Questions & Answers

What is the ShiftShape Mission?

To encourage individuals to make a shift in spirit and in thought that will shape their futures to benefit themselves and the world around them.

What is coaching?

Coaching is a co-creative relationship. It is a support system that provides you with an accountability partner, new perspectives and an action plan. It differs from therapy since it is based on what you want to achieve in the present instead of concentrating on the "why" of the past. You will learn how to eliminate an old perspective or thought and begin shaping a new future with the courage to continue on your true journey. Once you make the shift, all actions will flow out of this transformation.

What is group coaching?

Group coaching is a creative process that emerges among the group members to help each other make changes in their lives. There is an educational part of group sessions where the group facilitator shares information and knowledge based on the focus of the group. The group also engages in sharing experiences and supporting each other. Members learn how to work through issues and apply techniques in a safe environment. The group acts as a social field where members can try out behaviors and receive valuable feedback. Members also learn how to respect each other's information and are aware of confidentiality rules and ethics. Each candidate for a group is interviewed to see if they would be a good fit.  

Who are my clients?

My clients range from those who lack the knowledge of what they would like to do in life to those who know what they want but need to find a way to achieve their desires. Many clients want to find clarity, find solutions to problems, identify hidden obstacles, change habits, become more productive and overcome procrastination. Young adults to retirees, artists to chief executives, entrepreneurs, and students are all part of my practice.  

Why do I coach?

I was my most difficult client. I needed to figure out how to combine my skills and interests in order to live a fulfilling life.  I like to help others who want to create a better way of living because I find success in their success. My practice would not exist if my clients did not get what they want or something better.