Relationship Coaching

Through Relationship Coaching, I welcome the opportunity to work with you individually, with you and your partner or as a family.

As humans, we are wired to seek connection. We’re always looking for ways to better connect with the people in our lives, especially the people we deeply care about. But relationships can be very complex.

As I see and practice “Liberation Coaching,” it’s the process of freeing your relationships from the the ways in which you’re stuck; ways in which you hurt yourself and/or the people you’re connected to.

We’ll work together to develop a plan of action; specific steps to be taken to help you achieve the outcomes or goals you desire to have happier, more connected relationships.

We might work on achieving:

  • Fewer arguments with your partner
  • Being able to fight fairly, and with love as the foundation of the disagreement
  • More ease in making major decisions,  such as where to move, or if you should move in with your partner, or what school your kids should go to
  • Improved ways of working more effectively with your colleagues
  • How best to and successfully ask for a raise or promotion at work

We’ll focus on your successes and accomplishments as a foundation for going forward.

What we ask of you and what you can expect from us

We ask that you be patient and accepting of yourself and your valued partners.

We stress that nothing is “wrong” with you. Or your partner (spouse, child, boss, significant other, etc). Possibly you are just more reactive than you want to be, and you want to work on that.

Coaching can help get past these blocks, so we’ll come up with a plan to move you from where you are to where you want to be.

Here’s what you can expect of me:

  • I’ll never take sides.
  • I’ll never say this partner is right or wrong and “you” have to change.

In almost all relationships, someone is determined to change their partner: “Why is she so stubborn?” or “How come he can’t see my point?” are frequent responses when partners are resolving issues or making decisions and plans. This need for the other “to change” goes no where; it blocks us from going forward. It creates negative energy. And stress.

You can expect me to accept all the many parts of your rich and complex personality and not judge any of your feelings.

You will find in our work together a safe place to express your feelings.

You can expect me to listen to you and not tell you what I think you should do.

I, in turn, expect you to show up and be fully present.

I expect you to do the work that we agreed to as steps to reach your goals.

I don’t expect miracles and neither should you. They happen! But they usually happen after hard work, some good laughs and the joy of moving forward, making progress. We can expect all of this, and maybe miracles too.

Let’s get started! Give me a call or send me an email. I’m looking forward to working together to help you reach your goals and live a more connected life within your relationships.

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