Work & Life Coaching

What is Coaching?

Coaching starts with an action-oriented partnership of us working together. But first, you need to get through the door — or the videoconferencing window to meet with me. If you feel stuck. Confused. Can’t get out of the red zone. Beating yourself up. Looking for more meaning. Discovering more authenticity.

When Do People Seek Coaching?

When life or work gets overwhelming, it’s a relief to tease out a situation with a coach. Perhaps you are wading through a difficult job, trying to negotiate a contentious relationship, suffering a deep loss, seeking more emotional balance in the midst of stress or malaise, wanting stronger leadership skills, or working with a life transition (e.g., new job, retirement, disease).

I use a neurobiology-informed, attachment-based approach in coaching. We set goals together. We trust your direct experience, your embodied wisdom, and basic goodness to move you forward. I believe that inner resilience and healing emerge from body-mind-heart attention, self-compassion, perspective, and humor.

How Does It Work?

Coaching sessions offer active listening and nurturing inquiry, inventories to gain clarity about you, body-mind visualizations and meditations, and simple tools to better access and grow your effectiveness. Strategies are customized and specific because after all, life isn’t a one-size-fits-all.

Typically, we start together to see if coaching is the right fit for you. If it is, sessions are scheduled every 2 weeks along with homework. There’s always homework. Social, emotional, and behavioral learning takes practice over time. Together we build your skills for life and work. Rates are for a 75-minute session and an email follow-up of session highlights and homework. For more information, email Susie.

Your Human Wholeness Comes Alive

  • Access your calm, alert, engaged place aka the best version of your self
  • Clarify your  ‘what is,’ what you want, and plan action
  • Befriend and “be with” difficult, negative emotions
  • Lead an organization, team, or board more mindfully
  • Communicate more clearly in a troubling relationship
  • Substitute your badgering internal critic with an amiable inner friend
  • Step forward toward life goals with inner trust and confidence
  • Set wholesome boundaries and habits for yourself

Where Do We Meet?

We meet face-to-face at 1060 East End Road in Homer, Alaska or via videoconferencing (FaceTime or Zoom) or telephone.