How we can work together
I look forward to engaging with people who yearn to weave together challenging work, a fulfilling life, and a commitment to contemplative practice. I’m inspired by those who have a sense of urgency and a sense of humor, along with appreciation for the irony inherent in this kind of work.
If you’d like to explore working together, we will set up a time to chat to make sure it’s a good fit. If we decide it is, we will agree to a coaching contract. I favor an initial three-month commitment to ensure time and space for a successful outcome, though you may cancel at any time. We will meet every couple of weeks (twice monthly), with an option to meet more frequently as needed, including open access for emergent challenges.
The coaching sessions feature open inquiry and mutual deep listening, doing what I refer to as “getting into the gaps together.” In addition to our meetings, I’ll suggest some practices—both dedicated (setting time aside) and integrated (done on the spot)—you can use in daily life.
“Each of you is perfect the way you are…and you can use a little improvement.”
— Shunryu Suzuki Roshi,
Buddhist teacher, advice to his students
Our coaching approach will be tailored to your goals. I completed the ontological (study of being, presence) coaching training from the Newfield Network Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) in 2019. Buddhist studies and practice have been an ongoing feature in my life since 1972. And, in 1980, I began studying Sun Tzu’s Art of War, and over the years I have adapted its profound lessons on leadership in times of uncertainty and conflict. See more here.
No matter what framework we follow, developing skillful leadership always seems to arise from openness to our interconnected world, ongoing curiosity, and making friends with oneself.