… is a dynamic partnership between coach and client founded on the belief that clients are “capable, resourceful, and whole.” In this context I ask thought-provoking questions and engage clients in a visioning process that helps them set their desired course of action. Together we agree upon the steps they are willing to take to move out of the places where they feel stuck. The strength of our relationship provides encouragement and accountability as clients move forward to achieve the goals that truly matter to them.
Coaching sessions can take place in person, by phone, or by video conference, making the process easily accessible from any location.
My areas of coaching expertise include leadership, creating and maintaining healthy systems, life and work transitions, life balance, resilience, and self-compassion.
Clients say …
Coaching with Lois helped me redefine my career focus. Her questions helped me see how the skills I was using in my previous position could translate to other types of work. She also helped me articulate what I really wanted to do. This is what ultimately landed me in a job I had not previously envisioned – my dream job!
Lois coached me on key issues of life balance and helped me move through a process of letting go of priorities that no longer served me. She introduced me to the practical tools I needed for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and I have used those tools throughout the years. She is wise, warm and compassionate, and her sense of humor meant that I laughed more than once during every one of our meetings. Lois is more than just a coach for specific goals or problem-solving. She is a coach for how to live well.
~ Janet O.
When I was chair of the Stewardship Ministry at Forest Hill Church, Lois coached us through a process that resulted in a multiyear strategic plan. Through her guidance, the group felt at ease and each member felt valued. All participants were constructively engaged in creative thinking and practical problem solving. She helped us reach consensus on the changes we wanted to make. The final product was a viable, dynamic instrument that helped to focus our efforts, elevate our teamwork, and in the end produced record setting results.