Philosophy

My perspective recognizes the essential goodness of people and their need to experience unconditional respect and a sense of belonging throughout our lives.

Once we are adults, the way we interact with others determines how well our need for respect and belonging is met and how well we meet this need in others. I offer whole-hearted, constructive feedback and compassionate guidance to help turn around the inevitable misfires in these vital interactions.

My coaching philosophy is rooted in advanced training in Psychosynthesis, “a psychology of the soul,” that integrates the core wisdom of Carl Jung, Buddhism, Gestalt, and Transactional Analysis, among others. The soulful power of Psychosynthesis is grounded by the intensely pragmatic power of Video Mirror Feedback, the method I developed to:

1) help myself and others deepen awareness of our strengths and challenges;
2) apply our awareness to the choices we make every day at home, work, and play.

The quality of connection that I develop with each client becomes our compass.

 Video Mirror Feedback demonstration before video conferencing technology offered an equally effective online delivery option

Video Mirror Feedback demonstration before video conferencing technology offered an equally effective online delivery option

We collaborate to increase their ability to communicate effectively and compassionately (even when the media and/or people around them do not). We also work together to create and sustain meaningful, productive relationships, especially with family, friends, and co-workers.

While the coaching agenda is generated by and centered on the client, our work together sparks discoveries about my own relational gifts and glitches. I commit to sharing these, as appropriate, in fun and gentle ways when I believe they can be a catalyst for new communication choices for us both.

The outcome? Significantly more meaning, empathy, trust, and confidence in my clients’ interactions with others—especially the ones that matter most.