PO Box 1153
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Our Approach

Core Beliefs

Whether we are working one-on-one with a client or leading a group training, our core beliefs shape how we approach our work.



Every little bit counts:  People tend to want to wait for the perfect circumstances before making a significant change, especially given our busy lives. The truth is, small yet sustained progress best supports meaningful and lasting change. Small steps can lead to big results.



Ongoing learning & growth are essential:  Rarely in life is there a single right approach, and being open to different ways of thinking keeps us agile and ensures that we continue growing. It’s possible to confidently stand in our knowledge and experience while still being curious about new ideas.



Difficult challenges benefit from a light perspective:  Overwhelm often leads to tunnel vision. The sooner we move toward expansive thinking, the sooner our challenges become manageable. Even when a subject is serious or feels heavy, we find that approaching it with an open mind illuminates options that we hadn’t seen before.



Overall well-being is fueled by life balance:  We feel best when our life has balance. What that balance, or rhythm, looks like is unique to each individual and shifts with life’s changes. In order to achieve sustainable wellness, it is essential that we align with our own definition of life rhythm.



Acknowledging one another’s dignity is the first step toward understanding each other:  Every person has inherent value and dignity. When we approach each other from this perspective, it’s easier to have empathy for one another and see that we share common goals even if we have differing views. We then get along better and work well together, making space for creativity and innovation.



Recognizing our similarities builds connection:  Tapping into the similarities we share with another person strengthens our relationship with them. This type of interpersonal connection both supports our sense of well-being and helps us work better together.



You have what it takes:  By seeking out coaching, you have already initiated a change. Taking this step says that you are ready to work toward your goals, and that you have what it takes to move into action.