ALIGN YOUR LIFE + DESIGN

As a professional coach, I specialize in life and career aspirations and transitions. The goal? A life aligned to who you are and what you want. Coaching is a collaborative, thought-provoking process aimed at helping you clarify a vision for your future, identify obstacles to achieving that vision, and taking action to overcome all obstacles. 

My approach can be distilled into a few words: curated, comprehensive, and holistic. My work is curated to each client, session-by-session. I will strive to understand your unique needs and tailor my approach accordingly. My support is comprehensive - I will partner with you from the beginning of goal formation all the way through to realizing the change you want. I also take a holistic approach to coaching, believing that each facet of my clients' lives are inextricably linked.

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EXPLORE COACHING

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LIFE ASPIRATIONS

TRANSITIONS

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By working together, we can clarify what you want from the future and work to make it yours.  We begin by envisioning the future and gaining insight about what is essential to you - your essential relationships, essential values, and essential priorities.  We then take steps to help align your life to what you want most - be it peace of mind, thriving relationships, growth, or a greater sense of joy and fulfillment. 

If you're in a life transition, I serve as an ally and thought partner.  Having experienced personal and professional transition, and after partnering with many clients in transition, transition has become both a skill and a passion of mine. I often partner with clients to re-design life amidst becoming a parent, losing a relationship, divorcing, moving, retiring, and grieving. 

In coaching, it is often important to address obstacles to your goals. We can challenge thought obstacles - the things you may be thinking that are preventing you from taking effective action to change your life. We can also tackle behavioral obstacles such as time management, task management, stress management, boundaries, and habits.

SEE BEYOND MY SELF-IMPOSED LIMITATIONS

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Brandy is a coach who is passionate about helping her clients reach the goals that matter most to them. Through skillful questioning, compassionate curiosity, and authentic relationship building, Brandy co-creates a safe space where clients are encouraged to dream big and "try on" other perspectives. Brandy helps me see beyond my self-imposed limitations and consider other vantage points to imagine the life I want to live and the impact I want to have in the world.

 

Brandy knows that supporting her clients on their path to achieving their big picture vision also requires breaking down the path into manageable milestones. As a small business owner, Brandy helps me stay on track and inspires accountability for living a life grounded in my core values. I have worked with Brandy informally and formally over the past 10 years and I recommend her coaching practice without any hesitation.

- C. AGUILAR

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

 

CAREER ASPIRATIONS

TRANSITIONS

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Maybe you're ready for a career transition. Perhaps work feels like exchanging the hours of your life for a paycheck.  Maybe you want to get unstuck, find fulfillment, and grow.  I serve as a strategic partner to help you make moves in your career.

 

Perhaps the challenge is that you aren't sure what you want, professionally.  Together, we can cultivate options and map your options against who you are and what you want to discern the best path forward. We'll utilize data science tools, assessments, and design thinking to help us with this work. 

 

Once you know what you want, we'll get strategic to help you realize your vision. This can include developing a job search strategy and articulating your value proposition via your resume, online profiles, cover letters, and interviews.  Our work is aimed at helping you develop the clarity and confidence to act without anxiety. 

If you want to grow in your current organization, seek to develop yourself as a leader, or want to navigate dynamics and relationships at work, I have partnered with many professionals and leaders across industries to help them grow and thrive.

THE GUIDING FORCE I'VE NEVER HAD AND ALWAYS NEEDED

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I’m so grateful to have found Brandy and had the opportunity to work with her. Brandy was the guiding force I’ve never had and always needed. She’s proactive yet gentle, a visionary yet realist.

 

After a few sessions, she helped me surface a career field that blends the essential skills and passions I was most interested in; truth be told, I never even knew this job or career field existed.

 

Brandy also helped me to identify the different paths forward to achieve them with a step-by-step plan. Each session with her felt like I was talking to a long time friend and produced so many “lightbulb moments” and actionable plans. Brandy truly helped me to uncover so many new and exciting future opportunities.

 

- K. STERLING

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

 

SMALL BUSINESS

I've partnered with clients to tackle the many decisions and issues that emerge in the life cycle of owning a business. The goal? To help my clients find personal and financial fulfillment in their small business.

 

You and your business are unique, so our approach to coaching will be curated to your needs. Wherever you're at, whatever your goals, we'll design your way forward.

