What's a communication coach?
I identify the incongruities between what you communicate and what you intend to communicate.
I evaluate the clarity of your website, your printed material, your mission statement or artist statement, and your business presentation. I describe the subtle and dramatic themes that prevent clear and empowered communication.
Together, we identify the unconscious blocks preventing you from the inspired presentation of your professional message.
Based on your unique temperament and inclinations, we discover the habits and awareness that will support consistent and effective outreach and presentation.
How does communication coaching differ from business or life coaching?
I am able to quickly and concisely name themes and conflicts that are not apparent to a business or life coach. This is especially valuable for highly gifted creatives who are often disappointed by the quality of insight in consultants who don't understand the complexity of the highly gifted.
When you are gifted and creative, the complexity of your interior world can inhibit clear and confident communication. I am able to track your complex inner (often competing) inclinations and help you organize and prioritize your focus and efforts.
It can be challenging to see your product or service from the perspective of your customer. I help you recognize your own perceptions and motivations and how they may differ from those of your clients.
Do gifted creatives have unique issues and needs?
Highly gifted creatives tend to think about more, see more, feel more, and include more multidimensional variables than most. This is why they tend to innovate and bring into form new ideas.
If you are highly gifted you tend to be motivated by, and respond to, a level of subtle and complex information that is invisible to most coaches.
When you are highly gifted/sensitive, you face unique challenges when you try to express your multidimensional awarenesses and multiple interests. You often feel let down by professionals who are not operating with a similar level of integrity, sensitivity, or dimensional awareness.
You can find your passion and intensity hamper your clarity and effectiveness. This can make branding quite challenging. The inability to define the essence of a product, service, or business can inhibit your confidence and limit your success.
As you identify inner conflicts, clarify your values, and translate your passion into a vocabulary relevant to your intended market, you are able to speak and write about your product or service with ease.
When you express your passion with confidence, your professional communication is an inspired reflection of the unique service you provide.
What is your training?
Over three decades coaching highly gifted writers, artists, healers, and business owners. I translate complex sensory experience and unidentified inner conflict into words and offer the vocabulary that enables this population to find the essence of their communication.
A lifelong, scholarly focus on visual, verbal, and energetic communication and the psychological and developmental impediments to the creative process.
Decades of personal transformative work in all modalities of energy and bodywork.
Extensive research and training in the fields of sensory integration, giftedness, trauma, design psychology, and environmental psychology.
How do you work?
Whether I am consulting with you in person or working with you remotely, I am able to perceive and identify emotional and energetic conflicts that influence your written and interpersonal communication.
What is the cost of a session?
The cost is $150 an hour. Once we establish the scope of our work, I bill in quarter-hour intervals. A sliding scale is available.
How do I know if you can help me?
I offer a half-hour complimentary consultation providing unique insight and feedback related to your professional communication. If I sense unaddressed trauma preventing inner alignment I will refer you to therapy. For those who believe they have addressed their childhood injuries they are often reluctant to heed my suggestion. They want to get on with their lives, not "go back". For some, my prompting is an enormous relief and finally brings to light why they are unable to move forward in their careers.
What happened to your online material on communication and tools for the highly gifted & sensitive?
Many previous clients ask what happened to architectureofmeaning.com and the numerous website sections on aspects of communication and the gifted.
When I began the work with the gifted and sensitive I was naming a world that was new to our culture. Now, there are many folks who offer the coaching and online resources for these clients. This is no longer work I offer.
I am confident that online searching will bring you a plethora of resources. The 2 websites I highly recommend for the gifted are: https://intergifted.com/gifted-coaching/ and https://www.rediscovering-yourself.com/talks-publications/. I know of no practitioner who has done a more thorough and remarkable job of synthesizing all the pieces of the puzzle that compromise the life of the highly gifted.