Welcome to Awaken Coaching!

Our Coaching Offerings

Group Coaching

Beloved Community Program

You are longing for a deep and profound spiritual and practical experience with a very select group from around the world. This group of only 5 participants builds a community cocoon together, starting with a kick-off spiritual retreat deep in pilgrimage territory in Spain. Then, meeting together virtually, we hold each other in sacred space for a year of silence, walking, creativity and action.

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Daring Greatly™ or  Rising Strong™ 

You want to start this work in the company of others on a brave journey. We gather a group of people in your community who are on the same journey--trust me, they are out there! We learn courage-building skill sets based on the research of Brené Brown. We choose the Daring Way™or Rising Strong™ to jump-start your path of vulnerability and strength. 

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Corporate Coaching

Dare to Lead™ Workshops

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Executive Coaching

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Team Coaching Foundation

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Coach Approach

What does curiosity have to do with Rising Strong?

In chapter 4 of Rising Strong, Brené Brown writes,

"The opposite of recognizing that we’re feeling something is denying our emotions. The opposite of being curious is disengaging. When we deny our stories and disengage from tough emotions, they don’t go away; instead, they own us, they define us. Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my tr…

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Can I create sacred spaces in my home?

As I've been lying around blowing my nose and recovering from a bad head cold, I'm feeling so grateful for the sacred spaces I can see from my bed. 

On a bookshelf across from me, I can see a little collection of arranged items:

  • A photo of my husband and me, representing the young love we experienced in Paris when we were newly married.
  • A blue lantern shining forth my core values of community and grace - gifted to me by a group I led in Brene Brown's Rising Strong course in Kenya.
  • A Tibeta…

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Want a super silly, funny way to change beliefs?

If you've got a thought that keeps coming back, is holding you back, or you just feel gross when you think it, why not try a hilarious way to hear yourself thinking? 

Let's say, for example, you have a thought that sounds something like this: 

  • "I'll never be able to do that."
  • "I'm not that smart."
  • "I'm too old/young for that."
  • "I'm not good enough." 
  • "I just can't figure things out."
  • "I'm so confused."

What if you try playing around with how that thought (remember, it's a thought, no…

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Are you moving forward or running away?

Sometimes you're just itching for a change. And many times moving to a new home, changing careers, and developing different relationships is exactly the right thing. Other times, the urge to make a change is about wiggling out of a situation that might require you to address some issues.

How can you tell the difference?

1. One indicator is whether the unwanted situation tends to recur, regardless of the environment.

For example, I repeatedly wrote curriculum, developed training, and did the t…

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What do I do with anxiety?

I'm hearing about anxiety more and more in the past couple of years, and I know it's been difficult. So I wanted to offer you some knowledge and some of my top tips to get myself back to calm.

1) Anxiety is a function of groups. It tends to run quickly through systems and is highly contagious.

Tip: Observe its movements, and when it gets to you, pay attention to your body. See how you can self-regulate with a hand on the belly and a soft breath down to the hand, instead of passing the anxiety …

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Microwave or stovetop?

Ever wonder if you've left the stovetop on? For a lot of people, it's a real question because they leave the stovetop on a couple of times a week, and then, even when they do turn it off, they worry that maybe they didn't.

If that's the way your mind works, you learn to find workarounds. For example, you can make your cup of tea in the microwave instead of boiling it in a kettle on the stove (which might sound sacrilegious if you live in Kenya or the UK).

Building empathy

Rather than feeling …

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