Envision What You Want Your Next Phase To Be
Are you facing a transition and need help sorting out how you feel about it?
Do you wish you had more clarity about what awaits you through this transition?
Do you want to feel more positively and move forward?
Why Work with a Life Transition Coach
I can help you understand your feelings about this transition and come to terms with it
We can identify obstacles to moving forward
We can develop strategies and action steps to help you cope
There are many types of transitions – moving, divorce, career change, empty nest, retirement – and you may feel overwhelmed. As a Life Transition Coach I can help you explore those complicated feelings and gain clarity. We will work together to identify what you care about most, and collaborate on creating an action plan that will make you feel more positive and empowered.
I’ll continue to work with you to ensure you are on track, and support you as you go through your transition, whatever it may be.
What Coaching Is
Professional life coaching is a collaborative partnership between the coach and client to achieve the client’s goal or vision, and to address any issues or challenges that may need to be overcome.
My job as a coach is to help you:
Identify your goals
Re-frame ways to approach obstacles
Assist you in uncovering answers
Create a customized actionable roadmap
Hold you accountable for completion and future auditing
Enable you to find solutions and achieve your own success
There is no one specific definition of a life coach, as services and focus can vary by the needs of the client. Life Coach is not a protected title and it’s recommended that the coach be certified by a program accredited by the International Coaching Federation to ensure the stringent standards of professionalism, ethics and client confidentiality are adhered to.
What Coaching Isn’t
Life Coaching is not Therapy
The major difference between therapy and life coaching is the focus of the work: therapy focuses on mental health and emotional healing, while life coaching focuses on setting and achieving goals.
Life coaches focus on creating a new life path to achieve certain goals. Whereas counselors focus on specific problems in hand and look into emotional resolutions to past problems to move forward, finding solutions to those specific problems, while making 'healing' as one of the main objectives.
Generally speaking, coaching is more focused on helping you achieve your future goals, while psychotherapy tends to have more of a past and present focus. The focus in psychotherapy is more on healing from the past, while the focus in coaching is more on getting you to where you wish to be next.
What Clients are saying...
Ellen has been the impetus I needed to get my second career launched. She was able to take my abstract goals and objectives and create a solid plan of action. Ellen is an exceptional listener and was able to glean the critical pieces needed to structure a plan that was achievable in a short amount of time. She was also adept at keeping me accountable and helping me pivot to address changes in my situation. I would highly-recommend Ellen for those seeking an expert career coach.
Working with Ellen was very rewarding for me. I had been stuck on a project and she not only guided me to a comprehensive and coherent action plan, but she helped me discover my unconscious beliefs and assumptions that had previously discouraged me whenever I tried to get started. That has made all the difference.
Carla Clements, LMFT
Working with Ellen has been incredibly helpful; she’s patient, attentive, and extremely present. Her questions are kind, though direct enough so that they offer you an opportunity to reflect on what your true motivation is, or isn’t. She has some invaluable perspective given her exceptional life and career, and she has an uncanny ability to offer unexpected insight to what you say, or rather things you think you’ve said. Ellen’s capacity to help guide you to cut through the noise so that you can see straight through to the heart of the matter is invaluable in moving forward and transitioning successfully from one chapter to the next.