What is a life coach?

A life coach partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential by removing the blocks.

As an ontologically trained coach, my work focuses on “being” before “doing.” What might you create or accomplish if what you do is supported by who you are at your core? By looking first at who clients are being and who they want to be, this then informs what they want to do and the actions they will take.  This creates powerful shifts at a much deeper level creating impact in all areas of life.  It has clients move into alignment with who they want to be on the planet and into action from a more powerful place that creates sustainable results.

Why have a life Coach?

My view is no one needs a life coach, however, everyone can benefit from one. If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, then there is room for life coaching. Why struggle on your own and repeat the same patterns year after year when you can get what you want out of life in a fraction of the time with the structure, support, and tools of a life coach?

The ICF puts it nicely:

“People hire a life coach because

  • They want more.
  • They want to grow.
  • They want it easier.

It’s as simple as that. Life coaches help a client get all three. Quickly.”

What are the benefits of coaching?

  • Start immediately taking more effective and focused actions 
  • Create momentum so it’s easier to get results
  • Set clearer goals based on what you really want now and in the future
  • Create more time, energy and possiblies
  • Seeing the future come to life

What does Coaching look like?

One on one sessions occur once a week a for a one hour session via Zoom, FaceTime or in person around the San Francisco Bay area for a time commitment of three months. There are instances between sessions where brief coaching exchanges may occur via email or text. 

What is the difference between coaching and therapy


Attain specific goals, and desires
Create personal fulfillment
Vision, "How?"
Client wants to move toward goals

Learning/Developmental model
Desirable goals, life transitions or personal growth
Paradigm of possibility

Relationship - Coach as co-creator and a partnership of equals

Outcome and action
Inner to outer worlds

Responsibility - Coach for process, client for results

Provider's Style
Listens with compassion
Catalytic: Challenging, Directive, Straighttalk," "edgy"
Personal disclosure as aid to learning
Forwards the work through: action, strengths and talents, behavior shifts, insight into action


Relieve pain, symptoms
Restore functioning, adjustment
History, "Why?" Patient wants to move away from pain

Medical/clinical model
Diagnosable illnesses
Paradigm of pathology

Relationship -Therapist as expert; client as patient

Process, feelings
Inner world

Responsibility - Therapist for process and therapist for outcome

Provider's Style
Listens with compassion
Nurturing: Patient, Evocative, Indirect

Limited, if any, personal disclosure
Forwards the work through: healing, re-parenting, emotions, catharsis


Decide you are ready to transformation 

What's Next?