What do you mean immersive?
Our experiences are designed to bring you into the moment. Sometimes that will be as simple as guiding you to be present in the project underway and other times it will mean when you walk into the "room" you will be transported to a new place or time. And sometimes you will even be creating the tools to enhance that immersion.
Can I join the collaborative?
Maybe. Do you have a skill, craft, or specialty that you want to share? Do you need help going from in person to virtual? Do you have an idea but are unsure on what to do with it? Do you want to connect with other professionals that share your values? Do you want to showcase your work? We would love to meet with you to see if this is the right place for you to shine. Don't fret if being a member doesn't sound like a fit. We have several services available for non members.
What is holistic?
It seems everyone has a different meaning for that one word. The definition of it is looking at things as a whole. Here we believe in a whole self, mind/body/spirit, approach to life. In order to be healthy and feel well in all areas of your life, we believe, that each area needs daily care and intention.
Do you sell products?
We sell services. And we support local business, non profits, and artists so the answer is, sort of. We also support the non profit organization Intentional Heart and offer their products. We collaborate with local business to highlight their services and offerings.
How is coaching different from counseling?
The primary difference between counseling and coaching is that counseling focuses on the treatment of mental illness or trauma whereas coaching focuses on increasing fulfillment or achievement for people who are considered to be functioning well. This doesn’t mean that the coaching client can’t have anxiety or sadness at times, but rather that those symptoms are manageable and do not get in the way of daily function. Counseling works with building coping skills and exploring past events to treat current dysfunctional mood or behavior patterns. While coaching tends to work from the present forward building on strengths and developing skills to meet future goals. The goal of counseling is to provide understanding and awareness to promote change whereas coaching is action oriented, that can include self-awareness, but only as a means to move toward a specific goal.
Is your holistic perspective religiously based?
No, holism is the concept that we are more than the sum of our parts. The idea that the self cannot be disconnected from the function of the mind, body and spirit. In terms of coaching that means that deciding on a goal or taking action is best done when not only considering what the mind has to say but also listening to the body’s emotional and physical reaction as well as the spirit’s opinion about what it all means. For me the spirit is that inner quality of a person that is very aware of the true self and how it connects to the larger fabric of life. It’s the part of you that observes your current experience and makes meaningful connections to where you have been and where you want to go next. It’s that gut feeling that knows what is truly best for you because it is connected to the creative energy behind your thoughts and bodily functions. For some spiritual connection comes within a religious framework but it doesn’t have to. For me it is a more quiet and personal journey.
What is the difference between coaching and consulting?
Consultants are experts hired to offer advice on fixing a problem or situation. If they are involved in the process of change the focus is usually on trouble shooting and results. In coaching we partner with the client and brainstorm on solutions together. We encourage clients to uncover their own wisdom to work with challenges. This teaches skills that can be used again with other future obstacles beyond the coaching experience. Depending on the goal coaches can offer suggestions but not without coordinating with the client. As both coaches and consultants our team offers a very unique approach to truly connecting you to your goals.
Do you have customer service?
Of course! We rock, just let us know how we can help.