coaching is a positive, energizing process that empowers couples
to articulate a clear vision of their ideal relationship,
and develop the skills and habits necessary to create and
maintain that relationship. As your coach, I will take
you and your partner through a multi-stage experience of
- Honoring and valuing what works well for you as a couple.
- Prioritizing as individuals, and then as a couple, those
aspects of the relationship that are most critical to the
creation of the ideal relationship.
- Developing a mutual vision of the ideal relationship based
on agreed-upon priorities.
- Establishing specific goals that will move you toward
- Implementing specific practices, habits and rituals to
achieve those goals.
a sense of balance in one's life, is not a place we reside,
but rather something toward which we aspire. However,
when partners articulate a vison of their ideal at any given
stage in a couples' development, and consciously act to create
that ideal, it is much more likely that the relationship will
be nourishing and sustaining for each partner. Having
a clear sense of the intended destination allows a couple
to detect more readily when things are moving in circles,
or away from the desired goal.
As with individual
coaching, relationship coaching can be done in person, or
conducted via the phone, using email or fax to facilitate
the work. Many couples choose to begin their coaching
with an intensive two-day, on-site program which covers the
initial stages of work. Subsequent coaching sessions
are typically an hour each week or every other week, most
often by phone.
Though it is not required, the most
efficient and effective way to begin relationship coaching
is with an on-site intensive program over a two-day period.
During that time, I will guide you through the first four
stages of the coaching process, indicated above. Thus
the foundation is laid for implementing the goals that have
I work from Ashland,
Oregon, a beautiful small city in the Rogue Valley in southern
Oregon. Ashland is a popular vacation destination.
The professional repertory theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
makes its home here and runs from the end of February through
the end of October. In addition, the Rogue Valley offers
a wide variety of outdoor recreational acitivities including
skiing, rafting, swimming, hiking and golf. Ashland
is 20 minutes from the Medford airport. Couples often
plan a trip to combine some time away with beginning relationship
coaching. As a result they leave rested, having enjoyed
the pleasure of time alone together, and energized to take
on the challenge of reshaping their relationship according
to the vision they have created. Please contact me for
more information about this program.
Phone: (541) 488-2262.
For more information
about Ashland: www.ashlandchamber.com.
about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival: www.osfashland.org.