Hi, my name is Staci
Bravely following my heart
Eagerly sharing my experience
Awkwardly navigating my way
Mostly loving life in my 50’s
And I teach coaching skills to healing arts practitioners, coaches, consultants, and therapists so that they can make a lasting impact on their clients and grow a thriving practice.
As an ultra-distance runner, I have seen my fair share of physical therapists.
As a mom to two (now adult) children, I have seen way too many practitioners including a numerologist and a prosthetist!
As a wife (married to the same man for almost 30 years), I have seen a few marriage therapists, a relationship coach, an astrologer, and a family constellation practitioner.
And as an entrepreneur, I have worked with business coaches and high-performance coaches.
This is all to say: I have been one of those clients that got great advice that I rarely followed (and occasionally left before I got the full benefit).
And I can tell you why your clients don’t listen to your great advice, and why they won’t do the life-changing, goal-achieving things you tell them to do – because I have been on both sides.
- Your clients don’t come back after the initial consultation or follow through on the program you’ve created for them leaving you wondering what you’re not doing right.
- You are no stranger to feeling the frustration of telling your clients what they need to do to get better and then watching them not do it.
- You’ve experienced the disappointment of working with a client who just isn’t getting the breakthroughs and making the changes that you know are possible…
Then they certainly aren’t referring you to their friends and family…
And I can tell you where the communication breakdown is (and it’s not your fault).
I struggled with most of the practitioners I mentioned because I wasn’t being heard.
I was spoken to as if I didn’t know the mechanics of the body because the therapist didn’t acknowledge that I was also a bodyworker.
I was told to do this and that, without taking into consideration that I was a working mom without the time or financial resources to see a therapist weekly.
And when I signed up for 16 weeks of very expensive high-performance coaching, the coach and I came up with great plans to get my stuff done, without actually addressing the real limits that were stopping me from taking any action in the first place.
I get it … most educational models for mind/body practitioners, therapists, coaches, and others teach tools, a modality, a framework — a possible solution to a problem.
They don’t teach the most effective ways to listen so our clients feel heard and understood — to work with the person that has the problem, so we (the practitioners) can make necessary modifications that will allow our guidance to really work for our clients.
It’s an understandable blind spot: Because the modality worked for us, we are convinced that everyone will benefit. In the same way. With the same methods.
As an ICF-certified life coach (with almost 20 years experience) and a bodyworker (for 8 years and counting), I believe we make the biggest impact when we meet our clients where they are, know who they are, where they are in their life, and what they want out of working with us.
It’s not what we do, but how we do it, and even who we are while we are doing our work that creates the connection that leads to change. This is beyond the modality we work in – these are coaching skills. And these skills, in turn, are what lead to referrals, a thriving practice, and your position as the go-to coach, therapist, or practitioner in your field.
“I have learned tools and processes that equip me daily with living my life more consciously and fully realizing how wonderful I am.”
“I highly recommend Staci as a coach and feel the last few months have been really life-changing, in an entirely positive way.”
“The best experience of my life. I was able to see what I wanted and how to get there. I also realized that it’s possible to live my dream.”