believe that everyone has a lot of dormant capacity. My goal is
to release and increase that capacity. I do this by listening,
asking questions and offering an invitation to think differently-sometimes
more deeply. I make my knowledge and experience available to clients.
Most clients experience me as supportive, while I challenge them
to reach for what they most want.
Because I work very closely with each client, I
only work with a small number of individual coaching clients at
a time. Although we have regularly scheduled meetings, I am also
available via email and phone for questions and dialog when needed.
My coaching clients generally fall into one or more
of the categories below. Further information about each type of
coaching is in the Workroom.
- Executive coaching
- Life coaching
- Couples coaching
- Practitioner mentoring
What coaching can do for you
Coaching helps individuals create changes that are
valuable, exciting and intensely personal. The right coach can
help you see options for becoming a more effective human being
and for living a more satisfying life. I've included a list of
the benefits of coaching in the Workroom.
How to choose a coach
The relationship between coach and client is highly
collaborative. Therefore, it's critical to choose a coach who
is right for you. Naturally, finding the right coach requires
some homework and common sense.
In selecting a coach The
Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara, a premier coaching school,
recommends that you ask yourself the following questions:
- What is this coach's process and approach to
- Do I feel comfortable with this individual?
- How well do the training and experience of this
coach apply to my needs and background?
About Sandy as a coach
The information below is intended help you prepare
for a conversation with me to determine whether I'm the right
coach for you.
In my heart I am a businessperson. I love the collaborative,
creative process and have benefited from assignments in every
functional business area. I have held executive assignments in
multiple industries, including assignments as CEO, CIO and CFO.
I believe in the power of good leadership. Yet I know first hand
how hard it is to deliver this type of leadership consistently.
I have a business degree and have benefited from lots of executive
and technical training provided by the companies for whom I have
I love coaching. I did a lot of coaching
when I worked in corporations. In 1993, I began building my consulting
practice. Even in my early engagements I focused on helping leaders
grow. Eventually I realized that others called this process "executive
I gained a professional coaching certification from
Institute of Santa Barbara. I also studied consulting and
executive coaching in the masters program in Applied Behavioral
Sciences from the Leadership
Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University. While in private
practice, I have coached many executives, teams, individuals and
even couples. Further information about my coaching
process is in the Workroom.
Finally, I have built a satisfying life for myself.
I enjoy my work, my colleagues, my family and friends. I believe
I have grown as much from challenges as from victories. My own
life experiences have prepared me well for my chosen path.
I welcome you to contact
me with any questions you may have.