Life coaching is generally short-term work for situations that are problematic and/or urgent, like an upcoming job interview, a relationship challenge, a specific goal or project that requires planning and executing. Sometimes longer-term work is required for times of major change, such as entrance into the working world or retirement, marriage, parenthood, divorce or widowhood, and aging.
At various times, a coach provides a sounding board for your creative ideas, compassionate support after a painful loss, clarity for making an important decision, inspiration for attaining your goals, and guidance through life transitions.
What’s different about this work?
As a teacher of practical wisdom, I will give you very useful tools, such as how to "dissolve” inner conflicts before they deplete your energy and how to stay balanced despite others' witting or unwitting attempts to sabotage you.
In addition to the goals clients wish to achieve within the coaching sessions, the insights and techniques that they learn allow them to continue to make changes in other aspects of their life after the sessions are completed.
"I thought I knew how to conduct myself in an interview. What I didn't have a grasp of was the preparation needed BEFORE sitting in the hot seat. Sydney was extremely helpful in getting me to laser in on the important information to emphasize and HOW. All the while she was kind and non-judgmental, as well as intuitive and creative."
Paula Saraga, Santa Cruz, CA
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.