“Twenty years of watching clients let go of their limits have led me to focus more on peak performance and improving decision making.”
What was your path to becoming a coach? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Being a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist to high-achieving New Yorkers has allowed me to help clients make better decisions, heal from difficult experiences, and maintain healthy relationships. Twenty years of watching clients let go of their limits have led me to focus more on peak performance and improving decision making. My experience as a therapist, coupled with my own experience starting a small business and investing in start-ups, has given me a unique perspective into the process of decision making. Today, helping high achievers get out of their own way is where I am most fulfilled.
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
I treat all relationships, including the one you have with yourself, your business, and any business partners, as equally important. Coaching with me is a deep dive into living and working from a place of understanding and listening. Bringing a journal is helpful and many of my clients use one during our sessions and as a way to keep track of progress.
How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?
I rely heavily on collaboration with other service providers. Our bodies are a single intelligent unit which we use to experience the world. I try my best to always take this into account. My team has a network of healthcare providers, consultants, and advisors throughout the city who we refer to. My clients typically fall into one of two categories: those wanting to optimize their state of being and those wanting to heal from trauma. In both scenarios, collaboration is going to be necessary to achieve that.
What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?
With regard to therapy, the biggest barrier I hear to entering treatment is past negative experiences in the medical system and with other providers. I would want potential new clients to know that I understand and strive to provide a different experience. There are so many good clinicians out there and I believe advances in technology are making it easier for us to access good care.
If you could pick one or two books that influenced your approach to coaching what would they be and why?
Hypnosis plays a tremendous role in how I work with clients. Milton H. Erickson is someone whose work I reference daily. More mainstream inspiration include "The ONE Thing" by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan and "Blue Ocean Strategy" by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.
“How you do one thing is how you do everything.”
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