Life Coaching

Coaching is a partnership that will inspire you to achieve maximum results personally and professionally. My goal is to listen, provide support, offer resources, and nurture my clients’ unique gifts. My coaching practice works in accordance with the International Coaching Federation code of ethics.

What lies between your ideas and the implementation of your ideas: clarity, a realistic action plan, and the support of your very own coach to keep you moving, even when you just feel like quitting? My goal is to help you so you don’t let fear get in the way of your dreams. Through assessments, coaching sessions, and a customized action plan, you’ll reach your personal and professional goals much more quickly than if you attempt to attack it all on your own.

Career Coaching

Whether you are a young professional, new graduate, or a mid-career professional your initial questions often resemble, “What are my career goals?”  And the problem is that you are really not sure. But that is okay, because in a few short coaching sessions you will get the clarity your are searching for.

Maybe you just need some support to discover what career to pursue, what opportunities are available, how to network, where to apply, and how to update your resume. That’s what career coaching is all about—together, we discover your career passions and create a realistic action plan to move closer to that career each day!

Career coaching sessions can take place in person for clients in my geographic area (Central Connecticut) and over the phone confidentially serving clients all over the map. Please consider taking time to give me a call, share your concerns, and see if coaching will help.

Assessment Services

I use a full range of assessments that provide objective information about my clients. The information I gather helps my clients by enhancing their self-awareness—and it provides a benchmark for creating coaching goals and evaluating our progress. I am certified to administer several different assessment tools; I use them in my personal coaching sessions and in some of my workshops. Assessment packages are included for my long-term coaching clients, and I always complete a thorough debriefing of the assessments so clients can make practical use of the information.

I provide assessment services to my coaching clients and to external business clients. I have provided small businesses with assessments for a variety of purposes, employee assistance programs, organizational development consultants, and other coaches not certified in career assessments that wish to outsource this phase of their coaching. I have references available upon request and welcome you to call and discuss your specific assessment needs.

List of Assessments

MBTI Myers_Briggs MBTI© (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) The MBTI is an indicator: It tries to find your best personality type. It assesses you on the following four scales: Extroversion/Introversion, Sensing/iNtuitive, Thinking/Feeling and Judging/Perceiving. MBTI© Career Report: (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Based on the MBTI it determines one of 16 personality types: ISTJ, ISTP, ISFJ, ISFP, INTJ, INTP, INFJ, INFP, ESTJ, ESTP, ESFJ, ESFP, ENTJ, ENTP, ENFJ and ENFP and suggests careers for each type.

Strong Interest Inventory The Strong Interest Inventory© Measures your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, and leisure activities. Your interests are then compared to those of thousands of individuals who report being happy and successful in their jobs. The result: a personalized report identifies your optimum career choices.

FIRO-B Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior The FIRO-B© (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior™): Assesses your interpersonal needs and the impact of your behavior in the workplace. Two needs are “expressed” behavior (how much we initiate behavior) and “wanted” behavior (how much we prefer others to initiate behavior). Enables you to recognize and manage your behavior.

California Psychological Inventory CPI 260 (California Psychological Inventory):  Provides a clear view of an individual’s strengths and areas for development. Used by coaches who want to build leadership competencies.CPI 434 (California Psychological Inventory) Provides an accurate snapshot of an individual’s professional and personal styles.

Client receives a narrative report.

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
TKI (Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument): The leader in conflict resolution assessments used to lead learning about how our conflict handling styles affect personal and group dynamics at work; and used for conflict resolution coaching.

The Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence TestMSCEIT™ The MSCEIT™ (The Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test): Measures actual emotional intelligence based on scientific definition of EI.   The only “ability measure” of emotional intelligence.

Elevations Elevations Elevations will help you clarify your values, define your skills, identify current and emerging careers that suit you and give you a  personalized career report, action plan, and complete career guide. (Includes a career planning workbook).

Career Assessment Inventory & Campbell Interest and Skill Survey Career Assessment Inventory™ Enhanced Version: Compares an individual’s occupational interests to those of individuals in 111 specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and professional positions in today’s workforce. Vocational Version: Focuses on careers requiring less than two years of post-secondary training.)CISS© (Campbell™ Interest and Skill Survey): Helps you find a career in which you will be happy and productive. The results are stable enough to help individuals plan their next educational or career choices.

DISC AnalysisPIAV Assessment DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness): The most valid and reliable behavioral profiling test, based on the models of William Moulton Marston.

PIAV (Personal Interests, Attitudes, and Values™):

Assists the respondent to identify workplace motivators behind his/her actions, his/her drivers/passions, and is also key in identifying potential conflicts with others on a personal and/or professional level.

Additional Reports Include:

  • Workplace Motivators™ Sample
  • Job Insights™ Sample
  • Career Planning Insights Sample
  • TTI Relationship Insights™ Sample

MAPP - Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential MAPP™: (Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential):MAPP Identifies your true motivations toward work and allows you to match yourself to job categories to see where you best career fit and general life fulfillment.

MAPP™ Sample