MBTI® Type: ESFJ. Authentic; Positive Driver; Collaborator.
Favorite Book: Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
CERTIFICATIONS + COURSEWORK
- Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
Why did you become a coach?
I became a coach to help individuals discover and resonate in their sweet spot – both professionally and personally. To me, this means empowering individuals to identify, strive for and transform into the best version of his/her authentic self.
Is there a particular lens through which you approach your coaching?
My coaching philosophy is firmly rooted in the notion that when an individual is harmonious with his/her authentic self, he/she is empowered and primed to reach his/her true potential – professionally and personally. From this vantage point of authenticity, an individual has clarity on his/her professional goals; and then with the support of a coach, he/she is able to make the necessary pivots and develop the requisite action steps to achieve his/her goals and realize optimal performance. It is my passion and privilege to serve as a catalyst for an individual’s evolution and “return home”– a feeling of being armed with a more acute awareness of one’s own self and purpose.
What do you see as the key benefits coaching provides?
To me, coaching is a critical tool that narrows the gap from where you are now to where you want to be. Many individuals contend with long-standing obstacles that stand in the way of success. Many attorneys contend with obstacles as they navigate the complexities of modern-day law firms. They are stuck. Coaching allows an individual to explore and inhabit other perspectives surrounding an obstacle and then consciously choose the perspective that most closely resonates with his/her goal and gets him/her closer to the space he/she wants to inhabit.
What makes you a successful coach?
My legal framework, client-centered focus and relentless commitment to incremental action. Supported by my own experience as an attorney and my track record of helping attorneys in their professional development efforts, I operate from a platform of intricate understanding of the legal profession. This knowledge lays the foundational framework for a coaching engagement with an attorney. At its very core, I speak lawyer.
Operating within this framework, I maintain an unwavering commitment to supporting and amplifying my client’s authentic voice. While I firmly subscribe to the notion that coachees hold the answers to effectuate change or obtain optimal performance, this internal voice is sometimes muted by external “noise”. By maintaining an unwavering “you-centric” focus through strategic inquiry, I create a space that amplifies my coachee’s inner voice and intuition. Within this space, coachees are able to more objectively assess their current situation, tease out their goals and trust their inner wisdom.
Finally, I partner with my clients to relentlessly commit them to action. I help coachees construct an action plan to get from where we are now to where we want to be while both challenging and holding my coachees accountable to that plan.