About the Site
This site is all for you. You are the reason PressOnwardCoaching.com exists.
The whole purpose and goal here is to provide articles that are useful and that provide practical and actionable suggestions so that you can have the best life possible and be the best version of yourself. That is true whether you are a client, a family member or friend, or someone who somehow stumbled into this corner of the internet and aren’t quite sure how you landed here.
Whether you are looking for inspiration or information, this is the place for you. Here are some links that will make it easier if you’re looking for something specific:
- Stress Management
- Taking Charge in Communication
- Using Body Language and Non-Verbals Effectively
- Forming Better Habits
- Personal Growth
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About the Information
Whether it’s stated in the article or not, everything that is written here is measured against three things: God’s Word, solid research, and either personal experience or the experience of clients. If a suggestion runs contrary to any of those, you’re not going to see them here. Not every suggestion is easy, but they’re all true and possible.
I’ve been fortunate enough to make a career of helping people heal and better themselves for over 20 years as a counselor and a coach. Truly, it just gets better all the time. With every passing year and every new client, I learn something to pass on to others.
I love to empower and encourage people to shore up their weaknesses, build on their strengths, and achieve great things. One of the greatest joys in my work is seeing clients achieve things they didn’t believe were possible.
In addition to coaching, I am a Therapist and work with clients at Christian Family Services in Southfield, Michigan. In my spare time, I’m either soaking up webinars and online courses on health, productivity, and healing or making jewelry.
I’ve been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan since 1994, after earning my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Central Michigan University. I’m also a member in good standing of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
About Coaching Services
The coaching process is a team effort focused on growth and results. We begin at your starting point, work together to decide where the finish line and the deadline are, then formulate strategies for getting there based on your individual strengths, limitations, lifestyle, and personality. As the coach, I am here to cheer, guide, and if necessary, prod you along the way. My goal is to help my clients meet ~ or exceed ~ their goals.
Coaching programs are usually set up on the basis of 3, 6, or 12-month packages, but individual sessions targeting specific issues can be arranged as well. There is generally space in my schedule for 3 – 4 new clients per month. For those who are experiencing a financial hardship, I do offer an application for a lowered fee, and generally have space for 1 lowered fee client per month.
Most coaching takes place via phone, video chat, text or email, which makes it convenient regardless of schedule and time zone. If you are in the Metro Detroit Area, Flint Area, or Traverse City Area, in-person sessions (individual and group), workshops, and consultations can be arranged.
You probably have noticed that a lot of people are hanging out “Coach” shingles these days. There is no regulation for the field of coaching, so it’s important to know what the qualifications are if you’re looking to hire someone. It’s important to find someone who answers to some type of ethical body, such as through a professional association. For those of us who are also licensed as counselors, we also answer to a regulatory body. That provides some safety for you, the consumer.
Have a question or comment?
If you would like to ask a question or set up a complimentary 15 minute phone call to talk about your needs and see if we would be a good fit, please fill out the form below. Or if you would prefer, you can leave a voice mail or send a text message to 248-291-7559. I hope to hear from you soon so we can set up that finish line!