I have been studying human psychology, personal transformation, and dynamic healing through various modalities for 30 years and I am continuing in my studies ongoing. The systems I have studied include Somatic Experiencing™, Integral Somatic Psychology™, NeuroEffective Relational Model® (NARM), ShadowWork® and Voice Dialogue. My coaching training was Integrative Transformational Coaching with Kate Siner, PhD.
I have gained a great deal of cognitive understanding from these studies, but my biggest learnings have been through experiencing first-hand the powerful nature of this work, by wading through my own fear, inner chaos, freeze, shame, depression and suppressed anger and finding new resource, flexibility and resilience through these methods, at the hands of many skilled facilitators, practitioners, and therapists. I continue to be both a work in progress and a testimony to the power of transformational healing work.
For many years, my pursuit of human transformation was a passionate avocation, while my paid profession was as a software architect. I began my coaching certification study in 2015, and in 2020 I transitioned into coaching as a full-time professional pursuit.
I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Coaching (IAC), and I adhere to the ethical codes of this professional organization. You may review the IAC code of ethics at this link: https://certifiedcoach.org/about/ethics/
I integrate classical coaching skills, such as listening, visioning, clarifying goals and identifying obstacles, together with somatic awareness skills from Somatic Experiencing, parts work from Voice Dialogue, and the processing of emotions and beliefs, informed by ShadowWork® and other personal growth modalities.