to create what you really desire. A coach acts as your thinking partner and facilitator in this endeavor, planning s t r e t c h goals collaboratively, to enable you to move along the path you choose, to create a richer, more fulfilling present and future.

Whatever the catalyst that provokes you to embrace potent and positive change in your life and lifestyle, partnering with a coach will harness your energies toward creating that which constitutes a zestful life for you, filled with more freedom, choice, order, comfort, time, satisfying relationships, and fun. What would upgrading your life look like?

How is Coaching Different from Good Therapy?

People usually seek therapy to resolve a difficult situation, overcome a fear or addiction, change a self-devaluing behavior, troubled relationship, or overcome a personal or professional obstacle. When the problem is resolved, or the specified therapeutic goals realized, the therapy is considered complete. Coaching, on the other hand, is not problem focused. Nothing has to be ‘wrong’ for coaching to be initiated. Both my therapy and coaching build on your strengths, and tend to be action and present to future-oriented, with coaching being somewhat more action-oriented, providing a context in which to imagine and then to manifest your more fulfilling life, however you define it. In coaching, life is a verb.

Coaching sessions are typically conducted on the phone three times a month for 40-50 minutes, further supported by email and brief phone calls as necessary.

In-person sessions are also available.
Call for a 20 minute complimentary session.

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