Coaching Q&A

What's with the Superhero lingo, Sheri?

The way I see it, we all possess unique, God-given superpowers. Yours might be tenacity. Your ability to inspire. Your courage. Your sense of humor. Your need to ask, “Why?” My clients prove to themselves that they hold the power to create and enjoy fulfilling lives. No more arguing for limitations. No more self-sabotaging. THAT proves they’re Superheroes.
NOTE: I’m not here to talk anyone into coaching. Here’s why: If a person is not yet READY to do the work, she won’t find coaching to be of much value. BECAUSE YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN. So I don’t chase clients; I invite them to come to me when they have decided they WANT to change their lives. They’re always in the driver’s seat. It’s their life.

What's it like to coach with you, Sheri?

I think coaching should be interesting, satisfying, and FUN. Yes, we’ll work hard, but let’s also laugh while we move you forward. I can promise you that I will be 100% real, 90% intellect, and 10% woo. Self-hypnosis, anyone? ;-)
We’ll work on the whole you: Your mindset, but also how your body is reacting to your thoughts. I believe that our feelings, while not trustworthy, are important clues for where we need to do the work. I believe we can train our minds to work for us, rather than against us. I also believe that being able to give ourselves compassion is a critical component of then giving ourselves permission to SHOW UP and flex our superpowers.
As coaching guru Tony Robbins noted, nothing makes us feel more alive than feeling ourselves EXPAND our personal power.
I’ll create an interesting, fun, safe space to energize, support, and challenge you. Together we’ll poke and explore, stretching your self-identity and honing your ability to choose empowering thoughts, emotions, and actions. Your future self is counting on you to start this journey today.
Clients are required to honor my Coaching Agreement.

What's the first step in our coaching together?

We get to know each other a bit via your complimentary consultation, by Zoom or phone. This one-on-one time is where you tell me about the changes you want to invite into your life. You’ll also confirm that you’re ready to commit to the investment of time, energy, and budget. Change takes time. You have to intentionally build this growth time into your life, because your brain will try to fight you. It’s hardwired to keep you in your comfort zone.

What's the value of our coaching together?

I bring you my practiced ability to listen, hold space, and ask you probing questions through which you gain life-changing insights. I’m not here to mentor you, be your bestie, or tell you what to do. I am here to be your guide, mirror, challenger, and cheerleader. Coaching changes minds, lives, and legacies. 
Coaching is part science, part psychology, and a wondrous dash of the mysterious. The coaching relationship flourishes through mutual respect, vulnerability, and trust. What you put it, you get out.
NOTE: If you feel stuck in emotional wounds, trauma, phobias, or depression, please partner with a trained therapist experienced with the issues you need to work through. 
The goal of coaching is consistent, forward ACTION. Coaching naturally touches on trauma and other issues of the past, but we don’t park there. For coaching to be productive, you need to be ready to make forward progress. Some of my clients begin to work with me while also working with a therapist, when they feel ready to do the forward work. But we maintain the confidentiality of our own spaces. 

Do you have a coaching niche, Sheri?

I enjoy coaching anyone ready to dive in and do the work. But my ideal client is a motivated, self-aware woman over the age of thirty who is ready to PROVE that she believes she holds the power to make the rest of her life the BEST of her life. Her future self is applauding!

Are you certified in coaching?

I have a coaching certification from Virtual Coach, taught by master coaches Eben Pagan and Annie Lalla. I also have completed trainings with The Coaching Masters, Boundaries.Me, and Positive Intelligence®. I am currently in a certificate program with BetterUp, a global coaching network committed to helping clients achieve greater purpose and passion.

Do you coach from a spiritual perspective?

I am a coach who happens to be a Christian. I share my values where invited, but I honor the spiritual beliefs and practices of my clients.

Can you help me stay motivated and on target?

Yes. We’ll use SMART goals, your personal “Why,” and self-audit and accountability tools to keep you focused on forward movement. You need a clear vision of where you want to go, to get there.
NOTE: If you want me to serve as your accountability partner, rather than your coach, you can tell me about the support you want and need during your complimentary Consultation. Accountability is a powerful tool!

Do you have a referral program, Sheri?

As a thank you, I send anyone who sends me a paid client of three months or longer a pony. LOL! Just kidding; shipping ponies is expensive! 
Complimentary coaching session/s are an option if your referral becomes a client of 3+ months.

Does your coaching support any causes?

Yes! A portion of each coaching session goes to financially bless Mercy Ships, which operates two hospital ships providing corrective, life-changing surgeries to the poor in Africa — at no cost to patients. These children and adults, previously shunned by family and community because of cleft lips, bowed legs, disfiguring tumors, and bleeding disorders, gain acceptance and the opportunity to build BIG, flourishing lives. YAY!! #Superheroes
I can guide you through:
Self-sabotage | Resistance | Fear of failure & success | Change | Shame | Self-compassion & celebration | Boundaries | Emotional regulation | Habit stacking | Future-self planning | Action and accountability

Coaching is product development. You’re the product.