“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

– Excerpt from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 inaugural speech

We all face times in our lives when we can use the guidance of a knowledgeable, experienced confidante who can help us make crucial decisions that will lead to our success.  As a personal coach with your best interests in mind, we will help you understand your strengths, motivations, and interests, and will work with you to plot a course for success in your personal and professional life.

When organizations distinguish and value individual contribution, they develop leaders at every level. These leaders are distinct because of their passion for excellence and ability to infectiously release the same passion and enthusiasm in those around them. They unite individuals into cohesive teams, effectively leverage various talents, drive results and inspire individuals to deliver value. This maximization of potential generates a platform for positive action and the pursuit of a compelling goal.

Using The Birkman Method, a multi-dimensional assessment integrating behavioral and motivational data, we help expand individuals’ personal awareness, enabling them to shift their perspective and reveal new choices. This new-found self-enlightenment allows individuals to achieve clarity, eliminate self-imposed limitations, and enhance their self-belief so they can better utilize their own strengths as well as the strengths of those around them. Individuals are more productive, motivated, and proficient, and organizations flourish by retaining employees, generating deeper awareness of their team member’s strengths, and fostering a culture that values teamwork with individual development that drives the success of the organization.  As a Birkman Master Certified Professional, we establish the forum which grants individuals time to reflect and perform ongoing self-examination. This creates a safe, confidential atmosphere to discuss the challenges that arise in today’s dynamic business environment.  We serve as a sounding board, a reality check, a fresh outside viewpoint, an advisor – someone to help them develop the knowledge and courage needed to make difficult decisions that they are faced with daily.  Behavioral insights, derived from the Birkman data, provide us with immediate information about the unique essence of each unique individual. These behaviors are observed in an individual’s words, actions/reactions, and overall self-reliance. Knowing this information will enhance an individual’s overall self-awareness, self-development, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Some people approach this work similar to using a personal trainer, to help coach and guide them as they unpack their story or work on an area of their life that has become uncomfortable.  Some discover that the issues they face have deeper roots in their personal story and past relationships, with patterns of living and styles of relating that have held them back from becoming the person they want to be.  We all have parts of ourselves hidden from others and often from ourselves, and exploring all of who we are is both richly satisfying and potentially painful. Counseling provides an opportunity to slowly step into these areas, to accept them for what they are, and to use them as a catalyst for growth, development, and healing. Counseling can also provide a safe, confidential place to talk about the normal stressors of life, or a place for important issues to be addressed.  No matter the reason, most people can benefit from working with a trusted and experienced counselor who will journey alongside them and help them navigate their path with boldness and grace.

Contact us to discuss your specific needs and allow us to develop a tailored action plan to assist you in reaching your goals.  We look forward to working with you in developing your most important asset: your people.