I love working with executive families because I understand first-hand the stresses and strains that families experience during start-ups, mergers, IPOs, financial boom or bust, and heavy deadlines. The pressure can feel unbearable and it is hard to talk to others about the ups and downs of executive and C-suite life. I offer listening, hope, tools and resources to make your life easier.
During the two decades I lived in Washington, DC, I felt alone a lot of the time, as a stay-at-home mother and the partner of an executive. Most of my Mom friends were not married to executives or they were in the C-suite themselves, working their way up the corporate ladder. A lot of the time I felt separate, even though on the face of it, I was keeping our family together, gracefully apologizing for my husband's frequent absences, and attending Embassy parties or hosting big social events.
My husband, James, and I have spent 32 years navigating the challenges of being an executive family. During this demanding and humbling journey we have discovered much about ourselves and developed the patience, mindset and tools necessary to successfully navigate marriage, family, ambition and contribution. We have, at times, even found a bit of grace and certainly a great deal of joy. I am available to work with you as a life coach, or you can benefit from both my husband's and my combined experience and partnership.
James--a CEO, terrorism expert, author, loving husband and father--brings the gift of seeing the inner workings of business and the internal self. Adept at managing the cut-throat, high-pressure landscapes in the office, and possessing the courage required to face vulnerabilities at work and at home, James engages with the whole person and environment. He motivates leaders to excel and also to build personal relationships. James provides valuable insights and guidance to help executives navigate internal and external conflicts with ease and compassion.
As a professional certified coach and facilitator, I bring my wisdom to coaching executive partners and families in a different way. No matter your situation–with extended family nearby or not, with children present or not–I offer deep listening so that you can hear your own longings and desires in a trusting environment. I can also provide a broad range of tools and resources guaranteed to create greater awareness and values-based action. I can genuinely offer empathy because I intimately know the struggles and joys related to keeping the family together under pressure. I help you create a unique, flexible structure that will sustain and support you and your loved ones.
What I/we offer is quite different from anything else out there. We can create a customized coaching plan for your business, relationship, and family, so that you can have a sense of where you are going. We support you with ideas, humor, experience and knowledge. We save you time and frustration by supporting you as you create a strong foundation for a happy family and life.