Rising STAR Life Coach Qualifications

Life coaching and personal coaching are interchangeable terms - they mean the same. Life coaching aims to draws out a person's potential rather than puts in aims and knowledge from outside. It develops rather than imposes. It reflects rather than directs. Effective life coaching or personal coaching is a form of change facilitation - it enables people, rather than trains them. Life coaching is reactive and flexible - it allows for personal transition on an individual basis. Coaching of this sort makes no assumptions - it's not judgmental, nor is it prescriptive or instructional. Empathy is central to the coaching process. Good personal coaching seeks to help the other person's understanding of himself or herself.

My process is to guide my clients to define their goals. The important fact is to remember that they are their goals. This is done through two-way communication. This all goes back to what makes a good Life Coach.

My specialty is individual life/career coaching, and I also work with businesses to help them establish better teams and more productive employees.

I have over 20 years of military experience where more than half of those years were spent training and counseling soldiers to help them determine their life and career paths, whether it be military or civilian. I have BS and a MBA (specializing in Human Resources) and I completed my Dissertation in Organizational Leadership and Behavior. I am also working on a Masters in Islamic/Christian Chaplaincy, which also give me additional training in family and marriage counseling.