You're working on your academic path - congratulations! You're both excited and freaking out. How can you manage it on top of your already busy life?
You are smart and capable. You’ve got inspiration, motivation, and time-management strategies galore. You know what you want, but are struggling to achieve it.
One-on-one coaching helps you get unstuck. It reaches into your overflowing bag of tricks and draws out a single, clear plan that fits your life. With skilled guidance, you move forward with ease, reassurance, and deep satisfaction.
I can help you balance the struggle.
There are a million ways to become more successful. My approach is unique; I call it Purposeful Productivity.
I am not interested in pressuring you to stay up later, wake up earlier, and multitask your brains out just for the sake of more checkmarks on your to-do list.
My mission is to lift you over the wall of overwhelm so you can fulfill your dreams and love your life.
Ironically, the only way to help you achieve more is to teach you to do less.
I know this because I found my way out of the same kind of dead-end. Like you, I am a smart, capable person. Intelligence and drive are our strengths, but they are also our pitfalls.
I used to believe that if I pushed myself hard enough, I could achieve anything.
So, I flung myself head-first into my graduate studies. I reasoned that the things I gave up - sleep, fitness, and the entire concept of fun - were the price I had to pay for success. I believed it was a fair exchange.
But that belief bit me in the backside; it left me struggling with my health, drained of all energy, and confused about what I was fighting for.
I had to rearrange my priorities to renew my strength.
Through my studies in human development, I learned fascinating things about stress, motivation, and resilience. It all pointed to the central importance of purpose.
I realized that I couldn’t keep driving myself into the ground for the idea that receiving my Ph.D. would magically make my life worthwhile. Deep down, I wanted more. I asked myself, “What am I going to do with that piece of paper and the rest of my life?”
Answering that question wasn’t easy. I needed help. I leaned on the support of experts, coaches, and peers. I’ve been working at it for a decade, and this process has changed my life. I continue to have breakthroughs. Every new insight brings me excitement, clarity, and lightness.
By connecting with others who strive for clarity and purpose, I have become happier and more productive. So can you.
I learned how to make deliberate decisions, set boundaries, and nurture my resilience. I can help you do the same.
What can I expect as a Coaching Client?
In coaching, I help you ask defining questions and hold you accountable to your answers.
First, we'll discuss your goals and vision for the future. Then you will create your purposeful productivity plan with my guidance.
Depending on your goals, I will suggest exercises, tools, and resources. My coach training is from MentorCoach, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified program rooted in positive psychology. I have been coaching clients directly for over two years and mentoring students for over a decade now.
I always provide email and text support in between phone calls to encourage you and help when you get stuck.
During our regularly scheduled calls, I'll use coaching techniques to ask powerful questions and help you uncover your next steps. Think of me as the personal trainer for your lifestyle.
You can learn more about the questions I might ask you and my approach in my free workbook and some of my favorite blog posts:
- Why Do You Want an Extra Hour in Your Day?
- Why You Should Stop Social Comparison
- How to Get Yourself Across the Finish Line