I am now primarily focused on supporting clients working through the Fundamentals of Fulfillment contemplative training program and have limited availability for general coaching.
If you’re feeling stuck, unfulfilled, burnt out – or just not moving forward with life projects that truly matter to you, then you’re in the right place.
I understand how important it is for you to live a life that feels in integrity and alignment with your core values and your authentic expression. And when we lose focus and connection with our “why,” it can be easy for us to succumb to overwhelm, distraction, confusion or self-isolation.
I help people just like you to create more clarity and balance – to reconnect with the things that bring you joy so that you can stay focused and make consistent progress towards actualizing what you want out of your life, work and relationships.
DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
- You feel like you’re always getting in your own way and not living up to your fullest potential
- You feel like you’re constantly overwhelmed or close to burnout
- You feel unfulfilled in your life, work or relationships
- You feel like your life is stuck, stagnant or in a rut
- You feel like you can’t fully be yourself around others
Through our work together, you will gain greater self-awareness and deeper insight into yourself so that you have the freedom to make more conscious choices in how you wish to show up in your life, work and relationships.
As a deep listener, I tend to be attuned to the subtleties and nuances of a client’s emotions and energy – so that I am able to connect more directly with what is going on beneath the surface. This promotes a greater level of empathy and understanding to more readily identify challenges that are holding a client back from realizing their greatest potential.
I can help you learn to manage:
- Overwhelm and Burnout
- Stress & Anxiety
- Setting healthy boundaries (both with yourself and others)
- Self-defeating numbing, distraction or avoidance behaviors
- Feeling misunderstood and Self-isolation
- Conflict and confrontation in relationships
- Self-doubt / Negative thought patterns / Imposter syndrome
- Procrastination and Perfectionism
- Life and Career Transitions
- Relationship Issues
I provide my clients with compassionate support and encourage them to bring curiosity and mindfulness to their problems, issues and life goals. For those interested, I also offer instruction in meditation, tai chi and qigong, having studied and taught these contemplative mind-body practices for over 25 years.
I tailor my coaching approach according to your unique personality, situation and needs. With honesty and compassion, I will work with you to create an atmosphere where you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The focus of our coaching sessions together will be to help you reach your desired goals.
“Mike gently helped me recognize that I am a powerful person. What I thought was a weakness in our society [sensitivity] is actually a strength. I feel more free to be myself and love myself for the person I am. It has completely changed my outlook on life.”
“Coaching is perfect for anyone who wants more out of life but isn't happy with where they are. As someone who is sensitive and hardworking but lacks confidence, I can see how coaching can benefit people like me. Mike helped me with many things, such as dealing with difficult people, being kinder to myself, setting better boundaries, managing my energy, building connections with others, and letting go of self-criticism. He is really dedicated to helping his clients succeed and uses effective tools and techniques that are practical, relevant, and customized to each person's needs.”
“Mike's genuine empathy and coaching skills helped me to open up and gain clarity about what it is I truly wanted in a career. As a result of working together, I made the decision to step away from a 20+ year career that was not fulfilling for me, and to pursue a career that I had been thinking about for many years. I'm so grateful to have met Mike during this pivotal time in my life. I truly believe I would not have had the courage or vision to be where I am now without his guidance and support.”
“Mike has been very helpful to me in addressing how I respond to things. Between physical techniques like [intentional] breathing, mental techniques like connecting to vision, and emotional techniques like tapping into a desired love-based state, I came away with a number of practical tactics for managing angry or fearful or defensive reactions in my relationships. Mike is also an awesome listener, and does a really great job of creating a safe and engaging space where you can share freely and feel heard. My time with him has been very well spent.”