+  Clarify your vision for your business

+  Build a business plan including defining your client base, brand, and offerings

 

+  Feel enthusiastic and motivated to build and evolve your business

+  Develop a strategic plan to reach your customer base

+  Clarify your business financial goals and define how you'll get there

+  Navigate employee challenges or difficult decisions with a thought partner

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE GETTING A BUSINESS OFF THE GROUND

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I've been working with Brandy for about two months, and just in that short time she has had a major impact on the way I've been thinking about my career, my goals, and my interactions with others as I go through this period of transition. I'm 58, was recently laid off, am starting a small business, and have had a lot to consider.

 

Brandy is super smart, compassionate, knowledgeable, and has a very results-oriented, actionable approach to her coaching. I always have homework after our sessions, and it is always helpful.

 

I'd highly recommend her to anyone in a career transition or anyone getting a business off the ground who feels they need support. She totally knows what she's doing, and she's great at it. If you're hesitating about coaching, Brandy will quickly make you realize it is worth it.

- J. GREEN

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

 

RELATIONSHIPS

As a certified relationship facilitator and mediator, I help clients improve their personal and professional relationships.

 

Maybe you long for close, meaningful personal relationships, or seek to heal or grow current relationships. Maybe you've relocated to a new home and are struggling to feel rooted, or want to build community. Coaching can help.

I often hear from clients that the greatest barrier to experiencing joy in the workplace is a lack of healthy relationships.  Together, we can help you garner the respect and cooperation that you need to grow in your role and enjoy your workplace.  

With intimate relationships, my role is to help new relationships grow, healthy relationships become optimal, and struggling relationships become reinvigorated.  I utilize an assessment that explores communication, conflict resolution, finances, parenting, family, friends, and more.  This serves as the basis for a compassionate conversation proven to strengthen relationships.  

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WHAT IS LIFE DESIGN?

 

Too often, who we are and what we want does not inform our reality.  I help clients align their innate design and their life design. How?

A well-designed life begins with understanding your design. Together, we'll answer some fundamental questions through conversation, assessments, exercises, and other resources all thoughtfully curated for you. 

Once we understand your design, we'll consider the possibilities for your life.  What are the professional settings that will reward you for being exactly you? What roles will energize and engage you? How can you transform your relationships, habits, and hobbies to create alignment? I'll partner with you as you take action to realize a well-designed life.

YOUR

DESIGN

 

   Who you are + what you want:  

Values

Strengths

Passions

Purpose/ Mission

Motivators

Priorities

Joys

YOUR

LIFE

 

   How you structure your life:   

Professional Role

Home

Family

Friendships

Habits

Hobbies

Boundaries

 

COACHING FAQs

Q: So, what is coaching?

 

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) - the leading international governing body for the coaching profession - defines coaching as: ". . . partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity, and leadership." 

Q: What are the benefits of coaching?

The benefits of coaching are unique to each person. Here are some benefits shared by former clients:

 

Gain clarity of purpose and direction

Transition careers

Experience greater fulfillment at work

Have better relationships

Grow in self-awareness

Overcome life challenges 

Navigate important life decisions

Address internal obstacles to thriving

Feel more confident

Develop leadership skills

Start a business 

Reduce anxiety

Successfully negotiate a promotion

Prioritize what was essential

  

Q: What is the coaching process like?

My approach is fluid, organic, and tailored to each client. At the beginning of our relationship, we'll define overarching goals for our coaching work. We then begin each session defining specific objectives for our discussion. 

You'll always walk away with clear next steps you can take to make progress between our sessions. I often follow-up post-session with resources and tools. 

Q: What are a few words to describe your approach to coaching?

Holistic

Comprehensive

Curated

Encouraging

Motivating

Strategic

Q: Where will we meet?

 

My office is in Berkeley, California.  Currently, sessions are held remotely via phone or video.  How we meet can change session-by-session. 

Q: How often will we meet? 

How often we meet is up to you!  Starting out, most of my clients work with me once a week or once every other week.  We can adjust our cadence as needed. 

Q: How many sessions will I need?

We don't have to predict the total number of sessions at the start of our relationship as I do not sell packages.  We will plan session-by-session to ensure you get the right number of sessions for you.

 

Most clients work with me for about eight sessions over the course of two or three months. Some clients return for a monthly or quarterly session. Others enjoy a longer-term relationship.

 

If you are in career transition and would benefit from an efficient, concrete timeline, I offer an eight-week career transition plan.   

Q: Do you help with documents like a resume and cover letter or copy for a website? 

Yes.  If during the course of our work together, you need assistance with drafting language for your LinkedIn profile, re-thinking your resume, or crafting a thoughtful cover letter, we can tackle these tasks together. I also support clients with the copy for their websites or portfolios.

Q: What if I have other questions? 

 

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