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Why work with a coach?


People work with coaches for lots of reasons. Usually, they want to make progress toward goals of some kind. Some want to get certified, go back to school to get a degree, improve their health or overall fitness. Others want to change jobs, improve their social or emotional effectiveness, deepen relationships or broaden their employability. When I hire a coach, and I definitely do, it is because I want results. I'm not kidding myself any longer - I need to get something done - and, knowing what coaching gives me, I hire a coach because I want to feel better in the process. I want someone who is expert at helping me get me past the roadblocks of my own creation—and get the best out of myself.




I mean this. No jargon intended: in the coaching relationship you have a partner who can help you explore and get clearer about the scope and vision of what you want. We can help you figure out what it is you want, help you uncover the steps to get there, and ultimately remind you of who you want to be in the process. 


Many coaches have specialized skills and expertise that they bring from other careers. I bring a keen understanding and interest in the interpreting world, ASL and Deaf culture, as well as the special skills of self-management and self-awareness, so crucial to effective work in mental health environments.


I would love to talk with you about my approach to coaching and how I might be able to support and encourage you as you move through life's transitions and reach for goals. 



Graphic of tiny, colorful flags
Digitized picture of Arlyn sailing her boat with sunset sky

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. 


So throw off the bowlines. 

Sail away from the safe harbor. 

Catch the trade winds in your sails. 




Mark Twain

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