FAQs

My approach is based on mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience and trauma-informed practices. I’m certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) (One of the largest international coaching schools). I’m also a Certified Energy Leadership™ Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). I have over 15 years of corporate experience consulting to global Fortune 500 companies and coaching their leaders and teams. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology (Stony Brook University) and a master’s degree in organizational psychology (Columbia University). I have studied under Dr. Gabor Maté and trained in Compassionate Inquiry, a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

The coaching process focuses on the present and future (while acknowledging historical patterns). Your coach helps you process and clarify your emotions leading to better decision making and problem-solving; learn coping techniques; and create your action plan to move forward. Your coach will neither formally diagnose mental disorders, illnesses nor prescribe medication. Whereas, a psychologist will diagnose mental disorders according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and can prescribe treatment or medication as needed or work with a psychiatrist who is authorized (depending on individual state law). Read this to better understand the role of a coach.

Completing the application questionnaire benefits both you and me. 

I understand that coaching can be an investment in both time and money. 

I value my time and your money. 

To make the most impact, I only take on clients who I believe are ready for the work and can benefit from what I have to offer.

The questionnaire and the initial 20 mins chat will help both of us determine a mutual fit before we move forward.

I will refer you onto another coach or practitioner if I believe you’ll benefit more from someone else’s offerings.

Like anything else, timeframe and results vary person by person. I have seen and experienced changes as quickly as after the first session. Typically, 3-6 months is a good timeframe to allow yourself to fully explore an area in your life and begin putting action toward your vision.

I work with clients virtually most of the time through Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. I offer 3 levels of coaching support: text only, video/phone, and all of the above. 

If you live in the Seattle area, we could meet at a location convenient for the both of us if we decide it could be beneficial to your coaching experience.

Rates start at $59 with text-based coaching. I can share details of specific packages based on your needs after our initial consultation.

Our introductory session will be a 20-minute chat over the phone where I assess if your situation is suitable for coaching, describe how I can help, and if we both can imagine working together.

Yes. I turn away clients when I believe another mode of intervention will better address their needs. I also turn away clients if there is a conflict of interest – at which point, I have a strong network of qualified coaches and therapists to whom I can refer. 

Apply for coaching and hop on a free 20-minute consultation – that’s the best way to find out. 

I’m not the right coach for you if you are looking for someone to:

  • Diagnose your illness
  • Recommend or prescribe medication
  • Calculate your macronutrients
  • Create a meal plan for you
  • Do nutritional, fitness and psychological testing on you
  • Interpret your labs
  • Hypnotize you
  • Tell you exactly what you need to do
  • Give you a roadmap to life