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Successful Girl

Personal Development 

for Work & Life


"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better."  Flannery O'Connor

In your personal and professional life, would you benefit from--
. . . less emotional distress and better emotional self-management?
. . . less frustration and more meaning?

. . . less self-criticism and more self-compassion?
. . . less mere busy-ness and greater engagement?
. . . less procrastination and more success?

. . . less wasted time and more focused energy?

. . . less isolation and more connection?

. . . less negativity and more positivity?

Positive psychology coaching gives you the tools to develop the best version of yourself.


Personal growth happens when you identify your natural strengths and leverage them mindfully in your chosen direction for more positivity, meaning, and success at home, work, and play.  You already have everything it takes.

Contact me to begin your new journey

to greater flourishing on your terms.


"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Coaching is all about your story–
the one you really want to live!

Become the author of your own life.  Bring your own agenda for your life at home, work, or play to our coaching conversation.

Maybe you want to finish your studies or write a book.  Or ditch a bad habit like procrastinating or ruminating or being overly self-critical or joyless. Perhaps you would like to improve your relationships. Or change your job–or find ways to enjoy the one you have more. 

Maybe you’ve retired and want to make the next chapter more joyful or more meaningful.

Think of a coach as your thought partner for any of the above and more.  Here's what you can expect working with me.

How Does Coaching Work?

Let positive psychology be your catalyst for your goals.  As your partner, I use proven strategies to help you clarify the fuzzy issues, make value-based decisions, and craft plans that pull you forward using your natural strengths. 


Together we will design accountability for following through on your action plans while celebrating the tiny successes and major milestones along the way.

We will meet as often as suits your needs, usually weekly or biweekly by phone, video chat, or in person. Between sessions, your responsibility is to follow through on your commitments, updating me about what works and, just as importantly, what did not.


There is never failure—just feedback and inspiration for continued outward progress and inner growth. You will learn to treasure what is already right about you while continuing to actualize your potential for sustainable well-being.

Ready for a change?  For nearly twenty years, clients have already discovered the power of positive psychology coaching with me. 


Find out for yourself how Essence Coaching can help YOU stop floundering and start flourishing.

 Contact me for an obligation-free preview session that will set you on the path to the life you really want.

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