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Mikey
"I have been particularly helped by the way my coach integrates empathy and strategy. I was bartending and it felt like a dead end job. I feel deeply heard and understood by her, and also supported by her capacity for creative and effective strategy and problem solving. This balance soothes the pain of what has come before and facilitates me in moving forward into the future. I also really appreciate the way that my coach shows up authentically as herself in coaching, sharing her own thoughts and experience rather than holding herself at a distance. I believe that this quality of authentic relating is at the core of effective coaching and healing work, and I have benefited greatly from a deep sense of trust in my coach as a result. I am now in a place where I am a manager and get to utilize skills and grow in my field." -M. Mcardle
Catherine
“When I found CYC, I was unemployed and looking for a meaningful job that would allow me to exercise my sociology degree. Coaching probed me with questions that helped me to think about my goals and my action steps. It helped me narrow down what positions and places to apply to. Through coaching, I was able to practice accountability. Sometimes I would get stuck and not apply, but my coach was there for so I kept moving forward. I've been on multiple interviews and each time I took it as a new experience. Each interview allowed me to get closer to my goal. The application and interview process became less scary each time and more like a conversation. Being unemployed and looking for jobs can be discouraging at times but coaching helped me! I finally have a stable job. Now I work in financial aid in education. I still have a ways to go, however, it is very fulfilling and a job that fits me.” -C. Alfaro
Alan
“With dual roles as a physician and an administrator, I found my coaching sessions with Jake Johnson invaluable in helping me find new insights into vexing problems I faced. The combination of dedicating focused time on my conundrums along with Jake’s thoughtful guidance and probing resulted in me discovering paths forward that had previously eluded me. Thank you Jake!” -Dr. A. Jung
Angie
"Coaching has helped me to see things that i couldn't see for myself bore. My coach asked me the right questions to help me think about the core issues that hinder me from moving forward. The coach was encouraging in having an action plan for the thing I'd accomplish every week. In addition, I love the powerful conversations we had, the insight and the encouragement. I am in a place in my work where I am more confident and can show up best." -A. Pak
Daniele
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“Coaching has been a great support in starting up my own business. My coach and I worked as a thought partner and together, we listed out all the major steps I needed to take and then broke them down one by one, so I could work on them. We had action items and assignments to ensure I made progressed week after week. In the short time of coaching, I increased my confidence during conversations with clients and gave me a clear path to improve my skills. I am just celebrating that I wrote 22 invoices recently! I can say with confidence my coach made a big difference in the way my business took off.” -D. Fusi
Moon
"Working with Terry was great! Each session felt like a choose-your-own-adventure book. It helped me to re-assess my current path, where I am, and then find strategies to get to where I want to be. I'm currently looking for another job and working on becoming a better adventurer in general, to quote Helen Keller, 'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.' Coaching is a choose-your-own-adventure book!" -M. Kim
Nick
"For years, I've struggled with the fear of unknown situations and didn’t want to leave my comfort zone, which was hurting my job search. Coaching encouraged me make a habit of trying new things. I’ve become more confident in my abilities, less fearful about the future, and more confident in the process. As a Christian, coaching has reminded me to trust God’s sovereignty as well as His will and plan for my life. Though it is not easy to leave my comfort zone, I know it is necessary for my growth. On a personal note, I am happy to call Phoebe my friend, too." -N. Meyer
Alina
"My coaching experience came at a time where I felt stuck in life and unable to figure out my next step. I had low self esteem and confidence. I was a post graduate with a dead end job and getting no where. What I gained from this experience was finding my voice, and doing one thing at a time towards my goals. I was able to find a new job and I've gained a clearer vision of what I want in life and how to change it for the better. " -A. Wong
Jeremy
"Before coaching, I was very lost. I had been for a very long time. But through coaching with Phoebe I was able to finally start to see through the fog that was formed over the years. I was able to gain a new perspective on things I was struggling with in my life, ie: my job and relationships. It forced me to look and listen to myself to what my own priorities were. And though I can't claim that I have all the answers now, I have the tools and courage to work toward finding them. Coaching was like I had an outside contact to guide me through a maze." - J. Chang
Elisha
Elisha is a retired vet (we thank you for your service!) and you can find her leading workshops on how to to prep those who served and are entering back into civilian life!
"Coaching has shown me how to value myself. I'm much further than when I started and I'm eager to continue to move closer to my goals. My house is more organized. I've learned what are priorities and what can wait. I understand and accept my limitations and how to work around them. Working with Phoebe has been a true joy. She has a pure heart for helping people." -E. Moody
Kate
“The coaches at C.Y.C. are so intuitive, they are able to pinpoint the areas of my career I needed to develop and then set me on a positive path to move forward. I’m so grateful for these sessions!” - K. Renwick