Coaching

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I have seen first hand that self-reflection followed by action is the way to long-lasting transformation.

I’m really glad you’re here.


I have supported many people on the brink of burnout – as the balls begin to drop from the air – the to-do-lists spilling off of pages onto napkins and hands and post-its spread across the dashboard. I have worked with people when the term “burnout” seems quaint – when every day they leave work in tears, exhausted, deflated. It is during these times that I hear a familiar voice – the phrase that used to jostle around in my own head now echoed through the receiver back at me: “this is just how it is,” they say. “This is just how it is.”

But the thing is, I no longer indulge that voice – in myself or in others. Because I believe – actually, I know – that, especially in purpose-driven professions, we (ourselves) are our most vital resource. If we don’t do the soul-care required to keep ourselves sane, well, inspired, integrated, functional, healthy – then how can we expect to do it for the people we so passionately serve?

My coaching practice recognizes the necessity of self-care, reflection, and rejuvenation – not as an afterthought, but as an integral aspect of our work.

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Like you, my clients are passionate, dedicated, heart & soul all-the-way-in folks. They are in purpose-driven, human-centered careers. Empathic people with a misson to make their mark on the world, to give back, and to support the people they serve.

Many of my clients are:

  • Social Workers
  • Non-profit employees
  • Organizational Founders & Executive Directors
  • Caregivers
  • Youth workers
  • Educators
  • Health-care practitioners
  • First year teachers
  • Student leaders

“I have worked with a handful of therapists and coaches in the past, and I have never found anyone as insightful and supportive as Anya. She guides me through — and out — of my challenges and is always so affirming of my successes. I can be real with her, and that is so refreshing.” – Melonie, Executive Director

My clients seek out coaching for a variety of reasons, primarily to address issues related to:

  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • Communication / Team dynamics
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Recharging
  • Finding and sustaining work/life integration
  • Reconnecting with the heart of the work
  • Strategies for success and sustainability
  • Directing your creative passion into a viable career
  • Finding work you love and creating not just a living, but a life

Our coaching process will help you to develop a personalized road map towards sustaining your work – on your terms.

I approach each coach-client partnership as unique, and I structure each session around your specific needs and goals. Traditionally, we begin our work by spending some time clarifying what those goals and needs are, and then we develop tailor-made strategies to achieve them.

Coaching is different than therapy as it is future focused — we work together to move through places where you feel stuck or challenged and create an action plan that is unique to you.

I come from a creative background, and I take an active approach as your coach. Our work together is not just talk, but action. I engage arts-based techniques (writing, art-process) to explore issues; I will ask thought-provoking questions; will hold you accountable to your vision; and will offer resources, strategies, and structure along the way.

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Coaching Options

c-pulseAction Plan Sessions

Our Action Plan Session is part creative business consulting and part accountability coaching. You can expect motivating action steps, fresh insights, and a release of stale feelings of stagnation that no longer serve you. Together, we’ll touch briefly on where you feel stuck – and what hasn’t been working – but we will spend the majority of our session focusing on the project or practice you crave and how to create the space in your life to make it happen. One time 90-minute phone session. $225.

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Consulting + Strategy

You’re tired of just dreaming about new practices and projects you hope to implement; you’re ready to do something about it. Now’s your time.

Instead of making Pinterest boards of fantasy studios, trolling facebook when you could be (should be?) doing your own work, skipping out on yoga to binge-watch Transparent (been there!) – let’s get down to business. Let’s make your creative, self-sustaining practices and projects concrete rather than elusive.

Join me for a 90-minute Action Plan Session to provide the initial jumpstart to take you from thought to action.

Commit to moving forward with your own wellness; to showing up for yourself so that you can show up for your work. It’s time.

You can expect to:

  • Set a clear path for your motivation
  • Gain clarity on how to set your plan in motion
  • Identify areas of support you crave and how to meet those needs
  • Begin to put fresh, creative ideas into motion
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When we hang up the phone after our call, you will know exactly what it is you want to achieve and will have a clear plan of action of how to get there. You’ll be inspired about your new accountability strategy and tangible action steps.

Each Action Plan package includes:

  • A pre-call questionnaire to get you thinking about what is really holding you back and what you need to move forward
  • A 90-minute phone session with Anya
  • Post call, you’ll receive a gorgeous visual map of our conversation, a multi-page document with personalized next-steps, question prompts designed just for you, and a curated collection of resources for your sustained inspiration and action. 

