“I would highly recommend Therese as an executive coach for anyone who wants to genuinely develop themselves. She is very good at listening, asking questions instead of providing direct answers, which helped me to develop a skill of inquiry and seeing different perspectives that has become a part of me. Through a systematic approach of physical observation, exercises and meditation, she helped me adjust and improve my responses – it is very powerful and effective. In addition to our specific coaching goals, I learned to be more comfortable with who I am, not to grip things so tightly and let things go while focusing on what is really important for me in work and life.”
"Therese helped me in several ways. The two most impactful were clarifying my vision & mission and improving my self-awareness so that I could be more effective. She is also perceptive and quick to give feedback if you're open to it."
"I have had the good fortune of working with Therese during a time when I was transitioning to a bigger and impactful leadership role. Working with Therese has helped me gain a higher level of self awareness and more importantly has positively impacted my professional and personal relationships."
“Therese is wicked smart, but she goes far beyond cognitive concepts in her coaching. She works expertly with a leader’s emotional intelligence, and with a leader’s embodiment and presence. Therese's coaching powerfully affects how a leader shows up in life and work. Other attributes Therese’s clients will appreciate are her professionalism, calmness, responsiveness, pro-activeness and sense of humor. She is an ally walking by your side, offering different points of view to sharpen your perception. Therese is an extraordinary coach that I highly recommend.”
Coaching facilitates integral, developmentalchanges that involve the heart, mind, and body. The process engages all of our faculties, thus cultivating a more informed awareness of our internal and external environments, including how we view the situation, our emotional terrain, what we are sensing in our bodies, the relationships that support us, and our interconnectedness with others in the world.
Working one-on-one or with teams (both on-site and in workshops or retreats), Being & Becoming partners with clients to identify the new behaviors they want to practice. We then work together to implement a plan of action designed to achieve lasting change, with an ultimate goal of helping them maximize their potential both personally and professionally.
Clients seeking Being & Becoming coaching services often find themselves asking deep questions about their personal and professional lives, including how to:
In addition, when it comes to the business world—where rapid change, information overload, and technologies enabling round-the-clock availability have resulted in a more competitive environment—effective coaching can mean the difference between running in place and breakout success, or even between success and failure.
Whether using coaching services for personal or professional reasons (and many of our clients use Being & Becoming for both), those who have worked with us report feeling more grounded, balanced, and self-aware, and tell us they enjoy an enhanced sense of meaning, fulfillment, and well-being. They also display greater confidence and an increased ability to achieve success.
Development is about both external and internal change. Outer, or horizontal, change pertains to developing new skills and competencies in order to achieve our goals, to deliver results, and to be more effective in the world. Inner, or vertical, change is about developing meaning and fulfillment in our lives. When we begin to ask the question “To what end?” we gain clarity about “Who am I?”
It is not enough to read a book about learning how to play the piano or to speak effectively in public. Research has shown that our brains are elastic and that new neural pathways are formed throughout our lives—whether we are 8 or 98. We need to practice these skills so that new learning is impressed upon our bodies at a cellular level. It is only through practice, and the resulting neurological change, that real learning takes place.