Hometown: Stamford, CT
I live with: My husband Jordan, 16-month-old Bernerdoodle puppy Bodhi, and my cat Xenon.
Tell us about the work you do. How did you wind up here? My goal is to be your partner and guide as you make changes in your life and in business that will elevate you to a place where you feel true success. My more than 25 years of experience as a family therapist, entrepreneur, small business owner and Coach provides me with a unique skill set and perspective to facilitate the professional and personal changes you identify. I bring my years of clinical experience, my vast knowledge of group dynamics, and expertise in facilitating the development of effective communication to you and your business endeavors. Coaching is not therapy or a quick-fix. It is a proven leadership development process that accelerates learning, increases self-awareness, and enhances communication skills.
I am committed to, and passionate about, working with the complex issues each person brings to our Coaching work. I focus my energy and intention on creating a safe, judgement-free, accepting environment in which you may explore, be creative and feel safe experiencing, discovering and making mistakes as we walk through the process of change together. Our sessions will be individualized to your needs. They can take place in-person, via video conference or telephone.
What did you want to be when you were a little kid? How does that play into the work you do now? From the age of 10 I have always known that I wanted to be a psychotherapist.
What problems do you solve for your clients? My Coaching process involves asking thoughtful, provocative and motivating questions to facilitate my client’s creative problem solving, understanding of their values, and setting their own goals. I help my clients brainstorm and develop flexibility in their thinking as they take multiple perspectives around the problems they are trying to solve. We are solution and future focused. I serve as an accountability partner as they set their goals and take the steps need to obtain those goals.
The topics we address can range from how to obtain specific professional changes, career goals, career changes, solutions they want in their personal life, parenting, life goals.
Tell us the best part of what you do. Being invited to join people on their professional and personal journeys of evolution is an honor. For the process to be a success there needs to be a deep level of trust and openness in the relationship. It is meaningful to me to be that collaborator in peoples lives as they work on positive change for themselves.
What’s your personal motto or mantra? Become your vision
Who’s your role model? Eleanor Roosevelt
Where’s your favorite place to relax? The beach or reading a book in front of a fire.
Tell us a favorite accomplishment. Working with a partner at a Fortune 500 accounting firm and facilitating her process as she navigated her way through the firms politics to become a member of the Executive Committee.
How can clients work with you? I use phone and video conferencing, as well as in-person sessions in my Stamford, CT office or theirs (geography dependent). I can be contacted at: Phone: 203-561-8535, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: robinordancoaching.com