Transformational Coaching

What is Transformational Coaching?

Transformational Coaching is a form of Life Coaching. It is a holistic practice designed to gently guide clients to discover their own unique answers to questions that arise in response to life. As a method of inner exploration, it brings greater degrees of awareness to unconscious beliefs and attitudes that influence behaviour and act as obstacles to achieving what we say we want. As awareness develops, our internal world shifts and we begin to understand that we have the power and the capacity to choose differently for ourselves.

psychology_clip_image002.pngTransformational Coaching takes place within a conversation where deep listening and gentle and compassionate inquiry become the foundation of the self-discovery process. It does not focus on illness or a psychological diagnosis but aims instead, to discover and work with one’s unique capacity for change. Sessions are client-driven and focus primarily on present challenges rather than past issues. Coaching is not a replacement for traditional therapy but is a complementary tool for those who are seeking clarity, change, greater self-understanding, and/or an enhanced sense of fulfillment in their lives.

Transformational Coaching is grounded in the principles and practices of Transpersonal Psychology (see About for more information). It works with the mind, body, emotions, and spirit as innate and often untapped sources of wisdom; and it draws upon universal truths for insight and understanding.

My Approach

My work is an amalgamation of various academic, experiential, and intuitive understandings. It is spiritually based and transpersonal in nature. It is influenced by the pioneering work of Carl Jung, and by the insights and teachings of ancient wisdom traditions. My work is also informed by the principles and methods of Hakomi - a mindfulness-based somatic practice (see below for details). This allows me to work closely with the client, the body’s wisdom, and spiritual insight. In so doing, the powerful influence of the mind is quieted creating space for deeper truths to emerge. Energy dynamics also influence my practice as does my knowledge and experience of shadow work, ritual and ceremony.

Individual healing and growth is fundamental to this practice. I act in partnership with my clients, approaching each session with the intention of helping them to become clear about what they want, and to explore unique and personal avenues for reaching that outcome.


Simply stated, Hakomi uses mindfulness to explore the mind-body connection. It works closely with the body to reveal the unconscious dynamics that influence how one interacts with the world. Since it’s development in the late 1970’s, the techniques and principles of Hakomi have been successfully integrated into disciplines such as bodywork, expressive therapies, pastoral and spiritual counseling, holistic and alternative healing, coaching and consulting, mediation and conflict resolution, teaching mindfulness and meditation, work with groups and organizations, and other non-clinical applications. I apply this method to my work as a Transformational Coach. I do not provide psychotherapy. Training in the Hakomi Method is ongoing with Module 1: Foundations completed December 9, 2018. For more information see:

How will I know if Transformational Coaching is right for me?

  • Do you feel stuck... do you dream of a different life but you don’t know how to find it?
  • Are you afraid to make a change because the unknown is a scary place?
  • Do you feel paralyzed with indecision or caught in a cycle of repeating life patterns that leave you feeling frustrated and empty?
  • Are you yearning for a deeper connection with yourself or with others?

If you resonate with any of these questions, Transformational Coaching may help you to discover new possibilities and create new directions.


45 minute introductory session $50
60 minute session $90
Coaching series specials:
4 sessions (must be used within 12 weeks of purchase) $325
90 minute Coaching/Reiki combo session $125

Referral Discount: Receive $5.00 off coaching sessions with each referral that schedules and attends a coaching session
Limited discounts: Available upon request
HST not included in above rates

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