As a career and creativity coach, I specialize in helping people redesign their work lives in alignment with their deepest held values and passions. I help my clients re-connect with their authenticity, intuition and talents, and support them in doing the work that genuinely inspires them. I take a holistic approach to coaching, rooted in the interplay between physical, mental, emotional, financial and relational wellness, all of which create the balanced conditions necessary for our best work to come forth.
I believe that creativity is the key to unlocking full potential, whether you are an artist, entrepreneur, or corporate professional. I view creative expression broadly, limited not only to traditional arts but extending to pursuits like entrepreneurship and social change. Everyone has a unique contribution to make to this world; and the most important creative act is to find one's gift and to offer it. I also use creative expression as a tool in facilitating my clients' process of self-discovery and finding their "true north".
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As a certified professional coach and an artist, I have the skills and perspective to help my clients overcome creative blocks, break through limiting beliefs, and create the work and life that they love. I am credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which holds its coaches to stringent education and experience requirements. I completed my professional coaching training with the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). I also received a Master in Social Work degree from Fordham University, with clinical coursework focused on mental health and human development. My graduate training included a supervised internship delivering therapy to individuals, families and groups, as well as courses in counseling, covering cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, motivational interviewing, expressive and other techniques. I am also a certified practitioner of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and I have studied Jungian psychology at The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies.
Having spent over two decades in the corporate world, and being a working mom, I understand how challenging it is to live a balanced and inspired life in today's world. My own journey to fulfilling work was not an easy one, and it ultimately led me to find meaning in helping others do the same. Managing stress and overwhelm and achieving balance are key components of my work with my clients, along with finding a broader genuine alignment of their life, work and values.
I tailor my coaching approach to your needs and preferences, taking into consideration your strengths, challenges and goals. I use a variety of tools and techniques, including mindfulness, creative exercises, writing prompts, goal-setting and accountability, and personalized assessments of your values and natural tendencies. I am also a certified practitioner of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and I use this personality typology tool in my work with clients who are open to it.
"I worked with Anna in the past as a client and I can't say enough about how great it is to work with her. She is an excellent coach and holds herself to very high standards. Anna is very knowledgeable, creative and passionate about her work. She truly cares about doing what is best for her clients. When working with my recruiting firm, Anna delivered group coaching as well as one-on-one coaching for me as a business leader and for several members of my team.
Everyone she worked with expressed that the sessions left them feeling refreshed, energized, optimistic and inspired. Her work contributed greatly to our success as individuals and as a team. Anna is a great listener, who also offers insight at perfect times. She made great use of metaphors, analogies, and examples that stayed with me. Sessions with her are always productive, and her clients benefit greatly from her depth of knowledge, education and experience."
"Anna is an empathetic and intuitive coach who I really enjoyed working with. Her positive and collaborative coaching style makes her approachable and easy to talk to. Anna played an instrumental role helping me clarify my career goals. She was encouraging and at times challenged me to explore the ambiguous sides of me which drove personal behavior. I highly recommend Anna as a coach and believe any client will be luck to work with her. "
Coaching is an interactive experience where we discover your goals and your passions and use them to help you travel down a path to the life you want.
100%! What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions, just like seeing a therapist.
The time that your coaching process will take depends on the complexity of your goals and your commitment and openness to your process.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the scheduling button at the top of the page, and lets see if your goals and my process are a good match. If for whatever reason I am not the right person to help you, I will be honored to refer you to someone who is.