This Way Up

Make a bigger impact without burning out. Improve your self-awareness so that you can make better decisions. Develop your Emotional Intelligence so that you can facilitate the growth and performance of your direct reports. Bolster your leadership presence so that you can better influence and motivate up, down, across and out. Here’s how we’ll do it.


Each coaching engagement starts with a leadership assessment which helps us to determine the focus of our work together. In addition to an in-depth review of the challenge that leads you to seek coaching, we’ll look at how you show up in the world, how the world shows up to you and what gets in the way of you being fully present and resilient.

Self-assessment tools as well as interviews with key stakeholders will help us evaluate a variety of developmental domains, including: cognitive, relational, somatic (body), emotional and spiritual (how you see the world that’s larger than yourself). No matter what leads you to coaching, we’re looking for small changes that improve your self-awareness, capacity and balance so that you can respond well to whatever shows up in your work and home life.

Confidentiality + Accountability

Together, we will set explicit goals for coaching and look at how you’ve worked on this issue in the past and determine what other supportive elements need to be in place to maximize success. The conversations between us are strictly confidential, but together we determine accountability measures to give key stakeholders visibility on our progress.

With clear goals articulated, we outline a roadmap, roll up our sleeves and get to work. At the six month mark, we assess results and plan for next steps to allow for continued progress.

Coaching for Results

My approach to coaching is grounded in 20 years of management experience, which is to say that I know how to support and grow the talents in others. I also am keenly aware that we’re all working for measurable results that make a real difference to the organization.

Skill Building + Mindset Shifts

Coaching sessions are oriented around strengthening skills (such as advanced listening, cultivating mindfulness, influencing others, facilitating, etc.) as well as identifying perspectives that need shifting to open the door for significant and lasting progress.

Learning new skills isn’t enough. You need to identify your patterns that will hold you back from making change that sticks. A good coach brings a keen eye and fresh perspectives developed over years of experience working with leaders to shift their mindsets.

Mindfulness + Leadership

Great leaders are self-aware, perceptive and resilient. They are able to see things clearly, respond appropriately and motivate others to action. Mindfulness makes all this possible because it provides a foundation of balanced awareness and calm. It’s also very simple to learn.

In my experience, helping leaders cultivate mindfulness and apply the principles to business is typically the most effective and fastest path to improving leadership in tangible ways. It’s a cornerstone of each of my coaching engagements.

Integral Coaching Model

The Integral coaching model is geared towards helping people make significant and lasting transformations. It brings together cognitive, relational, somatic (body), emotional and spiritual components and addresses them in a holistic way to help shift mindsets, behaviors, relationships and environments.

As a certified Integral coach, I’m really interested in helping people bring all of themselves to their work and personal lives. I also mentor others in this method as an adjunct faculty member at New Ventures West.