Logistics

​Sessions are offered quarterly for a limited number of clients. Get on the waiting list now to reserve your spot! (March/April; June/July; September/October; December/January)

All calls are facilitated over the phone.

$225 due in full to confirm your session.

bright ideaSpark Sessions: Expand Your Facilitation Toolkit

This two-session package is designed to strengthen your facilitation leadership skills by expanding your toolkit of creative activities and resources. Are you looking for ideas about how to successfully structure your in-person workshop or class? Do you wish you had a series of incredible warm-ups, enriching arts-based activities, and proven techniques to engage your specific group? Benefit from my twenty years of developing and leading original arts-based workshops for diverse communities. In our first session we’ll discuss your unique group + needs, and we’ll use our second session to explore + practice exercises and lessons tailored to you. Our two sessions together will result in an abundance of personalized tools that will help you to do your best work and enhance your ability to serve your audience. $300

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c-ss1Sustaining Sessions: for Purpose-Driven Professionals

You are passionate about your work, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. You are in a job you love, but you want some support to maintain and sustain it. Together we will identify your unique areas of burnout and frustration and will develop personalized strategies that address these challenges. We will activate tools and techniques that strengthen your ability for work/life integration and we will put in place personalized self-care strategies. Together we can augment your leadership skills, practice conflict resolution techniques, enhance communication tools, and inspire deeper engagement in your personal and professional spheres.

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What will coaching look like?

One Time Sessions:

You decide to join me for an Action Plan or Spark Session. We schedule our phone call, I send you an initial questionnaire to get your creative inspiration flowing, and we dedicate an hour or an hour and a half to our work together. Ta Da!

On-Going Sessions:

When you decide to work with me for the Sustaining Sessions, I ask that you make an initial six-month commitment to the process. I’ve found that we are able to accomplish much more, dive more deeply into the heart-of-the matter, and establish strategies that can be integrated and long-lasting when we work together over a period of time.

Our Sustaining coaching partnership will include two 60-minute coaching sessions via phone each month as well as if-you-want-‘em 15-minute check-in calls during our interim weeks. I will be at-your-service with email support between sessions, provide you with personalized accountability systems, homework tasks, creative worksheets & self-awareness tools, as well as resources and recommendations. Snail-mail treats and treasures, as well as a starter “inspiration pack” will arrive in your mailbox throughout our months together. Our coaching collaboration will be tailor-made to fit your specific needs and goals.

Sustaining coaching partnerships are $500 per month, with a six-month commitment.

If you work for a business or non-profit organization, please check with your HR department. Many companies support their employees to work with a coach and will cover the cost of coaching.

I believe that coaching is vital, valuable, and deeply transformative. In an effort to make the coaching experience accessible to anyone who wants it, I do have a sliding scale option available and I also take on one-pro-bono client at a time. Please connect with me directly if you are interested in exploring one of these options.

Interested!?

Let’s connect for a free 20-minute consultation via phone. You can learn more about my coaching approach, we’ll chat a bit about what you’re looking for, and we can determine if we’ll be a good fit.

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Praise for Anya’s coaching services

“My conversations with Anya are so helpful in supporting me to navigate through difficult scenarios that used to make me feel so stressed out. Now each day I feel more confident in my work and at home.” – Sara, Executive Director

“Anya asks really good questions. She helps me to look at my life with a fresh perspective. I always finish our sessions realizing, wow, I never would have thought of that before.”– Robin, Non-Profit Founder

“Anya has a unique ability to guide the process while letting my ideas lead the way. I greatly appreciate her capacity to truly listen and support me towards my vision.”  – Scotty, Speech Language Pathologist

“I came to Anya when I was feeling directionless. I knew what I loved and what I wanted to do, but I had no idea how to get there. Anya helped me create tangible strategies, and I left each session feeling more clear, more in control of my future, and more excited about the possibilities. I am now pursuing a career path that means so much to me. I am so thankful to Anya for her support and guidance.” – Trish, Yoga Instructor

“Anya is living proof that a great life of one’s own design is possible.” – Ellen, Editor and Educational Administrator

“This work has been providing me with a lot of clarity, and motivating a lot more self-care that always seems to go by the wayside first when times get busy.” – Rachel, Herbalist