Coaching Approach

The main facets of my approach to working with clients:

1. LISTEN!
To be a good coach, I have to clam up and really listen to my clients! I listen to what you say, as well as what you don’t say, your tone of voice, and your body language to get the whole picture. Sometimes I will ask questions for clarity and to revisit old topics. I try to prompt you to talk more than me because our work is about you and not about me!

2. Support
I am here to be your personal cheerleader and advocate. I will help support you through your current issues, and those that may arise on your journey to wellness.

3. Educate
By presenting you with a wide variety of resources, including multiple dietary theories and approaches to wellness, I allow you to decide what works best for you. Information becomes practice becomes habit, but only if you choose to incorporate it into your life. It’s that old “you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make them drink” idea. (And I really want you to drink water!)

4. Guide
We will set achievable goals during our time together. If a strategy is not working for you, I will help you to shift to a new angle to achieve results. When you are stuck, confused, or don’t know why things are not working, I will help you to piece out the blockages that are holding you back through contemplation, meditation, or other gentle exercises.

(5. Tough Love)
This is an option that I offer to my clients who may respond best when they are truly held accountable. I will not practice tough love without your permission!

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