“It’s the locus of authentic personal power—not power over people and things, but rather the power of partnership with others, the power to co-create life and to cooperate with an evolving universe.”—Bill Plotkin
What is soulcentric coaching?
It is not about your ego. It’s not about success the way it’s defined in the culture. It’s not a model that will have you living a status quo life. It’s not about fitting into any boxes. It’s not for the faint of heart. It is about consciousness change. It is pointing you towards living a life in line with something more than just your human existence. It is about cultivating; imagination, possibility, enoughness, creativity, wonder, we and me, and exploring practices to come back to aliveness as you navigate a fresh way. It is about leading a life that supports well-being for all. It is for those of you who hear the whisper or the shout “there’s got to be another way” and want to take that path.
It’s deep work. It can be both fun and playful and it’s steeped in kindness and deep listening. There is so much power in being heard and seen that it begins to shape the path that you want to take with your life. We can meet for a walk, over the phone, Skype, at a coffee shop, or for a cup of tea in my office.
When is coaching a fit?
When something inside you is knocking and it keeps getting louder. When you have a sense you aren’t in line with your deepest values. When daily life feels overwhelming and you know it can be better than it is. When you can sense it, but not quite touch it. When your body says “yes” as you read this and you find yourself nodding. When you want someone to listen, to be with you for support and guidance.
My coaching approach
Is a blend of conversation and deep listening around “soul and role”, and “soul and culture”. We delve into unconscious habits and social patterns. I offer evocative questions and prompts that help you widen how you see and know the world. I have cultivated a wide variety of body based explorations to use in session and for you to try on out in the world. I am always open to new learning and growing, and add resources to my tool kit regularly. I am not a one size fits all coach.
My approach has been informed by many mentors and styles: Bill Plotkin’s eco/soul-centric life model, Parker Palmer’s Circles of Trust, Eugene Gendlin’s focusing, Peggy McIntosh, The Embodied Life, Nonviolent Communication and Laughter Yoga.
I draw from a wealth of resources in neuroscience including Jill Bolte Taylor, Norman Doidge, Rick Hansen and Joe Dispenza.
I receive sustenance from Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, Rebecca Solnit, Brené Brown, Joanna Macy, John O’Donohue, bell hooks, Rumi, Hafiz, Layla Saad, Robin Diangelo and many more!
I work with clients in person, on the phone, and over Zoom.
What can you expect?
You can expect to grow, to stretch yourself, and to leave a session feeling a sense of gratitude for yourself and your possibilities. You’ll feel closer to yourself. Your inner and outer life (not really separate but seems so in our world) will be more aligned.
What will you receive?
You will receive a way back to aliveness in yourself, one you will memorize in your body so you can come back when you forget. You’ll reconnect to your soul; your sense of purpose will become clearer; and your ability to find meaning and fulfillment in the simpleness and complexities of everyday life will bring a smile to your face. You’ll honor yourself and your unique gifts and become quick to see those in others.
How long will we need to meet?
I meet with each client for a 30-minute phone call before any commitment is made. We can often get a sense of how many sessions you will want based on your needs during that call. Sometimes we overestimate, sometimes under. We will do our best and we will renegotiate as needed as we move along.