Where are you located?
I am located in the state of Maryland. However, life coaching can be provided across the US, Canada or worldwide. Life coaching is very flexible!
How are sessions conducted?
Sessions are held by phone at a pre-arranged time. On occasion, sessions can be held by video conference.
What's your training and education?
I hold a Masters degree in Counseling from McDaniel College (Westminster, MD) and a BA from Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA). I am trained by the Institute of Life Coaching Training and I will sit for Board examination in the winter of 2020. I have also experience as a mental health counselor before becoming a life coach.
Are therapy and life coaching the same thing? Can you do both with me?
There are many differences between these professions. As your coach, with a background in counseling, I bring my therapy knowledge to coaching but there is a distinct separation between the two. Coaching is about the ‘here and now’ and is goal oriented. Therapy tends to be process oriented rather than action oriented. Additionally, while therapy often focuses on ‘problems’, coaching focuses on ‘strengthens’.
If you need therapy, I can help you find the right therapist but I cannot be your coach and therapist. You may wish to see a therapist while in coaching or you may wish to pause coaching while you pursue therapy. We can discuss this if the need arises.
What should I expect from a coaching session?
You will prepare for each session by bringing your accomplishments and set-backs for the week to light. You will also state your intention for the session and you will specifically tell me what will make this session "successful" or "meaningful" to you. You are the expert and leader; I am the guide. During the session you will be gently guided toward expansion of beliefs, ideas and desires. We will work hard in our time together but we will have fun, too!
How much coaching do I need?
This varies greatly from person to person. We will have a few calls before entering a coaching agreement and in that time we can lay out a foundation for our work.
Who needs a life coach?
Everyone has the potential to thrive when working with trained life coach. Our lives are busy and they are multi-faceted. Whether you are looking to improve your: career, finances, romantic relationships, work-life balance, spiritual practices, emotions, social relationships or physical health, Curiosity Life Coaching can guide you in clarifying and achieving your goals.
What is spiritual coaching?
Spiritual coaching is a time for focused energy on faith exploration. This may include setting intentions for your spiritual development, creating spiritual goals or you may be exploring spiritual topics for the very first time. Often spiritual coaching helps you to align your values with your life plan. Through this practice, you may also clarify your life's purpose in a meaningful way.
As your spiritual coach, I will support your desires throughout the process. This is a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate way to explore the spirit world at your own pace.
What is relationship coaching?
We often think of relationships as romantic but we are constant relationship with many people- friends, co-workers, neighbors, family to name a few. If you find yourself not relating well to others or in constant conflict or despair in your relationships, let's talk.
What are your areas of expertise?
-Transitions (i.e. grief, relocation, career change, divorce, empty-nest, retirement, new baby, pet death, loss etc.)
-Life purpose and creating meaning in your life through value alignment
-Spiritual growth, development and exploration
-Self-acceptance, empowerment, and self-worth
-Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic pain, chronic illness and obesity
-Meditation and mindfulness
-Life after Near-death-experience (NDE)
Can I book a Reiki session too?
Yes, Reiki sessions can be added to any coaching session or booked for a separate day. Reiki is a divine, loving, healing energy that helps restore, refresh and replenish the mind, body and spirit. I would love to tell you more about this, just ask!