A COACH IS AN ALLY

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 an 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

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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

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

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LIFE ASPIRATIONS

TRANSITIONS

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Perhaps you have unrealized dreams or goals for the future.  Or maybe just a sense that you want more out of life.  By working together, we can clarify your aspirations and make moves to realize the future you imagine. 

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.  The struggle from anxiety to wellness.  Loss of relationships and the growing pains of a new relationship. Grief and end of life.  I’ve worked with countless individuals wanting to transition to a fulfilling career.  What I know for sure?  We all need allies – especially when we are 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 the actions necessary to remove or overcome those barriers.  Throughout this journey, we work to re-define what is possible. 

 

CAREER ASPIRATIONS

TRANSITIONS

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Work often feels like exchanging the hours of your life for a paycheck.  We want something more than a job - we want a calling that makes us come alive. 

 

Perhaps you don't know what you want.  Coaching will help you be intentional and strategic in revealing your path forward.  We start by helping you understand your design.  What aspects of your life and work are engaging and energizing?  What is essential to you?  What are your core values?  I often rely on assessments and exercises, though our greatest tool will be our conversations.

 

We then apply what we've learned to create a clear vision for your career.  We'll consider the obstacles you'll face and the concrete steps to overcome them.  The aim is that, by the end of this process, you'll have the clarity to act without anxiety. 

Perhaps you know what you want, but are unsure of the steps to realize your vision.  Or maybe you know the steps to take, but feel overwhelmed when it comes time to take the next step.  Wherever you are, we can design your way forward, together.

 

OTHER AREAS

TO EXPLORE

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. 

 

COACHING FAQs

Q: What are the benefits of coaching?

Here is are a few of the benefits of coaching my clients have reported during our work together - you can read more in their testimonials above. They:

 

Gained clarity of purpose

Successfully transitioned careers

Experienced greater fulfillment at work

Have better relationships with loved ones

Grew in self-awareness

Overcame overwhelming life challenges 

Navigated important life decisions

Addressed internal obstacles to thriving

Grew more confident

Developed leadership skills

Started businesses 

Navigated small business decisions

Cultivated direction for the future

Experienced reduced anxiety

Successfully negotiated a promotion

Prioritized 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?

Holistic

Empowering

Action-Oriented

Organic

Strategic

Encouraging

Motivating

Transformational

Q: Where will we meet?

 

My office is in Berkeley, California.  If you are in the Bay Area, we can meet for our sessions in person.  However, most of my coaching is done remotely - via phone or video.  How we meet can change session-by-session. 

Q: How often will we meet? 

As the coaching process is tailored to your needs, how often we meet is up to you!  Starting out, many of my clients work with me once a week or once every other week.  We can adjust the frequency of our meetings 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 8-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: Any other questions? 

 

Set up a complimentary coaching consultation below!

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