“Conversations are not just a way of sharing information; they actually trigger physical and emotional changes in the brain that either open you up to having healthy, trusting conversations or close you down so that you speak from fear, caution, and anxiety”
Judith E. Glaser
You know the feeling...
Something happened when you were talking, texting, or chatting online, and now you feel a disconnect. Maybe you wonder if something about the relationship has changed, and you wonder what you can say or do to clear things up.
What's up with that?
Human beings crave connection, and when we interact in conversation, or communicate in any way, we can deepen our connections and strengthen our relationships. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true and a conversation gone awry can leave us feeling misunderstood, confused, invalidated, angry, or hurt.
It's so much more than just talk!
We sometimes think of our everyday conversations as “just talking,” but a conversation is a place of vulnerability, so when a conversation with someone has turned out badly for us before, it can become difficult to have that, or any discussion with them again.
What you need is a conversation reset; an interruption of your detrimental communication patterns. We will do that by identifying the patterns that don't work for you and giving you the communication skills to replace those patterns with new ones that bring you closer to your loved ones, and increase your leadership skills and professional effectiveness.
"I worked with Michele on my communication skills! She was wonderful! Her techniques helped me to take a breath before I react when communicating with family members. I highly recommend her!" - Angela V.
"This coach (Michele) saved my life by helping me prepare for an immigration interview. I'm now a citizen! This experience was 110% positive." - River K.
"I'm on the autism spectrum, making conversations difficult for me in ways I thought were impossible to fix. But from our very first meeting, Michele was easily able to see my perspective. Michele is supportive, encouraging and incredibly knowledgeable. Her ability to see the subtleties in any type of conversation unlocked the key to understanding and connecting with, not just my customers, but everyone in my life." - Alison L.
As a coach, my job is to help you move forward and achieve specific goals, so we won't spend time talking about your mother unless she's the immediate problem; we're not going to dwell on your past because you've already spent enough time there.
I combine my pattern recognition skills with compassion and cognitive-behavioral neuro-coaching to help you find and change the patterns in your communication style that are bringing you pain or frustration. You can read more about me and my background here.
I’m going to show you how neuronal and biological responses in your interactions keep you stuck living out an old story, conversation after conversation. But, I'll also show you how to change that by rewiring your brain to short-circuit them. Understanding these processes in yourself and others and knowing how to master them will dramatically change your day-to-day interactions with absolutely everyone.
I offer a free, no-obligation 45-minute consultation. During the consultation, we'll spend time talking about you and your goals and getting to know one another. You'll probably know by the end of our conversation if I'm the coach you're looking for, and we'll both know if we're a good fit. You don't have to decide or make any commitments during this conversation.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with me, please fill out my communication worksheet. This will help me understand your situation and your goals so we can get down to it!