Coaching Approaches & Methods
My personal ethos around coaching is that I have unconditional positive regard for my clients. I truly believe that everyone is doing the best they can at any given moment. My expertise is helping people uncover their deeper "whys" for living a healthy lifestyle--whatever that means to them. I am a diligent steward of their fitness and health journies, but what they desire is entirely up to them. Within my scope of practice, I will help them create tactical, practical, and meaningful habits and mindset shifts that will help them reach their goal.
How I Coach:
Initially, all of my clients take my 12-week course. During that course, my clients have access to an app where we can easily and effectively communicate in the messaging portion of the app. This course covers principles that ensure we are "speaking the same language"--despite the course being standardized, your programs and recommendations are completely unique to you, your needs, and your goals.
The app is also where your workouts, goals, nutrition, and other data will be stored.
Once the 12-week course has concluded, you have all of the tools and practical information you need to work towards your goals. If you feel your future pursuits would be best supported by continued check-ins, I offer continued support as frequently or infrequently as you need.
Hi Megan! Based on your previous questions about the use of technology I decided to do an experiment and take as much of a break from my phone as I could. While I couldn't go completely off the grid I did drastically reduce usage. Let me tell you, AMAZING! I really felt a difference, more relaxed, with less chronic stress. I could sense I wasn't in a constant heightened state as the bells and alerts weren't going off and I wasn't reading everything that came through at all times of the day. It's definitely something I'm going to make a regular part of my self-care routine.
I really appreciated your comments on anxiety, breathwork, and chocolate! It reminded me of something I'm learning about in my meditation practice and that is the concept of equanimity! Holding space for things to exist as they are with no judgment. It's such an interesting magical approach to allowing things, people, thoughts, and feelings to just be.
Thank you, your positive attitude always helps me stay focused!! I have been trying really hard to reach for good food, have not been to McDonald’s for a few weeks now!! Progress and baby steps!!
I can honestly say I learned more about myself during this process than I have in a very long time. The knowledge gained and the tools learned have laid a foundation for growth as I continue my journey. I have learned how to change my self-judgment and negative talk into questions of curiosity and observation as I dig deeper into the why’s behind some of my behaviors and decisions.
My objective was around losing weight and increasing strength and I did a lousy job in that aspect. However, our time together was by far one of the most positive experiences I’ve ever had! I have gained so much more in relation to overall health and wellness. My self-image has changed in such a positive way, and you are a big reason behind that! Your support and coaching techniques were the catalyst I needed to push me into new territory and shift my mindset from judgment to curiosity. My new favorite phrase… get curious! I feel well prepared to continue this journey but even more importantly I feel excited. Looking at the scale, I know I probably wasn’t your best client, but you have been my best coach!