Header Graphic

Who's Your Coach?

There is both an expectation as well as the permission to design me as your perfect coach. And, there are also things you should know about who I am, what I believe, and the approach I bring to this work. 

What I Believe

I truly believe that you are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. I know that you have the answers and are infinitely wise when it comes to tapping into your inner knowledge, experience, and power. I want you to have the life you want - creating the impact you desire and leaving behind a legacy in which you believe.   I believe in living life fully alive and in the moment and I believe in living life with no regrets. 
As a coach, I trust that it is my role to hold the space for your growth and encourage your agenda. For the sake of your magnificent life, I will ask powerful questions, reflect what I experience and intuit, and challenge you to move in action and deepen your learning. I will provide the accountability and support that you need to create what you want, experience “now” more deeply, and push your limits of possibility. I believe anything is possible. I do all this because I believe in you and I believe you have choices every step of the way.
Who I Am
Coaching is about you, not me. However, I may on occasion pull from my life experience and training to deepen your coaching experience – so, some personal context may be helpful:  
Prior to starting The Winner Within, Inc., I spent several rewarding years raising my three children: Curtis, Rob, and Mari. Prior to that, I worked in sales for AT&T, managing national accounts. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and my MBA from the University of Iowa. I have earned my coaching certification through the Coaches Training Institute, am accredited through the International Coach Federation (the governing body for coaches), and am licensed and certified as a Wellness coach through Wellcoaches. I am passionate about coaching and am always deepening my learning, which currently includes a course in Creating Visualizations and Coaching for Recovery. I love to travel, explore new activities, and laugh.
My Coaching Approach
Based on my intuitive interaction and thinking style, I was drawn to learn and practice the Co-Active Coaching method developed by the Coaches Training Institute. While not limited to this style of coaching, their Co-Active Model provides a clear framework for coaching and the designed alliance between coach and client. The Four Cornerstone of the Co-Active Model guides my approach:
  • The client is naturally creative, resourceful and whole; the coach has the questions and the client has the answers.
  • Co-Active coaching addresses the client’s whole life; the focus is on the client’s fulfillment, balance, and process.
  • The agenda comes from the client; the relationship is focused on the client getting the results they want.
  • The coach dances in the moment with the client; we coach what shows up, with fluid give and take between the client and coach.