For individuals, I start by discovering your hopes and fears. I include select writings, art, poetry – anything to open our minds and encourage creative thinking. For groups or organizations, I’ve created a comprehensive course guide we employ that introduces a variety of tools, such as exercises, tutorials, action plans and more.
Coaching supports intentional
growth and also helps you to
take control during periods of unexpected change.
If you want something to be different in your life, you’ll benefit from clarity and understanding of what’s involved in making change. That’s where we start. We work together to create a strategy for getting there, including exploring new directions and rediscovering your strengths and misplaced inspirations, with skills and tools to reach your destination.
We’ll build awareness of what tends to get in your way – the self-sabotaging behaviors that make you think, “I can’t do this.” A growth-mindset keeps the work positive, and I help you to be accountable to your goals.
Coaching takes commitment; change is difficult.
It requires you to think, feel and behave in ways that match your values and purpose. This sounds like the most obvious thing in the world – don’t we do this every day? When we start to take a closer look into this question you’ll have the answer. Coaching is not therapy, but there is depth in the work, and commitment is important.
What results would you want to see?
Imagine reaching your goal – what’s that like? Think about past changes you’ve made, or challenges you’ve overcome – what did you learn about yourself? What was difficult? How did you get in your own way? What might cause you to give up before reaching your goal? What’s your greatest strength?
“Mark’s suggestions, especially visualizations, have stuck with me. He has led me to accept myself and speak truth clearly. Time spent with Mark is rewarding, valuable and full of honesty.”
– Lynette J., Seattle