"Working with Brandy has transformed my career path.  I was feeling so stuck, but now I know my way forward.  I'm making a cross-country move, going back to school, and pursing my calling!  I am no longer plagued with uncertainty, but feel energized and at peace.  I am so grateful for our coaching, and know Brandy will be an ally in whatever challenges or adventures come my way."

 

- N. BRADY  |  MARKETING MANAGER

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

My coaching credo was inspired by a favorite book,  Essentialism by Greg McKeown: 

 

"The way of the essentialist means living by design, not by default.  Instead of making choices reactively, the essentialist deliberately distinguishes the vital few from the trivial many, eliminates the nonessentials, and then removes obstacles so the essential things have clear, smooth passage.  In other words, essentialism is a disciplined, systematic approach for determining where our highest point of contribution lies, then making execution of those things almost effortless.  

 

The way of the essentialist is the path to being in control of our own choices, it is a path to new levels of success and meaning, it is the path on which we enjoy the journey, not just the destination.”

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CAREER TRANSITION

SPRING INTENSIVE

Ready to make your career transition happen on a concrete timeline? My 8-week Career Transition Spring Intensive will help you do just that!

The Intensive will take you through all of the steps of your transition - understanding your design, generating options, creating an aligned vision, overcoming internal obstacles, application strategy, resume and cover letter crafting, and interview skills.

 

Click through to learn more about the Intensive, including who, when, where, and perks!

WORKSHOPS + RETREATS

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Wellness is more than health - it encompasses your purpose, relationships, finances, sense of community, and physical well-being.*

Cultivating a healthy, wellness-driven lifestyle may mean making small adjustments, or drastic changes.  Together, we can evaluate what needs to change and how to make the change.

 

Spirituality may be defined as the search for something sacred.  Why does spirituality matter?  One reason is because spirituality makes us healthier and happier. 

Per Psychology Today, spirituality makes us more gracious and compassionate.  Spiritual people flourish - they have positive relationships, high self-esteem, are optimistic, and have meaning and purpose in life.  Spiritual individuals self-actualize - they strive toward a better life and consider personal growth and fulfillment as a central goal.  Individuals who value spirituality take the time to reflect on their daily activities and ultimately build lasting memories of their experiences.*

Part of designing your life may involve developing or strengthening your spirituality - something we can work through together.

WELLNESS + SPIRITUALITY

Careers In Transition

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Communication + Relationship Skills

 

Communication is at the core of every relationship. It is the glue that holds teams together, the means of building culture, and is essential to thriving both for individuals and groups.  Together, we will build better relationships.  Want to help individual members cultivate healthier styles of communication?  Want to better understand your group dynamic and help cultivate trust-filled relationships?  We can design this workshop to meet the specific needs of your group.

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Common Ground Team Building

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Vision, Mission, and Brand Design

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Self-Awareness + Life ​Design

In order to make your highest point of contribution, you must first understand your design, and then choose a path that is aligned to that design.  In this workshop 

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Wellness, Boundaries, and Habit Design

 

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Essentialism

Ready to define for your organization and for each individual what is essential?  Help create clarity that leads to being more efficient and effective.  From Greg McKeown's Essentialism: “Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done. It doesn’t mean just doing less for the sake of less either. It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.”

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COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

The best way to explore working together is to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Have you completed a consultation and are ready to coach? 

We all age.  It is the most unifying human experience.  Facing the challenges of aging and end of life can be daunting if done alone.  As your coach, I would come alongside you or your family to address practical and personal difficulties.  Together, we can navigate the systems, planning, complexities, and obstacles to aging - hopefully with more grace than difficulty.

 

My experience with seniors began over fifteen years ago in long-term care facilities as a companion and advocate.  I established a group at the University of California, Berkeley to serve seniors in the Bay Area - a group still in existence today.  I also served as a Long Term Care Ombudsman for Alameda County, ensuring that seniors in local residential care facilities received quality care. 

 

After University, I worked with the legislative advocacy team at AARP Sacramento and became a California Senate Fellow, advocating for public policy reform to protect our seniors.  I currently serve on a committee with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) in San Francisco.

 

As an attorney, I continued serving seniors.  I received a fellowship to work at a non-profit with seniors facing elder abuse.  I later practiced trusts and estates law and served families needing help with estate planning, probate, and trust administration.  My most fulfilling work in this area was with individuals who recently lost their spouse and were navigating the emotional, practical, and legal aspects of this grievous loss. 

Throughout my years working with seniors, I've had much experience with end of life.  Many seniors were facing death, fearful about death, planning for death, or recovering from the death of a loved one.  End of life is never easy or timely, but a coach can help ease the disruption.  As your coach, we can work to bring clarity as to how you want to live and how you want to face death.  Death may be ominous, frustrating, confusing, or frightening, but facing end of life with intention can bring relief, acceptance, and even peace. 

AGING +

END OF LIFE

Self-Awareness + Life ​Design

 

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Careers In Transition

Haas

 

Communication + Relationship Skills

 

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.  And where we meet can change session-by-session. 

Common Ground Team Building

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.  But we can adjust the frequency of our meetings as needed. 

Vision, Mission, and Brand Design

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.

 

Wellness, Boundaries, and Habit Design

 

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