career & executive coaching

I believe careers should be meaningful, challenging, and engaging.  We spend most of our adult lives at work, so ideally, the work we do should allow us to use our strengths, grow and make a contribution to the world.

Like many important dimensions of our lives, careers are not linear. At times, we need to forge a brand new path or strategize to improve our current situation. During these transition periods, partnering with a coach who can provide clarity, support and accountability can be invaluable.


Working Together

Coaching supports professionals at critical points in their careers. Whether you’re looking for a thought partner, are feeling stuck, or need to sharpen your skills, coaching provides a space to reflect and make productive decisions. Coaching helps clients harness their strengths and overcome stumbling blocks in order to build fulfilling and successful careers.

Individual Coaching

Individual coaching engagements can include:

  • Exploring a new career path
  • Identifying short and long-term career priorities
  • Beginning or growing entrepreneurial ventures
  • Strengthening leadership skills
  • Transitioning into a more senior leadership role
  • Resolving work-life balance challenges
  • Creating a roadmap to actualize career aspirations
  • Increasing self-awareness and interpersonal skills
  • Growing and strengthening your network
  • Improving time management habits
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Refining professional tools, such as resume, cover letters, or LinkedIn profile

Group Coaching

Working with your peers to address a common challenge increases learning, creativity, and builds collective wisdom. Discussions are facilitated by an experienced coach to harness the knowledge and perspectives of all participants. Groups can range from 3-12 members who come from varied backgrounds. Group coaching can be used to address any issue that you may want to work on individually, and can also be a supplement to one-on-one coaching. Benefits of working with a group include collaborative problem-solving, sharing insights, listening to diverse experiences, and expanding your network.

Beginning the Process

We will start with a 30-minute complimentary phone consultation to identify why you're pursuing coaching, outline the stages of the coaching process, and assess whether we’re a good fit as client and coach. Our work together can be short-term or may last longer than a year, depending on your needs and what you'd like to achieve. In our first session we'll articulate clearly defined, measurable goals, to ensure that we use each meeting to move forward towards your long-term goals.

Please contact me by e-mail or phone and we can schedule our initial conversation.


Approach

Working with clients, I have a dual focus—understanding how an individual’s history, passion, strengths and skills has framed their career choices, and developing a clear action plan to help move them towards their new goals.

The scope of our work is unique to each individual. We’ll focus on big picture issues like work-life balance, career changes, and becoming a stronger leader, or specific skills like developing the strategies and tools to conduct an effective job search. Together we’ll envision new possibilities and transform these ideas into achievable action steps by honing in on the details. Ultimately, we’ll combine self-reflection with new perspectives to allow you to embark on a path that’s more meaningful, practical, and fulfilling as both a parent and as a professional.

Sasha’s insights, guidance, advice, and support were invaluable to me in my job search. Over a series of meetings, we covered a variety of critical points, including résumé layout and content, cover letters, my web presence, how to position myself in the marketplace, procrastination and other barriers, leveraging LinkedIn, mock interviewing, interview prep, interview attire, and an initial intake meeting that provided many keen insights about my skills and interests. Even though Sasha wasn’t familiar with my particular field, she asked me lots of probing questions, she was able to steer our conversations to relevant general materials, and she pointed me towards ways to supplement our work with targeted information and resources in my field. She kept detailed notes each time, allowing me to focus on the meeting, and providing us with a recurring to do list to follow. Just 5 weeks after finishing all my materials, I was offered a great job with an excellent salary! To top it off, Sasha is so friendly and so much fun to work with. She helped nudge me when I needed it, but was never judgmental. I felt like I was getting expert advice from a very insightful and trusted old friend. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
— Teresa B., User Experience Designer