Making Better Choices Individually or with a Partner

Positive and sustainable behavior change can be easier, quicker, and longer-lasting with the guidance and support of a skilled coach.

Regardless of the type of coaching you want my role is to listen, ask questions, and reflect back what you are saying in ways that help you learn and progress. It's a personalized learning system that enables you to find your own answers and achieve exceptional results even in the face of challenges. There is no one 'right' way.

We begin with your experience of what has worked and what you enjoy and build from that point.\I have many tools, approaches, and frameworks and a great deal of experience to draw from to both guide and partner, as needed. It is a confidential process with information only being shared according to your needs and HIPPA guidelines. Trust is at the center of our relationship.

Co-parenting Coaching: Build awareness, skills, and practices to help your family transition as a result of separation or divorce. Parents are encouraged to participate together or individually. The learning approach is informed by a child's perspective and integrates my years of experience with family mediation and the University of Vermont's COPE (Coping with Separation and Divorce program) and formal education through a Master of Science graduate degree program at Champlain College in Vermont.

Health Coaching: Whether you have a prescription for diet and exercise from your doctor or if you simply want to feel better, have more energy, or think more clearly, I offer evidence-based tools and practices from the University of Vermont's Integrative Medicine department. I offer a structured, integrative approach to health, wellness and growth through goal setting and goal achievement. It is less about education and more about helping you find your own motivation. After plans are set I become an accountability partner. Coaching is provided individually, with a partner, or in a small group. You may find your own partner/s or I can help.

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Additional Information

1) How we meet:

Coaching sessions are virtual. Services are provided via Zoom or on the phone if you prefer, wherever you may be.

2) Co-parenting resources:

For free co-parenting resources please visit the COPE (Coping with Separation and Divorce website. The video, 'What Parents Need to know from Kids about Divorce' is a helpful way to learn about how to support your children through a family transition caused by separation or divorce.

3) My Health Coaching certification:

To learn more about my health coaching training and approach here is a link to the University of Vermont's Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate program where I received my certification. The national board certification comes from the National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches,

4) Philosophy and Ethics:

As outlined in the website Code of Ethics, the following is a guiding philosophy for how I coach: 'Health and Wellness Coaches partner with clients seeking self-directed, lasting changes, aligned with their values, which promote health and wellness and, thereby, enhance well- being. In the course of their work health and wellness coaches display unconditional positive regard for their clients and a belief in their capacity for change and honoring that each client is an expert on his or her life while ensuring that all interactions are respectful and non-judgmental.

5) Health Coaching Process:

My integrative coaching process is informed by Motivational Interviewing (MI) and is as follows:

1) Setting the stage; answering your questions about me, and the process to assess mutual fit

2) Self-assessment; where are you right now in various areas of your life and your motivation to change (priorities, confidence/belief you can change, readiness for change) with an emphasis on seeking success as I follow a strengths-based approach in coaching

3) Visioning; creating clarity about what you want and your values and strengths

4) Choosing focus; prioritizing areas to work on first (these may change as time passes)

5) Setting goals and action steps; long term (1-2 years), mid-term (3-6 months), and weekly or bi-weekly action steps

6) Maintenance; longer check-ins as you find helpful

7) Closing; at 3, 6, 12 months. You decide when you are able to sustain the changes you need.

8) Check-ins; after the process is officially closed you decide what the communication pattern looks like long term.