What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
It really depends on the project. Sometimes I offer hourly rates, sometimes packages. I also am willing to offer nonprofit discounts.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to open with a discovery phase to listen and learn about what the client wants and needs and how I may be able to fit those concerns with solutions I offer. Then we come up with a plan together that will offer a road-map, one that is hopeful, inspiring, realistic and in alignment with my client's values, skills, potential and objectives.
My training involves traditional coaching methods as well as models I have developed, Coaching Through Acceptance©, Survive and Thrive© and if needed brand-centered sustainability© All of these are influenced by interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB).
“Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), a term coined by Dr. Dan Siegel, studies the way the brain grows and is influenced by personal relationships. Conditions once thought to be permanent now have the bright potential for healing and growth. IPNB has broad applications that are useful for parenting, mental health, addictions, education, health care, business professionals, and more.” Portland State
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
•CCE-Board Certified Coach with special designations in Career and Corporate, Business, Leadership Coaching
• Inspire Me Today Luminary
•Certified Mastermind Executive Coach
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
•Graduate level certificate of completion in Interpersonal Neurobiology (Portland State)
•Conflict Resolution certificate of completion: Conflict Resolution Network: (Australia)
•M.A. degree in Communication Design and Leadership Certificate (University of Baltimore)
•B.S. degree in Corporate Media (James Madison University)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I almost want to link to an article I wrote that hints at this “Stepping into the Shallows”. I spent years believing I needed to be in the competitive world of branding, marketing and advertising. Prior to the launch of BlueRio Strategies - my coaching and consulting firm, I was recruited to work at one of the nation’s top advertising agencies, Deutsch. They had noticed my ability to bridge the gaps between clients and in-house creative talent, from my former work in helping to launch a unique organizational model for an Ophthalmic Surgery Center in New York City. Yet something was missing so I went on to work at a museum in a non-profit capacity as Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Yet other staff members (not my direct reports) were always coming to me for advice. I also found myself strategizing, brainstorming and problem-soling with colleagues up and down the professional ladder, so-to-speak. At a certain moment and ethical situation presented itself and that is when I knew my path had to change. My path was about helping others transform – helping them move their visions into reality. And so in 2004 I began my consulting and coaching firm.
On a personal and professional note I am often tapped to lead presentations and keynotes regarding adversity - conflict management and strategic communications. I am an assault/car-jacking survivor and have experienced several more traumatic incidents in my life, as well as have a sister with special needs. My life calling while mostly focuses on supporting professionals, leaders and their organizations - also is to support anyone facing traumatic experiences, transitioning from one place in their life to another and to support people in finding their highest potential and living it to the fullest. In addition to my training as a coach and my study in IPNB, my certificate in conflict resolution and being
What types of customers have you worked with?
Small Business Owners
Professionals in Career Transitions
Companies hiring Speakers for Leadership Retreats
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask detailed questions. Also offer an explanation of your expectations so both you and the pro understand the parameters of the project.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Confidentially - Credentialed and Certified Coaches MUST adhere to code of Ethics
Expectations and time-lines