ABOUT A certified life coach since 2001, Linda's approach has always been one of attraction rather than niche; an invitation to be in conversation about something that's of value to each of us. There is a gift in every conversation; every relationship … for the coach as well as the client.
Linda's always been a deep conversationalist; asking the questions that may have no easy answers or no answers at all; co-creating story, championing the idea that we are always in choice, and how our human/soul connection is always at work, or at play. An elegant and relentless 'space holder', Linda believes in the dance of co-creation between client and coach; there's a soulfulness and playfulness, no matter what the conversation, that often gets to the heart of the matter with a succinctness; that 'ah ha' moment we all long for.
Linda writes ... "As an activist, artist, teacher and healer, I’ve expected my own work to ‘take off’, be valued aesthetically and financially, only to be heartbroken when it hasn’t. It’s given me more heartache than anything I could imagine professionally because I am committed to my work in the world as ‘something I cannot NOT do’. I wake up as an activist, artist, teacher and healer, and I go to sleep at night – when I can sleep – as all those things. What I’m not committed to is the struggle to measure my value based on what others believe or think. Being born to this; committed to this, we cannot stop caring/acting or creating; we cannot stop teaching or healing. Understanding where and how this lives in our stories and rewriting them; creating one that serves us, especially around self-worth, is the essence of what we can do together as coach and client. I see you. I know you. I am you." If that sounds like the supportive relationship you'd like with a coach, it might be time to Connect.
THE TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE Recently, the concepts of Regenerative Consciousness and Deep Adaptation have asked for a seat at the coaching table. The bigger questions. The ones that aren't easily answered or, perhaps, have no answer yet.
Every cell in our body has Regenerative Consciousness. Remembering who we are. Returning us to a healthy stasis. This is especially important in this time of social, environmental and political crisis; reconnecting with ourselves, the natural world and each other. Coaching what's known as Deep Adaptation, all the changes taking place in the world, the broken promises and accepting on any level the predictable collapse of familiar structures whether they be personal, familial, communal, national or global, becomes sacred work. It is work that Linda is committed to coach for anyone who wishes to explore their own Positive Deep Adaptation* or Regenerative Consciousness.
This coaching framework isn't about preparing for the end of the world or the end of Humanity. It's about letting go of so many things we've come to know in our stories. No one can guarantee where this global story ends so, hope, loss, joy, grief, intimacy and isolation are all welcome in this coaching framework. Being activated by our values to live our best lives in service of what those values can offer us, those with whom we come in contact, other living beings and our role as stewards of this planet.
LOGISTICS Coaching is done over the phone, via Zoom or, if local, in nature. Time and frequency is designed by the coach and the client. Please reach out to Linda for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org or here.
Local to Long Island? A private forest walk is for the coaching client who wants the deeper experience of the forest's wisdom. The 90-minute walk is tailored to the client's agenda and is best incorporated with at least one other monthly coaching call. Coaching fees for a private forest experience begin at $160, depending on the location and length of the walk. Check out our shop for any specials! Private coaching clients are welcome to attend public walks at no charge while they are actively engaged in coaching.
Not Local to Long Island? For those who are not local to Long Island and interested in forest coaching, Linda is open to meeting you where you are or somewhere in between. Linda also coaches over the phone and through Zoom, an online video app. Phone or Zoom hourly rates begin at $125 with a minimum of two calls per month.