Work With Me
“To understand and be understood, those are among life’s
greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them. “
~ Maria Popova
I work with people who are navigating transitions to transform uncertainty and adversity into actionable steps for growth, well-being, and wholehearted living.
My clients are self-aware and values-driven people who are looking for more:
- Vitality, happiness, healing, and well-being
- Rewarding relationships: personally and professionally
- Prosperous and purposeful work
- Opportunity to create, innovate, and impact the world in meaningful ways
- Tools, systems, and support to help them navigate and embrace each season of life
I work with a diverse group of people who are at crossroads in life and who want to make profound changes to reconnect with their deepest values and aspirations so they can flourish.
I've worked with people to address such challenges as:
- Relationship conflict
- Career transitions
- The death of a loved one
- Broken relationships
- Cultivating midlife mindfulness
- Parenting issues
- Loss of faith
- Rebuilding after trauma
- Loss of health
- Compromised safety
- Financial insecurities
- Job losses
- Pet losses
Some want new opportunities for growth and contribution.
Others are struggling with philosophical questions and deeper purpose-anxiety.
Many are navigating unwelcome losses or transitions, and are feeling immobilized, overwhelmed, unhappy and unhealthy – recognizing the urgent need to make changes to support mind-body wellbeing... but not sure where to start.
As a coach, I provide a confidential, safe space and a sounding board to explore the things that matter most.
Whether I’m working with individuals or groups, or teaching courses in person or online, I do not shy away from hard questions and the grittiness of life.
Life holds amazing possibilities. And it is nearly impossible to navigate alone.
I walk alongside people during pivotal seasons in life and offer tools and support that embolden them to reimagine the future and re-engage with life.
Through coaching, coursework, online learning, and support groups, my clients:
- Distill their deepest values
- Discover their greatest strengths
- Dream up new possibilities and craft a life they love
Profit From the Positive... AND
Cultivate Healthier and Happier Organizations
The science of applied positive psychology provides tools and insights that make it possible to cultivate a professional environment that is so engaging, so energizing, and so innovative that it draws the best and brightest people into the work.
Watch this video to learn more.
The reality is that 70% of workers are disengaged from their jobs. They’re distracted, depressed, stressed, bored, and inefficient – and it’s costing U.S. employers billions of dollars annually.
Disengagement can result in: lost productivity, less innovation, combative employees, increased absenteeism, increased stress, relationship dysfunction, high turnover, and an unhappy, unhealthy, disgruntled workforce.
Disengagement can happen because of:
- Challenging work relationships where people don’t feel heard, respected, or understood
- Lack of purpose, meaning, or accomplishment at work
- Communication challenges and/or unclear expectations
- Chronic stress
- Personal issues at home that carry into the workplace (transitions, conflicts, grief, etc.)
There is a better way. You can help employees engage more deeply in their work by offering programs that help people:
- Tap into shared values
- Strengthen relationships
- Grow in resilience
- Cultivate character strengths like integrity, social intelligence, and perseverance
- Communicate more effectively
- Experience more innovation, collaboration, and satisfaction at work
- Feel well-supported professionally and through personal transitions which ultimately garners more professional loyalty and commitment
How can employers help employees re-engage with their work?
Employers can re-engage their teams by tapping into people’s values and beliefs, by cultivating their strengths, focusing their mindset, and fostering an environment that produces healthier, happier relationships.
Employers can work with me to co-create customized workshops or retreats to meet the greatest areas of need and opportunity in the workplace.
Thinking about leadership or executive coaching?
I work with business leaders to:
- Provide accountability and support through transition
- Discover fresh perspectives on personal and professional challenges
- Enhance decision-making
- Increase personal effectiveness and influence
- Improve time management and business management
- Enhance team effectiveness
- Enrich relationships
- Increase confidence
- Foster greater inspiration and innovation
Workshops to Flourish Include:
- Bounce Back Better® Resilience Training
- How to Profit from Positive Psychology
- Growth Mindset
- Leveraging Positivity
- Finding Your Flow
- Rethinking Relationships
- Neuroscience & Personal Mastery
- Start from Your Strengths
- Working with Worry
- Goalsetting for Growth
- Mindfulness Matters
- Leveraging Language
- Energy & Innovation Workspace Tips
- Habits & Happiness
- Creating a Culture of Connection
See the FAQ page for more information.
Create a Culture of Connection
A Compassionate Community of Colleagues
Bereavement and grief is estimated to cost U.S. companies and organizations over $75 Billion in combined annual revenue each year.
By daring to speak grief aloud rather than avoiding it, organizations can provide employees the skills and resources needed to navigate loss in a way that increases resilience and builds a more compassionate environment.
Here's what organizational leaders gain by offering grief education and support:
- Enhanced morale
- Healthier relationships
- Better communication
- Reduced burnout
- Improved productivity
- Reduced turnover and absenteeism
- An average annual cost of $75 billion in lost productivity, lost business, and poor performance for all grief-inducing experiences
- An estimated 30 work days lost each year by each employee experiencing grief with no support from coworkers or managers; 20% of employees will continue losing workdays for more than a year
* The Grief Recovery Institute Educational Foundation. (2003). Grief Index: The Hidden Annual Costs of Grief in America’s Workplace
Be Aware: There are many types of grief experiences, including:
- Divorce or the end of a relationship
- Addictions in the family
- Loss of health or health issues among loved ones
- Moving or changing communities
- Family conflicts
- Loss of safety/security
... and a multitude of other adversities.
Unresolved grief can affect an employee, and by extension, an organization via:
- Lack of concentration
- Increased absenteeism
- Decreased productivity
- Hampered capacity for innovation, creativity, and problem-solving
- Work errors that have a financial impact
- Reduced morale and motivation
- Conflict of subordinate-manager interests
- Cost of hiring and training new employees
- Disruption to customers, suppliers, and business partners
- Emotional outbursts
- Impeded memory
- Mood swings and behavioral changes
Programs for Grief Support Include:
Dare to Speak Grief: Lunch & Learn
There are healthy and unhealthy ways to grieve. Unfortunately grief is a largely misunderstood and mishandled part of Western culture. People all too often avoid talking about loss, adversity, and struggle, and frequently try to ignore or numb the pain instead. This distances us from one another and exacerbates grief and its accompanying effects.
This 1-hour presentation provides a general understanding of what grief is, what grief does to our minds and bodies, and the emotional and social impact of grief. It also helps participants recognize complicated grief and when to seek help for themselves or a colleague.
During this workshop participants will learn what "healthy grieving" looks like as they move towards healing and living a wholehearted life after loss.
Peer Grief Support Workshop: Cultivating Connection (2 Hours)
Do you know what to say to someone in grief, or do you just feel awkward and fumble with your words? Do you know specific things you can do to be helpful, or do you offer vague assistance, like "Call me if there's anything I can do."?
During this interactive two-hour workshop participants will:
- Learn what to say and what not to say to someone who is struggling.
- Gain a deeper understanding of normal grief symptoms & patterns of experience.
- Learn how to create a supportive environment for coworkers who are experiencing loss, adversity, and grief.
- Recognize complicated grief and when to seek help.
- Learn how to handle special dates such as holidays and anniversaries.
- Receive training, skills, and resources needed to successfully manage their own grief experiences
- Cultivate compassionate listening skills.