HOW COACHING WORKS

Coaching Q&A

What's your coaching philosophy and style, Sheri?

I believe that coaching asks an individual to get really open and vulnerable, and that requires an atmosphere of support and curiosity. So I first strive to create a comfortable, fun environment that also motivates you to challenge your current reality. You are welcome to feel all the feels, and think all the thoughts, as we take this journey together. You are here on purpose. Will you accept the challenge of growing into your best self?

What's the first step in our coaching together?

As coaching guru Tony Robbins noted, nothing makes us feel more alive than experiencing growth and expanding our personal power.
So first we’ll hold a 40-minute complimentary consultation, to see if we’re a good fit. You need to jive with the personality and coaching style of your coach. You’ll share where you are, and where you want to be, and what you think is stalling or sabotaging you. You’ll confirm that you’re ready to commit your investment of time, energy, and budget. 
NOTE: Your mind will try to keep you in your comfort zone, to keep you “safe,” by telling you to delay this journey. So pushing past your mind is your first step to freedom and growth. To quote Nike, “Just do it.” Today.

What's the value of our coaching together?

Coaching is part science, part psychology, and a wondrous dash of the mysterious. What you put in, you’ll get out. YOU are in control of your growth. I bring you my practiced ability to deeply listen, hold space, reflect, and ask probing questions that guide you in challenging you to risk change and growth. I’m your mirror, guide, butt-kicker, and cheerleader. You got this!
NOTE: If you feel stuck in emotional wounds, trauma, phobias, or depression, please first partner with a qualified, experienced therapist. 
The goal of coaching is consistent, forward action. Coaching naturally uncovers trauma, but we won’t park there. You can choose to simultaneously work with a therapist and life coach, if you feel mentally and emotionally ready to do so, but we will maintain the confidentiality of each space. 

Do you have a coaching niche, Sheri?

I enjoy coaching with courageous, curious, growth-minded individuals (in any stage of life) seeking to expand what they believe is possible for their future. I have only two requirements: Be open-minded, and be real, so we can get you to where you want to be. Expand your self-identity, to go further than you even think possible right now!

Are you certified in coaching?

I have certification with Virtual Coach, a certificate with BetterUp, and completed training with Positive Intelligence®. I am working toward my Professional Certified Coach credential (125 hours of coach education/500 hours of client coaching) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

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 your Future Self to get there.
NOTE: If you want me to serve as your ongoing accountability partner, you can tell me about the support you want and need during your complimentary consultation. Accountability works!

Do you have a referral program, Sheri?

As a thank you, I send anyone who sends me a paid client of 3+ months a pony. Just kidding; shipping ponies is expensive! Lol.
Complimentary coaching sessions are an option, if that interests you.

Does your coaching support any causes?

Yes! A portion of your coaching sessions financially bless Mercy Ships, a non-profit organization that operates two hospital ships providing free, corrective life-changing surgeries to the poor in Africa. 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 | Limbo | Shame | Self-compassion | Boundaries | Emotional regulation | Vulnerability | Courage | Resilience | Communication | Habits | Future Self vision & action plan