I will help you move through those “stuck” places in life,
whether personally or as a family.
As a Board Certified LIFE and family COACH, I will help you grow in:
Emotional intelligence, for you and your family
Setting healthy boundaries, professionally and personally
Making choices to create a future of joy and hope
WHICH CONTEXT MEETS YOUR NEEDS?
I was raised in a small North Carolina town by parents who taught me the value of unconditional love, communication and a deep faith. Through 10 years in advertising, 27 years of teaching and coaching children and adults, and re-tooling myself in graduate school while raising a precious family of my own, I am thrilled to unpack my experiences and my training to empower and equip others.
My Coaching Process
What Will We Do?
Request a free 30 minute “Get Acquainted” phone call (click here).
Sign a Coaching Agreement. Review my BCC Code of Ethics.
Family Life Coaching: Enjoy bi-weekly visits to learn and implement positive parenting strategies. Parents usually fill their “toolkit” in 4 to 6 visits.
Life Coaching: Once a week, bi-weekly, monthly visits? Take the time you want. It’s your turn to find your voice.
Townsend Leadership Program: Contact Susan (click here) to talk about the value of this exceptional program.
Where Will We Meet?
MY OFFICE is located in my home. It’s a comfy quiet place in the West End.
HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME locations are plentiful if you prefer a good coffee place or restaurant where we can have privacy.
FACETIME, PHONE or ZOOM Meeting: I will accommodate you and your schedule, so we can focus on YOUR life and YOUR goals, stress-free.
What Will It Cost?
My rate for individual consults and workshops is very reasonable.
I cannot take insurance, but some companies allow payment through your HSA.
Ask your employer: Will they support your personal and professional growth in this way?
Between visits, texts and email “check-in’s” are FREE.
Private consults and workshops are also available through EverydayParentingSolutions.
What I bring to you
- Board-Certified Life Coach, The Institute for Life Coach Training (ICF and CCE endorsed)
- Master’s in Education for K through Adult
- Personal and Executive Coach training through the Townsend Leadership Program
- Social/Emotional expertise as a former Steward School Dean of Students and “Character Coach” for Lower School
- TownsendNOW Certified Role Play Coach for those difficult conversations
- Assistant Director and Consultant for Everyday Parenting Solutions, a new parenting resource group
- Consultant in “Everything DiSC” – a personal and team-building assessment for the workplace
- Outstanding Achievement Award, Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
- Coaching or Counseling – What’s the difference? What’s the same? (click here)
I have found my voice.
My joy is to help you and your family find yours.
What People Are Saying
Susan has that rare combination of extraordinary empathy paired with the ability to help move clients forward with a gentle nudge. She is very skilled at finding the source of her clients’ challenges and helping them to see another path that will help them grow in the direction of self-actualization. I believe coaching is an art as much as it is a science. Susan’s natural gift for connecting with people and her broad education bring both art and science to her work.”SB
Susan’s guidance has been instrumental in helping my son thrive in school. She has given him advice on how to work with classmates, how to resolve conflicts and how to tame those emotions that sometimes boil over. She has talked our whole family through a difficult move. Giving advice on how to best handle things as parents and also assisting our kids on expressing their feelings and concerns about moving to a new house. Her strengths involve helping children stay calm, processing their emotions (even when they’re too young to identify what they’re feeling), and working together to find solutions to different challenges. Always reassuring and uplifting, I’m glad to have Susan as a resource to help me and my children navigate the river of life.”KF
Susan’s insightful coaching helped me move through a difficult time with more confidence, and gave me a greater ability to discern how to take care of myself while being a primary caregiver.”KA
Susan was a great help in moving me forward when I hit a wall- her positive encouragement & insight into clarifying needs nudged me to find solutions.”BL
The Energy Drainer exercise was helpful in understanding roadblocks. I set some work goals and was able to achieve them.”Career Seeker