Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What is Climate Conscious Coaching?
Climate Conscious Coaching is life coaching for individuals who want to include their concerns about the climate crisis and their love for the living Earth community in their understanding and expression of who they are in the world.
So, what's life coaching?
Life coaching is an industry devoted to accelerated human development. It consists of deeply meaningful conversations in which a coach supports a client’s personal growth and life creation through the use of open-ended, forward-thinking questions that evoke a deeply self-reflective space.
This field emerged from the human potential movement of the 60s and 70s and began to revolutionize the corporate world in the 80s. Since then it has become increasingly developmental, holistic, spiritual and somatic or body-wisdom oriented. It's also become very specialized. For example, there are ADHD coaches, relationship coaches, women's empowerment coaches, etc. Life coaching with a well-matched coach can be surprisingly effective, which is why I chose to apply my skills to climate conscious individuals. This service is one way I can participate in the creation of a more resilient living Earth community.
How is your coaching different from therapy?
First of all, I can't explore your childhood story with you, as a psychotherapist could. I also can’t help you neurologically process trauma, as a trauma therapist could. I can and will, however, hold space for emotions that arise during our conversation, and when appropriate, I'll help you find the wisdom those emotions are offering. I can also help you clarify a climate-conscious vision for your life, and I can help you shift outdated belief systems and habits so that you can more fully embrace that vision. Finally, I can help you discover practices that calm your nervous system so that you can stay responsive to the present moment.
Please know, however, that the topic of climate change can evoke intense anxiety and trigger unresolved personal trauma. So, if you feel you might be better served by a climate-aware psychotherapist, consider exploring the Climate Psychology Alliance North America's website. Though they don't provide individual referrals, they offer a climate aware therapist directory. They also provide a crisis resource list for those in urgent need of support. If you live outside of North America, you might try searching for climate psychologists in your area, as this is a rapidly growing field for obvious reasons.
Do you work online? in person?
I'm available for convenient, effective coaching by video chat.
If you live in or near Raleigh, NC, we also have the option of meeting in a private conference room at a beautiful co-working space called Nest Raleigh. The address is 414 Fayetteville Street, 4th floor. There's street parking and deck parking.
How do I get started with private coaching?
You can book a free, introductory, 25-minute Climate Conscious Clarity Call online here. If we both feel we're a match and you choose to try one-on-one coaching, we'll book all subsequent calls directly.
Before our first one-on-one call, I'll send you a welcome bundle to read and sign. If you choose to purchase subsequent sessions, this initial contract will cover those as well.
What will happen during my free Climate Conscious Clarity Call?
First, I'll ask you about what you'd like to explore and what you're hoping to gain from coaching. I'll learn about you, and you'll get to experience a little bit of my coaching style. You you also can ask me any questions you, and if we both feel we're a good match, you can schedule your first session. Or if you're undecided or not interested, you can let me know that. Whatever happens, I promise I won't give you a hard sell.
What do I need to know about coaching by video chat?
Zoom is my preferred video platform because I feel it provides the best visibility and reliability. If, however, you'd prefer another end-to-end encrypted video platform like FaceTime, Signal, or WhatsApp, just let me know. Also, please schedule at a time when you'll have privacy and be free of distractions so that you can self-reflect and pay attention to your body wisdom.
How much time will I need to devote to Climate Conscious Coaching?
This answer will depend on the scope of what you're wanting to experience, where you are in your journey, your circumstances, and your level of commitment.
What are your office hours?
Mon & Wed: 12 - 7 Eastern Time
Tue & Thur: 10 - 5
Fri: noon to 4
What methods of payment do you accept?
Please make your payment before we meet!
What are your refund and cancellation policies?
Thank you for cancelling or rescheduling within 24 hours of your appointment time. I charge a $60 fee for missed appointments.