I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) passionate about working with individuals who want more clarity, better communication skills and greater flexibility in life and work.
I lean on the skills I honed as a Radio and TV Broadcaster in San Francisco, Denver and Houston for more than 30 years and through leading workshops on strategic shifts, identity, and finding purpose and meaning.
My transition to life coaching took place when I stepped away from broadcasting to manage the care of my parents, one of whom had Alzheimer’s. I graduated from the Goal Imagery Institute as a Certified Life, Career and Executive Coach and as a Certified NLP Goal Imagery Coach. I am an ICF Accredited Personal Certified Coach (PCC) and hold a BA in Communications/Broadcasting from Biola University.
With ICF core competencies I use a variety of tools, including Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Strengths Based Assessments and NLP. With my professional and life experience I am fully present, use active listening skills and ask powerful questions that will support you in your journey.
You get to explore what you’re ready to transform, take the steps to move forward and keep your eye on the goal. If you’re willing to increase your awareness and focus your attention, let’s team up in this creative process. Using your strengths, you’ll discover how to regain a sense of wellbeing. I’ll help you get there.
I believe you are whole. No matter where you are right this minute, I believe you have what it takes to get to the next step. I’m here to support what you’re ready to change. Any time you step out to challenge what isn’t working, there’s excitement for the new adventure – and that moment when you aren’t sure you can see your way forward.
When you know you are whole, you wake up and your day is filled with possibilities. Let’s begin with your strengths to discover how you might regain your wellbeing and know that you are right where you want to be in your life and work.
1. Powerful Questions
Powerful questions come from a place of genuine curiosity. They are open-ended and activate the brain so that you can connect the dots. Powerful questions are direct, simple, specific and succinct. They generate creative thinking, uncover underlying information, encourage self-reflection, keep inquiry alive, stretch and expand awareness, bring growth and open the possibility of transformation.
2. Creating a Vision
Visualization is powerful tool that can take your goal setting to the next level. When you visualize reaching your goal, you make it real. Athletes, writers, politicians, businesspeople who achieve great success often use visualization to improve their performance. If you ‘see’ the dream realized, the path becomes much clearer. Setting your intention with visualization works. You get to claim your goal in advance.
3. Personality Strengths
What are your strengths and what do they say about you? There are a variety of free assessments that I will offer. Most often, the results re-enforce what you already know and with insights that help you take the next step. They can help you clarify your leadership skills, conquer obstacles, build self-esteem, resolve issues, express yourself, change your perspective and provide decision making.
4. Neuroscience & Brain Based Coaching
According to neuroscience, change is pain because it provokes physiological discomfort. If you want to create a new habit, you’ll do it through repetition and positive reinforcement which leads to long-lasting personal evolution. Focus is power because it creates chemical and physical changes in the brain. What you focus on, you strengthen, so you will focus on what you want, instead of what you don’t want.
5. Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is an ability to identify and manage your own emotions as well as the emotions of others. It offers you the clarity to distinguish between and label different emotions. Then you can use that emotional information to guide your thinking and behavior, and influence that of others. The framework of EQ includes self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.
You have the answers you are looking for within yourself. Sometimes it takes the right question, the space to respond and the belief you are being heard. I am confident in your capacity to reach your full potential. To accomplish this requires mutual trust and a willingness to bring what is necessary to the table. As you use your strengths, you will find your sense of wellbeing grow. You will do the work, explore what you’re ready to transform and take the steps to move forward. I will be fully present, use active listening skills, ask powerful questions and walk alongside you.
For each of you who have supported and encouraged me during this transition of the last few years, I’m so grateful! Thank you to my husband, Art, who has given me the space to pursue this path. Marianna Lead, with the Goal Imagery Institute, is the brilliant force behind my comprehensive coach training. And a big shout out to Michele with one L, whose photographs are all over this site.