Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coaching?


While the coaching I provide can be therapeutic, it is not therapy. Coaching is distinct from the traditional therapy model for the simple reason that it is not designed to address psychological issues. Emotional issues may arise during our work together, however, my primary focus is to help you identify your innate strengths, their contributions and detractors, and any needs or triggers you might have. We do this in order to help you achieve your goals and to develop constructive, beneficial habits. We may reflect on your past, but our work together will instead focus on creating the life you want now and in the future. Who are my clients? University professors. Engineering leaders. Directors. Other coaches. Students. Executive teams. People wanting to make a career change. People wanting to level-up their skills. Individuals who need an objective, listening ear. Organizations that want to help their highest-performing employees do even more. All can be served by coaching.




What is Ad Meliora anyhow?


Finding an available domain name is no easy task, and I went through several options before finally landing on ad meliora. But just what does that mean anyways? In Latin, ad meliora means “to better things.” In our work together, I coach to help you get to whatever “better” means for you. That might be a better relationship with a sibling, what financial health looks like for you, re-entering the workforce after being a stay-at-home parent for several years. We will look at your values, how you’re living them, and what you are doing to ensure that you show up for yourself. We’re going for progress, not perfection, for a better tomorrow than we had today. And I promise, this is the only time I’ll ever use Latin with you.