Where’s your office?
Currently, all my coaching is virtual.
I live in New York City and the North Country of New York State. I welcome suggestions for in-person group and professional development coaching.
How long are coaching sessions?
Do you speak to groups?
How does a client set up an initial consultation with you?
High school and college students can call me to get a link for a Zoom consultation or have a conversation during the call.
Parents of high school students can call me to get a link for their child’s Zoom consultation.
Parents can also call me with brief questions about the logistics of sessions. They’ll have an opportunity to give information, when needed, in preparation for their child’s sessions.
What’s your cancellation policy?
What are the ages of your clients?
I work with people who have recently graduated from college or are in high school.
I work with parents of high school students and college students.
What do we do in a coaching session?
I start by asking clients how they spend their daily time, and I also ask them to describe their communication with adults and peers. These discussions give us a starting point for them to talk about negotiables and non-negotiables for them and others.
After that, we move in the most appropriate direction for them. For example, we might discuss being more involved and successful in high school or creating a picture of a good fit for college applications.
Our conversations lead to brief, measurable assignments outside of the session to help them achieve the goal they co-create with me.
What methods do you use in coaching sessions?
My coaching is skills-based. We may acknowledge emotions, especially as part of developing habits, but our work is on actions that lead to measurable outcomes.
I use deep listening, written, verbal, and videotaped exercises.
When is the best time to begin working with you?
When should a parent or adult who works with students consider working with you as a coach?
If a client works with you, does that mean they’ll win more arguments with their parents?
If a client learns to ask “relevant” questions, will they get more allowance and that pet they’ve wanted?
One of my clients did get an allowance raise after taking “How to Ask a Relevant Question.” Getting the cat is still undecided, but that client went from “no” to “maybe.”
My favorite is the client who’d been asking the same question for months in class. After changing strategy, they finally got an answer they could use.
During your first year at college, what was your most unexpected class?
Dogs or Cats?
I love both, but I only have one co-pilot, and she’s Maggie the Dog.