ALIGN YOUR LIFE + DESIGN
As a professional coach, I specialize in life and career transitions and serve an ally in realizing the life you want. My approach? A collaborative, thought-provoking process aimed at helping you cultivate self-awareness, clarify a vision for your future, identify obstacles to achieving that vision, and take action to overcome all obstacles.
At each crossroads, you have the opportunity to reflect and reimagine the future. Are you in a transition, seek renewed purpose, or just need to get unstuck? Coaching can help you cultivate the clarity and resulting confidence to take action without anxiety.
How can coaching help you create the life you want? Learn more below or get in touch.
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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
SEE THINGS FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
I very much needed someone to help me navigate my own thoughts . . . the decision to have her as my coach has been life changing! Brandy is an INCREDIBLE listener, who is patient, and has this gift of being able to change my mindset and help me realize what it is that I enjoy in life, both personally and professionally.
Each week I walk away with a sense of accomplishment and clarity. Brandy picks up on a tiniest hint of hesitation in my voice and is able to paraphrase my own words in a way that makes sense to me and allows me to see things from a different perspective. I can't recommend Brandy enough.
- A. KIREYEVA
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Perhaps you have unrealized dreams or goals for the future. Or maybe just a sense that you want more out of life. Maybe you're facing an unplanned transition. By working together, we can clarify what you want from the future and make it yours.
Having experienced transitions personally and professionally, and assisting many clients in transition, transitions have become both a skill and an interest of mine. Transitions come in many forms. Designing a new life after becoming a parent. Loss of relationships and the growing pains of a new relationship. Moving. Retirement. Grief. What I know for sure? We all need allies – especially when in transition.
We begin by envisioning the future and gaining insight about your hopes and desires. Together, we will work to transform your hopes into clear, actionable goals. We then explore the barriers to your goals, and define actions to overcome those barriers.
Maybe 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 realize your career aspirations.
Perhaps you don't know what you want. Coaching will help you get intentional as you define your path forward. We start by understanding your design. What aspects of your life and work are engaging and energizing? What is essential to you? What are your core values? What is inherently motivating?
Together, we'll consider all of your options and think expansively about what's possible. Next, we'll map we've learned about your design against your options to reveal the best path forward (with some help from data science and design thinking).
Once you know what you want, we'll get strategic to help you realize your vision. This includes 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.
Perhaps you know your design, have a vision, and just feel overwhelmed with making it happen. Wherever you are, we can design your way forward, together.
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 and improve satisfaction.
The methodology of coaching can be applied to any area of life. Do you have an issue or need a change that doesn't quite fit into the categories above? That's okay.
Life is messy. Sometimes our lives don't fit into neat boxes about what is working and what isn't. Maybe the whole of your life - personal wellness, career, relationships - feels out of line with what you want. The good news? My approach to coaching addresses the whole person - in all its complexity.
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.
Who you are + what you want:
How you structure your life:
Q: What are the benefits of coaching?
The benefits of coaching are unique to each person, though these are some things reported by other clients that you may experience:
Gain clarity of purpose and direction
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
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 - though there are some common themes that arise in much of my work. The coaching process is aimed at helping you grow in self-awareness, expand possibilities and generate options, clarify a vision for your life and work, identify and address concrete (external) and thought (internal) obstacles, and strategically take action to overcome obstacles and realize your vision.
Q: What are a few words to describe your approach to coaching?
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 frequency as needed.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
We don't have to predict the total number of sessions at the onset, but instead can plan session-by-session. Typically, my clients work with me two to four times a month for two to six months.
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?
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.
Q: What if I have other questions?
Set up a complimentary coaching consultation below!